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RIFTS NG V7 Hunter Mobile Gun color by ChuckWalton RIFTS NG V7 Hunter Mobile Gun color by ChuckWalton
This is one of the CLASSIC RIFTS robots that I illustrated for Rifts Northern Gun (NG1) published by Palladiumbooks. It was debuted in RIFTS NG Prototype and will be released in NG1. Had to paint this one as it is the nostalgia for Rifts giant robots that many adventurers/GMs have had some of their first RPG experiences with. There may be more added to this description later. Original pencils here:



RIFTS NG V7 HUNTER MOBILE GUN

The Hunter Mobile Gun has been one of Northern Gun’s most iconic robot vehicles for many years. It is widely selected by Robot pilots, explorers, adventurers and high tech bandits throughout North, Central and South America. It has proven itself to be easy to operate, and a dependable workhorse in the field. It is equipped with a powerful Howitzer NG-H155 rail gun hat provide a range that is nearly superior to all other rail guns, as well as the technology to discharge a double shot which increases the damage delivery to adversaries. The Hunter Mobile gun has a nice ammo payload to suffice long expenditures of his powerhouse cannon. Also part of the Hunters armament are dual mini-missile launchers that are protected in the armored forearms and are ideal for self defense and engaging with enemy troops and close encounter combat. Built into the lower torso is the NG-330 Laser cannon turret that functions as a close range deterrent and laser support with its unlimited payload.

The Hunter Mobile Gun’s humanoid build is suitable for most terrain whether it is on the plains, in the forest or slogging through swamps and marshes. The design is also adept for gathering specimens during explorations, or to set up and carry heavy equipment and if need be to physically engage with giant sized predators and rival adversaries. It is ideal for patrols, sentry positions, artillery and troop support and of course exploration.

Model Type: NG-V7

Class: Infantry Assault Robot Vehicle.

Crew: Three; One pilot, one Co-pilot and a gunner, plus four passengers, though the pilot can handle all functions if necessary.

Speed: 70 mph maximum, with an indefinite pace as the robot does not tire.
Water: Up to 15 mph walking along the bottom, maximum depth is 2,500 feet.
Flight: Not Applicable.

Height: 32 feet.
Width: 19 feet from shoulder to shoulder.
Length: 14 feet.
Weight: 34 tons.
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DhAkael Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Have to say I've always liked the NG Hunter; phallic defense system aside.
I take it that it has gotten a bit of an upgrade in the NG-1 book?
Not going to be having said book in Toronto anytime soon due to ONLY ONE STORE in all of Toronto carrying Pbooks products.
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ChaosChosenOne Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
When I played rifts my first time I fought a fully manned one. Man a pain in the ass. But the group finally killed it when I went into H-t-H with it in my Gladius destroid from ROBOTECH Strike force book. Man big mech with swords vs a big big gun. Swords win when two players do a full melee burst into the hunters back.
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BongoTauKat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I have a question that other players and myself have about Rifts robots. It seems that the chassis seem to small to support both the mechanical systems of the vehicle and the number of pilots that they indicate to be in each robot? Does anyone have any ideas or comments about this?
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for asking. I can't speak for the Robots designed previous to my arrival (i.e.: Mobile Hunter Gun), but the new designs (i.e.; Bulldog, Super Behemoth X, Wolverine, Gunwolf, etc.) all will accommodate the necessary specifications for mechanical composition as specified per unit.  I take mechanical design and functionality very serious when designing these robots or creatures, so I make sure that there is room for such stats.  

I do suppose the NG Hunter Mobile Gun could cram a pilot and co-pilot side by side in the chest cavity, with a gunner in the dome and room for (4) passengers in a back-to-back crouching hallway shaft atop of the shielded power-plant chassis and arm rotators,  that is accessible through the back. 
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BongoTauKat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
True, If Kevin and the others multiplied the dimensions by 1,2-1.5 feet, I think they would have been a lot more believable. Although since I have never completely stuck to the letter of an RPG that is what we did (and converted MDC to SDC to assuage the gripes about dying outside of armor a lot (silly PC's).
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Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to see it both in colour and it looks like your painting is evolving - texture brushes or texture layers?
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Seothen! 
I have been diving into the digital coloring realm more and enjoying many tutorials.
As to textures, both. I use whatever I can to capture the affect (s) I am seeking. XD

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BulletChamber Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Powering groinal penetrator".
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no... no... just fire, just fire....
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BulletChamber Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"switching to primary armament. Activating headbanger artillery".
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I don't play Rifts any more, but the Hunter Mobile Gun is still one of my favorite Rifts designs.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah Kevin Long did a signature move with this design that is still talked about as if it were a new introduction XD Had to do a Hunter Mobile Gun if your going to do a NG book. 
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I see you shifted the barrel over a bit. Is that covered in the fluff text or just artistic license?
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Treyos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I remember that one from the original game book.  Looks pretty awesome in colour!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You. Yeah its a classic icon for core RIFTS fans as you well know. 
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deadly dick XD
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, if you focused on it so much, you get smashed by the hand. Not sure that came out right either.
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess that's where the "cockpit" is huh? XD
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Very nicely done.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank YOU so much! 
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Silverlion Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You are welcome!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is an epic rendition of one of my favorite Rifts robots.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Doing the NG books wouldn't be complete without this classic.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to see you do an Ulti-Max one day....or a Predator power armor.
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Anastas2002 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Oh yes, the X-10A Predator!
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veangence383 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Why isn't the dick cannon bigger?
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Amalgam-Images Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its not the size of the cannon, its how you use it XD
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veangence383 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I was waiting for someone to say that :D
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Amalgam-Images Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
surprised I am the first to make that gag ;)
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Then it would get in the way 
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westcpw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was such an awesome setting, shame about the system
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azulong94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
My head is a Giant Cannon... your argument is invalid
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RoloX Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
who doesn't love penis machineguns?
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darthcooltax Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I have to say, that tank seems to be very excited.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You!

Yeah, that crotch gun has been discussed in great length among RIFTS fans, but it actually has come in handy in numerous campaigns, so... hey, but I didn't design the original, this is just my revision of it. 
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Ironhorse Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I can kind of understand the positioning, given the main guns blind spot, but it does seem a little tacky.  I prefer Triax's approach with the weapons on the calves. 
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