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M-37 "Cuirassier"
The M-37 Cuirassier was the most advanced Mechanized Calvary Unit in it's day. It's chassis allowed for unparralled Battlefield movement and it was the most successful Mech to use the biped configuration. The brainchild of Dr. Anton Von Zimmerich, an exiled German scientist, this became the best heavy unit in the French Heavy Calvary and the French Reconaissance Corps. The "Cuirassier" was key to the French Republic's campaign to reconquer Europe and they served with distinction in this successful war where France was eventually beaten, but doubled in size.
About this creation
Well, this steampunk mech is probably my coolest project to date. It was also a major pain in the ass to build. (Don't mind the trade off there) Here's the front of the mighty machine. Notice the cannon used like a hand gun. I didn't come up with the idea and forgot who did, but whoever it was is a genius.

Here you can see it's close range weapon. Perfect for slicing up men, horses, and other Mechanized Calvary Units. The beauty of this mech is that it is not limited to the weapons it carries out onto the battlefield. It was the first of it's kind to have fully articulated hands. It's hands are a weapon in themselves as they can the enemy and throw rocks and such at enemy targets.

In this back view you can see the advanced steam turbine which, driving all the gears of mobility, gives this mech unparalled battlefield agility.

A close up, this time, of the back. I love the silver bionicle claw here. It reminds me of an exo-skeleton.

A close up of the driver's seat. The ergonomics of the mech are better than ones before it as well, even though the seat isn't very comfortable. The mech drivers are an elite force and are specially trained to handle this war machine.

A detail shot of the legs. I wonder how much gears I used on this mech?? haha The feet are also specially articulated to give the mech the best footing for stable shooting and no falling.

And now a parting shot. Hopefully more steampunk mechs will be coming soon...



Comments

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  May 28, 2012
Wow! Lots of intricate details on this. Great part usage all over, excellent work :-)
  October 4, 2010
WHY IS THIS SO GOOD?! I think mech and steampunk are the hardest themes to build in but this, is, AWESOME! I do like the colors and the name as well. --AW
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  May 22, 2010
Wow, amazing mech! Fits perfectly into the steampunk/clockwork category.
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  May 16, 2010
awesome steampunk creation. i love all the gears and stuff, very greebly. i remember when i was a little kid, i would have my minifigs holding that cannon like a bazooka, those pins on the side pretty much begged to be held by something other than the cannon frame :)
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  May 15, 2010
Complexity and great looks are closely associated with pains in the ash. Great job!
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  May 14, 2010
Very nice Steampunkery going on here! Love the use of gears.
 
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