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Bolo - We Are Already In Hell by Shimmering-Sword Bolo - We Are Already In Hell by Shimmering-Sword
Destruction anyone? The environmentalists wont be happy about this :noes:
Haven't done a painting on this scale in a while, so it was nice to spend some good time on something. Enjoy.

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The Bolo MkXXXIII "Sabellicus"
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The detail is wonderful on the tank, but the vertical layout has one problem: there is a little too much empty space up in the sky. this could be solved by removing some of the fire in the lower half, but mostly there's just too much gray sky up there.

that one turret that's pointing at the viewer is a string element. You might be able to make it better by showing it charging with the blue light the others are shooting.

The other thing here is that the tank is just sitting there. That may have been your intention, but it might make the piece stronger if it were moving along the landscape. Some dust from the treads and suggested blur on the treads could help.
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I am a huge fan of Bolos so i have read some of the books, my faverite is Bolo Rising, you should read that if you have not but let us get the business

I like how it is not as towery as many are and the fact that it has the morters and heavy howitzers as well as the missiles, plus the fact that its not alone ( even in the early parts of ww2 no one tanks moved anywhere alone if they could help it)

though i do have some problems with this, one all the curves are what you could call a SHOOT THERE SHOOT THERE place for it it like shooting a hole but this is fan art not a design for a real things so in my mind this is the best Bolo fan art that i have seen to date!
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Drow3323 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018
Don't ask if Bolo tanks could survive Warhammer 40K, instead ask if Warhammer 40K could survive Bolo tanks
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Yep!
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SubZonianthesecond Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Imagine an army of BOLO Tanks in warhammer 40k.

The possibilities, man.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
As a W40k fan I can say they could probably survive a lot, but not exterminatus. NOTHING survives that.
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SubZonianthesecond Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
But what if all of them can now fly in space by self-upgrading until they become the size of a battlecruiser?

(Weird scenario, i know.) :\
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Well, we can then run it 1 of 3 ways. 1. We'll through the entire Imperium and Astartes Navy at them, plus the weapons used for Exterminatus (which can be used in space too), 2. We lead them smack into a Tyranid Hive Fleet and have them fight each other until judgement day, or 3. We sur--*gets blamed by nearest commissar*
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SubZonianthesecond Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Tbonemeister Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
This has been sitting on my hard drive for years and now I finally find the source! :) Awesome work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you, and much appreciation for the gifted sub. I may not be the most needing of one (DA has kinda made subs not useful anymore), but I'll make use of the slightly better viewing :)
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Tbonemeister Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
I'll be sure to donate to your Patreon too, your art is amazing and I want to support it!
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Leonitus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the size dimensions on this monster?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure exactly, at least 100 meters long, likely much more.
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Leonitus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'RE ALIVE!!! jk
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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iwontrememberthis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
I just finished reading the book and this is the first image result for "Bolo tank"
A football stadium of rolling death.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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teslashark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spacebattles.com?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yep :)
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teslashark Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it!
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2016  Student General Artist
reminds me of the landkreuzer p.1000 Ratte.
basically, the Germans wanted a kill-all vehicle.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I believe in the Bolo setting that's where the lineage starts from.
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Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Student General Artist
0.0 s-space Germans? That's like my favorite kind of fantasy right there.
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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
I never thought to fine a fellow BOLO fan on Deviant Art!  Bolo's are my preferred  vehicles of mass destruction.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Can't really call myself a fan as I've never read any of the books, but they're a cool concept. Probably one of the most destructive vehicles for their size in scifi.
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machstormer Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
WHAT PART OF "NO PICKLES" DID YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?!?!?
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Cromwell300 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
love it also I recall seeing a meme using this picture called "AVATAR 2".
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
 No. No, I imagine they're gonna they're not gonna be happy about this one little bit!  Oh Noes! 
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
;) (Wink) 
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banjocaleb Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
I've actually came across this pic that has been poorly recolored with poor clip-art added in. I'm not kidding. For some reason I couldn't help but laugh. He didn't even try to hide the name by the right tank trends. Heres the link:forums.spacebattles.com/thread…. Scroll down and look for the name Hammerchunckery.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm wondering if I've seen that one before. Not a big deal, but funny.
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banjocaleb Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
Thought you would enjoy the laugh.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Is this from Battletech or a completely original vehicle?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bolo is its own book series/setting.
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Vrekandis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Keith Laumer's Bolos--solving problems at 10 megatons/second since 2000!

Ahh, here's to the future that never was....<lifts glass> 
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DemonWolf22311 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
That's no even a tank, that's a mobile Fortress... XD
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ErnstBush Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
its a BANEBLAAAAAADDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PanzerBob Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
THE DINOCHROME BRIGADE SALUTES YOUR RENDITION OF OUR BROTHER....I have been rereading most of the books and have become a little immersed.  I think this is great, some have mentioned that the Bolo in action would not be vary visible, true...however, you wanted the show Sabellicus, and I think you've caught the essence of the War Machine....BZ
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novadragon223 Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
is it just me or dos the the hellbore cannon look like it aiming at us?
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Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Every now and then I put in 'BOLO' or 'OGRE', and it keeps bringing me back to this piece. Suffice to say, Shimmering, you have yourself a winner of a picture here.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, yeah it's already so old and out dated for me, but in the art starved boloverse it seems I did something helpful.
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Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Ever think about creating something else? Or was this one of those few inspired moments that lasts and lasts?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Not so much. This piece was commissioned, not sure if I'd even heard of Bolo before this piece, though it's easy to get the gist of the setting. I've never really done much fanart, especially not in the last few years. Previous to that I just did Battletech fanart, but now I'm an official freelancer for them and all my non official work is paid for by other fans :D
Long story short, I likely wont be doing any other Bolos pieces unless someone commissions it.
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Orkronos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Fuck yah Bolos!
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Kahvik Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
This is beautiful. First time I see any bolo art, and it's this? Amazing. Keep it up!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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BladezEX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
beautiful bolo's always has been one of my favorite series and its hard to find any good art for them
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narrva Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
A review mentioned that we can't see what the missiles are shooting at.  I'm saying that is because the missiles are shooting at ships in orbit; and dropping them like flies.
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mivpus Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Colonel Quaritch: "That'd be my new favorite tank"
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El-Kortez Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
For the honor of the Regiment.
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