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MechWarrior 4 Kodiak by Mecha-Zone MechWarrior 4 Kodiak by Mecha-Zone
This is the final approved concept sketch for the Kodiak mech from one of Microsoft's MechWarrior: Mercenaries mech packs. Can't remember which one.

The Kodiak had to fit onto the Atlas skeleton so we could use the same animations, which created a few proportion problems. It took several sketches to get a design that worked well. This design was heavily based on existing minis and TRo drawings but I revamped the forearms to be my own and I'm still happy with how they turned out.
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0oCHARGERBOTo0 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May as well have been a walking Katyusha system.
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MrTBSC Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
good old kodiak..aside from fafnir and stalker my most favorite mech
would have liked a variant with 2 arrow launcher packs instead of one though
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Phantom360 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
awsome drawing it turnned out great in the game
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PaladinMagnus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This here was my favorite assult class mech in MW4 Mercs. When ever I need shock and aww effect and somthing that could take a beating then dish an even bigger beating back it was this guy who I chose to take into combat! Those Ghost Bear boys know how to make a scary mech!
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MadCat221 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
AC/20 + medium laser beam spam = Ghost Bearhug?
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OniGojira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Your version of the kodiak got me interested in it. A shame that it took a third party patch to get a decent weapons load out on it. The Truck-Bear face is really intimidating.
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deadborderbob Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Kodiak just wants to hug you.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
... to death ...
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:icondemented-chicken-guy:
Demented-Chicken-Guy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
FAV MECH
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool :D
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Lewissnicholls Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awe man this is great, looks like a Grizzly bear.
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:iconangryguyy:
angryguyy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Cool
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AvP66 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC OVERLOAD!

P.S. I have an idea. Have you ever beat MechAssault 2 and wondered what the heck that giant mech would look like with LEGS?
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've never even seen that game. I don't have an x-box
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AvP66 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the boss mech is HUGE. BIGGER THAN AN ATLAS MECH OR STAR ADDER.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Quite interesting to run into the concept artist behind many of the MW4 designs.

The kodiak mech is a particular favorite of mine and it's interesting to hear how it ended up as it did because of gameplay requirements. As a matter of fact though, it is said in some BTech circles that the Kodiak is really the Atlas IIC.
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MechaGOD111 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
reminds me of wolverine...
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rctdelta20 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Wow, this is great:)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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rctdelta20 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I give credit where credit is due^_^
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nosferautu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
i remember the kodiak, i used to use it a lot when i played Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries, i made mine the biggest meanest mech out there... But i must admit the atlas always held a special place in my heart.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah, the Atlas is undeniably cool. I've always wanted to draw it but never got around to it. Not yet anyway.
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I'll try and oblige you sometime, but with the costs of relocating for my school and my regular apt (being torn down soon), it will be awhile. I think I can commission one sometime this year though. :)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
that's cool, but don't overspend! You gotta look out for #1 (that's you!).
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
:D Ah, I always overspend. Well not always, but often.
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nosferautu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
well shit dude give it a shot. Lol.
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kazukatsu Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Lol this mech makes a fafnir look like a kitten
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
the kodiak is pretty stout, but I still have an appreciation for the way the Fafnir lumbers around in the game. the animation makes it look "heavy".
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Cross-Kaiser Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah the Kodiak. I still play Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries and I say this mech is pretty damn good with full Ferro armor, 2 ER PPC and 2 Clan Gauss. Though its kinda slow, its able to receive punishment like crazy and still kill.
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Arkkeeper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Never really liked the Atlas skeleton mechs, but thats just my anti-humanoid mech bias showing. This is awesome.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I thought it was a fun mech to play in the game. Wizkids Games also made a figure of this mech for their Dark Ages game... I have a bunch in my display case :)
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GleamingScythe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
The old Atlas used to be my mech of choice way back when I used to play MPBT: Solaris online. Hard to believe that was well over a deacde ago now!
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
The Atlas was and is the favorite mech of a lot of people. Must be the dashing good looks of it's face.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I must be one of the few then who liked the original skull face over the replacement in the mektek packs :(
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StridersStrikersTeam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Hey I'm a fan of the original. Some Mechs like the Akuma and Ursus go a bit too far on the face thing, but the Atlas is a good old classic symbol of BT.
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Singularly-Datarific Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I've never quite liked the atlas, but if they were to remove the ugly skull-face and replace it with, say, a convertible '70 Barracuda, then it'd be awesome.
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I agree 100% I would also accept a Dodge Viper convertible.
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nucularman Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
good job ;)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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