Hub.ZX is the very first, fully functional large-scale humanoid machine.
About this creation
After months of designing, fixing, changing, upgrading, and firing incompetent technicians, ZX Industries has finally perfected their first fully-functional Mobile Armor System. Rechristened "Hub.ZX Spec1", MAS-001 is the cutting edge of large-scale humanoid machinery (the first of a kind is always the cutting edge of it, after all).
Hub.ZX sports many impressive upgrades and improvements over its original prototype.
Foremost, Hub.ZX uses a revolutionary new power source known as the Q-Burst System. Basically, a battery is used to start Hub.ZX moving and the kinetic energy from moving sustains the systems and recharges the battery.
The pilot system has been completely revamped as well. Instead of the original console/joystick system, Hub.ZX uses a neural interface. The pilot now uses his own thoughts to control Hub. The reason behind this change to neural tech is that it was the only way to be able to control such a large machine smoothly and finely.
The obnoxiously useless "for decoration only" wheels on Hub's limbs where finally removed (and the techs responsible for convincing staff they be kept finally fired) and replaced with stronger armor plating.
Hub also has jet boosters on its back and each leg. These boosters, aside from allowing very limited flight capability, assist Hub when standing up from sitting position.
Again, thanks goes to Izzo Yoshimura whose Basic Frame 01 made it possible for me to build Hub.
Hub.ZX is still fairly weak. The legs and torso are connected by a single round-to-cross piece , the head is connected by single stud, and some pieces of armor will fall off if handled roughly. Aside from that, Hub.ZX is a decently playable model.
A close-up of Hub.ZX's torso and head. The shoulders were smoothed out a bit and the front was enlarged a bit for better protection of the cockpit and pilot.
A side view of the torso, showing the shoulder panels that replaced the nonfunctional arm wheels.
The backside of Hub.ZX. Hub no longer sports giant stabilizers and now has compact boosters (the angled 2x1 white bricks). Also, the back now has more greebles.
A close-up of one of the leg boosters. The white panel says "Danger! Jet Exhaust", but sadly it was covered up when the jets were installed. That's why the boosters were painted "danger yellow". Unfortunately, that only happened AFTER one of the technicians was made crispy and delicious during a booster test. Fortunately, nobody liked Bob and he was pro-useless-wheels anyway.
Hiyah! Lacking weapons, Hub resorts to kung-fu to fight off antagonists. Sadly, Hub's arms weren't designed for high velocity impacts like punches or chops so Hub is pretty much just putting on a show.
A shot of the torso with the cockpit open. Again, our good friend and mecha pilot "Angry Face" Hikaru is at the controls.
A shot of the open cockpit. The trans-green pieces are part of the neural interface.
Even large-scale humanoid Mobile Armor Systems have to take a break every once in a while.