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Battletech: Thunderbolt IIC by Mecha-Zone Battletech: Thunderbolt IIC by Mecha-Zone
I know you've all been waiting for this one ;)

It was a real honor to be given this assignment. It's not every day that you get to re-design such a classic mech!

This was made for the recent Catalyst Game Labs book/PDF "TRO: Prototypes".

You can order it here... [link]
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:icononesickkitty:
onesickkitty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
one of my favorite mechs! and you did a good job on the re-design
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot :D
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:icononesickkitty:
onesickkitty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
no problem, keep up the good work!
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:icongrimnahr:
Grimnahr Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
too bad the mini looks like a Pile O Style.. they really need to get some better sculptors at Iron wind. but your Tbolt IIc is awesome
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I read a lot of bad stuff about the mini and it all makes me cringe. I just got a Mad Cat IIE mini today and I am assembling it right now. It's pretty good, but the torso is still too small. I even gave the Mad Cat sculptor some additional sketches to help with the side and back. I guess it is just really hard to sculpt robots at that size.
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:iconthundergodxarbala:
ThunderGodXarbala Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
It's so weird seeing a Thunderbolt look cool.
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:iconwondersparks:
WonderSparks Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks amazing. ;)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconwondersparks:
WonderSparks Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
btw could I ask you of your opinion on this model? [link]
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:iconblack-knyght:
Black-Knyght Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Thunderbolt is my second most favorite mech, immediately after the Archer.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, the Archer is cool. Thanks for the +WATCH and all the :+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav::+fav: :D
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:iconh3kate:
H3KATE Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks a bit like a Thor (Summoner) on steroids ! Awesome X)
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:iconseventhfleet:
seventhfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you draw this or use a prgrame, if so what programe did you use. by the way AWSOME drawing!!!!
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:iconseventhfleet:
seventhfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry thought it didn't get posted. So I posted another one.
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:iconseventhfleet:
seventhfleet Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWSOME!!!!!!! Did you draw it our used a program to desing this, If you used a programe can you tell me what program it is?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi. This was was drawn by hand with micron art pens.
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:iconseventhfleet:
seventhfleet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay.
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
T-BOLT IIC!!??!!

*Falls down dead*
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
you a fan of the ol' t-bolt?
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Love the T-Bolt. One of the best all around scrummers after some minor tweaking in the game in my opinion. In the Calgary Battletech League I have one in my stable and it has gotten a work out every match. Well other than the ones where it was in the repair bays getting fixed because it cost to many points to get it up and running for the next game. :)

Now I have another 'Mech that I have to bug Michael and Mellisa at Iron Wind Metals to get a mini made of. Lol.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Actually, an individual already fully fan-funded a mini of this t-bolt all by himself! Grud on CBT.
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Really? I will have to check it out.
Do you happen to have a link to any pictures and information?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
here's the link to the forum topic over at CBT... [link]

no photos yet. I doubt they have even started sculpting it yet.
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:iconthe-colonel-382:
The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Ahh okay, thank you very very much for the link. :)
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:iconericj562:
EricJ562 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome...
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:iconexocolumn:
exocolumn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
nice!
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:iconantandr:
Antandr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Photographer
sweet looking mech
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:iconpyrotactick:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Wait so you make a 3D version of this then tone it down into a drawing version? Damn...
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
No,I draw it first. Afterward, someone will sculpt a miniature of it.
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:iconpyrotactick:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
why the sculpting? Seems pretty complicated and useless unless the guys a huge fan.
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:iconbattlehamstergg:
Battlehamstergg Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Man your drawing of mechs are probably as good as they come . superb .
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
wow, thanks!
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:iconatd262:
atd262 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
A fantastic update to one of the most classic heavy mechs. It brings great new life to the design while retaining the original's stocky, aggressive lines. I love so much of your work, but I think this one just became my favorite!
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:iconnomansnodead:
NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i like it!
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:iconstridersstrikersteam:
StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
excellent work...again!!!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks Mike!
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:iconsomerandomguy459:
somerandomguy459 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Holy shit 0_0
Thats thing looks PACKED. Nice drawing, as always! Reminds me of the thor...
Imagine THAT in cowboys vs aliens! :D

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Sanity, is for the weak! :iconkhorneplz:
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
they should nickname this thing the "Stackhouse"!

Are there mechs in CvA? I never go to the theater anymore but I'll watch it when it comes out on disc.
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somerandomguy459 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Nope. Just alien aircraft and aliens. Whats funny is back then, they didn't even know what an alien was, so they just don't know what to call them XD

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Sanity, is for the weak! :iconkhorneplz:
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:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
awesome sauce :D
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
even better than caramel!
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:iconagent-6:
Agent-6 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That really captures the feel of the original design. Nice!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
glad you like it :D
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
now this is a realy cool mech ... great work !!!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconevilsqurl:
EvilSqurl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I can not wait to see this one in pewter!

A classic just got better.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
someone already provided fan-funding for a mini and they did it SOLO! Should be out sometime next year. It's a long wait, but should be worth it :D
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:iconevilsqurl:
EvilSqurl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
That's why I can't wait to see it.

The BT community as a whole is happy the individual picked up the tab on the T-Bolt.
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:icons7alker117:
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Now this is how it should have been redesigned for the Phenix fluff. :)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
There are a lot of different Thunderbolts now. Hopefully everyone can find one that fits their style :D
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