Howard Day is still tweaking textures and perfecting art for the WC Pioneer flight demo. Here's a look at some of the diverse color schemes and camo patterns that fans have suggested for the new pirate fighter to be featured in the game. It's a great example of all the creative ideas that Wing Commander fans have. The blue burst was mocked up by Magnum, and Cam designed the blood stained fighter. LOAF and Fatcat suggested the space lozenge and orange stripe paint schemes as well. Three of the designs will be included when the demo is released.
Okay - and now here's where I got with the Pirate fighter. The only major changes mesh-wise, are the slightly longer engine, and I've moved the guns inward from the pods on the wings to be nestled just under and behind the cockpit. I figure this looks much less awkward and unbalanced, and will make dodging the fire much more difficult.
NinjaLA was inspired by Powell's art from yesterday, so he got out his USB tablet and sketched another Kilrathi. He managed to put this together in just an hour or so, which is pretty impressive to me. You can check out NinjaLA's previous Kilrathi here and here, or check out his website for more general images.