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Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« on: 16 November 2018, 03:41:22 »
As some of you may already know, last summer someone commissioned Plog to do an art revamp on a number of ProtoMech designs, under the auspice of these being the "production models" (relatedly, if anyone knows who it was that commissioned those, I'd love to give them credit). While those commissions covered about half the extant models, the other half were never done, so I recently decided to take it upon myself to commission those, as much for the community's sake as for my own. I just received the finished results of the first two, so I wanted to share them here. Also, for those who hadn't already seen them, links to the other revamps will be at the bottom of this post.

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Orc



Previous Revamps:
Cecerops
Delphyne
Erinyes
Gorgon
Minotaur
Minotaur P2
Roc
Siren
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #1 on: 16 November 2018, 13:23:01 »
Ahhhhhhhhh! So it was you! These are AMAZING!!  And yeah these re-workings really did help the Proto's come to life as an actual machine not an escapee from an Anime.

And it was always a thing with me and Proto's, they were designed to use the minimum number of resources available, yet all those beautifully curved and shaped hulls would require specialist tools and equipment to make.  And as units that were built to not consume resources, this kind of construction requirement, needing new plant etc would consume more resources.  So whomever commissioned the Production Proto's clearly thought along the same kind of line and went for a more brutalist approach.  They still have hints of their mythioloigal names but its not so pronounced and theres a LOT more detail in there which Proto's really did need and Plog made them come to life.

And I love your ones too! I can't wait to see the rest :D
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #2 on: 16 November 2018, 13:37:08 »

Thanks, it is really nice to see them all updated.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #3 on: 17 November 2018, 00:43:09 »
I have to say I have not been a fan of the ProtoMechs mostly because of looks.  Not that I thought they didn't look cool, but that they felt very out of place in the BTU.  These revamps, on the other hand, make me want to go revisit them. 8)  Thank you to all who had these commissioned! :thumbsup:
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #4 on: 18 November 2018, 12:31:49 »
Thank you. These are far better than the first production.
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #5 on: 19 November 2018, 02:45:05 »
You are doing the Lord's work. I didn't even believe it when I saw proto-mechs in an actual Battletech TRO. Honestly, I thought that it had to be some sort of mistake, like a fan TRO or something, but nope, they were real.

These look really good though.

And at second glance, I absolutely love the level of detail he put into the Centaur. Just look at the missile doors. Where the missile would be exposed, the door is rounded down, where it wouldn't be, there is just a flat break. This guy must have about a half-hundred pictures of missile launchers to be able to understand and integrate that into his art.
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #6 on: 19 November 2018, 04:38:23 »
That's Plog for you :D 
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #7 on: 30 January 2019, 03:41:50 »
Just wanted to let everyone know I've got the next two on Plog's docket. Have fun guessing which two they'll be.
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #8 on: 30 January 2019, 04:53:17 »
oooh you tease us good Sir!
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #9 on: 05 February 2019, 19:57:34 »
Here's a little taste.



« Last Edit: 07 February 2019, 01:05:49 by Kojak »
"Get me some tribal drums and some wordless chanting or get the ****** out."
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"Tragically, all the Taurians have is Mister Pibb. It's why they're so angry all the time."
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #10 on: 05 February 2019, 20:54:41 »
Basilisk
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Procyon? I am not sure because of the torso mounted laser.
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #11 on: 05 February 2019, 22:02:41 »
Cool art

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #12 on: 05 February 2019, 23:34:44 »
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #13 on: 06 February 2019, 01:00:57 »
Beautiful! :D
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« Reply #14 on: 06 February 2019, 04:32:14 »
 8)

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #15 on: 07 February 2019, 01:02:23 »
Maingunnery, turns out you were spot on. Here's the finished Basilisk.

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #16 on: 07 February 2019, 05:46:46 »
Lovely!
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #17 on: 08 February 2019, 01:51:47 »
The finished Procyon just came in. Enjoy.

"Get me some tribal drums and some wordless chanting or get the ****** out."
- Me, on the comparison of the Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack to all other Mechwarrior soundtracks

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #18 on: 08 February 2019, 09:03:14 »
Absolutely beautiful :D
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #19 on: 09 February 2019, 13:47:14 »
The finished Procyon just came in. Enjoy.
I love Plog's work, including the majority of this one. But the angry beaver face is killing me.  :D

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« Reply #20 on: 09 February 2019, 15:54:17 »
I like it, there's some kind of hunched predator bipedal insect thing to it :D
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #21 on: 24 February 2019, 13:05:48 »
Great redesigns. Better than the originals, ihmo.
Great attention to details is done.

Thank you very much for sharing, Kojak.  :thumbsup:

What about a Star Adder variant for the (possible) next?
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« Reply #22 on: 25 February 2019, 08:24:51 »
What about a Star Adder variant for the (possible) next?

Yeah, I think I can make that happen. Would you rather it be the Chrysaor or the Hydra that gets the treatment?
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« Reply #23 on: 26 February 2019, 10:19:41 »
Yeah, I think I can make that happen. Would you rather it be the Chrysaor or the Hydra that gets the treatment?

Hmmm ... tough choice ... however if possible I would like the Chrysaor gettting *this treatment*  :)

I like this little nasty skirmisher.
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #24 on: 11 March 2019, 17:04:56 »
I didn't mind the original artwork,  but *** **** ***...  :thumbsup:  Where's that upvote/like button???
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #25 on: 15 March 2019, 17:25:36 »
I usually LOATHE the various Clan AD&D-tech Protomechs, but if the powers-that-be had gone with THIS style instead of that ridiculous fantasy-punk style in their appearance I might have actually given them more attention.

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #26 on: 12 June 2019, 00:52:29 »
The next two are in the hopper.
"Get me some tribal drums and some wordless chanting or get the ****** out."
- Me, on the comparison of the Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack to all other Mechwarrior soundtracks

"Tragically, all the Taurians have is Mister Pibb. It's why they're so angry all the time."
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #27 on: 12 June 2019, 01:41:05 »
Hmmm ... tough choice ... however if possible I would like the Chrysaor gettting *this treatment*  :)

I like this little nasty skirmisher.

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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #28 on: 12 June 2019, 02:52:56 »
Huzzah :) I need to find the guy who commissioned the other ones and speak with him for reasons, also Kojack...check ya PM :p
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Re: Clan ProtoMech Art: Finishing the Revamp
« Reply #29 on: 29 June 2019, 08:27:02 »
Just got a couple of verrry preliminary sketches from Plog. Not gonna post them because they have my IRL name written into them in a way that would be a pain in the ass to crop out, but unsurprisingly they look very good even in these early stages.
"Get me some tribal drums and some wordless chanting or get the ****** out."
- Me, on the comparison of the Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack to all other Mechwarrior soundtracks

"Tragically, all the Taurians have is Mister Pibb. It's why they're so angry all the time."
- Liam's Ghost