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Commission - Grav Tank Deployment by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Grav Tank Deployment by Shimmering-Sword
Infantry disembark from m81a3 Leopard Light Combat Tanks. These anti-gravity tanks operate with the mobility of a blackhawk helicopter along with the firepower and protection of an IFV.

Commissioned by :iconericj562: *EricJ562
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:iconimperialarmytrooper:
imperialarmytrooper Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
looks like a TOG 3 ;)
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:iconcolonelfury16:
ColonelFury16 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
where is my kv-6 then?
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:iconanimedoadoa:
AnimeDoaDoa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
does it also transform? 
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol nope.
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:iconkerdajan:
kerDajan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Tough looking and avoiding extraneous detail, Looks damn good
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kholdstare0013 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
nice
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:icondeltaimperial:
DeltaImperial Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
ah I see now I cant believe I have never thought of painting that way I had alot of problems painting over my sketches, I see how you did it here the effect is outstanding, I see that you fade out some of the lines to on the enviroments.
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:icondeltaimperial:
DeltaImperial Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
you never fail to impress
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:iconmichael-18:
Michael-18 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Writer
Cool! :-D
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:iconhaseoyashimora:
HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
epic once again my friend, lol "this way up" i see what u did there xD
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:iconisograph60xyz:
IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
thats really cool.Dismounts body armor even looks functional.'This way up' is great touch.A possible suggestion if i could-add a dorsal mount [same weapon as on top of turret]as Grav armor has gained an additional area to be covered.
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:iconterranabassador:
TerranAbassador Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
"This way up"
*arrow points down*

:iconiseewhatyoudidthere:
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconcaptonjohn:
captonjohn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent art buddy, you are amazing.
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:iconiconoclast22:
Iconoclast22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an amazing artist and an inspiration to us all!
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:iconolafanderson:
olafanderson Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I love the hatch = )
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:iconbbtomahawk12:
bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
this must have a lot of energy to stop that huge recoil

SUBMIT THIS TO THE MILITARY AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 YEARS OR LESS, PLEASE?!!!! If the technology greatly improves
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:iconmedjugore:
Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bright and excellent painting
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
This way up? lol!
I hope they can shot better than they can read.
I love the armour.
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:icondeorse:
Deorse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Halo.
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:iconsultanofawesomeness:
SultanOfAwesomeness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS WAY UP. lol
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:icongrimnahr:
Grimnahr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I read most of his books- this is from the hammers slammers universe i like it
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:iconmaddog3060:
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I assume "This way up" is some crew-member's idea of a joke. ;) :D

Thing with anti-grav, is that couldn't it be jammed? Given it's directing energy somehow it wouldn't be too much to presume that there's a transmitted waveform somehow, and I wonder if a counter wouldn't involve matching the wave in its opposite phase to nullify the effect. That would be a nasty surprise, hovering along over the ground, and then you hit a "minefield" of counter anti-grav mines that wipe out your drive train. It'd be even worse than on a track or wheeled vehicle, because then you'd also have falling damage.

...But that's pedantic. This is art, and it's done quite nicely.
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NagaDaganth Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
ya i just saw the "This way Up" thing, LMAO
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:iconmegadolon013:
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Must be based on the CENTURION anti-grav tanks.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No idea.
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:iconmegadolon013:
megadolon013 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
The centurion is a table top RPG from FASA. They had Anti-gravity tanks, APC Artillery well the works. Youre design reminds me of them. Try looking it up.
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
I can't help but feel that you should have done the concepts for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

For some reason...
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I work on Contact instead :P
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
Aye. I've actually been thinking of getting the book, trying to DM a game out of this... if it even requires a DM...

Still, the piece is good, and I think that your art style might've fit better with XCOM: Enemy Unknown than what they used.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep I'm pretty sure it needs a DM, heavier on roleplay than mapsheets I think. It's still only in Germany though.
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Generalfoley Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
And I have a friend who understands German! Kind of... Still, I'll probably still wait until the English version is out anyway. I'm far more into roleplay than mapsheets anyhow.
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
The blue muzzle flash and contrails reminds me of the lightning gun from UT
HEADSHOT!

In all seriousness though, what exactly do they fire?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
They're gauss rifles.
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:iconmerquetio:
Merquetio Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Hey Shim, is this particular grav tank scene a reference from the old FASA game Renegade Legion ?
You've been doing a very good job of representing some of FASA's old products (and new :D) and if it's not too much of an inconvenience...could we see some more Mechs...say the Stealth and the Hatchetman ? :P
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never followed much outside of Battletech for FASA's games so I haven't heard of that before. Next year after I finish working on Contact RPG I'll be back on regular commission, which will include a lot of battletech.
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:iconthegeekofwar:
thegeekofwar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
upside down panel ftw
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Roswell619 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
well,guess now we dont have to worry about another 'Black Hawk Down' incident with this baby XD
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Nice work by the way.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I never really get Hover tanks - yes, hovering allows much greater speed and mobility to armored vehicles, but it requires so much energy to maintain the hovering, especially when your main gun is a solid shooter that has a huge recoil to compensate. A battle could often last a day or so. How often do you need to recharge? And what's the point of hovering if it's just cheaper to slap conventional tank treads on them?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not much of a hover tank fan either, for much the same reasons you list. But art is my job and scifi runs on 'cool', so we get this stuff :D
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:iconjoeofthemasks:
JoeoftheMasks Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started laughing at the 'This Way Up' sign... it really tickled me.
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
same here i just noticed it
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:iconevilcleric:
EvilCleric Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Grav-tank: How to troll minelayers.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
not at all
There are mine prototypes designed to take down helicopters in "low flight". By that time they'd probably have something even trickier.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconweter29:
weter29 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Хорошая работа!
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:iconjosh01699:
Josh01699 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Damn I would really love to see shit like this in real life. Ofcourse energy weapons probably will not be employed into the military for at least 100 years..
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:iconisamublackbox:
IsamuBlackbox Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Nice design, but I just wonder, how the gun turret wil work?! (The Troopcompartment is in the way?!)
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's low deadzone wouldn't be that much greater than a land based vehicle (like parking your tank on a hill), it shouldn't be engaging enemy armor up close either. The whole tank could probably tilt itself if it needed to make a shot though.
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