This one is for the rangers who risk their lives protecting the wildlife of Africa.
I based my first design around the White Rhino, so heres a variant based on the critically endangered Black Rhino. (various sources state they're extinct in the wild. I'm honestly not sure what the sit. rep. is but it's not good either way.)
The natural world is full of wonderful treasures that need to be protected. Let's do our best and preserve our planet for the future.
Surprisingly, you never see rhinos used as weapons in science fiction.
When it comes to African or Dessert animals I think Elephants are used a lot even in real life. I played a game called "Age of Mythology" where I piledrived two enemy bases in a multiplayer game with elephants.
The sheer terror of hearing a very loud knock on the front door and then seeing elephants break into the base. Glorious!!
Yeah, from what I understand, the Black Rhino was classified as extinct in the wild in late summer last year. A serious shame, and yet nobody I spoke to about it seemed to care for very long. Still, this is a beautiful piece of art, and I've been following your work for a good few months now. It never ceases to amaze me that you've managed to combine flowing natural designs of the animals with the bulky and advanced, yet still believable technology. And the care and time you've put into the backstories is inspiring too.
I look forward to seeing your later works, and I hope they all sell well to help raise money for the IAPF!
You need to publish your work as a book. You produce so much high quality work that it is a shame that I can not have it in one easy to view place.
I am sure it would sell well and and help the IAPF further