desert mecha

'Desert Lion' by Andrew March (2004)
The above 3D-scene, called ‘Desert Lion,’ was done by Andrew March in 2004 and since then sat on my HDD. Andrew used the model of the Cougar mech (which at least dates back to 2002, but you can still download it) by Pawel Czarnecki—until today a legend within the scene—, the model of the AMX-30 tank by Deespona, and nicely composed and rendered them within his own scene. Obviously the piece of art was created under the impression of the Iraq War.
    The picture immediately rung a chord within me back then, but somehow I never came around to posting it. Today I saw, via Infocult, the pictures of seven tank graveyards around the world and immediately ‘Desert Lion’ crept in front of my mental eye. The following two photographies were taken by John Out and About on 30 April 2004 in Kuwait:
 
Tank graveyard in Kuwait
Tank graveyard in Kuwait

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