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Title: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Caedis Animus on 02 June 2022, 06:21:18
A simple redesign of the Sagittaire I commissioned for use as a reference in possible 3d modeling at some point someday. The basic concept for the redesign was changing the feet, heightening the PPC, and adding 'fins'. Funny reason behind that;

The character in my profile picture is a Secretary Bird, latin name being Sagittarius serpentarius, so I figured there could be a connection, namewise, with the Sagittaire mech. Given the Sagittaire's propensity for jumping into a fight, likely kicking and utilizing its highly accurate pulse lasers-reflecting the Secretary Bird's typical hunting strategy of several accurate kicks to the skull of would-be prey-, I felt the combination of the two fit. In summary; Adding the 'proper' feet (Changing the feet to a four-toed, three front one rear design like the avian 'namesake' I consider it as having, adding 'fins' to match the real bird's head crest; And simply making the machine more flat and angular than smooth.

Art by prdarkfox.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: marauder648 on 02 June 2022, 09:11:21
This is REALLY good! Love this and great work!
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Hazard Pay on 02 June 2022, 21:56:20
I love it! Looks and feels great.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Empyrus on 07 June 2022, 09:41:29
Ooh, nice, makes the Sagittaire design actually likeable.

Curiously it reminds me a bit of the Celestials.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Hptm. Streiger on 07 June 2022, 15:01:51
Much better as a design concept, than the old and the new version
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Caedis Animus on 10 June 2022, 08:44:30
Ooh, nice, makes the Sagittaire design actually likeable.

Curiously it reminds me a bit of the Celestials.
I'll admit that I'm biased towards liking the back spikes so common on the Celestial series.

That said, they actually weren't a factor here-the 'Mech I cited for the artist was actually the Zeus-X. Funny, that. Regardless, I'm likely going to be strapping a few extra 'bits' to my Sagittaire mini if I'm lucky enough to nab one of those new packs.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: marauder648 on 10 June 2022, 08:50:58
Good choice on the back spikes and yeah they looked good on the Celestials. That series of 'mechs biggest visual failings that whilst they had these awesome looking torso sections, the arms and legs were bare bones, if they had some panelling on them or something, would have just rounded them out so much more.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Schwerpunkt Prinzip on 14 June 2022, 21:44:21
I love this redesign. The Sagittaire is probably my favourite 'mech and I'm currently converting the IWM model to a 10X. Can I steal your idea of fins?  ^-^
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Project Dark Fox on 15 June 2022, 02:22:19
Oh hey. That image looks familiar. ;)
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Caedis Animus on 15 June 2022, 12:45:57
Oh hey. That image looks familiar. ;)
I can't put my finger on as to why  :D
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: SeeM on 20 July 2022, 12:14:35
Nice one. Orginal Sagg is very over the top and You mate it a little more believable.
Title: Re: A commissioned Sagittaire redesign
Post by: Star Captain on 28 July 2022, 04:58:38
A simple redesign of the Sagittaire I commissioned for use as a reference in possible 3d modeling at some point someday. The basic concept for the redesign was changing the feet, heightening the PPC, and adding 'fins'. Funny reason behind that;

The character in my profile picture is a Secretary Bird, latin name being Sagittarius serpentarius, so I figured there could be a connection, namewise, with the Sagittaire mech. Given the Sagittaire's propensity for jumping into a fight, likely kicking and utilizing its highly accurate pulse lasers-reflecting the Secretary Bird's typical hunting strategy of several accurate kicks to the skull of would-be prey-, I felt the combination of the two fit. In summary; Adding the 'proper' feet (Changing the feet to a four-toed, three front one rear design like the avian 'namesake' I consider it as having, adding 'fins' to match the real bird's head crest; And simply making the machine more flat and angular than smooth.

Art by prdarkfox.

I like the redesign, the cockpit and the center torso has a similar shape to the Jenner.