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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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