(Due to the fact that IRL The Tarantula M-B-T had to be smashed to add up to the newer Orpheus design - I returned to the drawing board on the design, and decided to scrap my older LDD files for a new design, a better design, using a combination of newer, better build techniques to give the tank a better feel, and it is now - HALF COMPLETED. With my new job, I should be able to afford the extra wheels and such I need and then hopefully afford the parts to buy a second tank outright and bring my armoured division back up to full strength.)- Scythian Rigel Kentaurus Armories -
- Fourth Generation Main Battle Tank -
- Tarantula M.B.T MK-IIII -
Well lets get down to buisness, a SERIOUS LEVEL IMPROVEMENT IN DAKKA . . . a redsigned Anti-Infantry Laser Gatling Cannon and twin heavy Anti-Tank Laser Cannons, backed up with 6 smoke grenade launchers . . . so far so "Shadow" in the Dakka department for one of my tanks . . . but this isn't what makes this tank such a beast - that would be the re-designed leg configuration with brik-built armour rather than those new-fangled bionicle pieces, and bigger, chunkier wheels to finally finish off the look. The innards are completely brik-built with armoured plates surrounding the front and sides of the hull to take the first few blows before the main chassis itself even takes a hit.
All brik, all sloped, all awesome.
I have finally hit the illusive "look" I wanted for the Tarantula but have never been able to achieve - IRL I even fiddled about with Halo 3000's technique of jamming paper into those small black technic pins for extra traction to avoid using what few ball joints I have left, but somehow my fingers failed me . . . I will have to return to that idea at another time.
In due course though - you guys want more dakka and tonkage . . . and who am I to hold back?
As mentioned above, this is being built IRL with an LDD mock-up just to show you guys how the project is going.
Hopefully I should have two of these bad boys a short while after Saturnalia . . . and then I return to my main project . . .
*INSERT MANIACAL LAUGHTER HERE*