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Taurus Exploration Vehicle by Artraccoon Taurus Exploration Vehicle by Artraccoon
The large Taurus Exploration Vehicle is used to explore new worlds and provides transport and accommodations. A kind of "RV From Hell".
The turret has twin laser cannons.

This is another design for the "Stellar Horizons" RPgame's forthcoming vehicle guide.
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AwkwardStranger Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mass Effect inspired?
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Again, nice coloring, cool design. Simple yet forceful.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Cool design dude it looks kinda like the Krogan transport truck in Mass Effect
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Katamariguy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Half the Tomkah and half the Mako.
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Pretty
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
RV from Hell...I like that.
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice design !
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NovaRegul Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Mass Effect "Mako M35" detected
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djomally Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
looks very much like the mako from Mass Effect.
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great vehicle design. I love the nose overhang.
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Streaked-Silver Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where as it has a good offense for long range i see this vehicular being very vulnerable for up close fighting with out infantry support, the lack of visible fire ports or side, front, rear offensives seems to make it so that if it was caught into Urban combat and the opposing got close, other then that.. looks like a re-purposed 7ton truck ..not that thats a bad thing, the 7ton is a bad ass vehicle that can pull nearly anything and everything through any sort of terrain.. but it seems a bit.. vulnerable to not have smaller escorts..
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Well, it's an exploration vehicle not a military vehicle( there is a military version),so the weapons it has are for defense only.
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Very nice design. Speaking from a story concept basis, what kind of threat requires the top turret?
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
The threat element come from many sources...other nations( Earth in this setting isn't unified), hostile aliens( especially the insectoid "Hydrax"), pirates & assorted space scum, and dangerious lifeforms.
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Ah. Good to hear that you've thought this through, with some back story.
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Glitterboy2098 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks alot like the Command and Conquer Tiberian Sun GDI APC...and the Gall force Earth Saga Human resistance APC.
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GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
you know that looks like its from mass effect.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Swept forward truck cabs aren't unique to "Mass Effect". There are plenty of real world examples...old Soviet era MAZ trucks, certain Mack Trucks, construction vehicles, and airport fire trucks. I got my idea from MAZ trucks and Syd Mead designs( the same fellow the "Mass Effect" artists nicked lots ideas from)and a love of big vehicles.

One thing I sort did rip off was the Taurus' airlock doors...from Space 1999's Eagle( rescue pod version).
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GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
kk dude all i was saying was that it kind of looks like the macko thats all.
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Artraccoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I'm not really ticked off.
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice vehicle design.
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falcon01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Wicked!
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