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Battletech Seahunt by Colourbrand Battletech Seahunt by Colourbrand
In 3021, a number of Neptune class submarines defeated a lance of Dragon class mechs on New Ivaarsen. The battle prevented the disabling of the C3 network on that world which helped the Davions win the day.

In 3039 after the Forth Succession War, Hanse tried a similar war with his arch enemy the Draconis Combine, and thus waged this conflict. However, the Kuritans were ready, and learning that part of their counter offensive was going to involve a fight on Galtor - home of the Neptune - some wanted payback against those very vessels.

In this, a group of Neptunes are pounced upon by a large company of mechs, most of which are Dragons, eager for revenge. Insitgating tactics to defeat these subs, the mech corale the sub and start to pick them off with concentrated laser and some torpedo loads in their LRM/SRM units, this includes a Madra is equiped with nothing but SRTs to guarantee the Neptune's destruction.

I always wanted to do an underwater scene and I loved the backstory of the Neptune, why it was build and its function, hence again why its one of my favourite vehicles. However, I think mechs would be far deadlier in deep water (not an ocean) than a sub due to turning circles.

I liked how the undersea blasts came out, and the lasers - not over the top or strange.

The best part are the mechs - I was going to add detail but I felt that would detract some from others, so I made them sillouettes with just the glare of their cockpits to show that is what they are - oh and give a demonic look as they take on the Neptunes.

Like to hear your thoughts please.

Enjoy.
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Omniseriu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student General Artist
True, true. Because of their rotatable torsos, the mechs would have the advantage of weapon manuverability, as well as heavier armor and arrangement. The subs on the other hand, would probably have the upper hand in terms of speed, but in this case, it doesn't look like that will be very helpful to them now! :p
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed - a case of "fishes in a barrel!"
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Omniseriu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Ooh! We know how that'll end up! I think I've fainted. 
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DaLintyMan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
On the other hand, Mech's aren't designed to work in deep water. Any armor breach is going to let in water, and if/when that cold water hits the reactor casing...
Alternatively, it could crush or fill up the cockpit after it takes damage.

As well, a sub could be somewhat larger than a Mech, and have more firepower.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I based this on an even that dictated the construction of the Neptune submarine - as you said about mechs and water, that is what happened; however,  I discovered that mechs are being catered for water travel with UMUs and such.

Thanks for this powerful comment sir :D :thumbsup:
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Jax1776 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome artwork here.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir!

One tries :)
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Mechs battling underwater... I never really heard of that before! Are these specialized mechs or just equipped with aquatic gear?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in the tech readout book of 3025 about vehicles, there is a small story of Dragon Medium mechs traversing underwater to hit Davion C3 outposts on Galtor 3. The Neptunes held them off.

Since that time, the writers have added undersea technologies to mechs to give them more "flexibility" including UMUs (Underwater Maneuvering Units) and torpedo versions of LRM and SRM systems.

In this case, the mechs are just equiped with torpedo versions of their missile systems.
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cadwaladr Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Blue/green frequency lasers too by the look of things.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indubitably :)
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Ah, I see.

Thanks much for your informative reply! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleasure sir :)
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I love undersea stuff. great work  :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir! :)

I should do more...
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Reactor-Axe-Man Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Being a former submariner, I am of two minds about this pic. I'd like to think the subs could do a better job evading - after all, it's their job to be quiet and use their superior underwater sensors to their advantage. Plus the massive volley fire of BT warfare goes against the grain of powerful torpedoes being enough to sink a boat in one shot. I guess I should accept it though.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No no - you are quite right. Then again BT is a clunky world. In reailty subs and dedicated vehicals would be more lethal than giant robots.

Thank you for popping by sir to take time to visit and comment - most appreciated :D
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screenscan Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Interface Designer
this is so freaking evil!!!!!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In so many ways :D

Thank you for visiting :D
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screenscan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012   Interface Designer
:)
always
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kiml42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of Gundam, with the use of mechs under water.
This is an excellently executed picture. The feeling of depth in the slightly murky water looks perfect, and makes the mechs look very effective.
The explosion looks excellent. I really like the way that the medium makes it so different from an explosion in air or space.
Scientifically, I'm not too sure about the use of lasers under water. I would have thought the dense medium would sap their power considerably, crippling their effective range, and the water would act to cool the target very effectively, making it hard to build up the heat necessary to do damage. Also with the lasers so visible, there would be no hope of using them at all stealthily, especially combined with the heating effect they would have on the water they pass through.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm there is that, but in the BT universe they do undersea battles too, abiet rare. I am glad you feel that way with the way the mechs are portrayed underwater too - less is more.

I am very proud of the explosion underwater - you be surprised how little reference material there is. I just remembered U-571 and the Abyss and based it on pure thought.

Your point on the lasers are phenomenally valid, and a few have pointed this out. In the BT world, stealth is not that a priority (strange as it sounds) and the lasers would deminish their effect - not seen well enough in films and such. However, I did add a few torpedo trails on to the killed sub to show what slayed it so effectivly.

Thank you very much for looking sir - and liking this piece of art :D
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HawkWinds Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
How many torpedos can that sub carry :D. enough for a 5 in 1 shot. Im likeing the bubbles escaping from the broken craft.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well (You take a deep breath) the Neptune launches 20 long range torpedoes with six reloads - that is an additional 120 torpedoes.

It also fires 12 short range torpedoes - with a reserve of 90 rounds and all this is backed up by a single large laser.

I like that effect too :D

Thanks for popping by :D
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work Chris. The silhouettes of the Mech company make the piece look really sinister.

Have to say the air bubbles from the exploding Neptune and the light reflection on the upper hull of the foremost really makes it come alive, it the little details and attention to realistic details that works so well
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir - and YOU inspired me on this!!!!!

I wanted that feeling - think demons closing in for the kill, all you see are the fires in their eyes. Scary or what?

As the saying goes, its the details sir, ;)

More undersea stuff is coming.

Glad you enjoyed this.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm honoured that I inspired you to create such a fantastic piece of artwork.

I know all about demons closing in for the kill my friend. It's a very sinister and disturbing image, the pin-pricks of light growing closer with each moment. But you know that as well as I. ;)

Can't wait for more sir. Keep up the top rate work.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well only fair ot TELL THE WORLD WHO INSPIRED ME!!!!! :D

Always and watch this space, another piece is coming soon!
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KyleScott Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
why do I feel like this is a mix of Transformers and Lost planet 2?
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blimey! THere is an original spin!

Thank you for commenting and faving sir!
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KyleScott Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
no problem! its a awesome piece.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It has its moments ;)

Thank you sir - stay tuned.

Meantime, if bored waiting have a wee pop around my gallery - only at your leisure mind.

Again thanks for popping by :D
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HeidiKriel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WoW, this really is awesome Chris! :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you my friend HUGS!! Always an utter pleasure :D
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HeidiKriel Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome, it's wonderful work :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) HUGS!!
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IssuesAndDrama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh geez! This is FANTASTIC! it looks so real
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I have my moments ;) Cheers for such a lovely supportive statement my friend HUGS!!
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Jetzul Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Nice! Though, I would see the ocean much darker, but the silhouettes are good. We wonder what they really are.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Battlemech on the march for payback!!

Glad you like this sir - absolute pleasure! :D
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Jetzul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
You're welcome!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;)
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RogueBaron Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God Damn!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! ;)

Thanks for popping by :D
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
This is more a Woooosh! picture than a Kaboom! picture but I still like it. The colors are great and those menacing shadows of the approaching mechs in the background look marvellous. Didn't know these things work underwater, too.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they do, that is where I got the story from. They also trip under the sea as well.

Yes there is a wooooosh to it all LOL!!!

That's why I left the mechs as mere sillouettes - to give the feel of approaching terror.

HUGS Galore - thank you very much for popping by my friend :D
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Always a pleasure!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ANd thensome :)
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Colonel-Eviscerator Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Oh, I dunno.. subs are supposed to hunt via stealth...

And 'mechs don't move as quickly underwater. If the sub is faster, it can just stay out of range and let the LRTs do their job since, to my knowledge, AMS doesn't function when submerged, and it only takes an armor breach to disable a 'mech as opposed to having to totally destroy it.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is that, having said that, depends where they hit - reactor, well fairly self explained. An arm or leg, maybe (I assume).

However if coralled like here, where can they go? Also some mechs with SRTs and LRTs? Lasers? I have no idea if PPCs can work underwater (lightning and wet stuff not a good mix) and no idea about Gauss Cannons.

Like I always say I am a lay person to this, but I think a pressurised hull is more vulnerable to torp hits than armour.

Thanks for having a look sir :D
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