Many of you good folks who surf Deviant looking for fab mecha designs have likely, at some point, ran into works by this impressively talented guy Those of you who havenít go to his gallery now, trust me you wonít be disappointed. This machine is one of genocidalpenguinís designs I offered to CG color. Itís his illustration and the cool white lion on the left shoulder is his design as well I only did the colors here Itís a design for a short comic heís working on and I can only imagine itíll be quite a cool ride once itís done. He commented the look of the background has an 80s mecha model kit kind of vibe, I found that an appropriate observation because coloring this design felt like building a badass custom mecha kit and painting it all up with a cool paint scheme, it was just fun. I think the design is very cool and has a nice visual appeal to it, imaginative and stylish. I will surely do more colors for select GPís mechs in the future, no doubt. Itís quite often nice to do colors, every now and then, for other talented artists work rather than doing your own works.
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.
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.
When the KR-14 was first unveiled, it was also introduced with a seperate 'command model' intended to be used by squadron and battalion leaders. Aside from the upgraded balance system and thrust-vectoring systems installed in the shoulder pods, it also included a "Redesigned" head model that had color receptors. The unit also included an upgraded targeting control software system.
ASide from these updates, it was virtually identical to the A model and shared all the faults and failures of the earlier design. Even the 'improvements' over the A model were of questionable value. For one, what was the purpose of equipping vector-thrusters on what was supposed to be a basic land model? For another, the head model equipped is revealed to be a poorer, earlier model than the current spherical camera pod on the A type.
The UEPC answered that these changes were cost-juggling measures to possibly allow the C type to see action in space, but it has been pointed out that even with the thrusters, the C type is no better a unit in space than the unmodified A version. And although the unit does have color receptors, the tradeoff was resolution, and the head unit has none of the robustness of the A model.
Over time it appears that the criticism of the model sunk in, and only a limited number of C models were ever produced (numbers suggest around 120). Many were fielded in the roles they were intended, but UEPC organization largely uses other A models or another Axel type for unit and squadron command.
-------------- Sorry about posting another lazy edit of the KR-14, but this has been sitting in my files ever since the KR-14A model was first drawn. I didn't like the design as much, and the history that the unit was unpopular lingered, so here it is.
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.
The UEPC's primer Space Axel... designed specifically for low-orbit and microgravity conflict. The split arms allow it to carry the heavy lasers which come as standard armament. Though it approaches the moon's OU-8, that Axel's armor is still superior to that of the UEPC's axel.
'Been thinking about a novella for NaNo involving Axels and the ARX series together, so that's why there've been a few Axels of late. Almost like Cupps Island I guess, since I've been fleshing out that time period's respective machines.
As land based mecha began to replace tanks and other ground vehicles in the mid 21st century, the need for more versatile designs took shape. The Daitochi, capable of high mobility and target versatility fills the role as a ground supremacy unit un the modern battlefield. Its main armaments include a 40 mm "charged" vulcan cannon, and an anti armour/anti aircraft MIRV system. Its secondary weapon system includes a .50 cal canopy mounted machine gun, with optional direct control, or remote control and various defense and reactive units. The Daitochi are manned by crews of 3, the pilot, gunner, and captain, and all of whose roles are assisted by a combat AI to increase their battlefield effectiveness. First used extensively by the IDF in 2064, the Daitochi proved its effectiveness fighting in the harsh regions of the middle east, and has ever since been used extensively by allied nations across the world.
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
WIP. Mostly finished but I still need to add more stuff. Sketchup7+Photoshop.
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UNIT NAME: SORA-209 "Invoker" ROLE: Sub-Sentient/Special Task Utilities STATUS: Active Service MANUFACTURER: Joint project between ARCA-Systems & Exo-Propulsions Laboratories
HEIGHT: 95 ft (29 meters)
This towering and ugly beast is mainly used for repairing, construction and maintaining installations. It is a self-operating unit with "sub-sentient" intelligence. Several Invokers maintaining large underground installations are not uncommon.
Though not usually used for direct combat, it is capable of limited defensive/assault actions. If provoked, it may pick up a manipulator-based weapon and defend itself. The "Invoker" can also invoke & interface with "Ronin" capable units. The Invoker will then essentially operate and become the unit's pilot.
This unit is equipped with a fully functional cockpit for full-manual control. Occasionally, elite pilots may use Invokers on certain assault missions.
Concept of an anti-gravity dropship/tank/transport with a giant AI mech as the "pilot". It can hover just above ground and water or take to the skies. Pretty much a revisit of [link]
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UNIT NAME: MvrT-142 "Jorogumo" ROLE: Variable Role Transport and Assault CLASS: Nephila SUBCLASS: Ronin MANUFACTURER: Joint project between ARCA-Systems & Exo-Propulsions Laboratories STATUS: Active service
LENGTH: 229 ft (69.7 m) WIDTH: 184 ft (55 m) HEIGHT: 92 ft (28 m)
ENGINE: Fusion reactor PROPULSION: Anti-Gravity drive, ion thrusters
Was supposed to do some simple paintover assignments for my photoshop lessons, and just happened to see the impressive
mecha designs by so can't help it but have it painted.
As for the bright red lights... hmmm thats just for effects to make it look nicer. (althought it is illogical for a night camo this way, but who cares, we still see brightly colour mechas on TV and anime)
Was thinking of adding some army emblems onto them, but think ok since is gonna used this mecha for his comic, i guess it not too good to add any emblems first.
4hrs spd painting + 1 hr of tweaking (anyone still interested in the orginal work? I will post it in the scrap section if anyone is interested)
Trying to see how I can paint within 4hrs
This is a design meant to be a homework for school (Althought I am not required to paint it ... just design it)
We were supposed to look at uniforms worn by world war II soldiers and try to adapt the uniform features into something futuristic.
But I decided to bring it further by trying to adapt a few other features from world war II into it, most notably the armor skirt from upgrade StuG assualt guns (Well I just love how those armor skirt look in Company of Heroes)
Some background concept....
Tanks had become obsolete with the introduction of Armored Infantry on the shell shaped cities of Germany, supported by armored cars and motorised infantry units, resulting in a new form of blitzkrieg techniques.
Heavily armed with enlarge version of the standard infantry weapons like the Mg34, and heavily armored, even the famed allied airforce could do nothing against them not considering that they themselve are facing next generation jet fighters.
While it replaced the tanks, it still shared similar weakness to them as infantry units can easily sneak up and plant a crippling strike at the joints of the Mech, to protect the mech from such attacks, additional armored skirts was install at vital areas.
The mech had a inner crew of 3, the commander, the driver and the gunner. It was always closely followed by an armored car which house the 2 support crews which will help armed the weapons from the outside and provide more sight and cover against infantry
*Edited after another hour of editing and tweaking
After the previous year defeat by the enemy's powerful new Tiger Assault Units, the alliance was finally able to turn the tide of battle with the introduction of the new Rabbit Assault Units.
On paper the Rabbit Assault Units are still inferior to the Tigers, with the individual Tigers each more heavily armed and more maneuverable but due to their small size and low cost, many more Rabbits can be field for the price of one Tiger.
Using this one single advantage, the alliance form the Rabbits into Combat sections consisting of an Assault Squad of 3 Rabbits and a Sniper Squad of 2 Rabbits for support.
For their first major operation, 20 Combat Sections were deploy under a new Command, the Rabbit Assault Force whose primary focus is the taking down of the enemy fearsome tigers.
Under cover of the first spring shower, the Rabbit Assault Force hit the Tigers Units advancing through Route 20 10 to the Route 20 11.
The Tigers had no idea what hit them, by the time the weather cleared, the victors are clear, the Tigers had became last year model, it's now the Rabbits turn to rule the field...
~ Artist comment ~
Okay enough stupid story for a while, so wish everyone a happy 2011 the year of the Rabbit. Although technically speaking it is yet to be the Rabbit until it pass the Chinese Lunar new year.
For a while I had no idea what to draw for the new year until I heard ask to do a new year card for IFS' fans and client. I was hoping that the mecha specialist will do Mecha Rabbit, but then he had other idea, so refusing to let a stupid... I mean great idea die along with my other memories, I decided to try my hand on it.
So I had my fun, I hope everyone will enjoy the picture as much as I did painting it
Oh yah the pilot suit is pretty obvious inspired by Tron hahaah