Elysian Drop Sentinel . A Sentinel walker modified for Air Drops. I believe this is also the first bipedal 'chicken walker' to ever be specified as a paratrooper. Yay! . So, my question for Waffle's The Contest For Best... was 'what makes you mad the most?', or something like that. I'd been considering abstract concepts, like bad drivers, the American political system, Mario Kart, the English Language, etc. I decided I'd build a Sentinel to help get the creative juices flowing (Wal-Mart doesn't sell it anymore, so I have to make my own) when I realized something: There are those builds that, for me, are a nightmare. You know, that one build when the forces of fate conspire with your bin of Lego to hide that one piece from you? And then the forces of gravity attack with sledgehammers and such? This was that build for me. It turned out great, but the build itself produced that sense of 'The universe hates me, and this angers me. I'm going to finish this thing so I can hold it aloft and yell "Ha! I did it!".' So, long story short, the thing that angers me the most is the when the universe conspires against me. So now, bear witness to the fruit of my persecution! /pretentiousness
The following MOC is rated M for Manly. Proceed at your own risk.
Behold! The Elysian Drop Sentinel in all of it's walker-flavored glory! I'll let Forge World explain what it's supposed to do:
Drop Regiments do not have access to many of the heavier armoured units deployed as standard with less specialised Imperial Guard regiments, and their Sentinels often fulfill this role as well as their more common scouting missions.
Elysian pattern Drop Sentinels have a more compact design to allow them to be accommodated within a Valkyrie Airborne Assault Carrier, or carried beneath a Sky Talon. The Sentinel also features an integrated Grav Chute mechanism to decelerate the Sentinel's fall during the final stages of an aerial drop.
So as you may or may not have read, this is a Sentinel built to be dropped on people. You have no idea the sadistic glee this fills me with. I also refer to this as reason #47 that 40k is better than Halo. (I mean, come on! They're basically air dropping an AT-ST!)
Ahem, anyways... The sentinel is armed with a twin-linked Heavy Bolter. This tends to make a big mess of most things like lightly armored vehicles, people, trees, etc. It's bipedal, has a single pilot, and is about as graceful as an ostrich with a wooden leg.
My model also happens to have the balance skills of your uncle pat after he's had too much to drink. Or that stoner cousin who's name you can't remember. I've been told a real Sentinel is better at this, having had years of practice.
we have the less interesting side. This side is also nonlethal, but it does house the door. That's kind of important, right?
And completing the 360 view, we have the front. It looks a little odd from this pic. Also, it's important to know that the cockpit is set slightly to the right, instead of dead center.
The leg! I have no idea what that bley grille is supposed to be though. I'll ask my subconscious later.
And now the most important part, the footes. Footeses are used for breaking the walker's fall and breaking your ribcage. What a variety, right?
Ah, the Heavy Bolter. This thing is pretty much standard issue for Imperial vehicles. This is like the regular Bolter, but on so many different performance enhancement drugs it can't see straight. Not that it needs to, however. All of you squishy little humans have the same reaction when hit with this thing.
This little bit here is part of the grav chute system that allows the Sentinel to be dropped on top of your loved ones. Based on my knowledge of Grav Chutes gained from Gaunt's Ghosts, that also means this thing basically has a jetpack. That's right, it can fly short distances and JUMP. You're screwed on so many different levels now it's not even funny. Little Walker Foofoo hoppin' through the war zone, shootin' up the cultists and landing on top of their heads" /end creepy song
And this is the vent system, where the walker releases all the excess heat and the exhaust. Note how compact it is.
Now we move on to the cockpit, which houses our pilot. I'm almost positive that to operate a Sentinel you need to live on a diet of coffee and whatever can be crammed into your uniform's pockets.
That's right! The door ACTUALLY OPENS! That means the pilot isn't confined to his walker for all of eternity! Huzzah!
Well... This is the front of the leg. What more do you want?
And finally, I leave you with this dramatic-ish shot of the Sentinel striding offscreen to go stomp on your car. Hope you're insured for psychopaths in medium-sized mecha! (Speaking of which, I hear Geico is offering that now.)
Well, that's it for my Manly Sentinel. Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you've enjoyed yourself! If you still have control of your limbs after the stomping, a comment would be greatly appreciated.
Oh wait! One more thing!
The 'Dem Frogs' Assosciation of Abnormal Conveyances.
Okay, shameless attempt to earn bonus points over. You may now return to your scheduled viewing schedule!