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Battletech - Technical Readout 3145 by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Technical Readout 3145 by Shimmering-Sword
Here's the final piece I painted for the 3145 line of Battletech books, the print TRO cover.

A continuation of the scene on the Field Manual cover, the Republic's defense of the starport continues into the night as forces withdraw. A Clan Wolf Warwolf foolishly closes with an Ares tripod only to receive a punch that tears out it's side. Simian Battle Armor swarm the Warwolf to ensure it stays down. A Night Stalker medium mech rushes in to aid in holding the defensive line.
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:iconmrock91:
MRock91 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconmcslackerton:
McSlackerton Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Yo Bitch, Move out the way, move out the way!"
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:icondalintyman:
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I think those Battle Armor are a bit too eager. I mean, the Mech is kinda falling over at the moment...

Why not wait for it to hit the ground, then murder the pilot?
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DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
And why are the BAs shooting red beams? The other pic seems to have them shooting blue. Unless I'm completely wrong in that these two are related:
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:iconjumbreonc:
jumbreonc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
That thing look like it just screams "Get out of my way!"

And I would.
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Torham123 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I like the idea of a Tripod mech. more stability than bipedal, yet a bit more mobility than your Kodiak heavy mech. mind you Kodiak just looks absolutely dominating... great work as per usual. 


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DracoNasami Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
The Ares is a Colossal Class Battle Mech, it's bigger than an atlas, it requires and extra leg to support it and keep it mobile, it requires 3 pilots to operate it too, and it the sight of it inspires joy-joy feelings in me
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:iconquesocito:
Quesocito Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome as always! love the little mech suits trying to fight!
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:iconcorneliusoiwer:
CorneliusOiwer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Is the Ares a super-heavy battlemech?(100+tons) because I thought those were, like, crazy rare and crazy tough
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:icondraconasami:
DracoNasami Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Colossal Class, 130+ tons and requires 3 pilots
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:iconcorneliusoiwer:
CorneliusOiwer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Ahh. Thank you. Has it been featured in any of the novels?
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:icondraconasami:
DracoNasami Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
i haven't read any of them, but i imagine so, if i remember right they were a secret project
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:iconmacao-park:
Macao-Park Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Fist to head one; checkmate!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
Superb 
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:iconmegadolon013:
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
MAMA.  what was that clanner thinking?
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:iconmegadolon013:
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
  You guys are right. !!! 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's one of these typical moments when you come around a corner and think: "Ohsit,should'vestaidinbed!" right before the hammer falls...
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
just... WOW! fantastic work!
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:icontothamon:
Tothamon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Wow! I have never seen an Ares Tripod before! All I can think is: Holy crap!!
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
whoa!! fantastic work!!!  i like the way he's so causaly punch that other mech. like "excuse me youre in my spot light."
i wonder how he walks with 3 legs.:P
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:iconshydood3:
shydood3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I wonder who would win omega or ares :/
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:icondeadborderbob:
deadborderbob Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Also: Anyone who puts themselves in a position to be punched in the face by a Colossal deserves to be punched in the face by a Colossal.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconshydood3:
shydood3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013

so u do u do the art for battletech/ AMAZING! :D :)

 

ps: do u have the battletech art book?

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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've only got Handbook House Liao because I worked on it.
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:iconstraycat-74:
straycat-74 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I lost tract of BattleTech shortly after they Truce Of Tukayyid

what's been happening?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, too much, I can't even keep up with it all myself, I just do the art :)
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just found it on Sarna :D 3 pilots and is classified as a collosal mech weighing between 125 and 135 tons. It is massive :D
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:iconstorm-bunny:
storm-bunny Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That looks like one massive mech ! Are there more tahn one cocpit on it? I like the image, but the value on the two mechs are the same, so it took me a couple of seconds to understand what was going on (that might be just me though :) ) Great work :D
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psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I like mechs with more than two legs, seems like it would be a good way to disperse all that excessive ground pressure, but Battletech seemed to shy away from it, at least back in the days when I played. Not sure if it was a game mechanics thing or they didn't want comparisons to Imperial Walkers? Anyway, beautiful picture.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Quads simply operate under a set of rules that make them more unique rather than widespread. They're less well rounded, having specific advantages and distadvantages. These new tripods have mostly advantages, they just have to pay for the weight of that axtra leg.
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mer-de-noms13thstep Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
wow stunning work yet again thanks for sharing with us fans your fantastic work keep it up brilliant
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have a lots more BT art on the way :)
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
even tho the tripods bugged the hell outta me for bein so bloody weird game mechanics wise... I cant fault this art. Its still epic badass
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Escef Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet. Even makes me feel less ambivalent about the tripods.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not a fan of them personally. I like even numbers of legs.
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Hey... were's the Wulfen?
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Lovely mecha action!! :dance: And a tri-pod-mech(Ares) is something I did not know exists. Awesom!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They're pretty rare.
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist
And pretty awesome too.
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ChubbyPigeon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Gods, I miss Battletech, but nobody around here plays. Great work!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think most people have that problem of no local players. A lot use megamek to play with friends online.
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Kantorock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Ares was always one of my favorite BattleMechs. It's good to see that it's getting the attention it deserves.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I would have prefered to feature a more conventional mech myself, but there you go :)
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Kantorock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand. The Ares is a rather unique 'mech, and you're about the only one (as far as I'm aware) to actually depict it outside the actual miniature,  I can understand the challenge.
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:iconparzongrad:
Parzongrad Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
OMG! How cool! It's the Shogun Execution.... No, wait it's just an Ares...

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:icontalasha:
Talasha Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Boom!
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:icontimekeeper9:
Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Cool how that Warwolf is lifted off it's feet.
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