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Elephant (Command Variant) by Tekka-Croe Elephant (Command Variant) by Tekka-Croe
Dear 343 Industries:

Pretty please?

A redesign of the Elephant heavy recovery vehicle, from Halo 3. I've always felt that the way the Elephant was presented in Halo 3, having a relatively low poly-count and only present in a single level, made it seem like almost an afterthought. I've just tried to give it a lovingly detailed makeover, as one of my favorite underrated Halo designs. This is a command variant, with an enclosed bay, and the cranes have been removed. It's also got a pair of remote-controlled chaingun turrets, manned from the interior cabin.

This is a design for the Halo story that I've been putting together.

Halo (c) Microsoft, 343i
Redesign, artwork (c) :icontekka-croe:

I'm pretty sure the old version of the UNSC emblem (seen here) still belongs to Bungie.
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:iconmattking16:
mattking16 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
great work
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:iconalpha1ance:
Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
"Underrated" cannot be said enough for the Elephant! It was a huge, nigh-indestructable, drivable base for crying outloud! It had so much potential and I wanted it back so bad
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daefaron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Awesome. So the back is more like the Oliphant (Civilian variant, ODST) then the halo 3 one? Nice.
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237-IndefiniteTruth Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
That Spartan... He's perfect. I love him/her, the size... Jinkies Scoobs. La la la la 
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:iconacebird1234:
acebird1234 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool elephant.Nicely done on it as well.
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I love these Elephants dude
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:iconbiomutt70:
BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
that is one amazing design
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:iconodstmarine212:
ODSTmarine212 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yes please
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:iconscarecrowking:
ScarecrowKing Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Yeah... I have fond memories of this guy, a 16 player capture the flag match, 25 flags to win, and a total match time of about 3 minutes.
I obviously had the clarity of mind to forgo stealing the flag in favor of stealing the whole base. You can imagine the chatter as the enemy base came heading straight towards our teams base. A few guys even opened fire in the confusion. XD
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:iconwisky-08:
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Epic got any more?
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist
The marine is all like" do you like my ride, spartan?"

awesome redesign sir.
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:iconworgen:
Worgen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You, sir, are a God among Halo fans. Have I mentioned that? Maybe I haven't. But you are!
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:iconcount-vilanova:
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cant wait to see this story!
Your design seems very well detailed and more fortified.
Sigh... I miss the elephant. I loved it in multiplayer.
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:iconobsidiangrey:
ObsidianGrey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked the elephant, especially in Halo 3 Odst
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:icon0god02:
0god02 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nice Elephant.
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:iconnocte-vagus:
Nocte-Vagus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting design Croe.
I'd certainly love to see the Elephant remade.
Sadly I think the Mamoth is going to be it's replacement.
Of course one can still dream right?
Look forward to seeing what else you have in store.
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:iconlukeran:
Lukeran Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
343 Should redesign this...or better yet...make it so that we can fly a Pelican!
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Like the Elephant in HALO Wars.
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:iconcount-vilanova:
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Likewise
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:iconsierra-116:
SIERRA-116 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Mmm hmm.
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:iconvizio91:
vizio91 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Is the story out yet or are you still writing it?
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:iconklikker:
Klikker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Wow.
Just wow.

The Elephant had its fair share of problems in Halo 3 (No roof? No gunner protection?) but you've managed to correct every single one of them.

And the artwork is awesome besides.
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chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome i like the turret designs
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:iconragashingo:
Ragashingo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool!
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:iconhenshindaisuke:
HenshinDaisuke Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Man the elephant is the most evil vehicle in Halo, it is sooooooooooooo slow. I know it gave the guys at roosterTeeth aton of trouble after they used it in an episode, because every time they had to film in that level they had to drive it back around to where they had it the first time they shot with it, so 20 minutes of every shoot was dedicated to driving it around to the end of the map.
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:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL that sounds like a grudging task
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:iconhalonut117:
halonut117 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
outstanding
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool.
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:iconanimboi:
animBoi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
looks a bit small ;)

great design, really do like the whole story & possibilities around the halo universe.
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:iconchristiancerda:
ChristianCerda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think they were pretty well used in Halo Wars but not too many people like that it's an RTS.
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:iconlouistarado:
LouisTarado Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
That's awesome! I never caught the Elephant in Halo 3, but immediately recognized it as fitting in with the UNSC motif.
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:iconprototypeb:
PrototypeB Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Mammoth has pretty much replaced the Elephant dude... sorry. :/
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wwwBigBrotherGov Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very sweet and awsome
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:iconenigma-rain:
enigma-rain Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great design, but wasn't the Elephant essentially remade into the Mammoth?
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:icontekka-croe:
Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm pretty sure the Mammoth is its own thing. Aside from a general similarity in the shape of the front end, the two vehicles are pretty different (the Mammoth is much, much larger, for one).
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enigma-rain Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yeah, but it definitely feels like the spiritual successor in that they have similar names and similar roles in combat. That's all I was getting at.
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:iconknalcarr:
knalcarr Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is nicely done.
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:iconultimate-bebi:
Ultimate-Bebi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I am loving all your halo stuff! I'm glad you've got the bug
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TurinuZ Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, the good ol' Elephant. I remember managing to actually turn it onto its side and having to flip it in Halo 3. They do have that... very massive variant of it in Halo 4, but wasn't as fun as manning an Elephant~
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SSG-Scorps Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Gonna have to get hired by them first.
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:iconelijarman:
elijarman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Artist
nice armour
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