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"Sorry about that, Sir. The requisition on fireworks came a bit late, so we decided to try a couple SRMs instead. We thought they'd go off a bit farther away from their launch point than they did."
About this creation
Well Rich, I gotta say thanks. I've been waiting for a good excuse to post up a variant of the Broadsword "base" for quite a while now, and this gave me an excellent opportunity to do so.

Anyway, this is the latest MST unit I've come up with, the Pikeman Direct-Combat MST. I suspect the MST line won't be deviating from the original Broadsword base for a while now (unless I get around to remaking the Rhae'llia, anyway). I mean, what could be better than that beefy-lookin' fella with the twin Superheavy blaster pistols? How about a thirty-foot robotic football player with an even bigger gun than the last?

Well, I made some changes to it. To start out with, I brainstormed a bit and figured out a way to strengthen that little thin part on the knee joint! It consisted of fabricating a custom ball joint using the Bionicle ball end, a three-stud axle, and a pair of axle-gripping 1x2 system/technic bricks. After that I put a gear-ish thing on the axle, and voila!
Second, I completely reworked the back. I ripped off the old junky "jetpack" thing and replaced it with a pair of MBS-style thrusters that look a LOT more convincing. I had to take of the two clip pieces for adding back-mounted weapons, but after testing a few such weapons on it, I found out those kinds of weapons don't work any way.
Third, I added a flashlight/camera/whatever on the side of his head! Yeah, yeah *yawn* spectacular. Well, it's something I've been trying to do right for nearly a year on mini-Mechs, MBS's, and other Mechs that use this basic head design. So for me it's a grand and incredible accomplishment. Besides, you gotta admit it looks pretty cool.
Fourth is some new programming. Particularly an almost human-like personality with a somewhat-dry humor.
Fifth... uhh... Well, not much else. I reworked the shoulders and a few other things a tiny bit, but that's about it. Cool paint job, maybe? Anyway, on with the show...


The gun. I have no clue what it is honestly. Something between a Covenant Repeater Rifle and a Sten Sub-machine gun. I assume it's not an energy weapon because it has the side clip thing, but beyond that it's up to you to decide what it is. A semi-auto grenade launcher rifle? Probably not, it already has a spot for some kind of grenade launcher/something-else attachment underneath the magazine.

Yes, yes, I know, it still has that same corny hand design. It's just that it functions perfectly for its job, and looks okay (as far as proportions are concerned), so I decided to just stick with it. The Tempest's hands just weren't functional enough and couldn't hold weapons very well.

Okay, a little more in-story description of the Mech. The Pikeman, unlike the Broadsword's all-purpose... purpose, the Pikeman is intended specifically for the heat of combat. It's the one you'll see in those makeshift trenches letting loose on some poor helpless mini-Mechs trying to charge the line, or fighting through war-torn city streets, or... well, you get the idea.

...Okay, that'll do for story.



Sorry about the lack of pictures, but I didn't have a lot of time for posing and editing so
I decided to take just one good picture, fix it up pretty, and get this thing up. Even still, have fun with your new toy. By the way, while building this, I got this incredible idea for peace treaties in the Elite Mechaniers roleplay...


Building instructions
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Comments

 I like it 
  July 20, 2012
Looks awesome! I wish I could build something of this scale with actual bricks... LOL. :P
 I made it 
  July 19, 2012
Quoting Me23456789 ("Me2" or "Me") Nice! I always liked the Broadsword. Small enough to be fast, but heavy enough to take a beating. "I mean, what could be better than that beefy-lookin' fella with the twin Superheavy blaster pistols?" You may like the one I have in the works, then. It'll come with a sword and shield in addition to twin revolving hand-cannons, but I'll go more into that when I finish it. Of course, it's much smaller than this, but still somewhat beefy for it's stature.
Actually, the Broadsword comes up to chest level on Mech Battle Suits. It's not as small as you might think. Anyway, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of your new Mech. :D
 I like it 
  July 19, 2012
Nice! I always liked the Broadsword. Small enough to be fast, but heavy enough to take a beating. "I mean, what could be better than that beefy-lookin' fella with the twin Superheavy blaster pistols?" You may like the one I have in the works, then. It'll come with a sword and shield in addition to twin revolving hand-cannons, but I'll go more into that when I finish it. Of course, it's much smaller than this, but still somewhat beefy for it's stature.
 I like it 
  July 19, 2012
nice lookin mechs!
 I made it 
  July 19, 2012
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf Thank You! Its actually pretty good!
Thanks. :D Hopefully Bio won't take my somewhat-morbid (depending on your point of view) humor in the first picture too offensively. :P
 I like it 
  July 19, 2012
Thank You! Its actually pretty good!
 
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