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Battletech - Maximum Tech Cover, 1997 by SteamPoweredMikeJ Battletech - Maximum Tech Cover, 1997 by SteamPoweredMikeJ
The cover for FASA's Battletech book "Maximum Tech". Drawn in pencil, scanned and painted in Photoshop.

Models - Alannah New-Small, Palle Hoffstein
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Vortex013 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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And some year later it turned into matter...
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
Wow! I had no idea anyone had ever made that! That's great!
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cyberdecks Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
BADASSS ROBOT
would you do a black and white cyberpunk image of a boy standing in a black leather jacket and mirror shades with a cyberdeck plugged into his head
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Sorry, I'm not taking commissions at the moment.
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cyberdecks Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
thank you for noticing my comment i notice you noticing my comment and that has been noted
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colddrake80 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
GUYS! Now is NOT the time to do routine maintenance! Get in the damned bunker!
It's a good illustration by the way.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
LOL. Thanks!
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Hey I remember seeing this book.
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Fragmutt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I understand entirely. Did you redo the cover art? Because this is like, 99% similar
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
It's 100% similar, because I'm the guy that DID the original cover art ; )
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Fragmutt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh-ho! Well I was obviously not aware of that...
By all means, carry on~
And thanks for making probably my favorite CBT cover art.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
You're very welcome! Glad you like it!
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, now that's a mech!!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Glad you like it! ; )
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BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the Zeus-X.

Or why every version of the Zeus has to look like this now, or just look weak in comparison!
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Flaming-Lambo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*snorts and inhales pocky whilst flailing*

ARARGHHFFF!!!

YOU! YOU DID THE ZEUS WITH THE BIG GUN AND POWER ARMOR.

This is actually one of my favorite Btech book covers. The way the Zeus is stepping forward very aggressive and the battlearmor looks like they're just scurrying around trying not to get stepped on.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Thanks! So glad you liked it!

That said, I advise against inhaling Pocky. I'm pretty sure it's for external use only ; )
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Flaming-Lambo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...well, not for breathing, anyway...*coughcough*
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skullanddog Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, looks fantastic. I love the design, but the colours are also very vibrant and engaging.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thanks! My favourite painter at the time was Michael Whelan, who always had the most amazing light and colors in his work.
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I always liked your gun design for this illo. Thanks for posting your work and welcome to DA =^^=
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Thanks!
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FeralLion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You bet!
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UnknownWatcher Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
The detail on this up close and personal is absolutely incredible...
Considering this is probably the number 1 source book used in the Saturday night group I play the game with.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thanks! And I love knowing that you still play it. My work hasn't been lost to the ages!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! That is excellent!!!

And the best pic of a Zeus I have ever seen!!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thanks so much! I always thought they could use just a bit of the anime-styled sexay ; )
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed!
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Caution. Falling Shell Casings.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Heh. That's why they're standing well back, and there's hazard striping on their fence ; )
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SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Yep!
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Steel-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Possible one of the all time coolest images of the Zues, Beautiful work!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks! It was fun giving it a make-over...
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sidenpryde Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Probably one of my favourite BT covers. Great work.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thanks so much!
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Awesome work here
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks!
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Drell-7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Here is a case where I bought the book solely so I could have the cover. Beautiful job of making the world of Battletech a real place!
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh wow, thanks!
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tigerstorms Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
mmm old style battle tech is the sexy. awesome job
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shiberude Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Definitely a favourite of mine. The Zeus is a real beauty of a design. You managed to make it more so without deviating dramatically from the source.
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SteamPoweredMikeJ Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thanks. It was always a bit of a challenge, but I loved bringing more of a contemporary (at the time) anime tech feel to the Battletech designs, trying to stay true to the concepts but make them feel a little more real...
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