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Battletech - Warthog by Shimmering-Sword Battletech - Warthog by Shimmering-Sword
My 3rd piece done for :iconmr-balk: ~mr-balk, like the others it was very enjoyable to work on and see completed.

Balk provides me with photos of custom minis with extremely well done paint jobs, along with spec sheets gives me all the info I need to churn out a nice painting.

The Warthog battlemech weighs 85tons and mounts 2 RAC5's, 2 ER M Lasers, and an UAC10 to "top" everything off :) Gonna ruin your day in a hail of gunfire.
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:iconhawk819:
Hawk819 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now I wouldn't mind if MWO uses this puppy
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:iconpsymonster1974:
psymonster1974 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013

oh yes, you know what I'm thinking...:happybounce: 

 

I like how the cockpit 'face' appears to be staring angrily, another triumph.

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Bebberino Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
This is awesome, great work, loving it.
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:icontennex1022:
tennex1022 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

No confusion required, neither those nor this are cannon designs, meaning they can be named whatever the player wants.

Notice that Pitbull does not look exactly like this Warthog, just similar.

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tennex1022 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Ah alright so its not based on mektek's pitbull. Thats why i was confused.

This is similar to the warthog commission for Mr-balk fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/201…

and to this miniature theogresden.net/battletech_min…

I assume the miniature is not Catalyst game made but by Mr-balk or another fan instead ?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah non official. Mr-Balk does a lot of kitbash work, including commissioning artwork for them and having others paint his minis nicely.
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
can I get a mech done?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do commissions, if that's what you're talking about :)
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
actual money or points, I have 150 points
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, 150 points is less than $2. A piece like this goes for $200 :)
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:icontheultamategod24:
theultamategod24 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013

damn. looks like I wont get my mech warrior pic for Christmas

 

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:iconsharperofthefew:
sharperofthefew Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm seeing more of a bullfrog resemblance in this mech...
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:iconlittlebigaias:
LittleBigAias Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hawt Damn. :wow:
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:iconevill-bob:
Evill-Bob Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
That's the kinda mech that holds you down and vomits bullets all over you.
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:icontennex1022:
tennex1022 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
so how does the autocannon on top of its head work hardpoint wise.. if its anything bigger than an AC5 it probably doesn't fit in the CT...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a UAC10 with it's crits located in the right torso.
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:iconjdlr64:
jdlr64 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Awesome Mech work; I fav'd a bunch of your artwork.
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:iconjangyo:
Jangyo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Isnt it the Pitbull?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, with kitbashes and custom designs everywhere I'm sure there are duplicate names and similarities.
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:iconjangyo:
Jangyo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Warthog: [link]
See the difference?
This is Pitbull: [link]
See the similarities?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, both unofficial designs implemented by the mektek team. The visual is more similar but the weapons are not the same, so it's back to coincidences.
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pendraco Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
No, he's right. that's a Pitbull. Warthog didn't have a centerline AC, just...realllly big ACs on the Arms and side torsos.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
My point is that mektek's work is not official. It doesn't matter if the designs are similar, if someone makes them self a mini that is also not official they can call it what they want. Warthog is the name I was told to give it, and I've also seen other fans calling this design a Warthog. So out there are fans who call this tabletop mini a Warthog and that's good enough for me.
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:iconmechanut721:
mechanut721 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I think I'm in love now... now gimme that mech before I run you over with a Leman Russ.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, thanks.
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:iconsedevri:
SeDevri Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
One of my favorite mech out of MW4 MekTek Paks
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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monitor49 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
A nice solid looking giant metal death machine, whats not to love.
Needs moar dakka though, and maybe a nice red paint job, plus some spiky bits.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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fidgetlilmeg12 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your art for Fog-Shrouded Moors [link]
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:iconabellius:
abellius Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I like it!!
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:iconjansomax:
Jansomax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
that is fracking bbbbbaaaadddd-aaaaassss! AWESOMEO!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:icondavbla:
davbla Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very Nice.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Sounds like a cool/fun combination that Id actually play with. Also its a great looking mech, the design reminds me of the old "Daishi" which was not always practical but fun regardless...

Well done with the colors and details, It looks like the extra details from mr balk help you do even better!

Also, as a side note, the background is well done, its simple but I like how youo faded it out like its coming through some misty swamp or such.

Nice work Anthony!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I can get a much better result done when I'm working from a already well done design.
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Prince-Arcane Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WHOAHH!! Talk about being Heavily Prepared!! O_O" ...:omg: EPIC! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, how big IS this thing?! The cockpit itself looks huge, and it looks like it's only the head of the mecha!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty big, but I can't really put any specific measures to it.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah and it looks like each barrel of those rotary cannons is the same caliber as a naval gun!
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah and it looks like each barrel of those rotary cannons is the same caliber as a naval gun!
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:iconbattlehamsterreturns:
BattleHamsterReturns Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
wonderful
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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CrimsonMobster Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Imagine seeing the silhouette of this in the distant fog, not that you would see much else besides muzzle flash before you're dead. Great work, especially love the feet in the water.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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CrimsonMobster Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
One can only dream to acquire such talents as yours.
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