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LCT-1V Locust (My version) by Colourbrand LCT-1V Locust (My version) by Colourbrand
This is my version of the LCT-1V Locust Battlemech; the original machine is in fact a direct copy of the security robots Ostalls from Crusher Joe. One reason the design just did not work for me. SO I redesigned the mech whilst following the specs of the machine, making it look like a machine a human could pilot.

Am very proud of the cockpit and its details came out.

Like to hear your thoughts .
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's something about this that I can't put my finger on. It's got heavy hints of the unseen Locust but just as much of a new take on this venerable SLDF era design.

Oh wait I know what it is... It's the fact I've been working a similar redesign using the old style legs and hips with a new style cockpit for our LCT-6S Locust. LOL.

Similarities aside, great work Chris. I do like this. It even looks like it has a BAP on the back though the 1V lacks such gear it's the kind of thing it should have.

Glad you went old school for the look, I'm not a fan of the new reseen torso. :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the "new version" makes no sense.

I find that many of the mechs in BT defy how. I wanted to design a mech that you can see where the person sits, how it functions, and so forth. The BT rip off is sad; this (trying NOT to blow my own trumpet) is more how I envison the Locust; small, simple, and vulnerable.

Err what the dickens is a BAP?
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was my thinking too, small spindly and vulnerable the armour on any Locust is paper thin and even a well trained squad of PBI can tear one apart with ease. the new version just does not work, which is why our 6S takes cues from the unseen version, it just has nastier weapons and some funky gear. :evillaugh:

BAP = Bloodhound Active Probe.

Oh wait, sorry it's Beagle Active Probe for those of you still stuck in the technological dark ages that exist outside Jerome Blake's divine guidance :D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH right - nah, just a sensor cluster, before they made certain sensor and electronic suites "extra special".

Personally speaking, this would be better as a sentry mech, than a scout; there are better, quieter ways to spy on one's enemy than with something like this....

"Oh wait, sorry it's Beagle Active Probe for those of you still stuck in the technological dark ages that exist outside Jerome Blake's divine guidance!" HAW HAW HAW - you and your ComStar buddies :)
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She does actualy make quite a good scout for her age, she's a venrable unit now sadly outmatched by almost anything. Something our 6S addresse.

Comstar - rememeber it could be worse. It could be a highly magnetically overcharged PPC. ;P
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahhahahh yes,,,,
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D

I like my fancy toys.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can turn this into one of your cards matey.
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joulester Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This Locust just looks cooler than the original! It's tougher, with more character. I love the little details in the cockpit and the colors you use for it. It's alluring - makes me think that the windshield is made out of sapphire or something! =P
Would really like to have one of these for daily travelling and for going to work.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ditto - I mean the 'original' I never liked nor did it make sense to its abilities.

I think the window detail is superb too :D

Thank you sir always for your great support :)
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joulester Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No sweat, my pleasure to give them! :aww:

Keep wowing us with more mind-blowing imagery and ideas!
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oi101 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ow great locust use to play battle mech on the pc ages ago and the locust was always my fave mech to command.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope I did her justice with this :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope I did her justice with this :)
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oi101 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh yeah you nailed it, i would rock the locust with machine cannons, and a few missles and put the rest of my group in big slow mechs, i would then fave them do a frontal attack swing around back and take out the legs of the targets. so much fun.
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Excellent redesign! The model looks solid, and keeps with the Locust's rather flimsy, half gunship look. Excellent job!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now coming from a mech vetran like you means a lot!

And bang on, on what I was aiming for :D

Cheers sir :)
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Very Cool! You did a Superb Job!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir = one tries :D
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You do Great Work! I'm a Battletech Fan Myself!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear! This close to what the Locust should be?
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yeah. I'm more a Fan of the Aerospace Fighters Though,including the CHP-W5 Chippewa Class Heavy Aerospace fighter!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which is Work in Progress I can assure you....;)
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Cool. thanks for letting me know.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just watch this space, and thanks for the inspiration :D
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you sir = one tries :D
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Keep up the Superb Work!
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JesusAConde Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome dude!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coming from a talent like you sir - very high praise indeed :D

Thank you :)
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's quite a terrific design- I love how the articulated legs came out. May use this as a reference
for my own designs ;)

I am assuming this design was originally meant to be self-automated; the cockpit you designed
with the details and lights looks excellent and very operational. :)

All in all, a solid piece of work good sir! I very much enjoy seeing your versions of classic science
fiction elements!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyyyy please do - way better than the Ostall rip off they used.

Actually it was fully intended to be manned - and I am pleased how the cockpit came out too!!

Hey one tries sir - and thanks again for your support :D
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aah, goodo! You should be; 'tis a fine piece of work. :)

Always a pleasure amigo!
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Can't wait for what is next. :)
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neither can I ;)
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Anytime. :)
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Cool. Where can I order one of those?
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get in the queue ;)
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
And here I thought we had something special ... :grump:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm...can squeeze you in somewhere ;)
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fletcherc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Great. Usually I get hugs not squeezes but hey, it's your locust ... :shrug:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meant in the queue kiddo ;)
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:iconfletcherc:
fletcherc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I know, sweety, I know.
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dark n' looming!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers sir!! :D
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darzoni Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I'm sorely tempted to build a miniature based on this.
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you do I would love to see it :D
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
now this is a reseen locust.
it looks great and i like the cockpit detail very much.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehhe a lot of folk do!

Thank you sir for your kind words :D
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
your welkom and keep up the great work.
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Gookins Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done. I also like the pose and camera angle, they work great together. :thumbsup:
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