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July 3, 2010
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Jul 4, 2010, 12:50:22 AM
SMA-WS-06 Hawthorne -SKETCH- by Setzuo SMA-WS-06 Hawthorne -SKETCH- by Setzuo
EDIT- Due to popular demand (I think I've always wanted to say that...), I have been giving this design the photoshop-ification. It's about halfway finished right now, so it shouldn't take me much longer. Probably sometime Monday, if not tonight...

Sentinel Mobile Armies "Hawthorne"
1st Generation Ground Combat Warsuit

Design Features -
Multiple-Layer Compacting Armoring
SMA/WSW-12 13CM Machine Cannon, hand-carried
Melee Knife with Plasma Cutter, arm-mounted
Multipurpose 9CM Launcher, mounted on left shoulder
Forward-Field Radar Antenna, 5KM range, mounted on right back
2X Successive Targeting Lenses, mounted on upper torso
6X 5CM Cluster Launchers, firing Shrouding Grenades, mounted on right shoulder
2X Ammunition Storage racks, mounts 100-round boxes, installed on both shoulder armors

Although this suit was widely known for it's excellent ground combat capability, it hasn't been in action as much as the hype suggests. Even for a first generation warsuit, the Hawthorne was rather expensive to construct, and even more expensive to haul to the various battlefields it was designed for. However, the price was well worth it in the end.
Built specifically as a ground combat unit, the Hawthorne could operate in almost any terrain, save for water or extreme cold. It's entire body was layered with thick armoring, providing above-average protection from the majority of weaponry available at the time. Without energy weaponry, advanced explosives, or sufficient melee devices, enemy warsuits were generally forced into long-range firefights with the Hawthorne, which usually didn't go well.
Halfway through it's design process, Sentinel Mobile Armies (SMA) developed the SMA/WSW-12 Thunderer Machine Cannon, a beastly hulking firearm that provided superior firepower at ranges usually only touchable by sniper weaponry. Seeing the advantages of this powerful weapon, the Hawthorne's design was altered and completed on the basis of operating and handling this weapon at maximum efficiency.
The result was a thick-skinned, sturdy ground-pounder that could lay down fields of fire so dangerous that entire grid squares of battlefields could be denied to the enemy. To add to this style of battlefield control, the Hawthorne was fitted to carry hundreds of extra rounds for the Thunderer.
Because of these aspects, it was later designated as a fire support unit, to open the ranks for newer, faster suits. Even with how few of these units were produced, several could be found on the battlefield decades later, having survived many battles due to to their rugged construction and thick armor.
In this particular scene, a Hawthorne is docked at a field repair station, getting refilled on ammunition, propellant, and having minor maintenance done. The suit would stand with it's machine cannon in it's hand, with the pilot on guard, while this process was completed. This allowed the Hawthorne to rapidly re-deploy to engage targets wherever necessary, and provide security for the repair and refuel stations utilized by the Big Guns.

This one I'm particularly proud of, so much so that I included my weapon of choice in the photo-
0.5mm Mechanical Pencil, mounted in my right hand, draws giant robots.

Enjoy folks!
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Very detailed,. You should clean it up in photo-shop as suggested. Solid design and looks awesome.
Setzuo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got this summer break from school.... I should color something, at least...
eyetypher Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked these details~ :D
Setzuo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
eyetypher Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem~ =)
Denneldum Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Setzuo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
Denneldum Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome~~
Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a great sketch should clean it up in photoshop!
Setzuo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ive been doing that when i can, but it takes so long.. I'm basically posting these to show I'm still serious about my mecha work...

but yes, thanx!
I shall eventually give it the ole coat of wagon paint...
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