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NK223C Akula by Tabnir NK223C Akula by Tabnir
I wanted to do an aerospace fighter that was bizarre looking, so here's what I dubbed the "pod mech." I wanted it to look a bit aquatic, and the design [in aerial mode] bears some resemblance to armored jawless fish of the Devonian era, most notably Arctolepis [you probably can't see it since I didn't do a top view yet]. Anyways this thing as one energy projection weapon on the forward gimbal and instead of 'zapping' the target like your usual ray gun, the energy beam it shoots hooks up like a string and then the weapon pumps the energy through. Closest thing that fits right now is a magnetic conduit guided plasma weapon but I want to look for another alternative. In the end I might have to scrap the idea anyways, which is totally fine.

Very few of these highly maneuverable "pod mechs" were produced.

Made some minor changes; changed the name to Akula, which I felt was a more appropriate name [will change again in the future].

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inflatedbot93 May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
great work id love to make a 3d work of this or an adaption please get in contact with me and well collaborate .... maybe
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:iconganguro666:
Really cool design. I like the idea of the change in configuration. Some really great details in there, a definite fave!
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Iggy-design Aug 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
great concept there...
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:icongreenteen85:
yep purdy kewl. not unlike combine's whips in hl2. i like ships that have feet like Vulture droids in starwars n such
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snarfevs Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have fallen in love with this. I can discern the cephalic sutures of the fish in the panel lines. This is great. Very strong concept indeed.
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Tabnir Aug 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^ Means a lot from someone like you xD
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:iconcrispintwig:
really nice design! xD awesome colouring
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kika1983 Jul 13, 2008   General Artist
very nice concept art. machine desing is not for everyone! you did it with the aquatique look /the main form reminds me this of a whale to say the truth not that much of akula.
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Tabnir Jul 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Yeah, but "Akula" was closer than "Skadi" :P

Besides, Akula sounds meaner than, like, Cetus. xD
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