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PO Contest #1 Entry: SECTOPOD
My entry for the Piece Out! video game contest.
About this creation
[DISCLAIMER] you might want to turn your brightness down a bit, it was suuuuuper bright when I took these pictures and It'll look nicer at about 70% brightness on most monitors.


Hi!










*crickets*

So. I've posted something. I think it's been a year and a half now, and all of my old pictures are broken. Obviously this is going to be the first a lot of people see of my stuff, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.
Since this was a contest about video games, I decided a good way to pick subject matter would be to think of whatever game I played last. In this case, it happened to be X-COM: Enemy Unknown. It's a top-down strategy game with lots of crazy action and elbows no-clipping through walls. Good stuff. Anyways, I remembered one of my favorite moments of the game was the first time I found a sectopod: I was on a terror mission, and had a sniper throw out a scanner. When it landed, I saw this enormous metal hulk with three times as many hit points of anything I'd encounterd thus far. I took it down, but not without quite a bit of frustration and two dead soldiers. Needless to say, it left quite the impression.




Here's a video displaying some of it's more... terrifying characteristics.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/pGvpsMsfy4A?rel=0" (I'm new to this, I don't know how to embed.)




So, here we are now. This abominable alloy automatic antagonist (alliteration! YEAH!) Is my take on the dreaded Sectopod.


Say Hello... Here it is. Apologies for the crappy background, I noticed what time it was waaaay too late and had to throw something together quick, I've just moved to a new house. The flash on this picture is really horrible, I *think* I turned it off in the rest of the photos.





The Sectopod stands in a crouching hunched position, giving is superior stability and a smaller profile while fighting. Also, because of the way it's shaped, it's extremely difficult to stand up.





Leg shot. The entirety of it's compound legs is shown here. It took about an hour to find all of those rods in the correct lengths alone, let alone the actual construction. I'm not the most organized builder ever...





The back. Not much to say here, although I'd like to point out that those rahkshi shells are held in by friction alone.





This gun is the Sectopods reaction shot (the gun it uses when it sees an opponent on said opponent's turn moving). In the "Max Mythos" those green spots are miniature particle accelerators, and generate energy for the Sectopod.





The Sectopod's main cannon. If you watched the video, this is the thing that shoots the enormous crimson beam. It's on the 'pod's underbelly instead of it's back mainly because I had forgotten until after the fact. Sue me.





The tubes. As far as I can tell, they're cooling vents and they appear to extend quite a bit as evidenced in the reference pic, but when I saw them for the first tie I thought they were miniature missile silos of a sort.





It's actually quite tall (about 2 feet) when it's standing up straight, but it's extremely unstable and needs to be supported by the steady hand of it's creator.





Detail on the leg-torso connection. Took me a little while to get this right.





Foot detail. I actually started with these. Finding all 8 silver Gali hooks took way longer than I'd like to admit.





Knee detail. This is probably the part of the MOC that deviates the most from the original design. I wanted a double-jointed knee and was too lazy to come up with a design compact enough to fit inside a kneecap with those proportions.





The belly of the beast. One of my favorite parts, and also the last bit of detailing I did. I really think that the rahkshi shells work well with one another.





Standing up again. It's scaled to a shorter Inika/Mahri build. (Hewkii, Kongu, etc.)





The Sectopod's full wingspan is about 2.5-3 feet.





A nice 1/4 shot to bring the page screeching , crashing, and burning to a halt. This picture shows the similarity to the reference.





STOMPY STOMP. You'll just have to appreciate his stomping without a victim, I have no MOCs that fit under his toeses at the moment.





This is probably the cutest you'll ever see a robot death machine look. Ever.





Thanks a bunch for spending your time over in my little corner of the 'Pages and good luck to all of the participants!


This is the picture I used for reference.
http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/m/image/1349/94/1349941304079.jpg
Alright, I guess this wraps it up. Have a nice day and whatnot!


-Max



Comments

 I like it 
  June 5, 2013
Nice work here Max! I like the legs! Also, remember that MOC of mine you commented on? Well, could you please comment on its V2? Here's a link: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/361724
  June 5, 2013
Edit: now I know. For some reason, you weren't among my favorites. I just assumed you were.
 I like it 
  June 5, 2013
Dude! This is amazing, I don't know how could I have missed it!
 I made it 
  May 30, 2013
Quoting Z productions I saw this on my activity feed, and I'm glad I did! The legs truly complement it greatly. And this is for a video game? Please say he's the protagonist! Because I'd be scared if I had to go up against this thing!:P
Dunno if that was rhetorical or not, but no, this is a the 2nd hardest enemy in the game it comes from. It's eyes are more yellow that green, and it tends to look much more sinister where it comes from. I linked 2 sources in the page if you're interested.
 I like it 
  May 29, 2013
I saw this on my activity feed, and I'm glad I did! The legs truly complement it greatly. And this is for a video game? Please say he's the protagonist! Because I'd be scared if I had to go up against this thing!:P
 I like it 
  May 29, 2013
Finally I can see a creation from you! xD It took me a while to understand the MOC, I don't know it it's due to the pictures or the incredible amount of parts and size. However, once I have been able to see it... My head exploded. Amazing, my dear!! This creation is one of the best titans I have seen on a while. I can't see anything bad, seriously. The crouching hunched position fits it, giving to it a more terrifying look. The tubes, the legs, the head... I'm truly amazed, dear, this is pure awesomeness. Tons of smiles for you!
 I like it 
  April 17, 2013
Awesome moc you got here! Great detail on the torso
  January 21, 2013
Fantastic build, I love the leg design, the flexability is great as well. By the way, oldschool MOCing ftw.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Wow, you've actually got something posted with pictures :P Beautiful work though. I love this. Just love it. I also SOO relate to your problem with finding the parts. I used to keep all my pieces in rubber tubbies, and it took me forever to find anything, let alone BUILD anything. Now however, I have about a fourth of the pieces sorted into one of those plastic drawer things that you can get for like twenty bucks at any store. It has cut my time to build something in half. You might want to consider getting one of those. It does help. >,>
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Excellent build, Max.
 
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