Battletech Mad Dog in blue camouflage, primary configuration.
About this creation
The Mad Dog a.k.a. Vulture is a heavy, fire-support battlemech created by the Clans (Smoke Jaguar, for those who care) in the Battletech Universe. This is my rendition of the primary configuration of the Mad Dog decked out in blue camouflage.
Here, the 'mechwarrior stands in front of his 'mech for scale. Please ignore the scar; he's a veteran of my early minifig "customization" days.
Showing off a little bit of torso twist.
Closeups, to see the 'mechwarrior in the cockpit.
2 x LRM-20s [Long Range Missile]
2 x Medium Pulse Lasers
2 x Large Pulse Lasers
Those toes have to be splayed wide to balance this top-heavy chicken-walker!
Note the "knee" joint below. I discovered that a TYCO plate placed against a single-stud wide LEGOŽ block on its side is equivalent in height to four stacked LEGOŽ plates. Maybe useless info to some, but this went a long way to making these joints stable.
I took this picture, then felt the caption was necessary. Know your meme!
I know i am late to the field here but is there a way to get a hand on the actual plans? I know a lot of work must have gone into this but I'd love to simply build some of those with my kids at home :)