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Daggers in the Night by MikeDoscher Daggers in the Night by MikeDoscher

Three anonymous torpedo vessels engaged in a strike against the former HMS Manchester, which was being sold to Japan as part of technology transfer agreement. Agents acting on behalf of Russian interests were suspected, but nothing was ever proven. The nature of the operation implied an intimate understanding of the disposition and movement of Imperial forces, which threw suspicion elsewhere. A report was later prepared for the Admiralty, but this was never made public. Not fully trusting the British, Japan subsequently sought closer ties with Brazil and later Chile. Raw materials became a better source of leverage than shipbuilding capacity, as the reverse engineering of the Construction Cylinders made the latter largely moot.

(Another color plate for Spacecraft of the First World War.)

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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Yep, cloak and dagger, reel and stagger! Even with today's technology it has not made us better as a race of people but rather it has exposed how refined our skills at deception and mystique have become.   This piece belongs in a large portrait frame!Asuka Grumpy 
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Schwarzbier Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
lovely!
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MercenaryGraphics Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
We hates the torpedo ships we doessss.
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LiezelvdL Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore your metallic ships.
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Merc-King Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Leak from the report:

Cpl. Masaru wasn't in his post at the moment. He's in the torpedo room, possible sneaking out for a cigarette or two. He accidentally hit the detonator with his knee. His last word is 

"Oops"
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful !
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TheLastHokuten Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flying submarines? Hell yes!
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
love that metal texture work you did.
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I keep trying to get better with light and the way it plays on surfaces like that. Have you ever seen Shigeo Koike's work? He's really the one who inspired me to push it further. shigeokoike.com/en
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I keep trying to get better with light and the way it plays on surfaces like that. Have you ever seen Shigeo Koike's work? He's really the one who inspired me to push it further. shigeokoike.com/en
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hunterN05 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOooo, this looks fantastic!

Nicely done dude! :D
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Very cool design; it almost looks like it could be a steampunk version of Space Battleship Yamato/Starblazers!
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha, cool ship! :)
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falcon01 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
very wicked work! :)
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MAJmufin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
As always, love the atmosphere and lighting of this series. Do you still plan on making the book?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I absolutely plan on it.
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool, will be waiting for it!
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keight Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
This book just gets more and more interesting, Mike.
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Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
So totally love it.
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AriochIV Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The third torpedo boat in the distance looks at first glance like a torpedo being fired from the ship in the foreground.
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
That's exactly what I thought so as well!
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ndgmtlcd Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Great plate. The perspective and the mix of colors all come together.
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ka1000 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Great values!
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Transportphotos Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice art. 
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C05M0NAUT Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Every new image makes me only more and more hyped for this book.
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BenWootten Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece, wicked composition and perspective. Love it!!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great stuff, love the colours too!
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