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D-1 HL type by dlredscorpion D-1 HL type by dlredscorpion
Well i drew this in try to clear off my artblock. Its already partially cleared.

I was watching back the old mecha anime series Metal Armor Dragonar, so i sort off felt like redesigning Kaine Wakaba's D-1.

I kept most of the design as close to the original and gave it a large high speed lifter pack and a 1300 mm Flax cannon. in addition two belt attached 1000 mm machine cannons, other than that the other weapons are more or less the same as the original one.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, it's rare to find Dragonar-related artwork. And I gotta say, the Metals Armors WISH they looked this cool!
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Endo74 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Student Interface Designer
looks incredible...

love the lettering, layout, and honeycombed background...

nice work...!:star:
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Professional Artist
Thanks dude, was a little bored with plain background so decided to give it a little deco. ;)
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Endo74 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Student Interface Designer
honeycomb is the ultimate harmonic design in nature besides the spiral...

and

it's inherent modular perfection and natural strength in structural performance is unsurpassed...

definitely something humans need to study and incorporate more in there architecture and engineering projects..
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Endo74 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Buckminster Fuller used modular design concepts in his innovation of the geodesic dome designs... (walt disney used the design for the future world..etc)

he studied atomic structures, atoms and molecules for structural strength and inncorporated the designs in his architecure...

the innovative desiners are out there.. their thoughts are just too extreme and radical for the common man... (daily use and purposes)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Artist
lol yeah, but somehow ppl still end up pointing honeycomb too closely related to bee's. Just a typical mindset of human and their thinking. XD
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Paliodor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
This is awesome, I like every detail of this ms. You are very talented mecha artist and your works have always very original and beautiful design.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL its not a MS but a Metal Armor. This is the same guy that created of Gespent's, (and the other custom variant) you can say its his earlier works and if you look at the original will note the similarities.
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Rekkou Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Certainly better than the old Design
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL the old just looks too bulky to fly, by my standards. The least the could done is give the unit a larger lifter pack.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Very cool man :) Nice to see some old school love. I remember Dragonar 1, it was a pretty cool Gundam knockoff from the golden 80s era of anime robot shows. Quite cool.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL its was good series, only downfall was the old animation and unrealistic weight ratio for the mechs. XD D-1 itself nearly touched 100 tons with the lifter pack attached. XD
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Sadly I only saw a few episodes of it. Liked the designs and look of it. I also dug SPT Layzner from that same period as well, actually liked that show a good deal more.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Well hopefully there is an attachment story to the series like what they are doing with Dunbine, Macross and some super robots so far.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Hard to say on that, prob we're only going to see well known stuff like Macross make comebacks such as Frontier (which seems to be classic Macross good so far). Then again you never know? Clearly Japan is looking for new ideas or continuing to recycle old ones. Remakes are the safe route so I wouldn't be surprised to see more old shows redone. Time will tell.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL as for mecha i think they are recycling them. The new ones so far are doing badly and i think they are hoping to buy time so they can come up with something impressive and eye catching as they did back then.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Aye, so far I haven't seen a lot I'm digging. Macross does seem cool so far but only cause it seems to capture more the feel of the original show than the loopiness Macross Zero had, even though it did have some nice battle scenes. I, like many of us, grew up on mecha shows so clearly that's where my fondness for the genre comes from. The whole Theos project was something, for me, to try to explore this childhood love in a way that felt different and hopefully new. There's so much I want to do that I haven't seen yet or if I have seen it at least do in a different way. Time will tell but I do feel there's still plenty of room to create something new in a familiar genre.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Artist
Ah i share what you. All the new series and some remake of the old one seems to have lost that original feel, that magic which makes boys (maybe some girls) get all excited looking at a mech and all it coolness. Something like the dream to be able to see one of this come to life, that kind of feel. And also good pilot designs that i think that has more impact than some of the newer made pilots.
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jvgce Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
great work as always.......:)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
Did you watch this anime before ?
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jvgce Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
haven't yet.......is it good........?
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Artist
Well if you dont mind old animation style the story pretty okay for an anime from the 88.
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FishMoi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Wow! I like that animation, and their robot also most interesting! I cant wait you to done with color.
Good Sketch! Senpai!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
LOl looks like i have to color the guy... hmm maybe i should try a new color scheme for Wakaba theme.
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FishMoi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Wow! That must be interesting in next artwork!
>///<
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL i hope so, i cant say Cg is my strongest skill. >3<
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SealSlammer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist
Now this is a nice redesign. I never seem to use that unit as much in ACE2 and 3(never seen the anime, though.). Can't wait to see the actual colors. :)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL the color will be the same as the original bro, don't have plan to change them or they wont look like Wakaba' s theme at all.
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Ranshao Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Great design.
I’m going to watch Dragonar right now.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
XD
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kinzokusama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Dragonar? DRAGONAAAAAR!?!?!?!??!?!
I nearly died when I saw this XD

I started watching this last week and am so stoked to see you drawing this!
Guessing the ammo clips can no longer be loaded from the wrist? That clip is gigantic!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL that cannon is shoot, finish ammo, dump the gun. Etc. like what Wakaba do a lot with his machine gun when he wants to use the beam sabers.
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kinzokusama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Haha, evidently I need to watch more of Dragonar.

It's just very hard to ignore how bad the animation is XD
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL bro, its a very very old series. If you can survive through this, you can survive all the other older mecha anime series.

Remember back then, animation tech were very early so they had to do things almost hands on.
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kinzokusama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I know, I know. It's 1988, but Zeorymer came out the same year. I guess the OVAs get alot more time and money for the project. I've actually tried to sit through the original 0079 Gundam too, so I'm almost used to the animation XD

Random, but any chance we'll be seeing you draw Zeorymer soon? lol
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
Well not sure but i can try. I still got some request to finish up for some ppl.
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kinzokusama Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
It's no problem then, since you have actual work designs to do too

How did you get into designing stuff for companies btw?
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL i work my way in... or to be precise i was really picked up by a talent scout from my company. Then the rest is just to prove if you have what it takes to stay in the company. :D
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol u need to tell me which animes u watch so i can learn up on all this tech stuff XD
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
update * - Innocent Venus and Zegapain.
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
And i have not included the Super type robot in my collection. XD
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
well as far as mechs go i have watch all of em. Universal Century Gaundam, Colony Era Gundam, Aura battler Dunbine, Wings of Rean, Code Geass, Dougram, Metal Armor Dragonar, Eureka 7, Heavy Metal Lgaim, All the Macross series, Megazone 23, Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Spt Layzer, Gasakari, Full Metal Panic, Super Robot Wars, Votoms, Zone of Enders, Brainpowered, and .... well there some more but i need to look at my rack of collection to recall em. XD
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lololololol geez i think ive only seen gundam wing, parts of patlabor, played a few mintues of ZOE, seen a few of the macross movies, seen ghost in the shell, and ive watched 1 or two of the Appleseed movies. XD
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Artist
Ahahaha well i just watch em to study their design. I think Ghost in the shell is one of the best reference design for study if you want to do realism designs.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Cool mech! Metal Armor Dragonar was it? Is it good?
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
Depends on how you like you flying type mecha's. Its was the old 70's type series so lots of things don't make sense in there. But if you just want good old real robot action, its a good collection to have.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Seems like you've got that block licked! :D Guess the weekend was effective therapy, huh?

Never heard of this anime- must check it out.

Glad that you're back flooding :devart: w/ awesome mech designs!
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
Well the full title is Metal Armor Dragonar. Its a pretty old series. The mechs there look like humanoid mech, crossover with jets fighter parts.

I almost got my Artblock licked. Almost... XD
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Well if you have any shortage of ideas, I could probably give you at least 20.
Like what :iconjudgess: did w/ his DA homework: [link]
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Artist
LOL thanks. I will hold on to your offer but as for now im cool. The artblock period is almost over. ;)
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