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Battletech - Locust by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Locust by Shimmering-Sword
I get bugged a lot to paint up a locust so I whipped this up. Kind of hard to maintain the unseen look when adding hips, but I like my torso twisting :)

Locust, 20 ton light mech, LCT-5T variant.
Weapons:
1 Extended Range Medium Laser
6 Light Machine Guns in 2 Arrays
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:iconelperdido1965:
Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic Work !
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
This is sick, the detail on the cockpit and the pose just looks great.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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wanderingbishop Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
And when you take into consideration that this is one of the smallest mechs in the lore, and then see how small the cockpit is in comparison, you begin to get a feel for just how massive these things really are...
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Mistyscout Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
My god, you actually made the locust look threatening! I didn't think it was possible.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. What do you think of the MWO version? It's quite a bit more complex than mine.
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Mistyscout Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Finally got to reading my messages!  The MWO Locust is a different kind of beast.  The smaller guns are a bit more realistic, and it's nose mounted turret reminds me of real life attack helicopters.  I prefer your design though,  those rotating machine guns are scary looking.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea why everyone thinks the locust is ugly.. I love it!!! Great rendition man, and the 6xmg as rotary cannons makes it all the more delightful.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it all comes down to when you were born and what shows you grew up on. The new kids only know their Halos. Glad you like it.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno man, I think its also a matter of 'genetic' taste. One does not need to be exposed to something familiar for it to have an effect on their senses, like the locust did to me when I saw it for the first time. I just knew in my gut that I just loved the aesthetic of it, and the name fit it perfectly :) I almost saw it as a coolified ATST in some way, if you can see what I'm seeing :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm maybe. Though I'm sure you've encountered the "looks like halo" species. As if their exposure to scifi is limited to the most recent and popular, and from there are not capable of relating outside those properties. It's become the house joke among all my art friends, all critiques start with "looks like halo" :D
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OH, story of our lives! Tell me about it :) Doesn't matter for me though, enough people (by enough i mean more than the angryhalonerds numbers) know what halo borrowed from and even if they don't, seem to be able to appreciate something for what it is regardless of how trendy it is perceived to be. Often times they reward themselves by doing a little research and find out more than what they bargained for :) So i'm 8/10 times fine with it... haha
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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Have never understood the appeal of this mech....then again the mechs I usually use usually have armor that can almost match this mechs complete tonnage 1 to 1
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You managed to take one of the ugliest 'mechs in the franchise and make it look good, while at the same time keeping true to the original while redesigning it away from the Crusher Joe rip-off (I know fasa bought the rights to use it, but still).

Bravo.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconjbilodo:
Jbilodo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found it! My favorite mech. Ever since Decision at Thunder Rift:

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Doan04 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I was one of those buggers. :D
This looks way better then the official re-seen crap.
Even better then the unseen version.
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Gotta love the little ones.
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
6 light MGs? That sounds like it could REALLY tear things up in close range!
Good job btw.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
a most excellent job makin this lil bug look kick ass and dangerous :D
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
If I ever see one of these coming towards me my first thought will be "Oh SHIT"
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Love it!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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colliewolf2010 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd hate to be an infantryman going up against this thing, those chain-guns are just as intimidating enough let alone the laser lol.

a grate mech though and the effects are sweet :thumbsup:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Dues-X Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my "Mech battle in the desert" drawing is firing back at your Locust lol :P
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha nice. Though I think my favorite part of yours is all the star league stars in the sky :D
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Dues-X Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ya noticed ;D heheh
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Your weapon firing effects just keep getting sharper and better! Not that your mechs have fallen behind in comparison, of course. Keep it up!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Eh I always just figured the locust torso twist was just turning the torso mounted laser since it looks like an underslung turret.

Pretty good take given the original material. Unseen locust is hideous.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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ThunderGodXarbala Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
He's kinda right, though! The old Crusher Joe drone pod thing was dinky as hell.
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biogroz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional
I like it
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That looks really impressive! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Phht Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
My first thought on seeing it "omg chicken walker!" before laughing. Just don't deploy it in large forests where rolling logs or swinging logs can get them~
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There are no ewoks in Battletech
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Now THAT is a gorram Locust! Royal Küngsarmee (sp?) too, I see.

Laser death for some, hot lead for others!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
NO idea what you're talking about :P
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
It's marked with the Free Rasalhague Republic's insigne. In the Battletech fluff/canon their military is called the "Küngsarmee" or something like that.

Also lasers and machine guns are both firing in this picture hence the second part of my statement.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yep, KungsArme it seems, though they can also go by the much more understandable "Royal Rasalhague Army".
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
True, but I always thought the Swedish-esque name was cooler. Like, by 20%. ;p
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a classic ^_^ I like the redesign, and i really like the cockpit.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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