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Battletech: Dasher II by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Dasher II by Mecha-Zone
This mech was originally from MechWarrior Dark Ages, but has been integrated into the Battletech universe. This art was made for Battletech TRO 3085.
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Mike-Greenaway Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
if any mech desperately needed a mark II it was the Dasher. Poor little buck toothed sap, running around with arms up in the air... Great rework, I never saw much of the Dark Ages stuff but this machine looks fantastic.
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Humps-Freely Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I am very impressed with your work. Now, I am well aware of the traditional label below the image, but due to how crisp everything is I feel the need to ask if this is to any degree digitally done?

If not, which I do not doubt as you are quite talented, that only makes this that much more impressive.

Great work man.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hi and thanks. The only digital aspect of that drawing is the gray shading. All the line art is unfiltered ink work created with micron pens. You know what the say... practice makes perfect :)
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Humps-Freely Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ah, I see; it was the shading that lead to my asking.

Regardless, impressive work.

As someone trying to pick up drawing as a hobbyist, you both intimidate and inspire me. I just wish I had more time to sit down and practice, but school likes to eat my time.
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635k Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Battletech is AWESOME!
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ZelkiZakari Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
So awesome!
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Fuego-fantasmal Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Cool!
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BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
TRO 3085 isint out yet right?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
It is now! I just got my copy in the mail
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BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Cool! Must be very satisfying and honorable having your work on a BT TRO :)
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spectrelead Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Substandard design ... but fantastic rendition...almost makes me want to use it, haha.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I look at it and wonder why it doesn't have more weapons :(
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spectrelead Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
ER Micro Lasers aren't my idea of fun on the board. Yes, they should've...or toned down the speed and added more weapons.
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spectrelead Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
... design being the `Mech's loadout :P as I said, your version of it is great. Almost like the Sling ... I wouldn't use it ... but it does look cool.
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Any relation to the Fire Moth (Inner Sphere name Dasher)?
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pdorn1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Yes, it is supposed to be the Firemoth's replacement. Really though, it's not much better than the Firemoth and requires the biggest XL engine one can fit into it to achieve the same speed as the Firemoth (the prime configuration doesn't even have MASC!).
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
It also lacks the odd aesthetic appeal of the Firemoth, of course.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
sorry, don't know.
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Thatmysteriousguy-XD Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the design of it :)
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Antandr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student Photographer
Awesome! :wow: I have one of these from the Age of Destruction sets :D cool mech
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restredainted Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats purdy, but the cockpit is a tad ugly "/
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes, very ugly :(
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restredainted Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work still =D, do you ever draw anything like gundams? I think gundams are awesome.. but when you think about it, they mechanically shouldn't work... there's like no hydrolics or anything lol..
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
some Gundam have feasible structures, but not all of them.
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restredainted Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you ever see the life sized one they made in japan? it was one of the originals, it was pretty sweet.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, it's a differenet world between Battletech and Mechwarrior. Nice perspectrive , btw :)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes, but Catalyst has the rights to the MW dark ages stuff now and has started to integrate some of the designs.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That a little bit odd. Still wait for the game and see this thing come.
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Given the really odd way they did the mechs for DA, you are still working wonders here to make them look awesome for CBT :)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks. I hate to brag but I feel a great sense of accomplishment for making some of those mechs look less ugly.
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Well deserved in some cases man! A couple of those were like WTF?! this is supposed to be ADVANCED?
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Red-Tomcat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I can sum up all my thoughts on this with just three words; I want one. :D
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Great stance and the mech as a whole.
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Nice love the stance!
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Protozerg Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty kickass if u ask me. :)
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Marik-of-the-Shadows Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Looks great as always!
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WarInHeaven Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
great pose, but that cockpit looks real vulnerable

also, this may be just me, but he looks a bit ... underarmed
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suumcuique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist
Like the dynamic pose of it.
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ironscythe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
They pay you yet?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm not generally inclined to discuss that sort of thing. Any reason why you're asking?
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconsqueeplz:

Epic stance is epic!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL! I totally agree. I had to do something interesting with it because I didn't like the design that much. It's one of those mechs that could be sooooo much better with just a little itty bit of tinkering.
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cripes I meant :iconsqueeeplz:

I'd dub it the "mini atlas" if they designed the cockpit as a skull XD
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artseeker217 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Looks great!!!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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