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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:…
Survey Vehicle:…
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FlintFirestorm Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  New member Hobbyist
Someone has a new desktop background!
Destructiconz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Also reminiscent of that cray crawling thing on John Carter.  I like this better though!
Darkfur18 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
There are no brakes... ;3
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...
SKRMK Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow! love the style and overall feel of the piece! :)
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
TALONRIDDER Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014

this is the maddest pic i have ever seen

all i can say is WOW!

Digitalheavens Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Love it, that's all I can say :)
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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