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VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron by ukitakumuki VAINGLORY: Fly Or Die Baron by ukitakumuki
Around mid 2017, I finally got the honour of working with an ol' favourite DA artist of mine, :iconcarlo-arellano: who is currently the Art Director on SEMC's Vainglory! 

Just got cleared to post this up, so I'll preface this by saying this is obviously not the Cherry-red paint scheme that was eventually decided upon, but I am super happy that practically all the other ideas leading up to this point made it into the final product :) I won't get too much into the details of the brief but we had settled on him being a younger, hotshot pilot Baron, with a nod to what I thought was an established John Lennon reference. That inspired me to go for cheeky hybrid Vietnam-era colours, along with a familiar Ion Cannon ingame strike decal that I tweaked ever so slightly...and repurposed into the peace symbol you see plastered against his side.

I'm quite proud of his transformation sequence that I had submitted to the team as I went through sufficient pains to technically not have him -completely- shatter his spine and still 'fly' in relative comfort... while hopefully maintaining a utilitarian and robust construction style to the armour, with hints of brutal weight savings where needed (the swing-out feet/shins double as vert stabilisers). (He initially was proposed with more humanoid 'high heel feet' but Carlo wanted the skids) Also note the thigh-mounted Rocket Launcher that fold out into stub wings during flight and hanging Porcupine Mortars mounted under the engine/tail boom assembly.

Both flight and ground profiles were worked to hint at feline features -which I had inquired about after looking at Baron's armour and lore. The weapon was probably worked over more than the overall suit lol, had to stick to familiar proportions while trying to make sense of it in when presented in the context of an aerial weapon during Heli mode.

Happy bush-jumping! That's all I really wanted to do in his Heli mode. :) Hope the fans out there enjoy this Baron variant!
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:iconiamananimefan001:
IamAnAnimefan001 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Just a question. Was this a project for a game or just an art project?
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:iconjondoesart:
JonDoesArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a better Fly or Die color rendition of Baron's skin!
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:iconmeisan:
meisan Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful,nice design
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:iconfuego-fantasmal:
Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
Awesome, dude.
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:iconcommandervulkan:
COMMANDERVULKAN Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
This would make a fun miniature game.
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:iconkratier:
kratier Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
still doing awesome work man, this looks so clean compared to your usual stuff
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:iconthenotsowelltaught:
thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
(Pulls out a bag of memes)

I guess he sexually identifies as an attack helicopter.

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Jokes aside, I like how clear-cut the artwork looks. Also, I think it's quite impressive to see helicopter parts that were proportioned to snugly fit the human body. I've never heard of a transforming power suit before, so to me, it's a rather innovative idea. 
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:iconultra-cole:
Ultra-Cole Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Nice to see a new post from you ^_^.  Nice stuff.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
Cool work.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
Quite nice
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:iconbrucekrager:
BRUCEKRAGER Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent concept
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Firestarthecat1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Where can I find one of these and how much does it cost?
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:iconwh1t3f4n6:
WH1T3F4N6 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Haha! Finally! Love looking at your stuff, this one is fucking awesome!
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Nice! He looks like a unit from Halo Wars!
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
awesome design!!!
who would have though a personal size heli suit? :D
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HARPSEAL-DEVIANTART Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sick!! Gotta love mechs
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Gundam1701 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student Artist
Now THAT...is a mobile suit!
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:iconmarkybo-jens:
Markybo-Jens Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Transformers!!!
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
Considering it´s named "Baron", i´m not surprised they chose the cherry-red version.
Because now they can call it the "Red Baron" and it´s perfectly legit :XD:
I totally want such a suit too, just imagine how much you would safe on parking fees!
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