This miniature was the first Official Battletech design that I was commissioned by Ironwind Metals to make for them.
This was part of a GenCon Special set of 6 total variants of the Ares battlemech of which the Poseidon was the lightest variant. (some of the pictures of the other variants can be found in my DA gallery)
Despite this being the first official miniature I had ever done for a company it was a fun process and one that myself and Anthony have been refining over the past few years.
Modeled in Autodesk Maya
Rendered in Renderman
Did you draw some inspiration from the King Crab for the torso?
Interesting design. I admit I'm not familiar with any Tripod designs in Battletech, but I do know Quads are rather rare, something about stability I think, at least regarding the old 3025 Scorpion and Goliath mechs.
I think *he* didn't draw inspiration from the King Crab, the original classic designer did. It's even noted in the wiki I think. For one of the tripod designs at least. This is an evolution of the classic design I think.
But I do recommend the Armored Core series. Mainly AC2: Another Age (mainly because the money system in the original AC2 is bull. GOD DAMN YOU FROM SOFTWARE!)