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Tank Sketches 01 by Amuscaria Tank Sketches 01 by Amuscaria
Finally had some time to sketch out a couple of pictures. Definitely feeling the rustiness brought on by months of artistic inactive-ness.

Focusing most of my efforts on vehicles such as planes and tanks, which also gave me trouble due to the perspective, although they take less time to draw than a mech, if the perspective is done right.
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I'm working on progressively making my mental concept of the tank more sci-fi futuristic. As anything, concepts in art can only be refined by practice, so I started to practice starting with what I know a can't can look like, and making it more sci-fi looking with each successive drawing.

Tank 1:

Psuedo-Sci-Fi Main Battle Tank

Weight: 40-50-ish metric tons
Primary Armament:
-1x: 160-mm Smoothbore Short-Barrel Cannon.

Secondary Armament:
-1x 8 mm Coaxial Machine Gun
-1x .50 cal drone Machine Gun

Equiptment:
-2x Perimeter Defense Lasers
-1x EMP Anti-magnetic mine device
-Multi-spectrum Optics
-Smoke screen canisters

Armor:
-Cermatic Composite w/ Tandem-Reactive Armor plating.

This tank, in my mine, was designed for urban combat. It's lighter and smaller than many MBTs, and it's short barrel allow it to maneuver easier in tight city confines. The massive shortened barrel of the main gun is not accurate over longer distances, but this is irrelevant in urban combat. It's huge shells are designed more for leveling buildings and taking out infantry and Power-Armor.

The 2 PDLs allow the tank to shoot down personelle anti-tank rockets as long as they aren't fired too closed to the tank. And the EMP Anti-mine device sets off magnetic mines before they can harm the tank's underbelly.

Tank 2:

Railgun Tank
Weight: 70-ish metric tons
Primary Armament:
-1x: 80 mm Railgun.

Secondary Armament:
-4x Anti-Aircraft Missiles
-1x .50 cal Coaxial Machine Gun
-1x .50 cal drone Machine Gun

Equiptment:

-2x Perimeter Defense Lasers
-1x EMP Anti-magnetic mine device
-Multi-spectrum Optics
-Smoke screen canisters

Armor:
-Cermatic Composite w/ Diamond-Fiber Armor plating.

This is a big tank I imagined would be somewhat slower but has a powerful railgun to take out targets from very far away. It's almost a ballistic mobile artillery vehicle. The long rail-gun and massive weight of this tank prevents it from being a urban-fighting machine. It's best suited for open areas where it can take advantage of it's range.

The anti-aircraft missiles deter attack helicopters and other aerial attack vehicles, while the PDL protects it from anti-tank missiles and rockets.
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Centurion13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Care to turn those into a commission? the lighter design looks perfect for the Tomahawk:

TOMAHAWK MAIN BATTLE TANK
Mass: 60 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Bulldog 180 I.C.E.
Cruising Speed: 32.4 kph
Flank Speed: 54.0 kph
Armor: Durallex Ferro Fibrous
Armament:
1 Blankenburg LB 10-X AC
1 Imperator Ultra AC/5
1 Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile System
Manufacturer: New Samarkand Metals/Bulldog Enterprises
Primary Factory: Macksburg
Communications System: O/P R Janxiir
Targeting and Tracking System: TargiTrack 717

the heavier tank ? perfect for the Revenant:

REVENANT HEAVY CRUISER TANK
Mass: 65 tons
Movement Type: Tracked
Power Plant: Shinobi 260 Fusion
Cruising Speed: 43.2 kph
Flank Speed: 64.8 kph
Armor: Durallex Ferro Fibrous
Armament:
1 Imperator Dragon’s Fire Gauss Rifle
1 Diverse Optics ER Medium Laser
1 Yori Flyswatter Anti-Missile System
Manufacturer: New Samarkand Metals/Bulldog Enterprises
Primary Factory: Macksburg
Communications System: O/P R Janxiir
Targeting & Tracking System: TargiTrack 717

Let me know if the mood strikes you.

Steve
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Amuscaria Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, was planning to just scrap thee since they were practices. Haven't found the style I want yet. So you want me to add an extra gun to the first tank, for the AC/5?

And I'm guessing you want all the MG's removed.
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Centurion13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
You got it. I will send the writeups tonight. That art is just too good and too popular to waste.

Steve
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Amuscaria Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a list of what you still need for the 3063? I might be able to do a few of them over the X-mas break.
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Centurion13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
I will get back to you on this tonight. Thanks!
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Schwank Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
looks pretty cool
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ian-stewart Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
What the?... I had no idea you drew! That's a pretty damned swanky looking pair of tanks you have there, I must say! The high tech lower model looks quite impressive in overall design,
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Rhythm-Wily Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Holy snap! This looks amazing!!
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