Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8]

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Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8]

Post by Kaplan » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:18 pm

Here I present to you the multipurpose military truck of the M-Throne Empire, Gravis.

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Gravis trucks are designed to be tough, durable and low-profile. Truck cockpits are equipped with two machine guns on side. Different modules can be attached on the backside of the truck according to its mission.

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Trucks without modules

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Trucks with different modules

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First module is the supply transportation module. This module is used to transport ammo, spare parts, storage tanks etc.

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Supply transportation module can be opened and loaded from backside.

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Second module is designed to transport prisoners.

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Prisoner transport module can be opened from backside.

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Third and last module is an AA-Gun mounted backside of the truck.

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All modules together dismounted from trucks.

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I updated the vehicles covering the roof of the driver section with tiles.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by BrickSyd » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:01 pm

I like the look, especially once the modules are installed. That AA gun design is particularly awesome. Great work!
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First module is the supply transportation module. This module is used to transport explosives, bombs, nukes, or more explosives.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by BFenix » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:51 am

Any great empire with a large army needs its logistics and workhorse. The Gravis seems to fit that role flawlessly :)
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Zahru II » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:15 am

Loving the modular design - not a fan of the exposed studs on the top of the cab though. Kinda breaks the otherwise smooth look of the vehicle.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Kaplan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:06 am

Zahru II wrote:Loving the modular design - not a fan of the exposed studs on the top of the cab though. Kinda breaks the otherwise smooth look of the vehicle.
You re right. I updated the vehicles covering the roof of the driver section with tiles.

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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Kommander Ken » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:57 am

Hot damn, now that's a truck.

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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by ikensall » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:27 pm

Everything the other guys have said, looks like a logistics truck not to be messed with. However, there is one thing missing.
A module to make it into a multi-rocket launching platform, see katyusha:
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Kaplan » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:38 pm

ikensall wrote:Everything the other guys have said, looks like a logistics truck not to be messed with. However, there is one thing missing.
A module to make it into a multi-rocket launching platform, see katyusha:
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Thank you for the suggestion. I will make rocket launcher modules as soon as possible.

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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Bluefog » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:00 am

I think I'm the only person who doesn't really like the trucks. With all the stuff on them they look better but I dunno, given the epicness of everything else you build it doesn't quite compare. I suppose it is just a generic truck type of deal, but for me, if you compare it to any one of your tanks, etc. it falls short design wise... The front of the cab, the lights and the grill are just too generic, for lack of a better word. It's still really good just not my favourite of your builds I guess is what I'm saying. I hope this was constructive.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Kaplan » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:02 pm

I got what you meant and I agree that these trucks look generic.
Actually I wanted to make generic looking trucks. :) I'm inspired by c&c red alert series lately.
Hopefully I will post other vehicles that look more aesthetically pleasing.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by stubby » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:12 pm

From an aesthetic standpoint, it's good to have generic-looking support vehicles so they don't steal focus when you put them in scenes with the war machines they're supporting.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Silverdream » Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:22 pm

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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Apollyon » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:35 am

I like everything here except the prison transport module. It's just :boxy: and boring. Replace it with a rocket launcher module and everything will be fine.
Also, what about a troop transport module? Or to you already have a vehicle for that ? I don't remember.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Zahru II » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:43 am

IIRC Kaplan already made some rapid deploy skimmers for infantry.
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Re: Multipurpose Truck "Gravis" [M:Throne Empire Series Ep.8

Post by Kaplan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:24 pm

Apollyon wrote:I like everything here except the prison transport module. It's just :boxy: and boring.
You are very right they are indeed boxy and I built them like that on purpose. I was actually inspired by the transport cages from the jurassic park movie:

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I have tried to build the cage door somewhat technological by doing it open-able upwards...

Also thank you for the critics and I would like to hear any ideas about any possible upgrades and improvements or of course other completely different design ideas for prisoner transporter.
Apollyon wrote:Also, what about a troop transport module? Or to you already have a vehicle for that ? I don't remember.
Zahru II wrote:IIRC Kaplan already made some rapid deploy skimmers for infantry.
Yes. as Zahru II mentioned correctly I already built fast personnel carriers called "Blitz":
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Also the main and light tanks can carry soldiers as well.

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Also I have built these open personnel carrier a while ago but only showed it once in a single message in my army main topic:

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