Not to worry Xiaz, this lot deserved what they got.
About this creation
You know, I think that guy in the middle there is the best part, but whatever rocks your boat...
Intended as an entry to a mocoff with someone who shall not be named in a group which also shalt not be named, to be judged by a number of members who also will not have their names placed here, this dio is still intact. well, the building is...
Pirates and bandit kingdoms are quite a common occurance on those colony worlds abandoned after the fall of the Megacorps.
The depredations of empire are also a common event on those worlds, all untold hundreds of them; the Empire does not need the worlds themselves, but pirates often use them as bases, and in many cases piratical banditry is all that keeps them alive.
The Empire does not punish the populations of those worlds for being bandits to survive, indeed, the Empire often supplies them with arms (obsolete of course, but don't tell those brigands that) and humanitarian aid, as long as they perform their piratical acts on the Coalition.
However, the moment some bandit lord gets too big for his socks and starts eyeing Imperial worlds as potential additions to his kingdom, the very moment he starts making plots or attacking Imperial forces or supply vessels, boom. He is turned into an example.
This guard did not attach himself firmly to the ice-covered surface of his watchtower, and is now paying the price for that thanks to a particularly sudden and strong wind.
Beep-beep-beep; the inital attack forces are usually comprised of a small quantity of special forces; this brigand emperor was forced out of his capital world and went to ground in a dilipidated structure on the outskirts of one of his few planets.
In this case, the spec-ops troops were deployed in even smaller numbers than usual, with only a handful of Zenexabas Marine troops and a Wolfhound providing support.
Despite being few in number, the deployed Marines are more than capable of providing a suitable reward for the banditous crimes of the belligerent foe.
Equipped with light power armour, Imperial Marines are formidable opponents, being resistant to a good deal of small arms fire and being able to dish out a fair deal of hurt with the heavy weapons they carry; Marine standard issue rifles are, on average, 90% larger and heavier than standard issue weapons of the AR-40k series.
Pirate kingdoms are rife, and should one dissapear thanks to enemy action, there are no end to the lesser kings and vassals who will step up to take its place.
You know, there is a very good reason why the power cells used by that class of heavy infantry lasgun say 'Do Not Recharge' on the side...
High powered laser weapons are not usually given to pirates, but they are often permitted to keep captured Coalition weaponry.
The LSG-225 Heavy Semi-Portable Laser Weapon is not a Coalition weapon, being Zenexabas in manufacture. Where they stole it from, I have no idea.
As I have stated before, if you are not wearing power armour, DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU LIKE YOUR HANDS, ELBOWS AND FINGERS!
Actually, chances are you couldn't even lift it without abusing growth hormones beforehand, and if you do that, your fingers (knuckles, technically) probably aren't too good to begin with.
Strider support is usual for such events, usually from some distance: many striders are incapable of surviving urban combat in dense, damaged terrain like this, as their vulnerable leg joints can be severely damaged from behind by an infantry attack.
However, there is nothing to prevent them perforating the odd sentry before the assault begins...
Hand-to-hand combat is something Imperial Marines are trained for, as shipboard combat often degenerates into nothing more than a melee. Pirates often lack kinetic weapons for their basic grunts, so many of them are armed with crude swords.
This guy here would look equally at home in a strider or terradyne training ground; look at him, he looks like he's about to get run over or stepped on, although the superheated exaust from the HVEI-8 will finish him off anyway.
Ironic that he fought so for possession of one of the few cold-weather thermosuits and now is going to get roasted alive...
A view from behind.
Did you know that the internal structure of this building is sufficient to support a light Zephyr or Zenith strider? True, I tried it. It flexes a bit (the building, not the strider) but it can hold it.
Now, the TOP floor is not quite so sturdy, as it is only held on by two studs and a smooth support attached to the wall.
Now, compare the expressions of these two: the spacer seems to have a more realistic view of the battle...
...whereas his pirate commander is far too busy bending in the wind, wearing his stolen armor and going arr, matey between shouted orders.
You know, I love that head. So much emotion.
The weapon carried by this piratical brigand is a semi automatic, small capacity civvie version of the famous AR-40k assault rifle.
'Tis not much good against armour in any of it's configurations, however: the fragmenting round it fires is fine for smashing up soldiers and providing collateral damage, but is really more likely to break up rather than penetrate the armour of an assault marine or strider, exodyne, terradyne, basically anything that is not an unarmoured human.
Unfortunately, this man is not an assault marine.
That is why he is taking cover; his armour is sufficient to deflect much of the damage of the 6.38mm AR-40k round, but he is likely to recieve quite a punch from the kinetic energy resulting from the impact.
An unpleasant punch.
Were you aware that the Kelly gang from Ancient Aussie were covered in nasty bruises under their armour? Apparently the soft bullets fired by the police could not penetrate the armour itself but could batter the man inside a fair deal and penetrate the eyeslits.
The head of the man in green is actually the reverse of an Exploriens robot head.
I don't know why I put it there.
That means it is transparant. You can see through it is what it means, googoo. (whoops!) THERE ARE NO NAMES. YOU DID NOT READ THE NAME OF THE OTHER GUY IN THE MOCOFF. YOU DID NOT.
YOU WILL NOW GIVE ME THE SUM TOTAL OF THE FUNDS IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.
*Insert Pink Panther theme tune here*
Here is the method used for the snowy white background: two bits of large paper.
A doctor takes an oath; I used a great number of oaths, none of which would be looked kindly apon by the Red Cross, in the process of finding a method to make that thing stay up.
I used little shoeboxes full of lego. An easy method, but it took me a great deal of expletives to think of it.
Believe me, having something like that fall on a moc this fragile is not good for your blood pressure; it did not break, but every time I was worrying that that watchtower and it's attached guard would break, and the second (or third(BAH! The top one) floor is very fragile, as previously stated.
And the sun blazes brightly down... wait! That's not the sun! That's a CFL desklamp! WE DEMAND A PROPER BURNING BALL OF GAS!
This was meant to be the main pic, but came out too dark in the wrong places.
Great work, both of you! I like Areetsa's sci-fi feel and commentary, but I think Goo-goo's hardsuit kinda edged out in front with this one. So, my vote goes to Goo-Goo. Again, great work you guys, I can't wait to see more from you! =)
Okay, well I am giving my Vote to Areetsa C, his MOC certainly has a Sci-Fi feel to it, it also has plenty of action and it is a fairly good build (For the look he was going for...) while Googoo the Great's entry was also very nice Areetsa seemed to edge him out, you both did very well this round, but I am going to hand my ticket to Areetsa.
No, I do not believe you are a judge. Pity though. Anyway, if the third round is Historical Military like I am hoping it is, I'm working on a first world war dio thing, complete with trench and shell craters. Landscaping isn't normally my thing, but if it's not meant for heavy play, it seems a landscape made out of stacked plates is quite sturdy. I really do not care about losing, however. Unless of course googoo turns out to be that 'chuck norris' guy in disguise...
Wait, was i supposed to be one of the judges? if so, I'm sorry but I have to give my vote to your competition in this round. I know this is supposed to look like it was thrown together quickly, I get the concept, but it really does look... thrown together. You do get points for the writing though. good luck in round 3. ~ Chris.
Think of it this way: once apon a time, it was a prefab industrial building. That means it was intended to be a temporary structure, easy to put up and tear down. And I did not have the parts to construct a proper building.
Okay, just a note for those who may think it is thrown together: hundreds of years of erosion and civil unrest tends to make even the sturdiest of structures look a little dilapidated. This one is no exception. Wind-blown snow tends to stick to walls, whereas in a windswept area like this one, ground snow does not tend to stay in place. Misc. repairs over time also add to the pile o' junk appearance.
I like it
February 17, 2009
This is awesome! the style in which the building was built is Amazing
I think 'he' has been abducted by men in Epicfailguy masks from Anonymous. They are everywhere, you know. As for the building, it is only attached to the ground by one corner and is slightly less than one-half stud offset. That means it bulges out from the base thanks to the second floor.