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Terran Viking Titan by PhillGonzo Terran Viking Titan by PhillGonzo
Starcraft 2: Terran Viking Titan
Modeled by Phill Gonzales, final texture pass by Mr.--Jack
Animated by Trevor Jacobs

I know that this is actually called the "Archangel" in the HotS Campaign, but for most of the development cycle this unit was referred to as "Viking Titan", so I'm gonna be lazy and use the old name.

Making a Viking into a boss character meant that almost the entire model would be rebuilt since the WoL multiplayer Viking art is extremely low resolution. A benefit of the remodel was taking the opportunity to create another homage to the classic transforming jet designs that inspired the Viking's creation. Many of the shapes such as the wings, fins, and elongated nose cone are more traditional jet designs as opposed to the futuristic looking Viking details. Otherwise this model was a very straightforward up-rez, and the "TF" symbol is a nod to SC2 game designer Tim Feldman who prototyped all the abilities the Viking Titan uses during the encounter with Kerrigan.

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ryuookamihoshi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Sigh, I really wish more skins like this were unlockable level rewards then just the portraits and decals. Since they're already in the game I don't think it would be that hard to add them, and other campaign units, to the level list instead of just leaving them there to gather dust in the campaign folders. There would probably be a massive jump in multiplayer matches if people had more options to customize with if that was done.
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Randroid7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's one thing I wish to ask concerning unit models/portraits: after you get Legacy of the Void done, will you guys be working on "tweaking" StarCraft II in the future? Simply put, how do you guys plan on adding on to StarCraft II post Legacy of the Void, if at all? Should we expect extra unlockable unit models, etc? Because in my opinion, vanilla StarCraft II is rather lacking when it comes to "personalization". For example, we currently have only 2 different unit models and 1 structure model for the Terrans compared to the Terrans having 15 buildings and 13 units.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Blizzcon will have some revelations for you! Some of these specific points will be addressed, but I can't speak to all your points, so please be patient!
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Randroid7 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I serve, for now! :3
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HammerTheTank Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
  A heavily-modified Viking but it has the same size as the battlecruiser. So this Viking Titan or known as the Archangel looks like the Hel's Angels Viking Mercenary but with additional parts. This is an awesome model.
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t-cezar Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so this is the project titan? hahaha, nice artwork man!
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ty!
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warhammer2546 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, this viking model can fit in as a fighter-bomber or a strike bomber.
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:iconphillgonzo:
PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It didn't get enough showtime, that's for sure!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :D
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:iconphillgonzo:
PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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xerrolavengerii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I wish this could be adapted as a Viking hero in the upcoming Heroes of the Storm, such a great model shouldn't go to waste.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There are some crazy ideas in Heroes, I wouldn't rule out a Viking hero! 
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pwnsage Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Nice.
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BluesDT Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Awesome.I wish BLIZZARD can make it as a toy model.really cool~we all love Gundam,but we also love the model of terran war-robot~
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There was some prototype stuff floating around here for a while, but I don't know what's going on with that :-/
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spiffycat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Make a mini version of this as a Viking skin. Then you'll make some people happy.
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jillian834 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
and thou shall be called "Olaf Wieninburgershweiner"
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Markonator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice to see your awesome work on the front page^^
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OH! Thank you! I was wondering what happened today!?!
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Markonator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha :D np:)
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is this real, or is this spam?!?! That is ALOT of money!!!
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koentju2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
This is awesome.
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mrVil Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
3d model of a Viking, and the meaning

My drawings: vwebsite.ru
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P-Nik Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Artist
This viking is absolutely awesome! From all the units seen in the starcraft universe, this is by far my favorite one.. that's why i'm currently modeling one using Catia so it has realistic mechanical features. I really want to honor this unit! When I saw the archangel in-game, my jaw literally dropped and i was just so happy to see my favorite unit made into a boss! I really want to congratulate you on this model!
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Looking forward to the high-rez Viking P-Nick! Please keep me posted on progress!
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P-Nik Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Artist
Here goes the first render! Still trying to figure out the best presentation, but i think that it looks decent in this one, and hopefully that it lives up to the original!

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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hot dawg! It lives up to the original quite faithfully. I'd love to see a lighter version of this to appreciate more of the details. 
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P-Nik Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! And yes, most of the feedback ive received pointed that out, its hard to see the details with that color. Ill try updating it with a lighter version
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Keilink Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be honest, the Viking is my most favourite unit in StarCraft 2.

When I first watched the introduction cinematic and saw that badass (but crazy) Viking trying to stop this ultralisk, my mind exploded. I was so happy to see one of them morphing in a Blizzard quality cinematic. And I admit, I cryed a little when Kerrigan split one in half...

Then during the campaign THIS monster appears, I could hear the voices of angels singing while it was landing and had remorses to destroy it ahah

That's why I'm mostly a Terran fan, heavy mecanic and versatil designs.

Amazing work guys :)
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very glad to read such appreciation! The Viking Titan was fun, I really like updating designs like this!
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DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I just realized: you animated one of the best boss fights!!! :D
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Wargod2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Hell I would love these as a alternative Viking skin :)
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I wished they used him more than once! Anything!!!
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Sdaerfhero Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even an underwear model?
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DZkribblerLuiz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Starbattle two point O, please :D
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artistafrustrado Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the Archangel is one of those badass units you wish to see more because its fight was awesome... and because Mengsk used the mega-prototypes for his personal guard so why having only Odins & not Archangels
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree! I wish it could have been reused atleast once!
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Where is the "TF?"
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In the center of the yellow star on the wing and the side of the cockpit.
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zwimmy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The fighter mode looks AMAZING!!! Reminds me a bit of Macross. :D
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes sir! Macross was a huge influence for this mech!
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koesir Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
And despite the uselessness of Viking assault mode in multiplayer game, They are the most beautiful looking unit in SC2.
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES! Vikings used to be so deadly early on in Starcraft 2, but their cool looks live on!
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templar127 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
NICE! If only you can control it in the game! XD
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