My love affair with frogs and sharks finally comes to a meeting. As an added bonus, it fulfills a contest requirement!
About this creation
Like every Interstellar Class carrier, The Frogrimedes contains the facilities to care for it's wounded craft. And that's exactly what Engineer Wallace is doing. Using a state-of-the-art exosuit (inspired by: J-18 Space Maintenance Mech), Wallace attempts to reprogram an AC-75 UAV that had a rather nasty software malfunction.
Wallace has always been a competent Mecha pilot, but not as competent at repairing things. Most of his friends still wonder how he got the job, as his first action is always to hit whatever isn't working with a wrench. Sadly, it works.
The first workstation, with some sort of welder thingy, or something to that effect. And the miscellaneous buttons that my version of Frogkind is beginning to feature as an essential design element.
Drill Press and Booze. Wonderful combination, no? This is why Wallace is never going to get promoted. He hasn't figured out he's supposed to store his personal belongings under the Shelf of Banishment.
I remember walking every victim
With accute precision...
I remember everytime I hold you,
My warm companion...
I remember, I dismember!
'Cause the Claims Medic gives no anesthetic!
90-Day Deliquient get your Repo Treatment!
I'm the Masked Horror on your street corner!
Make your mama mourn ya!
I'm a Night Surgeon!
Safety hazard #12: Leaving Armed Missiles Lying Around.
Safety Hazard #12 Addendum A: Exposing armed missile's warhead to the general public.
Safety Hazard #12 Addendum B: Leaving unattended missile with exposed core next to an arc welder.
As you can see, we're setting the standard for safety pretty darn low.
The armed missile seen next to Storage Area 1A, where personal belongings and spare parts are to be kept. NOTE: Spare parts are to take priority. You really shouldn't need that many personal belongings in here.
Storage Area 1A contains Wallace's coffee cup and a curious piece of machinery removed from an enemy combat drone. It blinks and makes a fun beeping noise.
This is the Top Shelf. It's also referred to as a black hole where loose parts go to die.
My Shark is Fight!
Every good workshop needs a platform you can raise and lower.
Fourth Floor Machine Shop Commentary:
This was a really fun one. While I was building this I began to imagine our lonely engineer as a sort of Repo Man (Hence the name and song. And one from Repo! The Genetic Opera. Real Repo Men are boring). I'm not sure why, but it made it even more fun. I'm currently debating on whether my UAV (Un-frogged Aerial Vehicle) and the Exosuit are going to get their own pages. If not, then check back here in a day or two to see some more shots of them. Y'know, I could probably get quite a few pics worth of material out of comparing the Exosuit to a Tech Priest... Perhaps there'll soon be an Adeptus Froggus?
Oh, right... The rest of the build!
I'm really happy with how the whole thing came out. My overuse of Light Bley finally fits in somewhere, and it looks good! I'm also proud of my little tool-looking things. And the lift. I think the lift came out pretty well.
*Ahem* Well, I guess it's time to set you free... Your transport is waiting in the first airlock to your left. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to fill out our visitor satisfaction before your untimely... Departure.
@000 000: Of course. You don't need to keep a good employee on his toes, but you can give the bad ones a pretty good incentive! Plus, you can sometimes get rid of them...
@J.C.: Well, I started out with the mecha and the Shark Drone and went from there. I was trying to fit everything on a 16x16 base, and I didn't want it to feel too sparse. Plus I really like that it reminds me of an old workshop of some form.
Master: Thanks, the commentary is one of the things I enjoy most.
Tim: Of course. You didn't think we'd let you wander the halls did you? However, with a small monetary donation, hall wandering priveleges can be granted, if you know what I mean ;)
@Delta: 'Fraid not. The sharks aren't classified as Sentient yet. They do make excellent drones though.
@Buzz Droid: Wallace isn't related to Scotch. They may be distant cousins, but for the moment the only Scotch he knows is the kind sitting on Workstation 2.
@Lite: That depends. I wouldn't have to deliver gifts to any of the Frogpire's enemies, would I? They're sticklers for regulations (And shock collars).
@John: I know, right? The idea makes me giddy!