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Warphawks - Blightraven drone by TD-Vice Warphawks - Blightraven drone by TD-Vice
Blightravens are the Warphawk's answer to the horrors of Imperial servitoring, and a testimony of their Heretech's greatest offense against the will of the Emperor.

Constrained even by the titanic productive capabilities of their Forgebarge, "Ruch", the renegade guard's Mechanicus, in order to save human lives and yet still produce working robotics, have ventured into the the most restricted area of Imperial knowledge. Dipping into the pool of chaotic energies, these sages have ripped from the Warp the knowledge on how to produce AI's - true artifical intellgence, just slightly infested by the daemon.

Blightraves, unlike any other complex calculating Imperial tech, lack organic components. They are truely mechanical, but there is more than electricity that powers the data-cores of their processors - a hunger to observe, hunt and kill. Blightravens are immune to human error, extreme conditions and other problems that plague Imperial units, making them cold and effective machines, that are intelligent enough to skew orders in favor of an opportunity.

Using scraps from Tau drone-producing factories, the Warphawks managed to start mass production of these light, agile recoinssance/assault unites, and their battle tests were stellar. The Mechanicus warn the traitor generals that the technology is yet to be scaled further onto larger jets or tanks. While devastating, a drone is a drone. And these machines have a will of their own.
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:iconjunk-angel:
Junk-angel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I've got  to say, it makes me think more of what our current technology would look like under chaos influence and that in itself is quite cool
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PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Now that is stuff for those Pentagon-deskjockeys to fap on..
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, spot on.
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algoul Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Всегда удивлял дефицит внятной массовой робототехники у империума.Запрет на ИИ тут не причем - думаю тут дело в паршивых технических знаниях создателей сороковничка.И кстати - Forgebarge.По моему это внезапно свежая идея - такие были если не ошибаюсь только у скватов-покойничков и у демиургов.Конкретно по поводу этого дрона лишь смущает факт наличия собственных идеек об организации боя - больно умен сучечка,прозреваю такой будет склонен к самоплясу без нужды.
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Does the eyes move fast? I like how this gives them a wide angle of vision so the loyalists canīt escape missile-induced incineration.
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pyro-social Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I love this series, it's fantastic. looking forward for to tank designs.
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Inexstinctus Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
HAL-9000?!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Quality work as usual . 
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not exactly, but thanks)
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Oh come on , its good stuff . I am the one that should thank you . I am gland you are continuing the warplanes series . 
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Valgaror Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
...Man, I've got to admit th first thing I thought of was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsy_%2…

Looks awesome regardless.
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M0tt0M0 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
I love those eyeballs :D
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too)
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namezong Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Well drawn.
Reminds me of stormravens, in having no space for fuel or ammo.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head is the fuel tank heh. Plus there are splinter-rifle-like funs mounted on the fuselage.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious drone technology!!:D
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yess) some Tau improvs
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nod:
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MuhFascism Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Good for turning Tallarn dunecoon loyalists into fine paste.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's the whole idea)
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KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist
dat " eye " :3
с таким арсеналом,кхорниты быстренько народу приманят :D 
как всегда - близко к правде,а потому особенно шикарно. И все эти хаоситские детали вписаны так что сидят как влитые.
он прекрасен -_-
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DeantheFoul Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bloody fucking brilliant lad
Marvelous piece of art
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man)
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Lydywyn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant
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SuperArrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This takes "UAV online" to a whole new dark level.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love UAVs... dont understand the hate for em.
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SuperArrow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UAVs are an excellent strategy for keeping pilots (and other military personnel) out of harms way, but everyone has the notion that Skynet is going to happen because some drones are autonomous (Like the Global Hawk, but that one is unarmed).
My guess is that it's the hysteria that the government is spying on the people (When hasn't it done that), and that the machines can kill on their own. Which is obviously not true due to the fact that we haven't developed complicated thinking/Self aware AIs (And we won't for a while.)

Plus the development of them have helped in various other fields than just the military.

UAVs are awesome though, especially the X-47B, I mean landing by itself on the carrier? Pretty frickin' sweet.
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Clayman8 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
there's a bit of an A10 look in it but thanks to the rockets its clearly a small scale jet. Its the little things to work so well i think in your work.
it is however missing some sort of long-use weapon,maybe a pair of simple chin mounted bolters or a side-mounted autocannon,both to tie it up in the 40k world but also for a slight weapon diversity on the field (strafe runs or hunting Sentinels or light open-top vehicles).
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Because fuck you and everything around you!"
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Sors-the-luck-bot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second, I thought the missile on the inner right was located at the "crotch" of the drone.

Dick missiles; literal euphemisms
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Reyjavik Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Looks awesome! Every time you make a concept art i just get more impressed.
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JOVictory Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
this is awesome, a very innovative, dynamic design. i love how it look so agile!
gotta give you a little critique for the perspective here... wings do not match! 
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Inkary Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Enjoy+
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
See I think this is a lot more practical amongst traitor IG than the continuous hammy sorcerer summoning of daemonic machinery.  It actually shows unmanned yet manned application that would also make better for striking instead of the OMGCHAOSBUTTSEKS approach of daemonic taint.
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richtofen98 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Welcome back man,and nice ass concept you made here,keep up with the good job
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