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Commission - Fast Attack Mech by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Fast Attack Mech by Shimmering-Sword
A commission for :iconthebrokenobelisk: *TheBrokenObelisk.

A fast attack mech that trades survivability in for extreme speed and firepower. Using a powerful reactor it makes up for the lacking armor with a reactive energy shield generator (the large fins in the back), which activate directionally as needed to block incoming fire. The pilot (critical organs) are permanently integrated into the machine.
Mess of weapons:
Shoulder mounted Railgun and Missile launcher
Left arm Minigun, Pile driver, and Plasma repeater
Right arm Plasma cannon and 2 Autocannons
Both hands can also charge up a plasma blast, and of course hand and foot claws are made for ripping up armor.
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TeddDeireadh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
It resembles Word of Blake Celestial series too much to be not BattleTech.
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
this reminds me of the game: mech warriors...
how I miss it so :/
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why miss it, we're all playing Mechwarrior Online now :)
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
wait...that game series is still going? :o
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was recently picked up by Piranha games, it's already on open beta. No more stats resets will occur so you can start earning those cbills for a mech army. Free game, though anyone serious about it will need to drop down $15 on currency to buy extra mechbay slots, everything else you'll want to get is easy to get through earned cbills, so $15 is a nice price.
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
sweet! :D thanks for the info ^o^ I played the windows 98 mechwarriors cdrom game when I was little. I wasn't terrible and I wasn't very good either XD anyways. What site do I go to so that I can get the game?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
thank you so much! ^o^
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xxxxxxChronoxxxxxx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
probably would be better to trade the feet claws for track thingy for increased mobility kind of like front mission mechs

love the designee and proportions though

whats a plasma repeater?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Any good looking mech will have terrible traction (and from that, the ability to accelerate) as far as realism goes, so I don't pay too much mind to making big feet. I also don't find tracked feet to make much sense either, other than providing a smoother ride fro the pilot.
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xxxxxxChronoxxxxxx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
well a guess it just comes down to the teck you allow into your universe

im not sure what teck is behind the skating function front mission mechs have, but tracks were the best way i could think of to explain it
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XEN3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
No No No steping on tanks is bad...Bad mech !
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:P
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Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey, stumbled across your account, very lovely paintings, you're very cool =u=

This is the only painting I actually can comment with something else than "cool, i like it!" because I this mechs legs should be longer or the torso far smaller. It looks like it may fall over x3

Anyway, youre a great artist, keep it up! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it.
Other than giving it a longer stride, which may not even make it faster due to slowing acceleration, there is no benefit to longer legs. Reverse kneed legs will always cause the mech to stand lower to the ground, as they bend at the knee more than a standard leg. I also don't like doing design with super long legs :D
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levitan71 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
impressive! :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Barricade Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I bet I could actually stat this up as a hybrid Clan/Inner Sphere 'Mech.....
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Shouldn't be too hard, though you could run out of crits.
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Barricade Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Nope, never had a problem, except for one spot. I had to dump the 'pile driver' and instead added a single Spike to that location. Doesn't really help much, but the idea fits. I would have added a retractable blade, but you can't have two physical weapons in a single arm. Bleh. Other then that, it was a rather easy, build. Quite nasty AND heat efficient. Not quite a fast unit unless TSM is going though, and even then only moves like an average medium class. On the plus side, having talons + TSM means a single kick does 46 damage...
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
This looks really cool
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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screenscan Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Interface Designer
great coloring as usual
(the rocks´texture is awesome)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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IronFrenzy12 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The heat build up must be insane in that thing, best to attack quick than shut down from overheating in an ongoing fight.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Any proper design should be able to handle the heat it generates, overheating is for games :P
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IronFrenzy12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very sound technical advice.
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VesterKeiyakuro94 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is devastating awesome!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I don't really like mechs with those legs..but....I don't like messing with them either! :D good job!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
well done!
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bosco2203 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
That is awesome . I even love the tank you squashed.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
what are the claws on his hands for?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It says in the description :)
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BaryonSweep Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They have multiple uses. Most noteworthy being they are strong enough to tear apart enemies, be they mech or tank, stupid enough to get too close. Another being intimidation, a 30 foot mech with talon-like claws wouldn't inspire confidence in enemies.
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
You're right, they'd inspire terrible laughter. I find it hard to believe that if neither an ion cannon (Gauss Rifle) nor a repurposed ARTILLERY SHELL can penetrate the armor of a giant fighting robot that a couple meters of steel (titanium if you're feeling futuristy) will. Furthermore, battlemechs are not known for their agility/flexibility, and I find it very hard to believe that anything larger than a Puma might be able to reach down to even reach a tank, much less rip it apart with its bare damn ROBO HANDS.
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BaryonSweep Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This isn't from mechwarrior, it does not apply to their rules
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
It's Battletech, isn't it?
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BaryonSweep Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, its not, its from a story series called Children of Sol
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
...oh
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BaryonSweep Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, lol... these guys are WAY bendier than battletech mechs XD
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sidenpryde Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Nicely done.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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augustoasb Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NIce
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Oh that poor hovertank!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
By the way, you should email me a detailed description of that next commission you want (if you haven't already and I just forgot).
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CorwinIvellios Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I feel this has an armor coreish and blood aspish feel to it. I also like to say I liked your choice of camo spec.
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