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Battletech - Archer

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About half way through the dump of official Battletech lineart now.
This "classic" (or "newseen" as the fans call it) set of mechs is intended to refresh the art for some early era mechs.
My goal was to be as faithful as possible to the originals to deliver something recognizable and iconic, yet still come up with something original.

Here's another one that I don't believe has been shown off before, though some of you may have seen a prototype print miniature of it.
The torso and arms didn't change too much going into the official version, but the legs received a big pass of detailing.
This also has one of my most elaborate lineart backgrounds.
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VTX001's avatar
Hehe i can imagine a full alpfa strike Macross Missile Massacre anyone!
Clankerflak's avatar
I'd like to say good work on this picture and fuck Harmony Gold. 
davidrazi's avatar
Very pleased you stuck with the original canon under-torso cockpit. Looks much tougher in my opinion.
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
Vastly superior to the original design :) Your colour version was even better!!

Excellent work! BT should shower you in gold for your sterling efforts :D
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Just a little gold, they can only afford so much :P
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ColourbrandHobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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ScouttheRangerDogHobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks great! I love the modernization of the old design. very true to the classic, while bringing it out of the blocky 80s 
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
And away from the simplified looks that aided in animation.
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Brand-194Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved your work~ :D
alderfek's avatar
Very nice ! I think this would get the Dragoons stamp of approval
Rookie425's avatar
You never fail to impress me with all of the nostalgia inducing content.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:)
paws4thot's avatar
Love Archers; they make great targets if you can push them into a corner and get inside their minimum range without too much damage!
MiraslavSun's avatar
Fantastic job! Thank you!
cptsqweky's avatar
Wait, these aren't official Battletech art? Man, I wish I owned the rights to this game, just so I could hire you.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
This is official Battletech art, this is THE Archer now :)
cptsqweky's avatar
Oh, I really misread what you'd said then. My bad. Good to know there's such an awesome artist working on Battletech!
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Stigmartyr762Hobbyist Artist
I do love me some classic Battlemechs. :D
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:)
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Stigmartyr762Hobbyist Artist
:D
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thepixelartistmanHobbyist Artist
Cool :)
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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The thing about Battletech, I never thought that Mechs should be used as artillery pieces. That should be an tanks as what not.  Enough of my rambling, this is a great looking mech that I would love to see more of in its many variants.  Specially the ones with more Energy weapons.  :D
Thank you for sharing.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
I believe the running logic is that if you're gonna fill a dropship with something, bring the best. So while fire support mechs are wasteful, they can outperform a vehicle if the need for flexibility arrives.
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