Lord Nelson's Mega Cannon

Lord Nelson's Mega Cannon

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Lord Nelson's Mega Cannon

Title: Lord Nelson's Mega Cannon
Pixel Artist: GingerStu  (Level 1 Private :: 731 points)
Posted: 7/1/2007 16:29
Frames: 60
Palette: 26 colors
Statistics:  30 comments    25 faves    0 avatars

When work was started on Nelson's Column in 1840, Queen Victoria ordered that an elaborate and massive cannon be secretly constructed inside the mock marble facade. Should Britain ever be in dire need, the state-of-the-art steam powered mechanism can open the column and fire the explosive tipped statue of Lord Nelson a distance of 100 miles.

Apparently. Thats what I heard at least.

Sorry this is so big. With 29 frames of animation, I think I got a little carried away.  

For this weeks TRANS-monu-FORMER challenge.

[Edit: Added more frames to smooth out the pigeons flight and also added a reset animation so that the column closes up and the birds return. Plus a few extra little touches.]

Weekly Challenge: TRANS-monu-FORMERWeekly Challenge: TRANS-monu-FORMER


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Otto (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 11/12/2013 08:50

Wow, I love this

vmarach21 (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 11/17/2012 15:33

 Great animation really amazing.

Roxerg (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 2/19/2011 10:22

 extremly good. 

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/29/2009 12:23

Pure excellency my dear. <3

vampireslug (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/20/2009 11:57

Top notch work, VERY impressive.  I especially like the detail of the birds flying away, it's little things like that that really make a piece complete.  Bravo.

macula (Level 6 Hitman) @ 11/6/2007 15:43
That is so cool.

craigles_99 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/27/2007 15:55
sweet building

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/9/2007 06:56
Of course you won, again, awesome job!

iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 7/9/2007 05:09
A worthy winner. Well done, man

Napalmsquid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/9/2007 00:11
You’re the best!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down...

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/8/2007 11:46
the update of the animation makes it just another bit nicer, very very cool!

GingerStu (Level 1 Private) @ 7/6/2007 05:13
NapalmSquid: Thanks! Yeah i agree, after fixing the exit  flight on the pigeons I made the same mistake of having them fly back in too quickly and all at the same time. I think I need to randomise their movement more, slow them down and try to stagger them too. Funny how those damned birds have been the most difficult part to get right!

Napalmsquid (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/6/2007 04:57
Superb stuff!! I think you're work is by far the best on this competition.
However, the return of the pigeons is not very natural.

PippySaid (Level 1 Depressed) @ 7/4/2007 10:00
This one right here is deffinately my favourite, Good luck :)

crab2selout.png (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/2/2007 18:42
best of the bunch. Great job, man.

GingerStu (Level 1 Private) @ 7/2/2007 11:29

Thank you everyone! I've been completely bowled over by the response to this, very gratifying since I spent virtually all my waking hours this weekend working on it (And no lie-ins!).

CircleOfTheDarkOnes & AdamAtomic: I totally agree that the animation is too fast at some points, some extra frames, especially on the pigeons and elsewhere (the Lion's flashing eyes should be the speed shown in the preview image) would have helped smooth out some of the jitters, but I kinda ran out of time and steam towards the end.

I wanted to do the reverse transformation at the end too - the column reforming, the statue reloading and the pigeons returning. Perhaps I'll come back and add those some other time (Is that allowed with Weekly Challenge pieces?).

HawkEvil: Yeah, the background in preview was an after thought. Perhaps I'll try adding it if I have the chance to revise this piece. 


agur (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/2/2007 07:58
truely amazing.

Varock Shade (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/2/2007 03:22
no-one beats this entry this week in my opinion it should make it into the weekly showcase top 3, and maybe even top 10 of the month (only the thing is that will probably not happen )

dich (Level 4 Murderer) @ 7/2/2007 00:48
Hilarious idea and good animation! I think, statue will fall on this place and will destroy this construction. Though, possible this is ballistic missile. %)

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 7/2/2007 00:38
Great work! Looks like a really difficult job and you pulled it off really well!

AdamAtomic (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2007 23:47
haha this is hilarious and awesome.  A few more frames here and there couldn't hurt, but great job anyways!

Zhou9 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2007 19:39
This is pretty cool, but it doesn't transform completely or as much as it could have. Nice work anyway.

Reflects (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/1/2007 19:24

ah damm i lose.


MashPotato (Level 7 Underboss) @ 7/1/2007 18:43
Simply spiffy, and the little clockwork gears and birds flying gives it that extra little touch

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/1/2007 18:32
The description seals the deal. Start thinking of what challenge you'll submit once you win ;)

Fluffy (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/1/2007 17:40
I like this alot. It even has a great story behind it. Good Job. 5/5 and this is definetly the winner as I see it.

Hawkevil (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/1/2007 17:36
Deffinetaly the winner in my eyes. I just wish it had the background you have in your preview pic.

CircleOfTheDarkOnes (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 7/1/2007 17:09
I think the birds are too fast, besides that it's perfect.

Tomas (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/1/2007 16:39
Winner! Love it.

soda (Level 10 President) @ 7/1/2007 16:38
You win.        

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