OH shit, Trixie's got an FG-42! No, TWO FG-42s! She wasn't kidding about wanting revenge! Everybody RUN!!!
So, I did a ponies-with-guns picture. Originally I was going to draw Rarity, because those machine guns are classy as fuck, but Trixie was such a good little tyrant in the last episode that I decided to draw her with the guns instead.
A little info about the gun: That's a battle rifle developed by Germany during WWII. Basically, Germany's paratroopers didn't have good guns, because it's hard to jump out of a plane with a heavy machine gun strapped to your back. Originally, Germany dropped the troops and then dropped supplies for them to pick up, but this meant their soldiers had to run around the battlefield trying to find their equipment, all while being shot at.
To fix the problem, the German military developed the FG-42, a light machine gun that paratroopers could carry with them when they jumped out of the plane. Link to Wikipedia article: [link]
I like it because it's all steampunk-y. DAT SCOPE.
Oh yeah, and the amulet looks totally like the German eagle. [link]
Anyway, it seems like kind of a dangerous world where any two-bit dictator can just buy a magical amulet and take over an entire village, don't you think? How the hell has Celestia stayed in power for so long?
Oh yeah, about the actual art. I was originally intending to make this a quick doodle with cell shading, but it turned into one big experiment with saturation. ~4.5 hours.
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