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Battletech: Falcon by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Falcon by Mecha-Zone
This is my illustration for the Firefly Battlemech from the Battletech book "Historical: Operation Klondike". You can buy the book from your local game store or order it online. It's a great book and I highly recommend it!

This image is at 72 dpi... my original file was created at 600 dpi.

This is the fourth of 8. I'll post them weekly.

Here's the original desings first appearance [link]
And here's the newer version that I worked from [link]
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
nice save!  Especially the goofy chicken neck/cockpit fix!  Sadly I think too many Battletech designs are so poorly done that nothing short of a complete re-work can save them (em... Hoplite and Hornet, anyone?) , but you managed to prove the Falcon isn't one of them!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks! Unfortunately, I think this one still looks pretty goofy :/
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Centurion03 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
What was always a boring looking 'mech now looks absolutely amazing!

Easily one of my favourites from Klondike.
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Omg this just blows me away. like the gun!
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a15godzilla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
What is the operation Klondike book's purpose anyway,is it for like campaign tracks for the old Battletech fans,sorrymi just stull dont understand it,or whether I would use it or not.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
you'll have to check the Catalyst web site for that kind of info. I just do art. I do have a copy of the book but I don't actually play so... I don't know the answers to your questions. :(
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a15godzilla Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I checked,its new sets of rules and campaigns for people to play out,somehting I wouldnt need,I dont play CBT either,too complicated,and too expensive,15 bucks for 1 CBT unpainted figure,screw that,I could buy the whole dark age set with that,and I did,but Youd think the book would tell you that,wierd.
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zendric3 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I love these new mechs, and after opening my Operation Klondike, I remembered how much I loved the Mech Artwork, and after seeing these, I realize YOU did it, which makes the book twice as awesome.

BTW, even though you haven't posted it, the Imp made me chuckle a little.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks man. The Imp was my arch nemesis for that project. I tried sooooo hard to change it more and make it awesome but they just wouldn't let me.
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suumcuique Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist
Never been a fan of the design. The old looked not even dangerous at all but rather a lil ridiculous. Like a harmless toy-Mech. Brent Evans does great work and his illustrations in the TRO3050U really improved even the bad designs. But his Falcon still has this harmless simple toy-appearance beeing so narrow-chested. This is the first I'd even think about using. Because the Klondike-Modell is the first with some punch and cos you finally made the Falcon look like it can be a threat. I think its mostly because of the more streamlined "ears" and the wider chest with the jump-jets in the armpits...which is the best feature on this.
I wish you'd make new illustrations for all the new Royal-variants too adding some more aggressiveness on some.
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