"Perky, Ray, I'm down. A little cover would be appreciated right now!"
"This is Clarinet. I'll do what I can, Perky and Ray are taking fire and VR just got his R-Track crippled."
"Gah. I'll take cover where things aren't on fire. Those fast movers really just splashed napalm everywhere, didn't they."
Stella "Killer Tomato" Haugan was a Frame teamster working at a spaceport before Morodia's succession crisis sparked a civil war. She ended up piloting a succession of Metal Frames in the MRGF (Morodian Republic Ground Forces) during the war, at least one of which was shot out from underneath her. Her modified MFC-71S-WP appears to have lost both arms, one leg, and sustained severe hull damage as of this picture, rendering it little more than scrap. But hey, it didn't go up in a big fireball (ah, diesel fuel, external ammo panniers with blow-out panels, and high-flashpoint hydraulic fluid), and the spall liners proved their worth, more or less. She's still in rather hot territory with little more than a forehead protector, armor vest, and machine pistol, though...
Correcting the lighting on the eyes and mouth was the primary alteration required for re-release, along with altering the shade of the mouth (Azorean blood is bluish.) It's still one of my favorite pieces of art for Solarstorm.
And because I referenced this last time around: [link]
Artwork © of me
Solarstorm setting and characters © of Zapydos2