This piece actually started as a secret military project, but then the project was cancelled and I decided to complete the model for myself. I'd wanted to prepare a model in the style of Droid Wars anyway and so I took the opportunity and began working. The modeling lasted about 3-4 days and then I dealt with the texturing in a few days.
The earliest version of the model was a new generation ATV vehicle belonging to a private firm. After editing it no longer had anything to do with its former status, which I think was better. You can see the original image below (Fig.01).
Later, I opened my work at night due to boredom and the fact that it was preying on my mind because it was incomplete. I began modeling and drew the remaining part off the cuff. I did not make any plans or blueprints; I just modeled extemporarily. I liked it and it started becoming better as I continued. The part that's colored red was modeled and added later after everything else (Fig.02).
Then I decided that this vehicle should go on the road and fly in the air. So to make it look like it could fly, I turned the wheels and extended them a little to show that the vehicle could stay in the air, but could not lift off a lot. This also gave the vehicle more of a science fiction-like appearance (Fig.03).
After I'd roughly finished the front part, I began working on drafting the back of the model. After I'd established the general appearance of the model, I saw that it had the form of a scorpion and thus I decided to name the vehicle "Scorpion” (Fig.04).
By this time I had roughly formed the appearance of my vehicle, but there was still plenty of work to be done. I began modeling the control centre and came up with a basic design in about 35 minutes – you can see this in Fig.05.
While I liked the control centre, I felt there was something missing and so I decided to add in some guarding bars. It made sense to have guards over the control centre, as the most sensitive part of the vehicle should be protected. I copied the same titanium guards on the buffer of the vehicle to the control centre above (Fig.06).