The third of five Dawn Forge builds from the “Zero Hour on Highway 44” collaborative project. I will be posting the fourth one in the next few days. Here are the links to mine and Keith’s Zero Hour postings in case you missed them.
The UNITY represents the second generation of autonomous, AI controlled combat droids fielded by the Dawn Forge. Nicknamed “Unis” by the soldiers who fight alongside them, their original designation was the E-1 “MARTYR.” They were renamed after the droids discovered the meaning of the word and took great offense at the implication.
Tougher, more agile, and packing the new, high velocity 35mm autocannon as well as a vastly superior AI, the Uni is in every way an improvement on the aging ABSOLVER droid it were designed to replace.
Unis are generally deployed in squads of five, with one droid being an E-2 UNITY Command Droid that acts as the squad’s leader. Nicknamed “the deuce,” the E-2 variant has an upgraded AI capable of deductive reasoning and complex problem solving, as well as a superior sensor/communications array.
A squad who has lost it’s deuce in combat is still able to function, but is significantly less efficient, with the most experienced E-1 taking up the leadership position until another E-2 can take charge.
Yes, you are correct. The E-2’s expanded sensor array was not present in the Zero Hour dio. Thanks for noticing…smartass.
Wow, look at all that Sci-fi B.S. I wrote up there! Aren’t you lucky! Actually, several people have been asking lately about the full on Dawn Forge back story. I’ll try and finish it up sooner rather than later, but don’t hold your breath or anything. Remember people, it’s more about the MOCs than the story. Whenever I do finally finish it though, I’ll be posting it in the Dawn Forge group.
Wow, I guess that Extenze is really working for you, huh?
Well, it’s been taking longer than I had hoped to get these up, but number four from the Zero Hour MOCs should be posted in…you guessed it. A few more days. Thankfully, there are only two more left, and then maybe I can actually put down the camera and start BUILDING again!
Kascenovitz! The muzzle guard is totally respectible. Such a guard might reduce light, thermal and acoustic signature, as well protect the gun from damage (important functions for a surface combat system). They don't always look nice, but in the case of the E-1, you know the muzzle guard pulls mad tail! Attack!
Quoting Brady G
I've been meaning to ask you, Are you using a black sheet of posterboard here? A vig. I'm posting contains a lot of silver, and I've noticed how good it looks against your backdrops. (I've also seen a frosted piece of sheet metal used... Looks amazing, with a partial reflection of the MOC above, supreme photography.)
Thanks. Yep, just posterboard. Actually, it’s a 40x60 in. piece of black picture matte, but it works the same way.
Nothing especially wrong with the grammar. Better than most, in fact. I approve. Now, you're probably wondering who I am, who the Critic is, and if we are the same person. We're not. We're the crimefighters of MOCpages.
this is a great mech i love how you have done the legs! and the overall strtre and proportion looks great!i also love the weapons! you put them all in good places balaning the mech very well! can you review my first mech i think its ok.. you ont have but i would apreciate it very much...:) hope to hear from you! oh yeah! 5/5!
I like it
Legion of Doom
April 9, 2009
Wow, is that a cannon in his cockpit or is he just happy to see Bob... from accounting, not from those "other" commercials. AHAHAHAHA Joker
Its really good and I gain alot of constructive incites from your mocs. This one however is a tad small. No, I am not dissapointed in you becuase I have enough respect for you as a good builder to say that this is truly outstanding.Good job. Anywho us at the Spearhead nation are gonna go and work on a new moc, Im posting it today. Mabey you could check it out. Its your call
Quoting Knoll grey
no offense meant by my first comment, but i think that the barrel and muzzle are out of proportion. just my opinion, if you are happy, then it works out, right?
No worries Knoll, but next time, you might consider adding an IMO to a comment as definitive as your first one. Of course, that’s just my opinion…;-)
I like it
April 6, 2009
Great work again, I really like how you made the bley armor going over the black inside parts (I have to try out that way sooner or later). I´m just wondering what is going to be no.4 one of the APCs or the command mech.
Why is your stuff always so awesome? Overall the shape is fantastic, but the legs and the jointing in them are excellent. The detailing on the 'sensor suite' is great, especially the treads wrapped around rod.