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WWI "Badger" Combat Walker
About this creation

Designed to be the frontline brawler the Sandpiper could never be, the badger was considered by most to be a success in it’s day. Well, mostly…

Learning from the mistakes made with it’s sibling, the Badger received a lower stance and a sturdier frame on which was hung heavy armor plating. To move all this mass, the engine output was upped significantly and everything was geared very low.

The result was basically what had been expected- heavy footed and ridiculously slow but well armored and significantly more agile than a tank. It was this unexpected “slow, stable, agility” that really ended up defining the Badger and its role in the war. Instead of duking it out right up at the front line as was originally intended, the Badger became a supremely agile mid range artillery platform.

Able to traverse any terrain and climb almost any slope, it could strategically position itself atop ridges, hid in dense forests, and even occasionally navigate its way to the upper levels of a crumbling building. To fire accurately from these superior vantage points, the Badger was fitted with a new long barreled, high velocity 37mm gun as well as the absolute state of the art in targeting hardware.

But it was this complex hardware that proved the Badger’s Achilles heel and not, as some had speculated, the exposed belts on the lower legs which were small enough to rarely be hit by enemy fire and supremely easy to replace in the field. No, it was the targeting system that, when functioning properly proved to be highly effective, never the less broke down almost constantly. Modifications were made to try and remedy the problem, but by the time they finally got it right, the war was all but over.

So the Badger never truly got its day in the sun and we are still left without the elusive “frontline brawler” walker the brass is clamoring for…

Hmm...









So…I have to be honest and say that I did not wake up this morning expecting to post a lego creation or even touch the bricks at all. And yet, here I am. Not sure if this is and end to my recent dark age or not, but I’m hopeful. And there is certainly still that veritable mountain of WIPs that has been staring me in the face for the past year, so…





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  August 18, 2012
How did you attach the turret?
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  August 18, 2012
Incredible!
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  May 22, 2012
Sometimes, if I look to long, I feel like it will walk away. It's THAT realistic!
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  May 22, 2012
rather sparsely armed. a couple machine guns would be nice. anyway, superb! 5/5
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  January 7, 2012
Love it. Want to pull it apart and see how you did some of those things.
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  December 23, 2011
awesome!
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  December 23, 2011
really cool design for the legs and for the cannon
Brian Kescenovitz
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Beaver boy ?
  December 22, 2011
Beef tank on legs. Yeah!
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  December 22, 2011
Possibly the BEST built mech I've seen... Love all the machinery and the small details. Amazing work!
  December 21, 2011
Prince Philip and Prince Charles will be delivering these vests to every badger in the UK, along with instructions for working the zipper. http://www.zovon.com/hcg-flash-reviews/
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  December 20, 2011
Awesome man! Absolutely awesome!
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  December 20, 2011
This'd make an awesome lego set!!! I love the legs 5/5!!!
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  December 20, 2011
Thats amzing!
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  December 20, 2011
Absolutely amazing. I can't say any more than that. truly brilliant. Well done.:)
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  December 20, 2011
Truly wonderful. More than most of these mechs, your greebles look like they all do something. We can all learn a lot from you.
Brian Kescenovitz
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kelvin johansson
  December 19, 2011
love the name and the shape
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  December 19, 2011
THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!
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  December 19, 2011
You`ve put a modern touch on an old theme, great job. LIVE TO MOC!
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  December 19, 2011
You`ve put a modern touch on an old theme, great job. LIVE TO MOC!
  December 19, 2011
I don't understand what a honey badger is or what it means when someone calls you this. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111126010814AAEpcI9
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  December 17, 2011
Light and heavy designed parts combined in one walker is not an easy task if you want it to look right - you managed it perfectly.
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  December 16, 2011
Stunning details. Great to have you back!
  December 15, 2011
@Mike Johnson: they're Bionicle bits, from those "Rakhshi" sets.
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  December 14, 2011
This is a great build. I love the way you used the parts in this build to get the design. I'm very glad to see you posted a build. I just think your work is amazing.
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  December 14, 2011
just incredible
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  December 14, 2011
Another brilliant piece of work with all the fine detail bringing it to life. I'm curious though, where did the those pieces come from that you used for the turret armor? Are they from a specific set or you have to special order them? On another note I can fully understan you going through a Dark Age as I have been going through one myself and I'm not fully back either. At least though your builds are immensely popular where mine are lucky just to get the time of day, but those are the breaks. Okay enough self wallowing in misery. Just remember like my dear old departed grandfather liked to say "Cheer up, life will get worse!"
Brian Kescenovitz
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Jan D.
  December 13, 2011
argggggh the Awesomness is burning my Eyes...
Brian Kescenovitz
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Spaztastic the Diabolical
  December 13, 2011
Mushroom! Mushroom!
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  December 13, 2011
Thanks for the comments and the warm welcome back, everyone! Well, except for Kelso and Phipson...you guys can get bent.
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  December 13, 2011
Amazing! I like the whole thing!
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  December 13, 2011
love it ,good one
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  December 13, 2011
This is absolutely fantastic!
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  December 13, 2011
Beautiful! This is the loveliest Mecha I have ever seen.
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  December 13, 2011
I'm sorry, Brian who? ;) Good to have ya back buddy! Don't be a stranger, we missed ya round here! ~ Chris.
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  December 13, 2011
awsome that is top notch
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  December 13, 2011
Que Legal! Muito bem, cara!
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  December 13, 2011
Me gusta :)
Brian Kescenovitz
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Reynolds Brickfreak
  December 12, 2011
Really creative! Especially the stickers. I love the legs how they stick out just wonderfully! And the tiled pieces are splendorous! Very nice 5/5.
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  December 12, 2011
To be honest, this is the reason I browse the pages. For your mecha. All too recently there has been a lack of severe imagination here. Sure there are good builders, but i've been noticing an orthodox amount of uninteresting works. This however restores my faith in the imagination that comes with legos and hopefully this will bring mocpages back from the abysmal unimaginitive way it is today.
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  December 12, 2011
Brian is back! And with another AMAZING creation! Very inspiring!
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  December 12, 2011
Very well designed... Excellent parts usage, and the body looks quite effective and heavy. Glad to see you back in action!
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  December 12, 2011
Wow! This is fricken cool. Has just the right amount of steampunk mixed in too. I really like this alt history MOC.
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  December 12, 2011
HOLLY ROBO WALKER BATMAN!
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  December 12, 2011
Extraordinary!
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  December 12, 2011
Psssh. Looks just like one I saw on Flickr this morning. How unoriginal. I mean, what? Did you just swipe this guy's...oh...wait.
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  December 12, 2011
Nice Work! See BiO I TOLD you Brian wasn't dead 8P
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  December 12, 2011
Incredible!
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  December 12, 2011
Wow! This is very nicely designed/built! The greebling on the legs is absolutely mouth-watering. I also love whatever curved parts you used for the cockpit area. Hopefully, this is the end of a dark age for you!
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  December 12, 2011
WHOA! Awesome work here, the parts usage is truly ingenious! Keep it up! -Ultra
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  December 12, 2011
Well, you didn't lose a beat ... hehe, beat ... anyway, The detail, the composition, the design ... WOW! Needless to say, we all look forward to see more of your creations! Will Dawn Forge rise again?
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  December 12, 2011
completely astounding. I love the open armor, showing the stupendously detailed inner workings. the chains and pulleys are extraordinary.
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  December 12, 2011
Maybe the most original and realistic Mecha/Exoskelleton I've ever seen on MOC Pages. I love all that mecanisms! Good Work!
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  December 12, 2011
O hai man, you're back! Glad to see you're posting again! Missed your stuff... Anyway, beautiful walker! Something I could never do.
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  December 12, 2011
very clever, and I love the story for it! great use of parts as well, great mechanical look. 5/5
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  December 12, 2011
wow that looks great!
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  December 12, 2011
Fabulous work here! The use of Rahkshi pieces as armor is easily one of the most original designs that I have ever seen! Congrats on being blogged by TBB!
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  December 12, 2011
Incredible build! I like the name too.
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  December 12, 2011
It looks like a duck. A DUCK! I am not amused. You promised a badger, and you gave a duck. A DUCK! (I've got nothing against ducks, they are epic.)
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  December 12, 2011
Very cool greebly bits, and NPU all around.
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  December 12, 2011
wait... WWI as in World War One? that's an awesome idea. :P and great work! are those grey pieces on the sides with the ball joints parts of the Rahkshi? that's just brilliant.
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  December 12, 2011
I could spend the whole comment describing every little bit of this that I LOVE, or I could just say, best walker EVER
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  December 12, 2011
Very industrial and heavy looking walker. This thing looks like desperate measures in a zone of death... Kind of like the WWI tanks. -Awe-
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  December 12, 2011
Wow, truly a work of art! I love this style of mech, and you have some amazing parts usage here! Well done!
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  December 12, 2011
This amazing!I really like the motor type things in the legs!That reminds me of the combat walkers in the Leviathon series!Steampunk and futuristic at the same time!Wish I could build stuff like this. :(
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  December 12, 2011
Nice work, glad to see some more from you! I like how you mixed some bionicle pieces in for the armoring, well done! :D
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  December 12, 2011
Such a cool blend of genres. Its like an alternate timeline, where technology was more advanced in the WW era. Awesome! Great build too. ~cheers
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  December 12, 2011
Such a cool blend of genres. Its like an alternate timeline, where technology was more advanced in the WW era. Awesome! Great build too. ~cheers
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  December 12, 2011
Excellent indeed. The armor and legs look astoundingly well-built and I see lots of pieces I haven't seen anywhere before. And yeah - wellcome back!! Pp
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  December 12, 2011
Amazing! Lovely use of Bionicle pieces and awesome work on all the details! Brilliant work ;)
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  December 12, 2011
Glad to have you back! I found your archangel on Flicr last December by accident and that brought me out of my Dark Age.....This MOC picks right up where you left off!
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  December 12, 2011
Very nice. A bit peculiar looking, and not really your usual, but still; nice.
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  December 12, 2011
Huge old, realistic looking, cool, and well designed ! :) 5/5
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  December 12, 2011
Awesome! I'd like to see this in a sci-fi movie :-)
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  December 12, 2011
Wow, this is incredible! The legs are brilliant, and the cockpit/hatch area is fantastic! Hopefully this is the first of many new MOCs from you, and if they're anything like this I'll await with baited breath. Great work!
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  December 12, 2011
Welcome back! I have been waiting so long for this day...
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  December 12, 2011
This is F..... wicked !!!!!
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  December 12, 2011
I was about to fix myself some morning coffee...I don't need that anymore, 'cause you made my day with this creation. I can see so much logic in the details. It's also clearly visible that you like to build with lego since a long time (some parts are from the old days).
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  December 12, 2011
words cannot express the awesomeness of this... Definitely makes up for the lack of regular builds from you ;)
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  December 12, 2011
So insane and good!
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  December 12, 2011
Well done! It's got an interesting mix of future and retro wrapped up into one.
 
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