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Defiler Dreadnought Air Raid by Lionel23 Defiler Dreadnought Air Raid by Lionel23
Another fine drawing I just received from :iconbinoched: ~Binoched, and is a pretty good cover concept for the second 'book' I plan to write.

Summary of the scene: the Imperial Central Authority are trying to secret out an ancient dreadnought (this ship is an ancient ship used in the war between heaven and hell, for the hell faction known as a Defiler ship) uncovered in the remote regions of the Free Frontier Territories (imagine a Wild Wild West area). The ancient ship has been refitted with numerous modern weapons in order to defend her in case she is attacked (as no one knows how to use her age-old weapons). The Republic of Arcadia finds out about this and plans an operation, and in a series of events (part of the plot) eventually gets the Marshalls and the Regulators (both vying Western factions in the area) to work together to bring down the juggernaught. The united allied airgroup is trying to inflict as much damage as possible before the ship escapes the canyon and has to be confronted by a small allied capital ship fleet that has been sent to stop her from escaping.

Important Fighters in the Scene:
Allied Republic fighters: Lionel's 'Black Lion' D4U Corsair is seen leading his squadron after an attack run on the dreadnought, followed closely by Alexia's own F4U Corsair 'Lady'. Lionel's heavy wingman, Linde Alton, can be seen flying the F7F Tigercat (the blue twin-engined plane with red trims) known called 'Black Widow' near Alexia's own plane. Lastly, an A-26 Invader attack bomber (and the squadron's intel/recon plane) is seen flying in the top right providing recon support to all the allied planes assisting in the attack.

Primary Allied fighters are P-39 Airacobras (Free Frontier), as flown by various Marshalls (in brown) and Regulators (in green). The fight is not shaping up too well for the allies, as evidenced by the many damaged or destroyed planes in the scene.
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
I think a see a way to bring that sucka down. Fire rockets into the engine exhaust!
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ArmyForTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving this pic man. All the art work is fantastic 

question, is this book published yet and if so where can I find it?
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Love to see some towns and cities from the Free Frontier!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Yeah I really do need another artist, I lost my environmental artist sadly and haven't found a replacement yet =/
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Which type of plane would you fly inyour world?
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
My favorite: the F4U Corsair!  Got to love those gull-wings!
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
For me, P-47D or P-40 Warhawk (complete with shacks face). Don't know what Warhawk variant it is but its the one with two .50s firin through the propeller and four .30s, 2 in each wing. The Warhawks armor can shrug off alot of fire!
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ArmyForTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it would be the tomahawk variant got to love that thing. As for me I'd probably fly a martlet (Royal Navy version of the f4f wildcat) got to love those six .50 cals and the amount of damage she can take.
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Tomahawk was actually the commonwealth name for the P-40.
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:iconarmyfortomorrow:
ArmyForTomorrow Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Might be when I was in the ATC we focused more on jets not WW2 planes I'd have to look at Wikipedia it might just be called the warhawk 
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ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
cool picture though and the corsairs are the coolest plane of wwII.
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I'll put a Thunderbolt against a Corsair anyday!
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:iconckosacranoid:
ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
butt in my mind the corsair just looks cool. but if you reallywant good planes, then there is the mustang...
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Yeah but EVERYBODY likes the Mustang. Plus being Canadian I see the Mustang as the pretender to the throne for "king of the fighterplanes". The Spitfire is the true king!
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PofWhalesFEA61 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's the corsair, which is the most produced piston engine fighter ever. Before you say the Spitfire still is the Corsair is the only piston fighter to shoot a MiG-15 down and was used in the football war. In the football war the P-51 mustang went against the corsair, tow were lost for no corsairs lost. 
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ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Of coarse, the weirdest plane I think is the b 26.....I think g model with 8 .50s front with a 105 tank gun front, and 2 .50s pairded in turrets top and bottom with twing engine bomber. I know that plan I think served up till nam if I think back. Then again there are lots of cool planes that where top dog at one point during the war till something came along to counter it.
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IceToaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome Picture!!
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STXSabre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Nice F7F, I haven't seen many pieces with one in it :D
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thanks!  The F7F is really an amazing plane, and if my story is ever made into a game or movie, we'd definitely see more of it!
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akiba165 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Truely awesome ! I can't wait to read your novel !!!!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thanks!
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
What can you tell me about the Free Frontier?
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Hmmm, there's a lot to tell, if you want to know more, drop me a note!
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I am very fascinated by this world!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thank you!  That was the number 1 thing I was aiming for, to inspire others to dig into stuff outside with their own countries or other parts of the world.  Make their own adventures!
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Are you also writing books or an RPG to compliment this work, or is this just a series of paintings describing your alternate world here?

Either way I really like it :)
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I actually am writing the book, Real Life and Work get in the way though XD  But this is stuff to motivate me and help me visualize my world and the different elements to it (and make it easier to describe into words).
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SigmaRadec001 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Can I know what's the title of this book your writing? This peaked my interest heavily.
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Cool.  Good luck.
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Give P-47 Tunderbolts to the Free Frontier.

"Better heroics through superior firepower"
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Going to my cat/feline race, that drawing is currently in the works but the artist is really backlogged =/
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Secondwave:"Thunderbolts on station awaiting orders!"

"Better heroics through superior firepower"
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
There is a Thunderbolt drawing in the works...!
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Heh heh heh, lets see how that  ship fares against "Jugs" firing rockets, dropping bombs AND strafing with heavy machine guns! Let the carnage begin!!
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galloway6204 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Dude, These are abseloutely amazing
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FazSpaz2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student
Very nice. I love how you laid out the composition so that the viewer can look around in circles and circles!

And the scenery is fantastic!
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tomcio199214 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
the planes looks like IIWW fighters for example the blue planes are similar to F4 Wildacat or how it was called
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wolfofficer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
maybe they should of called in that worlds counterparts of the USSR. for a mass sturmovik Strike. if all else fails Break out the T34 legions.
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:iconbjf101:
bjf101 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
oh, that's epic!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Heh thanks!
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bjf101 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
^^
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