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Mighty Orbots G -  Bort by Shin-Ian Mighty Orbots G -  Bort by Shin-Ian
Sorry for the delay! I've had a combination of artist's block and a deluge of work, which has made getting to the last two Orbots very very difficult. Bo is still not done, and she's proven to be quite elusive. Hopefully this breakthrough I've had will last a bit longer and I'll be able to get her on the page too.

Anyway, back to Bort. Again, a mostly comical character in the original series, Bort was cursed with indecisiveness and self-doubt. His ability to transform into almost anything certainly made him the Deus Ex Machina of many an episode, but (kind of like Crunch) he never seemed to garner much respect. My take on Bort still makes his 'quick change circuits' the highlight of his powers, but here you see them applied to more...militaristic enhancements. A Swiss Army Knife, Bort should be able to change into whatever weapon best suits the situation at hand, though in terms of personality, I'd love to maintain his scatterbrained approach and indecisiveness. On his own, I imagine he would take a shotgun approach to a problem, rapidly switching into multiple forms/weapons rather than immediately jumping to the most effective.
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   General Artist
Bort looks pretty awesome in your style!
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you! I really liked Bort. He was so bumbling in the original, but he got stuff done. My incarnation is a little more capable, but still indecisive, as in, can't decide if he's going to shoot you or slash you to death. XD
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   General Artist
You're very welcome! I remember how Bort was kind of the nerdy type character. Not exactly a genious, but someone who tries very hard to be someone. In my point of view, Bort was actually quite compitent despite his indecisive nature. He's probably not all muscle like Tor, but he's still cool in my book.
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Tecmopery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Love the double barreled cannon ^^d
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I had a lot of concept gadgets for Bort. One iteration had his arm turn into a chainsaw, multiple arms, whatever. He's easily the most open to random tech adaptions, which makes drawing him fun and a little challenging at the same time.
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Tecmopery Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Whoa, you really have thought seriously about Orbots redesign Dude. Can't wait to see them ^^d
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NightmareHero Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Wonderful, very nice.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Much obliged. He'll be fun to draw more of, all those gadgets mean limitless possibilities. :)
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
any sword weilders.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
I've thought about that; I think Boo should be able to use some kind of energy blade like J-der's Plasma Swords from GaoGaiGar. It would fit into her light-spectrum manipulation abilities.
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
try going farther. like creating your own orbots along the originals.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Oh, that's definitely happening. Something I was unsatisfied with in the original series was how there weren't any other mecha really besides Mighty Orbots. I imagine in this series to have several others, each acting as a throwback to the stuff I grew up on. So expect to see a Tetsujin/Mazinger Z reference, a Getter Robo stand-in, and others. :) This is like my love letter to the super robot shows I know and adore.
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Sper3 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so does that mean we'll be seeing ones with a sword or blasters.
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I'm planning to do a group action shot, so wait for that, it'll showcase some more of their weaponry.
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ironscythe Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
He seems a bit too buff, if you ask me, but then again it makes sense considering he has to match Crunch in leg form...maybe he could be taller?
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Yeah, I thought the same thing after I had time to step away from this piece. He is a lot lankier than Crunch in a lot of his portrayals, though whenever they do the transformation scene he's always a lot (and I mean kind of shockingly so) stockier than he's ever otherwise shown. I could maybe try unpacking him a little and making the extra bulk additional weapons or something.
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Axonn5 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Nice!! He looks freaken awesome man! Great work, Keep up thee paste! }: )
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Haha thanks, I worry that maybe he's a little too aggressive looking there. Bort is supposed to be kind of scatterbrained and uncertain. He just looks like he wants to wreck something here...though I guess you could argue, he can't quite decide if he's cutting it to pieces or blowing it apart. :D
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Axonn5 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Yea I'm not sure bout that also. HAHAHA XD
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SWEET! Love it!
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Thanks, now if only I could get Bo to look right, I'd have the set.
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keep trying, I'm sure you'll get it right sooner or later. Then you have to put them in a grouping so we can see all five of them together. :D
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I know I want to do a group pic. I also have to finish the redesign of Rob's Omnisuit, the Beam Car and Ohno. Those three will probably be one pic. So in theory, I have:

Bo solo
Group pic
Rob, Ohno and Beam Car
Mighty Orbots combined

left to do. No problem, right?
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol So get to drawing! :D
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