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Contact - Main Battle Tank by Shimmering-Sword Contact - Main Battle Tank by Shimmering-Sword
Another vehicle design for the Contact book, this time a main battle tank.
Started out with a handful of concept sketches, then created a mockup in 3D which really helps with perspective and general lighting. Good old painting for the rest and better part of the time from there. I'm liking this new vehicle process :)

For :iconbiometal79: ~biometal79

Contact designs are not for personal or commercial use, no derivative works please.
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:iconsolgravionmegazord:
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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Ryan-Austin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
What "mm" is the main gun? 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know.
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Shadowranger505 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Hey! I love this design. I was woundering if I could use this in a story I'm writing?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is the property of Contact RPG, so no.
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:iconshadowranger505:
Shadowranger505 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Ok. Thanks anyway though.
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AAHW Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
lots of explosives XD!!!!!!!!!!
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green6644 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
That is some very well sloped armor.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Nice design but too many varieties of weapons and mixed calibers. Grenade launchers, rockets, machineguns, autocannons. You forgot a flamethower by the way.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Main gun is tank standard, smoke launchers standard, multiple caliber machine guns standard, and even some modern armor is known for attached missile tubes. So, not too much variety.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
1 Mixed caliber machineguns overlap in areas. a .30 caliber is fine for anti-infantry, a .50caliber has higher penetration and power, while a 20mm autocannon is great for light vehicles and anti-aircraft.

2 grenade launchers similarly overlap with rocket and missile launchers, as all have smoke ammunition but the grenade launchers are purely defensive.

3 you could have a pair of high velocity grenade launchers for anti-infantry, anti-armor, anti-air, and utility because the variety of shells. the only thing they would miss is guided warheads of missile launchers.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just talking about real life here, this is normal for a tank to carry, let alone scifi where you can do whatever you want.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Have you ever thought you could design something better?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I design what people ask for.
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
so you dont make art other than as commissions?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Currently I happen to be painting almost exclusively my own stuff for a book I'm making, but usually the majority of my art is commissioned. All your critiques so far have been on my commissioned work, where the things you point out are all specified by the client. I guess your lack of comments on my newer and personal work means you like them better :D
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MacDigitalSpaceArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I saw this in real life I think I would shit myself just a little bit. Or be entranced by the awesome, if in peacetime, and ask permission from the crew to take photos. 5/5 :D
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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fish333 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
woo, looking neat! i just designed a tank (not up yet) but could only wish to colour like that :(
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:iconaliskus:
Aliskus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Hey i loved itttt!
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:iconviperthewyvern:
VipertheWyvern Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
wow thats just awesome and must have taken ages
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
sweet tank design
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:iconsos101:
SOS101 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi it me again~ can i use your tank design to build Lego~?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The copyrights on this design and all other Contact stuff is strict, so no, not yet at least.
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SOS101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not yet at least??
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
When the game is out officially, technically you can make fanart of it all you want :) (it's out in a few months)
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SOS101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
what game?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Contact.
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:iconsos101:
SOS101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is this the name of the game or something?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes lol.
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
good work
but isn't a machine gun turret in front a weak point?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All tanks have weak points, the space into the hole only needs to be big enough to feed ammo and would likely have some armored chute to cover that.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Nice tank! Love the details!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
ur welcome!
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bullshark45 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
jeez do you gave enough machine guns on the thing? and good job btw
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Could use some more :P
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:iconbigton:
bigton Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Artist
this tank looks beautiful. i'd love to have that in a battalion if i were in war lol.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This... is a very good tank. fav.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like it very much, because it actually looks like a tank and not a 4track weirdo thingy =D
i mean... nothing against scorpion or mammoth, but i like this concept because it looks equally badass and also because it looks modern futuristic and nothing we have out there these days, yet it has a classic conception =)
i love it.
hough =D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly my thoughts! again - kudos!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, you'd want to stick with 2 track unless the length gets so long the tracks are prone to flexing or derailing.
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aivan21 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ur my favorite in this section... in the armor section.....
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks.
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DrBenzer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I would not mind taking this for a spin boo ya holy molly. great job on it
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.
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