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Shimmering Sword by Shimmering-Sword Shimmering Sword by Shimmering-Sword
I haven't drawn this in over 2 years, and haven't done a decent version of it since before I started working digitally, it's just such a beast to draw :D

Shimmering Sword, SMR06 Behemoth experimental mech (named after the bright particle lances fired from it's arms).
Drop this into any battlefield with relatively level terrain and it will create an area denial zone with weapons you'd expect to find on naval ships.
-2 Howitzer type guns provide beyond line of sight strike capability, using guided munitions for accuracy.
-Arm mounted Ion Accelerators will slice anything in half that comes into direct visual (or hides behind less than a hillside)
-4 laser turrets and a central missile system provide medium range defense against ground and air aggressors.
Massive cooling systems on the mechs back fight against the heat buildup caused by running the numerous energy weapons, large reactor, and an energy shielding system. The high proportion of energy weapons also leaves it weak against opposing shielded targets. The SMR doesn't deploy without escort though.
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:iconpetorius7:
Petorius7 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Awesome. Is that Timberwolf, lol? Been awhile;)
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semih639 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so fucking cool :OO
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SteelMegalodon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Artist
yea Screw the swords i got CANNONZ MWAAHAHAHA
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:iconstartingoutfromscrat:
Just out of curiosity, why does this war machine look so much like a Thor?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think it looks much like a Thor as far as mechs go, they're just both squat types.
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Dok-Devious Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Metal...Gear...

(I've played too many video games. DX)
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Crazykeats Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
i want this to be a model
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umbatman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
great concept
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darn.
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much to buy one?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
All the everythings.
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foggyland1 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
i like heavy mechs and i LOVE this!
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:iconsunnburst:
Sunnburst Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Oh my.. that's a Mech I would like to have xD It's a total shame that there are no more Mechwarrior games :,(
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Except you know, the Mechwarrior game that just came out :P
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Sunnburst Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
what? Why did I miss something Like this???? *runs in circles and screams*
Can you be so kind and send me a link?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's multiplayer only and still in open beta, but most of the game is implemented, and it's free to play (lets say, spend $15 on mechbay slots if you like it). [link]
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Sunnburst Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Thank you.
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thisrandomguythere Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
i look up sword and first thing i see is a freaking mech-tank nice job though
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I didn't know it was all the way up there, pretty funny. That's the power of using keywords and tagging though, I simply used the word "sword" more times in more places :)
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AleksanderK-47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is sexy.
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AleksanderK-47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Also it looks like the concept mechas I have in mind.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vary bad ass! Well, done!
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MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That looks like an epic heavy mecha. XD
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Voidlord1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Nice, one problem though, there is no weapon to cover the rear arc, so an attack from behind would be crippling...
Also i would guess mobility would be a major problem, considering you've armoured up the legs too much. Armour the legs too much, mobility drops, not enough and the mechanisms become prone to small arms fire and fouling from nature. Prefarably the legs would be armoured up, but the joints would only be covered in a skin-like membrane, that protects from small arms fire and fouling, so thereby you have decent armour on the legs while keeping mobility up
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Guzziex Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Can you email me @ creepernuke@gmail.com
Maybe you can do something for us.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What do you need?
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pentaclegram Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Holy baby jesus. This is perhaps one of the most badass things ever. Of all time.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks.
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:iconsam51:
Sam51 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
sorta looks like deus ex
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The game?
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Sam51 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
yeah one time i was walking and then i found to a corner for cover i walked there then a huge robot like that one threw 5 rockets at me!! scraed the heck outta me!
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spyderrock48 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Doin some gallery lurking, and it would appear as if the "howitzer" guns are more like battle ship cannons taken out of the turret. The actual BLS firing capability, while still there, seems like it would be better if the guns were tilted up at say 30 degrees by default, allowing for raising and lowering of the weapon from a larger angle on the bottom end, and a much higher angle at the top end. I only say this because right now it doesn't seem as if those barrels could tilt up to 45 degrees, the longest range shot for a howitzer type weapon ( I think ). It seems like the weapons in their current state would be more like battleship turrets.

All that said, they would still kick some serious ass.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just not that good at names, they are indeed more like battleship guns, guns are guns to me so being a land based BLS I could only think of howitzer for a name.
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spyderrock48 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
nice.
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Alphieus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Goodness. MekTek needs to put this in their next mech pack. This is incredible!
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol, Super Heavies in MW4? :P
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Alphieus Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Welllllll... Mehbeh. I sure wouldn't complain if I could have this in my hanger. I love me some direct fire ouchness (and the artillery doesn't hurt either!).

Curious now though. What IS it's tonnage? Maybe comparable to the ares?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had initially put it's weight in around 300 tons, more realistic than BT standards but still not enough in reality.
I'm not sure quite how to ton it for BT. Equivalent weapons would be about 2 sniper artillery, 2 of the most modded out PPCs you can get (Heavy ER Capacitor Supercharged PPCs lol?), 4 Large Pulse Lasers, an Arrow IV launcher, then MGs and AMS for defense. Existing superheavies usually seem to have weak weapons loads, instead just lots of armor, so this beat would be a lot heavier. The tech level is very advanced though, so it'd be like super Clan tech.
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DHBW Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
nice.....gives me ideas...
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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ROBOfan132 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist
this is a very solid design but i see one minor flaw
ammo
how do you fight without no ammo
unless it is allways being reloaded by assist drones
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Which is why is uses lasers for defense and particle cannons as it's most powerful weapons. The howitzers and missile launcher are supplements to that, which indeed do require a constant feed of ammunition to keep running.
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Johnithan-Walters Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Two questions: 1. What is its' top speed? & 2. Where can I get one?
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It moves at half the speed of slow, and will always run out of stock right before you purchase :D
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DarylChin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I just got a boner watching this...

"Though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil... Because I'm piloting 8 barrels of FUCK YOU"
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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DarylChin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
:iconlachoirplz:
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EvilCleric Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
The epitome of what the Engineer meant when he said "If that don't work, use more gun."
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AnaithnidEsblenin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Hehe, seems more of a cannon than sword, but I still love it. *adds to favorites* Derp. >>'
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