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Charge of the Manticores by Colourbrand Charge of the Manticores by Colourbrand
I like the Battletech world but I am a lover of the vehicles and air machines.

I was introduced to the Battletech world when long before the internet existed, I had to make do with sci-fi from books (NEVER A BAD THING!!!) and one of those universes that took me away from reality was the Battletech Tech Manual 3025.

I loved most of the vehicles in that but of all of them, the ultimate darling to me is the Manticore.

Yes, its not a mech, yes its no match to them, and so forth, but it looks SO good, SO tank!

To me this vehicle just struck me as SO war machine. I love the LRM housing above the turret, the boxy shape.

Of course this is not like the drawing in the book, I just did a spin on it but retain all its lovely features.

So I whipped up this battle scene of Steiner owned (these tanks were mainly in Steiner and Kuritan armies) Manticores going on the offensive with a pair of LCF-R15 Lucifer Medium fighters giving air cover.

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Raoz-Spaz Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just read the first line of your description and immediately I started laughing and joking. "So that is why I like this guy's art so much. He's just like me!" Lol. That may be part of it, but the art itself looks so freaking amazing. This included. You should do a piece using the Patton/Rommel or their Gurteltier big brother. Its a wonderful vehicle.
Colourbrand Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hhahhah Great minds think alike eh?

Hmm, well we'll see sir - cannot promise anything but thanks for reminding me of that pair of machines :D
Raoz-Spaz Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course they do ^_^

And yeah. Your welcome for the reminder. Those pair of machines tends to be the most popular in my battletech group.
Colourbrand Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeedie :D!!

Thank you sir :D
BlueRadical Aug 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very nice tanks, love the colour scheme.
Colourbrand Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's House Steiner - and the Manticore is a quality tank - look her up :D

Cheers sir for popping by to comment :)
DrOfDemonology Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Awesome scene indeed! Bloody well done! :clap:

I thankfully still have my copy of the BattleTech Technical Readout 3025 of course, printed waaayyy back in 1986! And it's still in damn good condition after all this time :D
Colourbrand Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best book from the franchise I think - love the matter of fact reasons for making these machines.

And mine is not bad either!!

Should check out my other tank pic "The Might of the Sturmfeurs"

Thank you for popping by :D
DrOfDemonology Jan 19, 2013  Professional Writer
I did, and left a comment and fave. And you replied ;)
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