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#1 jtrowell

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:52 AM

From the newsletter/blog, we finally get a picture of the final version of the Behemot, I like it much more that the initial concept art :

(well, except maybe for the slightly too high tech look, but I think it's mainly due to the paint job, something like bronze and wood painting should look more Fantasy)

 

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#2 Dubren

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:04 PM

oh my god, that looks cool.

I honestly expected that it would be a tank or something but this is much better.

(I see where you are coming from with the 'too high tech' look Jtrowell, but if you think about it, this thing shoots fire you probably don't want wood anywhere near this thing.)



#3 Killer Angel

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

I'm not sure I like the aesthetic, but at least is something new.

If i were into KoW, I would certainly take it!



#4 jtrowell

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:12 PM

There are new pictures (thanks to the french mantic forum)

 

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#5 Prince Ulfar

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

Ooooh, yes I like this. A different, more weathered or beaten-up look, with more bronze, I think would reduced the Sci-fi look enough. Any idea of when I can spend my hard earned cash on it?



#6 jtrowell

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:16 PM

It's not available yet but yould be soon, check Mantic webstore



#7 Prince Ulfar

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:15 PM

Will do.

#8 Helblindi

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:23 AM

I don't like it. Its pose is just ridiculous. No creature weighing more than just a few kilograms would stand with all joints bent for long, it just consumes energy the whole time. And this model is not exactly in a dynamic pose, so it should instead stand up straight. And even then it looks more like a power ranger toy...



#9 sgreg308

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:03 AM

That is...absurd. The dwarfs look cool tho.

Edited by sgreg308, 17 October 2017 - 01:55 PM.


#10 Dubren

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

That is...absurd. The dwarfs look cool tho.

How is it any less absurd then dwarf zeplins covered in metal, that are  powered by magical air-gold?



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:23 PM

That is...absurd. The dwarfs look cool tho.

How is it any less absurd then dwarf zeplins covered in metal, that are powered by magical air-gold?
Well, oddly, the zeppelins somehow are able to make more sense in just about everyway than this thing and those zeppelins look like models where this looks like a childrens toy. But yea, this just doesnt look right at all for a variety of reasons.

Like, zeppelins actually existed and attaching a literal ship to the bottom of the zeppelin part isnt inconceivable. But, this ram thing, why? It seems more reasonable to build a mobile artillery platform, with impact capabilities, which im assuming is the goal of this thing, by creating a steam tank type mechanism with the front end shaped sort of like this rams head rather than this awkward physics challenged body with an armor skirt hanging off it. Hell, a model like that couldve easily doubled as a KoW/9th/8th/aos model and proxied as a steam tank resulting in more sales.

Alternatively, a giant ram (like a statue that actually attempted to look like a real ram) brought to life with say, runic magic (runes etched into its sides glowing brilliantly) or some such thing, sort of like a golem, couldve acheived the monstrous aspect a little more sensibly in my opinion. I dunno this is just wonky.

Edited by sgreg308, 17 October 2017 - 06:36 PM.


#12 Dubren

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

Well firstly, the terrain the dwarves live in, tanktreads don't do so well in mountaines areas.

 

Secondly, instead of going for a tank they went for the warelephant idea, but better by creating something that does not get scared while stil scaring the life out of you enemies.

Instead of making a steamtank, they went for something we did not expect and did not see often and i doing so made the Steel Behemoth their own thing instead of something predictable.

 

Thirdly while dwarves  do have runes in KOW they do not seem to posses the skill to bring lifeless constructs to life, only the Abyssal dwarves posses this skill, so it stands to reason that some very dodgy magic needs to be used for this to happen.

 

 



#13 sgreg308

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:40 AM

Yea I dunno man. This thing just doesnt fit right to me. I get the attempt to acheive a big center piece but I just really dont like the execution.

Edited by sgreg308, 18 October 2017 - 03:55 PM.


#14 Dubren

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:58 PM

Well to each their own, that makes the world more interesting.






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