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Mad Max mech by flyingdebris Mad Max mech by flyingdebris
This assignment the theme was Mad Max style post apocalyptic, so i had to somehow figure out what a post apocalypse mech would look like, despite the fact that one would be really unlikely.

So i decided to go along the lines of, "what would some mad engineer/junk scavenger be able to piece together?"

So i've got the front half of a minivan as the torso/cockpit, wrapped up in a rollcage. A diesel engine jury rigged into acting like a hip to power the legs. 3 co2 powered spearguns aimed via a webcam for the right arm. An improvised flamethrower for the right arm. Random pointy things hanging fromt he crotch of the mech to discourage enemies from running about down there. A manned 50 cal machinegun turret rigged to a revolving mount on the right shoulder. Barbed wire wrapped around the legs to discourage climbers. And the entire thing is balanced by a PC mounted up top running a program that automatically adjusts the walking systems to maintain balance.
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Gierek76 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job!
sangenjin Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
One of these would look good in one of the movies or the game.
kingsora84 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
one question, why a renault megane's front as a cockpit? 
ariktaranis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
So nice ^^
Oregoncelt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This is amazing. They'd dominate the area they were in but hey probably worth the amount of time it took to scramble the parts. The way its built though a lucky shot and there's a lot of things going to fall apart :p
BROKENHILL Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Love your mech desgins. .I'm building a 22 ft tall steel battle mech for real(non function of course)
 would love  your input .
R603 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like a boss. I christen thee, KRUSTY!

You mixed up the arms in the description btw.
CrazyPoyz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Oh god, this mech is so awesome! I just love this "scrapmech" design! stay awesome! :D
Instalowsky Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so epic. 
notyap95 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Absolutely epic!
Combi-Christ Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
The minivan is, if I'm not mistaken, a Renault Megane Scenic 2001.
Lazyboris Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
anyone think borderlands .... or ANARCHY
ObservantIntrovert Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
This is what a robot's nightmare consist of, isn't it?
Basement-Aviator Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Barbed wire on the legs is a nice touch. Guess it would prevent enemies from boarding the thing.
Maniac-Smith Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So fucking cool.
Talonis-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student General Artist
...and then the flamethrower explodes for a hollywood ending.

This is impractically awesome-the best kind :D
Bush-Master Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I really think you hit the theme on the head with this, all the scrap and junk looks like it was scavenged.
Very much like the idea of powering it with a diesel engine, can you imagine the roar it would make when it was going?
Well done.
koesir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
man, this is an awesome post-apocalypse mech.
weilo82 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Soooooo good! Love it.
minecraftbob Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
dat looks like somethin me and my bro would make. were always doin really big, stupid, and mechanichal mayhem around da house.
translyania Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
cool! it looks like somthing from borderlands! :D
skullanddog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! So well thought out and it's one of the best popular designs on DA. :D
NickDuijnstee Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Photographer
make me think of Keith Thompson's style
EnriqueGomez Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
renault scenic
mirageninja Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man the econamy is hitting us all hard huh lol nice job man
ClockworkSerpent Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I love this. Does the shield on the little MG say, "Ol' Painless sez eat shit and die"? That's what I read it as.
vie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Renault Mech... ..hum, works surprisingly well.
itt0ryu Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
A cyborg can climb easily, these chains are designed only for organic enemies. Maybe some electro shock will help.
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
brilliant concept, well executed. I don't think i've seen something like this before... I think it would require a good breadth.
iamaloner Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its sick... Mad Max, wondering why theres no mech in Fallout except 1 or 2 mech ever appeared... This one would be cool but in reality wouldt fit Fallout series... You should send this to Interplay and sell this concept for their MMO Project V13... its not Fallout MMO anymore :P
J3t-5h0jun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
M@D M@X!
JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outrageous! :D I could so see this as a Junker's creation in a Deadlands "Hell on Earth" campaign. Or, at least, I could see me showing this picture to the GM and saying, "I want to build one of these!" and being told, "No way!" But it'd make a pretty cool kit-bash project for miniatures gaming, to be sure.
ATinglesart Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing. I am speechless.
Hunter8854 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
La classe ^^
blak-dragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love this piece. Going straight onto my Favs wall. :ninja:
shaungent Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Excellent work!
PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
may i use this in a game or story
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, love the barbed wire details
KaneQuicktail Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Love the detail, even the tiny patches of rust. I find it funny to find this, considering I had just watched Mad Max the other day. ^.^
kingofacesX Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
reminds me of one of twisted metals vehicles :p like sweet tooth im sure u have heard of him lol
JSouza88 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pseudodog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
as a fan of an post apocalyptic genre i want to say that i havent seen better mech=)
Koies Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
It is now my goal recreate this machine from junkyard parts............
mister-walter Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
This is awesome! The detail you put into this is amazing!

By the way, somebody used this as inspiration for a Lego creation: [link]
PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
very well done :D
RalphMarx666 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay dude what school DO YOU GO TO! O.O

Its sounding EFFING awesome now
Esgalachoir Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Man that is one wicked looking clunker...I like how the feet are super scrappy looking and not anything close to symmetrical.
superjuan777 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the shape of the this mech reminds me of giant robots in metal gear ... the ones that make cow noises :P
themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Mech pilot: There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I'll spare your lives. Just walk away and we'll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror.
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