While the LDD destroyer is still in construction - I have an LDD here that I should have the parts to build - but not the time too (due to small children) so for now - here is the digital copy - and then hopefully I can get the full MOC up later.
- SYCTHIAN RIGEL KENTAURUS MILITARY CATALOUGES -
- SECOND GENERATION MAIN BATTLE TANK -
- TARANTULA MAIN BATTLE TANK -
The Tarantula is a complete overhaul of the now obsolete Armadillo main battle tank - which it out-classes in every single area.
For a start - its sports a 6 legged design which includes heavily armoured wheels at its "feet" - which can act as legs that "walk" over heavy terrain - or a super sized suspension in "wheeled" mode, allowing the Tarantula the versatility of a tracked tank, but the speed of a light scout jeep.
To compliment this, it has considerably thinner, but more advanced armour, which includes Ablative, ballistic and kinetic layers - and an under woven crystal lattice layer that significantly reduces armour penetration.
It is armed with a frigate class laser cannon as its main weapon, which is capable of turning most enemy tanks into molten slag in the blink of an eye - this cannon is backed up by a smaller turreted anti-infantry laser cannon (which is essentially the same as the its ancestors turret laser) and two fire-and-forget anti-matter missiles as an additional weapon system.
It is powered by the new generation of anti-matter generators, which is a single large generator with a number of smaller generators to supply additional power as needed. It's vent system is the large round section extending from the rear of the Tarantula.
As can be seen above, it can accommodate two figs (driver and gunner) quite comfortably into the field.
With this beasty - I've tried something mentioned in the wiki - but I've not seen in the forums before., which is the idea of the "walking tank" and I've tried to keep the pieces as common as possible in its design so I can mass produce these sods myself from my own lego without having to buy too many extra parts.
The main problem for me, as always - is parts, cash., and time. Most of my lego is one or two sets from every line released - and never any of the large sets, which means I could make an awesome hodgepodge (nothing wrong with that mind) but nothing truely in style with the Scythians. Cash - keeping a family of five fed and watered means I have no money to spend on extra legos - and time is pretty much the same reason as cash. The only reason I can pump out this much in LDD is five minutes here and there while surfing the net . . . so until time does open up - more LDD ahoy I'm afraid!
But - Commets and critisms would be much appreciated - As I am thinking of doing another walking tank design fairly soon.