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Mecha Front - Blackfrost Medium by Shimmering-Sword Mecha Front - Blackfrost Medium by Shimmering-Sword
Here's the first of two color pieces I have to show for the Blackfrost mercenary company, which is contracted to work for CanOil. Blackfrost mechs tend to stray from the norms of their weight classes. They also feature no cockpit glass, using only cameras and sensors. As yet each mech is unnamed.

The Blackfrost medium mech carries heavy armor at the cost of firepower. Standard load out is an autocannon and missile launchers. Alternate variants swap in rail guns, sniper cannons, gatling guns, there is even an optional chin turret.
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aamae1138 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
Love your work!!! Do you do any freelance work?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I usually am, but right now I'm focusing on my own book.
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thenotsowelltaught Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
i like it better when mechs have chassis designs that can re-equipped with any weapon.a real-life example would be the stryker vehicle.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yet a lot of military personell say the stryker is a faliure that they're forced to work with (not a bad vehicle on the surface, but not at all what they ordered). I do like modularity too.
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SamSakurai Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
METAL GEAAAR
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I'm so sorry. I am seeing some definite inspiration from the REX here though, as well as your own Lynx. Great design, especially the usage of cameras rather than cockpit glass. How mobile is this thing, by the way? 
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

The Blackfrost mechs are styled like rex, some factions will have themes like that. Different enough to be legally unique though :)

I don't know how quick mechs move in this game.

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SamSakurai Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a good design choice. It's such a brutish, broad design, great for stompin' on the wee babby mechs. 
Anyway, great work.
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filipinowhiteboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Whoa Titans from Tiberian Sun?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mecha Front.
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filipinowhiteboy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Oh....man, it sure looks like the titans.
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Bishoptres Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
NICE!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Where can I sign up?
Love the design and concept of the mercs packing more armour.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
They be in Canada :D
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lastbullet2 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Damn that's even further than going to America
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WireWolf21 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Okay I'm digging this design. <3
Can't wait to see the others.

And yeah I can see these Mercenaries focusing on battlefield survivability of their respective units and pilots.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, most of them look like they carry more armor, some sacrifice speed, and most don't have over gunned variants.
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Clarencezer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Damn..i love the design alot,wonder how the chin turret will look like! Does it pop out of that slot area in front or it is directly mounted below it? :iconfavplz:
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mounted below.
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icchan85202 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
and bulkier, too. Not as skinny overall, which is good.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's what having more armor does, bulks it up.
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Body shape seems rather close to a more bare-bones Metal Gear Rex, but still just as badass.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The Blackfrost mechs have bit of metal gear flavor, as more factions are added some will have referenced themes.
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Sekitonbo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Makes me wonder what else you can equip onto this baby...
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