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Luciora

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WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« on: 18 April 2021, 01:48:36 »
Wanted to see how close I could make an original art Cataphract, using primarily IWM parts, while trying to keep to the spirit of both the frankenmech nature and donor mechs.   

I think I did a decent job,  as the art didn't leave much in the way to identify Shadowhawk and Phoenix Hawk parts, aside from the mostly hidden left arm.   Since I couldn't figure out how to incorporate those parts,  I decided to customize something similar to the Shad's arm for the left arm.

Haven't yet decided on a color scheme, although I do have prospective lancemates already.

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Re: WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« Reply #1 on: 18 April 2021, 05:41:18 »
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Re: WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« Reply #2 on: 18 April 2021, 22:06:07 »
That's the original art for the Cataphract? Yikes!  :yikes:

Yours, while honoring the original, looks much better.
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Re: WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« Reply #3 on: 19 April 2021, 03:36:34 »
I'd probably have fixed the front end of the autocannon to the top of the "beak", but a very creditable effort!
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Re: WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« Reply #4 on: 21 April 2021, 12:48:57 »
That's the original art for the Cataphract? Yikes!  :yikes:

Yours, while honoring the original, looks much better.

Yeah that art makes it easier to understand why I think it was described as a "Frankenstein" in one of the novels. The TRO3050 art presents it as a much more coherent whole.

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Re: WiP OG Cataphract 1X
« Reply #5 on: 21 April 2021, 14:38:55 »
The art in the original House Liao book was totally hideous.  I wish they had really leaned into the concept with an arm from one mech, torso from another, random autocannon slapped in there.  I honestly think the new art is GREAT but it seems really clean and tight.  Give me the hideous monstrosity any day!

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