Volvo Rover

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First concept

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Wheel study

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Original Syd Mead VEX concept for Nasa

I recently discovered that none other than Syd Mead used to work at Volvo Trucks as a consultant, I managed to see some of his sketches and designs from the 70/80's and although a few decades old they would not look out of place in Blade Runner!!
It gave me an idea to design a new scifi truck based on some of his old sketches mixed in with some other ideas.
For the wheels I was heavily inspired by the VEX Mars Rover that Syd designed for NASA.

I am also taking a lot of inspiration from the fantastic Mike Hill and his hub driven wheel systems: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/aRA29https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vwlmE

For these initial studies I used SketchUp for the model, Keyshot for some reflection passes and Photoshop for most of the colour, highlights, shadows and decals, I am also using a Wacom Cintiq Pro13. The main suspension uses some components from Nick Govacko's amazing kit-bash modules: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/W2K4Q