Welcome Race fans to another episode of Extreeeeeeemmmmme Cyborg Racing! This week's Cyborg Racer profile is: DECIMATOR (‘Decimator’ by Strapping Young Lad). In his pre-cyborg days, Decimator (or Dylan O'Connor) was a mercenary who fought in the Martian War of Independence (2165-2167) where, severely wounded, he underwent the transformation to cyborg. So badly damaged was his body that only his brain was of suffcient quality to transfer. With his miltary experience and a large appetite for revenge, Decimator, as he became known, entered into a successful career in the Cyborg Gladiator Championship circuit. Having proven his "mettle" as a gladiator, Decimator has retired from cyborg fighting and has taken up racing as a hobby,
where he is rapidly gaining a reputation here as well as a fearsome and tough opponent.
Not quite a streamlined as his fellow cyborg racers, once Decimator plugs into his race sled he becomes a 'tough as nails' spacecraft. Retaining his old gladiatorial sheild and chainsaw hand, he defiantly races atop his sled, often choosing to go THROUGH an asteroid (or opponent) rather than effeminately (as he believes) around the obstacle. He is also gaining skill in deflecting small asteroidal debris into other racers and that chainsaw arm of his has more than one cyborg racer shaking in their chassis on the starting grid...
I've been wanting to build a few cyborg racers for a little while now that were more humanoid/robotic than spaceshippy. Decimator is the second attempt (the first attempt is in my collection of aborted builds which I'll post soon for a bit of a laugh). His metal body was fun to build but HELL to pose. Also the split UFO quarters he stand/rides upon was supposed to be a bit of a refence to 'riding Roman':
but I'm not sure if it comes across too well. Of course, the robotech Bioroid was a big inspiration for this one, but I thought I'd make the control column plug straight into the 'body':
Furthermore, my home was burgled last week and my camera was stolen so sorry about the photo quality here but I'm still get used to all the features on the new one.
Thankyou to everyone for your praise and words of advice. Each person that posts their own cyborg racer inspires me to try to push my next racer to the next level and hopefull that inspires others too. I'm still very humbled and grateful to have other builders doing cyborg racers; after just over a year MOCing I still feel like a huge newbie :D
Note the brain encased in a special crystal matrix head. Decimator's only weak spot. And a fatal one at that!
Whenever he remembers the war on Mars, it looks like this. "Our whole platoon entered that canyon, but only 3 of us walked out..."
Rear shot showing engine array.
Deflecting oncoming asteroid to his right.
Shots of his race sled.
This fan wants a photo with his idol. Maybe he hasn't heard that decimator likes to give "autographs" on fans with his chainsaw!
Pesonally Mr.Ocean,I think this is your best one,it's really orginal for a cyborg racer.,Oh yeah,you have have a black background in some of your Mocs,and I guess it's safe to assume:Get a black sheet and reverse the process of getting a white background to get a black one.Correct me if I'm wrong. Nice Moc.:-)
I bet you are far enough down this path of addiction that, once you determined what all was stolen, your first thought was the same as mine when I read your words, and that Chris already voiced below: thank goodness they didn't take the Lego!
Inventive little idea and a nice robot. This could be the start of a whole new type of cyborg racing, where racers fly through a normal space course, land on a planet, "plug in" to armed exo-suits, and run a land course. The saucer is simple but well made. Great job!
Decimate all you want but I really don't need to hear about the penetrate part (I hear you did some time...). Sorry to hear about your place. It's a good thing they didn't take your LEGO! I could just imagine the vendetta and the price on their heads had they done that! Hang in there! The fact that you can post so soon after an event like that speaks tons about your character! Later ~ Chris.