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.
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.
This is the base mobile suit for many different variations, known as the Daeg Hagal. It was originally a remake of an older, crappier design I made a long time ago called the Red Feng, though it has long since evolved into its own.
Its only pair of weapons are the beam sabers on its backpack, and it lacks things such as atmospheric flight. It does however sport a more realistic (Okay, realism in Gundam doesn't exist) version of the Mobile Trace system of G-Gundam cockpits, known as the Muscular Tracer System.
It was originally designed to test a more flexible and mobile type of combat frame in conjunction with the cockpit, and from there expanded into one of the most powerful mobile suits of the war, despite the fact it kept on getting blown up and upgraded a number of times,
This is a Franken designed by me and thus not an original, from-scratch creation, though it includes some original tweaks to the design. Arts used belong to their original creators and not me.
The Norn is Aesir's first mass production Knightmare Frame, based loosely on a Sutherland Frame while incorporating newer Britannian-stolen and Aesir-made technology improvements. In this sense, it is much like the Lancelot Club in terms of performance. It draws some design aesthetics and cockpit features from India's early Gekka model on top of Britannian aesthetics, rather than drawing influence from its mother unit, the Einherjar.
There are two types of Norns; the original produced for Aesir, and a variant used sparingly by the Order of the Black Knights, which was deployed for their use in operations during the assault on Tokyo, and operated some time afterward up to Zero's return. The original Norn features some internal systems- Geass related, that the Black Knight version does not have. It also has jump thrusters similar to that of the Einherjar, allowing it the ability to launch itself to great heights without the aid of slash harkens.
The second Norn, known as the Mk. II, lacks these features, but includes overall performance improvement to make up for the gap; they are essentially equal in performance, though the original's capabilities can be drastically enhanced depending on the pilot. While the Mk. II was eventually phased out of use by the Akatsuki, Aesir still uses both lines of the model as their primary mercenary forces, though they are slowly being replaced with newer 9th generation models.
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.