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Bushmaster New wip by Jon-Michael-May
Bushmaster New wip
Here's the latest version of the Bushmaster version. I've always envisioned the Bushmaster as something akin to the modern MRAP Combat vehicles, but still in the line of basic squad/fireteam transportation.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRAP
Perhaps some lessons learned from various APC's, and more protected than an up-armored humvee, but not something so big that you can't drive it down a single lane road and pull it into your drive way if need be.

Like everything else, it still needs some work.

ETA: 1/13/14 -- Did a little work on the Busmaster tonight. Starting to get the basic green color scheme nailed down. Also change the front end/cab again. That has been the single biggest issue for this design, getting the nose to look right. It's better now I think, but who knows I may change it again. I also increased the height of the cab driver/shotgun doors so that it doesn't look like you have to be vertically challenged to get inside.

The Bushmaster is designed to be driven while buttoned up, meaning that you don't drive it like a car, looking out the windshield/windows to see where you're going. It's more like a fighter jet/helm/hud set up. A host of sensors and camera provide the driver with a full range of vision of the vehicles surroundings, in many places where the driver wouldn't be able to otherwise see with traditional windows.
This sensor/camera-feed/HUD system can be viewed by anyone in the vehicle through the standard set of goggles/glasses that most soldiers wear, or the more advanced combat contacts that AROWS are given.

In the next pass, I'll work on the color scheme more so that it's not so greene and difficult to make out some things.
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Alliance Cruisers WIP 1 by Jon-Michael-May
Alliance Cruisers WIP 1
Alliance ships, at least their larger cruisers are vertical rather than horizontal. The larger Class I Cruiser (UN designation 'ALFA' because the alliance doesn't give their individual ships/classes names like the UN) is taller than the Essex Class is long. Also included is the Phantom Corvette, a handful of transports and a couple UCAV's. The ones in the lower left corner are to scale, the others are not.

ETA: Not sure why the Essex class thumbnail/link isn't showing up. I tried several different ways to link it, but none of them worked. It's in my gallery though, so if you want to see it, just search Essex in my gallery.
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The Alliance of Corporations by Jon-Michael-May
The Alliance of Corporations
A one sheet banner type thing denoting the seven Solar Corporations that make up the bulk of the Alliance. Their are smaller corps, but they don't get mentioned much or qualify for Solar Corp status.
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Alliance Cargo Ship WIP 1 by Jon-Michael-May
Alliance Cargo Ship WIP 1
Here's the start of a new concept for what an Alliance Cargo Cruiser would look like. This follows their design style of building vertical ships, which you'll see more of later once I get their other two front line cruisers worked out. These can also act as cargo/resource storage centers when additional cargo arms are attached to the upper and lower spindles. Beyond the configuration seen above, adding more cargo arms becomes problematic inefficient to move long distances...however when parked in orbit and only having to make minor station keeping corrections, the ship doesn't have to worry about expending enough fuel to get from Mars to where ever, so huge longer sections can be attached and left in orbit.

I suppose, I could take a page from Battlestar Galactica and have each of the larger containers carry UCAV's or drop ships. It seems almost fitting that the Alliance would consider their military assets and personnel, cargo to be transported from one point to another.
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Should I draw...or should I write. The struggle is real.

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Jon May
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I've published my first novel, Method of Life. Buy it, read it, review it: www.amazon.com/dp/B0093JL7ZQ


The Synopsis:
In The Future:
There was no great war of nations, no thundering voice from the sky unleashing a rapture of judgment on the kneeling masses, and no great extinction level event of cataclysmic proportions. The Fall of Man came incrementally over half a century, in the form of economic and social decay, spiraling civilization into collapse without so much as a whimper.

At least that's the story people believed.

Many had tried throughout human history to control the world. Dictators had conquered half the globe and free men had seen their efforts squandered by the selfish masses. Never had either side done as much to unite humanity in common cause, as Jacob Morrison. Where they had failed, he succeeded, binding humanity in a single effort to halt his reign of destruction across the world.

Together, they repaid his treason with blindfolded gunfire. And after a time, all that remained of his legacy was a son that had never known his father and the broken world left to rebuild.

The Method of Life:
Caleb Johansen has spent his life hidden away from those who might wish to see him answer for his fathers crimes against the world. In an effort to to blame anyone for their poor lot in life, the past has finally caught up with him in the town of Rosa. A resettlement camp abandoned by the government and turned self sufficient community, Rosa is an island amid the wasteland that stretches out between the privately owned Districts, where a lucky few live lives of luxury.

As his ailing guardian prepares him for the next step in his life, Caleb must entrust his future to soldiers of fortune hired to ensure his protection. Harmon McCullough is such a man, though not without a conscience and the understanding of the larger stakes in play and the risks involved for the band of brothers standing with him and friends on the wrong side of his mission.

Creasy is one such friend, and must contend with the one obstacle Harmon presents, a currency not in great supply. Dispatched from the District New Haven to take Caleb into custody by any means necessary, Harmon and Creasy will meet for the last time in Rosa, both with the realization that nothing can stand in the way of completing their missions.

Caught in the middle of their everyday lives, Alaster and Veda Nelthrope must contend with being swept into the whirlwind of danger sweeping through Rosa. With problems of their own, their lives may never be the same as the interaction with events unfolding around them force resolutions from aspects of their lives they both had been afraid to face.

One night will change their lives forever and by the time the sun rises, their worlds will never be the same.
Interests
I've been working on what I call The New Haven Chronicles, (my near future military sci-fi universe/series) for the better part of seven years.  It's time for a break.  With any luck, I'm going to be going back to school in the fall, so that seems like a good time to step away from New Haven for a bit and for a lack of a better term, recharge.  I've been so devoted to one project or another for so long, that I haven't really lived.  Everything else has been on hold or taken a back seat to art.  So for at least a little while, there will a noticeable drop starting this fall. 

I have a few things coming before then and I'll certainly check in from time to time, so it won't be completely dead here.

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