Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Battletech: Dark Crow by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Dark Crow by Mecha-Zone
This mech was made for Battletech TRO 3085.

It is my original design :)
Add a Comment:
 
:iconscoundrel42:
Scoundrel42 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
OK. First of all... Love the design. Dunno why, but it just clicks with me. But I've honestly got to ask- Is there a story behind the hip-mounted arms?
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mostly I just got tired of everything looking the same and wanted to try something different. I like it a lot but many of the Battletech fans HATE it.
Reply
:iconcherripoptart:
cherripoptart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Something about this mech reminds me of Kallon Industries PTR-4D, the Penetrator. At 75 tons with 2 ER Large lasers and 6 medium pulse lasers, 12 heat sinks and jump jets, the Penetrator is a nasty customer. This machine looks like it could be just as nasty and I haven't even seen any specs on it. Is this mech a jumper, by chance? The lower legs look like you might have included jump jets. Come to think of it, where do I find the specs on these mechs you draw with such attention to detail?
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
this mech was featured in the Battletech book, "Technical readout: 3085"
Reply
:iconheresykiller:
heresykiller Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
don't mean to be a dick but that's a pretty drepy looking mech
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't think you're a dick, but I do think you're wrong!
Reply
:iconaulviss:
Aulviss Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
And what an awesome design it is! My favourite from that entire TRO!
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks dude!
Reply
:iconanderty:
Anderty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Serious one!
Reply
:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
The way weapons are installed looks a bit silly, but still it's an awesome mech! :)
Reply
:iconretrowolf3060:
RetroWolf3060 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I always thought this thing looked a little funky. But I still like it.
Reply
:iconcrackseed:
crackseed Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Yet another awesome design - keep em coming. I swear I'll have to make a new folder just for your designs at this rate haha :D
Reply
:iconsuumcuique:
suumcuique Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist
Well, I am generally not into Clan-Mechs ('proud to be freeborn';)), but this one looks solid, like a real workhouse.
Okay, but I must admit, that I was like WTF? when I first saw it in the TRO and did not liked it at all. But as with a lot other Mechs I did not liked at all instantly it turned out better looking and better looking and now I really like it. Needs some time to get used to the no-arms-style and the hip-mounted guns. Well, and they explained it pretty well in the fluff text why it looks how it looks. Which leads me to the question what was first - your design or the specs given to you for this mech?
Nice idea the Mecharm on the truck in the background, especially since this Mechs lacks them. And the Fist reminds of House Steiner's fist on their crest too.
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
My design was first. Any fluff was made on their end and I didn't have anything to do with that. No one at Catalyst ever asked me why I designed it this way, but I did have my reasons.
Reply
:iconironscythe:
ironscythe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I LOVE this mech.
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Me too!!!!
Reply
:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What...no arm? I supposed it use for long range combat, rather than close range combat. Cool design btw :)
Reply
:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Really like the truck in the background!
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah, I think I made it too cool because it detracts attention from the mech ;)
Reply
:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Maybe, but then the mecha still stands out. Great design, especially the way the guns are mounted.
Reply
:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Give new meaning to shoot from the hip. Shucks someone already said that. It would almost be cool to see it as a quad for some reason.
Reply
:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Armless mech and very unconventional...I kinda love kinda hate it :P lol still damned good art thos
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
you are not alone in that sentiment.
Reply
:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Main guns mounted mid-torso for enhanced firing stability?
Very cool approach! +Love the spare parts rig in back. :D
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. Some people love this design, others HATE it. I take that as a compliment ;)
Reply
:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
IMO, that's a good sign.
Convention bending w/ the finesse of experience is always exciting.
Reply
:iconx-ray0128:
X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Something definitely different from the norm.. I like very much
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks! I was really trying to make something different
Reply
:iconx-ray0128:
X-Ray0128 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
You're welcome, you did a great job
Reply
:icons7alker117:
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool!

Medium design?
Reply
:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes
Reply
:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It redefines the meaning of "hip fire" XD I like it!
Reply
:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Wouldn't shotting from the ip like that hroug it off balance everytime it shot?
Reply
:iconironscythe:
ironscythe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
All kinds of mechs have big guns built into their torsos, and they don't have problems.
Reply
:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
true but not rite in the hips
Reply
:iconmarcus-hunter:
Marcus-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
They aren't on the hips per se, but very close to it, just above. A little odd on the positioning and would make some fire arc shifts a bit hard but overall it would be ok. Better if the overall center of mass was lower but those missile racks deny that option.
Reply
:iconmacrossmecha:
macrossmecha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
oh ok
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 966 × 999




Details

Submitted on
November 2, 2010
Image Size
295 KB
Resolution
966×999
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
8,852 (4 today)
Favourites
110 (who?)
Comments
37
Downloads
322
×