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The Chase: Legend Gundam by sandrum The Chase: Legend Gundam by sandrum
Series: Gundam Seed Destiny/

ZGMF - X666S
ZGMF(Zero Gravity Meneuver Fighter - X [experimental] 6[DRAGOON system frame] [66th model of that family??] S[Second Series]

So like, a year ago I finished the Strike Freedom and explained that one, but never got around to the Legend. So many things to do that I got sidetracked more times than I can count.

Anyway, this is "supposed" to be Legend. Generally the build is somewhat similar to what Bee-Craft designed in the 1/100 model, but I went off the beaten track by building the machine on top of the Destiny mesh I threw together some months back. In that way, I could retain the MG Destiny's articulation and not have to re-rig everything. The biggest effect is that the stomach is athletic looking compared to Bee-Crafts heftier description. I elongated the head a bit to fit in line with Bee-Crafts MG's -- quite literally the head is built off of an early version of the Strike Noir (again some months back). The lower legs are based on what I did for the Zeta Plus machines in a loose kind of way though the upper legs are very similar to Destiny's.
As far as insignias are concerned, they're somewhat loosely based off of the Cosmic Era figure, though I based some of it off of what I did for the Strike Freedom. In that particular model I gave the (Dragoon) Wings names of Archangels. In that spirit, since the Legend is basically the spiritual antipode of Strike Freedom, and because the machine is given the model number of the beast (ZGMF-X666S, I named the Legend's (Dragoon) Bits off of the the names of some Fallen Angels (or hellish figures). Though some of those names are altered a bit:

Fallen Angel's List -- 1 for each Dragoon bit:
Berith
Focalor
Belias [Belial]
Samalus [Samael]
Forneus
Murmur
Leviathan (conical bit on backpack)
Satanus [satan] (conical bit on backpack)
Azazel (on left side of waist)
Ba-al Zebûb [BeezelBub] (on right side of waist)


As far as my interest in the machine goes, it's quite nice. I actually like the Providence a bit more -- probably because I thought the pilot was a good one. The Pilot of Legend (Rey Za Burrel -- Rey Zabrel -- Lazer Barrel?) didn't quite take me in as well as Le Cleuze. Still, the machine's design address a whole host of problems that the original Providence had -- particularly in the backpack.

I'm still trying to perfect the beam shield so cut me some slack.


Ok, I know I've been absent for a while. Laziness....

Software: Lightwave3D (modeling, UV's, rendering) Photoshop (heavy post, UV textures)

Gundam is (c) Bandai/Sunrise/Sotsu Agency
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:icongunplafan:
GunplaFan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Yep,you good at this.
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Darkscreamer785 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic, dude!
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melfinabelle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Artist
sir how did you do that? is there a tutorial for that so i can make gundams too.. thanks :)
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BokuXShanatoSaber Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ಠ_ಠ MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! LIKE SERIOUSLY GOD DRAWN?

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Don't blame this little gundam freak here cuz she just lurves gundam
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ErkiB Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Its just incredible, The colours are just awesome, keep it up
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mobilesuitsoldier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I see the resemblance and the awesomeness of the legend gundam Nice work Keep it up!! :+favlove:
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fezzy600 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
This is awesome. Rey Za Burrel was right and it is Rau Le Creuset. Just so you know.
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Bloodrealm Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
The detail and shading on this is amazing! The rain is very realistic, too. I have slightly more respect for the Legend after seeing this expert portrayal!
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PerfectSharingan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know everybody before already have said it, but it sure does look good xd
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Robat98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Robat98 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Steventhehedgehog582 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I'm usually a zaku person, but this is the one Gundam I have respect for
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Bloodrealm Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Probably because the Legend's equipment was tested using the special Providence ZAKU.
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Steventhehedgehog582 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
the prototype ZGMF-X3000Q ZAKU. funny thing is, I made a ZAKU with the DRAGOON system before I found out the already did
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105Strike Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Mankind's dream, mankind's future, you are the splendid result, Kira Yamato!!
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mechaddictXD Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Digital Artist
damn the best 3D image of legend i've ever seen. keep up the good work...
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Rhavis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Hey dude, recently found this while looking for some things, Mind if I use it for an archetype for a kind of machine I'm making?
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spacezillazon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome good look,details,colors,effects! that's cool I would like to see that in action
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PoirotHercule Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
prefer Providence but still love your art work
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WorldofSecrets Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
It's amazing. I could never come up with anything like that. Just, amazing. I'm just curious, does anyone have a list of all of the Gundams created so far? I'm trying to write a new story, and of course, I need original models. I will hopefully post parts of the story on my own website soon, and I'll give people the link so they can comment. Thanks.
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onesangheili Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
Mind-blowingly excellent as usual. I love the part where you assigned each DRAGOON a name. I'm a sucker for such things...
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DillanNZ Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Holy crap! AMAZING! Definately checking out your gallery now
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achthenuts Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think this MS will be avaliable in MG ?
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Rike-the-Furious Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I always thought Legend was the 2nd most powerful CE MS, right below the Strike Freedom. That may just be the DRAGOONs talking, though. :D

Great pic! The coolest part is that I can actually remember this part of the show. It's Legend and Destiny chasing Athrun's Gouf, right?
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sandrum Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since CE lacks any real information on "power output/thrust output", other than weight and height, not much realistic information is given about any MS in the CE universe -- so I tend to stay away from those sorts of statements. I'm more of Strike fan myself though. ;p
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MichaelSuwandi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   Digital Artist
great detail, legend looks so much better here than in the series
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swordflip Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
i love how u made d legend not-fat with its massive backpack and all

simply amazing, w/ destiny being in d bg is an added awesome
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Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
LOL Not only was I a better pilot, but the Providence *WAS* a better machine the Legend had 10 dragoon pods for a total of 26 beam cannons, plus the beam cannon in its hand for a total of 27. Whilst the Providence had 11 dragoon pods for a total of 43 beam cannons, plus the beam cannon in its hand and the 2 beam cannon inside the shield Providence had 46 total beam cannons, that's almost *DOUBLE* the Legends firepower! :)

So uh.....I'd definitively say it's a superior MS, even if i hadn't been the pilot:)
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aqua-da-kappa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
so how do you draw your gundam, are your picture completley drawn or created on computer, or do you start off with a hand drwan sketch.
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TheDrawMonster Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
The detail is just awesome :wow:
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dfw-boy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
o _ o

...wow, dude!!!
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KurayamiTamashii Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Are you working or do you plan on doing any Gundam 00 gundams?
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm up in the air on that one. Not really sure... Possibly.
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KurayamiTamashii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Awesome I have my fingers crossed and once again: Your work is a pleasure to look at so thanks for sharing :D
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sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:star: Thank you!! :ahoy:
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ZGMF-X20-Freedom Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Really really impressive everyone here seems to be amazing at creating gundams
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kirayamato209 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
dang, that looks awesome
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KeshitaiAugusto Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Freaking Awesome illustration!!!nice job
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kamalasan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
whoa nice work! the legend gundam does look a lot and functions a lot like the late providence gundam...dont you think?:)
(i think it was piloted by rau lacreuset..or maybe not..)
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arkane0078 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
thinking of drawing this one too :D
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Death-And-Rebirth124 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
This is amazing. I love the feel of the scene.
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Baremenos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
nice!!
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peanut8 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008   Writer
Awesome, and i love how you named the DRAGOONS!
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Jalingon3011 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008
oooo this one is pretty nice ^^ the model blends nice with the BG
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sandrum Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Keep up the good work on your end too! :nod:
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SmashMobius Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Rey Za Burrel => Lazer Barrel

LMAO I never realized that!
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:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't remember who originally showed me that idea but I thought it was quite amusing when i saw it as well. ;p
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Talancir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. my. god. I'd only seen this mech design once, because of the shoddy condition of iraqi bootlegs, and I was sorely impressed by it.

your rendition is very moving; lots of emotion in this piece. I love the pose so much I might have to take extensive notes emulating it in drawings of my own. the detail is superb; you definitely put a lot of sweat and toil into making this. the coloring is what really makes this piece; it sets the tone and matches up with the posing of the mechs perfectly. I'm definitely Fav'ing this.
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sandrum Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, kind sir! :salute: :ahoy:
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