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Working on the leg design of the tank.
Decided to do legs with wheels, so it can travel faster while on the move, or on flat terrain. The wheels can be moved into four positions, with three of them enabling the use of them, and are powered individually. Another idea is that each wheel/leg can be detached individually, when damaged.
Still some work to be done on the legs and the whole body. Critique as always welcome and much appreciated.
As I liked the orange color of the leg joints I decided, to do a late test version with the guns/sensors secured...
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:icondeviator101:
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
Heavy Gears Dragon on steroids!
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
:D Yes.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
You still doing work for DP9?
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
No not at the moment.
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Kkhal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you from Russia? Or do you speak Russian? I am interested because I was wondering if you knew what "Bogatyr" meant.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
No, I am not from Russia, and sadly I don't speak any Russian. But as I know it Bogatyr is some heroic mythical knight. That right?
Love the Bogatyr paintings from Vrubel or Vasnetsov!
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Kkhal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are completely right about your interpretation of the word. I was just being curious. Regarding the paintings, I was recently in the Russian museum in St.Pete and I have seen the painting by Vrubel, it is astounding! Anyway, thanks for the reply! Great work, keep it up! :D (Big Grin) 
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Good to know. Been there too, but many years ago and I know I bought the postcard I am now not sure anymore to have seen the original. Guess so but that damn brain is getting old... :D
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Kkhal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... To me on the internet everyone seems the same age... Never wondered about your age. I myself am 14 years old. But does it matter?:D (Big Grin) Where are you from? If I may ask.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
From Germany but with Austrian roots
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:iconkkhal:
Kkhal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Vienna Austria right now, I like it here.
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
It is a nice city:D
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Waffle0708 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your this image was getting polular here. I found this image on twitter.
however the account which tweeted this was a BOT account. :(
well, the tweet didn't say "it is my work" though.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Oh Wow, that's sweet, too bad 'twas a bot but still :D
Thanks for letting me know
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SmithZhong Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i insist legs must combine with wheels to be reasonable on a mech!! i love this monster and i think more detail on the body will make it better!!
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
THanks! Yeah, maybe I'll come back to it and redo the whole body. Maybe...
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Warhamer116 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
needs way more armor and active defence. With the higher profile this thing will attract serious amount of AT fire as well.
Also why is it breakthrough tank? With high mobility, good cross-terrain performance and long-range radar capabilities (noting the radar) and serious amount of firepower i would classify this as fire support tanks for hard terrain areas like mountains or rocky terrain.
Heavy breakthrough tanks are heavy, slow and wide tanks with mine ploughs and dozer blades. They are meant to withstand damage that would cripple ordinary tanks from the front and clear an opening for infatry to go thru. This tank does not provide cover for infantry and would run into trouble when it comes to CQC with enemy infantry: it exposes soft armor at the belly, cannot shoot down with it's cannon (or can shoot down, but would splash itself in the process) and it can easily be flanked and destroyed.
Also breakthru tanks are lightly armed, most only have 7,62 or 12.7 mm machine guns, to enable heavier armor (cannons require ammo, and turret and that combo easily overloads the power plant when comboed with armor, f ex Leopard V1 mine sweeper)

All in all, i do not think that this tank qualifies to be breakthru tank
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Yeah, you're quite right, but I just liked the sound of it, and as the body wasn't and isn't finished I thought maybe it still will work out later as one!
But thanks a ot for the comments!
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partical0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
pretty sick design 
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flaketom Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
THanks!
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donottailgate Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Cool concept indeed. =)
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flaketom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Thanks a ton!
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green6644 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Seems more like a mobile fortress XD
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Nah! Too small for it! :P
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N3m0ck Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
More Daka pls.
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:D
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KirRED5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Забавно, но спаренная пушка меня не радует, лучше запихнуть калибр побольше, чем поставить 2 пушки, ну и потом всё-таки не было у русских на танках спаренных орудий, возможно пока не было...
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flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Sorry, I don't speak no Russian. :P But what I get is that you'd rather have one big gun than two guns. Right. I agree with you that it doesn't make too much sense ( maybe to have a higher rate of of fire, though), but design wise I wanted to go for a stupid amount of weapons rather than absolute realism...
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KirRED5 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Ну конечно, хотя не стоит впадать в крайности
(Of course, although it is not necessary to go to extremes)
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flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Agree, but sometimes extremes are so much fun :D
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Neat!
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Thank you!
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you are very creative!
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:iconthatguyusaw:
Thatguyusaw Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
breakthrough tank my ass! more like ANNIHALATION TANK!
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
urm, well....
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Techy-Ben Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Can I ask. How do you animate/move the hinged parts in Sketchup? By hand, or with a physics plugin?
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I animate by hand...
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Techy-Ben Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
OK. Thanks. I do too. It takes ages. :P
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Yeah, that's why I try to avoid hydraulics...so it's way easier.
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Jobsicon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is God's Sh*t (I mean it as a Chuck-Norrisesque Comment :P)
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flaketom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks a bunch!
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5thevagrant Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
this is one true colossus of tank, it's like a walking, armored island of hurt
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
haha. Thanks mate!
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ok - diese Konstruktion korrigiert natürlich die Höhenbegrenzung des Turmgeschützes, wenn er ballistisch feuern will stellt der einfach die vorderen Beine höher, gewitzt:) Und zusätzlich kann er auch in unebener Position sicheren Stand finden, gute Sache. Wirk natürlich mit den normalen Reifen weniger SciFi, dafür aber russisch-pragmatisch. Besonders das Detail mit den Gittern find ich klasse:peace:
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Danke und schön zu hören dass es gefällt! :D Ja ich wollte nicht zu futuristisch wirken was das gesamt design angeht, deswgen doch die normalen Reifen.
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Genau richtig so:)
wie gesagt der perfekte Balanceakt zwischen SciFi und pragmatischem Anwendungszweck.
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flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Danke! Schön, dass das auch rüber kommt!
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:iconmdhay:
mdhay Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
How on earth?!?
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
hehe. Thanks!
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mdhay Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Are you thinking of animating it?
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