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Rattler MK2 by flyingdebris Rattler MK2 by flyingdebris
One of the illustrations i did for the Battletech JHS terra book

Its a giant slow moving orbital laser covered in point defense weapons.

Standing on the right is an 80 ton Awesome(for the Battletech illiterate, yes thats its name) assault mech, for scale
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:iconcyberdragon5:
cyberdragon5 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
it looks like a heavily modified nasa crawler, i love it.
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TrollingWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This wouldn't be hard to make, but it would be impractical speedwise. Just take the NASA mobile launchpad and put many large guns on it.
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gilbertklanz Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Can you upload the Wyrm from JHS Terra as well?
I would very much like a big pic of that.
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edladner Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet Jamie Wolf would have wanted one. That is an outstanding concept. It looks like it is right out of one the the tech manuals and deserves to be in one.
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alderfek Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Great schtuff. Not quite a Bolo, but big and nasty none-the-less !
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Codeyellow07 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Looks like something S.K.Y.N.E.T gave birth to.
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Mamaxium Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really love your mechs and machines .so detailed and nice designs.And to me feel so realistic.like i can imagine stuff on it i don`t see. I`ve really always loved machines and mechs. I just love em! and i think yours help me get my fix of amazing machinery. No matter what it is it will look amazing.by the way it reminds me of supreme commanders tank fatboy:[link]
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boborly713 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
appropriate name
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:icontennex1022:
tennex1022 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
that aewsome looks familiar ;)
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:iconmexicanpanda91:
MexicanPanda91 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are really great. I'm really liking your work. keep it up.
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PedroPortela Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
So you're the one doing MWO artwork, that Awesome did look awfully familiar! I'm glad you took the more "lets do them like they could be pratical and real" aproach to their design, love them as they are. Cant wait to see if they unlock my favorite 2 Mechs, the Warhammer and the Riflemen for you to put your genius on!
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Omigir Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
AWESOME! both literaly and metiphoricly.
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:iconevilcleric:
EvilCleric Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
The Awesome's what? 13-14 meters tall? Meaning.....Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, that thing is freaking huge!
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Unit-ZER0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Did somebody call for a BOLO?
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Davidpoet30 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
this is fukcing aawesome and may i use in a game and story
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jonathan13kf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
that is one BAD-ASS MOTHER-F@#$er of a war machine.
could u list its verius weapons i realy wanna know what the two weapons on the left and right of the turret do.
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johndeere5 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
ooOOoo, a downsized version of the NASA Shuttle crawler, with guns.
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Somewhat reminiscent of the space shuttle's crawler that carries the ~1,300-ton (empty external tank) stack to the launch pad...
The crawler tops 3 mph, IIRC, if not slower. :XD:
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sharlin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Might have to get my hands on the book to get this beastys info.
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:icongantithoren:
Gantithoren Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
... It's like a less competent BOLO.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The Awesome and the main gun on that tank really clash with the rest. Were they scaled-down or something (or maybe you were just zoomed-in)? The line-weight is all off D:

Effin ace, though.
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flyingdebris Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
i had been fiddling with the scale of the main turret and the awesome relative to the rest of the machine, so that would probably account of the line weight issue
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Mike-Lowrey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Damn! Thats what i call a "Mobile Fortress"
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rodbaker82 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Ooh, reminds me of Fortress Maximus.
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buhhhFredrick Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
it was very difficult to justify this thing to my friends

i finally just threw up my hands and said "okay whatever, the word of blake use it so it has to be fucking stupid"

i mean it's awesome but when you consider it it's very, very dumb from a strategic standpoint
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flyingdebris Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
i was just following the stats they gave me as best i could lol
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GaussNegotiator Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love you.
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Canduterio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I knew it was familiar when i saw the thumbnail. I've rode that book. Impressive mobile fortress.
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Alternate-Deviant Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Supercool.
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Angered-Icon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice but I say screw the Awesome and put a Masakari in there. =D
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CUTANGUS Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Approaching the idea of a Land Battleship.
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crusader09 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
needs more dakka
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:iconlordwynn:
LordWynn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Well, that looks damn cool. I like your take on Battletech vehicles in general, much more menacing than the old school pictures from 3025 for example. :D
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orangehexagon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
sick!
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Cool!
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:iconartriad:
ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome design and Mecha Tech.
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:icondevblack:
devBlack Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Holy shit, it's a Bolo.
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Snoodle-dragon-B Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thats the kinda thing that I mention to my friend storming through a battle field ... WOW... haha good job
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:iconsillyhat:
SillyHat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Gives me some great Metal Slug vibes.
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:icondasadam:
dasAdam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
awesome sauce :D
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flyingdebris Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Yeah, when i was drawing it, I was using the mobile shuttle platform as inspiration, and definitely did have the SupCom Fatboy on my mind.

However, when it comes down to it, 80% of the design was simply me sitting down, looking at the unit's Spec sheet and thinking, "Christ, how the hell do i organize and mount all those weapons on this thing?"
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Gunboy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
nice work, so when will we see bolo's?
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terricon4 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I'm reminded of a certain experimental in Supreme Commander.
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Jansomax Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
fucking awesome
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fluffninja Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I love the design!
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ultimaza Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
i want one
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
That thing is like a miniature Castle Brian that moves.

It must really crush the heck out of the ground it rolls over.
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cyberiano Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shit man, thats huge ._.
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ScrapFish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Lesse... Speed mode of about 0/0.5/0 and a mass that could destroy a city when dropped from space? Sounds about right.
I'd still hate to have this thing take pot-shots at me burning in on a dropship though.
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Comrade-Ogilvi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I presume it requires a nuclear power station nearby in order to operate )
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