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FV 5120 Grendel by RyujinDX FV 5120 Grendel by RyujinDX
Been a while since I did Anno Astra material...

FV 5120 Grendel

The Grendel was designed by BAe Land Systems in response to a Commonwealth specification for a medium/heavy demi-suit with an emphasis on reliability & low operating costs; it was to be easily repaired and maintained, even in an environment with a low technological base. It would also be made available for foreign export, especially to independent contractors & frontier worlds on friendly terms with the Commonwealth.

A steady seller, the Grendel had good performance for its weight & cost bracket. Armor construction was pretty conventional—-the usual sandwich of commonly available cermet composites interlaced with polymers supported by a nanotube mesh. The torso’s armour was quite thick, though, giving it greater survivability in comparison to other demi-suits of similar height. The number of universal hardpoints gave it decent mission flexibility and its hybrid turbine system provided the power-to-weight ratio needed to handle steep, broken terrain. The length of its arms, which proved to be of great value in negotiating difficult terrain, gave it the nickname of ‘Gibbon,’ from its resemblance to the Earth primate.

The Grendel in the illustration is the personal demi-suit of Captain Kellen Corrigan, of the mercenary company “Irish Luck.” Most of its hardpoints are empty, with the exception of a missile pod occupying the dorsal mount. The handheld weapon is a 50mm coil-launcher which fires explosive rounds tipped with tandem EFP warheads. The captain himself wears rigid torso protection, vambraces & greaves over his soft-armour overalls. The synthetic environment helmet is a commercial design which is fully compliant with League standards. It is not known who ‘Greta’ refers to.
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ZARDOZSPEAKS Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
its a very nice artwork
i love all that sci fi stuff and your mech design is very pro
the coments are of your own or its based on some novels?
hope your answer and keep up the good work
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irmax-comix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely! love its capability of accepting a wide variety of weapons. kinda armored core in that sense XD

BTW what's EFP?
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
'explosively-formed penetrator'

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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
neat! very interesting stuff!
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sullobog Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
you make awsome stuff
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist
AWESOME!
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:iconryujindx:
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I try.
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RGM-79L Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I like it. :winner:
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:iconryujindx:
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Glad you did.
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ChristofferGreen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Very Nice :)
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:iconryujindx:
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thanks
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mikecharles Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
nice design.
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
:)
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:iconmikecharles:
mikecharles Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
cool.
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Legato895 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
great job! only crit i can give on the rendering is to me it seems like you took away the line layer a bit too soon as it could still stand some tightening up - but thats just me :P
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thanks, I know what you mean. In this case, though, there was no lineart to begin with, lol.
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Reminds me of Full Metal Panic!
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:iconryujindx:
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Yeah, I was going for the gritty feel.
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:iconduo2nd:
duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
At least you succeeded.
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metalformer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another masterpiece. I specially like how the signature seems to blend following the angle behind the "eye".
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:iconryujindx:
RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I'm glad you noticed that!
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kheng Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the texturing on the metal, looks great!
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RyujinDX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
Thanks, all that practice & experimentation must be paying off.
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