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Marhaf Legion Heavy Tank by Hongablaster Marhaf Legion Heavy Tank by Hongablaster
This is the first tank of a new faction for Plasmablast Games. Available for purchase as a 1/300 scale metal miniature, here:

www.plasmablastgames.com

The 2 versions you see only differ in their main weapon which I still haven't decided about which I prefer the most. Any feedback on this is welcome!
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thegreatchimp Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Great design. I prefer the main cannon on the first one. It just looks cooler!
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the comment! I chose the second one however - it's gone into production now and can't go back.
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
I really like this tank design 
Maybe I will buy it or other your design in the future, when I have funding to do so
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. When the time comes, I could design something especially for you according to your own exact specifications. Actually this particular model has a lot of compromises incorporated into it: The level of detail is tailored to what the Rapid Prototyping machines can accurately do (it could be a lot more detailed) and there could also be other small protrusions at the top of the turret (like a small auto-turret) which however would not be able to be cast correctly.
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
It is really early to say anything yet, I have a lot to learn, and a lot of funding to really start my studio.
Ha any way this is a really cool tank, I like it the first time I saw.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, good luck to your gaming vantures. And thanks :)
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
You are selling this for games or animation???
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I am going to sell this in the form of 1:300 scale metal miniatures here: www.plasmablastgames.com - which is a project of my own. If this is not a problem I could also sell it for whatever other purpose.
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Lichen93 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well I want to be a game maker in the future, I just asking
I don't have funding to make my own game yet, just want to know some purchase rules
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first weapon.
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Wow it looks so smooth and cool a great original look for a tank! I could imagine the chassis being made that way to reflect lasers.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)

The shiny surface finish is actually a by-product of the program I use which is not a graphics program but an industrial design one and renders are made with pre-made materials and scenes.
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   General Artist
I prefer the muted, more covert (i.e. non reflective flat black matte colour) tank barrel on the left versus the tank barrel on the right.

Just my opinion.

In battle / weaponry, you never want to give your opponent any indication that you are about to destroy / kill him. One effectively does so discretely and with covertness ... hence the ubiquitous use of camouflage, neutral colour tones (greys, blacks, muted earth colours) that blend in well with the environmental template that surrounds us.

Non-reflective is the way to go and the way to ensure that one lives to see another day or battle. :nod: ;)
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bosco2203 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
That is awesome, great ideas, I like the side auto turrets one on top would be handy too depending on the situation.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, I thought about a top secondary weapon but then it couldn't get cast if it was like the side-sponsons ;) Instead of that I placed the co-axial weapon you can see here, and additionally, in the production version I omitted the device at the back of the turret and replaced it with a vertical micro-missile launcher, for automatically intercepting incoming missiles and drones.
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bosco2203 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Yes i see these, i tell you the tank is a great design. I like it. Have you seen Sttheo's work?
I think you would like it.
The tank you have designed would seem to survive even with the change in technology. I suppose it still all comes down to chance.
Great work, hope to see more
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your comments and praise, much appreciated. Rest assured you'll certainly see more of me. You can check some of my older designs (not as articulated but perhaps still interesting) here:

http:www.plasmablastgames.com/shop

choose either "Progenitors" or "Orbital Combine". What you'll see are real, metal 1/300 scale miniatures painted with acrylic colours.

About Sttheo's work, yes, I'm aware of that, pretty top-notch stuff.
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mcovvey Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. I kind of like the gun on the right, it's more menacing.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I totally agree. I think this is going to be my choice for production...
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I like the left one more because I like detail, but it looks like something that be a bit more suitable for a massive hand held rifle. The right one looks a bit more cannon like so it's better for a tank's main cannon.
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated!
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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SergentSkull Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nice ^^
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homlac Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
impresionante
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KayKove Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Since this is essentially a production piece, did you have to adjust your design around things like draft angles for the molds or anything?
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, unfortunately the casting process poses a few simple but sometimes very restricting rules. Tanks don't suffer as much, the type of miniatures most seriously affected is flyers. No delicate wings or weird angles or multi-level wings etc...
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cybermech Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
The version on the left looks more like a ballistic cannon and the one on the right looks more like an energy based weapon, as such you should maybe go with the design that fits the vehicles actual weapons loadout. Its not confusing to people when they look at it and read its stats and think "WTF that dont look like an energy weapon".
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment, you are right. Actually I am concerned rather more about the aesthetic aspect of the weapons, meaning which one captures the imagination better. I tend to prefer the sleeker design on the left but the right one has something menacing that I just can't throw out of the window.

Hell, maybe I'll just produce both versions! :)
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flaketom Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Great design!
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Hongablaster Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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