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This is War by NastyLady This is War by NastyLady
Yeeeah, took a while, but here it is. This time steamponies do a bit more than just showing off. This is serious.
Maybe I'll think of some better description later.
For now, just enjoy.

omfg its on the first page of 24h most popular

Here comes the description.
This is definitely the biggest and the messiest thing I've ever did and successfully finished.
30 ponies, 13 airships, at least 6 different types of weapons, whole damn steampunkfied Canterlot on fire, many various explosions and this ridiculous number of changelings. I didn't even try to count them.

But I do want to share some facts about this drawing some of you may find interesting.
#1 - Bon Bon is the only pony here who hasn't already appeared as a Steampunk Pony in my gallery.
#2 - Each changeling is a bit different (I would have gone mad if I had to draw them all identical). My personal favourite is the one on the left with partially missing jaw, giant hole in his head and broken eye. He's cute.
#3 - The Crystal Empire Airship is constructed a bit differently than ordinary Equestrian Airship. And it's not only the design - the ship is one with with complex machinery that allows it to shoot powerful lightning beams.
#4 - Mane 6's airships also could use similar machinery (although powered by Twilight's magic) but the changelings destroyed it. (there are still hardly visible remains on the ship's bow)
#5 - Lyra's using her mechanical hands to fight, because one of the changelings stole her machine gun. He's visible between her and this poor guy she's stabbing in the eye.
#6 - The Wonderbolts are armed. Each of them has a small gun attached to their front leg. They also have small grenades attached to their belts, and that leads to the fact...
...#7 - Those grenades are based on actually used XIX century ones. That means they would probably explode carried that way. Ooops.
#8 - Why isn't Rarity fighting with the rest of M6? Because she's trying to fix the ship. (notice the blue glow surrounding the rope). And that requires concentration.
#9 - These two ponies helping her are my ponysona and my OC, Vector. Fighting isn't really our thing.
#10 - Vinyl indeed uses steampunkfied version of bass cannon.
#11 - Oooh, this one is my favourite. What happened to the princesses? Why Cadance and Shiny aren't using their love magic? Take a closer look on Chrysalis and you'll know.
#12 - I was lazy and instead of drawing the sky I just opened the window and took a photo of clouds. It worked.


Oh, and I made a quick update and these 20 missing pixels are on their place. So the resolution is now 1920x1080 and so, the picture can be used as a desktop wallpaper.
(to be honest, I'd have gone crazy with screen so messy and crowded, but... well.)
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THE-BEST-MAN-EVER Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
You work has paid off as this picture is breathtaking!
Aulakauss Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I.. I have no words, save this: I do believe I've finally found a worthy replacement for my derelict TARDIS wallpaper I've had for half of forever.
FredsonV Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa :O
Mrall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Found this looking for airships, stayed because of the awesomeness.
Sliversun Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
NorthWolf1488 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
А почему пони напали на бедных чейнджлингов? :( (Sad) 
redwallfvs Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Now THAT, my friend, is how you draw a battle.
InvertedCello24 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, could you draw an epic scene with my MLP OCs? I really want to make one but I don't know how to draw something like that…
InvertedCello24 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally think that you're drawing are some of the best I've ever seen! I stumbled upon them when I was looking through the MLP section, and I saw this one. I was thinking on making a fanfiction on this picture, but I want your approval first…
meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Send in the heavy guns!!!…
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