After the destruction of Kashgar Hive, a full plan to clean sweep the remaining hives on earth is initiated. Unknown TSFs sighted in battlefield either affiliated by a country or some of them are mercenaries sporting new tech from companies.
Type-97U Fubuki an upgraded version from Japan, equipped with thruster on legs powerful enough to make critical turns its armaments consist of large caliber automatic rifle with bipod and long barrel(long barrel can be disengage for high rate fire and close range combat), type 65 PB knife, and type-74 PB short blade. Cockpit is improved thanks to the XM3 OS now you can pilot with just pajamas and do a barrel roll as much as you want.
The last of my currently designed Knightmare Frames. It wasn't originally shaded or detailed; it looked rather dull. But I figured since I was uploading it to DA, I'd get off my lazy ass and finally finish the design. Here it is, the actually completed Ninja KMF.
A Knightmare Frame designed during a joint venture between Kyoto House and Aesir, though it never saw production during that time due to the untimely demise of Kyoto House. It would eventually be rolled out a few decades later, retaining its model number but working for Aesir. The Ninja was originally designed to be a stealth version if Laksharta Chawla's Gekka, though over the years received considerable frame changes due to advances in technology. Thus, the new Eight Generation Ninja came to be.
The Ninja can be considered extremely "low-tech" in terms of what kind of equipment it uses. It lacks landspinners and an ejectable cockpit (purposely), and it has a unique pair of slash harkens that don't particularly work in the same way as your average ones, making their uses limited. It doesn't display the use of Gefjun Disturber technology either; countermeasures developed against it during the Special Forces Rebellion have rendered it mostly useless, except on large vehicles like submarines. Thus, the Ninja deploys a rather conventional means of stealth to deal with sensors.
Its legs have been reinforced, showing drastically improved hydraulics and shock absorbing capabilities, so when it moves, it isn't registered on ground sonar despite how fast it's running. A feature that allows it to disperse its heat into surrounding objects allows it to "blend" into the environment on infrared sensors. With these features, it's all up to the pilot to use them properly for stealth missions. Using a variety of kill-or-capture close range weapons, the Ninja can sneak up on unsuspecting targets and completely destroy or subdue them.
Only two Ninja units are rolled out by Aesir, and aren't even officially recognized as part of the organization, due to the nature of their missions. Their pilots, a pair of chinese siblings, are master assassins; their job is to take out specific targets on the battlefields, like figureheads and squadron leaders, as well as sabotaging research and development facilities. Out of the cockpit, they could be considered just as dangerous.
This is a Franken designed by me and thus not an original, from-scratch creation, though it includes some original tweaks and parts in the design. Arts used belong to their original creators and not me.
- (Update 7/9/15) - 2 More years. Now a joyful father of two...just hardly committed any time to paint. Still, managed to pick up my Intros and spent about 2 hours playing with painting this mech. Still rough but I'm liking where it's going. Hope you like it too!
- (Update 12/18/13) -
CAN'T BELIEVE it's been 2 years since I last updated this drawing!!! Ahhhhh!!!
This is like the never-ending drawing for me!
The progress, as slow as it is...is that I've added some preliminary grey-scale shading. Probably good enough for black-and-white Manga quality...but I'd like to push this further and hopefully see it become a full colored, detailed painting Your prayers over my progress would be highly appreciated XD XD
- (Updated 11/24/11) -
Here's the latest update on the Suppressor's development. Based upon the last sketches, where most of my design decisions were made, I noodled in the details, particularly section lines and "between the creases" stuff, into the line drawing. Feeling pretty good at this point as to where this battle robot is going. I also flipped the image horizontally just to double check the perspective work on this robot - it's a great way to check whether a drawing looks right or needs adjustment. And all this just in time for Thanksgiving too haha!
Happy Thanxgiving to y'all and stay tuned for further developments!
- (Updated 11/17/11) -
Hi folks! It's my birthday! And just so happen, I've made some progress on the last sketch which I'm excited to share with you!!!
I've refined a bit the 1st rough sketch you saw in the last edition. One great challenge was to determine the shape of the Suppressor's frontal legs. I'm trying to steer away from being too extreme on boxiness and "speed-form-ish", both of which are commonly found on most American Comics and Sci-Fi concepts. In short, I want to achieve a ergonomic, yet functional look and feel. And I still want it to feel "well protected".
This unit, called "Suppressor" is a autonomous robot that is made to "hold down" any position with heavy armor, massive fire power, controlled by a powerful AI with sophisticated battle awareness.
It is heavily inspired by 1) IDF's Merkava program and 2) Ghost In The Shell's "Tank". Equipped with an adapted variant of Israel's renown Iron Fist APS, the head-mounted 105mm smoothbore gun is extremely nimble at detecting, targeting and neutralizing any incoming threat, including RPGs, artillery rounds, vehicles and armed personnel.
Its greatest weakness is that it carries very limited ammunitions. Although it carries the battle proven APAM rounds, only 3 live rounds are ever carried at one time. It also stores an additional 7 more APAM rounds.
In February I submitted this entry for 's MEGA MAN TRIBUTE book, and it made it in! Now that the book is about to be released, I have permission to post the piece online.
I'm honored to be featured among so many fantastic artists. For my piece, I wanted to focus on a relatively unusual character: Tengu Man. The illustration depicts my own Tengu Man design in his stage from Mega Man 8, accompanied by a Tencrow and a trio of Metall SVs.
Here's how you can get your own copy:
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
-The book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
-For fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com ([link] )
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER
-The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com ([link] )
I suddenly got this idea for a distinctive feature for my own Gundam design, I just have to execute it and show it before anyone did it. The result is an improved version of this old work:[link]
What you are looking here is the RX-78GSO5 Gundam Panthera-designed for special operations and stealth attacks, one of my inspiration is the Aztec Smoking Mirror-Tezcatlipoca, a jaguar God famous in Aztec mythology.
The 2 humongous hands behind the Gundam Panther can carry up to 10 guns and other weapons from both sides (EFSF or Zeon) as rounds in battle are scarce and dead people don't need their guns anymore. In some situation, both big hands can be mounted on the Gundam's arm and fires all 10 guns at the same time for greater impact. A person truly has 10 hands in real life!
That's all I can spill out for now and soon I hope to demonstrate how this Gundam works.
I made up this transforming robot based on the Jet from Starr Mazer. Starr Mazer is a game on Kickstarter... just 6 days left so head on over and check it out! And yeah, I know this has a Macross/Robotech vibe www.kickstarter.com/projects/i…
The designer of the game dubbed my creation Starr Werewolf!