MXSC-R2-Micro-Danger Room . The training centre for the X-men. For Mister Xenomurphyís Superhero contest. Category: Microscale. . Located at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York, Charles Xavierís family home has been known for some time as Xavierís School for gifted youngsters. This institute of higher learning is also the secret headquarters and home for the mutant X-men.
Deep in sub-basement two of the mansion is the legendary danger room. Early, above ground versions of the room employed robots and mechanical technology to test the X-men in combat, tactics, acrobatic and evasion skills. On encountering the Alien Shiíar Race however, the danger room went through a radical re-design and relocation beneath the mansion to take advantage of their advanced technology.
Utilising solid holograms created by lasers and force-field generators built into the walls, the danger room is able to create any environment, obstacle or threat that is programmed in to really test the x-men to the limits of their capabilities.
BAMF! Nightcrawler Ďports in a flash of smoke and the whiff of brimstone.
Meanwhile Angel starts a series of obstacles designed to test his maneuverability.
To push up the threat level, Colossus is holding back a giant hydraulic press. Cyclops assists with his optic blasts.
Here, the Professor has set the room to recreate one of the X-menís deadly enemies, A Sentinel. Wolverine, Storm, Ice Man and Nightcrawler combine to take on the foe.
Meanwhile, Dr Hank McCoy, AKA the Beast, monitors the displays in the war room, ever alert to threats against mutantkind.
The professor in his wheelchair observes from the gallery along with Jean Grey in her Marvel Girl uniform.
Shiíar power tap. 6.8 Megawatt gravity potential model with geothermal back-up.
The world's cheeriest Sentinel
Yes, in the 80's Storm's hair was that big
Notes/ 4th Wall
Iíve taken my inspiration from my favourite versions of the X-men here, John Byrne and Chris Claremontís take on the team from the 1980ís. Itís pretty much the one I first saw in Secret Wars and also involved in some of my favourite X-storylines (Phoenix saga/ Hellfire Club, Days of Future Past).
So please, no one comment about name changes to the x-mansion, the danger room gaining sentience, whereís Gambit/ Rogue/ Bishop/ Forge/ Jubilee, etc. Itís old school.
Speaking of school, I realise the danger room is NOT the headquarters of the X-men, just part of it, but I wanted to do something in the same version of microscale as Xenoís Spiderman-micro which is the 1st prize for this contest and I donít have the bricks or time to do the whole mansion, hanger, basements, etc. I opted to do a recognisable part as a cut-away, and as Tyler Halliwell knows, itís loosely based around illustrations in the Ultimate book of the X-men.
If only doing part takes this outside the definition of the category, sorry, and Iíll take my DQ like a man. No whining. I enjoyed it anyway. Thanks to Xeno and his judges for giving up their time and in some cases, their bricks, to run this contest. Well done gents.
On a side note, there has been some unpleasant and ungrateful whining about judging in this contest, including one direct comment on one of my MOCs from someone (not a competitor) who suggested that it wasnít fair or balanced. The comment in question was deleted immediately by the poster so they donít come across like a snidy toe-rag, but I donít like the implication of corruption or nepotism. Nor do I like the implied suggestion that Iím not good enough to be in the final.
Letís make it clear. There were five judges and they were free to mark anyway they like. Iím here on merit, as are the rest of the Fantastic Four. You donít like it? Come right out and say it in the open or shut up. Rant over, I donít like responding but Iíve had a rough few weeks and need to vent.
Thanks for looking.