Done for Space Vagabonds [ [link]
] © Gregor Theado 2009
Once in a while you get those crazy passionate clients that actually have vision and know what they want. Gregor is certainly one of them and it was a blast doing these characters and mechanicals for his RPG universe.
This is the dropship used by the Colonial Defence Squadron. They are basically zero G trained rapid response/SWAT teams.
Wanted to go for a menacing look, but still somehow reserved as well, in line with the CDS aesthetic. (they are police, not military) Gave the front profile a 'gaping maw' look when the cargo ramp is lowered, I was thinking a hound of hell unloading her precious babies onto the battlefield (right..). I felt the rotating neck segment could make her seem even more animalistic, on top of giving it a functional purpose, which is namely for balance and better vision for the pilots in confined urban zones.
Ramp opens to the rear too, for more versatility during unloading. Usually that's where the Battlesuit is parked though, so it might be a really tight squeeze trying to get out the back. *shrugs*