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The might of the Sturmfeur by Colourbrand The might of the Sturmfeur by Colourbrand
Apologies for my lateness on the art front - all I will say is that other things have gotten in the way, and I was lacking energy to do any pictures.

All that now is null and moot - for the moment. So a new pic for you lovely people :)

In the Battletech world there are few vehicles I love, and the Sturmfeur is one of them. This missile only armed tank was a revelation when I first encountered this world many years ago.

However typical of Battletech, they did not depict this machine well, especially its firing capabilities; so when I got the chance I decided to have a go at doing this. The Sturmfeur is armed with a twenty-tube self-named long range missile system that is mounted in its back in an angled vertical firing system. Thinking about it and making a modest pic I saw the power of this machine so I worked on it.

I was going to have it on its own but I added a MainGauche (another favourite) Support tank.

The original Sturmfeur had two LRMs, one in the turret, along with two machine guns. This I felt was absurd only a pair of machine guns for defence, despite its whopping armour load.

In addition, mounting LRMS that way it sounded daft so I amended it as a variant; one with paired aft LRM 15 systems, a single gun at the front, and one in the turret with a triple SRM 2 battery for proper defensive punch.

I also wanted to perfect my abilities to do armoured vehicles. The dark strange sky was an afterthought and it emphasises the plumes of the missiles to terrifying lengths.

I added details on her to make her look like a plausible modern tank with lights, and mirrors.

Love to hear your thoughts!!
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Looks way better this way, and I detect some German in the tank's name.
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the Steiners have German lineage....

Cheers sir :D
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Aha! I see the connection now!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!

Hey check out the BT universe...its quite interesting :)

Cheers muchly!
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AkindioStudios Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Will do sir! ;D
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I go with that ;)

Thank you ma'am :D
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Writer
OMFG. Talk about a BattleTech classic! Well done, good sir :clap:
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEehehe!! Thank you mateyyy :D
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