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Battletech TRO 3063 by Shimmering-Sword Battletech TRO 3063 by Shimmering-Sword
Commissioned by :iconcenturion13: ~Centurion13 for the fan made Technical Readout 3063. Cover art!

I only did the finishing work though. :iconthundergodxarbala: ~ThunderGodXarbala came up with the composition and did most of the rendering. I jumped in from there and handled final color adjustments, blending/detail tweaks, and background battle effects.
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ShadowofSteel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Nice picture!  Definitely worth a Fav+

You and Centurion13 should really be proud.
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Whoa awesome!
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HaseoTheTsuki Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
OMG very nice work. So PRO
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RLN Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I noticed you said these are custom designs on someone else's comment, but that one on the left in the background looks a WHOLE lot like a Lynx. It's not a 100% match to my mini, but it has almost a perfect outline match. Like it!!!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's a weird one, it's slightly different, yet also shares a lot of shapes. Unless the original art is really old, maybe David White reused the design officially.
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE THAT TANK is there any other images any where of it? epic job btw
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Here you can download the TRO, which will have all the designs inside [link]
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh, ty, also keep up the epic art, love to see more battle scenes
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ZealRaegus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
If I was the Tank Commander of the Tank, I would order all my fire directly at the missile bays on the "ribcage" of the Mech. That would make a nasty explosion if those bay doors aren't thickly reinforced.
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
i like how well done it is but i really feel a walk and a double gun tank are just ... well... not going to work sorry
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You have what looks like a Bolo for your avy and a gallery full of dragons. All my "lolwuts" to you sir :D
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
i'm not trying to say this is bad art i'm just a tank guy and yes dragon as well so fr me these kinds of mech this seem to unreal and i can't love them but i do love how well done it is anyways
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Tanks with two cannons or even more were really created. Check for the American tank Ontos, that thing had 6 (!!!) recoiless rifles on itīs turret. And the german WWII-Tank Maus (Mouse in englisch) had a 75mm cannon as a SIDEWEAPON!!! So, my conclusion: 2-cannon-Tanks are futuristic, but NOT unrealistic! Swiss or Belgians developed a tank with 2 cannons too, but never got beyond prototype stage.
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
oh and how well did that work? lol and the Maus was one of the "biggest" lol fail the germans came up with, the things was so heavy no brigde could hold it lol, the real there are no twin gun tanks is it just can aim well at all, todays battlefield maybe based on in city fighting but all the more the reason that you want to hit what you aim at and only that, its not like two targets are going to be side by side so easy just there are they? hELL no at the range tanks will try to fight you at ( witch is about 3 to 2 miles) two guns will not work belieeve me they tryed and fail, for it also puts too must force on the mounts for the turret to have that, if you tryed to put two 120mm in the M1A2 or leoperdA6 it would end with one shot and a dead crew, people also forget how powerful that one gun is adding another does not do any good for you can only shoot at one target anyhow

to end this its silly to say the least to have a tank with two guns or more
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I never said they were sucessfull. But think about Anti-Air-Tanks. They have at least two guns or more, sometimes even with missles (or missles only, but that is something different).
What you say about the recoil of cannons is right, but would be irrelevant if the tank uses beam weapons (itīs a SF-setting after all).
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MaxTerran Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
on a anitair it works because what its doing is not shooting at the plane but in the area where it is or will be not really aiming if you ask me and missles don't need to be aim really just pointed in the direction of the target and so on

and beam weapons are nothing to something like a railgun or even a HELLBORE which are what taks will most likely use, a beam just does not have the punch and blasted that a a hellbore would that like almost a nuke in some ways but controled and the beam just losses too much power in the ait where a rail or hellbore would not even the M1A2 120mm smoovebore has more punch then any lazer in the world ANY, that something we have been useing for years so think about what kinda of guns will be in the future my vote is that the tank will have a beam weapon never
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Hm, i get your point, but isnīt the weapon used mainly depending on the tanks purpose? Can you simply say they never will utilize beamweapons without knowing what kind of weapons will be developed in the future (or in the writers imagination). Personaly, i kind of like the idea of a tank with disruptor beam cannons, like the ones on the Klingon Bird of Prey, vaporizing any matter the hit! :eyepopping:

But i agree again with you that in the near future, beam weapons are out of question, simply cause weīre not able to bring enough energy in a tank to get the same result as a smoothbore.
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stevensteel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:O *head explodes* wow
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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stevensteel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D
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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Epic battlefield dude!
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RoseEyedPariah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
First: BEAST
Second: What 'Mechs are these? I'm still trying to familiarize myself with them all.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Durendal and Nimravus I think, both from this TRO so not official designs.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice bit of mid battle work, quite like this piece.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Most of the thanks goes to TGX, he composed the whole thing.
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ThunderGodXarbala Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I wish I could've done more than the basic composition and blocking, but I'm still really glad you were there to fix up what I wasn't skilled enough to really make work.

...

That's an awkward sentence, that is.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe stop beating yourself up over it :D
You did do a lot of work and a lot of things that wouldn't have made it in there had I handled the image myself. Really, all I did was shift colors, do some smoke/background, and clean/tweak the mechs a bit. Composition is the most important part and that was all you, not to mention your blocking out is the majority of the effort here.
Sure you might not be an industry pro painter yet, but you can get there. Also just saw your new work, you pick up fast :)
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I like how you drew the fire
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, that's one of the main things I had to fix up for this colab.
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spectrelead Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Now THAT is a Lynx. Faving this just for the kick-arse way of drawing up an underrated beauty that never gets too much art loving.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Huh, in this TRO it's called a Nimravus, justified if it was a large modification, but checking the TRO art it's not that different so I don't know why there's a name change.
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HakuDog Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Excellent work the 2 of you and hoping that Centurion13's work completes soon, I'll have to spend some $$ on that tro
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Centurion13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Won't cost you a dime. It will be free.
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Zark04 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Look very nice epic!

This tank like a tank "Mammoth" from the game C&C :3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Doesn't the mammoth have double treads? Lots of double main gun tanks out there.
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armoredlightdragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it has 2 set of tracks on ever side like the hale scorpion tank
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SIGILSMONOLITH Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful simply wonderful
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome mate :)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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BaronTopherVonPanda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome! Love the 'Mech in the far back. Will have to commission you sometime...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, though you shouldn't judge my work too much by this piece, I only did minor touch up work on it.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Now that's a mech! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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NightmareHacker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
AAAAAAAAmaaaazing WORK!!! Mechs and Tanks ftw <3
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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damonx99 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have to say, something about the way this is thought out, makes it my personal fav from your work.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah well don't give me any credit for that, everything was thought up and compositioned by TGX, I just polished it off.
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