Ok, this creation is WAY outside my comfort zone: I have no experience in building trains or locomotives and I usually don't build large things. I really thought the Space Skulls needed a ground vehicle, something big, mean, grinding thing to strike fear in the galaxy. And then I remembered a painting by the Scotish artist Rodney Matthews called "Heavy Metal Hero" which inspired me to build a locomotive. The hovering idea came from Space Pirate, thanks alot!
About this creation
Designed and constructed for one sole purpose: smashn'grind.
The locomotive has got hovering capabilities as well as rolling over the ground depending of the conditions.
Armament: twin-mounted railguns. Of course.
This is my first MOC with integrated Bionicle parts. Thank you Fassio...
Pictures showing how the interior with engines deploys to function as a separate craft.
Superb stuff Marcus. Really heavy-duty and menacing, love the parts use (you got that Skrall helmet in!) and the little engine/ flyer unit reminds me of an old Star Wars Hoth tank toy I had as a kid, which makes me love it more. Great MOC.
WOW man! I LOVE this! From the menacing skull to the perfectly in-theme ribs on the sides, to... everything else. The only thing I was left wanting, is a set of retracting wheels, doubling as hover thrusters, like Doc Brown's locomotive in Back to the Future pt III. That would have been epic :) All the same, again, WOW!
Sorry I didn't comment earlier, but this thing is HUGE!!! The Troll Wheels are perfect, even power miners wheels would work. I have my Space Skulls stuff ready to photograph. They turned out VERY well. Thanks so much! I built a Bomber and an unarmed Catskull getaway escort.
O yeah! If this beast isn´t enough for Space Skulls, nothing will! You have outdone yourself - again, brother. It came out beyond good! Like all your creations, this has so many well-thought details. Not to mention the skull, witch is insane good,the pistons are a very nice touch and the spears..o my. How many Star Justice- rednecks will fit on those!? Very well done. Yeah, and the railgun is my favourite.. Take care and I hope your cold gets better soon! /J
O.M.G. If that was a plastic toy it would just fly off the shelves. What a total, gothic, train beast! No point trying to pick out features cos this is one of the darn coolest MOC's i've ever seen. 10/5-MOTD... -P
Very nice textures, great choice of wheels and the little ship is a nice feature (his engines looks very cool when integrated to the train, too) - This is an excellent concept and a fantastic build, it's way more original than any of my MOCs, and features one of your coolest "skull" - Epic win !!!