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Big Five Part 5 by CrazyAsian1 Big Five Part 5 by CrazyAsian1
Panthera Pardus - Leopard

The role of the Leopard consists of stealth, light recon, and as a force multiplier. Leopards are very lightly armored consisting mostly of exposed artificial muscles and the canvas covering them. Their greatest asset is the active camouflage system. The spots on the Leopard are evenly spaced and staggered with one full spot and a ring. Through visually sampling its surroundings the rosettes adjust their color to match. The information is passed on to the next rosette over which blends with the others. Perfect invisibility still has yet to be achieved, but when working in the bush the Leopards ability to blend has proven to be incredibly useful. (See chroma sub-sampling, thermo-optic camo from GITS, and active camo from MGS4)

Hunting and tracking behavior is more or less the same as it's real life counterpart. In most cases Leopards are deployed as solitary units consisting of the Leopard and ranger to provide tactical support to the other animal squads in the area. Perching and ambushing from tree's is a popular tactic. Since it is lightly armored Leopard models can move quickly and quietly, able to maneuver and reposition with ease without giving away it's location. The paws are padded to help lower noise signature. Like the Lions, the claws and teeth are made of tungsten carbide and are retractable. The eye covers provide different viewing spectrum's and wide angle fields of vision. The daytime operations model has the tan/white covering while the night version resembles a Black Panther with deep blue/black coverings.

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Wooo hooo! Done with the Big Five.... or am I. Will update you guys soon with more info.

Thanks so much for sticking around and watching my work progress. Your support has meant a lot to me. I've read all your comments and tried to respond to all of them. Your feedback has been invaluable and knowing that I'm doing something you guys can appreciate has helped push this series along. Stay tuned for updates about this project and where I, hopefully, can take it.

Thanks again
Rob
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Abbsolutly stunning
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AdrianBirkeland Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The pallet has a real frazetta feel to it :)
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cody8808 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering if I could use your concept w/ the Big Five, the animal drones, and the idea of wildlife rangers using the animal drones to takedown poachers and other criminals for a video game project that I'm designing- the project ISN'T an actual game in development... yet.

When I read the concept of the art, I thought it was a great idea for a video game and the cause that you are doing this for is just (I also believe that our wildlife needs all the protection it can get), but I wanted to get your permission first before really going w/ the idea. I don't want to be one of those guys, you know?
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gizmo16x Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Really amazing work, and that gun has a GIANT magazine. I wouldn't like to be on the wrong side of either of those.
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ShelbieMustangGT Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE IT!!!!!
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Comixwiz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
The concepts are really amazing! Sadly, many of us Africans barely even care about the endangering of these species. Really hoping for a change with the introduction of these mecha into the wild! :D
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous
One of the best
awsmmm
loved it
Loved the colours
AMUSING WORK
WONDERFUL
BEAUTYFULL
Thanxx for sharing with us
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PushyaStar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Nice work. I like your idea)
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MotorstormLegend Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Is the sniper supposed to look like an elf?
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Raidoren Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you use? 
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