Thursday, July 11, 2013

Prototyper

KILOFORCE ARMS
 787B Prototype Railgun, BTC Bipedal live-fire Test Chassis.
Live fire test bay 4
787B LIN\ACCEL / Full kV test:0028

I wanted to design a prototype railgun, something beyond what a human could wield, a work-in-progress test weapon that would never end up on a battle field but looks all the cooler for it. The rest of the image was informed by that decision, with a sparse robotic test chassis and a high tech live-fire test bay. I made a rough 3d model to begin with and had fun painting the details. Here's a full res crop.  

This image can be found in the upcoming release of 'Nothing but Mech' Volume II.

19 comments:

  1. love all the colours used on this fulla, and all those tiny deets recording each part!!!
    you are a maniac

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  2. oh dude that's so crazy!
    your robot designs are amazing

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  3. dudeee so sick! Love the colours and all the details, design.. perfect prototype look. I'm curious, what software are you using for your 3d base?
    That detail shot is mind boggling as well.. it has BMW logos on it hands? :)

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  4. This is very cool weapon design! But that robot chassis is just a test bed for the weapon itself correct? I'm hoping you can come up with a dedicated combat robot design that will top your "Robot with laser" design you had a while ago.

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  5. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuk! *Right click, save. New desktop! I love the amount of thought and logic you put into this image. The thing reaks of believability and functionality— I think I am in love. Oh,.. and thanks for the explanation ;P

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  6. Cheers!
    Hey Eliott, thanks for the feedback man, I love the same things about your work! I find that design based in (future) reality and form-following-function can facilitate work that is more interesting and unique than just the usual 'cool shapes'... Informed Imagination as I call it.

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    1. ...where's the +1 button on this thing?

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  7. Really great Aaron, I reckon a flagship piece for you - detailed to the point you can't say you don't give a shit, with enough 'cool factor' in it to the point where you are probably not autistic. I hope you are happy with it man, it is fucking awesome :)

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  8. Amazing as usual, can't wait to get my copy of the book.

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  9. Really love this one Aaron! as always you go to that other place with the form/shape language in this design.

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  10. so good! this is amazing! keep up the awesome work Aaron!

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  11. So much detail in that crop! awesome design work.

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  12. OMFG ! ...*drops wacom pen* This is awesome !

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  13. Fantastic work man!! The full res crop is soooo sick :)
    cheers!

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