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Watched Gundam, got inspired, built a thing.

Post by Nitewatchman » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:58 pm

So, I've wanted to build a good hardsuit for my Brikwars army for a while now, but my lack of skill/apathy for building has stopped me. After watching Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, though, I got a little inspiration and decided to take another crack at it. My main influences on the mech are the two following piloted robots/vehicles:

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I know, what a crappy picture. Google Images doesn't have many pics of this thing, probably because the Anime, Xam'd The Lost Memory, wasn't super popular. I enjoyed it, though, and these hardsuits were maybe like....3x the size of a person? Not that much taller, really. I thought they were cool and have wanted to build one for a while.

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This is the thing from Gundam that really inspired me. A little tri-pedal tank thing with optional side-mounted weapons. Pretty neat, really, in my opinion. Anyway, these were so cool that I had to make something.

So, I made this thing: http://imgur.com/a/kDGua

Sorry for the imgur link. Direct posting the images would be unpleasant, since they're way too high resoultion for that. It's a bit multi-colored at the moment, but my intent is to improve on it a bit and then order enough parts to make 9-12 of these bad boys. The options for equipping them are pretty numerous. Cannons, swords, missile launchers, shark launchers, shark missile launchers, etc.

I'll be posting a proper armory post when we hit production, but for now, thoughts?

Anyone want to try to name it? I've tried to code-name all my military creations with animal names, but this one doesn't resemble anything, really.
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Post by TheCraigfulOne » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:35 pm

Head on it looks sort of like a boar with the topheavy body, small eyes and snout thing.

Awesome built, can't wait to see the shark missiles. :lol:

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Post by Gungnir » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:17 pm

It's a bit greebly, but it looks pretty good.
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Post by Insert_blank » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:27 pm

Call it the Almiria-Shinji
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Post by Nitewatchman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:26 pm

Alright, so, the whole boar thing is working. Now I need an acronym name for it. I'm thinking H.A.W.G., but not sure on it. Could stand for "Heavily Armored Walker (with) Guns", but there don't necessarily have to be guns on it. Some play on razorback could be cool, too. Or just P.I.G. or B.O.A.R. or something.

Ideas?
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Post by Jabberwocky » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:51 pm

How about Heavy Armor, Walking Gun. I find the 2 sets of arms alil over redundant. Realism wise a mounted gun could be easier to sight than one in a mechanical arm. Also you get more opportunity for dakka and to fire more weapons if frame mounted from my understanding.

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Post by Nitewatchman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:57 pm

Jabberwocky wrote:How about Heavy Armor, Walking Gun. I find the 2 sets of arms alil over redundant. Realism wise a mounted gun could be easier to sight than one in a mechanical arm. Also you get more opportunity for dakka and to fire more weapons if frame mounted from my understanding.
Realism!?

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It wouldn't be a robot if it didn't have arms. Aside from that, though, the arms fold back to allow attachments to be mounted to the frame directly.

Seriously, though, you can't have robot sword battles if the robots don't have arms.
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Post by TheCraigfulOne » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:48 pm

Huge Awesome Weapons Grouping?

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