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Rigel by Xperimental00 Rigel by Xperimental00
Model Number: AW-1A1
Code Name: Rigel
Unit Type: mass-production main assault walker
Manufacturer: Heliadonian Imperial Army
Head Height: 9.4 m
Average Weight: 22 metric tons
Armor Material: cercronite
Powerplant: hydrogen engine

Armament

Fixed:
-SAM launchers x 2 - 3-tube surface-to-air missile launchers located at the sides of the cockpit area

Optional:
-AC-15 assault cannon - a 100 mm assault cannon capable of delivering 300 shells per minute
-M-5 arm shield - a shield meant for melee protection, houses a .50 caliber vulcan and a dummy weapon slot
-M-18B heat cutter - a narrow thermal blade mounted on the shield, cuts in a tonfa-like fashion

Production Notes

The AW-1A1 Rigel is a mass-produced assault walker, serving as the main assault walker of the heavily mechanized Heliadonian Imperial Army. It is known for it's very radical design, which goes far from its humanoid fighter roots.

Built under the extreme climate and low-gravity conditions of Mars, the Rigel sports a rather strange appearance. It's light build and hybrid articulation legs emphasizes speed and mobility, which is further enhanced by twin jet boosters featuring directional nozzles. It's elongated head meanwhile, sports multiple interchangeable sensor arrays and a small radome for the squadron commander. Also, the Rigel has its cockpit positioned at its back—a radical design concept that gives emphasis to the pilot's survival but jeopardizes the machine's powerplant by putting it in the highly vulnerable front instead.

The Rigel's powerplant is a hydrogen engine similar to that of Earth terrorwalks, only with better insulation to cope with Martian extracolonial temperatures.

Like any other mass-produced terrorwalk, the Rigel is expected to fill in almost every single niche in the battlefield. As such, it was built with versatility, as well as speed and mobility in mind. The Rigel's design became the standard of Heliadon's terrorwalks.

The Rigel was produced in large quantities, and became infamous on its debut during the Heliadonian invasion of Earth, also known as Operation Blue.

Side Notes
-The Rigel is named after the brightest star in the constellation Orion

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There you go. I've just colored the Rigel with the same color scheme I used for Regulus [link] . I sort of rushed the coloring here so i won't be surprised if you guys can find some missing shades or mispainted areas.



AW-1A1 Rigel © me
Steal and invoke my wrath, heathen!
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BoxAx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Love everything about this. And the Alphard and the Regulus.
Clean lines, great colours, great design.
I'd love to see you do some paintings of action with your mechs in them.
THEY HUNGER FOR COMBAT.
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. They're beasts. I often picture them out fighting like savages with autocannons. That one I'd love to draw too. I only need more skill.
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BoxAx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
That's the feeling one get when looking at 'em. Beasts of war.
I belive you could do some sweet pictures already, but I know the feeling, we all need som practice, good luck with it. :iconthumbsupplz:
But I'm sure we'll be able to see some great combat scenes in your gallery soon. : D
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I sure will venture to that realm someday. I haven't even had my first real composition yet. For now I'll have to drive my imagination nuts with plenty of concept art. =P
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a2ure Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw...I gone hiatus for awhile and you already post this much, highest salute for you :salute:
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It's feels pretty different when there's some sort of drive going on. ^^
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a2ure Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, keep it up, dude...=D
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I really will.
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kramned1991 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
wwwwwwwwasssstig!
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nami gid gali da?
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