In 2025, the Mack Titan IX is used on the open roads of Australia, China and the central US. The enormous trucks operate long haul routes with two or three huge trailers. Each trailer carries eight(!) 40ft shipping containers. Hydrogen powered generators provide electricity to individual traction motors in each wheelassembly, giving the Titan IX sufficient traction to move a small country.
For those who check out the little forum I have on my DA Page you'll see I <3 Cannons that are shoulder/back mounted.
And while it does kinda push this Mech outside the realms of 'Basic Grunt', I have my reasons;
A] this wouldn't be something that would 'actually' happen, 1 cannon with other basic weapons(no missiles) would be pushing the Mech's weight limit, and 2 would certainly go over with with just the cannons, it's still funstion, but well below par in all areas other than firepower.
B] Variety is good, Even if its not standard equipment, its not beyond the realms of possibility that out of a squad of 10 there might be 1 or 2 with a cannon for long range support.
C]I really wanted to give it a shot because I do like them so much, otherwise I'd be waiting will the majority of my KNight Mech was completed to even try making a cannon, adn I wanted to try it before doing it for that Mech.
D] It looks awesome....shutup!
Anyways, a bit more info on it, It doesn't use fancy projectiles, its basically a big sniper rifle. The Muzzle Break on the end greatly resembles that found on the Barret .50Cal Sniper, cause I <3 it so. It does have a mean kickback, so it has some recoil reduction systems built in, but the Frame still takes a good portion of it, on a Normal, you either have to be in a rock steady pose or be an idiot to fire it otherwise. Firing while airborn is an option, but due to the lower strength of the Normal's Thrusters it could tumble the Mech can cause it to 'Totally Bail Hard'.
It can also fold up, thought unlike popular belief it doesn't make it more compact, rather it makes it so its more out of the way, you gotta remember that it's stikking out behind you, but otherwise its fine.
Also in thier pic, on the right you get your first view of the back and a proper view of the split Heels. The Back is rather plain, but I kinda like it like that, its not mean to be fancy all over, as can kinda been seen in the legs a bit too.
Anyways other changes you prolly can't see, hands are slightly scaled up a tiny bit and I worked more on teh gun, but it's not in this pic so tough love! xD
Decided to play with Google Sketchup again, now that I have free time and wanted to take another whack at designing a spaceship in 3D. Definitely not a medium I'm used to, but it's fun and entertaining.
Wanted to design this ship for months, but due to school and a general inability to draw spaceships by hand forced me to wait until now to use GSU. The shape certainly came out how I wanted, although I'm still not sure how to detail the thing yet. I'll have to work out a personal style of detailing first.
-EDIT: Moved the VLS system to the back (might remove it all together later), added 2 top-deck railguns, and some more details added.
First section of my old project that I'll be finishing individually.
Nayora Sharp, and her Elemental Diya. A somewhat reserved soldier off the battlefield, with unique fighting abilities lending to close quarters fighting. She is often an instructor of new Elemental recruits but prefers to work alone on the battlefield or with equals, rarely taking apprentices along.
Recently, i have a new project with some of my friends it involves card game and board game combined. This is one of the mech in the game, for one of the faction (factory) i'm assigned into, the Caliber Arms Industries.
Named after a bird, a gannet because of it's feet mechanism system and it's light weight and it's ability to operate in an underwater environment.
Approx 4.5 hrs with , decals, texts, shadow, effects, etc in
This is a progress shot of part of a personal project, going under the name 'Working Boats of the Outer Planets'. This is a mining/construction vessel called the 'Turbary Celt'. The cutaway view is reasonably far along, and I've sketched in some rough indications where the text and additional art will go. This first spread is more of a feasibility study, but I'm hoping to get this project published someday. I'm aiming for a fusion of the Steven Biesty cross-section books with more of David Macauley's humor and sense of narrative, as well as the immersive 'in character' feel of the old Terran Trade Authority books.
Oh, if you download the image you can see it twice as big as fullview, which might show you more detail.