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Headquarters Guard by Shimmering-Sword Headquarters Guard by Shimmering-Sword
The second piece commissioned in order to spice up the menus of MekHQ. I haven't done a whole lot of clear daylight paintings as they're more challenging, so I'm working on executing more of them. 3D base lighting helped a lot though.

A Bandersnatch and Fafnir stand guard over their command headquarters. Who likes reasonably sized heavy gauss rifle barrels? :D
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:iconzuul88:
zuul88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Fafnir is such a powerhouse... I wouldn't want to have to attack that base...
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gilbertklanz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I notice a lot of people commenting on the Fafnir, but personally, I think that Bandersnatch redesign is just the tits. I mean, maybe I would have kept the shoulder bits and a little less square torso. But everything -- and I do mean everything -- else about it is fantastic.
Especially anything below the torso actuator. Which is to say; them's some fantastic legs.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I think it's simply that the Fafnir is in Mechwarrior and the Bandersnatch isn't. The commissioner wanted pretty heavy changes on the Bander, so I didn't try too much to maintain some of the key details. I think he only liked it's fluff as a merc mech, not so much the look :)
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I miss the Mech warrior card game
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
have you played it? oh it was awesome.
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I think the Fafnir has been my absolute favourite mech to play* in the games so far - two HGauss and 2 Clan ER PPCs really mess up anyone's day. Fantastic renditions of both mechs, especially the cockpit details!

I'm glad I stumbled over your work!


*(NB: this does not include the snow level on MW3, where you could load a Daishi with about 15 ER L Lasers and become a walking, insanely powerful and accurate gatling gun with no ammo or heat concerns...)
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Epiphany99 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Woah. So you provided the illustration for the mekhq start-up screen? Kudos to you. Giant robots forever!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I was honored to get the gig.
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DasKraken Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Hey Shimmering Sword, I'm a huge BattleTech fan, and I'm vastly amazed by your art work here. I was wondering, If you can do a picture of just the Fafnir, exactly as you've drawn him here? I really like how you choose to design him, I especially like the texture and armor. It would be nice to see more of it. See him in action, and maybe from behind or inside the cabin.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are always chances, though usually my work favors painting something new each time. The list of requests never ends :D
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:icondaskraken:
DasKraken Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I understand, but now you know.
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:icontimfusco:
TimFusco Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
When I finally get around to building a Fafnir, THIS is going to be my inspiration.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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:icondonutfighter:
donutfighter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it would enhance the composition if you had included some human figures lingering around the foot of the mechs. Aesthetically pleasing, nonetheless!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yah, I've been slow to add in the more minor details to my work that make them look "lived in". Slowly getting there :D
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
God I love the Fafnir! Very nice.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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sightsonyou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Great Fafnir!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :)
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:icondfooz:
dfooz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
awesome, awesome, awesome! Like your gallery
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XaiHellion Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Dat Fafnir :heart:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconikarus-tm:
ikarus-tm Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fafnir <3
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your chunky lover.
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:icongrimnahr:
Grimnahr Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
very nice
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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DrFreeman117 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
gauss rifle, man they can pack a punch
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed.
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fidgetlilmeg12 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used this for Steiner High Command [link]
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I much prefer your version of the Bandersnatch, it looks like something i would be willing to pilot!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had to kill those silly wedge shoulders :D
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:iconi80r:
i80r Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
Fafnir!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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AlfaXT Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
this is not only awesome, it looks like it belongs in cinema
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, this [link] is awesome :)
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Heretic1311 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
lol, great! But how do you like the redesignes Awesome in the new MechWarrior Online?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looks good.
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maxoconnor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man I just love your style, I hope to be able to commission some work from you someday when you have the time.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You commission some pretty awesome stuff, I particularly like the highlander mechwarrior. Definitely hit me up if/when you're interested.
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maxoconnor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm interested in getting a custom Marauder done up for my in game character. I love your GDL version and I'd like to get one done up similar to it when you have time.
Just email me with cost and all and we can discuss it.
2ndkearny@gmail.com
Love your work!!!!
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davbla Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yay Fafnir! Two heavy Gauss Cannons of Furry!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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XSONOHX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awsome, very good lighting
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Imho the Heavy gauss cannons on the fafnir look just a bit too small and clean.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My goal there was to make them realistic. The huge barrels (that insinuate huge projectiles) on HGR and AC20s just seem silly, and the claimed ammo count stored in the mechs isn't possible at those sizes either.
Image a projectile fitting in the barrel I've shown, launched at very high speeds it would decimate even assault mechs.
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Protect the base >=( love the cockpits because of that nice effect XD
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glow it up!
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:icondreadhaven:
DreadHaven Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
None shall pass!
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