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Battletech - Shadow Hawk by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Shadow Hawk by Shimmering-Sword
Just a few more to go in the lineart dump.
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.

The shadow hawk was fairly straight forward in the redesign process, though we did go through a lot of iteration and ideas over the cockpit.
I wanted a more box face style, similar to what you see in MWO and some of the original battletech lineart (not dougram art), but we finalized on something more angular.
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:iconbishopsteiner:
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah still waiting to get the mini of this guy.... but I notice a certain gap in these NuSeen... no Quads?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wants gave way to needs, we definitely talked about getting the Goliath done.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
This guys miniture is already out I noticed.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, one of several CGL approved IWM to produce. Though, an improved version will be in the box set.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Same pose I hope. I've also seen a painted Battlemaster and Thunderbolt.
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Viereth Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I've got five of these in miniature form in various stages of getting painted.  One of my new favorites.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're probably going to find yourself with a 6th or more when the new box set hits :D
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Viereth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
At a bare minimum ;)
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Darkton93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice take on the Dougram!
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Is that an LRM 5 in its shoulder?
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
CONGRATS! This pic is on SARNA.NET!
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Hmm interesting. I'm kinda torn here as the shoulder mounted AC in MWO looks more plausible but your redesign also has marit.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
On mine it more or less aims to match the old Dougram design as requested by my art director. I'd have preferred an MWO style mount too.
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erdervv Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
I'm sure that in the first grey death legion book Grayson Carlyle uses his left hand to grab the AC5 barrel and direct the fire at some point, i think it was when he fought the crusader, you can't do something like that with the MWO design, or any time of AA work, this mount looks a bit more fragile but better suited for attacking fast moving targets.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
And it can change angle, makes sense. I just hope the new model mounts the AC better than on the first one.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Best Shadow Hawk I've seen. And no seriously, I'm not kissing ass, it truly IS the best Shadow Hawk I've ever seen.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The things one can say without nostalgia goggles  :D
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Indeed :)
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2017
The problem with this guy is he's clearly built primarily for melee, but all video games (not just MWO) have shunned that aside because game engines and physics and technical bullshittery that they really should have looked into BEFORE commiting to having it in their title and so it becomes fairly underwhelming for its meager ranged arrangements.

ARRANGEMENTS (#CannotUnsee)
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Zax19taken Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Yep, I like the melee side and it's never really relevant in PC games x)
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
They tried to do collisions and knock-down in MWO, but the physics were sooo sensitive that even scratching paint caused allied mechs to both fall over instantly (many players say that could have been avoided by using a different game engine!), and the vocal minority snowflake OP-must-nerf-Lights players complained really loudly that getting knocked over by something like the kinetic impact of a quarter-ton solid steel sphere moving at almost the speed of light from a Gauss Rifle was "unreasonable".
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
But this is battletech, no one punches, only kicks :P
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WILDMUSTANGX Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017   General Artist
Cool!  I kinda think that all mecha should have fully articulated hands and arms, so they can serve a variety of functions.  No real point in them just being walking tanks.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
For where you statement ends, I can point you to how you started: Because they're cool :)
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Sentinel373 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
i've got one of those :P
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this so very very much.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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spacewolflord Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Great looking as always.  Have you hear that Harmony Gold might lose its latest law suit against Piranha Games and Harebrained Schemes?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3Z3-y…

Thank you as always for sharing.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
They were always likely to lose, other than Weisman not being allowed to touch the unseen.
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erdervv Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2017
I like this one, a lot, it reminds me of that guy from "the 9th company" that says tanks are beautiful because they are simple and have nothing more than wat it's needed in their design, this shadow hawk is the same: it's simple yet beautiful.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yep. I think it's important to have some mechs really show their utilitarian, efficient nature.
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stormeris Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Mediocrity never looked better.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Lol.
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:iconzax19taken:
Zax19taken Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
The good old microwave head x)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Heh.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Very nice take on a classic.
I like the Shadow Hawk in MWO, but this slightly angles cockpit looks more dynamic.
For a medium, that´s probably the better choice, as that class is not supposed to be static.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I say you could go either way. Your reasoning is solid, though there's also the trooper aesthetic side of looking rugged and easily repairable.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Even troopers can look speedy.
But i get your point.
Still i like what you delivered.
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Already got my mini of this one. 😁
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nice! If you're ever looking for more, the coming box set version is a somewhat improved sculpt.
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Ohhhh

Any ideas as to a release date? Or does that fall under the dreaded NDA coverage. 😁
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It'll first come with the new intro box. No solid ETA.
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Blargh.
Ah well.
Guess I’ll just have to wait.
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fecler Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
2nd favorite mech in the franchise. 
damn is it beautiful.         Wander Emote: Thumbs Up 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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SergeantBiscuits Featured By Owner Edited Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Might be my favorite so far. He looks like a tough little bastard! He'll pester you with that shoulder-mounted ER PPC, then SRM-salvo you if you get too close.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
On the right variant, yeah that can be a ppc :P
Definitely not my favorite of the bunch, but not the worst either. Definitely looks better as a miniature.
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Harusame1982 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
I du not know but I think the Boxface would really be better.
This one it sort of looks ok-ish, but the boxed cowl would be better.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that was my though, the bold style of a box head would stand out more. This is just, a cockpit.
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