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Gundam Dawn by Tekka-Croe Gundam Dawn by Tekka-Croe
All right. I think this is where it needs to be.

As I mentioned in my previous reference for Gundam Dawn, I had its appearance pretty much locked down. With this, I've merely refined the previous design, and made a few cosmetic changes; most notably the exposed GN Condensers in the joints and head, a-la Exia/Quanta. I've also tweaked the proportions a bit, slightly enlarging the head and shoulders to balance out with the long legs.

Also, if you looked at the stats listed in the image and thought "That's way too many weapons," understand that the Dawn doesn't have all that stuff equipped simultaneously. Its slew of weapons are mixed and matched depending on the mission.

Gundam Dawn's power source, a GN Beta particle drive, can be seen here: [link]

This is the design of the title mecha in my Gundam 00 side-story: Gundam Dawn.

Gundam (c) Bandai/Sunrise
Gundam Dawn (c) Me

It's like Gundams Unicorn and Exia had a mecha baby in my head!
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AkaRanger Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Did you ever think about a successor unit that makes up for its small amount of long-range weapons? Maybe the additions of GN Fangs could be possible.
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ironman861 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omg my is browned I wish I think of these thing but I keep doubting my self on how I draw but I can draw but I think I can't keep up the greats work
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s00nk1a Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
loving the shoulder and knee gn capacitor look..,
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ThatAnnoyingKitsune Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
*Very* nice artwork and design work there.
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Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want one!
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titaniumfortress Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing! mind if i use it as a sort of "template" for my comic? wont look like this, but it'll be used as a reference. I'll give ya credit if you want.
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If you're just using it as a reference, then credit is appreciated, but not required.
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drac2000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
do u have a full armoed version and who is gundam dawn poilet?
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hotheadv Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it seems that the inner frame is showing in some places...perhaps relating to the concept of Exia's purposeful high speed close-combat design?
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Tekka-Croe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Exactly right. With close combat designs, you can take one of two tactics: You can either give it extremely heavy armor, allowing it to absorb damage, or you can give it ultra-light armor allowing it to avoid damage altogether. Being similar in principle to the Exia, Dawn goes with the agile, lightweight approach.
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