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Britannia rule the space by Kaiser-Conti Britannia rule the space by Kaiser-Conti
A new wicked idea which emerged from conversation with ... ;p Namely a victorian colonisation of Mars which is an effect of an enormous technological development of the world during the second half of the XIX century...Te main powers of our world : the British Empire, France, Germany, Russian Empire and the U.S begun sending expeditions on other planets of the Solar system...in 1879 British project "Ares" begun and a 10 thousand large expedition of soldiers, scientists and naturalists boarded on modernised Royal Navy battleships and cruisers (now the Space Expedition Fleet) flew to Mars...and they found life forms such as those you can find on the drawing...

on it you can see te british soldiers and their equipment after "Ares" project circa 1883, an infantryman of the 24 second Warwickshire Regiment and a private of the 21st Lancers mounted on a creature nicknamed "Spencer"..between them you can see a Marsian native....

Soldiers are equipped with Martini- Henry rifle with an oxygen tank necessary to ignition of the bullet inside the rifle...as you probably noiticed the British wear some kind of a gas mask...precisely a chlorophile mask converting the carbon dioxide (the main gas existing in Mars atmosphere) into pure oxygen...the rucksack apart from being a part of the gas mask system is equipped with a personal radio system used to communicate (a cable from the rucksack to the gas mask connects the microphone in the mask with the rest of the mechanism)...as you can see soldiers are dressed in a traditional red jackets,standard infantry and cavalry equipment of the period and colonial pith helmet..under the uniform they have a rubber spacesuit protecting them form the deadly UV rays which are stronger than on Earth, gloves and heavy boots...

crazy isn't it ;) ?

this wicked project totally absorbed me and maybe soon you'll see a comic page or a battleship of the roal navy...it depends on the copyrights of battleships which I find better than mine which you can see in Scraps ... :D
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CrossoverManiac Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Bullets don't need oxygen to unite. Gunpowder is a solid-fuel with the oxidizer mixed in.
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CrossoverManiac Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I meant "**Gunpowder** doesn't need oxygen to **ignite**"

I hate that deviantart doesn't have edit buttons for comments.
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dalea1 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I want this to be real so much it hurts.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
hrmmm, it's been a while since I invented the whole universum...and now I'm starting to think it wasn't that good as it seemed in the beginning...both plot and art wise:P
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AStrangeJourney Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I found it (and still does) very fun and interesting! Maybe it's nostalgia on my part but it's still very creative! :)
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I suppose the next step is to train Martian sepoys
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charism Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL...I can see the headlines now.

"The Anglican Church of Mars To Schism Over First Alien Priest."
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themorgoth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
hahaha nice concept man!
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Hellawulf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I'm keen to see what the Royal Navy looks like, in particular the spacesuits (which I'd wager a guess, look rather like diving suits)?
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
[link] more or less like that :D(it's a piece made by my partner in this project :D ) he should only have distinctions of the Royal Navy :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
btw, have you heard of 'scarlet traces' ? its a graphic novel based after 'the war of the worlds'. Britain had taken the alien technology and taken over the world, later they invade mars :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
no I've never heard of it.. someone mentioned "Space 1889" as something similar...got to check both of them ;)
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
omfg! i am going to get my 1881 kit on and make this image a reality! well maybe not a space suit but near as dammit! lol
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
haha I've never thought that anybody will get inpired by my works :D
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
[link] - sorry the quality is so bad :S
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Caboose86 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
This is hilarious! You rock, dude! Why don´t you make a fierce ground-battle between the British and the German colonial armies? It would really be interesting to see how you converted an old school siege of a colonial fort to your martian environment. British space modified artillery!:D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
thanks mate ! :D currently I don't have much time since I'm prepaing for my A levels...but after them I'll be working on that concept that's for sure ;)
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Caboose86 Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
That´s good news! Good luck with the A levels!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
what can I say ...thank you! (there's a weird superstiton in Poland saying that student's can't thank for people support in this case- they say that this brings you bad luck...but that is stupid and I'm not superstitious so I can say thank you :D )
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Caboose86 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
That´s one weird superstition. Fun to know :)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Poland is a one wierd country ;)
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TheGuardingDark Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
This is totally awesome! I mean, it's like Space 1889, but with style! I've seen your pieces on the Russian and German forces, and I really like how you made the transition from uniform to uniform/protective suit with minimal change.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
thanks mate ! could you tell me more about that series? I've never heard of it and it seems interesting...and yes I wanted to convert as few as possible :) the Spirit of the Victorian age is extremely important for me here ;)
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TheGuardingDark Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
I know very little of it, but the premise was that Victorian Europe found a way to colonize mars, though I don't think it was half as well though out as what you have here. It was a board game, and later a computer version was made (on those cardboard floppy disks, no less)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
I see...gotta search something about it :D thanks chum!
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Bouben Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
hell yeah:D great surface and...one question...you love torturing...right? :D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
call me marquis de Sade :D
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Bouben Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
ok mmmmm Mr...Sade! whats your hobbies?...:D
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
lets see..tortures? gallows? public executions? :D yes I think so :D
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Student General Artist
Świetne, świetne, to jest dopiero hardkorowy steampunk :P Ale kurczę zarąbiste, żołierze świetnie wyglądają. Ufok też może być, ale wierzchowiec jakiś dziwny, spróbuj zrobić coś bardziej "normalnego", jeżeli ten wyraz w ogóle tu pasuje :P
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Spencer? :D ...to jest po prostu przerobiony kuń w pozycji stojącej widok od tylu/boku...tylko troche gadzi wygląd :D oficerowie jako esteci bedą mieli konie w maskach p-gaz i kombinezonie anty UV :P ...jeszcze ruskie i niemce musze zrobić :P..francuzów mi sie nie chce :P
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EasyCompany101st Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
why is that mounted limey stuck with a stupid lance? at least give him a martini-henry carbine or a service pistol :P
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
even at the battle of Omdurman against the Mahdi forces in Sudan in 1898 British 21st Lancers were armed with lances... their charge is often described as the last british cavalry charge in the "old style"...and they are LANCERS not an ordinary chasseurs or something so why shouldn't they be armed with a lance? :P
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xeoram Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Fantastic! Tally Ho!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
I'm working on something connected with that phrase :D
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xeoram Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Great, looking forward to it.
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MarkDobson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Yay! Rule Britannia! We kick martian ass :)
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
martians suck I agree ;p ...
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Some1tookmyname Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Lol, mate what have you been smoking? :D No matter, that alien-horse-errr..what?-thing looks great! Like some crazy critter straight from a Star Wars movie :lol: And that poor marsian.. breaks my heart.
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
I was completely sober drawing this I swear! :D
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty wacky idea but I like it ;P
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
thanks chum :D
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