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Black Tank Mecha by Nidaram Black Tank Mecha by Nidaram
Finally finished due to some encouragement from :iconvulnepro:. Like any design it's a continual WIP.

Left arm:

Reinforced attack paw
Knife rack
Shield (magnetic barrier generating?)

Right arm:

Pinpoint laser
"The pod" (anti-gravity? shield? plot armor manipulator?)

Satellite drones:

Recon, laser deflection, all around shieldy-shooty guys, etc.
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:iconzero2442:
Zero2442 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3 harfli ilk harfi b
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MRock91 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Clap Clap Clap 
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TheMadIceCreamRobot Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Hmmm... I'd imagine that the tubes on the limbs assist in the locomotion as joints couldn't do it themselves. I think it would be awesome to add mini-pro-pulsars to limbs to allow for easier limb movements.
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Mrkirby2 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Drones are cute ;_;

Too bad they always take the hits for you lol suicidal little fellas <3
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
the stripes give it a lot of character. would look bland without them
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:iconaxonn5:
Axonn5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Kinda looks like Armor Core and Chrome Hounds mixed 2gether which is great. Love it! 10/10 }: )
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:iconodmo:
Odmo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's amazing. I wonder how it keeps it's limbs in balance with those thin joints.
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:iconroberdigiorge:
Roberdigiorge Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice Design!!!
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:icondragonoptic:
DragonOptic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
ur deviations are amazing! i can only make lego transformers, but these digital things are way better :la:
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:icond-gearr:
D-Gearr Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black, black, black, black... I really like black, robots especially
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:iconmirageninja:
mirageninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the design of ur mecha there is it a long ranger
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:iconapecape92:
ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME........ That 's some cool pic and reminds me of the video game series armored core. keep it up
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:iconcheezjet:
Cheezjet Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Simply brilliant, I'm loving it!
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:iconky27:
ky27 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
coool
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:iconsoulwrappin:
soulwrappin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
hooo man, i wish somebody would make a game based on your designs. hella cool.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Nice work!:clap:
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:iconbugfacegard:
bugfacegard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
drones are funny, look good though
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:iconpaperbot:
PaperBot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tempted to make it to papercraft XD
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me tempt you some more, then. JK :D
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:iconpaperbot:
PaperBot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
will be on my building list
i'll contact you if i start this one soon :D
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:iconrockfrasch:
rockFRASCH Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
so WOW !!!!!!!
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:iconsykosan:
sykosan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Super cool ^^
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CorsaBlue Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I love the design! Looks some what like a Landmate from Appleseed without the pilot "sitting" in the core. Also looks steathy... those satellite drones are rather intriguing; I'm sure they could be outfitted for a multitude of uses. Lastly that Pinpoint Laser gun is what caught my eye! Over all I'd love to see this monster in action... perhaps in a heavy battle picture?

Love it, love it! <33
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad the gun caught your eye because I rarely do handheld weapons like this and I'm really pleased with how it came out.
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:icon3ihard:
3ihard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Digital Artist
very tight
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:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! It's quite awesome :)
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:icontora-shiromaru:
Tora-Shiromaru Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
epic awesome~♥♥♥♥
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:iconmyname1z4xs:
myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The pod is active clocking device. you can also install rocket luncher in its place.
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea of a big cloaking pod.
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AKIRAwrong Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Nice armor!
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:iconrekkou:
Rekkou Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
impressive as always, i should try this kind of style sometimes
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:iconinum:
Inum Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were can I buy one! :clap: great concept I really love your style designing mech. I have a crush over them to, but somehow I fail to melt the entire design so, any tip would be appreciated.
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Nice looked like dragon fighter. Awesome Work.
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Zeke-Icarus-Zephyr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Me like. I would wanna fly/drive this thing.
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:iconcousinted:
CousinTed Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Looking awesome, even if such a mech would collapse in on itself in the real world...But that kind of goes for most mechs in general
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that, fortunately this guy is powered by imagination and magic, lol.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Its scaled physics, the same structure orientation widely adapted in insects, the only thing prevent it from working is the cubic power of volume vs square power of cross section area. The maneuver control system is our current filed of research, as for the laser and energy shield, they worked in Star wars.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Really love this. Such a unique design. Not for zero G use is it?
Does it use some sort of anti-grav tech?

Almost looks like its in the process of exploding... or being disassembled for maintenance.
Is there a story behind the unconventional shape?
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I really like robots with wide shoulders and hips. It originally started out with me wanting to use tank-armor shapes as hip armor and then I went from there.

The "exploded" look is personal style, but that's a good way to describe it. I don't like mecha that are too solid or blocky (but that doesn't mean I don't like Gundam style and solid slabs of armor). I like mecha that are agile and flexible but still very "mechanical" and robotic looking.

The hoses sort of bulk out the arm struts but as some have mentioned it's not structurally realistic by a long shot (and I like it that way :D)
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
This sort of proves that throwing logic and convention into the wind can yield great results! 'Making sense' isn't as rewarding as inciting immediate appeal, as this does. And with the weapon of sci-fi at disposal, one can justify absolutely anything. Artistic whimsy win!

I recall a specific scene in Five Star Star Stories where a giant mortar head does something similar -sort of exploded and noodling out like this one. He had huge shoulders and the mech equivalent of stiletto heels. Didn't make great sense, but it looked awesome.
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm so want to make a toy of this XD
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:iconnidaram:
Nidaram Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, I need a 3d or plastic modeler buddy to work on designs like this.
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Loone-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Man... i can only papercraft stuff like those, maybe you can visit my gallery for sample, i'm looking a way to cast papercrafts into silicon mould, wish me luck, if i can, i will make one of yours design into reality, in 3D touchable, pose-able resin figure XD!
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:iconzaeta-k:
Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a reaaaallly cool design! Very original shape! :)

I love how "gangly" it is :)
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:iconnovastorm73:
Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From a technical point of view this drawing is superb from detailing to perspective and colors but the mech looks...fragile.
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mirageninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
true it dose but this ones a long ranger thats te best role for this unit
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:iconnovastorm73:
Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the way you're thinking.
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:iconmirageninja:
mirageninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS when it comes to mecha ive played many video games and watch tons of material on it but u raised good point it could use sum more armor and the rifle could of had idk a more sniper look but it was still kick ass
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:iconnovastorm73:
Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love mechanical designs. Your art is excellent. I was really just referring to exposed joints in the mechs legs.
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:iconmirageninja:
mirageninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
huh my art say what lol its not mine i was commeting on ur coment after i look the art but yeah you rasie a point there to
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