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Heavy Metal: 7 Years of War by Tabnir Heavy Metal: 7 Years of War by Tabnir
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Original designs, mostly from my DEV universe. The title is yet another nod to Kai.

FCU = Field Command Unit - Commonwealth and URSYN armor classification
AF = Armor Frame - Sovereignty equivalent of a FCU
Synthorg = Synthesized Organics [oh the irony]
Assault Hull = Superheavy FCU

No "looks like" comments please.
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:iconbluesoulproject:
BlueSoulProject Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Do you draw on paper than scan? or do you draw on the computer? Im trying to figure out if I should continue drawing on paper than scan, or just draw on the Comp. BTW I love your work. 
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Digital Artist
This is a scanned sketchbook page with some editing done on the computer, and other pieces are full digital. There's nothing you "should" do, just a bunch of things you "can" do.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
what does DEV stand for?
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Digital Artist
It's not actually an acronym l0l
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:iconmitsukai-inki:
Mitsukai-inki Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome art !
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looks like awesome :thumbsup:
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:iconshoju694:
Shoju694 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
man thats awesome i really like ya did the key in the corner to show which character is which really nice
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:iconpraetormike:
praetormike Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i rushed to fave that id of yours, then i read the huge DO NOT FAVE thing lol
was immediately filled with regret, unfaved, then followed the link to this work :(
i am crying because of the awesomeness
PS: i am also faving this one :)
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:iconsunsunich:
SunSunich Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A wow!
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:iconsharparc:
SharpArc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Witch Hunter gives me an eyeboner.


Just sayin'
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:iconsupercj:
SuperCJ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Hah!
I'm going to use that all the time now. "Eyeboner"...
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:iconsharparc:
SharpArc Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Still have an eyeboner. My god that helmet is sexy.
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:iconadin-softa:
Adin-Softa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks like... just kidding ;P
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:iconjoelwhite:
JoelWhite Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ridiculously awesome!
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:iconelartwyne:
elartwyne Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was cool you have a colored ver.?\
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:iconagrifex:
Agrifex Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Looks like AWESOME. :D
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:iconmoto-jahk-fwah:
moto-jahk-fwah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks like awesome!
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:iconsurthur:
surthur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its really hard to not say that
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:iconfmacmanus:
fmacmanus Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Epic man!!
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
So... where can I read up on all of that?
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VulcanRaptor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Student
Not only do you have bad-ass armor and helmet designs, your skills in perspective and creating posture bring them to life in an moving way. Thanks for being a source of inspiration to push my own skills and vision to the next level. Keep it up man! :D
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enigma-rain Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what it looks like? Looks like awesomeness. They all appear close enough to each other that you can tell the same person designed it and that most fit into a single canon, but varied enough that it doesn't look like you just recycled designs. Great job!
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:iconmindscapebd:
mindscapebd Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Now here we have some really nice sci-fi drawings. Impressive work, mate!
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:iconieatb3ars:
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
total awesomeness. i'm especially partial to the pose argus is in.

i've just been wondering, is the "maw" a visor for the eye area or well, a guard for the jaw area? (my question reads weird to me so i guess another way to ask is how does a person see through the helmet?) GREAT WORK
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010   Digital Artist
The helmet doesn't have any sort of transparent visor; the circular wells on the helmet and elsewhere are the primary visual sensors. Data is fed almost directly into the brain. The armor has several faces depending on how you look at it I guess xD
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ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
ahh i see. i noticed that those circular wells are also on some parts of the armor too, huh? talk about situational awareness. thanks for clearing it up!
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:iconantispiral99:
AntiSpiral99 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think im going to cry....far to awesome for me...must..shut.down....
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:iconraidiance:
Raidiance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think I recognize one!!

...Nupe :C -doesn't know any- D: >
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Dunce. <X)
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:iconraidiance:
Raidiance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
-tear-
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:iconsnarfevs:
snarfevs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Prepare for... tactical combat.

These are very nice.
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:iconlucid-xiii:
Lucid-XIII Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Seriously epic. :p and it looks like nothing else. honestly it's really epic. I love the overall layout to all these characters, are they all yours? i hope one day i can draw designs like this. and sorry for disobeying the "looks like" thing. i'm a natural masochist for things like that.
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DerMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
wicked!
so how do you progress on this? do you have a plan in mind where everybody would be in the end, or do you just start drawing and watch it evolve?
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Digital Artist
It's just a theme. There's a story that affects the art which affects the story... kind of like that.
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:iconblitzfenix:
BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
This majorly kicksass, cool armor designs, gotta check out this DEV thing :)
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:iconachanceofclouds:
achanceofclouds Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love these too much. you need to continue our art. Your awesome!
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:iconeffy69:
effy69 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Would you mind if I colored this?
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:icontabnir:
Tabnir Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Credit is all I ask. Knock yourself out.
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:iconeffy69:
effy69 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
sweet thank you, credit will be given.
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:iconpk-artist:
PK-Artist Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A whole lotta metal. Really awesome!! Definitley would like to to see this one in color.
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Looks like amazing. Great designs.
Don't know what else to say D:
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
owo so cool
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:iconmax306:
Max306 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
DUDE! You should do a colour/refined version, that would be really cool, like a poster or somthing, that would be epic!
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:iconagitpop:
agitpop Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
"looks like" you have much talent! gonna paint it?? hope so.
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:iconmangafang:
Mangafang Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
And here I thought I was doing well just to draw one....O.o
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:iconkanderson624:
kanderson624 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
6 looks just like Master Chief...
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:iconzarcanian:
Zarcanian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
agree, i promise i was about to post exactly the same thing
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:iconphilby:
philby Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I'm so jealous of your armour designs, they're all so cool.
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:iconel-bronco:
El-Bronco Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome :)
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:iconrob-cavanna:
Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Very cool!

I wanna see more of those badass mechs, like 13,10, and 14!
(12 already familiar for obvious reasons).
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