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D.S.I Heavy Harvester Platform by AdamBurn D.S.I Heavy Harvester Platform by AdamBurn
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Two things inspired this monstrosity, one was the movie Moon where they have set up a mining operation on the moon to harvest Helium 3 (needed for fusion reactors) and the announcement from Deep Space Industries (D.S.I) that they are going to start mining asteroids and the Moon in the near future.
I thought that seeing as it's on the Moon you wouldn't really need to worry about things like pollution and noise so you can build them big and loud. So as part of a running series about strip mining the Moon bare I give you the H.H.P (Heavy Harvester Platform) this one is called Leviathan and is number 2 of a fleet of 10 that slowly move over the surface of the Moon at about 3 mph and rip up the surface extracting the Helium 3 in its on board processing plant. Smaller transports take the Helium 3 to nearby depots where it's fired at the Earth in large containers.

It's damn dirty as behind each machine is several miles of dust that takes some time to settle and also it leaves behind a trench about 20 metres deep, but damn does it look awesome... Also it has no brakes.

Here are the other images in the series.
Helium 3 Transporter: adamburn.deviantart.com/art/D-…
Survey Vehicle: adamburn.deviantart.com/art/D-…
Freighter: adamburn.deviantart.com/art/D-…
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:iconkheng:
kheng Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details in this leave me awestruck. I love the crispness of your pieces
do you use brushes to create the various structures or do you sketch and refine from there?
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FlintFirestorm Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Someone has a new desktop background!
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:icondestructiconz:
Destructiconz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Also reminiscent of that cray crawling thing on John Carter.  I like this better though!
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Darkfur18 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
There are no brakes... ;3
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:iconebolarocks08:
EbolaRocks08 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
If they had one of these in Moon, they wouldn't have to waste millions of dollars on a bunch of clones...
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:iconskrmk:
SKRMK Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow! love the style and overall feel of the piece! :)
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Destroyer-Einherjar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
This is a fine scene/work sir, also the irony? the first thing that went through my mind in the first half a second of seeing this - the same movie Moon that you say inspired you, I can see how, and this is quite the improvement 100 fold from what's in that movie XD kudos
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:icontalonridder:
TALONRIDDER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014

this is the maddest pic i have ever seen


all i can say is WOW!

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:icondigitalheavens:
Digitalheavens Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love it, that's all I can say :)
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:icongbmatty:
gbmatty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Spectacular! Love the attention to detail and how lifelike all your art is. Keep up the great work!
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondogeplz: much cool!
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:iconshadowrunner2323:
shadowrunner2323 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
something that big and slow don't need brakes. very cool concept.
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:iconorionshipworks:
OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a great job making this thing look absolutely immense. I especially like the fires burning in the processing section.  Nice work!
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see a robotic facility like that working on the dark side of Mercury, moving just fast enough to stay out of the hot side.
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:iconarckasia:
arckasia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I can not remember the title but you would not know you inspire one speaking of a man who works in a lunar station film to reap a new source of energy, and discovers that his company has since made ​​clone him for economy, and that following an accident he finds himself living with a single company as a clone ^ ^?

(sorry in advance for this unnecessary question, and I have remembered you as pandent that I wrote is "Moon" ^ ^). Otherwise very good work.

if I'm sorry for lack of spelling I'm french and my english is bad can.
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The movie is called Moon, fantastic film and very much inspiration for these images as its the same resource they are mining for :ahoy:
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:icongreensandsguy:
greensandsguy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
this is brilliant!!! and moon was a great movie <3
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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:icongreensandsguy:
greensandsguy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
:D cheers
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:icontherealcell:
therealCell Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Not equipped with Brakes? ...Well then, buckle up!
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:iconrealmwright:
Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
great concept and description
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:iconduandutoit:
duandutoit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
my word. this seriously looks like it came from that movie Elysium. this is so freaked cool.Clap ;) (Wink)   
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:iconlumenactus:
lumenactus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I like the look and design of this
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:iconstephmala:
stephmala Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student Writer
I love these! its so imaginative!
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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Quite impressive work, I'm quite familiar with DSI, and it's a quite exciting prospect, wouldn't you agree
I'm quite impressed with this design, its great work on your end. I can't imagine that it's very cost effective to not only build it, but actually LAUNCH it though XD I mean, think of current costs for getting things into orbit around Earth. 8,000$ per pound, 10,000$ per pound? Yikes!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that's why they need to hurry up and construct a space elevator hehe
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DistinguishedPhysics Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, just wait a few decades until they develop the technology to create individual Carbon Nanofibers long enough, and with a cost effective enough to even consider the project XD
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William-Black Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Top notch work, the realism you manage to imbue these images with is amazing.
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:iconlooprix:
Looprix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very believable great job!!!
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ChanceZero Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
A lasting cloud of dust is something hardly possible on the moon, where there is no atmosphere to impede the particles falling back on the surface. The large size of the thing is more explainable though than on Earth-based pictures: weaker gravity helps with that.

All this has no impact on the picture though, which is simply fine anyway!
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:iconbeefers:
beefers Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I dunno... could have been bigger  :p
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Greylambert Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Hah this would be excelent if it didnt consist of 50% of karakters concept art for the mawlr in killzone
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yup it does but that's the nature of a lot of fast concept art, it's often easier to pick bits off existing images to help beef up concepts to show the idea in more detail whilst sticking to a small time scale. It's pretty standard though it's less than 50%, the only bits used would be the front section, the rest is actually a mix of various vehicles and mostly parts of the huge mining machines used in real life.
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Why no brakes?
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Due to it's mass if it were to stop so quickly it would cause structural damage across the whole vehicle, instead it has to slow down over a long distance.
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:iconkillerlanzz:
Killerlanzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
It would be a tad unfortunate if it couldn't slow down and impacted a crater wall.
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:iconcatacutan95:
catacutan95 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Ah.
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:iconkillerlanzz:
Killerlanzz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Time to get busy in kerbal space program and recreate this because this is amazing!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have had a few people saying this hehe, if you succeed please show me :ahoy:
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:iconkillerlanzz:
Killerlanzz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student General Artist
My skills are nowhere near the level of this monster the most I've done is get a mobile rig on the home world and mine there (Their Helium 3 is called Kethane and its everywhere) I mostly meant it as a joke... mostly :P but I might try and get a Survey Vehicle in the same design as your who know maybe I'll secede! 
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:iconaseika:
Aseika Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this thing reminds me of the nomad city in the thrawn trilogy star war books
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:iconbmw-concepts:
BMW-Concepts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
excellent
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:iconludo38:
Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Waow waow, I extremely love this picture!!! Your graphic style is absolutely terrific, congratulations! I love how realistically you have been able to depict the Moon surface and the light/dust ambiance. And this machine, damn, it has a super epic and great design.
Please go on with this Moon series, this is incredible.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
DAYUM!
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:iconsheepry:
Sheepry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i wany to fav all your gallery D:
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:iconalextornberg:
alextornberg Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it, great massive design
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cezary150 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's send futurologists and space/rocket/planet engineers/architects/scientists here.
We'll be done :)

Good Job
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EvenSkarangerArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the most awesome thing Ive seen in art in many months!! I love how you have used your colors to give of a very, very realistic design, something NASA might be building in the future. Reminds me of both the movie Moon and Sunshine, some of the tech seems very believable and well referenced! :) Makes me happy to see something like this!! Keep it up man!
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:iconadamburn:
AdamBurn Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy: I was very much inspired by Moon especially in relation to the lighting and the idea of mining the moon for He3
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