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Battletech - Shadowcat

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Noticing a trend lately? I've had a lot of Battletech fan commissions come in over the last few months.

This piece was done for No Guts No Galaxy and should be available as a shirt in their store soon: nogutsnogalaxy.myshopify.com/ (notice my Marauder and Warhammer are up there)

As for the art, I was assigned to redesign the Shadowcat. If I've ever drawn one of these before it was way back when Mechwarrior 4 was fresh. Luckily this is one of those designs that was done quite well from the beginning, so it didn't require many changes, just some polishing up with modern looks.
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Alianore89's avatar
Hey, it is best mech! Fast, light, jump jets, a bwoom cannon. It is a perfect example on why I prefer the clan mechs, light, quick and heavily armed.
Yantzee001's avatar
This is probably the best mech picture I have ever seen in my life. Not just wireframe like most, but has actual shading to it. 
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MilanopianoHobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite mech, by far. 
coppertoppu238's avatar
i think the shadow cat is the best all round best for any situation mech for battle tech, not my favorite or the most powerful or fastest for the tonnage, but the adaptability for any situation makes this probably the best mech to have in your star or lance 
ArlyssStewart's avatar
The Shadow Cat is a personal fav of mine, Thanks for sharing :D
It looks great :D
wbyrd's avatar
Great version the Shadow cat is one of my favorite designs. always had a lot of luck with it.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
:)
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Darkton93Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always loved your redesigns, and this is another great one.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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NarstakStudent Interface Designer
It looks awesome!
Warrior20198's avatar
I'm wondering when we start making these machines?
NovaFlux's avatar
My favorite Clan mech :happybounce:  Awesome work
Heretic1311's avatar
They also show your Rifleman.
I LOVE your Rifleman.
Awesomest BT art ever IMO.
residentcrow7's avatar
Always impressed with our work. One of my favorite mechs this time too!
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TheInventor200Hobbyist Writer
I never understood why they put a hand on that mech. I hate handed mechs as it is (just out of aesthetic reasons), but that arm has almost no flexibility. wtf
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
True its use is very marginalized, but it would still have a slight bit of utility, just awkwardly :)
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BishopSteinerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Much as I like the version we got in mWO (to my own surprise) it's just hard to beat the look of that scissor jointed leg, no matter how impractical it would actually be.  This...I think this is officially my favorite piece you have done Shim.  And the best Shadowcat I have ever seen.  I was never even a fanboy of the design, but now I kinda want a 3D mini based off that pic.  Any chance you got the Uziel (with classic MW4 loadout, not the crappy TRO3067 one) on your to-do list anywhere?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
Nothing on the horizon really, since starting work on the official redesigns for CGL I haven't even been doing fan commissions. All tied up in a good way :)
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BishopSteinerHobbyist Traditional Artist
So what's the word on that, anyhow?  Or is it hush hush?  HG finally playing nice?
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
As all sensible legal things go, CGL is making what it has the right to, and if HG doesn't like it they'll have to take real legal action, not just throwing around threatening glares.
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Entar0178Professional General Artist
One of my favourite mechs, i also like vulture. Thank you for drawing this
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GraySharkStudiosProfessional Traditional Artist
I just never understood the addition of hands because...they are always made into a fist. If they dont use them to pick things up, why even have a hand?

At any rate, I always liked the SC design and you represented it really well, no surprise.

Cheers Shimmy.
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Shimmering-SwordProfessional Digital Artist
They can be used to pick things up, and other general utility outside of combat. But yeah, usually just in a fist for punching.
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Hitman85PlHobbyist Artist
Great work:)
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