The Fighting Machine

The Fighting Machine

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The Fighting Machine

Title: The Fighting Machine
Pixel Artist: Xamllew  (Level 3 Chief :: 3338 points)
Posted: 4/7/2011 22:03
Palette: 14 colors
Statistics:  31 comments    43 faves    0 avatars

A Tripod from War of the Worlds, shortly after rising out of the ground after its million-year slumber, ready to exterminate the human race.

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jok (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 6/9/2014 08:14

great indeed

hnt6581 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/4/2012 01:17

Great! Just great!

weezllane (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/3/2011 22:29

The lighting effects work really well here.


elliel007 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/27/2011 11:14

 wow! very nice!

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/13/2011 11:23

Watch the 2005 Steven Spielberg remake. The movie is different from the book.

surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/13/2011 01:35

Correction: the tripods in War of the Worlds came out of cylinders shot from mars.

That aside, very nice pixel work.

Schoq (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/12/2011 04:13

One of the worst book-to-movie adaptations in recent years, and that's saying something : x
This piece is pretty cool though.

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 4/11/2011 03:24

Awesome improvement in your level, I really want to see your next piece.

ThomasJH (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/11/2011 03:10

i love it, its awesome.. reminds me of that alien monster from War of the Worlds film

Rated 5 and Faved

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/10/2011 18:39

Oops, thank you.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 4/10/2011 18:22

The preview file is missing. Please re-upload.

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/10/2011 16:10

Thanks, I'll take those edits into consideration.

Manjaman (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 4/10/2011 15:33

Nice job. You could work more on your colors though, to get something more contrasted.

Here's a quick edit based on on the step you posted on the forum (which was definitly better imo) :


Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 4/9/2011 09:37

suddenly i feel the need of watching the movie again. you know, for the sake of

darkmonolith97 (Level 1 Private) @ 4/9/2011 09:04



Delicious (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/9/2011 08:46

Really well done. I love how the civilians have their cellphones out taking pictures of the thing. :P

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/8/2011 15:57

I looked at a few models of the tripod itself to get an idea of the tripod's anatomy, but otherwise no.

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/8/2011 14:17

Any reference used?                     

elend (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 4/8/2011 13:42

I love it's simplicity in techinque and content. Very nice. The cell phone photographers are a funny touch, too. :D

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/8/2011 11:16

This is based off the recent movie. The actual aliens ride down into the ground via a capsule, there they activate the pre-buried tripods.

Adarias (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 4/8/2011 10:41

tiny, non-art point : the tripods in the book are aliens and activate soon after striking the earth, no million years of being buried?

Xamllew (Level 3 Chief) @ 4/8/2011 08:48

Thank you! Yeah, haha, that's a bit of a plot hole I think. Never noticed.

Excalibur (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 4/8/2011 08:34

This one is sweet! I'll probably vote for you hehe.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 4/8/2011 06:46

Awesome piece indeed.

I never understood that part with the cameras still being on in the movie. Everything else in that part was shut down electrically (watches, cars, etc). Weird.

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 4/8/2011 04:28

Looks fenominal, so takes me back to the movie. Great job...

Mrmo Tarius (Level 10 Master Sniper) @ 4/8/2011 02:25

 This gets my vote, too. And not just because I dig tripods in general :)

Morgengrauen (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/8/2011 02:18

looks soooo good :-D

Satsume (Level 10 Capo) @ 4/8/2011 00:52

Nice Scene! 

Perihelion (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 4/8/2011 00:41

This is really cool. I love the mood and the tripod, and yeah, the people with the cell phones is a great touch. Not sure the noise on the building on the right really works, though, and the people are banded in some places, but nice job otherwise!

wenruto (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 4/8/2011 00:32

 Great scene you Got My vote :D 

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 4/7/2011 22:11

love the people with their cell phone cameras out.

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