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Manually Assisted Sea Cyborg by Keithwormwood Manually Assisted Sea Cyborg by Keithwormwood
Cetaceans have long been used by military outfits, trained for marine mine clearance, reconnaissance, and even attack roles. However their willful, individualistic personalities caused severe problems. Escapees were common, which represented an extremely expensive loss in both resources and time, for their trainers. The J8 program solved this issue with heavily genetically modified Belugas featuring post-growth expansive mechanical grafting which fitted them to be overseen by a human pilot.

Key Features:

Opened canopy exposes cockpit.

Legs mounted on underbelly allow cyborg to crawl along the seabottom and minimize water disruption for the sake of covert movement.

Manipulator arms can be controlled by pilot for precise tasks (repairs, sabotage, etc).

Feed tubes supply a space efficient, dehydrated cocktail to nourish the remaining biological elements of the cyborg.

Synthetic fin extensions can unfurl or contract depending on the need for speed or maneuverability.

Art prints available here: Sea Cyborg art print
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:icon2ndsystem:

wait what, this vehicle is on the cover of a book i have about drawing sci-fi vessels.

and it deserves to be there because this design is awesome!

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HelloKittyLena Nov 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Too awesome!!!!! The thought behind this...omg!
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:iconsidetrack1:
Looks like someone did a cruel experiment to cyberize a beluga al a Submarimon for a sci- book cover .- u .-
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:iconthunderyeti:
roaming unlost, effortlessly poetic vibe
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worldbreaker9 Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know this is an old drawing but i am curious, what did you use to color this with?
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NotXRAY0128 Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kept seeing this as a category example, always wanted to know who drew it.

Incredible work
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:iconalmaoscurecida:
I really love this design.
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:iconmochinightmare:
I think I'm in love.
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