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Rainbow Dash's Mech by Foxi-5 Rainbow Dash's Mech by Foxi-5
Annnnd... another quickie lo-res paint. Rainbow Dash’s mech.

Luna’s Mech -> Night Wraith [link]
Lyra's Mech -> Lyrian Brawler [link]
Rainbow Dash’s Mech -> Thunderbow [link]
Derpy’s Mech -> Crossfire [link]
Big Mac’s Mech -> Hellshock [link]
Applejack’s Mech -> Chaos Maul [link]
Fluttershy's Mech -> Razorwing [link]
Pinkie Pie's Mech -> Overkill [link]
Twilight’s Mech -> Adjudicator [link]

Yes, you can repost if desired. (However it's not to be used for commercial purposes)

EDIT: Got rid of the list of mares' & filly's mechs to be done, turnaround would be 2 weeks otherwise... Got one half done already..... :)

Explanation of the image….

Yes, it’s a little known fact, that long ago, Princess Celestia, when a filly managed to find a strange, mysterious bag and tube set sitting in Star Swirl the Bearded’s lounging room. With excitement she played with the ornately decorated thing mistakenly switching it on full power. Unbeknownst to her, it was called the magical bag of suction and dimensional wonder, Star Swirl called it the ‘Saccume Cleaner’. With a hideous whirring and shrilling noise the bag and pipe set proceeded to suck her beautiful tail inside.

Screaming and wailing in panic whilst clutching a nearby table for dear life, it wasn’t until 30 seconds later that Star Swirl galloped into the room and turned it off. Much to the relief of the young and traumatized Celestia, she was safe but her tail was now lodged between this dimension and another. Possibly the demon dimension she contemplated in further distress.

In tears and sobs, Star Swirl comforted her saying that she was perfectly safe and wouldn’t have been able to fit in the suction pipe, he proceeded to tug out her now dusty and mangled tail.

That day, all had been forgotten, until now…

Applejack was showing her latest rope trick, and Princess Celestia had offered to be the participant. However, when Twilight used the controller deck to bring Rainbow Dash’s new mech to the tea party for a presentation ceremony, it bore a startlingly loud and intense jet engine noise. Unfortunately that same shrilling, tail pulling sound and sensations all clicked in Celestia’s head. With Applejack gripping the rope, the whole traumatic scenario played out once again… Celestia bolted for dear life…

And do you think Twilight is about to do a double backflip whilst Rarity is cleaned up by Applejack? You bet!

(Don’t worry, the robot’s AI will make sure it won’t squash ponies)

Edit: Changed the backdrop slightly... Equestria backdrops are painful with semi realistic stuff.... Wahah!

It's been named the Thunderbow with thanks to :iconlandmind: for helping
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Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Yep, those are jumpjets.
BlueRaptorStudio Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
rainbow needs to calm down with being awesome now cool or she may hurt someone?
Nightingale316 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That is a fuck ton of weapons...
thoughtengine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Rainbow Dash looks like Jeremy Clarkson in the Demolition Challenge there.
Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Likely a 100-tonner, given the sheer number of jet engines RD has attached to the damn thing combined with the heat sinks to make them not cook the entire mech to death., likely a LL and 2 MLs on each arm, and a UAC/5, the swiveling jets could likely be used as giant flamers
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Celestia I understand that you're experiencing a traumatic event again, but come on! Don't be scared and your mech will come in due time.

No disrespect for her highness just to clarify.
KuroNyra Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Remind me of Mechwarrior.... But in 20% cooler!
R36ULAR-6UY Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Does this mech utilize reverse joints at its knees? Is so, or not, how many other ones are? Sometimes it's hard to tell by the way they're positioned.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Reverse joint(?), I don't expect so, though your definition might be different to mine. I use a standard humanistic leg style connection for these types of robots. Hip Pivot, knee pivot (which is hidden behind a front guard). Except for the feet, they have several points of articulation. In the 3d Print models they required a different setout to be more terrain hugging. Twilight's mech uses a reverse leg joint though. I think the Battletech guys call them 'Chicken Walkers'. Like the Glaug Pod. I've got 5 base frames, the one above, reverse leg mech, turret mech, standard upright mech and the super light frame. Only the expo go-ers get to see them all currently. :)
R36ULAR-6UY Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Oh okay. That clears things up a lot. The thing that gave me the idea was on most of the pictures, the mech's knees would be positioned in such a way that sometimes it would just look like a straightened out 'chicken walker' (That cracks me up). That and how narrow some of them are.
-Obviously the exceptions I can think of are the Hellshock, Crossfire, Chaos Maul, Overkill, and Razorwing. The others were a bit hard to tell.

Thanks anyways.
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SteampunkClockwork Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
y'know I am wondering when Vinyl's going to get a mech. -S.C
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
SteampunkClockwork Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
So is that a yes or no? You can say no if you want to, it's not going to bother me in the slightest, on the contrary, I don't mind if you disagree with my post.... - S.C
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
 I started designing a Boom Truck for Vinyl, but it looked dippy... I'm so unwell right now, that when I finish work, I don't even have enough energy to stay awake....
SteampunkClockwork Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013

Oh, ok. I apologize for talking about the Vinyl mech, you and I both have the exact same problem. By all means, you can accept my request if you want to, i'm not calling you a coward if you don't. in fact, I'm having trouble drawing Vinyl herself!.... it's confusing once you start drawing her mane..... So just to show, you and I both have the same problem. -S.C

R36ULAR-6UY Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
100th comment! :P
COMMANDER9 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
"Repressed memories Ho!"

-Sir Hammerlock quote reference from Borderlands 2.
PilotSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:iconpilotsolaris::iconsaysplz: Partially based on the TX-86 "Cloudchaser"-class Support Battle Walker, the TX-235 "Thunderbow"-class Support Battle Walker is primarily designed to both provide artillery support and be used as an antiaircraft unit due to its abilities to both achieve sustained flight for up to 90 minutes and also walk on any form of cloud, natural or artificial. It saw extensive action in both the Crystal War and the Second Changeling War, and its pilots stand as the most skilled in the military. It and its "sister" Battle Walker, the TX-241 "Crossfire"-class Multipurpose Battle Walker, were the only Battle Walkers able to fight the Sombratic Empire's CV-99 "Subjugator"-class Arial Assault Mecha on even terms (all other Battle Walkers, including the TX-189 "Lyrian Brawler"-class Antimecha Battle Walker, had to disable the "Subjugator"'s engines or keep it flying until it was forced to land). Its arsenal includes 1 arm-mounted 5mm Chaingun, 2 arm-mounted Dual Missile Launchers, 2 arm-mounted Light Railcannons, 4 shoulder-mounted Artillery Missile Launchers, and 2 standard cockpit-mounted antipersonnel Machine Guns.
CharlestheComicArtis Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Friendship gonna fuck you up
SteampunkClockwork Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013

Fine then, let me get my J-4K0B v1.18 Mech, and then we'll talk!



SteampunkClockwork Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I- I- I'm going to need a bigger mech.... -S.C
ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
whats with the ponies?
Coldstone12 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Hmm. Here I had to use Partial Wings to make an incredible maneuvrable Medium Mech at 55 Tons. But I would suggest a LAM for Rainbow. Would fit her quite well. ^^
cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
when's celestia gonna get a mech
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Soon, though I have to draw ponies and scene for it yet.... It's huge...
cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
is gonna show up lunas mech and the other ponies to cause shes had to put up with so much
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Yep. But then there's Nightmare's Moon's as well... It's in a similar category... HUGE!!!
cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
mobile armor huge or sdf-1 huge
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Celestia's Aircraft is nearly as big as the Daedalus from Robotech. Her Mech is a standard frame base, but using up all the space on it.
cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
& nightmare same or different
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Same base.
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DalekRimmer Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Looks similiar to Jetpowered Optimus Prime from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen but still awesome!
MettalicRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO SWEET AND AWESOME! :iconrdsoawesomeplz:
Rainbowfallout Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It seems like it has a jet form to it.
IceCream954 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I laughed so hard at Celestia's face!
lunakilla98 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
titan and ponies every where
Krieger559 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Looks fast (of course), not heavily armed though. Perhaps a skirmisher type?
TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
it appears that not only is RDs mech the fastest mech that flies it also looks like its the largest! RD approves for sure no doubt!
masterchief2000 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
lol celestia, what a coward!
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Nah, she's no coward... :) Just re-living a traumatic episode...
masterchief2000 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
ah i see, even big brave princesses can turn into jibbering wrecks lol XD
deltasworder1x Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
I barely noticed it but there's actually a place to store the right arm cannon on the units right upper thigh. I was wondering what those finger shaped parts were lol
The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Where did you get this idea from, if I may ask? Is it from Armored Core?
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Design style is similar to Robotech-ish things. I haven't played Armoured Core for eons. 1 & 2.... Ancient stuff!
The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I played 4 and 5. Pretty good ones I'd say.
Coun7Roland Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Yep, that does look pretty fast...
JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
The heavy firepower makes it 20% more awesome.
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Further annoyance from me:

BattleMech Technical Readout

Type/Model: Thunderbow
Tech: Clan / 3071
Config: Biped BattleMech
Rules: Level 2, Standard design

Mass: 55 tons
Chassis: Ponitech GHT Endo Steel
Power Plant: 330 GM XL Fusion
Walking Speed: 64.8 km/h
Maximum Speed: 97.2 km/h
Jump Jets: 6 Lexington Lifters Special Standard Jump Jets
Jump Capacity: 180 meters
Armor Type: Ferro-Fibrous Ferro-Fibrous
1 Ultra AC/5
2 Chi Series Small Pulse Lasers
2 Lamda Medium Pulse Lasers
2 LRM 5s
2 Streak SRM 2s
Manufacturer: Equestrian Royal Armories
Location: Fillydelphia, Equestria
Communications System: EVA Datacomm Mk 16A
Targeting & Tracking System: RD-323

Given the propensity towards heavy and assault 'mechs in the ERA, a new
medium-class design for scouting, raiding, and cavalry duty was commissioned.
Named the "Thunderbow", it stands to provide the sort of performance demanded
of such designs.

The Thunderbow was created for speed and precision, both of which it
achieves with flair. Loosely based on an old Shadow Hawk chassis, the design
takes several cues from that venerable 'Mech with an autocannon main weapon
backed up by several small missile systems and laser arrays. Meanwhile six
Lexington Lifter Special jump jets give it a jump radius of 180 meters, while
on the ground the Thunderbow can reach speeds of over 97 km/h.

==Notable 'Mechs & MechWarriors:==
Rainbow Dash and "Tank II: The Awesoming"

One of the newer members of the ERA's RCDF, Rainbow Dash is somewhat of an
anomaly even for the unusual ponies of the mirror world. An avowed meat eater
(albeit of human-world livestock; she becomes sick at the mention of consuming
sapients), her aggressiveness and fierce determination mark her as the typical
arrogant personality that excells in the cockpit of a 'Mech or aerospace
fighter. Indeed, she is actually pursuing cross-training in the newly-formed
Equestrian Star Navy with Sabre-class fightercraft.

Type/Model: Thunderbow
Mass: 55 tons

Equipment: Crits Mass
Int. Struct.: 91 pts Endo Steel 7 3.00
(Endo Steel Loc: 1 HD, 1 LA, 1 RA, 2 LT, 2 RT)
Engine: 330 XL Fusion 10 12.50
Walking MP: 6
Running MP: 9
Jumping MP: 6
Heat Sinks: 10 Double [20] 0 .00
Gyro: 4 4.00
Cockpit, Life Supt., Sensors: 5 3.00
Actuators: L: Sh+UA+LA+H R: Sh+UA+LA+H 16 .00
Armor Factor: 163 pts Ferro-Fibrous 7 8.50
(Armor Crit Loc: 2 LA, 2 RA, 1 LT, 1 RT, 1 CT)

Internal Armor
Structure Value
Head: 3 9
Center Torso: 18 25
Center Torso (Rear): 9
L/R Side Torso: 13 19/19
L/R Side Torso (Rear): 5/5
L/R Arm: 9 16/16
L/R Leg: 13 20/20

Weapons and Equipment Loc Heat Ammo Crits Mass
1 Ultra AC/5 RA 1 40 5 9.00
(Ammo Locations: 2 RT)
1 Small Pulse Laser RA 2 1 1.00
2 Medium Pulse Lasers LA 8 2 4.00
1 Small Pulse Laser LA 2 1 1.00
1 LRM 5 RT 2 24 2 2.00
(Ammo Locations: 1 LT)
1 LRM 5 LT 2 1 1.00
1 Streak SRM 2 LL 2 50 2 2.00
(Ammo Locations: 1 CT)
1 Streak SRM 2 RL 2 1 1.00
6 Standard Jump Jets: 6 3.00
(Jump Jet Loc: 2 LT, 2 RT, 1 LL, 1 RL)
TOTALS: 22 70 55.00
Crits & Tons Left: 8 .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 12,371,790 C-Bills
Battle Value 2: 1,962 (old BV = 1,833)
Cost per BV2: 6,305.7
Weapon Value: 1,699 / 1,624 (Ratio = .87 / .83)
Damage Factors: SRDmg = 35; MRDmg = 20; LRDmg = 6
BattleForce2: MP: 6J, Armor/Structure: 4/3
Damage PB/M/L: 5/4/1, Overheat: 0
Class: MM; Point Value: 20
CommanderEX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I hardly get what you just said here, but I wonder.

This mech is 55 tons heavy ( heavy tank weight is 70 tons and yet it is smaller target ), I will never get it why mechs and super robots are superiour to tanks in everyway in every anime.
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