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Contest Entry: BD-04 "Viper"
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My entry MOC to the Mecha contest ran by LTE.
About this creation
Here's a link to the Contest Group

And the other contestants MOC's:
-JTM's CE Drone
-Andros's C.H.I.M.P.
-ariklego's MAU-1 Berserk
-Bryce's Scimitar
-Marcus's Legionary
-Maverick's Stalker
-LTE's HAEA-3
-Chunk's Centurion
-ED's Jetkiller
-BiO's APMS-1

Now, on to the MOC!

The "Viper" is an all purpose mecha designed to be used in any condition, be it in the middle of a desert or rocky mountain area. The unit also comes with different equipments for different roles. (I used light color to make details more visible in the presentation)

Front view


Side view(left)


Rear view: The Viper has a small jet engine on it's back that enables the unit to make small "jumps" on heavier terrain, tough it can only be used 4 times repeatedly after that it stays in cooldown mode for 1 to 2 minutes for safety reasons.(However reckless pilots often switch the safety system off)


Top View


The Head: (Note: I wanted it to look similiar to the Union Flag's face from Gundam 00)


Shoulder detail: Additional equipment can be attached to the shoulders


Middle body (front)


Feet detail(front)


Feet detail(rear): On flat terrain such as city roads, the Viper can skate.


Middle body (rear)


The "jump-jet" engine


Right Arm with anti-infantry gun(flexed)




Pose


Leg flexibility


Feet flexibility


The torso can bend backwards...


...and forwards






Additional Equipment of the BD-04 VIPER:

Lightweight Armor for additional protection of the shoulder thrusters and upper body


Armor equiped


Thrusters are still fully usable


Heavy Shield for advanced protection of the body


H.S. equiped (due to weight only 1 can be used, but the pilot can choose wich shoulder to attach it to)


Reacon Dish for long range communication and secured channels(Pilots can even download MP8 songs to their FRAG-Pod music players in 0.00001 seconds)


R.D. Equipped


Additional magazines for Combat Rifle


Magazines stored on the back of the shoulder


Swarm missle pack




S.M. pack equipped


Combat Rifle


C.R. Equipped


Submachine gun: has higher rate of fire than the combat rifle, but less force


can be used in both hands due to light weight




"Armor piercers" for close combat: With a well aimed thrust, these blades can easily reach an enemy unit's cockpit


Equipment Styles

"Berserker"


"Protector"


Swarm missle pack can be further equipped to the armor but it will decrease mobility


Vipers in action!




Red shoulder units are field officers








"IT'S A GUNDAM!!!!"




Scale to minifig and bare frame, stands 15 bricks tall!


Creator Note: This mini-mecha was mainly inspired by the mechas of Full Metal Panic and Izzo's building style(I'm not trying to copy him in any way, the frame was also designed by Me and it's not pre-built). So I mashed up the two in hopes for a good outcome, and I must say that it was a lot of fun to build this! I hope you guys also enjoyed it! I'll be sure to make some more variations of this unit in the future!

I've built a larger scale version too! You can find it here

Thanks for viewing!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  February 9, 2012
Quoting ariklego ...The Director! congratz on winning the first contest, Thomas! so, LTE, does he go in the Mecha Contests's Hall of Fame or something? :P by the way, could I use the Viper as a basic reference for my first Eastern-styled Mech (which I'll be making variations of for yours and Marcus Jackson's late Christmas presents :P).
Thanks! Go ahead! :P
  February 9, 2012
congratz on winning the first contest, Thomas! so, LTE, does he go in the Mecha Contests's Hall of Fame or something? :P by the way, could I use the Viper as a basic reference for my first Eastern-styled Mech (which I'll be making variations of for yours and Marcus Jackson's late Christmas presents :P).
 I made it 
  February 9, 2012
Quoting andros tempest congratulations on winning the contest.
thanks! :)
 I made it 
  February 9, 2012
Quoting LTE CEO of MMWI Guess what Thomas? YOU JUST WON THE MECHA CONTESTS CONTEST #1!!! *and the crowd goes wild* If i have your permission, I would like to use the BD-04 Viper as the group picture. BTW, I'm going to build a mini-mech just for you. You can specify what you would like me to build for you on my page. Again, congrats!
Wow! Thanks a lot people! Of course you can use the picture, it goes without saying! I'll give you a shout on one of your MOC's or in the group when I tought it out. Thanks again everyone, I'll look forward to the next contest!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2012
congratulations on winning the contest.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2012
Guess what Thomas? YOU JUST WON THE MECHA CONTESTS CONTEST #1!!! *and the crowd goes wild* If i have your permission, I would like to use the BD-04 Viper as the group picture. BTW, I'm going to build a mini-mech just for you. You can specify what you would like me to build for you on my page. Again, congrats!
  February 8, 2012
Thomas, I've just double checked - this isn't showing in the group pool for the competition group. I'm not sure if that means it will still be counted as an official entry. that's odd, it is in the group - don't know why I couldn't see it. ignore me my computer must be having a blond day.
 I made it 
  February 8, 2012
Quoting andros tempest Thomas, I've just double checked - this isn't showing in the group pool for the competition group. I'm not sure if that means it will still be counted as an official entry.
That's odd, because I checked it too but, it's clearly visible in the contest group, and it's the only group where I added this!
 I made it 
  January 19, 2012
Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free Hmmm, a Solid Mini, though I expect that with your Skill Set that you would be able to shape something on this Scale. Nice work on this. Oh, make sure you check out the New Page, and Sorry about my recent behavior, I've been really stressed out but that is no excuse.
Thanks, and no problem. Everybody has a time when things don't go well!
 I like it 
  January 19, 2012
Hmmm, a Solid Mini, though I expect that with your Skill Set that you would be able to shape something on this Scale. Nice work on this. Oh, make sure you check out the New Page, and Sorry about my recent behavior, I've been really stressed out but that is no excuse.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2012
When I first saw this, my jaw dropped and I said: "Dang, this changes the competition!" This mecha made me think harder about my own mech, it is very good. The weapons are very cool, I liked those. The armor design was very good too. The only criticism I have for you is that the arms could be better. they seem a little short. 5/5. A showstopper.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
4/5
 I like it 
  January 4, 2012
Great job with all the armaments, I'd say they're what makes this moc stand out the most.Another area which I think was a huge success was the armoring. It looks very full and sturdy. You've done very well. 4/5
 I made it 
  January 4, 2012
Quoting ariklego ...The Director! awesome! looks a lot like one of Forte's Mechs, but more... Gundam-y. I really really love those guns. perhaps my only negative is that the arms look somewhat short.
Thanks! Hmm, well the arms do look like they're at least 1 stud shorter...oh well, I'll add another brick with a hole to it xd btw: what's your rate? xd
 I made it 
  January 4, 2012
Quoting ED Eroomdivad Well. I think I've lost. =D Very nice mech. I assumed we were only meant to make one weapon/equip. setup, but really I can't take points for that. The rifle is great and I can't resist a hidden blade, but I felt the SMG was a bit of a let down, but nonetheless, 5/5.
Thank you! I didn't read anything in the rules about "NO more than one weapon" so I tought why not make a small unit that's fun to play with and can be customized just like some of it's "bigger friends". The SMG is indeed a bit lacking, I can feel that too, I was aiming for a P90 style carbine with a huge silencer but it turned out a little differently. Oh and someone might come up with something even better than this so the competition is far from over!(and I'll say it again...I didn't tought I'd get this many good rates with this! So, thanks again everyone!
 I made it 
  January 4, 2012
Quoting andros tempest This is an impressive mech, possibly my favourite of the contest (so far). The armour is impressive, the range of weapons is fantastic and the design of the gun is (grrr) enviable. It seems to have a lot of posing ability and you've ticked all the right boxes with the presentation. 5/5
To tell the truth, I was focusing mainly on poseability since some mini-scale builds have limited movement. The main challange was the actual shape of the armor. After I built the frame I was going trough almost the whole parts collection to see what pieces would look good as "Armor", in the end I sticked to my usual parts, but actually I doubted that people would like the resaults and, I'm glad I was wrong! :P
 I made it 
  January 4, 2012
Quoting Mike C Great looking mech. Smaller than what I'm use to coming from you but with just as much bang for the buck
Thank you! No worries, I'll present some bigger MOC's soon but I think I'll be building mini scale more often from now on!
 I made it 
  January 4, 2012
Quoting Bryce (Brickbrycebrick) I like the Metallic Black coloration and it is well designed. 4/5
Thanks!
 I like it 
  January 4, 2012
Well. I think I've lost. =D Very nice mech. I assumed we were only meant to make one weapon/equip. setup, but really I can't take points for that. The rifle is great and I can't resist a hidden blade, but I felt the SMG was a bit of a let down, but nonetheless, 5/5.
 I like it 
  January 3, 2012
No matter of the scale, your work is always awesome , Great one dude!
 I like it 
  January 3, 2012
Great work, as always. :) 5/5
 I like it 
  January 3, 2012
This is an impressive mech, possibly my favourite of the contest (so far). The armour is impressive, the range of weapons is fantastic and the design of the gun is (grrr) enviable. It seems to have a lot of posing ability and you've ticked all the right boxes with the presentation. 5/5
 I like it 
  January 3, 2012
It's a nice mini-mech overall, but the head and combat rifle designs are especially great. The shoulder racks and the equipment that goes on them was also a neat touch.
 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
Very excellent work! 5/5
 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
Great looking mech. Smaller than what I'm use to coming from you but with just as much bang for the buck
 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
I like the Metallic Black coloration and it is well designed. 4/5
 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
Its too chunky to be a forte mech, Arik. But yes, it DOES lok kinda.... Gundam-y... :/ Uh... Nice Mech! 4/5
  January 2, 2012
awesome! looks a lot like one of Forte's Mechs, but more... Gundam-y. I really really love those guns. perhaps my only negative is that the arms look somewhat short.
 I made it 
  January 2, 2012
Quoting Rabid Goldfish I totally want to make a square off image between this one and my own mini. Nicely made. The armor is very cohesive, and the equipment is well designed. I like the heavy shiled and the rifles the best. ^Blub^
That was fast! Thanks! I wanted to make this more realistic rather than overpowered. If you wish I can lend you this guy so that you can make the image, I'm curious! :D I hope I didn't step over the "mini" scale, tried my best to keep him at the 15 brick scale. I also tought about making a pair of wings for the backpack for a paratrooper version, but I decided to do that next time.
 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
I totally want to make a square off image between this one and my own mini. Nicely made. The armor is very cohesive, and the equipment is well designed. I like the heavy shiled and the rifles the best. ^Blub^
 
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