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Titans: A Brief History 1 by ukitakumuki Titans: A Brief History 1 by ukitakumuki
EDIT:

2 hours more mucking around and adding whimsical details, 'reworked' the legs, etc... lighter armour around the arms, added airlift rings that can be adjusted via its modular rail shoulder fins.. [can add missile pylons, etc]

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4 hours PSCS2, no ref, airbrush tool, default brushset


Some nice ppl here asked for a series, so here is one image for the imagination... lots of ideas rolling in my head, but im trying to write them down and post the pics in the order intended to tell the little story!




Some additional info:
The Essa 4's head unit is slaved to the copilots/gunner and isn't a primary sensor suite at all -it is a pure turret. The 'eye holes' are firing ports for the twin CIWS [close in weapon systems] /20mm M61A1 Gatling rapidfire cannon that spew Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot (APDS), Depleted Uranium sub-caliber penetrator at 4,500 rounds/min. Due to weight constraints, ammo kept in the skull cavity is limited to 3000 rds that is shared between the gun units. In future evolutions of the Essa, they eventually phase out and become caseless munitions.

ERA plates /Explosive Reactive Armour is fitted on 'hotspots' on the upper torso. Found on modern day battle tanks, and from what I understand, these ingenius explosives essentially protect a surface by exploding at the point of impact by a foreign body, its own concussive force negating that of the intruding round, or even overcoming it and destroying it completely, leaving the 'parent surface unscathed. There are numerous technological variants of course, and the ones mounted on the Essa 4 are smartplates, so they do not rupture unless contacted at high caliber munitons muzzle speeds.

The tongfer/baton unit can retract and extend both ways along the underarm rails at extreme speeds. [With its size and mass alone, these babies pack a wallop on pretty much anything that gets in close proximity to the Essa. Future editions are explosive-powered and even carry their own submunition for a violent ravaging close-in blast.

Canister launcher-pods on the 'hips' allow firing from squatting [fire backwards of the Essa] and forwards on the move/uprighted. Ordnance options include smoke, illum/flare, chaff and Anti Personnel rounds.

Most of the Essa 4 is synthetic muscle, treated with reactive smart fabrics to boost reaction time and durability, not to mention lowering overall weight and being a solid successor to machined joints and servos. Muscles regenerate over time with nanotech-infused 'blood'. This lends an eerie air to the Essa, as pilots and crewchiefs tend to their "living" machines.

The backpack unit acts as a booster and primary energy supply for the muscles to be activated and react in tandem with the pilots sensations and movements. If depleted, the Essa can still maintain locomotion, slowly, but unsteadily. Hence leaving it in no shape for combat-oriented movements.

Lastly, there are no heroic wankers in this tale. (you know, the G.I Joe sort.) :boogie: These are expensive machines and priceless lives we're talking. Combined arms and formation tactics rule the end days that humanity will soon come to know of. :fear: These titans are always at least in pairs, or have at least a detachment of Infantry Fighting Vehicles(with a full combat load) if alone, AntiAir gun tanks (like the one pictured above), refuel and recharge trailers in tow, and a AllTerrain Command Walker,[TAC Walkers] an enormous tactical Command, Control and Communications platform and base of operations housing command-level personnel and their retinue for any battle. These are lightly armed, and thus rely on the well-oiled combat drills and tactical decisions made as a Fighting Formation/Unit.

time to sleep :faint:
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Quesocito Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome man! love the bio!
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Dlordtesh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member
unbeatable!
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loving the detailed history :)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you haha
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connor19955 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
LOLOL my mom works for a business called navica. she is one of thirty five emplyees. too funny
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Rotneybot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The head looks like a helmet from ODST.
Looks like the advanced mecha ODST.
XD
But I love your work! Please keep it up!
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was homaging (read: copying) Robocain. :) I think that is a much closer match. ODST helmet has bulk and mass. This one doesn't. Its kinda inverted in its space, with sunken cheeks.
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Rotneybot Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, well I'm just saying it looks alike! :P
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know :p Just trying to help out with an even closer match, imo :)
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:iconrotneybot:
Rotneybot Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I see now! XD
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Piloted or "worn"?
Meaning is control via buttons and switches or motion capture/neural link?
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Piloted AND worn. :)
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Right.. Semantics... :/

I was thinking more along the lines of "does he sit on a pilot seat and push buttons" (as seen on Gundam or Mechwarrior) vs "strapped to motion capture and force feedback gear" (much like seen in Avatar or Escaflowne).
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Orphyrus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Amen to "no heroic wankers"!
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Fiddyman237 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
coooool
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! Really appreciate it :)
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Fiddyman237 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yepperz
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
dammit i love this
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Combined arms tactics are the most effective way to make war.

Immaginind this thingies with all the support units is really a image to behold :P
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
aye, I think so too XD
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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el-sharko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
extremely cool.
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deionscribe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Might actually borrow this for a mention/tribute, if you don't mind.
Nice work, by the way.
:D
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i'd be honoured. Thanks!
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deionscribe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
No prob.
:D
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prox-741 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Nice work, I really like the details of the drawing.
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:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It look like something came out from magazine. Love the lay out and the mech too, of course :XD:
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tchokun Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
waw :)
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
On a substantial scale
Instructive job, design, details all at height
Excellent job!
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winkla12 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
when you draw something like that, where do you start? how do you find a starting place like would make a quick sketch then add details to it?

excellent work!!!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, I guess this would count as the sketch really? Thats kind of what speed-painting (or quick-painting) is all about really. Getting maximum expression with minimal effort. It is a sketch in essence.. but with a bit more :) (because the painterly/impressionistic element helps add a sense of detail, where just using lines alone wouldn't be enough).

Go check out places like conceptart.org you'll get an idea of what I'm driving at.
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winkla12 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the info

AMAZING art work by the way
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DexterOrszagh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Outstanding, I love the attention to detail in the description and photorealistic style to create something awesomely believable
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Freak-dreams Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
amazing man!
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garnabiuth Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damn you make me feel bad

amazing job
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Necron-cheese Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Awesome :D
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LargeAdam Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome! The Essas main gun reminds me of a Steyr AUG.
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eighthdecay Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And this is why I like mechs, sweet work
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neb2069 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
It looks so.................. POSSIBLE
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:iconneb2069:
neb2069 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
And cool
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:iconclockworkninjainflic:
It looks prepped and ready for ultimate destruction. :heart:
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JamesNorbury Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
oooo.....that's absolutely splendid!
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oxymor0nic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student Photographer
ERA is actually designed to counter the HEAT rounds (you knows, those badass things that create a jet stream of metal on impact that just cuts through tank's amour plates like tofu). ERA's explosion deformed the jet stream and thus reduce its effectiveness.

And the concept of a M61 Vulcan firing sabot rounds is pretty far-fetched to me, don't think 20mm APDS can have enough mass to be effective.

but then again, your artwork is amazing! =)
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
"And the concept of a M61 Vulcan firing sabot rounds is pretty far-fetched to me, don't think 20mm APDS can have enough mass to be effective."

I don't want to know what your idea of rational firepower is then :p haha

Anyways, I think for a miligeek such as yourself you are sure to have heard of point defence systems (anti artillery.. anti missile...AAA etc) such as Phalanx or Goalkeeper. Do check em out, because I used them as a point of reference for my fiction. Not that i take myself seriously.. its just that those are actual deployed systems and tis good to share!

cheers
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oxymor0nic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Student Photographer
heh, checked out the systems tt u pointed out, and holy cow they do use 20mm APDS xD well i'm not such a miligeek after all (seriously, i'm not. JC students don't have enough time to go in-depth as i'd have loved to). And actually i thought ur Vulcan was for anti-tank purposes (in which case 20mm, APDS or not, would be like mosquito's bite), sorry for missing out on the CIWS ._.

But then again, using the whole head for CIWS is quite a waste. and why a mere M61? there's plenty of space for 2 30mm GAU-8s, or maybe 25mm GAU-12s isn't it? they are a hell lot more lethal =)
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AlexBizzar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
You did a great job on military research when talking about Shape Charges (one explosion to stop another). I think that even if you "mucked" around with this thing, the fact that you have much more thought and purpose to the design makes it that much more interesting.
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loki223 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
I like most of what i see, but just one point that gets overlooked in the large mecha categaory; Ground pressure. Large armoured Biped has an immense amount of ground pressure. any soft terrain will bog it down unless the feet are large enough to reduce the ground pressure. In Urban terrain it would just fall through the street into the sewer. Tanks have the large tracks to reduce the ground pressure for the 70 ton metel monster rolling around. Mecha still have to face the ground pressure problem in whatever environmet they are going to travel.

I love the look but the feet are killing me.
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gfxox Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
kick me in the ass and tell me i'm dreamin'. this is one kick ass picture.
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Fuacka Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
amazing!!!!

("=O)>

omfg
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hermes52 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
cool!
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