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Plucky Brit by Rob-Cavanna Plucky Brit by Rob-Cavanna
Companion piece to the Dingo Scout: [link]

3D sketchup model created by Todd Norton :iconltla9000311: for OPDS. :thanks:

You can see his original work here: [link]

Photoshop retouching by me.

If this were real.. I'd want to hug it! :D
Reminds me a lot of the Stuart-ish Biped from Ring of Red : [link]

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For those who don't recognize the chassis, the Daimler Mk.I was a real armored car used by British forces in WWII. In the fictional world of "Operation: Dragon Slayer", like many originally wheeled or tracked AFVs, it has been adapted to operate w/ legs, both in order to compete against the high mobility of enemy walkers, and to keep up w/ friendly mech units. Some notes on the real Mk.I which still apply to this model:

"The Daimler armored car was based on the same design as the Daimler scout car. Outwardly similar, it weighed [more than] twice as much and had a two-man turret. Work began in 1939, but initial problems meant that the first production vehicles did not appear until April 1941. A total of 2,694 were built. The turret was the same as that designed for the Tetrarch light airborne tank... First employed in North Africa, the vehicle established itself as an excellent addition to reconnaissance units, despite its limited combat capability, giving good all-round performance and reliability..."

-from "Armored Fighting Vehicles" by Philip Trewhitt
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Looks kind of like what an AT-PT from Star Wars would look like, in a WWII setting. Nice Job!!!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Nice way to think of it. Thanks.
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QU-RO-QURO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
I want this plastic model!
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
:D me too!
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Mechanox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
I realy like this light AFW. Great work you two! :icongreatjobplz:
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
:laughing: Thanks!
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Jager375 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
For my part, it's verging on cuteness. But I like it. Love the feet.
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Rob-Cavanna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Yes, it is. It'd be even cuter w/ a British special forces chick (SF Cammy style) popping out the turret top. :D
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Jager375 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed. :salute:
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Dandabug Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Incredible render as usual, Rob! So far I've had the most fun reading the conversation that began about IR and quickly evolved beyond. I love how your works always inspire such in-depth and intelligent conversations! :D
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