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The Goal Keeper by JakeParker The Goal Keeper by JakeParker
This is part of a series of illos I've been doing over the past few years. I'm calling it World War V for now. Every once and a while I like to dive into the future military sci-fi realm. I like my military sci-fi with one foot in the real world and the other firmly planted in the fantastic.

Some thoughts on this design: By this point in the future we're done with heavy diesel engines and have replaced them with a lighter more powerful alternative. This model has two engines. A larger upper engine supplying power to the arms and rail gun. and a smaller lower engine responsible for the legs. The engines are placed in the front to add extra protection to the crew in case of a frontal attack. And by placing them up front it leaves space for a rear entrance to the main crew compartment.

For urban patrolling I would imagine he'd use a much smaller armament that wouldn't get in the way while traversing alley ways. So I imagine in the scenario shown above, this walker was patrolling a more open terrain and was was lured into this alley way.

Also, allied troops gave this guy the nickname "Fatlady" because when she sings, it's all over. Wakka wakka wakka.
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ApofisRama Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
The painting lines and the structure of the mecha reminds me of the Front Mission Series.
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Lazyboris Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
he delivers my mail
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LostGiant Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Really great work, the little boy with the ball gives a innocent contrast to the piece when compared to the huge menacing mech.
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mr-1up Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dude this is insane man
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LinesToThePaper Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Ha ha, very cool. Sort of a 'District 9' style futurism meeting urban international dystopia. Very neat stuff.
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ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
lovelovelove this
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MexiKane Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Just found you today, your work is consistently fantastic
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JakeParker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
wow, thanks!
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ceghne Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
AWESOME !!!!!!
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gemma09 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
niiccccee!
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