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Battletech - Anthology #5 by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Anthology #5 by Shimmering-Sword
Here's the cover art for Battlecorps Anthology #5, a piece that had it's NDA lifted rather quickly. The book has yet to be published but (don't take this as fact) might be at GenCon.

Civil war between the 3rd and 15th Marik Militias. A half disabled Hunchback grapples an Awesome to hold it in place, taking some heavy kicks in the process. Meanwhile a rifleman closes in at speed to finish the job, lining up a shot at the Awesome's breached cockpit.

I enjoyed the chance to give my take on a Battlemech cockpit, also being able to throw a modern design aesthetic over the old canon visuals of the mechs involved.
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:icontimohuovinen:
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Whoah, amazing!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is incredibly awesome!!
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JWright-3D-Graphics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
epic
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AnkitBarbarian Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
that's a gamer approach
love your gallery man !
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow so beautiful ! :o
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Xerthil Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
After seeing this cockpit and being reminded of all the empty screens that are in the MWO cockpits.. I kind of wish that this was the kind of cockpit any MechWarrior game has. I mean.. Seriously, why design a cockpit with LCD screens and not use it? This design, for me, just really gives it a mechwarrior feel and really adds to the immersion. Great job and I really enjoy all your BT/MW artwork, keep it up Shimmering-Sword! :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think in the future they'll make better use of the screens, but with now the programmers are better focused on important things like CW, than making cockpits slightly more immersive.
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Xerthil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I can understand the focus and other more important things needed. That's cool and all, just kinda peeved they didn't go with this route from the get go. But as long as they're going to actually improve the cockpits down the line once they're a bit more settled on CW and stuff. I'll be happy.
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Green--Ink Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
THAT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY EXCCELLENT!!! :D
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Great cockpit details, nice to see you go all out on the tight details now and then. Really love this perspective because it screams BT/MW, it reminds me of all those intro videos into the games, even the little robot silhouette on his hud is perfect, just the way it is in the game, glass damage is a nice touch...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Vanguard3000 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool! Brings back fond memories of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries.  :)
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
He's going down...
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Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Top quality stuff and I really like it; the only question: is the bottom left HUD showing the mech body representative of the Rifleman?  It seems to be indicating the Rifleman's right side is destroyed/damaged, unless it's a Back view of the Rifleman.  
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Damage and weapon readouts are shown from your own perspective by default, that the enemy readout it flipped for quick reference is the more unique part.
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Omigir Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
I like the MWO flavor that things are starting to have in BTU now, it looks really good dude, Wish they would bring you on to work with Alex still.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Epic :D
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Escef Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like how the damage read out on the Rifleman explains why the left side barrels aren't in the pic.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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kiiyor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
SPECTACULAR! Poor old porky Awesome. That rifleman looks to be within 90 m, even if the cockpit hit doesn't land ;)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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beachhead1973 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Nice! I loved the last four!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't read any of them myself, guess I'll start with my free copy of this one.
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shiberude Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
>[No Signal]

Maybe a little too much like MWO, aye?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Never too much :P
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GentlyDangerous Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same universe and IP.
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TorisJamesGray Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I. Love. It.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Anti-Matter086 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow Shim that's awesome :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This really feels like mech warriors!
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Natebros Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2014
Someone looks like they took inspiration from the current MWO HUD and the HUD's from games past!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Gotta love that cockpit takedown.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ya
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bobbysaypie Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2014
Love this piece so much. Its a good thing Battletech (Mechwarrior and the actual game) is still really popular here in the UK.

Inner Sphere Forever!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's pretty unheard of in the US at this point, relative to the more popular tabletop games.
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bobbysaypie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I also heard its pretty popular in Canada too. However I know quite a few people who play it in the US.
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Tech-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Epic
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tokotiger Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice, just like the HUD of Mechwarrior Online. Is that a Highlander fighting an Awesome?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Check the description.
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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Viereth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Delicious~
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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ShjonW Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks liek mechwarrior but i prefer hawken
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