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Iron Rotor concepts by BenBates Iron Rotor concepts by BenBates
Looking through all this old Sonic stuff I discovered these. The Iron Rotor suit was the first concept work I did for Archie. 
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Hero-Jaxx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Love the concepts. what made you think of these to begin with?
Yarcaz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome. There wouldn't happen to be shard the metal sonic concepts would there?
BenBates Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional
I don't know. I don't even know who designed Shard. I have almost no interaction with any of the other Archie freelancers. I about as isolated from the group as you can get.
Yarcaz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh. It is ok. I was just wondering b/c i am one of those fans that became a permanent fan and started to follow archie comics a LOT more often after seeing shard the metal (or mecha) sonic. And as such I have been scourging for 3D models or try to make one of Shard in 3D but that has ended with no results or failure multiple times. After seeing your work on sally and mecha sally and iron rotor (big fan of your work btw :D) I thought you might have concepts of shard that might help me out making a 3D model of him. In terms of concepts what I had hoped for was either drafts of his design, or more hopefully reference points of his character from the front, the back, either sides, the bottom, and the top. But this was too much to hope for.

Well anyway I appreciate for you to respond to my comment. Though it would be amazing if you could come up with sketches of shard :D.

*Lastly* on bumbleking a while back I tried to register (with username Yarcaz) but I can't find the e-mail for registration what can I do (if you know)

Anyway have a great day (or night)!
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AhO4464 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Heh, Rote, never stop being the awesome walrus you are!
ShoStyle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss Big Rotor.
FrozenFirebug Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
rotor skipped leg day
pengie9290 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
These designs are awesome! Too bad he doesn't need the suit anymore, now that he's awesome enough without it! ...Maybe he'll find a need where even his current awesomeness isn't enough for whatever reason, so he needs to add the awesomeness of the suit to the awesomeness he already has...?

(...Okay, exactly how many times did I just say "awesome"...? (Don't answer. Please, don't answer...))
lunais20percentcool Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Your know, this could work. If Rotor used the nanites in the suit to morph into other designs like these. Like for defensive purposes 
BenBates Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional
Hey that's actually a really good idea! Too bad, I don't think its necessary for him to have a fancy suit anymore so its a missed opportunity...
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