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Nightwolf by flyingdebris Nightwolf by flyingdebris
Hoorah! my first canon battletech design
Its included in battletech tro 3085
jump capable 90 ton secondline clan assault mech

2 ATM 9s
1 plasma cannon
1 ams
1 heavy large laser
1 er medium laser

not the tastiest loadout, but i don't care.
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:iconjdunk1971:
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Now that's what an assault 'Mech's supposed to look like!
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Rayneth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is some wonderful angles on this 'mech.  I especially love the placement of the ATM 9s. 
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Reginaught Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your work is unreal man, this one has got to be my favourite of yours!

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tennex1022 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
the sculpt for this mech looks amazing
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
may i use this in a game and story
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
like i said, i would make the weapons loadout on mine look something like this
ER PPC (where the plasma cannon is, instead of the arm mounted ATM9's)
large laser (mounted on one arm or the other, instead of the plasma cannon, weight wise)
LAMS (instead of the AMS)
heavy large laser
er medium pulse laser (instead of the er medium laser)
2x Medium laser (probably torso mounted, so as not to totally screw it if it loses an arm)
(alternately, two more double heat-sinks instead of the medium lasers, depending on situation and how heat management looks)
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Lanc3rZ3r0 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
assuming you have a few tons of ammo for that plasma cannon, you could greatly increase the mech's destructive potential by swapping it out for a PPC or Light PPC. if you wanted to further decrease its reliance on supply lines, you could swap in a laser-AMS instead of the ammo reliant one. both options might make it a little high on the heat, depending on how many heat sinks the thing has, but the Light PPC and Plasma Cannon have similar range and damage profiles, with the light PPC causing slightly less heat buildup. another option would be to swap in an er medium pulse laser instead of the er medium laser, if the tonnage is there for it. the only thing it would really do is allow for greater number of medium range shots, though the heat buildup gets kindof extreme with successive uses in a short period of time.
if you couldn't tell, i very much prefer energy weapons over ballistic or missile. you could also swap out the ATM9's for a heavy PPC or two light PPCs. again, it would increase heat output, but further increase its ability to fight for extended peroids of time without support.

your design is very awesome, and the loadout you have for it is very tactically sound in the right hands. the ATMs give you great flexibility, and the plasma cannon is a very devastating weapon. the heavy large laser and er medium laser are great backup weapons and provide decent punch once the main weapons are out of ammo. through target management and a cautious trigger finger, the base loadout looks quite effective ^_^ the fact that its a jumper also ads to its effectiveness, as it can close range pretty quick if need be, and the inclusion of the AMS is a priceless asset. AMS has saved my but several times in both tabletop and PC versions of the game franchise.

i love the design, i was just thinking of ways to make it more self reliant. although, 90 ton mechs usually dont stray too far from supply lines anyway.
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Shush-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Congratulations on getting your design in! Your Nightwolf looks pretty sweet, and for a non-twinked mech design, it's loadout is fairly solid, especially when coupled with the manoeuvrability of jump jets. If it has decent speed as well, I'd love to have it on my side of the hexagonal grid.

Man, it seems Battletech changed a bit since I last played. My nostalgia shall always be for 3025 and the Succession Wars.
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MikhailWard Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This has become my favorite Assault Mech, especially against Blakist Scum. This is perhaps the best Mech to adjust to any need of its star. It carries ECM, AMS and decent punch with the ability to provide some additional heat to Mechwarriors who like to ride that heat curve.
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MikhailWard Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
This has become my favorite Assault Mech, especially against Blakist Scum! Awesome Art and the Mini they produced from it comes close to awesome your design was but not quite there.
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GhostBirdofPrey Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
This is one of my favorite designs (visual wise, not convinced the loadout is that great). I had no idea you made it. I'm gonna have to keep my eye on you.
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AdeptusAstartes Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I like the little minigun on the top of its head. Is that supposed to represent the LAMS?
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Arma-mecha Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Awesome. Very nice to see proper joints and smaller detail.
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GeneralC Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
aw man, i've been looking forward to more pieces from you for a while, i love all your work!
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daboss1989 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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ky27 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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hinack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Like this design so much !!
Haven't looked at Battletech for a long time.
One question,because the short time I played,I used the german one ... what's an ATM?
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Saber15 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
ATMs = Advanced Tactical missile. They can use short ranged missiles, extended range missiles, and high explosive missiles.
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junoatdeviant Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely lineart ! :la:
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nitron100 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
supah coo!!!!!
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
So does this mean you get a free mini of your design?

And a question; do you as the artist define the armament or do the publishers pass you the specifications and tell you to draw it? I'm curious to which comes first, statistics or portrayal?
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flyingdebris Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
well it sometimes varies.

i've seen situations where stats and fluff were written up for a design.

other times you'll see designs that are based entirely off of preformed stats and fluff.

In the case of the Nightwolf, i sent them some rough silhouette sketches, catalyst sent me the fluff and stats based loosely off the sketches, and then i refined from there based off the new info.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Interesting. Thanks for the reply.

It may interest you to know that the first edition mechs (from Battledroids) had all of their statistics based on the appearance of the ripped-off artwork from Macross, Dougram, et all. I was curious as to how it was done nowadays.

Thanks again.
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genocidalpenguin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
remember when I said they should hire you to replace all the silly Btech designs? this just proves my point :D

great work man.
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flyingdebris Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
haha thanks
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I tried some of that actually, Re-doing the Re-seen designs because they were poor, IMO.

Though FD deserves to have his art canonized by sheer merit of performance.
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WolfKnightLord Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Hell yea! That's one sleek looking mech.

I would pilot that, easy. IF i couldn't get a Templar.

How many heat sinks and whats the armor on it?
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Nebfer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
It has 18 Freezers on it with 15.5 tons standard armor.

It's not the best mech on mech, though it's capable on the lighter mechs, though it works quite well on the non-mech side of things (tanks and infantry).
It's a Clan Wolf Mech
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WolfKnightLord Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Hmm... if you switched some of the guns it could go after Meds or maybe heavies, then. I mean its mostly speed not armor, right?

Though it was Clan Wolf... they have most of the cooler mechs. That would be the Clan i would loot most of my tech from...
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ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Wrecka mecha! Amazing mecha tech!
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Snoodle-dragon-B Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow.. Nice work! I love how Clear and presice every thing looks and just love the detail put on to this! ^^.... I just started teaching my self to draw mechs after being a fan of "mechassault", and many other mech/robot theme things.. any tips ^^? :D
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist
i love the main body. the drawing is soo clean!
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shiberude Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Not at all surprising that my favorite looking unit in the book was one of your scribbles.

...Still, this very much reminds me of an illustration you may have made some time ago and since removed from your site. It looks very familiar.
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IsamuBlackbox Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
This is one of the nicest designs in the new TRO 3085.
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azure-corruption Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wish to see the colored version
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Stormtrooper007 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
that is awesome, kick-ass rig man, Get Some!
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Stormtrooper007 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
that is awesome, kick-ass rig man, Get Some!
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goat89 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Wow! Love the design!
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devBlack Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I wish your line weights were more for visibility than to communicate where the light is coming from. Understanding the form gets sort of confusing.
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RadicalRoach Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Man I should keep up with BT more if this design is anything to go by. Nice job.
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Addinarr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....pretty goddam amazing as always.

Think you can make a bigger, meaner Dragon?
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Addinarr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....pretty goddam amazing as always.

Think you can make a bigger, meaner Dragon?
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8FtSpider Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Artist
Congratulations on a job well done. This is going in the favorites.
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sketchbencky5 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Very cool and intimidating! O.O
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ontels Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Like a walking fortress!
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MikeTehFox Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to make this now, its totally wicked.

PS: Would you mind if I did some fan-arty stuff with this guy?

Mike
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antigravity93 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
im lovin it. big, bulky, and powerful. my kinda thing
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berserking Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
nice design
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ScrapFish Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Looks like a seriously buff Lobo to me.
Has some good long range gear, but it looks like it wants to do some serious brawling.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Wicked!
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