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Battle Mech - Highlanders Rifleman by Shimmering-Sword Battle Mech - Highlanders Rifleman by Shimmering-Sword
Commissioned by the No Guts No Galaxy podcast team, the 4th of my unseen redesigns.

Rifleman, 60 ton heavy battlemech. Default load out.
Weapons:
2 Large Lasers
2 Autocannon 5s
2 Medium Lasers
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:iconodanan:
Odanan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Best Rifleman ever!

It is still a little too similar with the Unseen design, though... would you be capable of making the Reseen Rifleman as sexy as this one?
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WingmanRed Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Badass!
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:iconmp2carpediem:
mp2carpediem Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Nice Mech design!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Less then 1 and a half year ago.
Now you got the legs look strong and solid too :D
Still one of your best works in my oppinion.
I think i mentioned in my earlier post how much i like the fact of you drawing two different barrels for AC and large laser. Just had to point it out once again.
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StabbyNinja Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hy Is it OK if I print this picture?........and ps if you answer yes would your photo printed out on photo paper look the same or at least alright?
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Great version of the Rifleman, on the whole I preferred most of the designs in the Japanese version of the old Battletech box set but their Rifleman was too skinny and the guns looked weird, this one looks the right weight, good action pose too. Looks like you kept the floodlights?
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PedroPortela Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Dammit... If its for the NGNG it cant be used in another game...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Only this specific painting is for them, the design is my own. What kind of game?
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:iconpedroportela:
PedroPortela Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Just saying, but if the design is yours it might be used in the future since it bears no similarities with HG's unseen. Love that cockpit window effect.
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sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SNIPER MECH SUIT

ARGUMENT: INVALID 
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:iconfrostraptor:
FrostRaptor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic interpretation!
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:iconjdherring:
JDHerring Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome :)
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:iconwancow:
wancow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
The Rifleman was my first favourite mech in BattleTech... Great work on your re-design.
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AnWivu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love what you have done with this... I've been playing around with 3d modelling a mech chassis and your work has really given me a lot of inspiration as far as getting the joints right(hopefully). You capture the battletech style very well also.
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Solouroboros Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
For the joints, if you're using a 3d CAD program, you have to imagine immobile steel bars running through each joint. They can rotate on the bar, but that bar never bends :) It helped me when I did mechs in highschool for my CAD class. I actually lined up all the joints on circular bars, then turned them into bad ass huge bolts.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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InDeepSchit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Photographer
So much win in this! :la:
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angryspac3monk3y Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
As a Windbourne Highlander, I LOVE this! Epic art, throughout your gallery, but this one strikes a chord. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it.
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Heh, fly swatter.

Love it. It's different than the original, but still looks exactly like a rifleman. Not sure if that makes sense or not.
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chefsbrian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man No guts No Galaxy XD I'm glad I found you through your well deserved DD! :D
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HIMSHalcyon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I'm more of a chicken-walker fan myself, but the Rifleman is just damned awesome. Congrats on making the twirly-bird radar look good (I much prefer the crescent-shaped solid state set on the Project: Phoenix version).
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Nashidaran Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahahah :) Fly swatter indeed :) A great imge :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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philpete13 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Like the pose. Wonder if I can get my model kit into the same position.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Even I had to cheat to get it this way :)
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Valiant-Horizon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
If I had to choose this or a Lamborghini, then the answer is pretty much obvious. ;)
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Agreed!
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Valiant-Horizon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeyup. :)
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
The original Rifleman was a mecha from Macross and looked great, but had 2 similar guns in the arms. Your redraw makes it obvious that there are different weapons installed. Like it!
Plus your style is really something to behold, came to you after reading your nick in an answer by mecha-master, saying hes a fan of yours too, so i had to check. He was right!
Thx for your work!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to hear from him, he's one of the best. (no one beats FlyingDebris of course)
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Not familiar with him, but after you mentioning him, i just have to check.
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ok, i dont know him, but im familiar with his artworks. And i agree with you about his awesomeness. Thx for the hint!
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
OUCH!!!!
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:iconodanan:
Odanan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Your best mech - simply gorgeous!
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VincentNacon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol, fly swatter.
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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Looks cool, but DAYMN! I would never want to pilot that thing just due to how exposed the cockpit is. Good work though.
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I always liked Riflemen, strait forward design, no excessive amount of weapons that it wouldn't be able to support or carry ammo for, etc.
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ThunderGodXarbala Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Getting Japanese Rifleman vibes from the arms, which is a neat detail. And I like how combining the Reseen and Unseen versions really worked out!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This one did come out well :)
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
chunky legss XD awesome
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p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Goliath online
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice to see another mecha designer who has worked out the mechanics of their designs. Very cool design =^^=
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Maya998 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very nice Phalanx I mean Raider X I mean Rifleman! Epic mech is so epic it's moved into several universes. :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:iconneeble:
Neeble Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I've come to wonder why weapons have to be mounted where the arms would be on a mecha. As artillery or marksmanship designed units, wouldn't it be more efficient to have the weapon mounted into the chest or where the head would be?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Seeing as the pilot aims with a reticle which the computer converges the weapons on, this isn't really an issue for long range. It's more of an issue at close range where the arms are forced to converge a lot more, to the point where a small foe at point blank can't be hit by both arms.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
This put's the boom in bit bat bam
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