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Alton Island - Galactica by TurboJUK Alton Island - Galactica by TurboJUK
"For many years, Forbidden Valley remained locked in a state of stalemate. Whilst the joint efforts of the divine goddess Air Luftai and X-Sector’s elite Phalanx Squadron had made good progress in containing the Demon King Nemesis to Forbidden Valley, the catastrophic threat to earth and humanity remained. This threat was exacerbated when Nemesis discovered the squadron had penetrated his lair, resulting in Phalanx HQ going into lockdown and trapping the entire unit underground. Following an intense battle which cost Nemesis his right hand man, the Demon King’s rage was immeasurable, and his wrath forced the elite unit to forsake their headquarters and evacuate back to X-Sector. Fearing for the safety of their operatives, X-Sector made a bold new move in an effort to accelerate their research efforts surrounding Nemesis to finally end the stalemate…

Funding was poured into a new project headed by Agent Enterprise… A new project that could enable X-Sector to gain invaluable data and information about Nemesis’ origins: Project Galactica.

Project Galactica was a revolutionary concept. For the first time in history, science would have access to the worlds lying beyond our own dimensions and timelines: A portal that could bridge the gap separating worlds and universes. Finally, there may be an answer hidden across the stars that could end the never-ending conflict raging on Alton Island, but as the project neared completion, a problem arose.
Whilst testing appeared to go as hoped, no person dared cross through the portal themselves. The intense radiation made travelling to the other side impossible for any human. The project seemed to hit a dead end…

However, hope came when Air, the guardian of Forbidden Valley, accepted the challenge to cross the threshold into the unknown. Being of divine origins, Air was able to cross the barrier to the other side. In recognition for her service, X-Sector made her an honorary agent, and new guardian of the portal. Armed with a new communicator and visor to feed data and information back across the portal, Air’s new mission begins..."


We're back once again in the world of Alton Island. As a result of what happened last year, I felt I could not continue with this art series until the situation was resolved. With The Smiler once again bringing joy, I've been considering what to draw next, but being unable to choose. Four months on I finally settled on the most fitting - Alton Towers' newest attraction, the retheme of Air, Galactica. With Air being one of my favourite rides I was wary, but I think they handled the retheme quite well (heck, I was surprised they'd retheme a Secret Weapon at all).
Long time followers of the series will know that I find backgrounds the most tedious part of any drawing, and this was no exception. The stars, the nebula, the portal, don't even start on the portal. It's only thanks to Cobra-Roll that we were able to get it looking the way it does.

Alton Island © Matt Lindsay 2008-2016
Credit to Cobra-Roll as always for writing the bio, helping with the portal and being someone to bounce ideas off.
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:iconsakuramiku77:
SakuraMiku77 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so pretty! <3
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ThemeParkWizard Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! You should make a spinball Whizzer Character! :)
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mitchika2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016   Digital Artist
To infinity and beyond ~
Good to see Alton Island return ^^ I like that you also kept Air but changed bits about her ~
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Glasolia1990 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice, but I do miss Air though. That ride was used to be my favourite at Alton Towers
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TurboJUK Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Professional Filmographer
As of my recent trip I can confirm that you can ride Galactica without the headsets, so technically Air lives on. Throughput is appalling though.
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Glasolia1990 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Student General Artist
that's alright though.
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