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SPTF-X-01 Spitfire Mech by Mecha-Zone SPTF-X-01 Spitfire Mech by Mecha-Zone
This unofficial Battletech inspired drawing is for a Spanish fan-made TRO called Shadows of War. I don't think it has anything to do with the BT novel.

This is supposed to be a transforming Land Air Mech, or LAM.

Someone over on my Facebook page pointed out that the rules for LAM construction require the arms to form part of the fuselage. I respect his observance of the rules, but I think that is an overly restrictive rule and choose to ignore it. I also only have two modes instead of 3.
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
SWEET! :D
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:iconmrock91:
MRock91 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Clap Clap Clap 
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:iconpdboddy:
pdboddy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I know this question comes two years after the fact but... where on earth can one find that fan-made TRO?
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
sorry man, but I don't know. I just did a quick search for it online and only found to references fro it and both had broken links. I think you could only get it when it first came out by directly contacting the maker and he would send you a link. I don't even have his contact info anymore.
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Onsanders Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg now i cant remember the name of that one anime about transforming robot planes >.< thats gonna bother me all f***ing day o.<
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
macross or robotech?
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:icononsanders:
Onsanders Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
robotech, thank you!
that was really starting to bother me xD
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:iconjmozynski:
jmozynski Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
i like LAMs
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:iconlolth2112:
lolth2112 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Fantastic work! :D
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:iconcelladoth:
celladoth Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Aw cool! I have never actually seen a LAM Mech that wasn't ripped from RoboTech. Very nice work :D
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:iconlokirus:
Lokirus Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It's so incredible! impossible cool!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks, glad you like it :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I think that is an overly restrictive rule and choose to ignore it"

Some rules need to be broken - makes things more interesting - like this :)
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unspacy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Someone over on my Facebook page pointed out that the rules for LAM construction require the arms to form part of the fuselage. I respect his observance of the rules, but I think that is an overly restrictive rule and choose to ignore it. I also only have two modes instead of 3.
I agree with this man you rock!!!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks. I often choose to ignore arbitrary rules.
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:iconunspacy:
unspacy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
sometime ...you havee too man
U rock !!!!
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Foxbat7455 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Needing arms never made sense to me. Needing the three modes made even less sense. The Land Air Mech I always saw as the Battletech version of an Apache attack helicopter or A-10, something meant to move fast over the ground and blast ground targets and then bravely run away.
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635k Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Transforming mecha is the best.
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:iconkr0zbone:
Kr0zBoNE Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
NICE! Another transforming mech :nod:
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:iconbuhhhfredrick:
buhhhFredrick Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
excellent
also, those are the happiest intakes ever
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
holy shit I never even thought about the intake symbols looking like happy emoticon eyes. HILARIOUS!!!!
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahahaha, this is just priceless!
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:iconmchameleonm:
mchameleonm Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! I didn't notice the intakes, that's hillarious!
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't unsee it :(
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:iconmanatarms1989:
manatarms1989 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
I'm gonna agree, those are awesome.
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:iconmchameleonm:
mchameleonm Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, it makes it more awesome! Lol!
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Deadpool7100 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
reminds of something from a game but i cant remember the name.....
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's such a generic design that it could be from anything
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:iconjetblack013:
jetblack013 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Thats freaking awesome. Now if they only made a toy version of that. I would buy it in a heart beat.
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would also like a toy of it!
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Du-Da Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
great art as always sir...

but if I may, I'd like to point out something that's on my mind,
I most certainly don't want it to be said in a rude way and I don't dare to doubt your great work,
but I feel there's a small mistake in the little wing detail attached to legs; it seems that its location changes between the air mode and the land mode...!
(land mode wing's on the foot, air mode on the lower part of leg)
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Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
That foot part folds up into the sole of the foot. Look closely at the back of the leg in mech mode and you will see that the wing is there, but it is folded flat against the leg.
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Du-Da Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh shoot! I get it now...
so sorry sir, my bad... :ashamed:
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
no worries. I'm sure a lot of people thought the same thing.
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:iconmrrobotov:
MrRobotov Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. :D
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:iconhaupmann:
Haupmann Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Damn, thats pretty awesome. Sleek yet powerful looking.
Yeah, i'd want one.
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:icontyrranus:
Tyrranus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
LAMs are always a win im y book :D Excellently done as always!
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool design, my friend
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:iconapolyon07:
Apolyon07 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like something out of starcraft 2, but better!
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
considering the closest this has to arms, seem to be the missile launchers, I don't think it violates the rules much. I like the way you chose to have the legs move forward in transformation rather then the standard back like the Macross veritech's the inspired LAM's in the first place.
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ArcticFox7 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that land mode it looks so awesome
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Shade-the-Raven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Holy crud, this is AWESOME!
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:iconardanblade:
ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! Finally a new LAM I actually like! Thanks for sharing it!
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daimus888 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool :)
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Adore it!
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:iconkyphoscoliosis:
kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Oh my God I love this. Incredible design.
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
while looking cool ... ... meh it's just not my thing
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Man this just looks DIRTY! But in a good way.
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:iconcyckath:
CycKath Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Refined Stalker LAM, nice :)
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:iconmecha-zone:
Mecha-Zone Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
YUP!
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