Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
June 11, 2011
Image Size
125 KB
Resolution
830×1000
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
10,219 (2 today)
Favourites
307 (who?)
Comments
85
×
TF2 Medieval - Engineer by Folji TF2 Medieval - Engineer by Folji
See more Medieval TF2!

"I warned thee; do not touch that!"
- The Medieval Engineer


Well, this sure wound up taking a little bit longer than I had planned, but hey. I got it done. Little bit of an awkward job, turning the Engineer medieval, as a lot of my equipment options would either be too far away from the character or too far away from the time period. What I ended up with doesn't feel too bad, though I may have blundered just a little bit with that creepy ol' grin.



The hat is a classic kettle hat. I'm kinda glad I was able to squeeze one of those into the series, as they've got to be one of the most common pieces of military headgear in all of medieval Europe. It was the closest alternative to a hard hat, so... go figure.

The primary is a matchlock pistol; at least that's what it's supposed to look like. I more or less literally dug my way through a brief history of firearms, and managed to get as far back as the 15th and 16th century, with matchlock and flintlock weapons respectively. The Engineer is the kinda guy who'd be able to come up with something like that and make it work, so why not.

The melee weapon is a maul. A nice, solid maul. With spikes on the end.

Trying to come up with a sentry replacement (because obviously there had to be one) was an interesting challenge, that made me consider everything from ballistas (had already given the Heavy one of those) to singijeons (look it up) to... well, cannons. One that particularly caught my fancy as the Austrian Punhart von Steyr, one of the world's first superguns, which eventually became my point of reference for this stubby little thing. I'm not entirely sure just how well the illustration shows it, but the cannon is set on a wooden disk, which it rotates around on using the odd set of wheels on either side (plus the comical-looking crank).

Oh, and the object in his left hand is a PDA replacement; a rolled-up scroll containing the various building schematics.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfyrewater3921:
fyrewater3921 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Artist
Do u have dis in workshop?
Reply
:iconfyrewater3921:
fyrewater3921 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Artist
Cause i've been recently thinking about putting a medieval set on workshop
Reply
:iconladyrhianwriter:
LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
God, I love this art!
Reply
:iconfolji:
Folji Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Reply
:iconladyrhianwriter:
LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
:)
Reply
:icontismatty:
TisMatty Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wanted to see the Engineer in the medieval ages. Looks awesome!
Reply
:iconfolji:
Folji Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Been a little while since I did these images, almost tempted to revisit the idea... or just do more TF2 stuff in general. :giggle:
Reply
:iconshadyhibiscus:
ShadyHibiscus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I really like this, if they Valve expand on medieval mode and give it some more maps (and for some reason I can't seem to find any custom medieval mode maps) they really need to give the engineer some sort of siege weapons. The trick is making them so that it makes the engineer competent, but not to the point that it breaks the entire mode. I mean, he is an engineer...
Reply
:iconfolji:
Folji Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would have to be something that's not essential for the map, though. Class synergy is great, but it's actually an immensely important part of TF2 that there's no specific objective that only one class can do. I've seen a couple of maps run custom medieval maps, but while some of them are nice and big compared to DeGroot Keep it's not exactly the same standard.
Reply
:iconrelativeequinox:
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What about a Culverin for a main weapon? [link] Even older than matchlock.
Reply
Add a Comment: