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VAH-A64 Switch Blade (in Color) by Grebo-Guru VAH-A64 Switch Blade (in Color) by Grebo-Guru
I drew this thing quite a long time ago, for R.Talsorian Games' "Mekton Mecha Manual vol.1." Back then it was in pure B&W, but it was only a matter of time -- a LONG time -- until I colored it. So, here it is.

BTW, the B&W lineart can be seen here:
grebo-guru.deviantart.com/art/...
I also took the opportunity to fix the ugliness of the original rocket launchers (freehand is not always your friend).

As usual, it's all copyright and trademark and property and everything of R. Talsorian Games, no infringement implied nor intended, etc etc.
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:icondrive21:
drive21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student General Artist
good
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx
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:iconnemuszero:
Nemuszero Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
It was workable but I didn't love it.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been planning to draw a Mark II for a long time now.
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:iconevil0verlady:
evil0verlady Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Nicely drawn!Heart 
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsledgeviper:
sledgeviper Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I like this way more than the V Gundams Tomlait. Yea...... This design is very solid. A kit would be cool to have.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thanks! :D
Yeah, not a fan of the Tomliat. Beam Rotors are a fun idea and all, but the Murphy's way more fun.
I really appreciate your comments! I always like to imagine that my designs could one day be made into toys or kits.
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OptimusPrimeAutobotX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is such a beautiful design, defenitely one of my favorites.Gotta love all the detail you gave to it, simply a great piece.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? Why thank you very much. I've been thinking of revisiting and enhancing this design... But I am truly honored and flattered by your comments.
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OptimusPrimeAutobotX Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :3
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:icongtdees:
GTDees Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always loved this one!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Me too. :)
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I like this one well done ;-)
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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:iconteoma-the-naraotor:
Teoma-The-Naraotor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You welcome pal :D
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:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I always thought this thing needed a 4-blade rotor variant, with two of the blades being adaptable to variable-metaform bladed melee weapons. That may be because I always like to have a backup on my designs, and it may be because I've always been partial to Springer from TF: The Movie.

Only The Shadow knows for sure!
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! Indeed, rotor blades do make great swords... just ask Animated Megatron!
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:iconjemstone:
jemstone Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Ugh, do I have to? Can I ask TF: Prime Megs instead? I mean, he's not a helo, but he's a much better villain.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Couldn't agree more with ya there!
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haryopanji Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great coloring!
I never knew there was a Variable Attack Helicopter.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Well, there are a few... I created this one for the Mekton Z tabletop roleplaying game.
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:iconwilco5:
Wilco5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I've seen those RPG books in comics and hobby stores for years. Gotta love those Southern Cross Ajax mecha!
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oy vey, Robotech's VFH-10 "Ajax" AGAC (Advanced Gyro Assault Chopper)? 

Originally, in Southern Cross, it was the TASC•02-SCF "Auroran" MAAH (Multipurpose Armored Assault Helicopter) but in my opinion it's a pretty yucky mecha design no matter what you call it. It may have looked and acted kinda spiffy in animation, but god, when you look at the line art, it's just icky. 

Such a shame, too! After all, a variable helicopter is a damn cool thing! The only other ones that appeared in animation which come to my mind are the also-ugly Oberon Gazette (from Dorvack, better known as Whirl from Transformers G1) and the charmingly frumpy Murphy (which made a brief appearance in G Gundam). 

There have been a lot of really good variable choppers in the Transformers line in the 21st century, but of course those aren't "real robots" (as it were).

Anyway! All that yammering is my way of saying that I've long wanted there to be more Real Robot type variable helicopters. Which, of course, is why I drew one.

I really oughtta revisit this thing someday... do a MarkII or something.
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zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
very nice man.
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:icongrebo-guru:
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx bro.
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zanruos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
np
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