EDITED: Thanks to
's comments I have put some shading and etc to differentiate the different body parts.
Some people who know about my old design of this mech would know I've tried this twice already. Both turned out too boxy for my taste atm, so I tried again.
This itself is not actually suppose to be a picture, it is part of a larger picture that I'm working on. Thats the reason why its missing an arm and a leg, and the rest of its body. But you kinda get a good idea of what it looks like.
1. Designed parts: CHAINS-S-S-Saww sword, it basically is made of a type of metal that receives and transfers heat very quickly, which means while it cuts, it melts. Also, the sword bends backwards. The sword also has a lock-in mechanism which takes some pressure off the arm during impact, as well as a handle for even more durability.
2. Also, the big ass thing infront of its chest, is a shield + machine gun+ flight transformation piece. Image you bending your arms in an Egyptian dance pose, the front of the chest bends twice to become compact and to be used as a shield, but if in flight mode, it bends forward into a straight pointy thing that helps flight, and also fires machine gun. This was present in the original Stratus design as a flight assist piece, but this bending design came to me afterwards. It is more realistic, more developed, and BETTER.
3. Shield on shoulder pads. If Stratus bends its wrist up 180%, touching the shield on the shoulder pad, the two parts become a tiny shield.
4. Made the head less gundamy and less boxy. Still looks kinda like a gundam rip off, >.>. Been trying to figure out a way to draw 2 eyed mechs that doesn't look like gundams.... still working on it
Anyways, enjoy, comment, criticize.