There was no big idea behind this piece other than I just wanted to make a kick ass picture real quick.
I spent maybe 4 hours in all prepping the scene. The rendering itself took just over 25 hours to complete. Way more than what I expected but that is the price you pay for the nice motion blur effect.
I actually have plans to render a second picture of this scene from a different angle so tune in soon - same mech-time, same mech-channel
Some minor tweaks to motion blurring. Also managed to reduce the render time significantly.
Changed the material on the mech slightly.
New missile effects and some fine tuning on the laser