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XF-21 Anaconda by MittenNinja XF-21 Anaconda by MittenNinja
Beefy mech is beefy.

You can see some more angles on my flickr page.
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delta7Xx Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
i can see this thing with a pair of arm mounted chainguns, advancing against a massive enemy force of lesser mechs, mowing them down with lots of wicked explosions as it shrugs off their return fire. totally badass.
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Onionelli Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I built one after seeing this!
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supersaiyanarbiter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you sir, are a badass
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screenscan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Interface Designer
great legs
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thanks man!
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InsolentWhelp Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Deceptive design, I must say, not seeing any built-in weaponry. :)
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
That's because there isnt any. :). I'm still trying to figure out how I want to deck this guy out.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you going to do a Guntank- or Enryu-esque heavy unit at some point?
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I wouldn't count on it. My mecha influence is not so much from the gundam/macross side of things and more from Heavy Gear/Front Mission.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Front Mission had a few air cushion and tracked chassis, I think. (That, and the T-52/-53 Enryu is an actual piece of hardware, although I'm not sure if any have left the test stage yet.)
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Front mission doesn't have any tjat I can think of off hand, but I definitely align myself more with Heavy Gear when it comes to how mecha are used on the battlefield.

The issue I see with tank tread mecha is what is the benefit over a normal, less expensive and simpler tank? adding a robot torso ontop of a tank body doesn't really make it any better as far as I can see.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's useful for twin-arm excavators and disaster response units, but not so useful elsewhere. Can't climb over larger obstacles, but it's faster on flat ground (where mecha lose their advantage versus conventional armored fighting vehicles...darn it.) I guess the only remaining advantage is that a tracked mech is harder to trip and would have lower ground pressure.

Hmm, now that I think about it, the hull profile would be a lot higher than an unmodified Wiesel 1...but it might be shorter than a conventional mech [link]
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
The other thing is the fact that tank tread mechs would be much more complicated and expensive to maintain than a standard tank.
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Shorjok Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I must say this is probably my favourite of yours so far.
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thanks! I'm growing quite fond of it myself!
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Shorjok Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not surprised, it looks very awesome. Man I want to make a Bionicle version of this, but I've got too many other projects going on....
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Fatalyze Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wicked design! im still so shocked over how you can get these to looks so cool at such a small scale... theyre both simple AND complex!
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MittenNinja Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Thanks a lot man!
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