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Russian Export TR-7D by Norsehound Russian Export TR-7D by Norsehound
Since they had literally the most powerful Axel at the time it was unveiled, the Russians were quick to alter the design of their TR-7 "Bear" to produce the D version for export purposes.

Changes include the removal of the armored gloves, a cheaper head unit, removal of the wheel heels (replaced with Iron Heels), and a cheaper disel-electric engine system instead of the ultracompact S-generators used by most Axels across the world.

This particular Axel unit is panted in sand colors before shipping to the Palestinian compact, which ironically feilds both east and west designed axels for thier agression forces. It also mounts a shoulder-mounted lamp, as the export head units do not have night vision equipment. Also included is a person for scale- which only puts this massive mecha into perspective.

Cupps island managed to aquire three of these, but made changes so drastic their unit was categorized as the TR-7-CI
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Alfreder Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, blocky but with no sharp edges. Feels grungy by the head, arms and lamp. Nice touch on the pouches around the waist, gives it more definition. Reminds me of Patlabor for some reason...
realblacktiger Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I was about to say the same thing as El-Bronco. It kind of brought me back to one of the NEXTS from Armored Core 3 as well. Must be the shoulders XD.

Great job.
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Talk about familiar, it look like The-o from Z Gundam. The color and body shape is pretty similar.
Yuki117 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Cool man, great mecha designs.
sharp-n-pointy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore this style of Mecha design, its very much so a T-64/T-72 with two legs and glorious in that sense... I actually prefer this style of hard working 'practical' mecha over the extreme flashiness of others.

Brilliant keep it coming...
Norsehound Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
Axels are only one of many mecha series I've revived and revised... not sure if any of the others will be seen here as the story of Axels is something I'm making into a boardgame.

I, too, like unconventional designs- not like the tons of Gundam clones flying around here and there.
Octaver Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Man, another one! Not that thats a bad thing of course.

Great work, I hope to see more Axels in the future!
genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
say, that looks a bit familiar :D
good work!
Norsehound Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Well I will confess GP- it's inspired by one of your heavy mecha in the scraps section. I couldn't convey the 'fullness' of the legs on my own, so I looked to that particular design for completeness.

Future Axels will hopefully be more origional... as in... based off existing tank designs :D
genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
I know :D
not that I mind or anything, it’s good to see it put to some use :) and I’m always happy to provide some inspiration.
I like it better than mine anyway ;)
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