The “West” has been influenced by anime for years when it comes to Mecha – Just a gander at how Battletech took Macross (Robotech) designs and created a fully unique, militaristic setting for them to live in. In this post, we explore some of the mech designs shared here in Artlords by artists all around the world.
The ‘Titanfall’ design philosophy is to make the Mechs a “giant soldier”, with its own guns and concepts. “Armoured Infantry” being piloted by super pilots themselves.
The “Weird War” tank with legs is a design that keeps cropping up in western designs, with entire game universes orbiting around that concept.
The “Missile Boat with legs” look was popularized by Battletech, yet it still lives in the mind of artists across the globe.
Clearly inspired by Transformers, Yacine creation has an exaggerated, cartoony proportions.
Big, heavy, industrial and badass. Western Mech done right.
An intense battle between two hunks of scrap metal!
The “walking turret” look – A testament to the function over form the western design school of mech often embodies.
And there’s the weird, the cartoony, the funny.