Ah, so true. There is very little need to pay any attention to realism when your object of construction is probably physically impossible. Indeed, some have taken this to the extreme (Gundam, anyone?). Others try to at least make things plausible. Well, this mech falls somewhere in the middle, but it definitely leans toward "impossible". After all, this is a giant, walking, flying machine of death we're talking about.
Well. Here we have the macho pilot striking a pose. Or is he causing the mech to strike a pose? Come to think of it, how does he have such fine control over the legs? Who knows my friend, who knows.
Here, we have the mech flying. Actually, in this picture it's hard to tell it's actually a mech. As I will explain later on, the legs trail behind the mech when it flies. (Or will this be necessary? I just explained it here, so maybe saying it again is redundant? Come to think of it, how do I know I will even say this later? Am i some kind of prophet or something?)
You will note that THIS time I got around to rotating my photos correctly. Which is good, since most of the photos of this thing are vertically orientated.
It'd be pretty awesome to be a prophet.
Actually, prophets have it pretty rough. I mean, Elisha got called "bald head" by a bunch of callow youths. I wonder if he really was bald.
(I originally had cited this prophet as being Elijah. Kudos to Shannon Young for pointing out my mistake)
I wonder if you're bald?
OK, back on topic. Here are two shots displaying the mech's high level of flexibility.
It is critical that your mech can stand on one leg. Otherwise there is no way the mech could walk, run, jump, or stomp on annoying infantry.
Of course, if your mech has toes, then you'd get guts jammed between them every time you stepped on one of those little meaty things, and it's a real pain to wash blood off of titanium armor.
Haha! Here we demonstrate the mech's flight ability. Just ignore the little rod holding him up, kay?
I'd be in huge trouble with the PR department if you guys pointed that out.
Some people will claim that this must be used for scouting. After all, it's (relatively) small, it flies, and it has a light armament. But have you ever actually thought about how useless a scout unit is in the future. I mean, you've got Everything sensors. Why do you need a scout unit? It's a complete waste of funds.
Wheeeeee!!! I want this mech really badly. Imagine my morning commute. Of course, all you can do is imagine it cause I don't have to commute. I don't even have a job, for that matter.
Here we have the last "official" image. 'What?' you say, 'There are clearly two more images below this.'
That's because these two images show the color version. It's, uh, a test version, and...stuff.
I don't really like color much, but I find accents to be acceptable. Still, I do wonder why you would paint your tanks, say, red. It's like sticking a note on your back that says "shoot me".
I have discovered a marvelous closing phrase for this MOC, that this page is too small to contain.
~Myself, making a completely original quote and totally NOT ripping off Fermat.
Elisha, not Elijah, was the one being taunted: "Go up, thou bald head." He cursed them in God's name and two she-bears came out of the woods and tore 42 children apart. (2 Kings 2:23-24) If it comes with the power to sic killer bears on impudent brats, and you're cool with that kind of overreactive slaughter (the Christian god seems to be, so why not?) then it would be pretty awesome to be a prophet. Oh, nice mech, by the way.
You've made the joints on the Gemini perfectly. They allow for a great deal of flexibility. I think you should apply some of your joint designs to articulated arms next time around; that would be even cooler.