Spider Riders is an anime that launched back in 2006 and was based on novels of the same name. The series followed a team of warriors who rode into battle atop large spider type mechs and battled large mutant insects.
Just love this side profile, really shows off those angular lines and the way the legs are positioned.
I made this little moc fairly quickly and wasn't going for accuracy, I just wanted it to look nice but the rear legs are incapable of touching the ground.
A fact I do know just form the intro is that the spiders can shoot webbing, so this sort of demonstrates it in a non-accurate way.
And as said before, each spider has a rider, hence the name 'Spider Riders'.
From what I can tell they don't really use firearms, more of spear and melee weapons with the spiders agility allowing them to get right into battle, up close and personal.
They actually stand upright and fight in the series but my spiders' a fair bit smaller for scale so on this one the rider just sits, he looks ridiculous standing.
Now I'm in the process of downloading this series because I got the theme tune years ago whiles looking for the music group Spiderbait and accidently found something called 'Spider Riders' so I got it and still do love the music.
This moc is vaguely, and I mean very vaguely based off of the series as I've only ever seen the opening/intro to it and is NOT based directly off anything in the actual series. All that I really remember is the large spider mechs with very angular lines due to the anime style and robotic theme.
I haven't decided if I'll actually take a serious jab at one of these in future but for now this'll do.
For those who are interested in the anime, here you can check out the Spider Riders Intro.