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Battle Mech - Grey Death Marauder by Shimmering-Sword Battle Mech - Grey Death Marauder by Shimmering-Sword
After doing so many Battletech commissions I wanted to do one of my own again, for a little more freedom in mech choice and design. Turns out my last personal BT piece was also a marauder, both done for the same reason, though the old one looks silly compared to this :D

A lot of fans miss the old unseen designs, so for this piece I wanted to create something that was a little more faithful to the old, while also trying to avoid a look that would cause legal issues, and going on a bit of related fluff from the Mad Cat.

Grey Death Legion Marauder MAD-5S going to work on a moon.
2 ER Particle Projector Cannons
2 M Pulse Lasers
1 Gauss Rifle

If I was to redesign another unseen, or any BT mech in general that you feel is an iconic mech that needs a face lift, which would it be?
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grindKerensky Oct 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
y u no CERPPC ?
the marauder and the timberwolf are by far my favorite mechs.
:icondarthvaderplz::iconsaysplz: fell the wrath of DARTH VADER
TheRealAwesomeSolder Sep 1, 2013
Reminds me of the mech in "Battle Mechs"There's a mech pic in loading screen,looks like this but it's golden nice one tough
The best 55 ton mech and one of the oldest mechs around.
That is pretty awesome, I've been trying to draw a Summoner, (my favorite mech) in a MW:O style, but it keeps coming out awful looking (I have always had difficulty drawing mechs, though people are no problem)
Shimmering-Sword Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's all about practice, keep trying and you'll get better.
JWoodrell Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I expanded this into 1 16:9 format for the background on my laptop, you have full credit in the description, as well as your signature is untouched in the original image
I composited it with imagery from nasa of the moon, and redid the shadows to match, as well as adding the ppc glow lighting. I wish I could generate art as detailed as you.
posted here: [link]

If I had my choice I would love to see your take on the LCT-1S Locust, it has always been my favorite mech and I hated their project phoenix redesign.
Shimmering Sword - well done sir well done indeed

I am blown away by this and your other pictures of this venerable design

The "Mad 3D" is one of my favorite Mech's - in fact it was probably the first Mech I ever saw back in 1990 when I got my hands on a copy of the original 3025 Tech readout - The Marauder being the on the front cover.

I love its clunky odd shape and its 'alien' layout and despite the additional readouts and plethora of designs it (and the Banshee 3S) remained my Mech of choice.

However after looking through your pictures (the Grey Death, Highlander and Free World League variants) the original "Officers Pod" design just looks rubbish by comparison.

This particular picture encapsulates everything the Marauder is in my mind and I love the dynamic pose as it advances guns blazing

Now when I imagine the Marauder - this is what I see.

Another unseen I would like to see given the Shimmering Sword re-design is the Crusader - but I understand that you are now quite busy so this is unlikely to happen.

Now obviously no one has created a "3 D Print" of this model and as such haven't been swapping them for certain cash sums or contributions so I am not going to ask.........

....unless of course someone has in which case please please please PM me with the details.
Shimmering-Sword Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen one homebrew model that was made of this, but it was a bash of parts rather than a casting, so there aren't any duplicates of it.
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