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A roo and his mech by kitfox-crimson A roo and his mech by kitfox-crimson
In commemoration of reaching 50 pages in the comic, I decided to do this, just as a change of pace.

This is Duncan Zeehan, top pilot of the Australian forces. And his mech, the Southern Cross, Guardian of Canberra.

There are five Australian mechs, one for each state, and I will draw one after each 50 pages. (yes! Be afraid!!)
I personally don't like these colours very much, but it had to be green and gold because it is the Australian flagship. (nb, a bit of red was added later in honour of Duncans most frequent passenger.)

Some specs on this mech.
Height: 185 feet
Weight: 600 tonnes
Powerplant: Fourth dimensional transition engine
Weapons systems: Vertical time sword
Horizontal time cannon
Virtical time wing blades
Max speed ground: 400kmh
Max speed air: 17,000kmh
Max armour thickness: 12 inches
Crew: 1
Max passengers: 2
Range: 24,000km
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:iconvirus-20:
Virus-20 Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Since when did australians owned mechs? XD. No offence.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
since when were they animals?

Its an alternate thing, it doesnt have to make sense XD
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CrimsonSwiftpaw Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2004
Utterly L337 mecha designs... ^_^
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Fazar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I would have waited an eternity for this. Its over Prime" :)

I loved the transformers movie. Im a little young to have seen or at least remember alot of the series....but I remember the movie and it was awesome. I got it on my computer and even made a 9 minute music video out of it :D
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2004
"How do you feel mighty Megatron?" *boot*

Oh god I love that scene!!! Starscream kicks ass!!! The series came out the year I was born....but they were still showing it on tv when I was in about grade 3 or 4. It was so awesome! Best cartoon ever I reckon! I bought the first series on DVD a while ago. Some of the first eps are a bit dodgy..but still very cool!
I'm still blown away by the animation standard in the movie! It is si fantastic, considering it is nearly 20 years old!! And the music! I burnt the soundtrack, and I could listen to it repeatedly for ever! I love it so much!!
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Fazar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"first we crack the shell, then we crack the nuts inside!" (I could possibly quote a WHOLE bunch of things.....however I think this reply could go on and on and on if we kept doing that :P)

ohh.....so many good memories of that movie! Starscream was cool....but my favourite was Optimus Prime. I loved that little mouth piece he has. I guess transformers are the reason I like....and did start to draw robot and mechs :)
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2004
Yeah I know! Even if Transformers copied their ideas off Macross, it was still one of the coolest things ever!! I think this is what started me off with the robots and mechs too! Although now I have moved into less blocky robots and more organically shaped ones...
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Fazar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well good news and more good news mixed with anoying repitition as well. Good news is that I showed this picture to my art teacher (as Im carrying it around as refernce) and she noted a lot of great things I never thought I would be able to comment on and explain well. Your shading with a pencil crayon is more than just a darker shade of the color, but in fact the glossy and shiney parts of the mech are of differnt colors. Its a neat use of colors to fully add perspective and depth to the drawing. The colors are smooth and clean...which I find REALLY hard to do with pencil crayons. And the good, but anoyingly repeditive news is that I decided to redo the picture....Im going to try and do a good job...nay...a great job. I cant express how sorry I am for my lack of motivation and resposibility to finish this sooner. I've got two refernce pictures in my sketchbook which Ill carry around and do (hopefully) a picture that does your idea well :)
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004
Awesome! I can't wait! But seriously, take your time!^^ there's no rush at all!^^ I'm glad your art teacher liked the pic, but the printed one wouldn't have been that good would it?
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Fazar Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THe printed one wasnt great...but somehow I like looking at things in real life than on the computer. They look better almost. But yeah I also forgot to mention more of my actual thoughts on this. At the height of this mech...its taller than an Eva isnt it? And also the background reminds me of Autobot City :)
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2004
woooo!!! Autobot city!!!! Probably one of my deep subconsious memories played a part in making this background! I love the Transformers movie so much! Want me to recite it word for word?^^ I can!!!

Yes, they are taller than Eva's. But not by much.
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Lunar-Prodigy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
nice stuff
i luve teh details and teh way you have colored the mecha
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caroo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2004
There are five Australian mechs, one for each state, and I will draw one after each 50 pages. (yes! Be afraid!!)

what a minite........ 1......2.......... there are 6 states and two territores.. *fizzles* im confused.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
Heh, I was waiting for someone to pick up on that! I of course meant 8!
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Murk280 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
I remember him ^_^

Much coolness.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
I wonder where you remember him from? ^^ although he is less wiggly in this picture! I don't think I would like doing four frames of this! One was quite enough!!
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AokiBengal Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
Awesome! I agree it is more colorful that I thought, nevertheless it looks sweet!
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
The other Aussie ones will be less colourful. Mostly just white and one other colour.
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merfed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Woah! I love the shading on Duncan's clothing :) I love it all!
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kitsune-mana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yay for color!!
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Touji Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Aussie pride ^^!
excellent mech, must save a copy..
*punches DA for being slow*

but anywaz, I quiet like the colours, something different then the norm
great work as per usual ^^!
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oy! Oy! Oy!
glad you like it!
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go, Australia! Damn, that fucking thing is a beast. What kinda mechs do the Canadians have? :) Probably available at the West Edmonton Mall. :rofl:

"Most frequent passenger" of what? The mech or Duncan? :giggle:

It's kinda funny. I was just watching a program about the desert battles of WWII and how formidable the Australians were in driving the Germans from Northern Africa. Wondering how well these mechs would function during a sandstorm. Or in Russia during the winter?

Anyhoo, awesome job, man.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
The Canadians? Hmmm...I think they would be like the American ones, (which isn't saying much^^) but just not as abundant.

The Australians kicked serious ass! But the British generals used them like cannon fodder, bloody fools!

In Russia in winter? The heatless and icy conditions would have little effect on the driving systems of this machine, or Stryders, as long as the inner mechanisms were kept at the right temperature. The Australian pilots might find it difficult to adjust to the cold though.
Sandstorms could be more of a problem, but it can fly almost perpetually so who cares?^^
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, Canadian mechs would be cool.... Of course, our pilots would be one hell of a lot more ferocious than the American's.

The British were complete morons. Testing for mines by poking at the ground with sticks. Dumbasses. Yup, I must say, the Australians carried the day in Northern Africa.

Interesting stuff... I can picture it now. Operation Barbarossa with mechs! The Afrika Korps in mechs. No wait... D-Day with mechs.... Juno Beach would have turned out very differently for Bors if the battle was fought in mechs. And the Luftwaffe were all Stryders... that would make one extremely cool comic, I must admit. Although, I would have to laugh at any of the French or Italian mechs, they would probably be really shitty.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
yes, the Italian mechs with 1 forward gear and ten reverse gears!! Couse they did that much running away! I love that joke!

You have just given me a great idea for the next comic...although it might be a different world because in this one, World war two was just the same as it was in real life. The reason everything is so high tech now is that the cold war ended up being more like WW3, so technology advanced, as it does in any war.

Bors was at Juno beach? I must have missed that..
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, those Italians. Great joke.

I never actually said outright that Bors was at Juno Beach on my website, you haven't missed anything. I said he participated in the Normandy assault on D-Day, and the Canadians liberated Juno Beach, so that's where he would be. It really comes into play in my second story where Bors has one of his nightmares.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
My Dad told me that joke, except it was about tanks.

Cool about the second story!
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gussiejives Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the second story is where the gang flies to the Ruferan equivalent of Germany, which I called Nachtwelt. Translated it means "Night World". Anyway, they have to stop another one of Jared's nefarious schemes and needless to say, hilarity and much fluid transfer ensues. Not one of my favourites, but something crucial to the plot happens in it, so I would love to share it with people.

So, yeah....
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
fluid transfer is always good^^
Sounds cool! Nightworld huh? Is that like, still Nazi Germany?
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Novan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Nice marler for 50 dude. The roo has needed his own page for awhile.
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ElvenRanger Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004   Photographer
Wow, that mecha looks tight. And I think the colors rock. 'specially the red. *snicker*

Soo totally dude.
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-shinnizle- Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
O_O!

i want a robot like thhhhhhaaat <3
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fala Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's alot more colorful then I thought he'd be.. :shrugs: I still think he'd be great in the kitchen XD
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
you could repaint it if it doesn't suit your kitchen!
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fala Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good good.. my kithen white and blue.
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sam-gwosdz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Hehe, no kidding :D Great pic! ^^ I especially loe the name hehe
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AnsLOD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
Now THAT'S impressive! He certainly looks like he could kick anybody's ass.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
An Evangellion might give it a run for it's money!
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AnsLOD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
How about any random Gundam?
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
It could easily beat the regular crappy mobile dolls or basic models, but some of the main character Gundams would pose a serious threat. Heero's rediculously powerful one from Gundam Wing, that I recently saw, could decimate it with that friggin cannon!
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AnsLOD Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2004
Heero's cannon is the reason why I asked.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
That thing is bloody rediculous! It like, blew up a colony in one shot! You wouldn't be able to use it anywhere because you risk hitting a nearby planet and killing everyone on it!!
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AnsLOD Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2004
Yet, it ends even the most ridiculous argument

I want to take over the world!

Oh yeah? Say hello to my BFG! *BOOM* Oops, I destroyed half the planet...but at last that guy is dead.
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
yes..yay for Heero. He saved the world! Well...half of it anyway...
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Vlad-the-Impaler Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
it looks even more impresive now its in coulor and with some stats.
well done.
1 every 50 pages how longs the comic gonna b. i hope its long as its brilliant so far.=D
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kitfox-crimson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
well, I don't know..but since the story hasn't really even started yet..I'd say it is going to be long!!
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KopyKat--webbx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004
omg omg omg that is amazing wow :P g8 work koooooooooooooollllllllllllllll
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SerenaH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Rena: DUNKIEEE~!!!! *glomps him* HEHEEE my LOVE :D *kisses him*

hehee she likes Dunkie ;) nice pic I instant fav it :D Dunkie hot ;)
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s0lar1x Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, that's cool! And more cooler with some info! :D
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