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I do miss the Mako from ME1. It was honestly fun to drive.

This was done a couple months ago when my wife started up a new character in ME1 in order to carry over into ME2. Brought back nostalgia. I didn't like this painting after working on it for a while so I forgot about it and worked on other projects, but tonight I peeked at it and found that I didn't mind it so much, maybe a fresh perspective and all that... so I share it with the DAverse.

Anyway for what it's worth hope you like it. I know it's not great but I kinda wanted to show the spirit of the Mako and how much fun it must be to drive.

Mako was a character (all terrain vehicle to some, but a squadmate to me) from Bioware's Mass Effect videogame product line.
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:iconnecrolectric:
necrolectric Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Ah, the Mako.  I was never sure if I should love it for being able to drive up vertical cliff faces, or just be really confused by its handling, or what.  If nothing else, it was a lifesaver on Feros, and at least I never had the problem one of my friends did where he didn't realize that there was a cannon mounted on it.
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jasonbehnke Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I agree... I miss it.
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Darocket0 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
>Fun to drive
For us at least.
Now I wonder who cleaned up the interior of the Mako after every mission.
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:iconmulgrumm:
mulgrumm Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
damn! thats awesome!
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:iconjasonbehnke:
jasonbehnke Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmulgrumm:
mulgrumm Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
your welcome! i do have a question though....how long did it take you to create such a work of art?
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:iconjasonbehnke:
jasonbehnke Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No idea... been so long. Probably not longer than a week. I was just starting out in digital.
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:iconthe61scissors:
the61scissors Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Nothing can stop the Mako
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Dragon6232 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
...The Mako jumping off the cliff like that, I always imagin hearing the Duke boys "Yee-Haww!"ing and the General Lee's horn going off. ...But maybe that's just me being old and growing up in the early 80's. >.<
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:iconjasonbehnke:
jasonbehnke Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Just the good 'ole boys, never meanin' no harm. Been in trouble with the law since the day they <duck>
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kronusnec Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
How I hated it... and how I miss it now that it's gone. Never had a chance to drive hammerhead, but I whish that hover tank was in all 3 parts.
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:iconwriter-jm:
writer-jm Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This needs to be wallpaper sized! I can almost here Shepard yelling out "Banzai!!"
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:iconjasonbehnke:
jasonbehnke Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I myself shouted Banzai a number of times while driving the beast... roleplaying my Shep of course.
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:iconwriter-jm:
writer-jm Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
It's absolutely necessary! Also acceptable are "Geronimo!", "I regret nothing!" and "I hope we're insured!"
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:iconnecrolectric:
necrolectric Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I've personally discovered that playing The Ride of The Valkyries while driving the Mako is a recipe for awesome.
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:iconwriter-jm:
writer-jm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
That would be pretty cool. Makes me want to put on a helmet. LOL
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:iconrek-dan-thi:
Rek-Dan-Thi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
At first driving this thing was like hell, but if you got used to it, it was kinda easy.
I miss this thing too. This odd antigrav-tank in ME2 just sucks.
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:iconbansheepsyche:
BansheePsyche Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Ah, the Mako. I would us it to ascend space mountains at near 90 degree angles. XD
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:iconwyczesanybobr:
wyczesanybobr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
-Maybe we should find the exit?
-FUCK YOU ASSHOLE! I AM MAKO!
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:iconmandyalenko:
mandyalenko Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
My god I love the Mako!!
Awesome work!!
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:iconherakleides:
Herakleides Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great pic of great APC

Missed it in ME2-3. Hammerhead seemed to be made of glass and cardboard in comparison
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:iconeewy:
Eewy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So much :heart:
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minicritic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
what a nightmare it was to drive that! but it did do it's job albeit horribly
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:iconemilsdi:
EmilSdi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
The first time I drove the Mako I was like :dafuq:, but eventually I'm always so excited when I get to drive it :D Sad that it was replaced by the Hammerhead, though :(
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:iconeddy-shinjuku:
Eddy-Shinjuku Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mako was whimsical to me, driving it was another game itself ;D
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:iconturkey13:
Turkey13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
HELL YEAH!
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:iconsillymadman:
SillyMadman Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Brrrmm.

Brrrrmmm, brrrrmm.

Brrrrmmm.
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:iconfox-of-darkness:
Fox-of-darkness Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really the Mako, so many fond memories of running over Geth.
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:iconfox-of-darkness:
Fox-of-darkness Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*edit* I really miss the mako, sorry about that.
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:iconbesharpshot:
BeSharpShot Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Needs a bumpersticker, my other ride is the normandy
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Troubled-Beginings Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Woot woot! you brought the Mako back from the dead! great work!
'Mako love not war' :3
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jasonbehnke Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If they ever release a model I'll add that quote as a bumper sticker.
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Troubled-Beginings Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha! :)
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KazemaruHeishi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really awesome, Mako FTW!
I wish Bioware gave us Mako fans the chance to drive the Mako one last time in ME3.
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rohansoldier Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I am playing through ME1 at the moment and am having fun cruising around with the MAKO. Shame it wasn't in ME2 as, like someone else said, the Hammerhead is not as much fun.

I am all for a return in ME3, just give us more interesting locations to drive it in!

I love the pic BTW, really captures the essence of our beloved M35.
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jasonbehnke Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I completely agree with this.
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Nausika-a Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Nothing like the trench run, blasting Lacuna Coil and driving into the thick of geth bombardment to make it to the Conduit in time. I miss you, mako, and your crazy fun times!
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jasonbehnke Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Goddamn this gave me a good laugh. That's the spirit! Really hoping they bring back the old six-wheeled gal in ME3.
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Neytiri789 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Great work !!
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:iconbzbx:
Bzbx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
We salute to Mako!
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:iconbareri-san:
Bareri-San Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I thought the Mako was fun to drive as well. Suck a shame it wasn't back in ME2, despite the fact that it looked like it was in working condition. >.>
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yungsun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Stearing suck pictures rock ^^
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Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
I'd get so damn frustrated when trying to drive the Mako, haha. XD I kinda missed and not at the same time during ME2. I really like the way you did the dirt trail/effect following the wheels. I like the simplicity and the small bits of detail shown on the vehicle. Very effective in making it appear as though it's in the middle of an intense battle. Good job!
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jessypet92 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It was hard to control, but that was what made it so fun! :D
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littleshade Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   General Artist
Amazing art!
I seriously miss Mako too.
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saintguardian Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
That is frelling AWESOME!!! Nice job!
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:iconbrowncoat1969:
Browncoat1969 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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:iconrompex23:
RompeX23 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Did anyone else hear The Dukes Of Hazard's "YeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" when they saw this picture??
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PureLightHealer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
The Mako should come back as a transportation option in ME3....JUST for kicks XDDD
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Masteryuri666 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I saw this and my mind automatically began playing the Dukes of Hazard theme...
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