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Battletech - Kodiak

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Here's a Battletech fan commission done for :iconbranndon: Branndon

A Ghost Bear Alpha Galaxy mechwarrior stands atop his idling Kodiak assault mech after some light fighting.
Not my hottest piece of color art, as I was coming out of a long string of official lineart redesigns for Battletech. Went with a mixed design style between the old art and MWO version for the mech.
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TemplarianDX's avatar
My favorite assault mech, right here.
Dantedesertfox's avatar
A moment of relaxation after dealing with pests.
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
very nice!! dont see the pilots and mech posing together much. :D
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, I've only done it a few times.
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
nice!:D
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StridersStrikersTeamHobbyist Artist
Most excellent!
Rovien's avatar
I wonder how you'd make the Turkina look if it's design were updated.
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Firenz123Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic, really cool.:)
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Grebo-GuruProfessional Traditional Artist
Nicely done. I'm always shocked when someone manages to make a Battlemech look cool.
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BishopSteinerHobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a beauty of a piece.  Nice to see the cross pollination of styles between you and Alex on some stuff. We may finally see Battletech pulled out of the laughable 80s for art quality finally!  (even if the TRO 3025 and 3026 are among my most cherished possessions)
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
I'd say we're pretty cleanly away from the FASA days now. We get the odd dud, but CGL is largely employing actual mech artists, not just random scifi dinosaurs :D
Tequila628's avatar
Dunno, Sword. There is so much laser vomit in MWO and that mech only has ballistic-inflicted wounds... xD :P
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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Stargazzer811Hobbyist Artist
This isn't for MWO though, this if for Battletech proper.
Branndon's avatar
Absolutely love it! Thank you again for taking this commission!
TimFusco's avatar
Absolutely LOVE it!
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:)
Sekitonbo's avatar
He will crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and hear the lamentation of their women.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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"Long string of official lineart redesigns for Battletech."  This got me all sorts of excited.  If I buy the book/s that the are is in do you get a little bit in royalties? 
Thanks for sharing this beast of a fighter.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
No royalties for me, just flat rate contracts. Hopefully not too long and I'll start to post the art here.
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So what era is the book set?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
3025/early stuff. CGL is putting out some early source books and Alpha Strike Combat Manuals that have redesigned unseen mechs in them.
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BishopSteinerHobbyist Traditional Artist
any word on if we will get a real Era Report or Historical Report 3025?  I know it would retread some stuff, but it seems so many of the base rules are very 3050+ in general approach, and seeing official modifiers for tech work, refit availability, and an updated look at the setting would be nice, without having to dig through 50 books to keep track of what got retconned how.
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