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A WHOLE PILE of subs by Hydrothrax A WHOLE PILE of subs by Hydrothrax
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"Some of these guys are barely recognizable as biomechs, as many originated from having once been a biomech processor that was transplanted into a constructed body, which eventually took over from the inside out. Others have a visibly “corrupted” look with external features that look like they belong more on an organic being than a machine where they have more of an inside-out biomech takeover. The “mutated” look also comes from self-repairing damage enough times where after a while, the warpy stuff becomes permanent.

Though all of them have their giveaways if you look closely.

These guys are known in the Post-Earth headworld as “Remanenters,” which are sentient machine life-forms that survived from the Old World (which refers to the Earth before the great cataclysm that wiped out much of life on earth (synthetic included) and left a massive spacetime rift in its wake - which is why there is a lot of really wacky stuff that goes on in this particular setting.)"
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LancetheB1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. Love the subs
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student Filmographer
hahahah all the grabby legs;p

do any of them have little ROV's attached to them for scouting stuff?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They kidna are the ROVs, LOL! Since they don't have human operators they don't all need to maintain surface pressure within their hulls, so they can do deeper than their manned counterparts.
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Student Filmographer
oooooooh

dey leik to xplor
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briggsnotmyers Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always a blast to learn more about the lore of your world!
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AutoJohnny Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Student Filmographer
Really cool design
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student General Artist
Very cool designs!
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ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can only imagine how you must have reacted to Horizon Zero Dawn.
 Also great to see more subs. I've got to wonder though, do these things need to hunt and breath? And if so, do they hunt organics or other biomechs? And do they breath water or surface for air?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man I would have loved to play it but alas, it's PS4 only and I'm too cheap to buy a console for just one game (actually I just don't game enough in general to justify the cost. Time..) But it looks awesome. A bit like an alternate "zoids" but I dig it.

They are not organic on the inside, but most biomechs are reliant on oxygen to some degree - internal combustion engines use oxygen after all, which is incorporated into their bio-mechanical systems. But it's generally for propulsion/locomotion only. They have various systems to generate electricity that run the rest of them from within. But they can synthesize their own fuel AND electrical power from organic sources (well most of them, that are equipped with that system. A completely "gutted" biomech with only a processor is essentially a brain-in-a-jar and is pretty much at the mercy of its man-made "non living" body.) To go back to these subs: enzymatic fuel cells are one method they keep themselves running and can be powered completely off of organic sources. These are all based off of smaller vessels which have air-independent propulsion systems! Theoretically, these biomechs could stay underwater indefinitely, as long as their internal systems hold up. Larger biomechs based on diesel submarines would have to surface to charge their batteries for a proper power boost: they usually have the secondary fuel cell systems, but they can only power the essentials at best.
Some hunt, others form interesting symbioses: pairing with mankind tends to be opportune, resources and fuel can be traded for transport and protection. The stranger ones they pair with are the giant, almost plant-like machine structures born out of floating factories, oil rigs, what one were old workboats/tankers/bulk carriers, etc that form their own new kind of machine life, which are capable of synthesizing fuel on their own and even giving excess off to any machine or half-machine life that lives on/in/around them and offer protection, repairs, etc. Old idea, I have yet to paint them. The new flora of a distant future. Haha!
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ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, long response is long.
 Awesome concepts though. I can't wait to see how this world gets fleshed out more (in a sense).
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
HAha, I get carried away! There's a lot of lore, it's just...99% in my head still. Eventually more of it will appear on paper!
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Lovely piece! Those oranges really makes interesting contrasts.
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lunarkaijuwarrrior1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   General Artist
The orange and black one reminds me of Felix from rvb
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