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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #60 on: 21 May 2021, 10:51:58 »
@Marauder648: Looking really good!! I noticed that Matt has uploaded the other pictures as well. Any chance you can do the same here too?  8)

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #61 on: 14 July 2021, 08:31:59 »
A little teaser for ya'll, one of the Mechs and an example of the fluff, I'd like to introduce the Lucanus Heavy Mech and i'd appreciate any feedback, especially on the writing.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1agR37HBE-YlyQLvF7S6d4ggAQsIsw4AM/view?usp=sharing

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #62 on: 14 July 2021, 10:36:54 »
I don't know why, but I keep seeing a resemblance one of the QuadVees you made.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #63 on: 14 July 2021, 10:55:06 »
I don't know why, but I keep seeing a resemblance one of the QuadVees you made.

its the floating body design, we wanted to keep that look and feel to make it look more insectoid without being too extra.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #64 on: 14 July 2021, 11:05:28 »
After doing a search on 'Lucanus' I now know why the artwork freaks me just a wee bit.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #65 on: 14 July 2021, 11:42:04 »
its the floating body design, we wanted to keep that look and feel to make it look more insectoid without being too extra.
It looks very good and it has a bit of a 'War of the Worlds' vibe, so it could qualify for the distracting quirk.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #66 on: 14 July 2021, 12:07:29 »
Also introducing the Manul aka the Pallas Cat, or as it was quickly named by my friends the Corgi, hence it being given that name by the Inner Sphere

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #67 on: 14 July 2021, 13:17:05 »
Nice stuff!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #68 on: 14 July 2021, 18:04:19 »
Corgi is a nice name for it, little ankle biter Mech
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #69 on: 15 July 2021, 04:02:00 »
And last but not least for now, the Ice Hellion made and designed Light Mech, and note that this thing in the AU its in, enters service in the late 3040's. (And the Supercharger that they have is a slightly different one, at least until its perfected in the 3060s and yes there will be optional rules for it!)

So meet the Frenzy

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xytfWEvmNGmCcwK-zOOrApHPePHXlo0w/view?usp=sharing

Art by Matt Plog, fluff by me, and as always thoughts are most welcone and encouraged!
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #70 on: 15 July 2021, 05:00:09 »
I like it reminds me of a Firestarter IIC for some reason

I like the configurations
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #71 on: 15 July 2021, 10:50:39 »
(And the Supercharger that they have is a slightly different one, at least until its perfected in the 3060s and yes there will be optional rules for it!)

I have to admit I honestly didn't realize the difference until I looked up the rules for a supercharger. A 2.5x increase vs a 2.25% really shows the difference with faster units.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #72 on: 21 July 2021, 00:53:02 »


The old art for the Ice Hellion species NEEDED re-doing. The poor thing looked like it was some minced beef put on a potato, rolled in hair from the floor of a barbers and then put in the mircrowave for 30 minutes. It also does not help that the fluff for it is very contradictory, some sources say its a flightless bird;

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The flightless Ice Hellion birds

whereas this thing - https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Ice_Hellion_(species) is anything but a flightless bird and is more a therapod like dinosaur that's trying to be 'extra'. And then there's the Hellions symbol which looks more like a secretary bird, and there's also art for Ice Hellion units depicting a tusked but squat and fat quadrupedal thing with a beak and tusks. So there's zero consistency.

So with this in mind I contacted Matt Plog about doing a take on the Ice Hellion, we kept the same kinda 'raptor' esque shape (and size, the Veloceraptor of Jurrasic Park fame was only really about the size of a turkey, the Ice Hellion's 40cm tall) but instead of it running on two legs it can move as either a biped or quadruped (which is needed for running on snow and ice) as well as eliminating any raptor like killing claws on the feet. Instead we made the Ice Hellion all about the bite.

I'm sure folks have seen that vid of the Aligator Snapping Turtle biting down on a water melon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgSurkfqXuI and here its the same, I asked him to model the head somewhat after a Snapper's but the 'problem' is that in all the art, Ice Hellions have these rather pronounced tusks that would get in the way of any bite. So in the fluff write up where i've headcanon expaned on them, the Ice Hellion has a very wide gape when it bites something, and here the tusks are useful because they dig in and gouge whatever they're biting, in addition to the beak acting like some organic bolt cutters.

Add lots of floof because Hector's damn cold, cold weather adaptions like the broad, padded and furry feet to act as snow shoes (not without precident, Canadian Lynx's have something similar) and I think we're a bit closer to something that works better as an animal rather than the hair covered burger potato. Oh and he put in a bit of sexual diamorphism, the female's the one on the right and she's a bit bigger than the males.

Any feedback is most welcome!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #73 on: 21 July 2021, 04:31:20 »
Wow, very nice Marauder!

Great work by you and Plog to flesh out this Clan totem animal.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #74 on: 21 July 2021, 04:42:51 »
I like that looks great
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #75 on: 22 July 2021, 22:15:17 »


Drawn by Matt Plog this is a page from an upcoming fannon project i've been working on. Its showing three different scenes from major parts of it. Including the Khan of Clan Burrock having one of those *record scratch...Freeze frame* "yep that's me you're probably wondering..." moments. Lets just say it does not end well for him or his Clan.
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #76 on: 22 July 2021, 22:17:21 »
Speaking of dynamic and well done.  Fantastic work!
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #77 on: 23 July 2021, 00:54:16 »
Just spectacular!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #78 on: 23 July 2021, 09:18:43 »
That ice hellion is now a part of my headcanon.  I'm happy you had that made :)
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #79 on: 25 July 2021, 00:22:28 »
and this is the last bit of art for this project



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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #80 on: 25 July 2021, 13:42:35 »
Interesting, can't wait to hear the story behind the picture.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #81 on: 25 July 2021, 20:23:53 »


The old art for the Ice Hellion species NEEDED re-doing. The poor thing looked like it was some minced beef put on a potato, rolled in hair from the floor of a barbers and then put in the mircrowave for 30 minutes.

YES!  :D
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #82 on: 26 July 2021, 12:01:00 »
Interesting, can't wait to hear the story behind the picture.  :thumbsup:

Stories :D Its 3 different events :D
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #83 on: 27 July 2021, 13:52:34 »
So I'm seeing a Dire Wolf Widowmaker and an Executioner getting toasted, with a Battle Cobra Prime running past.  That's pretty action-packed - love it!  That Battle Cobra is just gorgeous!

I can't help but observe how much Matt Plog's art has improved over the years.  I can look at it forever :)  Now you just need a colorist!
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #84 on: 29 August 2021, 07:02:01 »
A lil teaser and WIP for ya'll

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #85 on: 29 August 2021, 15:25:12 »
A Nova Cat, I presume? Nice.
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I don't know why, but I'm getting a Kirin vibe from it. Which further reminds me about the Nova Cat Protomech.

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #86 on: 16 September 2021, 03:36:28 »
Some more Nova Cat updates



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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #87 on: 16 September 2021, 04:04:27 »
Nice!

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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #88 on: 16 September 2021, 04:30:25 »
I like it more than your initial version you can properly see the difference that makes it a "nova" I would not want to meet one of them that was in a bad mood
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Re: Intelligence report from Hector (Art WIP)
« Reply #89 on: 16 September 2021, 05:42:44 »
I like it more than your initial version you can properly see the difference that makes it a "nova" I would not want to meet one of them that was in a bad mood

Fortunately Nova Cats are not psychotically aggressive unlike Smoke Jaguars, and I'd assume that they'd more flash their quills and make a show as a 'back the hell off now!' display rather than just going "IMMA KILL YOU!"
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