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IMK-04 Strike Mauler by Grebo-Guru IMK-04 Strike Mauler by Grebo-Guru
This is a variation of the Kargan "Mauler" Mekton (from R. Talsorian Games' "Mekton II") that I came up with for fun.

It ditches the flightpack, replaces the leg verniers with jumpjets, wields a more powerful 150mm handheld cannon, and adds a shield and two missile launchers. (The launchers are mounted on the backpack, not on top of the shoulders. That way, the arms can move around freely without affecting the firing arcs of the missiles.)

The flight-capable version can be found here: [link]

Lineart can be found here: [link]

Just to be safe... The Mauler is the I.P. of R. Talsorian games. No infringement intended nor implied, etc etc etc.
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice.  Has the old Dougram look to it. :)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, very Soltic H8 "Roundfacer" isn't it?
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is, and your version looks awesome.
In fact, it looks better than the Dougram version.

However, I was thinking more along the lines of the Bushman.

www.coolkits.de/robotech/image…
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm flattered! Thank you.
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure. :)
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:iconrajusikil:
rajusikil Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
The glass on the crop pit looks weak, it would b a easy target 4 the enemy
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I know what you mean. But, consider this:
(1) The glass is very expensive, super-durable transparent armor. It is not mere glass. Of course, it is still weaker than normal armor, but it is quite tough.
(2) The cockpit is only inside the glass domed head when NOT in combat. Once combat is imminent, the cockpit slides down through the neck and fits into the chest. Then, armored covers and sensor units are deployed under the glass dome.
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:iconrajusikil:
rajusikil Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Oh! Kinda like Patlabour!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Kinda, except on a much larger scale.
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:iconm4jinl4b:
M4jinL4b Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ukhh, meh even couldn't coloring my own mech. Btw nice design there
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a shame. I love your stuff. But thanks for the compliment. :)
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Nice, but you should rearrange the shield. When blocking, your forearm is naturally parallel to the ground, which means the shield should be arranged so the long side is perpendicular to the forearm, to cover as much of the body as possible. ('Gundam SEED' and 'Gundam SEED Destiny' provide perfect examples of how to EPIC FAIL in designing a robotic combat vehicle.)
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I understand what you're saying, but in the world of giant robotic combat vehicles looking cool comes first. Realism and logic are a distant second. ;)
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ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Fair enough, but for me, "cool" applies to designs to which I can say, "I don't mind piloting this into battle," i.e., it does NOT look like a deathtrap, a self-propelled coffin or funerary urn.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel ya. As it happens, none of us are ever gonna pilot any of these into battle! :-) And really any giant robotic combat vehicle would be a deathtrap. Such a huge target, so many moving parts (breakdowns just begging to happen all the time, plus damage vulnerabilities galore), almost every surface a bullet trap, and then there's the danger of simply falling over (or being toppled/tripped). One basically has to accept that any giant robotic combat vehicle is essentially "superheroic" in its nature and capabilities.
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GTDees Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dig the missile pods!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm fairly happy with them... But then, I'm a sucker for anime-style missile clusters in general.
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:icongtdees:
GTDees Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!
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:iconkynewulf:
Kynewulf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Very nice, I dig the missile variant. Nice touch with the Algol map in the background.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks and thanks again. :-)
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:iconvarezart:
Varezart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
The old good times.


Now I want to play Mekton again, IŽll have to call my friends and prepare an adventure. XD
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, glad it brings back good memories. :)
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:iconvarezart:
Varezart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
:)
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Reminds me of Dragonar 3.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Um... Dragonar 3? The skinny, light gray Metal Armor that has only one modest rifle and a big radome disc for a head? I suspect you must be thinking of some other mech. :-/
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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
[link] This guy I'm talking about?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's Dragonar 3 alright. I really, REALLY don't see the resemblance.

In fact, if you look at the original version of the Mauler, here [link] you will see that has the leg verniers of the SPT Braver [link] and generally mixes the aesthetics of the SPT Grimekaiser [link] and Mobile Suit Marasai [link] together.

The original design of this Mekton was really anything but original. :-/
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ok..I'm not judging you though. Really cool man. At Least it looks original than the Destiny or any of the Seed/Destiny Designs.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks, sir. :-)
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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DixonDaryl-Kenneth Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhh... good old giant robots. reminds me of all the greats, and big old monsters and stuff.

good job man.. if i were you I'd try to draw that robot from gurren lagann.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliments, bro!
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Awesome. (Huge Mekton fan..;D)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you sir!
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