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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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zuul88 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Fafnir is such a powerhouse... I wouldn't want to have to attack that base...
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.
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 :)
SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I miss the Mech warrior card game
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
SlavicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
have you played it? oh it was awesome.
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...)
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!
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, I was honored to get the gig.
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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