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Dsphere Mecha 2 of 3 by RyujinDX Dsphere Mecha 2 of 3 by RyujinDX
The second of three.

Basically a light unit built by a nomadic, desert-dwelling civilization with limited manufacturing capacity.

Designed for arid terrain, with large feet to maintain low ground pressure.

It is armed with a magazine-fed rocket launcher to minimize the recoil forces that its light construction has to bear.
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electronaut Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Something is wrong with scale I mind pilot is too big, looks like he have no legs, or all the time is sitting in embryo position...
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Yes, it looks that way. The bulky headgear & coolant suit messes with the actual proportions.
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metalformer Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting design. Reminds me of one of those Star Wars bipedal mechs from part VI.
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Nice work. Light weight as you said. Good scout mecha. The cantilevered legs would give it more speed than a humanoid legged machine. I like the two optic units on the front part of the lower carapace. Good idea. And two means if there is a failure (small arms fire or unit burnout) you still can see where your feet are going. Nice design!
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ironscythe Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Design elements I see here:
Zentraedi Glaug/Battletech Marauder (legs), VOTOMS (torso/head and cockpit arrangement),
and the Bazooka looks like, well, damn-near every bazooka ever wielded in a Gundam series.
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Actually the only part of the legs that look like a Glaug are the feet. The Glaug had cantilevered legs, but also had a jump jet in the "calf" of each leg, and was designed differently. As for the rest of it, you're correct. But, every mecha designer basically is having to reinvent the wheel. There are very few design elements that haven't already been thought of and used somewhere. Same thing with powered armor. Everything gets compared with Iron Man or the Elementals from MechWarrior. If you're building a machine of a certain configuration (two legged, two armed) there are going to inevitably be similarities between it and something already drawn. Not trying to tear down your comment, I understand (I think) what you were trying to say, but, it really can't be helped.
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ironscythe Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Indeed. I never said it was bad, mind you. I just like to pick stuff apart and see if I get it right.
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Wastelander7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Understood. I got the VOTOMS connection too. Mind you I like the whole mid size mech idea. More firepower and strength than a powered armor, and smaller faster and less conspicuous than a Gundam sized mobile suit. (Less conspicuous is good. You tend to draw less fire that way.)
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Urban mech :)
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Great-5 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting...and different from your normal designs, Ryujin :)
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