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Octopus. Angry Octopus.

Conceptual practices...

Tools: google sketch up \ photoshop \ hyper shot

.skp download: [link]
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:icondottechnopath:
dotTechnopath Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
really cool.

I saw a robotics team do this transforming drive train that you have there
like the transforming of the X drive into the tank drive

link
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:iconredstone2013:
Redstone2013 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
This is already too awesome for my eyes to take
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:iconhw-chimas:
hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is this part of your Void Alpha series?
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:iconkaranak:
KaranaK Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no
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:iconcoeleborn:
COELEBORN Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would love to see Meng make a model of this!
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow .-.
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:iconalkogolic:
Alkogolic Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Ты игровые модели потом из них делаешь? Запекаешь и в низкополигоналку?
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Unb3kann1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
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:icondarkzewulf:
DarkZeWulf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
someone has too much time on their hands to make that comment. lol
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:iconaoi-tsuki0:
Aoi-Tsuki0 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Very impressive. It moments like this that make me proud to be one with engineering since I was a kid. You could've easily designed the unmanned tank boss in the classic Raystorm videogame. ^^
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:iconfoton-ike:
FotoN-ike Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ready to roll out !
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:icongodslayer13:
godslayer13 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
legit, love it
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:iconjodijoe78:
Jodijoe78 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
wow, this is the most awesome tank that I've ever seen
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:iconi-am-madbat:
I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Nice!!:happybounce:   +fav
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:iconhuzzain:
huzzain Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so good looks like u have put alot of hours ???
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:iconmajkrushov:
MajKrushov Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Magnificent a T-8546987
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:iconspeakingwaters:
SpeakingWaters Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved really complex looking machines like this, great work!
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:iconlokirus:
Lokirus Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Афигеть на что мозг человека способен, даже и не вериться что так рисовать реально)).
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:iconsevenofeleven:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
The groundhog is a lying bastard.
Could use this to show him our displeasure about his faulty forecast.
Here is your early spring BOOOOM!*

Looks great.

*Actually I would not use such a vehicle to punish the Groundhog.
Orbital bombardment is much better.
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:iconrikkuxchan:
rikkuXchan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@karanak: great job on the model btw, thinking of hiring you for a design ive been brainstorming together for a couple of months now, im good at drawing and sketchup but im no good at rendering and photoshop :( still learning x.x anyway keep up the good work! :D
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:iconp3rsh1ng:
p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Not bad but I d place the turret on the front as far as possible. It really helps when a tank is firing from behind an obstacle. A lesser part is exposed to enemy fire. It would make a significant advantage in heavy terrain combat.
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:iconrikkuxchan:
rikkuXchan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perhaps, but i dont think thats the point of the design, if you have a tank with the bulk of its turret near the rear then its usually to conserve the dimensions space for when loading into a transport or ship, plus.. it hovers, so i'd think it would be fast enough to evade cheap shots like you mentioned :D
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:iconneosuduno:
neosuduno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
The negative of your statement is that all the recoil would transfer into the whole tank, rather than into the back and treads. This would significantly reduce the lifespan of a tank, and is the main reason turrets are deployed on the back, so recoil damage is minimized.
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:iconp3rsh1ng:
p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Never thought about it this way but the lifespan of a tank in combat is short anyway. And what if a real tank was firing behind itself? It would do the same you mentioned. Tanks can fire virtually in any direction so the recoil damage depends on the turret yaw.

Also as far as I know the rear of the tank base bears the motor and gears. At least Abrams threads are driven by rear wheels.
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:iconneosuduno:
neosuduno Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The kickback, if a tank fired from the front, the kickback, also know as recoil, would damage the tank, it is the same as firing an ungrounded Anit-Material Rifle, the kickback in the front would snap a persons arm. When fired from the back, the kickback is transfered behind the tank, minimizing damage. It is the difference between firing 15 round and 50 rounds without maintenance. Yes, that is, sadly the common number of times a tank can fire before the mountings need repair.
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:iconp3rsh1ng:
p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Lookslike you didnt get what I wanted to say. I meant the case a tank turns its turret 180 and fires behind itself. Then the kickback is transferred to the front, isnt it?
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:iconneosuduno:
neosuduno Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
True, but that is a rarity. Most of the time, tanks don't turn their turrets that far backwards, as they usually don't need to, or don't have the opportunity to as the enemy will have destroyed them by that point. Most tanks are designed to fire forward, and there IS no safe universal firing design. If it is on the center, than if it backfired, the shockwave would definitely destory the engine. The engine is ALWAYS on the opisite end of the cannon to avoid that scenario. It isn't just the mountings that you have to take into account.
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:icondraks:
draks Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Man... Youre so incredibly geek! Youre awsome! Every little details... Its just impressive! I love it!
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:iconiwan1981:
iwan1981 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Супер! Слов нет.
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:iconomenhammer:
Omenhammer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Man...awesome!
I love all of your technics....wish I could
art like this...because i'm working on a sci-fi tabletop game
and because it is simply cool.
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:iconiwai:
iwai Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional
so cool!
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:iconalkogolic:
Alkogolic Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
По принципу работы напомнило танк из "Старкрафта".
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:iconkaranak:
KaranaK Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
У старкравтовского был осадный стационарный решим. Тут прямо противоположное. Развёртка даёт увеличение манёвренности.
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:iconadistalker:
adistalker Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
dud! your designs are so awesome i get boners watching 'em!!!
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:iconneutral-death:
Neutral-Death Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the BatChatillon 25t.
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:icondestart:
destart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
let a space for da tank
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:iconlathander1987:
lathander1987 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is a really cool mechanic!
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:icongemisias:
Gemisias Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
THE AMOUNT OF DETAIL OF THIS IMAGE IS TOO DAMN HIGH!
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:iconjuliiuz:
Juliiuz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
fucking awesome!
do you have tutorial or "speed up" videos?
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:iconlycan-rising:
lycan-rising Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great amount of detail, it looks really cool.
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:iconladyzelda1:
LadyZelda1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Looks like it gets about 10 gallons per mile. Certainly not made by Toyota.
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:iconpiecesofshit:
PIECESOFSHIT Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN!i always love watching your machines more than nude :lol:,i really want to create something like that,i can do it,but my machine won't let me do it.....................
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:iconnadyushka:
Nadyushka Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so complicated and awesome! :D No words to describe.
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:iconloki-li:
Loki-Li Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Dude thank you so much for the .skp file truly amazing so much time and effort.
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:icondevil9sigo:
devil9sigo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Love the attention to detail! This thing looks like actual military hardware-well done!
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:iconear5cm:
ear5cm Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Awsome!帅!
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:iconarchonzero:
Archonzero Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Love it!
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:icontrikel:
Trikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Looks like something from a vamped version of good old Battlezone! :D 10/10!
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:iconlarry100:
larry100 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Great work ...
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