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UTV Final by ModalMechanica UTV Final by ModalMechanica
Finalized version of: [link]

The Yamaha ULTIMATE TERRAIN VEHICLE (UTV).

Originally designed for early Martian exploration, instead of being scrapped after the dismantling of Nasa and various other space programs Yamaha decided to overhaul the design for Earth use, and thus the popular UTV was born. Designed for extended use on a hostile barren wasteland thousands of miles from easy repair, the UTV proves itself exceptionally effective in many of earth's terrain features. With its easy maintenance and sheer durability and versatility, it has in recent years been taken up by many cross country racers and adapted for such. Upgrades seen above include modified hull manipulators to allow it to physically clear obstacles, extra fuel canisters, and external supply packs for the pilot. Internally, many choose to modify the engine for increased speed or fuel economy, and upgrade the shock distribution system in the legs to allow for larger falls.

It should be noted that the legs can stand vertically to increase the unit's maneuverability over difficult terrain, and that as a feature of the orignal design, the unit remains hermetically sealed and NBC protected, and thus can enter regions where due to certain factors like radiation, air quality, or altitude, other vehicles would not normally be able to travel. For this same reason, the UTV also see's a lot of Military, scientific and Humanitarian usage.
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:iconwolfblue13:
wolfblue13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
damnI I love it!
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Nazaxprime Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Really dig into that tutorial I linked earlier, your shadow work will shine. That said, so far so good. I do so like quads. Only thing Id like is to see the manipulators being lower to accommodate a lower center of gravity. Perhaps even add rails to raise and lower them, similar to the machinery on a forklift(but not the forks themselves).
Another fine piece.
I continue to wonder what you use for creation... though I have my assumptions, I regret assuming.
Keep up the great work, and you will no doubt sustain yourself on commission alone.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Oh not a bad idea at all.
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:iconzelptheking:
zelptheking Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like a remodeled version of this: [link]
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
i suppose
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:iconzelptheking:
zelptheking Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well it has four wheels, a similar body shape, and similar arms
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
It could just be my style xD
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:iconzelptheking:
zelptheking Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
most likely
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:iconjonevangelist:
JonEvangelist Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
You make me feel bad :(
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:iconhecatonchir314:
hecatonchir314 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good concept!
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
thanks lots mate
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is the shiznet. Nothing has yet matched the traction ability of feet. And this vehicle shows just how efficient our mode of locomotion is when taken to the next level.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
mm yes, i guess? xD
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:iconzelptheking:
zelptheking Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
why isn't this classified as a mecha in your gallery
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
idk, what did I classify it as? o-o
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:iconzelptheking:
zelptheking Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you didn't put it in a folder
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
luv it! :D
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
thanks xD
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:iconspectorknight:
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Tough looking thing.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
definitely the intention, thanks xD
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:iconmiha9000:
miha9000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
k
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:iconstriderden:
StriderDen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great job! I love the concepts!
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:iconhellgatemarine:
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HELL of a job, great description too
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
thanks ^ ^
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:iconhellgatemarine:
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
np
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XRobinGoodFellowX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
interesting overall setting and proportions ! i especially like the lower section:)
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
thanks man
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:iconkeydan:
Keydan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
If you went with the final version, you might have won!
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
haha, definitely wouldn't have been a "sketch" anymore xD
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:iconsilverlion:
Silverlion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Very very nice. I think the arms/hands needs some work to make them useful while in roving mode. Otherwise fantastic piece of art...
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
yeah, you're probably right haha. Thanks tho!
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Even better!!!!
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
thanks haha
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude I totally love your "wheels on legs" design you use in a lot of your mecha. Really makes a lot of sense if you wanna go fast, not just plod along like an Imperial walker.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
haha yeah, that kind of skating motion is my fave, so I like to incorporate it in my designs
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MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not the biggest fan of the arms, otherwise i love the design. The wheel's legs are quite unique.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
yeah, they were an after thought, it had auto cannons originally, but I changed it. Thanks tho
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:iconmrjumpmanv4:
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np, it's an opinion kind of thing, i like how you have lots of bold original ideas, sometimes just some of the details are not my taste.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
haha course, its to be expected xD
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:iconarchon171:
Archon171 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
thanks ^ ^
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:iconarchon171:
Archon171 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u are welcome :)
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:iconturbulence1973:
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting concept.
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:iconmodalmechanica:
ModalMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
danke~
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