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Hey Everyone,
I recently completed illustrations for (2) new Splicers O.C.C.s (Metamorph & Swarmlord) in the latest Rifter#51 published by Palladiumbooks. This issue can be purchased directly through Palladiumbooks, if your intereted in reading and learning more about these designs:

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Splicers Guru, Chris ‘Slappy” Kluge & I developed this concept together and it was a ton of fun seeing this concept come to life. The Metamorph is one of the illustrations where I did illustrations for its 15 various forms. I will upload and showcase (5) of the 15 forms as I don’t want to give away everything.

The experimental Biotic variation known as the Metamorph is an attempt to augment human beings with the awesome power of Bio-Technology without forcing them to permanently surrender their humanity. The idea was that the subject would retain his human/her form and physiology when interacting with civilians back at home, but before entering the field, they would be able to quickly transform their body into a powerful Bio-Tech war machine. Metamorphs can assume various forms, some are larger than their human forms, some are smaller. Watching a Metamorph transform into a larger form is somewhat disgusting, but witnessing one transform into a smaller creature is truly horrifying.

Predator Form: This close combat form is a heavily armored bipedal monstrosity that specializes in hand-to-hand combat. The form is carnivorous with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth and wicked taloned claws instead of hands. This form cannot use handheld weapons, but that is not really what it was designed for anyway. It is powerfully built to allow it to deliver devastating blows and it is fast and agile which makes it difficult to hit. This form is also known as the predator form because it is not only a fierce close quarter’s combatant, but it is also a natural hunter. The form possesses instinctive skills that give the Metamorph expertise in climbing, tracking, and stealth (if the character already possesses these skills then add half the form’s amount to the character’s base skill). These skills help the Metamorph close in on its prey quickly and safely before delivering the coup de grace killing blow.

I can only imagine what bio-enhancements will be added to this form. Talk about Guyver X Godzilla hybrid, this is it!!!! Thats what I was goingf or when I was illustrating this Predator form.
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Fastmax Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Wicked!! That's all I can say at the moment.
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00paincakes00 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
pppphhhhhhaaaaaaaaa..... that is cool. if i fav it, can you promise it won't kill me?
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olafanderson Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
What is the creepy thing in its chest?
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kekegreene Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
wow
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ogrebear Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much detail!
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MenteEterea Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I´m speechless right now
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ReielSC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
It's awesome. Trying to praise this design with some words can only cheapen it.

Love it!
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You! You have such a way with words.
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lolzinator42 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
"SPLICERS! Give em the combo! Zap 'em, then whack 'em! Remember, the one-two punch! The one-two punch!" - Atlas

In all sincerity, though, This is one hell of of a mean design. Excellent work.
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spiderwasp Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
That thing looks cool as heck.
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, and I mentioned "Guyver" earlier, your work has that design vibe, but you take it further! love it man. :D
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anw-rev Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
SO COOL!
Do you know where can I find a free version of Splicers sourcebook?
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DarksteelWimbat Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
OMG! Too fucking awesome! That's freaking nice! Those insect/organic details are soooo nice! Really inspiring!

[Got Fav]!

Props to you!
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AkagiGryphon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
RIGHTEOUS!
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mattermore Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Somebody ordered the Special! (Spaceballs Reference) - Hey man, just had to comment and say I really like this one. This is what a predator/ hunter should be - he looks like a shark, crocodile, t-rex, raptor, cheeta,...take all your classic man-eatting carnavors blend them together and still fall short of this cause this is a step above. Bloody Brilliant!
I'm wondering about biology he can't have two mouths like a hydra right? The upper jaw is more like a pincer/mandable right? He locks them in place - rips them open and plunges in with his hidden maul the spiked tendril thing - that's what I'm guessing...but I'm only guessing. Wicked way to get at the pilot of the bio-armor if so.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You have been reading my mind again haven't you. When Slappy told me to go balls out on the design for this form,I thought of a true predator. Most natural predators have a special method of dispatching prey and quarry(suffocation, nape bite, constriction ,venom, drowning, ripping it apart alive, etc.
) and I figured so should this form. I saw this form as a Nightmare for Host Armors to grapple with or to be hunted down by. Just imagine the chest maw closing in on a pinned Host Armor... ooooh the horror when you see & feel that maw burrowing and chewing into your chest cavity, or better yet if it stalked & ambushed you and you felt the bites in your neck from the head maw and then your spine from the chest maw... ewwww.
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mattermore Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
You may be just a little demented, but in a good way! heh
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GeoKorf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
serious business really
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
well Thank You!
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GeoKorf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh shit man this is worthsee.
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Bionic-Kitty Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome detail! i sure would NOT want to get in a fight with him...that mouth worm popping out of his chest might nom my face off before i could even think about pulling out a gun! :fear:
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah its certainly desigened for the intense combat & hunting moments!
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TGping Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great influences, guyver/godzilla seem to work well together.
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ChuckWalton Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx! Yeah the G & G formula can't fail, XD!

Does raise interesting questions though:

1.) Does the Chest maw breathe an omega cannon weapon?

2.) Should both maws spew a breath weapon?

3.) Does the back spines light up when firing the breathe weapon?

4.) Does it roar like Gojira?

hmmmm.....
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unsonique Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Freakin awesome concepts that I prefer a lot.
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TGping Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, when the spines glow, they should shoot out steam during or afterwards :D The best of both worlds!

As for energy weapons, it doesn't necessarily need them. Maybe the teeth or claws can heat up/vibrate. the guyvers blades vibrate at a super-high frequency if I recall correctly.

So much to explore!
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unsonique Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
the idea of shooting out steam is cool.
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unsonique Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Extra weapons such as cannons work a lot to offset the disadvantages of distant defense, I guess.
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flunker92 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
absolutely my favourite. luv those details on the legs.
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redbeardcreator Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Another wow! :D
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