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Timber Wolf by Punakettu Timber Wolf by Punakettu
A major update to the model. Must be at least the 4th iteration to date. I estimate around an 80% rebuild this time. This render shows the model as it was seen in "Path to Terra"

Of course at that time it still didn't have the current modified legs. I highly recommend you download the full image.


Timber Wolf is one of the most recognizable symbols in BattleTech and in the MechWarrior series. This emblematic Mech is the symbol of the Clan Invasion of 3050.
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bomerman104 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
dam, i wish i was this good with modelling. The Timber Wold is my absolute favorite mech in the entire franchise
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DanteRoseDen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Simply love it.  You're inspiring me to pull open Maya and give a go at some mech modeling!
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vangloryous Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Astounding!!!!! I would really like to talk to you about this amazing render. I am thinking about a project and I know your input would be invaluable to its success.
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DIAMOND-SHIELD Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font><font><font>mech asault!!!!</font></font></font></font><font><font> que hermoso game, era mi Juego Favorito en XBOX negro :D pensť que ya nadie se acordaba</font></font>
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work... of an awesome 'Mech...
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Peerless!
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x---DarkHate---x Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Just out of curiousity, what do you use for reference material (if anything)? I would very much like to make a few scale model clan mechs with hydraulic actuation and computer control, but I don't really have any schematics or scale diagrams of any sort to base my designs on, besides pictures like this, screenshots from MechWarrior games, and pictures of miniatures.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's an abundance of official artwork that I use for reference. If there is a schematic available for a mech then that's an excellent place to start. (All of the original 3050 clan mechs have front and side line drawings.) Sometimes taking a look at what other people have done with a particular mech is a good source for ideas. Sometimes all you have is one poorly drawn black and white picture.

Either way I always make the mechs look the way I want them to no matter what the original artwork looks like. If something looks better different then I make it so. That's a good thing to remember because what is the point of simply replicating something someone else has already made? Be yourself as an artist is my motto.
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x---DarkHate---x Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Yes, I've noticed the prevalence of those poorly drawn black and white pictures... *cough Marauder IIC cough* I would very much like to create some hydraulically actuated 5 foot tall-ish models (in the stead of having advanced myomer technologies) but I find I have very little to base my designs on scale wise, motor function wise, etc. I suppose in the end I will end up creating most of the design specifications myself.

Really though, you are right. There isn't anything wrong with introducing personal creativity and judgement into already established designs. That's good advice, thank you.
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Chris-919 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding model. :-)
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defense2 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
it is sad that battletech wont let mechwarrior use the models anymore and thus the problem with mechwarrior 5's release.
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FJ4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's not battletech actually it's harmonry gold. They aren't allowing mechwarrior to use the warhammer, rifleman, or marauder in the game.
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koesir Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
yeah... they said it's robotech design...

and I was like 'OH, COME ON!'
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Jruskey86 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
unforketly they have money and FASA bowed out...however many of those iconic 'mechs have been "reseen" although some of the reseen are...well...meh
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Radwulf1975 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Your models are actually... awesome !
I can't wait to see the next ones !
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SayuriKurata09 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Student Filmographer
That's nooice. Loving the details.
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Jedi-Raal Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
timebr wold/madcat eh? i want to see the madcat 3I personaly. or the madcat 2. lol.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm not interested in either of those. =P
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Jedi-Raal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
but hte original is such a good design and they IMPROVED it
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Drakojan14 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Timber wolf was always my favorite! And I dont care if its called timber wolf or mad cat, i prefer timber wolf cuz i choose a wolf over a cat any day!
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Wulthur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If sometime the dream of a Battletech movie come true, than you should sign as the main 3D-artist. :D
Your models are by far the finest I've seen in that context.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I already agreed to participate in one mechwarrior movie project that may or may not happen. :)
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Wulthur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
So let's keep our fingers crossed, that it happens.
So many tried it, so less came out...sadly.
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XiaoDiamaoh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
HELL YEAH!!! TIMBER WOLF FOR THE FREAKIN' WIN BABY!!!:D:D

"Timber Wolf is one of the most recognizable symbols in BattleTech and in the MechWarrior series." Yeah, and for good reason too:D But I alwaysed wondered why it was "chosen" above all the other billion techs, do you have any clue as to why?
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because it looked cool? :shrug:
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XiaoDiamaoh Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Lol guess so.(Stupid question then I asked^^;)
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monkeyrum Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Whoa another jawdropping mesh!!!
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JRAS22 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I tought it was madcat.. :p
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Timber Wolf is the proper (Clan) name for it. Mad Cat was the name the Inner Sphere gave it, because it was a new and unrecognized design. To quote the book, "because of its utterly mad configuration." I strongly recommend Michael Stackpole's trilogy on the clan invasion, "Blood of Kerensky" - by far, one of the best storylines ever written in BattleTech fiction.
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Wasn't called Mad Cat because it resembled both a Marauder and a Catapult, and one IS MechWarrior's targeting Computer kept switching between Marauder (MAD) and Catapult (CAT)?
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, someone already pointed this out. I was getting my fluff text mixed up, that's where the name "Loki" came from (proper term Hellbringer).
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Ah.
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Darkton93 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Actually, I believe the Hellbringer was called the Loki because of its utterly mad configuration. The Mad Cat's Inner Sphere designation comes from the fact that it resembles the Marauder and the Catapult.
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SolidAlexei Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just beautiful!
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
nice work. like it
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job, as always. Your attention to detail is superb.

If I'm being perfectly honest though? I prefer the more classic look to the legs, like the ones on the older Mad Dog model.
Regardless of personal taste, it's still gorgeous. I'm surprised not to have seen it in your gallery before now (a raw model render, I mean).
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Kieve-KRS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'm a moron. UPDATED render, the original submission was 2007?
/facepalm.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I never liked those legs. They have always been the weakest aspect of the Timby and Mad dog in all illustrations. Mine or someone else's. They just never convinced me to be able to support the weight of the mech, much less make it move.

Yes it's an update. I never get tired of tweakin it. This was the first model I ever made, although there is nothing left of the original model. Hasn't been in a long time.
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chasef Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably one of my most favorite mechs. As always, love the render and work you put into it, Puna. Beautifully done :)
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NinjASD Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look at the amount of details!!! AWESOME man!!
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Freeport Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Love the Mad Cat.

Only thing that strikes me a little bit odd ist the shape of the cockpit windows. Aren't they reaching further down?
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe. But the mech has too big windows to begin with. That's the last thing I'd want to have in a mech.
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Freeport Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah. You're right...full glass cockpits are a little bit conterproductive, anren't they?
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I really love this mech and your work really fits it. It's awesome how you get the balance between agility and mass :D Although his lasers could be a bit bigger, they're always described in the novels as huge clubs.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The books always say silly things. =P
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Really? I love the books. I got quite a lot :D
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That's awesome work! :iconeeeeeplz:
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Marcus-Hunter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Not sure how you can improve the model after this honestly, except maybe making a workable omni-pod system.
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Reyn-Khuprus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Punakettu. what are you using to model these in?

Any chance of getting a version that will be usable in Poser or DS? If so, I'd be happy to try and texture it.
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Punakettu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do most of my models with Wings 3D.

I also don't handout my models to just anyone asking for them.
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