Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Providence Gundam by sandrum Providence Gundam by sandrum
This is one that I never showed here until now. I actually completed modelling this over a year ago. But I knew that I wanted to upgrade the Freedom so I waited until I did that before I went back to this one. I was never really happy with the original design for one big reason: that giant backpack has a nice set of thrusters that only point in 1 direction. Great boosting ability but even with the side verniers, it's dodging ability wouldn't be that great. To change that, I've modelled a Backpack management assembly that fits between the Providence's back and Dragoon backpack. With the extra joints, the backpack is now about 3 meters away from the suit (to keep both of them cool), and also capable of 360degree rotation plus some "back and forth" rotation to force the providence's thrust forward and down or backward and up. This also means I can pose the dragoon backpack inot whatever position I want. This might be a big assumption for the engineers if they ever decide to MG'ify the plastic model, but it is an idea that I thought would work. Incidently, this problem is partially solved in the Legend Gundam.

Sooooo. Anyway, Freedom needs an enemy to fight for the planned animation, so here it is, much cleaner than a year ago. As a note, despite what might be assumed by comparing this image with the Freedom image, the Providence's height from toe to "head" is higher than Freedoms.

Software: Lightwave 8.3 (modelling/ rendering), Macromedia Freehand (logos).

Gundam is (c) Banda/Sunrise/Sotsu Agency.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconionthehedgehog2:
ionthehedgehog2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
interesting
Reply
:iconrau-le-creuset:
Rau-Le-Creuset Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
You have my approval.

Though I wonder at your worry of the suit dodging. If not for Kira's retarded plot armor, he'd have been dead several dozen times over in just a few seconds. Hell, even with the METEOR, Providence still had more guns!

The 2 Providence Gundams possess the largest number of Beam Guns in Gundam Franchise HISTORY*, 43 to be exact.
Not even some of the more grandiose Mobile Armors come close.

This Gundam was designed with the "I Am Legion" mindset. It literally possesses a battalions worth of firepower by itself.

Believe me when I say that your opponent(s) would be the ones dodging, assuming they ever really got the chance.
No-one would live long enough to even shoot BACK*, much less make you worry about dodging.

Things truly get degenerate however, when you realize that this thing was equipped with the "HIMAT" Full-Burst Mode!

Kira could take out anywhere from 5-10 on average with the Freedom, Strike Freedom was about the same in atmosphere, significantly more in space, 10-20 would be a fair assessment. And that's with 5 and 9 guns respectively.

Providence had FORTY-THREE!
Reply
:iconweretamer:
weretamer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Fight me freedom
Reply
:iconerkib:
ErkiB Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Freedom needs an enemy for the animation? Where is the animation? Are they here on Deviant?
Reply
:icongreysidewinder:
GreySidewinder Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
The nice finish, the clean textures... Very very nice!
Reply
:iconrupertvalero:
rupertvalero Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Artisan Crafter
gorgeous!
Reply
:iconlilyaz001:
LilYaz001 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I look up any Gundam art and I always click on yours because it just looks the best !! XD
Reply
:icon105strike:
105Strike Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
The Providence is so epic, it just has an enormous presence the says: "You are screwed."




I mean when you spend precious seconds to give an "All Your Nukes Are Belong To Us" speech before you even start the Gundam up, you know you're too overzealous for your own good.
Reply
:iconmobilesuitsoldier:
mobilesuitsoldier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
by far one of the greatest gundams in history..nice work.

:+fav:
Reply
:iconbabaengecchi:
babaengecchi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
i remember that machine .the providence gundam rau le creuset's machine and don't forget that brainless and foolish flay allster suffered her greatest karma and killed by her ultimate final detination by one of this machine's AERODS.and don't forget my favorite WTF moments BANSAI RAU LE CREUSET
Reply
:iconsigma0283:
Sigma0283 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
This Gundam was almost invincible with Rau Le Cruset at the controls.
Reply
:icontstriker1:
tstriker1 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I faved this one! YOU ROCK!!!
Reply
:iconthe-vash:
The-Vash Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... looks like you put Provy here on a bit of a diet. He looks a lot thinner around the mid-section.
Reply
:iconshinnrulez:
shinnrulez Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
10/10
Reply
:iconchaosnightbringer:
ChaosNightbringer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Wow. The adustment to Providence's backpack is genius. Not only can it use its most powerful thrusters to move, in atmosphere, it could spin its backpack while firing the dragoons and create a rather large killzone.

I'll admit, I don't really like providence, but this thing could possibly change my mind. Loved your Legend gundam, too.
Reply
:iconphoenixfirex:
Phoenixfirex Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its a cool one, but i dont like that thing on its back.
Reply
:icondmaa88:
dmaa88 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
u are GOOOOD man!
Reply
:iconazure3:
Azure3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another amazing job^_^
Reply
:iconchainsawsareawesome:
chainsawsareawesome Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Providence is now even more so-amazingly-pimpin' than it was in the show. Awesome!
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The show pimped it good though.... the backpack looked gigantic a lot of the time!! Thinking I should maybe do the same.
Reply
:iconturbo-s2k:
Turbo-S2K Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Mind Blasting! Dope stuff!!!
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks there, Turbo-S2K! :D
Reply
:iconkiljoyq:
KiljoyQ Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, just wow! (too amazed for words)
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: Thanks, Kiljoy! :D I think I still might go back and change some things.
Reply
:iconkiljoyq:
KiljoyQ Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have you thought about doing the strike cus i think thats a cool Gundam
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strike is in the gallery somewhere.
Reply
:iconkiljoyq:
KiljoyQ Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
na, i think it look great as it is.
Reply
:icongmark02:
gmark02 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Oh my! I like the design!
Reply
:iconride-the-lightning10:
Ride-the-lightning10 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
is this like a brother of the legend gundam or somehting? o.o
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...one of the predecessors actually. After the Providence, the Providence-Zaku was developed which is basically a Zaku with a LEGEND dragoon backpack (despite the name). After this the Legend Gundam is rolled out.
Reply
:iconride-the-lightning10:
oh
Reply
:iconenvelope587:
Envelope587 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Awsome! but I would hateto pilot it in an atmosphere, not very arodynamic and way too heavy withch brings up mass and velocity issues... Still, nice try but, "Every solution brings ten more problems."
Reply
:iconvincentfaust9:
VincentFaust9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student Writer
Strange...I've heard this one is called ,,The Legend"...No matter,outsdanding job!
Reply
:iconthe-vash:
The-Vash Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
...Close but wrong Gundam. This is the ZGMF-X13A Providence piloted by Rau Le Cruset in the original Gundam SEED series (Ep. 49 & 50). The ZGMF-X666S Legend was in the sequel series Gundam SEED Destiny and piloted by Rey Za Burrel... who is technically ALSO Rau Le Cruset only younger (Rau & Rey are "defective" clones of the exact same host). Hope that clears that up.
Reply
:iconvincentfaust9:
VincentFaust9 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Student Writer
Uh-Huh... I understand! :D Thank you very much for explaining it :)
Reply
:iconblaztdesign:
BlaztDesign Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
ooo myyy god
I think it was a gundam model
But....omg again
Im so speechless
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! That's pretty nice of you, Blazt! Thanks! :D
Reply
:iconprovidence1988:
Providence1988 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
*Laughs Manic* hahah there he is...my prov.
its a beauty :)
Reply
:icondeaths-messenger:
Deaths-Messenger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006   Photographer
Awesome, great job
Reply
:iconrieke-b:
rieke-b Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so cool! XD
Looks almost like a real model kit...^^
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :hug: THANKS, Rieke :D
Reply
:iconcrimsondramon:
Crimsondramon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Love the providence's paintjob
Reply
:iconmshaydown:
MshaYdowN Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
This is really good...it's got a nice sleek look to it compared to the chubby 3d model bandai used for their rengou vs zaft game
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People seem to refer to that game alot. Afraid I haven't played games in years though.... :(
Reply
:iconmshaydown:
MshaYdowN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
well, it is/was really popular. If you're curious about it, there are trailers of it on youtube
Reply
:iconduo2nd:
duo2nd Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
Cool. Love the DRAGOONS!
Reply
:iconcrybringer:
crybringer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Absolutely fantastic work here! The Providence looks much more heroic with the lighter gray color scheme than it's appearance in the show, but it's still one of my personal faves--I'm just in awe of your command of the program to render it like this!!! :omg:

I will be looking around your gallery for a good while; having finished Seed and getting into Destiny, I'm curious to see what else you can do (mmmmMacross?)

-CB
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! I'm elated that there are others that like the Providence as well, despite it's somewhat unconventional design. I thought of trying Macross long ago, but aircraft designs (mostly aircraft that resembles actually existing craft) are kind of troublesome to me. :p Maybe in the future. :w00t!: Ah, thanks for looking!! :D
Reply
:iconcrybringer:
crybringer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
It was hilarious that the one who introduced me to Seed, who LOVES remote/funnel weapons on Gundams, HATES the Providence! I thought it was just a mean mean machine and that dark gray just made it so menacing!

I'll skip the typical questions and ask, from looking around your gallery, it sounds like you're involved in an animation project of some kind? How's that going?

-CB
Reply
:iconsandrum:
sandrum Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are right! I'm working on a few animations, though at the moment I'm trying to get enough suits together to pull it off. Need things to explode in the background :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 23, 2006
Image Size
111 KB
Resolution
983×671
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
47,099
Favourites
542 (who?)
Comments
92
Downloads
10,259
×