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Battletech - Raiding Jaegers by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Raiding Jaegers by Shimmering-Sword

First off (here we go again) check out my Rangers Project kickstarter! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… It's getting close to funded but needs that last push to make it.

Now back to the art. This was commissioned by someone over on the Battletech General threads in 4chan's traditional games board. A rather quick piece, so it's not as clean and detailed as my typical work.

A Mad Cat III and a Thunder Fox (both 55 ton medium mechs) of the Lyrian Commonwealth Jaegers are returning to base after a raid against enemy forces (likely Jade Falcon). They're fairly beat up, but their targets fared worse. A departure from the typical Jaegers half checkerboard pattern, this pair are marked with dazzle stripes.

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:icongryffindarkbreed:
GryffinDarkBreed Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thunder Fox really doesn't get enough love.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's a nice looking mech when updates a bit.
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:iconkotei-heika-chrome-d:
Kotei-Heika-Chrome-D Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa I LOVED the Battletech books! This is amazing work!
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:iconpyraker:
pyraker Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
your art is so perfect im jealous of your talent and imagination wow !!!!!!!!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MediatorIridescent Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You gotta wonder what that Thunder Fox is packing though. It's a truly beautiful machine, but doesn't look to be utilizing any of the basic variants. Maybe a pair of ER Mediums and a Autocannon of some kind for the loadout?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Check out the Lyran L8 :)
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:iconmediatoriridescent:
MediatorIridescent Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh, paired Snub-nose peeps and an LB-X/10. Very nice, if not a little reliant on getting close to do maximum damage with those PPCs. Shame that PGI probably won't add the Thunder Fox to MWO though. That'd be a bucket of fun!
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:iconpazer66:
Pazer66 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Really cool You should try making something like that in SumoPaint 

sumopaint link: www.sumoadmin.com/aff.php?aff=…
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arbiter7734 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the look of the thunder fox:)
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:iconkaijukid23:
Kaijukid23 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
So, the mechs in BattleMech are also called "jaegers"?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, that's just the name of their military unit, the Lyran Alliance Jaegers.
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:iconmadkiyo:
MadKiyo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, the are called BattleMechs. This title is just about something else. All a coincidence with PR.
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:iconmcslackerton:
McSlackerton Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was my wallpaper for quite a while. I'm still waiting to be able to paint my Timberwolf like this in MWO.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not long until you can slap some dazzle on it.
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:iconmcslackerton:
McSlackerton Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait! :D
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:iconrolondo:
Rolondo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
reminds me of mechassault.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
MechAssault is a spinoff of Battletech.
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:icondrowgoth:
Drowgoth Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
sweet!
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:iconrodtyberius:
RodTyberius Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought madcats (timberwolf) were 75 tons Heavy mechs...did they lowered the tonnage for the mad cat III?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are 3 different mad cat sizes. The 1 and 4 are heavy, 2 is assault, 3 is medium.
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
And I went and made a Light Version :D 
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:iconrodtyberius:
RodTyberius Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the feedback!!
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:iconvezley:
Vezley Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now THIS is bad ass
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:iconyoji00:
Yoji00 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
*looks at the battle damage*

Eh, it'll buff out.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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vitrashark Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Super nice use of values and the rendering work is stellar! Fine work :clap:
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:iconwhite0101:
White0101 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
that thunder fox almost reminds me of a nova cat
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Nuclear-Fridge Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Loving the cockpit detail on the Mad Cat. I've seen a few Mech renders which have the pilot's head & shoulders right up in the bow of the cockpit... forgetting the little problem of where the poor guy's legs are meant to go!:no:

 

The other aspect I really like here is the different types of battle damage the two Mechs are showing. The cannon-shell craters contrast with the smashed forearm pod on the Mad Cat...

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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
yes, just yes!
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Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
You had me at Mad Cat.
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Crazykeats Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
This is awesome.... 
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Sagittarius-A-star Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome mechs, Shimmy, like how they have been beat up and show some battle damage. :) Background rocks look suitably alien, too, ha ha. Nice work!
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predator987 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Love your work but I'm always a bit sad you don't make larger versions we could use as wallpapers
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like to let everyone view my work without big watermarks on it, but if I upload a high res that's clean they're more likely to be misused.
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Awesomenes as usual . 
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:iconquesocito:
Quesocito Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
still cool, havent seen a quad before..
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
as always - awesome!
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ThunderGodXarbala Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Man, that's a sweet Thunder Fox.
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:iconshabazik:
Shabazik Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
other excelent mech art: I really like the use of geometrical paint, as it made me remember the "cammouflage" of ships used back in time!
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:iconquesocito:
Quesocito Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not many people know that.. well done :P
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Ooh, a Quadruped!
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:iconfablemech:
fablemech Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Wow, I never thought MechWarrior art would be on DeviantArt. Good work!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
There's a lot of it here, most Battletech artists have accounts and post. Check out #The-mech-warriors 
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TorisChrusade Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't like quardupled mechs.

Until I saw Thunder Fox right now. Heck, I would love to see those in the Mech Warriors PC games. :|
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:iconresidentcrow7:
residentcrow7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
the sand gives it a nice atmosphere, cool touch!
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:icontonaitoo:
tonaitoo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
So awesome madcat!
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TheLeafThatFell Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought that the MadCat mk.III was a jump-capable assault mech... not a medium. >> Then again- I'm hardly an expert and probably completely wrong.
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RygartArrow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
The Mad Cat Mk.II is an assault mech.
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