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Strike a pose! by Punakettu Strike a pose! by Punakettu
Gosh, it's Heavy Gear! A new and improved Hunter to be precise. Modeling, rendering and Photoshop trickery by yours truly. Original concept work for the gear by Charles Liu, aka *Tabnir

I got really lazy and didn't bother making a background in 3d.
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LazyAges Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Ready to mash some metal!
Siriously VR & Axe!? This Thing screams don't f w/ me!
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!! Hope the Alpha gets going soon!
Gearheadwhat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. Only bears a passing resemblance to the Hunter though (Mostly it's head and general shape/proportions)

Safe to assume this is somewhat based off (or part of?) the work done for the Heavy Gear Assault game? Notably the chest is completely different, as are the shoulders. Not saying it's bad mind you, I really do like the shape the torso is taking here. A little more organic than the old hunter sketches. I also see the armor skirts were done away with and made into just extra plates on the upper legs yes? Easier to model? Or just felt like doing away with armored skirts?
Punakettu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Hunter was redesigned  for HGA due to animation issues with the original DP9 version.
Gearheadwhat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So the armored skirts bouncing about just wasn't easy to deal with then? :P
Sake906 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not just that, the whole leg structure was ridiculous; any MINIMAL movement would cause tremendous clipping, something which would have looked very odd on the realistic engine the project uses. Some of them were chaotic clusters of balls and boxes, and other times their proportions would not let them take a single stride (the original Hunter's feet were LONGER than the whole leg; it would clip through the ground all the time. Yes, I know they are supposed to roll, but they also walk around)

I was the delegate in charge of animating them during the first tier of this project, and the redesign request came in great part thanks to me and the main concept artist credited on the description of this image. However, we tried to keep the most iconic features from the previous, such as the head shape and upper torso appearance.
Gearheadwhat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand the need for changing the proportions if that was the case. That aside, just to me, it seems quite odd without the armor skirts. I don't know all the details by any means, but I never thought little hanging boxes that go up/down on hinges would cause quite so much difficulty animating :P
Punakettu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not high up on the list of reasons but it was among them.
SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
 FUCK MAN!!! After seeing this I am going to completely scrap my current Black Cat I am working on! Your take on it with the hard angular surfaces overlapped by metal plates while preserving the proportions, silhouette, and iconic details is simply sublime!!! I am seriously inspired!
ThuOok Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Wow! Love it!
Realconker15 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good old heavy gear :D
White-Hellion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Great image!!! All it is missing is some yellow and black striping on the borders :)
Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
As a Heavy Gear fan, I approve this. :salute:

Instant fave. :happybounce:
Sharpshooterehj Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
all we need is some strobe lights and a little club music
GratefulReflex Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work on this one. The detail is truely impressive especially in the shadow department. I think I'd hate to round a corner and find this guy staring at me for sure.
DisturbedShifty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Zaku of the new generation. Good job.
MTF40 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool bot, the weapons look out of place though.
Thanatosstorm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Vibro-weapons for close quarters combat. Heavy Gear Assault started off with an intention to visit the Duelist arenas on the planet Terra Nova, part of the background of the world created by Dream Pod 9.
DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Writer
ZOMG!! A real Hunter! You see so few Heavy gears here on DA. :D

Excellent job, I love it :clap:

I've been a Heavy Gear fan from the first day the RPG was released, waaayyyy back when. As a native Montrealer, I've always been a fan of Dream Pod 9 and its worlds :)
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Dayum!!!!! Looking great, man. I'm not a huge Heavy Gear fan, but I am a big ol' fan of this image!
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