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IMK-05 Rampage (full gear) by Grebo-Guru IMK-05 Rampage (full gear) by Grebo-Guru
Another of the Kargan mecha from the ol' Mekton II Technical System.

Here's the lineart (a study of the original): [link]
And here's it's weapon, the "Ramzooka": [link]

The original Photoshop file uses a ton of layers and channels, so that the robot can be depicted with or without the weapon, ammo clips, and shield in any combination. (Take a look here [link] to see what I mean.) Also, the background is the Mekton Z RPG's official stat-sheet... which I designed myself, way back when. This amuses me.

Note!
Mekton, Karga, and the IMK-05 Rampage are property of R. Talsorian Games. No infringement intended nor implied.
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:iconnemuszero:
Nemuszero Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Combat Armor-like with SPT head/cockpit elements. Perfect as generic grunt mecha or maybe something more (vice-henchmen?, Henchmen first suit?). Much more interesting than, let say, some newer mecha as Zogilia's.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the mecha from Buddy Complex pretty well -- I mean, they're not the most unique designs I've ever seen, but they're good. Their lineart could stand some better posture and more detail, but they work for me. I'm glad you like this one... I certainly didn't design it or anything.
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, very cool.  It has the old "Dugram" look to it.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. :-) It's actually not designed by me -- one of the Waltrips designed it. I just redrew it colored it, added accessories, detailed the cockpit, etc. But yeah, I agree, it does have some Combat Armor elements to it, I think. :-)
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome.
If you have the time or the inclination, give my Deviant page a look-see.
Lots of mecha there, and spacecraft in the vein of Gundam/Macross/Space Battleship Yamato/Mekton, you might find some of it interesting. :)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I checked it out. I'm definitely watching you now. Some good stuff!
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. :)
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:iconwilco5:
Wilco5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah nice, reminds of those Dougram-type mecha designs. First seen those in DC Comics "Robotech" mini-series way before Harmony Gold got the name and license.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Omigod, yeah! The two-issue "Robotech Defenders" comics... Omigod, those were ssssssooooooo goofy!! LOL!
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Totally looks Srungle and Dorvack,man. Here's a theme to this guy that I picked if you like to hear: [link]
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Srungle + Dorvack... two old, obscure shows I'm happy to be associated with in any way. Thanks! :D
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yer' welcome. There's more to me than meets..um,Dorvack's eye.
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I like it :heart:
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great, and thank you! :)
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
You welcome can you draw Mecha do you do commissions point ?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Um... I don't understand. What does "do you do commissions point" mean?
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I mean if I ask you a Mecha drawing will you do it against DeviantArt points ? :D
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhhhh, I see! Hmmmm... Yes, I think I will! :-) Let's talk more with direct Notes.
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok ;-)
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:iconkronnangdunn:
KronnangDunn Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome design dude! The colors reminded me a lot of the good old VIFAM... [link]
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah! The ARV-I Duraphie, yes? I hadn't thought of it, but you're right, there's a similarity in the colors for sure. Good eye!
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:iconchaplin001:
Chaplin001 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Wow so that's what the Rampages bazooka looks like. Only thing missing is it Rasta. hehe This looks awesome. It's so great to see the old designs reborn in color and showing more of what they are. No longer just line art but weaponized, colored war machines. Have you been with Mekton from the beginning?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the appreciation!! :-)

And I have actually, yes. Well, wait, no -- not since the beginning. My first work for Mekton was with the Techbook. Then Rimfire, Mecha Manual I, and then all the MZ stuff.

I forgot... the Rampage has a Rastas? Crud. I've been mulling over what that thing is supposed to look like for a lonnnnnnng time. I always took it to be a reference to the Klingon Bat'leth but obviously the Rastas shouldn't be a ripoff.

I just realized I also forgot to do the "sensors activated" look, and that the head mounts an anti-personnel laser. Hrm. Might have to address these issues.
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:iconchaplin001:
Chaplin001 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Yup the standard Rampage comes with 1 Korax Rastas Type 2. So yep. 1 Rasta. :D If you look at the Tech book showing the Rampages actual Story write up you can see Jader Gadraken. I believe since he's Kargan and all the Kargans carry Rastas he has one on his back and a dagger variant in his hand. Pretty simple melee weapon overall but simple works. hehe

Yeah I was wondering where the head laser was, but since it's an AP laser I just thought it didn't need to be huge. lol

Really hope you keep doing these updated designs. It's so nice to see these fully developed instead of just the base Mech frame. My curiosity is peaked to see if the Vigil and Vantages Beam Cannon could finally make an appearance.

And for the record. If you been through that much Mekton then you might as well say from the beginning. hehe White box, and the base Mekton II book are just stepping stones. Techbook is what brought out the Mecha lovers in my opinion. :D
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I checked the techbook and you are indeed correct sir. I think I probably will keep doing updated designs. Mike P. seems to like them. I intend to further update the Mektons' aesthetics, though, as I never really liked the Waltrips' designs in the first place.
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:iconchaplin001:
Chaplin001 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
It's so weird to be talking to someone who I have admired for years through their art and that they know Mike Pondsmith who's games have been the core of my gaming experience since almost the beginning. I truly am honored to have this conversation with you. Did Mr. Pondsmith have any idea for what the Rasta could look like, or is that up to you in the long run? Could you tell Mr. Pondsmith thank you for all he's done for gamers and game enthusiasts out there.

Can't wait to see the updated designs and your takes on the Waltrip brothers designs.

My group is gonna freak out when I bring them official updated designs for the units we are using in our game this weekend. The Rampage is almost bittersweet as my unit got the crap blasted out of it by that there Bazooka loaded with scatter-shot ammo. hehe Wow now I'm babbling. It's just great talking to you. Looking forward to seeing more! Thank you for all you do!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw. Well thank you! I'm honored as well, to be thought of so highly. And dude, I'm just a gamer like you -- RTG's games have been my favorites for a lonnnnnng time too. I'll definitely convey your thoughts to Mike. As for the Rastas, I think that was more Mike Macdonald's idea than Mike P's. I could ask MikMac though.

I can't promise these redraws will come quickly or anything. My day job is demanding. But I do like revising these things. They need it!
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:iconchaplin001:
Chaplin001 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Yes they do. Please take your time. As much as my excitement to see them is I am also a patient person. I am just thrilled to hear your taking the time to do any of them. I had actually forgotten that Mr. Macdonald was so involved in the Techbook. I'm sure between the two of you something very cool can be worked out and we can finally see what a real Rasta looks like. :)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Righto m'man. Thank again for the encouragement. :D And by the way, "Rastas" is singular. I have no ideal what the plural would be... Rastases? Rasti? Rastassussises? Rastafaria?
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jojo76015 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
are you a part of the new Mekton Zero RPG?
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I am, actually. ;-)
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:iconjojo76015:
jojo76015 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
SWEET!:w00t!:
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Ah, the Rampage.

And look at allllll that externally mounted ammo. *goes to check the crit charts*
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh heh, yeah. Five magazines will give the unit a nice variety of munitions.
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:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I do like how you have the various ammo types broken down by type/count in the mags, not going to lie. :)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The idea comes from the Rampage's game stats -- the number of shots it could hold varied depending on the Construction Points cost per shot.
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:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Reminds me of the various weapons load-out and configurations I put together for the mecha for SBB and Quicksilver. Hurray for fiddly numbers! :D
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ayup! :D
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:iconstripe941:
Stripe941 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Cool mech
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Mecha are my favorite thing on earth. (Next to boobies!)
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:iconstripe941:
Stripe941 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Lol
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:iconm4jinl4b:
M4jinL4b Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ho3, so fast dude. Cheerssss .....=D
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you man!
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sleek.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias!
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:iconryugassj3:
RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yer welcome,matey.
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Did you know they're releasing a new Mekton game? Its on kickstarter...I am tentatively hopeful. Anyway AWESOME bit. Thanks for sharing!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh yes, I know. I'm involved. ;-) And thank you!!
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Oooh, awesome and congratulations!
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