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Battlefield expedient mecha unit by Grebo-Guru Battlefield expedient mecha unit by Grebo-Guru
This is a small, quick sketch I did. Sloppy, but I liked the design, so I colored it and tossed it up here. I see it as some kind of construction mech which was modified to meet baseline combat capabilities.
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Weldun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I added this to my favorites a while ago, but I've recently been hunting around for non-military mecha and battlefield expedient mecha/technicals for a short while now (as inspiration for a Mekton-Z game that I'm running, as it happens), and I'm dismayed at how little there seems to be. Excellent work and not too hard to see what it probably looked like unmodified.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thanks! There's also the Otto, but I'm sure you know about it already. I'll also be posting another industrial mech soon.
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Weldun Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Actually, I can't say for certain that I do know about that already.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll upload it in the next few days, then! I've been needing an excuse to color it anyway.
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Weldun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I look forward to it.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! I had already uploaded it, silly me. Not colored yet, though.

grebo-guru.deviantart.com/art/…
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Nemuszero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
It reminds me a Walker Machine. So '80s.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Xabungle? Yeah, heh. 
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sledgeviper Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
MMmmm.. Even GUndam shows rarely give us something like this. Typically these suits are more Pod, or Bug like in the Gundam Shows. Zetas, Junior Mobile is a fav.

The cannon at the shoulder is superbly designed, like something inspired from Gundam Sentinel (Katoki), and something from Kazushiya Kondo or Makoto Kobayashi.

Good Good keeping the Design simple too. Bang on!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! You're an observant fellow -- I was indeed thinking Kondo/Kobayashi on the gun. The main unit was most inspired by some of the old, obscure prototype ATs depicted in Dual Magazine. You can see them here:
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I do NOT envy the poor bastard who has to pilot this into combat.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean. Could end up in a real MD Geist type of situation.
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7NullSeven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Nice. I like the junior mobile suit feel that this design has. It also works well in that it's clearly not a dedicated combat design, and so it feels a bit "kitbashed," which gives you the feeling that taking this thing into a actual firefight is perhaps riskier than one might like.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks for the cogent commentary. I was inspired by some drawings I saw of early Votoms ATs... like pre-pre-Scopedog designs. Construction/industrial units do seem like a logical starting point for what eventually becomes a military design.
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Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why are there watermelons in the cockpit?
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Because watermelons are delicious! ;-)
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so in other words this is a labour mech that's been weaponized?
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, that's exactly right!
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Dairugger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
It looks like something almost out of Patlabor.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It does? Huh. Well, Patlabor has some pretty cool mecha, so I'll take that as a compliment. :)
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Dairugger Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Well you should, but the more I look at it I can also see some influences from VOTOMS as well such as the left is much like that on the X-ATH-02-DT Rabidly Dog
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, then! Yeah, I think VOTOMs was more my inspiration.
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GTDees Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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GTDees Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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