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   I was catching up on the development of current and future Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFV) Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV). They are transitioning from a separate design from the Main Battle Tank to being a variant based off of the MBT hull. This reduced the cost investment into such a design. Israel's IDF (Israeli Defense Force) came up with this concept with their Heavy Armored Personnel Carriers (HAPC) back in the 60s when they converted captured enemy T-55s into the Achzarit class HAPC followed later by Puma (based on Sh'ot) and now Namer (based on Merkava) class HAPCs. 

   Russia has designed their new IFVs on their new T-14 Armata MBT hulls with it's interesting remotely operated weapons turret design. Israel's aforementioned Namer. The US LAV and M113 AFVs are other examples. Other countries are sure to follow. we are now seeing the advent of other nations expanding or embracing modular weapons platform design doctrine into the rest of their equipment items. 

  Pretty cool stuff =^^=
  • Listening to: Perfume 5th Tour Level 3 "Ceramic Girl"
  • Reading: Ghostblade (By Wlop)
  • Watching: RWBY
  • Playing: WoWS, WoT, HotS, AW, DX, Mass Effect
  • Eating: Black cherry yogurt
  • Drinking: hot water

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I'm a fourth generation artist, military veteran (USN), and Christian who loves many forms of creativity, history, and narrative conversation. Epic stories that allow us to venture into expansive universes and explore their peoples and histories are a love of mine.

A gearhead and mecha & weapons designer that loves all things mecha. My favorite designs are shifting mecha (transforming), particularly those with a feral form. Most often you'll see my own personal designs with a lot of wings and claws.
Love to design mecha so that they are a believable machine that appear to function.

Designing traditional miniature wargames is a fun and completely engaging interest of mine too. Love MMOs, RPGs, FPSs, and miniature wargames. Currently playing World of Tanks and Warlords of Draenor. Let me know if you play any of these too.

Love to write epic story lines, poetry, listening to music (OSTs, Christian alternative, Jrock, Jpop, trance, VK, and a a lot more), painting with watercolor, mixed media like watercolor and ink (really enjoy the look), taking photos (don't own a camera atm), reading (manga, fantasy, science fiction, history, etc), watching (anime, movies, documentaries, listening to personal stories, etc), sculpting (castles out of wax are my current fascination), and learning in order to improve my creative craft.

Reading other fan fiction or independent original works are a great way to open the wardrobe door and step into another world.
I love reading or watching featurettes in order to gain a better understanding of the process, inspirations, motivations, and direction of other creatives in regards to their own works. This is why you'll see me try to put as much behind the scenes narrative into the descriptions of my posted work.

Currently working on a manga of my own with plans to eventually make it into an anime and advanced roleplaying wargame. Born in American and living in the Pacific Northwest I love my country but have always desired to live in Japan as a manga artist. Working toward this goal at the moment.
Currently I don't have any sites set up for the epic I'm writing but I'll get illos (illustrations) and writings posted up here soon. Still figuring out exactly what I need as far as sites and media go.

If your interested I keep an artist blog. It is primarily an introspective look into the different aspects of being a creative. My aim with this is to encourage and inspire other creatives, no matter their art (music, poetry, sculpting, photography, manga, etc) to spread their wings, take flight, and no matter the challenges or time required, to always forge ahead into our dreams. We all know how hard it can be sometimes.

1: Current Residence: Portland metro area, Oregon
2: Favourite genre of music: VK, Jrock, Jpop, Trance, Cinematic EDM, OSTs, rock, classical,
3: Favorite Bands and Artists: Band-Maid, World Order, Perfume, Miyavi, Ikusa, D=OUT, Alice 9, An Cafe, Exist Trace, SNSD, F(x), Amber, CLC, Versaille (VK rock), Skillet, Capital Kings, Family Force 5, Neil Morse, Dream Theater, and more =^^=
4: Favourite style of art: Manga, watercolor, digital, models,
5: Operating System: Win 7
6: Wallpaper of choice: Macross Frontier, Overwatch
7: Favorite anime characters: Deunan, Priss, Kirito & Asuna, Vash, Optimus Prime, Akahito & Mirai, Yamato & Mei,
8: Favorite Anime & Manga series: Space Battleship Yamato, Macross, Appleseed,Bubblegum Crisis, Patlabor, MS 8th Team, Key The Medal Idol, Lane, Cowboy Bebop, Sword Art Online, Say I Love You, Beyond The Boundary, RWBY, Girls Und Panzer, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Argevollen, Arpeggio Blue Steel, Love Live! School Idol Project, Karen Senki, and a TON more =^^=
9: Favorite Authors: JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Michael Stockpole, Tom Clancy,
10: Favorite Creatives: My Grandfather, Dad, Mom, Sister, Brother, all my Friends, Alex Ross, Alan Lee, John Howe, John Lasseter, Michael Turner, Miyazaki Hayao, Masamune Shirow, Matsumoto Leiji, Shoji Kawamori, Nakamura Yusuke,
11: Favorite Movies: Tora Tora Tora, Kelly's Heroes, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Flags Of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, American Sniper, Lone Survivor, Fury, Red Tails, Memphis Belle, Grave of the Fireflies, The Wind Rises, Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell, Akira, Star Wars, Star Trek, Space Battleship Yamato, Fifth Element, Godzilla (except 98), Pacific Rim, Matrix, Terminator, Transformers, Underworld, Alien, Aliens, Back To The Future, Tombstone, Appaloosa, Unforgiven, The Last Samurai, 47 Ronin, 7 Samurai, Yojimbo, Ran, Fist Full Of Dollars, Pale Rider, Gettysburg, Batman (Dark Knight), Avengers, Ironman, Guardians Of The Galaxy, John Wick, Collateral, Dirty Harry, While You Were Sleeping, Lake House, The Notebook, Sleepless In Seattle, Bella, Snow White, anything Disney and Pixar.

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Guilhem-Bedos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers for the faving  =}
FeralLion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAhhhhh thx! 

The same for you too! =^^=
Eightshot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, really appreciate it :)
FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet! Love your work =^^=
ShadowLinkster Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the +favYou're Weird 
FeralLion Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet! I really enjoy your work. Look forward to your future projects =^^=
amipal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
FeralLion Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet. Love the military and travel pics you post =^^=
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