2 months of hindsight later . . .
Well it turns out you where right bfenix . . . I had mashed everything together to attempt to maximize my dakka and form a new idea together due to a lack of brikwars inspiration, I had hit a dry patch and had attempted to beat Natalyas recent Spider tank . . . and it turns out that I actually missed the old designs, so I have rolled back on a couple of my ideas.
I am going to rebuild the Orpheus S.H.D.T and Black Widow I.F.V using extra bricks from the other two models to attempt to improve on the older designs - and the extra pieces from the Tarantula M.B.T and Gnat T.S.V are going to be kept to one side - and I am going to buy some of the new bricks from the lego Hero Force lines to build TWO of these new beasts, ladymen and mentlegen, I present to you . . .
------ Scythian Rigel Kentaurus Armories -
- Third Generation Main Battle Tank -
- Tarantula M.B.T MK-III -
From this moment on, consider the older Tarantula and Huntsman designs obselete. A new multi actuator design has allowed a smaller, sleeker and more advanced 6 legged chassis for the Tarantula design, allowing for a greater field of movement - a larger weight distriubtion and newer construction materials for a more advanced armour composite. Combine this with a new, miniaturised version of the multi-core Anti-matter Generators in use about most Scythian Naval vessels, the Tarantula MK-III now has a considerably greater weapon load out.
- 1 Main Turret Heavy Bore Anti-Armour Laser Cannon
- 2 Side Turret Lance Laser Cannons
- 1 Underslung Anti-Armour Gatling Laser Cannon Turret
(All turrets rotate and have up/down motion)
The Re-designed weapons loadout allows thew Tarantula MK-III to become a heavier load work-horse for the Scythian Ground Army, capable of combatting Infantry, Light and Air Vehicles as well as Tanks up to the Heavy but not Super Heavy catagories.
If I have planned this right, I could build TWO of these beasts with the lego I have now - I only need 12 of those Hero Factory legs and coverings, although I may find a way around this and use some of the older bionicle joins I already have and attempt to hide them using actual bricks . . . I will keep everyone informed of the RE-build/New-build as I go.
In the mean time - I don't have enough red and black bricks to build a new form of aircraft quite yet - but considering I have done enough LDD vehicles I feel now that it might be the next move . . . but I will openly admit I am struggling with inspiration for new stuff right now, so comments and critism would be openly appreciated.