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Commission - Main Battle Tank by Shimmering-Sword Commission - Main Battle Tank by Shimmering-Sword
My 2nd commission done for :icongaiden1992: ~Gaiden1992.

This is the Basilisk. With a chassis slightly heavier than modern main battle tanks, it's main gun is a conventional 155mm smooth bore, but also mounts a magnetic rail accelerator at the muzzle for extra power. A coaxial and loaders machine gun along with a remote minigun turret operated by the commander offer point defense. Various smoke, intercept, and anti-personnel launchers around the vehicle offer strong countermeasures.
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:iconabyssaldaemon:
I really like this. Too many science fiction tanks tend to look interesting but would be crap in combat. This on the other hand manages to meld futuristic elements with a dash of realism.
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:iconchaosticket:
Some suggestions for you:
1 a coilgun offers lower maintenance to a mechanical railgun
2 a pair of miniature turrets using .30caliber-20mm autocannons mounted on the sides of the main turret would offer frontal, side, above, and rear fire arcs.

I would rather have a higher velocity, lower caliber weapon which would offer higher penetration, accuracy, range and capacity ammunition.
Small defense guns with multiple arcs of fire would be important to guard from all angles, including aircraft, even missile weapons.
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:iconzim252:
I like stuff like this, as it looks and sounds do-able. So, props to you and the commisioner.
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:iconv1lian:
V1lian Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea with the magnetic accelerator for some additional punch!
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Shimmering-Sword Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I liked that idea from the client, as I do the same thing on some of my own designs.
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aillin1 Jul 17, 2012   Writer
Ready to roll out!

Who wants some?! Hey?
Who wants some super-fast lead up their :censored:?!
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Shimmering-Sword Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconsimsdoc:
I have to ask, This simple shading do you do this often? for commissions or is it something more unique. Honestly after i push the final nail in all my current works i mite pay for a complete set of commissions.
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Shimmering-Sword Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It is a somewhat standard type of drawing for me, but most of the time I'm commissioned to do paintings, so I don't do a lot of sketch stuff.
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