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The Protectorate Wars - Neural Mech by Shimmering-Sword The Protectorate Wars - Neural Mech by Shimmering-Sword

There are only 2 days left on the kickstarter for Rangers Project: The Protectorate Wars digital art book! We've been funded, so any new backers can be confident they'll be getting their reward. The current optimal pledge of $17 will get you the 100 page art book, and a 30 page additional art book of my past work on the Rangers Project. One final push, check it out here:

Here's a first piece of work for the book (I wont be posting everything online, much will be book exclusive). Some may have seen this design before here and its almost ready to be produced as a miniature. The modeler/caster will be launching a kickstarter for it in a few weeks, so miniatures collectors be ready (12cm tall resin kit for 1:144 scale).

Dat fluff:

Designed for engaging enemy shielded units, this mech is controlled by its pilot through a neural jack in order to utilize its full flexibility. It has its own shield generators to protect itself from enemy fire, and especially from offensive shield forms. The majority of its weapons are effective at penetrating shields. Its shoulder pack rail guns provide long range punch, using solid slugs that cannot be pre-detonated. Up close it can use the pile launchers on its forearms to fire heavy projectiles that can overpower the friction of enemy shielding through crushing mass. Missiles afford it some extra ranged power and utility, often loading a variety of munitions. A handheld auto cannon (looped munitions feed for a sealed mechanism) also provides some supplementary firepower, but is often quickly depleted in an initial strike then dropped.

These neural mechs are the nightmares of inexperienced Elemental soldiers, and rightfully so when such towering mechs are purpose built for such a hunt.

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FutureFavorite Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what are the brushes you used for the smoke in this piece? nice work as always.
Casiphia Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Dantedesertfox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Nothing says fun like a good old rail gun.
Vesuvius-Dragon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Neat, like a slender variant of the Tau Imperial XV104 Riptide Battlesuit. Heavy duty, heavy weapon systems, good shielding. And perhaps as large as the XV104.

I Like.

Huchia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD ain't that my luck. Got on deviant art to look around some pics, see this, and find out the art book deadline was yesterday. And just was able to send around $35 to you D: If there's any where else I can send I don't mind just giving it to you. Support is support you know? Still can't wait to see the english version!
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll set up a way soon for people to buy in with paypal.
Huchia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool, keep up the good work then! Been trying to keep a close eye but life's been busy ya' know?
Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good Work :)
reminds me of the Tau Mechs from WH40k :-)
Acturis Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Go Tau!  Er...:P
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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