Sunday, October 13, 2013

Warhammer Mecha

The world of Warhammer 40K is filled with fantastic mechanical contraptions including giant battle robots, or "mecha." Some of these are true robots, entirely machines, but more commonly, there's a person or a team of people inside it directing it. The cockpit of the humanoid battle robot is where the head would be. Here's a quick sketch of something inspired by my recent reading of a Warhammer novelization. The black area at its "head" is the cockpit where the "rider" or robot commander sits. 

Warfare in Warhammer-land is not much like warfare as we know it here. Giant battle robots can do a whole lot of damage but could be brought down by one well-placed air strike, let alone a couple of missiles using 40K's advanced technology. But giant battle robots are cool and fun to play with. It is still...only a game.

Warhammer battle mecha sketch is pen and ink with brush marker on sketchbook page, about 4" x 5", October 13, 2013.

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