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Battletech: Osprey by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Osprey by Mecha-Zone
The Osprey has been a fan-favorite mech for almost 20 years but wasn't an officially recognized design until the recently released Technical Readout 3085. It was my honor to design the final look for the mech.

An official mini has already been released by Iron Wind Metals! Very exciting!!! I have one and will post a picture of it sometime.

I had 19 illustrations in TRO 3085. [link]
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Damn, that thing looks nice. Low-profile and still a decent amount of fire-power.
Mecha-Zone Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! There was some existing art for this mech, but I was given freedom in revising the design and had a lot of fun with it.
Nice work, David. Always good to see these nice clean lines of yours. :)

This design looks great, but I kinda wonder how mean it would look with an additional chin mounted chaingun. ;)
Mecha-Zone Dec 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
that would be cool. Maybe someone can kit-bash the mini...
xX-Alloy-Xx Sep 1, 2010
Wow nice wish I had such Badass skills. Hey do you know a Josh Scott by any chance?
Mecha-Zone Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nope, can't say that I do. Why do you ask?
xX-Alloy-Xx Sep 2, 2010
Because he draws exactly like you do in a matter of seconds. I mean you guys could be related. :O
Oh, cool. So you have permit to post them all here? That's nice.
Since I never cared for non-canon designs I had to dig out the BattleTechnology 12 to see how the old drawing in there looked. Not thaaat bad, but like a twisted mix of Marauder, Catapult with some Champion-touch.:puke:;)
Your Osprey looks pretty cool and its one of my favorites in the TRO3085.
I just wonder if the image differs a lil from the stats. On the image it looks like it has a medium and a small laser in each arm, while the stats say only in the left and the right sports a medium and a BAP. Whatever, it looks cool and I like how its shown in action in running pose.
I even don't mind that is has these wing-alike arms which I hate on the Champion.;P

This pic shows the mini: [link]
Mecha-Zone Aug 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have a mini for the Osprey :) I should post some pics of it.
I really like this one. It does everything right that the Champion does wrong (the whole "aerospace fighter with legs" look, in particular).
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