The last of five Dawn Forge builds from the “Zero Hour on Highway 44” collaborative project. Here are the links to mine and Keith’s Zero Hour postings in case you missed them.
The ICON is a command mech specifically designed for running the show from the thick of battle. It’s upright stance, made possible by a neural link to the pilot’s own internal balance system, gives it an unmatched field of vision, and more often than not, a tactically superior “high ground” firing position.
4 barrel Gatling gun, chambered to fire the new, high velocity 35mm round. The weapon is not as accurate at distance as it’s single barreled cousin, but it certainly throws lead a hell of a lot faster…
10 fire-and-forget “smart” missiles, eight of which use Arkiden Geometry Guidance, and two of which have onboard Class 1 AIs, capable of autonomous in flight reasoning and decision making.
Yeah, a couple little tweaks to this one since Zero Hour, the biggest of which is the addition of the antenna array. I figured a command mech should probably sport fairly substantial sensor/communications equipment.
This uses the same joint tech as the IGNITION Class mech, a “how to” of which can be found here.
Hey, look…a balloon!
Field Commander Hedre…driven by righteousness, fueled by caffeine. A bit of advice to the new recruits. Don’t touch her coffee cup. Ever.
“Hey, thanks again for getting me out of that little jam over in Vancouver. So uhh…can I get your number or something? Or maybe we could…”
Well, thank heaven that’s over. Excuse me while I go throw my camera in the lake, dust off my bricks, and actually build, baby, BUILD!!!
My favorite of your creations, I just love that repeater cannon configuration. Now, I don't usually comment on your things because I really don't have anything different to say from everybody else, but this time I do! I challenge YOU to a Moc-Off, with the category of light mecha suits.
This is realy awesome. 5/5:) (again:) I have one question, and it's been driving me crazy! How on earth did you do the missile pods?!?!? The little parts inside! I've been trying to duplicate it so I can add a weapon variation to my Amoeba mech. (A rocket pod in the place of the cannon.)
"Hey, look…a balloon!"
Are there, per chance, ninety-nine red balloons?
While I'm generally not the biggest fan of tall mecha, this one looks great and makes sense in its command role. Continue to play well, Mr. Kencenovitz.
This is great, totally awesome dude. I was thinking, since your so good at making mechs. Try making an AT-ST from Star Wars. I would love to see how it would turn out, compared to most peoples LEGO versions,k.
Everything above the ankles is win, but the feet... ugh. And it seems I'm not alone in my opinion. There are mecha in which the sledgehammer foot looks great, but this is not one of them. A three toed bird foot would fit with the aesthetics, I think.
Excellent work, I love it!! The minigun and the transparent green
is perfect!! Best of Zero Hour on Highway 44. I love the front of the legs it´s so perfect!! Can I try to make a copy or sth. like that?
I wish I was able to put this much creativity and inginuity into my MOCs; once again, I'll go home to cry over my lesser creations. This is easily my favorite of your contributions to the Highway. The minigun and the missiles are stunning; how DID you make those missiles?
You know, Kelso and I were talking about adding a category to the Mocies for the builder who rested on their laurels the most but figured since you'd win hands down, it would be no contest. So, I know it's wortht the wait and all, but should I have myself cryogenically frozen to wait for your next moc? And Kelso, NO I will NOT shut it! You knew this about me going in! You made your bed, now lie in it! Wait... considering the subject there, that came out wrong... umm, Great Mech Brian! ~ Chris.
What an amazingly fluid piece of engineering. Everything just ..well...works. You have definately raised the bar to new astronomical heights. Can't wait to see what you bring to life next. As far as criticism goes... well... bugger me if I can think of anything I don't like about it except that I didn't bloody well make the thing myself. Hehe. Oh well, back to the digital designer.
I STILL LOVE CHICKEN WALKERS! You included some excellent details on this, from using rubber connectors on the heels to the green scopes, it all feels purposeful. The legs have a good range of motion and it looks very stable, the best kind of mech for sure.
I don't like the front of the feet, just an aesthetics thing, I think it needs some kind of toe(s). Obviously it's functioning without them. Everything from there on up is just the usual sweetness and light.
The dexterity of those legs is pretty impressive (shut it, Phipson!). Love the shot of the Mech squatting down. Not sure I want to know WHY it's doing that, but hey, the mechanics of it are still cool. So what's next on the list of builds...oh wait, I know...you should try a Mech.
This has got to be my favorite of the Zero Hour creations! This is just amazing; the rockets are perfect, the gatling gun is excellent. And I honestly wouldn't have been able to fit someone in that cockpit, great work as usual.
This is, without a doubt, my favorite of the lot. I shivered at the sight of its extraordinary shapes, details, and, of course, the poses. I suppose I'm slightly envious of your talent with mechs . . . maybe just slightly. Anyway, enjoy your sorting. :)
I really like the dark grey color scheme. The shape of the head is also really neat. The 4-barreled gatling gun is awesome! I also like the stance its in and its overall design. All of your creation are top notch. Keep up the fantastic work.