Hereís the next CG color collab between myself and for his wild Dasgaw close quarters combat machine. This one GP had a color and cammo scheme in mind similar to an SF3D model he had a color paint photo ref of. I loved the somewhat German Panzer gray colors and the sand legs cammo so I basically did a variation of it here. Itís different but the basic idea is intact. All of GPís designs come out spectacular with some hard old school WWII style cammo and color work and with a good amount of weathering it really makes em look like the aggressive machines his imagination seems to endlessly conjure though they still succeed more than adequately in the simple contour line form as well. As always for me personally itís a nice change of pace to color someone elseís work, especially as good as this stuff Expect more still in the future and also pending colors of some of ís work and possibly some others.
Linework and design by and also the markings on the left shoulder armor and the smaller version on the head cowling were rendered by him as well CG colors by me, Photoshop 7.0 and some Painter 9.
Another new CG color collab with 's imaginative mecha designs. This time I went with a more classic OD green color with the machine with dark maroon-rust-ish accents. This illo is not fully complete as to colors, I plan to do some tweaks and additions. I'm posting this now cause my hard drive gave me a scare last night when it had an error that caused it to disappear with reboot but I got it back and all's good. I just decided to post this now and will just add the edits later.
A new full CG Wacom paint Theos Ke Polemos FOIL concept, this machine another by the fictional corporation Jiendel, Gavil line of FOILs. This ones a heavy Cav FOIL and as such has the dual swords on its back. The headcase is fixed and heavily armored but the FOILs actual field of vision is not hampered by this as sensors are hidden all over the machine giving it 360 vision, all FOILs have this. This one's a rather battered and weathered machine with rust stains and chipping on its classel (a form of metalized armored paint) armor overcoat on top of the ceramic body which accounts for the rusting and the brown chips which show the super hardened ceramic underneath. This is essentially mostly a complete piece but I will be going back in and doing a few tweaks including adding a shield, the one I had just wasn't doing it for the design. On the left shoulder is the marking EOS, meaning Eye of SOL which is the forces under the flag of the planet Indus, the SOL sun symbol also on the left leg armor. On the right leg armor we have 7 swords indicating this FOIL has defeated 7 other FOILs in one to one bladed combat or duels of honor. I have a pile more in the works and planned but also a pile of freelance busy so I'll post when I can.
I should note that the quote, "God knows your lonely soul" is from a song, props if you can guess what it's from
Full digital Wacom illustration, Photoshop 7.0 and Painter 9
armed with a 20mm rifled autocannon.
I tried to make a weapon thatís something in between of a handheld and mounted one, and Iím pretty happy with the way it turned out.
note the spare cylindrical mags strapped to the thigh.
SS-A77 Durandal, a 13m tall attacking oriented mecha capable of electronic jamming, and equipped with a powerful rifle. Also armed with side and back missile launchers. Each arm has a 120mm machine gun on it, and there's also machine gun on each shoulder.
That would do as the mecha description
So this is the colored version, the lineart was actually finished on October 2006, but I feel like giving color to this, so with my other tasks it's just done earlier this month XD
lineart - 2B pencil on A4 paper
color - Painter & Photoshop
a Variable Attack Mech (cant think of any other name ), VAM 21-04/A01, covering its 2 crews and other soldiers from the army who are resting below it
one triple 47mm machine gun, two 150mm cannons, four 27mm machine guns located in the front nose, and two (4each) multipurpose-missile pods on the back, equipped with anti missile devices, also on the back
Since the release of the KR-14A model it has become gradually apparent that the quality control of the Axel had more to be desired. Attempts by the UEPC to maintain the illusion of quality with the D model did not easily fool some of the nations within the UEPC, and in the face of growing Pirate Axel activity many of them were finally forced to act on their own.
Several member nations of the UEPC, including Egypt, Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, South Africa, and others embarked on a discreet program to upgrade the lackluster KR-14A models to produce a better quality fighting unit. This new "KR-14A+" was the common result, though there are minor differences between the various nations that upgraded their Kellegs. The version shown here is the Egypt model.
Compared to the D, the KR-14A+ has several improvements and several holdovers from the A model. Although the shoulder connection joints are based on the original models, the articulation points in the shoulders themselves was improved. Knee armor was also upgraded with heavier knecaps and lighter rear guards (since the ones on the D model were heavy and attributed to balance problems). The stacked balance systems were retained but improved with another model. One of the more innovative additions was the revision of the camera system: The binocular arrays were combined with new software to present depth into the pilot's perception. Though the monitors were still black and white, they could now zoom and offer distance-shifting on pilot request.
By the time the UEPC Military council learned about the existence of the Plus type there were already two dozen divisions' worth of the units produced. While the UEPC supreme council gave a compulsory order to have all units destroyed, every nation fielding one has been slow to comply and more are still in production. It is thought that with the appearance of the KR-14-P7 model and the recognized threat of Pirate Axels, the UEPC has not been fast to enforce their directive (especially as it may disrupt their timetable for potential lunar subjugation plans).
Decided to polish the disappointing KR-14A drawing with something a little more functional. Not too happy with this one (the egypt scheme especially), so I might either delegate this to scraps or work on the -14A model some more to produce another variant.
Although the United Earth Government has direct control over many major industrialized nations (and their child manufacturing companies), it would be impossible to control all of the manufacturing centers in the entire world. Much of this is because industries and corporations took pains to hide some of their manufacturing centers as the UE government began to grow in popularity. Fearing their assets seized, some far-thinking corporations tried to hide their production processes, but in the name of globalization and 'worldwide security' many of these arms manufacturers were sized and liquidated, or put under direct government control.
Ironically, many smaller Axel and arms manufacturers, due to their size, managed to escape UE Gov attention and continue to produce Axels and machines of their own. So as to not alert the UEG to their operations however, many of these machines are traded over the black market. With buyers and sellers hidden behind masks of anonymity, the UEG has labeled these manufacturers "Pirate Corporations", and their products "Pirate Axels". Despite the name, Pirate Axels are rarely used for pure piracy. Many units are found in mercenary operations, insurgent armies, and compliments to the UEPC provided forces (though not publicly stated as such).
Perhaps the most successful and advanced of these "Pirate Axels" is the 97S Lique. The unit was one of the products on the development line for Astra Space Technologies when the UEG made it's overtures to Japan. The Japanese company, like the other businesses, knew that absorption into the hydra of a world government was inevitable. Given public distrust in large corporations (especially after the series of decades-long Corporate Wars in Japan), it was a foregone conclusion that they would be absorbed or dissolved, in order to 'end controversial business practices'. Astra Space Tech's CEO, refusing to see nationalization crush innovation and brilliance, moved his company to Okinawa, then to Cupps, and set up at an abandoned manufacturing plant there. During the flight the team managed to take only one machine with them, and that machine was the 97S prototype.
The Lique at that time had already undergone materials testing and systems development. Thanks to input from the Space arm of Astra's business, many new technologies from that arm managed to see form in the Lique. New joints, composite armors, and even ballistics jackets (originally designed to deflect micro-meteors) were incorporated into the frame. At Cupps it underwent rigorous testing, and when approved, limited production runs were produced out of the old Cupps manufacturing plant... now re-tooled to produce one of the most advanced independent Axel on earth.
Performance-wise, the Lique straddles the line between a light and medium axel. It's weight, frame size, and armament load suggest that it is a Light Axel, but combat performance give it the mobility, endurance, and speed give or surpass the equivalents in the medium category. It certainly causes problems for the standard KR-14, and has even been documented in a battle standing up to a KR-19 and emerging the victor. Still, there are far too little of these designs to make an accurate consensus as to the threat they pose, and as yet the UEPC has not taken any serious effort to locate the manufacturer or stop distribution.
(Tried to channel Ikuto Yamashita, Evangelion's mech designer, when drawing this. Still not there, but it's unique enough. Now fixed the leg covers and added shading.)
In its five years of service, the Bulava (both A and B types) has garnered a reputation for being a fearsome unit in the service of the UEPC. No other Axel was visibly proven to rip others apart, and this was a frequent scare tactic whenever Bulavas were ordered into combat. Naturally, the UEPC would want to find ways to improve the Bulava unit.
While the Bulava B was seen as a success in terms of up-armament, it cost more than the A model by two and a half times. The Bulava A itself wasn't cheap either, especially since it demanded exotic materials and had an unorthodox (and comparatively complex) skeletal structure. In preparations for an eventual lunar assault, the UEPC wanted to be able to manufacture a number of these units easily and quickly. The C model of the BK-47 was an attempt to make a production-friendly version of the Bulava A.
With Nikolov Stanislaw several years gone and Sukhoi unwilling to tamper with the design again, the project was passed to the in-house Mobile Armaments Division to find ways to make the Bulava "Friendly" to production purposes. This involved going over what little of Stanislaw's notes remained in addition to dismantling and examining a BK-47. After eight months' research, the team concluded that to retain the BK-47's capability the design could not change the skeleton or some of the major components. However, they were able to cut costs by switching from the exotic composites Stanislaw hand-made for the prototype to a Titanium-Durite alloy in the construction of the skeleton. Though this would decrease the Bulava's load-carrying capability and the unit's phenomenon durability, the drop in cost was deemed an acceptable trade off given the primary opponent for the C design were the LUNAR designs. The C version was put into production, with the first battalions walking into service two months after the incident at Palifca Satellite.
Though it's been some time since the C unit was put into production, no C unit has seen real combat as there are already many A and B versions in service with the standing UEPC forces, and they still continue to be produced in limited numbers. However, the C version has been selected for future variant modifications, which include a heavily-armored assault version and an artillery fire support version.
Eh, redid the Bulava. It always bothered me on the A sketch that the arm was in front of the right leg, breaking the pose. Decided to fix it here.
Not sure if I want this to represent the 'true' C version or not, since I thought there would be more modifications. However I couldn't justify any more changes... since the UEPC would rather have their unit terrifyingly effective than terrifyingly cheap (that's what the KR-14A is for).
Been meaning to finish this one for awhile. This one was done completely in photoshop, no scanned line work for once.
Its smaller than the others, more like an exo-suit. The pilots arms are exposed, Hopefully you can make it out haha.
Uhm its intended primarily for law enforcement, riot control, highway patrol lol. Stuff like that. Its claws are extendable and retractable, and weapons on the arms can be switched out between lethal, non-lethal, and teargas canisters or such.
Sketched this out in an OC session with some peeps. General ideas practice for mechs, gotta keep the brain loose. (pfft, I'm just having fun)
A mid weight multi-role mech built of decent tech equipment and weapons. A light auto cannon in a torso turret provides anti personnel / light armor defense. A rail gun in one arm is it's primary weapon, able to engage a wide variety of targets, land and air. Then a missile launcher in the other arm can attack indirectly and fire several specialty munitions.
I wanted to design a relatively light mecha type vehicle that was thin and agile, armed with weapons that would allow it to effectively fight infantry, light vehicles, other mecha of around its size, and low atltitude VTOL craft.
The pilot rides in a detachable armored pod that is attached to the back.
The right pod has an armored missle launcher holding 3 missles ready and 12 more in reserve. The launcher is able to fire multiple types of missles depending on what it was loaded with prior to deployment
on the nose pod is a 25mm vulcan cannon and a drum of 2600 caseless rounds. In case of a fall or collision, the nose pod and some of the more sensitive sensor gear will retract, sliding backwards under the protuding fusilage.
on the left pod is an 85mm autocannon with 120 rounds
The long spindly arms are normally kept folded at the sides when not in combat. Their main use is prop up the rest of the mech in case of a fall, to prevent a fall, to pick up important objects, or for heavy lifting.
The legs are a unique in that they have two modes of operation. The midlegs can be locked under the thighs for a shorter profile and more stability at the cost of speed (as is evident in the picture) or they can be unfolded for greater agility and speed, but creating a taller target and causing less stability.
The entire setup is controlled by a mixture of artificial intelligences, pilot neural impulses, and manual controls.
After seeing a stunning colaboration between and I had my own bash at colouring one of mechs. My choice in colour scheme for the mech was based purely on the fact that it looks like a mech that should be on Mars, even though I have no information regarding the actual setting this mech is suposed to be in. So the scheme is rather simple but in my opinion would be as hidden as possible amongst a red and rocky plain. Anyway, go check out those two guys galleries, it is well worth it!
Again it's another colab between me and (His mechs really are just damn cool, so go check his gallery out!)
This has a forest camo scheme on it, as you can tell. Nothing special here, just your average close-combat type mech, with claws and a bad attitude. I mean look at the stance, GenocidalPenguin my friend, you work wonders with poses. Oh yeah did I mention the claws!
They'll be more to follow in the near future, so keep an eye out.