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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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iiGenerosityii Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. This picture is so busy! Hard work i think, great! :)
ClandestineWubs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, I saw this on Facebook and almost instantly recognized your style. I absolutely love this.
GnomesAreStealingMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Sorry i forgot to say What a picture! I mean damn! 
GnomesAreStealingMe Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Oh i wish it wasn't so hard to see those items on her hip, All i make out is the Crown. When you drew Chrissy the first time you should have drew her with the Items.
KGyKrisztian Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
ArtofTreasure99 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooooooo goin' into my favs! Too epic!!! I absolutely love Vinyl's steampunk BASS CANNON!! Wonder what kind of music it blasts out. Anyways, AWESOME!!
Tenjen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014

Also, by Chrysali, i imagine you mean certain artifacts she's carrying on her hip there?
hooon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
:iconmlpdiscordplz::iconsaysplz:I'm Going to Need More Popcorn!
SnowyGodenheart Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No words can explain how cool this is well done it is
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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