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F-A 37 Strega by fevereon F-A 37 Strega by fevereon
k.. didn't quite know exactly where to upload this since its a 3-d sculpt of a sci-fi game :-/

Anyways, this is the F/A-37 Strega, the main craft you fly in the old Sony space shmup, Philosoma.. i fell for this ship the second i saw it way back when.. so much so, i went and brought the game six months before i got a Playstation :love:..

The project was slated for 2 weeks, but i grossly underestimated it and it wound up taking well over 1 1/2 months... think it was around 280 hours in the woodshop..

It was my first wood sculpture beyond weapons, and if it wasn't for the support of my online friends & peeps, i would've prolly scrapped the project the 4th time i fouled parts up (big special thanks to :gts: , RX, and Ghostwalker, who were there from day 1 and put up with my daily grumbling :frustrated: )

There's a work in progress page here --> [link] with a little timeline thing and a batch of WIP pics ^_^

made of Poplar & Red oak. measures appromimately 26" long

Strega ©SCEA

4-30 edit: despised the presentation, so i went & revised it :)

1-21-05 edit: fixed broken WIP link
1-30 edit: damn you link typos!!!
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This is the first time I have ever heard of Fevereon and I am totally humiliated by her. I have seen many incredible pieces on Deviant Art and artists of talent beyond belief, but nothing has prepared me for her. Her skill is in a league of it's own. I have seen nothing outside of Hollywood that can match this. What put her over even Hollywood is that it's wood. Wood! My God it is taking every aspect of self control to keep from using expletives in this and I almost never use them.
The detailing is incredible, the paintwork flawless. I can make only one suggestion and it has nothing to to with how to improve it for she is so far above me that I am lucky to be on the same site as her.
My suggestion send pictures of your work to magazines such as Modern Woodworker. I know I shall see you on the cover. I prostrate myself before you. I come to Deviant Art to learn humility and never have I been taught such a lesson.

Ben Johnson
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada
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coyotepack Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
God that is one beautiful wood sculpture.
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Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
cool
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ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Wow... I honestly thought this guy was a plastic model and was going to ask where I can get the game/model. But now I'm extremely impressed. This guy is a beauty.
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Ijusttypesomething Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
JUST JIZZED

Cant wait tell a game is made that looks like the anamated sequences of philosoma.

For that matter cant wait until humanity overcomes greed and actually build these things for real and explores the universe.

But I guess thats where you come in. Your the BUILD GUY

MAKE ME A SPACE SHIP FEVER

------------ EPIC ----------
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Ninja-Sonic-Xenogeny Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
syxk as funk
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Crafty-Jack Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful....amazing...I dream of having the skill and patience.
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joiless Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Writer
Man, I hadn't even thought of Philosoma in ages...

What a beautiful model you've constructed, though. It looks like it was one of those pleasant nightmares to put together. Looking at it I would not have guessed the components to be made of wood!
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articraft Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Great work! To some degree the design of the craft resembles of the Normandy space ship from "Mass Effect" :)
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:iconfevereon:
fevereon Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
*just looked it up*

holy crap that ship is sexxy :o
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Shatoyarn-MoonGoddes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
i wish i had the patient to do something like that.
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Inugami2007 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Artist
this sculpt is absolutely amazing. You have such talent.
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:iconcaptaincabbage:
captaincabbage Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
lol don't mind me, just flickin' through your gallery again ;P
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lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
good gawd, you're skilled.
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IceCoffin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student General Artist
Holy shit. *_*

Your woodwork is AMAZING. Your painting skills are bad-ass and wonderfully precise! I think I'm falling in love with Strega, too, you did so well....
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InfiniteExistence Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008   Writer
Gad! I'm sick that I missed you at anime weekend. I haven't thought of Philisoma in YEARS!! I was working at Babbages when this game came out and I was determined to beat it. the kickass CG helped alot. This model is too awesome.
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cytobelovx1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
I am VERY impressed with the results of your patience and diligence. This is a beautiful model that really shows the care put into it (as well as the sweat, pain, and clumps of scalp). It really shows what can be achieved when one is willing to dedicate thier focus to a project.
Bravo!
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Reaper0088 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
very nice
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:iconrindaris:
Rindaris Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, thats really sweet. I loved that game and have used the name Strega for several things since. I can't help but go back and play it now and again just cause its so fun.
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KuGinh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow. thats awsome=^_^=
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SirCula Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
wow thats incredible! I have no idea how you made that!
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Lloyd132 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
That game is HARD.

I own it.
Well, my friend does, but he lives across the street, and we share games.
I STILL HAVEN'T GOTTEN PAST THE FIRST LEVEL.

I think that's just my weakness >_>
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Lappodude Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Hard?? I never losed a life until the last level..

Nice model of the figther craft:) hehe.. vell, I see you have made it to transform to hover mode.. sweet:D
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jabberwock-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
Thats a sweet looking ship, well done!
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:iconm0rpheus:
m0rpheus Featured By Owner May 22, 2005   Digital Artist
This is very good, but did you make all this out of scratch yourself? Or did you assemble one of them models you can buy the pieces of and assemble at home yourself.

It's just so good I would think it's a toy rather than a sculpture made from scratch. (That's a compliment, by the way, lol.)

Well done! :D

ps:
Did you notice you're featured in "The X-Galleries - V", a news item on the front page?
Here: [link]
(I'm also featured there too. I'm the guy that did the little butterfly made out of wire and a shellfish. ;))
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fevereon Featured By Owner May 22, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Yeh, its a scratchbuild, tho to eb honest, if there was a toy or kit of the ship i would've bought that instead. would have saved a lot of time/hell
forgot to update the WIP link ack
[link]

yeh, found that news article the other day while trying to figure out why there was increased activity on this piece.. people don't usualy don't bother with this piece
congrats on being featured in the article :)
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work :thumbsup: Can i have the same ? :D
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:iconfevereon:
fevereon Featured By Owner May 18, 2005   Artisan Crafter
In exchange for your first born son :3

.. um.. after he gets past the potty training phase... yeah... :)
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:iconurus-28:
Urus-28 Featured By Owner May 21, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well for the moment in there's someting missing to have a son....
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TDBK Featured By Owner May 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: Great work!! :D
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jkrende Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Wood, you made this out of WOOD? Well, hats off, that's amazing.
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PaulTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2005
Holy shit, thats impressive!
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:iconenthorn:
Enthorn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
i have no words to describe it... looks just too cool. am impressed... really impressed. awsome work. i admire u...
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:iconkorbenn:
korbenn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That thing looks so fucking cool! (pardon my french)
Awsome! Just Awsome!
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dixey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2004   Traditional Artist
Mindbogglingly insane. Your sheer range of talent amazes me >_>
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:icontakouviski:
Takouviski Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
Great job!
Your truly an artist, it is very beautiful!
Congratulations for your patient in sculpiting this out!
cheers
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cganderson Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
thats cool !taight model!i love to see it fly in bluescreen like starwars 5!!;)
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smaripuu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
cool, i like it very much :+fav:
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:iconsteph-laberis:
Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner May 1, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet Jesus, that's made from wood?! I had no idea you were such the sculptress! Congrats on a fine piece of work!
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firdaus Featured By Owner May 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Heard the government is gonna bid for this prototype.... What's the starting price? LOL
But very cool, seriously.....
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goatomatic Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004   Filmographer
This is INCREDIBLE! I can't believe all of the detail you put into it, moving parts and everything. I remember seeing peices of it on your web site, but I had no idea it was going to look this great! Awesome job!
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DarkPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
My husband loves to do stuff like that. It just baffles me though. Vey nice work, thats one thing I dont think Id be able to do myself.
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fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004   Artisan Crafter
oh cool^^
he do like. model airplaes or like.. scifi modelling (ie. starwars/startrek?).. theres a great site i found a lil ways back called starshipmodeller.com that he may wanna check out.. some incredible work done in there :)

[link]
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DarkPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
LOL nm the link doesnt work... I know what to look under though due to the name you mentioned.
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:iconfevereon:
fevereon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004   Artisan Crafter
i am an idiot :nerd:

starshipmodeler.com [link]

one "l".. duh me
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DarkPenguin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
his biggest thing is cars... but hes done some of the airplanes and robots. I saw him the happiest when he made some robot ones that moved :D He wants to make an airplain that flys but he hasn't had the time to figure it out yet.

Ill keep that link for him though Im sure hell love it. It takes some seriouse skill to do stuff like that...
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, mecha... :drools:

You have scary talent! This is fantastic stuff. I never was good at 3-D art. I generally stick to pen and paper. :D
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2003  Professional General Artist
Very cool! You're very talented! I wish more people posted stuff like this! Great job!
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yuenqi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2003
That's cool! I really wish I am able to do that :(
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gts Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2003  Professional General Artist
oy was it ever a mess of grumbling lol (accompanied by my refering the main part of the ship to a phalic symbol). i think i'm still traumitized by seeing all of strega's giblits strewn all over the place. But in the end it turned out looking pretty damn nice and i even got to touch it!...and almost kill it with an aol cd.
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