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Battletech: Shadow Cat II by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Shadow Cat II by Mecha-Zone
The art director from catalyst and I worked together to make this new version of the MechWarrior Dark Ages Shadow Cat 2. I did a sketch, then he drew over it, and finally I finished the drawing. I know this is a fan favorite and it was a real privilege to work on it. Hope you like the labor of our efforts :)

This art was made for Battletech TRO 3085.
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:iconwindrazor400159:
Windrazor400159 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  New Deviant
dont mean to be a jerk but if this was in real-life, the mech would be falling on it's butt, one leg should be on it's back to balance the weight.
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aerendial Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
featured in journal 'shadow.traditional' of the group :iconshadowlightseeker: [link] :wave:
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:iconhinack:
hinack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Best Mechdesign there is, love it :)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!!!
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:iconkoesir:
koesir Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
what MK is that?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
any official info about this mech can be found here... [link]
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:iconkoesir:
koesir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
oh thanks mate
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:iconrobofan132:
ROBOfan132 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG its the mk2 i have seen the mk1. ive made a K'nex model of the mk1 and i thought it makes more sense to have an free arm than more guns but this blows my mind on the detail so
XDXDXD
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ctekdesigns Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
hey your art is awesome! If you have time check out my t-shirt designs, and if ya like any vote :) thanks


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:iconkarmack01:
Karmack01 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Sir, you have saved the Shadowcat II. Let me echo so many others in saying Thank You!

Tell Randall he owes you a coke. ;-)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank. The Catalyst art director helped out too. It was a real team effort.
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graudon7507 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Love this one man.Thanks for your art.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
hey, it's my pleasure!
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously awesome. That has to go in my favs. Thank you.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh no, thank YOU!
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have some very cool work on there too. :-)
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
WHO HOO!!!
MINI Announced for December!!!
SO going to get a full Star of these bad boys!
:)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah! I hope it turns out well. I did not like the Dark Age mini for the SCII.
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I consider Dark Age along the lines of Highlander 2...

It never happened. Lol.

Of course you will have to ignore that statement considering that I have a 1000+ piece Davion Specific and Swordsworn army on the shelf at home.

;)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
ugh, I saw Highlander 2 in the theater and demanded my money back. They wouldn't give me a refund because I watched the whole thing.
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I was lucky I watched it in one of the old cheap theaters in Calgary it only cost me a whole dollar to get in.

Now I did find that some of the songs on the soundtrack were pretty good. Especially "One Dream" by Lou Reid.

I managed to find a copy of the sound track ages ago on e-bay. I just can't remember what bloody box at home it is in so I can put it on the iPod. Lol.

I have a couple of the minis that IWM did up based on your designs already and the sculpting is phenomenal on them so I have high hopes for the Shadow Cat II.
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:iconmasakari666:
Masakari666 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have the old DA mini, you really did it justice with this artwork! Good stuff :)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was lucky to work on it.
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Squigglysquid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
That's very nice... Very VERY nice. Awesome styling. I do *gasp* wish the hand was more beefy and more like a hand vs. claw (haven't seen the other DA mini so no idea there, but I know the BT mini had a substantial fist, and though a tad oversized, I liked that element.) But I'm being nit-picky. Overall this is a great piece of art with all the menace and tenacity that little bugger deserves. There's no mistaking that this little bad-a is a Shadowcat.
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I said it before and I'll say it again: I'm very glad you were the one to bring this guy to the TRO finally!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
everybody always likes the Shadow cat II. It's a sure thing ;)
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:iconapecape92:
ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOLLLLL I LOVE MECHA !!!!
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:icontomece:
tomece Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist
I'd love to see the evolution to this design. The source material was a FUGLY piece of plastic.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm not sure that I am allowed to show the sketches :(
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:iconpsychorobo:
Psychorobo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
you are awesome mechamaster..

viva mechaloverforever!!!!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot!
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Sapphirewolf3057 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This one looks much, MUCH better than the Mechwarrior: Age of Destruction illustration of the ShadowCat II.
Good job on this one!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot :D
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Dalwalk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
yes of all time! i've been a fan of BT for 13 years now. when I bought the 3085 TRO, i was blown away by this artwork. i did'nt know you did it.
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:icondalwalk:
Dalwalk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
this is my favorite battletech illustration!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
of all time? I win!!!!!
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
:iconohmygodplz: Freaking Pimp! :iconpimpplz: wish it was in mechwarrior! That would be awesome! :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
yeah, that would be sweet.
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xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Yeah and being able to punch with it would be even better.
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DireWolf2K Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
I always thought the shadow cat looked great, and this does as well.
Never could use it well, though, in MW3 or 4. Your version keeps the same general feel while making it look more lethal (the bulkier Gauss rifle, and clawed hand).

A fave for you, good sir.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. Glad you like it :)
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:iconscrapfish:
ScrapFish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Really like the cockpit on this one.
And it's a good save of the ShadowII from the pit of ugly mech designs. ;)
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:iconsteel-raven:
Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Did a great job with this one, we can finally call this Dak Age mech a ShadowCat.
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
i'm not to familiar with Battletech or MechWarrior, but this is one awesome piece of machinery
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah, it looks like a fun ride :)
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:iconspuderific:
Spuderific Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
yep
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:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
pure awesome sauce man EXCELLENT remake :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks dude!
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:iconzombyink:
ZombyInk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
beatuy
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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