HCR MINI-Challenge #45 : Iconic Moments in Gaming Ages - MechWarrior


Hey CG Society, I am new to this but I have always watched the modeling challenges.

The game I am picking is MechWarrior. This game was HUGE in the 90’s.


MechWarrior was the first video game released in the BattleTech game series and according to BattleTech.com, there were many types of eras such as:

Star League (2005-2780)
Succesion Wars (2781-3049)
Clan Invasion (3050-3061)
Civil War (3062-3067)
Jihad (3068 - 3080)
Dark Age (3081+)

The story is about a mechwarrior that went by the name of Gideon Braver Vandenburg. His family was murdered and a chalice that proves heir to the thrown of his planet, Ander’s Moon, has been stolen.

The goal of the game is to develop a force of mechwarriors and battlemechs and take revenge.

Edit: accidentally hit enter to submit.

The Fifth Horseman. “Mechwarrior.” Abandonia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 July 2015.

You can read more on these pages…


Researching into some of the Battlemechs in MechWarrior 2, I found a list of these guys:

Here are some ingame reference, and mech warrior references I have collected.

At this point, I think I have enough research to start some ideas for day 2.


I think my focus is going to be on modeling Mad Cat and Mad Dog.

I spent a little more time looking at the anatomy of these things and found some great reference.

I am venturing on an idea of making a title/environment with the mechwarrior logo. I put together a concept and figured I would come back to it once I am finished modeling.

And with that, project is set and I am ready to start modeling. :arteest:


Best luck! Love Mechas!


Good choice. Can’t wait to see your progress.


Thanks guys!

I spent an hour or so getting the foot pad modeled and already I think my edges are a little too sharp after smoothing… so I will probably go in and fix that tomorrow.


With my job and everything going on, I only had about 30 mins of free time to work on this. Here is the current progress on the leg, I am adding panels and a few extra things,

I also made the edges on the foot less sharp. More progress tomorrow hopefully :slight_smile:


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