In the year 2401 ad Mecha have become the dominant form of transport in the known galaxy. Using these mechanised exo-frames humans have explored and colonised almost 60% of the Milky way. But beyond the reach of Earth Security Forces, lawlessness and piracy are rife. Colonies have descended into anarchy and feudalism and the will of regional, self appointed, lords now hold sway over the civilian populations.
Into this new era walks a group of heroes who seek to recapture the glory of humanity and uphold the noblest of ideals. They call themselves the NeonKnights and they bring freedom and hope where ever they appear.
Role: Zero-G combat specialist
Quote: "Up? No I think you mean out."
Description: Ferrum, named after the chemical symbol for Iron, is a real athlete in his down time. But when called to action he puts his incredible strength and agility into operating the mighty NeonKnight Space Frame. His home is space, literally, he was born in a shuttle en route back to Earth.
Powers: His armour can move in any direction whilst in a Zero-G environment. Armed with twin plasma blasters.
Weakness: Recoil on his blasters can send him out of control if he doesn't compensate properly, also, while he can use his XO frame on the ground, the propulsion units are useless within a gravity field.
Additional: His athletic nature and competitive spirit lead him to constantly over achieve both in his downtime and in battle.
Despite starting from the ground up (no pun intended) I still managed to create a frame that is almost identical to the Auric build, at least above the waist and from the front. I guess there really are only a handful of ways you can slap those parts together....
The Zero Gravity function was added after I realised this top heavy frame probably wouldn't fly or stand particularly well.
Quoting Stephan N
How do you manage to make such brilliant MOC's only in such a short time. Really fantastic your work.
Honestly, I have no idea. I doodle, which means I make no plan I just put stuff together until it looks like something I like and then post it. Sometimes I take inspiration from another design or re-purpose something I've used before, but mostly these are scratch builds. On average a design on this scale takes maybe 30 mins to an hour to make and then another to pose and put a description together, maybe two hours if I decide to create some GIMP images to show off animation or special effects.
This one took 45 minutes from start to finish.