This was going to be a Civilian Mech, but I changed my mind at the last minute because it didn't exactly fit the category requirements. It's now in classic mech.
About this creation
Final Score: 15/20
After Monkeys discovered Sea Travel, there was a glorious age of piracy, the likes of which had never previously been seen except at the creation of Piracy itself. This is not about that age. This is about the one that follows it, the Age of Retirement. As the pirates got older, they realized they couldn't keep on living like they were. With this realization, the majority retired and passed the company ship on to the next guy and retired somewhere nice. But, as the old saying goes, you can retire a pirate but he's still a treasure hunting, rum drinking, smelly old monkey. This means that many pirates kept on doing pirate-y things as a hobby, instead of a career. One of these pirates was Cap'n Redplume. Redplume was hunting for treasure on his Island Estate one day, and realized it was boring. He decided to have his teams of servants row him about: This didn't exactly work out, so he did the next best thing. He fused a mech and the rubber raft he'd been rowing about in together. Now, he has a state of the art treasure hunting machine, allowing him to discover the treasure his accountants buried for him with ease and in style.
As you can see from this shot, there's quite a bit of interesting stuff strewn along the sides, such as an Elephant Gun, an oil can, and a shovel.
One of the most interesting features of the design however is the support cage that keeps the raft even all around. Redplume hopes to have this system copyrighted by next month.
The rear of the 'ship' is not particularly interesting. Fun fact: The front of a ship is called the bow. The rear is referred to as the Stern.
Even more gear is strewn about this side of the craft. It adds style points, as well as functionality.
Yes, That is an actual working motor, placed on top of a mech. Cap'n Redplume just likes the sound it makes, to be perfectly honest.
And this is Cap'n Redplume. He is known as one of the few Monkey pirates to wear headgear, and one of the many to get too drunk to stand.
The rear legs are more heavily structured than the forelegs, as they're reinforced to take the entire mech's weight in the event that it should rear up.
The forelegs, however, have been fitted with a series of metal detecting sensors. This information is put into the craft's guidance systems and informs the pilot of buried treasure by locking the legs up, and possibly flinging the unbuckled and most likely drunk occupant onto the sands.
Overview! Here you can see all that fancy kit, as well as the rest of the machine.
See, he's a treasure hunter! *Roll on snare drum*.
Many thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed the build, and if you'd like to criticize my lack of Piratespeak, please tell me so in the little comment box down there ;)
P.S: First one to guess what the treasure chest is gets a dubloon!
@Mr. Rahkshi: Thank you, I'm really happy with how the legs and hip area turned out.
@Matt: And I'm not about to complain on that part! I'm pretty sure I'd be doing miserably in this contest if I'd never been exposed to Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. It's also a nice thought that I used most of the possibilities. Most of the time I'll sit back and look at my mechs and think 'I should have done <thing here>'.
a cute little build. I did like the humor, but I cannot rate you based on your writing skills. Normally I would say three, but...what the heck, I don't even know how I would have done it any better. 4 PTS.
@Mister Bones: You're very hard to please, aren't you? ;)
@Moodswim: Thank you, I just use whatever ridiculous idea comes to mind. I'm still trying to think of something off the wall for the civilian mech...
@Oddball: Not having the best of luck with this fellow, I totally forgot to answer you! Yes, it is an official chest, but it's also a character from a rather long running book series of the humorous persuasion. Don't worry, you still get your dubloon!
@Mech Man: I'd like to thank the academy, and (Speech Removed to Cut Down on Post Space)
@Keith: There's a bright yellow life raft and you're worried about some black tubing? Priorities man, priorities! I do of course appreciate your sentiments!
Whoops, I'd been toying with that description for some time, and I guess the part where I told you what the heck it was got edited out on accident. It's fixed now!
@Parrington Levens: Thanks! I think the little support cage really helps with that.