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Can't Beat The Fleet by Kingoji Can't Beat The Fleet by Kingoji
Acryllics and watercolours, from my sketchbook. Pretty old by now.

A tribute to the early 80's Japanese show X-Bomber, known as Star Fleet in the west. It was a puppet show along the lines of Gerry Anderson's work only it was created by Go Nagai (of Devilman fame), so inevitably, by the time the series had finished, only about a quarter of the cast lived.

Brian May loved it, and so should you!
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Go Nagai would be impressed (hopefully)

Star Fleet/X-Bomber was a great show. I wish it aired here in America :(
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prince-allion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
the Big-dai-x is very marvellous !!!! Bravo !!!
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Thanks! :D
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chinofernandez Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great one! I really loved this show when it came out, especially the robot Dai-X!
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SCDifference Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply perfect.
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Thanks!
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GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saw the clips of the "movie" version on You Tube. I gotta say, it's actually pretty good! I'm used to Godzilla-level SPFX and the voice dubs are on par with the best anime dubs! The story's basic but smart and fun space opera!
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Yeah, it's a real unsung gem. :)
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Bladez636 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just took a look at the series and being an avid fan of Gerry Anderson's techniques, I loved it! It reminds me of Gerry's "Terrahawks" series, which dosen't surprise me as they were both made in 1983 or around that time....
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I think that Star Fleet was actually the inspiration for Gerry Anderson to try the rod method of puppetry...
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