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AMM-V16c Badlander (in color) by Grebo-Guru AMM-V16c Badlander (in color) by Grebo-Guru
Here's a colored take on the multiform Roadstriker used by the evil Axis terrorist group in the Mekton supplement "Operation Rimfire." I tell ya, designing a transformable car that doesn't look like it belongs amidst the Transformers is hard.

Here's a link to the Badlander's lineart:
tennozeorymer.deviantart.com/a...

In coloring the lineart, I finally had the opportunity to fix an issue with the original drawing: in the black-and-white, the Badlander's chest is too narrow. Look at the windshield in vehicle mode and robot mode and you'll see what I mean. I really should replace the original front view lineart with the lineart from this file...

Anyway, this image and design is TM and copyright and everything R. Talsorian Games, inc. No infringement intended, etc.
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:iconjamocha101:
Jamocha101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so hardcore.

Lovelovelove~
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you!!
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:iconi-am-madbat:
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Club=priceless!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very exclusive club. :P
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:iconi-am-madbat:
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
and heavy
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
And with a steep cover price.
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:iconi-am-madbat:
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
The best clubs always have a cover charge
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:icondeadborderbob:
deadborderbob Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Brmmm putputput.

One of my fave Mekton designs there. Nice update
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you! Glad you like it. :D
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:iconzoxesyr:
Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always imagined the badlander to be more like a beaten up old pickup truck, with dents and rusty edges, half worn off paint, etc.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh! I like that idea. Hadn't occurred to me.
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:iconzoxesyr:
Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No charge! :) I've always liked the Starblade meks
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! Well said, and thankew again.
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:iconzoxesyr:
Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oopsy! This is a rimfire mek not SB, My memory fails me again!
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:iconzanruos:
zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
transformers robots in desguise..


nice man.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, bro!
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:iconzanruos:
zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
np man i fixed a paint job to a model dude.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Schweeeeet
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:iconzanruos:
zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
dude i seen a gunhead mk 2 i want that so much as a model.

try combine gunhead with the sky crawler*i think thats the name.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
"The Sky Crawlers"... you mean the film about those funky, alternate-history prop-planes?
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:iconzanruos:
zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
no the white robot that gunhead fought i forgots its name..
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No idea, man.
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I've always wanted to see a car type transformable Mobile Suit. All the others are Tanks and Jets
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it's not a Mobile Suit, per se... But I appreciate the approval. The main reason you don't see Mobile Suits that turn into cars is because Mobile Suits are HUGE. A Mobile Suit car would be bmuch igger than an eighteen-wheeler truck!
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
That much I figured. But it's still nostalgic to see something like this. And besides, they put MS on trucks to transport them. I think the could build a MS like this if they wanted to. Especially in the UC age of MS miniaturization
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
True, true... I supposed a transformable Middle MS, or Petite MS, or Quarter-Suit could work. And I mean, hey, the Loto is awfully small for an MS, and it transforms into an APC.
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Come to think of it. Wouldn't it be practical to have a MS that can transform into a truck of sorts, so it can transport other MS?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wellllllll, an MS that transforms into a truck which carries other MSs would be awfully large. I mean, consider this:
www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/zz/z...
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Huh.... First time seeing one of those. I just figured a MS that transformed into something like a semi could pull trailers with MSs on board. It wouldn't need to be very large then.

Also have you ever noticed the similarities between the Transformers and the characters from the Vigilante 8 games?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't even know of the Vigilante 8 games! :-/
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Firevalkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A car's hard to pull off. You need to take into account the fact that the passenger compartment comprises something between 50 and 90% of the car's actual volume.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed, that was part of the challenge... Hence the barrel-chested look of the Badlander. Most Transformers have to spit out their passengers before they change to robot mode. :-/
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:icondaiguard78:
DaiGuard78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
True that
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