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Stomper by ZackF Stomper by ZackF
A new mech! Sorry for the boring pose, easing back into the whole 2D art deal...
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:iconstreakspsyche:
StreaksPsyche Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Simple.

Yet solid.
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:iconfredscalliet:
fredScalliet Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Photographer
both funny and scary :thumbsup::clap:
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:iconsmileypup:
Smileypup Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
it's sad i never knew what a mech warrior game was until FIMFLaMFILosiphy and total biscuit
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
"The Terran Commonwealth Rough Terrain Bipedal Mecha (RTBM) is a specialized weapons platform designed to provide heavy fire support and protection for Commonwealth infantry forces in terrain that are deemed unsuitable for deployment of tracked or hovercraft based armor support. 

Nicknamed the 'Stomper', since it's introduction during the War for Belisarius IV, the first generation mobile weapons platform had been found increasingly used in urban, mountainous, jungle and similar planetary environments where conventional battle tanks are not suited for deployment, proving their worth through superior manuvourability with their bipedal robotic locomotion. 

Their standard loadout includes dual medium laser cannons and dual medium particle cannons, with additional armaments such as heavier versions of said weapons, machine guns turrets and missile pods for anti-infantry and anti-armor purposes could be refitted at will, making the Stomper a versatile vehicle. 

Other features include an experimental kinetic-shielding technology, similar in principle to artificial gravity generators aboard starships, that enables protection against conventional bullets, missiles, artillery shells, and even limited protection against hyper-velocity coilgun munitions and particle beams, reducing the Stomper's titanium alloy armor requirements and thereby reducing weight that could limit their manuvourability and speed. The shield could be regulated by a seventh-generation quantum-nanoprocessor tactical computer core, which also allows for effective co-ordination movement of its legs and high accuracy targeting solutions, and is sufficiently advance to even control the mech under a 'Rabbit mode' in event of absence of or a compromised pilot. A micro-fusion generator provides power for the mech's motor and weapons systems, with two heat-sinks in the rear to provide coolant for both.

Among the main flaws of the Stomper is its specialization for rough terrain - while it rivals conventional tanks in terms of firepower, in open terrain it proves inferior in both manuvourability and speed of tracked and hovercraft vehicles and barely able to match in terms of protection. The bipedal legs provides a further weakness as disabling even one with a well-placed trap is sufficient to cripple the vehicle, which is exploited with increasing frequency in many conflicts...

--- StarNet Information Archive entry on the RTBM 'Stomper, 3221 CE.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You, sir, are awesome. Reading this made my week, and you've planted the seeds of a few ideas for future work. Thank you so much!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
You're welcome. 
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
"I hear civvies like to complain that Stompers are 'walking coffins with guns' or something--that if someone takes out a leg, we're dead meat."

"Well, we'll just shoot first then."


-- A pair of Stomper pilots, overheard in a bar.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
"Stay back! Those damn alien bastards got trip-mines down the streets... left leg's gone, can't move, and they're closing in to finish the job... You won't make it in time, pull back! Pull back and  - "

--- Pilot of Stomper unit to partner, moments before his crippled Stomper is destroyed. 
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
[Ouch. So much for "shooting first"...]
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
[There's a reason why walkeing robots are looked down upon in hard sci-fi - they are rarely practical as a military weapon. That's why here they are portrayed as specialized vehicles that are only effective at terrain where tanks cannot move. If they ever square off they'll be slaughtered]
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
[Thats' about the size of it. Heck, even Star Wars had that--the AT-ATs with all that armor? Tripped by a cable, and some fancy flying.]
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
[And Ewoks busting the cockpits with giant logs on ropes]
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:iconsomerandomminion:
SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
[Come to think of it; I think the Rebellion must have agents infiltrating Imperial weapons-design firms. So many obvious weaknesses on Imperial equipment CAN'T be a coincidence.]
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:iconmeowmeowmeow21:
Meowmeowmeow21 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
looks like a kid's toy... I like it ^^
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:iconblenderfan:
BlenderFan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
ed209 edition for war!
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:iconfreakyfir:
freakyfir Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love the design. the arms look like they extend sideways! also loving the colours, orange on blue!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks, much appreciated! I find myself drawn to bold colors on mechs these days.
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:iconchrishenanigans:
Chrishenanigans Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I love this aesthetic. Great distribution of orange against the background's shades of blue.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, glad you like it! :)
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:icongreenishliquid:
GreenishLiquid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I really like that artstyle
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :)
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:iconbuhhhfredrick:
buhhhFredrick Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I'm pleasantly reminded of the Bonne family aesthetic from the Mega Man Legends series.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, I can get that, it does look a bit in that style. Thanks!
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Pose is fine. Nice work!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvaonom:
vAonom Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deadly cute robot... Im wondering what he fires on enemies? PEZ (cuz of turret shape) XDXD I like it!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha! Megaman shoots lemons so why not :lol:
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GreenGorillaStudios Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your color choice is excellent...
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontrocadero:
Trocadero Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
"I have come to destroy you."
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:iconrodo97:
Rodo97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Warhammer 40K approved ;)
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that was a reference? There goes all my nerd cred! :noes:
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:icontrocadero:
Trocadero Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
It's the exactly right shade of red, too!
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"But first, let us drink tea and listen to smooth jazz."
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:iconrodo97:
Rodo97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Love this picture :D
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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:iconlandmind:
Landmind Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
If this was a game bot appoint, it would be so hard to take down.

Quick flanking and use of cover (and a lot of it) seems the best option if your ground bound and too close, but a attack from above seems the best option. Mortar or Grenades from cover may also work.

But that's only if you are only going up against just one, and obviously could move to a new position with stealth or sufficient speed, that it could not just obviously power blast your area to rubble.

Nicely done.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You've really thought this through!
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:iconlandmind:
Landmind Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Heh, Thanks, but it was all first impression stuff.

Like a quick "what if" scenario.

Just put myself in the canyon that was in the picture and thought, "what's the first thing I'm thinking if I turn a corner and see something like that?

Well actually second or third, as the first would be the words that go with #@%@#% and then RUN!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zack Lives!! you always do those things well nice to see you aroun
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That I do! Thanks Dave
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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HunterKi11er Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Real cool, Captain.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Hunter!
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:iconpraxian:
Praxian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Mechs like these are honestly just the cutest lil' machines ever. Cute and deadly. Very lovely work :3.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DAMMIT THIS IS A SERIOUS TOUGH SCARY DEATH DEALING MACHINE

oh great look now you made him cry >:[
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:iconpraxian:
Praxian Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
CUTE THINGS CAN BE TOUGH AND DEATH DEALING TOO YA KNOW

:meow:
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:iconj3winter:
j3winter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup yup! Soooo cute and cuddly. Your comment made me think of Azusa Shiratori from Ranma 1/2 trying to hug it and collect it for her own. :)

No really, this is a nice little mech.
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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