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BK-47A Bulava by Norsehound BK-47A Bulava by Norsehound
While NaNo is ongoing, it doesn't involve any mecha battles or appearances by any Axel designs (yet). Still, it hasn't stopped me from fleshing out this time period of Axel history...

Still in a deadlock with the moon, the UEPC sought every opportunity to gain supremacy over their wayward colonies to gain access to the moon's resources. This had the unforeseen consequence of many weird and exotic projects actually getting funding and reaching production status. One of these anomalies was the BK-47.

The UEPC's Mobile Armaments division managed to get their hands on legendary Axel designer Nikolov Stanislaw. Retired from designing Axels out of disgust, he was a shrew negotiator and agreed to design a machine only if the UEPC promised to allow him to return to his home country and remain undisturbed for the rest of his life. The UEPC agreed- any reason to give Nikolov doubts would result in a bad egg of a design. Given Nikolov's previous engineering feats in Axel design (Such as the TKR-99 for Japan... appropriately code-named "Godzilla" by neighboring countries) the UEPC hoped to receive the best machine possible out of the man, yet remain within production-capable limitations.

The resultant BK-47 adheres to Nikolov's own production codes, and implemented a variety of experimental and new technologies in a single frame. Many of these were metallurgical breakthroughs and construction techniques. One of the foci of these new methods was the Weaved Mace- which was constructed with a weave of strengthened metal around a solid core of Osmiridium. While heavy, the interlocking bones of the arms allowed the Bulava to swing the mace with enough force to knock the torso clean off of a target KR-14 during one of the early tests.

The design was impressive, formidable, and best of all... capable of Mass Production. Displayed here is the limited production A model, for while the BK-47's original specifications were appropriate, it was felt more could be done with the design. The eventual product of further development was the abominable B model.

As promised, Nikolov Stanislaw was allowed to return to Siberia. He was found to have died months later at the age of 173 in his sleep. His Machine is his final legacy, though whether it will take the UEPC back to the moon or not, remains to be seen.
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eastxander Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
BK-47 that's one letter off from AK-47 i have to admit i see similarities.
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! Pretty intense mecha!
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Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
How cute. And it has it's own little Bulava too. :D
Also, what does UEPC stand for?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
United Earth Peace Corps.
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Keydan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Thanks.
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Talros Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
How big is a BK-47A Bulava ? 30 meters high ?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I never worked out a real scale for these things (since I don't draw a pilot for scale as much anymore...). I imagined them being taller than power armors, but at their largest they're not even half as tall as a typical Zaku from Gundam.
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vijil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
You really do draw a buttload of mecha these days. I haven't done any in a while. I feel a mech coming on.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
the final project of my 3D modeling class is to make a character.

It's only a matter of which design I ultimately choose.

Then, if I'm lucky, maybe I can port it to UT2004...
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technoscream Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"This had the unforeseen consequence of many weird and exotic projects actually getting funding and reaching production status. One of these anomalies was the BK-47."

Love that concept, crazy creations GO!

Like the design, the feet look pretty sturdy on this one which is great. I'll take one with dual maces please :D
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