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Battletech - MWO Marauder by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - MWO Marauder by Shimmering-Sword

This is my submissions to an unofficial design contest over on the Mechwarrior Online forums. The objective was to redesign the Marauder heavy mech to match the MWO art style and avoid the legal similarity issues with the Macross Glaug officers pod. Mostly a refit of my existing redesign, it's hard to escape that one after painting it so many times.

 

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:iconkalabatik:
kalabatik Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
another favourit of mine.. the marauder,especially if it as a gauss cannon setup... great work, thank you fotr sharing it.
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TALONRIDDER Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I LOVE THE NICK NAME OF THIS MECH "THE TAKE DOWN" SHOW HE MEANS BUSINESS

MY CALLSIGN WAS MAVERICK AND MY MECH WAS THE TALONRIDDER!
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garrett2099 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Just wanted to say that this is a fantastic update of the classic Marauder, nicely done :)

I'm now wondering how the Warhammer/Tomahawk would look given a similar update.......
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DanHawk333 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that deviates enough from the classic while lending it a definite "chunkiness" that would have been from the age of the design and the LosTech replacement of the original components.
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I notice I can't seem to find any pictures of the clans in your gallery~ o3o

You got something against the clans~? o:

*Is part of clan Wolf.*
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have a lot of clan mechs, most of them are customs commissioned by one person, or official work. So the real problem is all ye clanners are too cheap to commission art, meanwhile the IS fans dish it out :P
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Ah~ x3

Wait, what do you mean by the Inner Sphere fans "Dish it out"?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They pay me.
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Oh~ x3
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:iconlinkzilla:
Linkzilla Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
"Place your Weapon on the Ground and take three steps back; you now have Twenty Seconds to comply..."
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Gizmo-Berlin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I think IWM should do this Marauder as a miniature for the tabletop...i would buy at least a company of them ^^
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
IWM isn't capable of even considering doing cool miniatures, so not a chance :P
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:iconpedroportela:
PedroPortela Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
I not pulling your leg but i ocasionally come to this mech and just look and gawh in utter marvel. You truely have a gift.
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Kane3036 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I'm really loving this redesign, it's sad how the old Marauder as well as all the old Unseen mechs we have come to know and love were copies/rip offs of SDF Macross mechs!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't call them rip-offs, seeing as they were legally obtained, and as such intentional. Few of them really fit in with the Battletech style anyway, so I don't see any issue with the originals being removed from the game. They just need good redesigns.
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:iconrkphotog:
rkphotog Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
good luck! the other contestants will be hard pressed by your design! :D
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Very good . 
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T-65X Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Awesome mech!!! I also love the saying on the cockpit. Classic!!
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013

in that case ... why not just take the the Stalker model put proper arms and a sidegun on it ...

i mean come on they did it with the catapult: catapult->madcat/timberwolf->viking(?)

and it kinda looks stalker-ish to me already honestly not by hugh margin or anything but it goes in that direction ...

 

anyhow still nice work as always ...

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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
But a few small changes make reuse impossible. Catapult, Stalker, Marauder, Mad Cat, Viking, they're all long mechs but none of them have the same torso.
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
"But a few small changes make reuse impossible."
i probably wasnīt clear on the context i meant it on the subjekt to not get into legal issues with harmony gold
however if itīs because of lorereasons ... well then ok ...

"none of them have the same torso."
right but some are similar and also seem to use other similar parts
considering catapult and madcat the later is actualy "just" a catapult with additional arms, no? (at least to me)

i personaly donīt see much of an issue with designing a mech/tank/weapon based on another older design or reuse parts of it ..
for instance what exactly (aside from maybe lack of creativiy and awkward looks) speaks against taking the stalkertorso taking away its rocketpacks and replace them with atlasarms (just as example) to it?
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PTKilowatt84 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
If you build it, they will come...

Or at least if this turns out to be the model that Piranha uses for the Marauder anyway. I'll certainly heavily consider scrapping my current Atlas variant I use in favor of a Marauder that looks like this. I love the look of the Marauder as you've portrayed it. It's got all the right landmarks and there's no mistaking it for anything other than a Maurauder, but it's lost that spindly-to-bulky look of the Robotech design that it was based on.

Now it looks positively saurian, like an over-sized T-rex armed with a pair of lightning guns. What more could any Mechwarrior want really?

Bravo, excellent work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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SilverlightPony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
All of my yes.  I like your normal design a bit more than this, but I would just about die to see either of them included in MWO.

Heck, I'd rather have these than the original Macross design.  :D
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Lovin' it SS, though I still wish you'd scale up the arm pods about 20%.  Definitely loving the new AC over your previous iteration!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Those would be some truly giant arms lol.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Nice!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
XD
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
My initial reaction to the artwork was that this looked too heavy to be a Marauder, but after reading the exposition it works because of the remit you were working to.
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Viereth Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
As always, wonderful!
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Why no turret top?
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SilverlightPony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Gameplay-wise, the dorsal cannon was always treated as being in the Right Torso, even when the art showed it mounted top-center, and it used the torso firing arc.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I see. That's kinda stupid, I kinda like the turret design, but I guess it can't be helped.
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
think there is any reason not to use an XL engine in this beast?
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Escef Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Depends on how narrow they draw the CT hitbox. If it's narrow enough it will be more akin to the Stalker, which is NOT XL friendly (but is nasty as all hell).
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the Stalker is the only mech I know of that can carry two AMS systems (which is amazing). it is also deadly at any range with almost any loadout. its notable lack of ballistic weapons does two things: it makes the stalker heat-intensive if not built correctly, and it means that most of the damage you receive takes a second to feel. Ballistic weapons tend to hurt. a lot. all at once.

i have not used a legged-bullet mech since beta (when the dual Gauss Cat K2 was king)
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Escef Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The Atlas K, Locust 3M, and Jester Catapult are also able to pack twin AMS.
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SilverlightPony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
There are 4 'Mechs in the game that can carry dual AMS:

Atlas AS7-K
Stalker STK-5S
Catapult "Jester" Hero variant
Locust LCT-3M
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Watch-it1337 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I have a great need.
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:iconelicario:
Elicario Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Writer
it looks like a pelican with legs!
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Ronofarr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

*With lasers and a cannon.

 

you forgot the most important part : /

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:iconelicario:
Elicario Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Writer
Meep! Sorry!
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:iconronofarr:
Ronofarr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

just don't let it happen again...

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:iconelicario:
Elicario Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Writer
I wont!!
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:iconronofarr:
Ronofarr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Now that you have learned your lesson I will release you into the wild!

Make me proud Elicario! 

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:iconelicario:
Elicario Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Writer
Yes! No captured elicario!
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RLN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome enough to earn the Marauder title, yet not look anything like the Macross Glaug, job well done indeed.
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buddahcjcc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Unfortionately, if what tey said on Twitter is right, they still have to get HG to vote on it for some reason and HG "always says no"
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PedroPortela Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
With a CEO that is a dooshbag being in court for corruption why am i not surprised... Ah hell its not like IGP is any better anyway, they just havent been caught yet.
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