Name: Lancer T5 Battle Vehicle
Nickname: 5th Wheel
Occupation: Wreckin' everything
Alignment: Lawful Good, I guess
Origin: AOMN Engineering Dept.
Powers: Uh... shifting into attack form, if that counts
Weaponry: Forward spikes, crushing tires, repulsive "Crast-tech" armor plating, tracking turret [when attached to Experimental Repair Assist Drone]
Status: Decent I guess
Personality: None... it's a vehicle
Bio: Experimental vehicle built by the AOMN Engineering Department with inspiration from the Thornatus desert transport vehicles of the Shattering and Reformation eras. It was given briefly to Astrav to test-drive along with an ERAD. The test was a success, but nonetheless, the vehicle was taken away from Astrav for further development and design work.
LT5 basic form:
Astrav with slightly vehicle-updated armor [obviously, minimal changes]:
LT5 shifted into attack form [front extended, blades flipped forward, armor unfolded, ERAD placed in the back as copilot/gunner]:
Good luck to J6 and everyone else.
I'm not really proud of this MOC. Due to vacation, no inspiration, and other stuff which I've already explained multiple times before, yada yada yada, I had two days to build.
"5th Wheel" was thought up by Railblade [whose MOCpage I somehow am unable to find].
Very unique vehicle, but personally I'm not the biggest fan of it as a whole, it just doesn't look too compact and tight in the shaping which is how I feel a vehicle should look, still it's cool dude! Love the minicon sidekick, the fact he can transform is sick! Good luck dude ;)
I want one! :) Seriously Chro, that's really good. Although my character-Mocing skills have improved since my uploader broke, I could NEVER build a vehicle like redboss or the T5. Also, I know you usually rip apart MOCs shortly after building them, but do you remember how to build your ERAD? I'd really like to have one. :D
Very good chro. Some thoughts: the 'grill' of LT5 basic, is a little weird, and the windshield is a little small. But I love ERAD, he reminds me of a minicon. The gaps in Astrav's upper legs could be filled in a little. I like the attack mode better, but once again the front needs a little bit more. But overall, very good.
Erad (or whatever his name is) looks very unconfortable in that position on the tank (first mode, not attack mode) Speaking of which, the vehicle looks nice in first mode, but in attack mode, it all looks a little incomplete, especially around the front. Still, it's good. Good luck in the contest!
Quoting Dragonax lord of all things black and creepy
Sad to say, this isn't exactly your best work. It has some nice ideas and techniques though, and I feel that if you had more time you could revamp it or something. I like the little guy though :D
Solid work here. I'm especially fond of the transforming feature the vehicle has between roving and attack modes, and I think how you integrated Astrav into piloting the vehicle was also very smooth. The vehicle is a bit messy though, and it does lack a bit of wow-factor that, say, REDBOSS had. ERAD is cute though :D Nice entry and good luck!