Technical Readout 3145: Mercenaries was released a few days ago alongside Era Report 3145, which was quite a surprise as there was no advance announcement for it. Matt Plog handled all the interior art, which he did a great job on, there's even a baby power armor Marauder in there My part was handling the cover art, and while I've done a BT cover before, this time I knew it ahead of time so I made sure to put in the extra effort.
A Wolf's Dragoons Mad Cat mkIV and Vulture mkIV rush out of the city they're defending to engage the enemy. The pair are armed with a mixture of ER Particle Projector Cannons, Streak Short Range Missiles, Small Pulse Lasers, and an Ultra Auto Cannon.
Here's one of the Mecha Front quad mechs, the largest unit in the game. This is the first piece of colored art I made for the game so it's a little behind the rest in terms of detail and precision. I may give it another pass later on.
The Kodiak quad mech is NorAm's premier line anchoring unit. It is slow but heavily armed and armored. It carries 2 massive cannons, an array of missiles, and 4 autocannons for defense. Alternate configurations including swapping the missiles and autocannons for quad howitzers, or an extreme all missile load out.
There is no such thing as "Overkill" only "Keep Firing" and "Reload".
Armaments: (yeah they're all there..)
1 x 260mm Rail Gun 2 x Quad 70mm Pulse Burst Lasers 2 x 10mm Gatling Guns 2 x 30mm Autocannons 2 x Twin 80mm Rail Guns 48 x 50mm Multi Purpose Missiles 24 x 200mm Hard Target Missiles 24 x 70mm Smoke/Gas Grenades 10 x Laser Point Defense Nodes 18 x 8 Barrel Ballistic Point Defense Turrets
Armoured Fighting Vehicle based on the Soviet Tunguska AA tank. Modelled with Solidworks 2013 and rendered with it's own built in renderer PhotoView 360. As always you will need to zoom in for detail. Yeah I know there's some impractical stuff on the model but it looks cool..
The Warmonger was designed to combat the growing threat posed by the ever increasing number of UCAV's implemented on the battle field (specifically large flights of UCAV's). Shortly after the Warmonger's implementation, it was perceived that it was a very effective counter to all lightly armoured units, not only aircraft.
2 x 6 Barrel 20 mm Gatling Guns 12 x 90 mm Multipurpose Missiles 1 x .50 cal Roof Mounted GPMG
Depicted here with the armoured cover's removed from the weapon systems.
Warmonger - "An individual who encourages, or advocates, aggression or warfare towards other nations or groups."
The Fiddler, an awesome mech of power!!. Now available as a full resin model kit Standing 150mm tall, consisting of 91 resin and brass pieces.!! [link]
This promotional image for the model kit took a tremendous effort to create, both 3d and 2d effects went into this piece! Please enjoy!, And don't forget to pick up a model kit! (they are awesome!.. trust me, I'm a mechologist)
Here's my latest work! this one is more of an update than a new work, but i like to consider it a new work since the whole thing is revamped so much (this is the previous APOSTLE tank [link]). If you need any explanations or you think you found something that is incorrect/misspelled please comment!
This is part of the description found on the top right corner of the image. The Bishop-1A7 MBT is an unconventional design featuring an amalgam of the world’s best 3rd generation MBTs. It is the first tank to be succesfully constructed by two nations (Germany and Israel) supported by the multinational corporation NINECORP. However, Israel and Germany both use the Bishop as their own MBT it is also sold to a variety of countries who use it as their primary MBT. The Bishop has tackled more challenges than any tank before it; it does this by using innovative technology as well as technology taken from older tanks such as the Abrams models, the Leopard 2 models, the Merkava models, and the Challenger 2. The technolgy adapted from the Abrams models is having heavy DU armor and a high power yet quiet engine. One of the incredible abilities the Abrams models have is not only the extremely tough DU armor but also the capability to move silently and quickly with its psuedo-jet engine. However the Bishop uses a conventional (i.e. very load) V16 engine the designers realized the importance of having this advantage and implemented sound muffling technology inside the engine compartment. The DU armor is not layered inside the frontal plating like it is in the abrams it is instead homogeneously alloyed with Rh (Rhenium) and used as the first line of defense on the armor. Perhaps one of the biggest obstacles the designers overcame is the resistance from IEDs which borrows the design from the leopard 2 tank and various MRAP vehicles. The Bishop is able to divert the energy across the lower surface of the tank, using a similar method that the Leopard 2 does. The hydropnuematic suspension system is also borrowed from the Leopard 2 tank and the Bishop owes its offroad speed capability to that system. The Bishop, like the Merkava uses a front engine design in addition to the rear hatch. Though the crew survivability is mostly preserved by the advanced armor (see Specifications for detail on the armor) and the V shape under the body to reduce damage from IEDs. The rear hatch allows for quick deployment of soldiers as well as a quick and easy entrance for potentially injured soldiers. However unlike the Merkava the rear hatch on the Bishop offers cover to supporting soldiers on the outside of the tank. The only technology borrowed from the Challenger 2 tank is the rifled barrel which increases overall accuracy. The Bishop also uses a triple shot autoloader similar to the French Leclerc and Russian MBTs (see figure 4A, note the Russian tanks and the Leclerc use a larger magazine system and do not need a loader to change out the magazine).
to get a reference for the size, it's approximately twice the volume of a merkava MBT.
AU-A8 specs (left) 4x-7x barrel 25mm rotary cannons with HE-AB, FR-AB and KEP rounds firing at a total of 24000 RPM combined. Other armaments include 20x FR-AB 45mm grenades and a 30mm retractable auto-cannon. Pros-Heavy armor, high weight capacity, good firepower and travel-able over low surface tension ground. Interesting note: A8 Harpies with all barrels using KEP loadout have commonly been recorded to cut clean opposing tanks and AU.
AU-A7 (right) 2x long-barrel 30mm auto-cannons, 16x 60mm HE grenades, 32x Smoke grenades, 12x 55mm MATGM guided rockets. Pros-Light and fast, inexpensive, highly versatile, long range and airdrop capability (c-130). Interesting note: A7 Harpies are 75% the cost of the Stryker LAV.