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Mobile Trooper and Mobile Labor by TankaaKumawani Mobile Trooper and Mobile Labor by TankaaKumawani
Martel Heavy Industries MT-S-11 "Bahnsen"

The archetypal surface-use Mobile Trooper, complete with mission pack, secondary movement system, and fluffy mercenary pilot.  (EDIT:  Glacis now much more reasonable.)  It developed the unfortunate nickname of "Bunsen" due to the early models being shipped with defective fire extinguishers and the wrong hydraulic fluid.

There is an MT-VA-11 with space-rated components (namely, lubricants that won't turn into a gummy mess, hydraulic fluid with a wider temperature range, materials that don't offgas or embrittle, and heat pipe cooling for onboard systems, among other things) and a thruster pack, but it's unpressurized.

Helena Machine Works ML-S-04-TC "Stallo II" Turbo Custom Variant

The follow on to the classic Stallo Mobile Labor, fixture of construction yards, warehouses, and motor pools across the known volume.  Well liked for its reliability, balanced performance and boxy charm.  It's even popular in lower-division Battling groups and with poorly-funded MoPol units and takes armor kits well.

This one sports a very unusual secondary movement system upgrade for a civilian machine, the...trendily named "Tracky Boots." (Blasted foreign marketing group.  It sounds mawkish in Anglic.)

The typical combustion engine used in Mobile Walkers is an axial engine.  (I'm not fond of the V-engine, I'm worried about the forces on the swashplate mechanism and the cylinder banks being shot away.)

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Artwork © of me
Designs inspired by VOTOMS and Heavy Gear
M60 Patton cupola © of Chrysler

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"Did you hear the one about the CEO who smashed the boardroom table?"  "No.  Who were they?"  "We don't know, it was an MT Suit."
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:iconkade-the-wolf:
Kade-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  New Deviant
I'm liking the designs, but the turret head cupola thing looks a little bit too much like an M60 turret with its gun removed. I also see that Last Red Shoulder reference you made there. XD
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Admittedly, it's hard to find any other way to allow the pilot to pop his head out, so this is probably the best option.  That, and it has a distinctive look.  I might give one of the other combat types a smaller "head" and retain the "squashed attack helicopter" ALON laminate canopy for the reconnaissance model.

I thought the poor choice of hydraulic fluid mix was a Pailsen Files reference.  Interestingly enough, the M48 Patton had problems with crew compartment fires when hit due to the low flashpoint of its hydraulic fluid, to the point where the IDF referred to it as a "Charred Bodies Carrier."

I might alter that terrible glacis, I'm not happy with it at all.  I'll put that up whenever I get around to editing the sketch.
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Kade-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  New Deviant
The reference I was talking about was the "Turbo Custom" one. I haven't watched Pailsen Files. Anyway, I do see your point. I think the biggest problem is that the head makes it look really top heavy. And there could be a few less angles on the glacis. While the hatch can prove problematic, you have to admit that Scopedogs make very efficient use of space.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the glacis plate is fixed.  It might skip the occasional tungsten-core HMG into the imager gimbals, but it's as good as I can do for now.
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, right.  If you think about AT proportions or those of some tanks, it isn’t that bad.
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Jblask Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
both look nice!
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TankaaKumawani Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.  I should have the revision up this evening.
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