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Comm: VSTOL dropship by mattPLOG Comm: VSTOL dropship :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 58 5 Comm: Suffren Refit by mattPLOG Comm: Suffren Refit :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 33 0 Comm: Kyushu Refit by mattPLOG Comm: Kyushu Refit :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 27 1 MarkVII Heavy by mattPLOG MarkVII Heavy :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 63 4 Missile Goblin by mattPLOG Missile Goblin :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 58 2 Impavido Refit by mattPLOG Impavido Refit :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 62 1 Fox Class Refit by mattPLOG Fox Class Refit :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 63 3 Jet Turn Light by mattPLOG Jet Turn Light :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 30 0 Assault Dueler by mattPLOG Assault Dueler :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 59 9 To Valhalla by mattPLOG To Valhalla :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 33 3 Action Urbie by mattPLOG Action Urbie :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 45 4 Boy Cat Ganger by mattPLOG Boy Cat Ganger :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 4 0 Female Cat Ganger by mattPLOG Female Cat Ganger :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 6 0 Best There Is... by mattPLOG Best There Is... :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 38 5 Heavy Missile Machine by mattPLOG Heavy Missile Machine :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 70 1 Comm: head chopper by mattPLOG Comm: head chopper :iconmattplog:mattPLOG 58 4

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Comm: VSTOL dropship
Through a combination of directed and vectored thrust, as well as it's flying wing wide body, this dropship can manage an incredibly short runway takeoff or landing.  During takeoff the ship rapidly rotates vertical and uses it's main drives to power into the air.

The other interesting design feature came about in tandem with the VSTOL design work.  During spaceflight it was found that the ship would work best with the main drive engines in the "full down" position.  Pushing the ship directly ahead in what would be the "up" direction through space.  This had the benefit of allowing the internal spaces to be designed with a single gravity "direction", making them far more space efficient.

wacom and PS over sketch.

mattPLOG
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Comm: Suffren Refit
The Suffren was, at the time the information was released, one of the most modern warships in the battletech universe.  The commissioner felt that it's overall look didn't help to sell this fact.

So he asked for a Suffren with a more concise and "put together well" design.  With less gaps and disjointed pieces.

wacom and PS over sketch

mattPLOG
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Comm: Kyushu Refit
The Kyushu is an assault dropship.  In the description of it they lay out a number of exotic maneuvers it can accomplish.  My personal favorite was the near atmosphere combat drop.  Whereby mech were dropped directly to the planet's surface from the ship via drop pods.  Obviously the ship would get as close as possible while doing this.  So, when redesigning it i made some structural changes to help it survive it's tasks.  notably i widened out the keel of the ship into a slightly aerodynamic shape.  While obviously not able to sly in any sense, when encountering extremely high atmosphere it might make the ship a bit more stable during the effort.  It was deemed a wise move to put the majority of the ship's dropship rings there.  Since if it was performing the high atmo drop, it was nearly 100% conceivable that most of the attached dropships would also be detached and engaged int he operation.

wacom and PS over sketch

mattPLOG
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...and that's exactly what it feels like not basking in the warm glow of the internet on a regular basis.

mP
  • Listening to: phantogram
  • Reading: Companions Codex
  • Watching: The Expanse
  • Playing: Warthunder
  • Eating: sliders
  • Drinking: mmmmm dew
Funny thing for any artist to say really.  But i will be OOO, likely unreachable and likely unconnected for the next week and a half or so.  So if you message, note, or email me and hear nothing please don't burn my rude likeness in effigy.

mP
  • Listening to: phantogram
  • Reading: Companions Codex
  • Watching: The Expanse
  • Playing: Warthunder
  • Eating: sliders
  • Drinking: mmmmm dew

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...and that's exactly what it feels like not basking in the warm glow of the internet on a regular basis.

mP
  • Listening to: phantogram
  • Reading: Companions Codex
  • Watching: The Expanse
  • Playing: Warthunder
  • Eating: sliders
  • Drinking: mmmmm dew

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:iconhunterhunter40:
hunterhunter40 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Yo you've got some dope af work man :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday
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Sings-With-Spirits Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Happy Birthday! :hug:
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jorun1981 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Your space ship drawings remind me of drawings from an old Perry Rhodan book about Terran space ships I got in the mid 90's.
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ei9 Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
Happy Early Birhday to you Matt my man and may it be filled with badass awesomeness and Kickass greatness as well!
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CATAlyticRobot Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mechas are awesome ... take a Llama =D
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ei9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Happy Early Birthday to you matt and may it be totally awesome and Epic for you and yours!
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Deoradhain Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Not sure if it was you or not, but pretty sure I ran into you on WarThunder today...
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mattPLOG Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
*AwildPLOG has appeared?

:D
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Deoradhain Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
That is definitely Correct.
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