Designed around a well rounded spread of weaponry, the Perseus HBM has been designed to withstand long periods serving on the front-lines of armed conflict.
About this creation
Designed with the intention of being deployed directly to the front-lines of mech-warfare, the Perseus HBM sports a heavy chassis capable of carrying a small armory's worth of weaponry. The Perseus is a humanoid-style bipedal configuration allowing a great deal of stability, ground clearance and mobility for a mech of its size. The Perseus boasts an impressive array of weapon systems in addition to thick reactive armor at the expensive of speed.
The 02/A variant shown has been equipped with an extended range Plasma Particle Cannon proven highly effective at medium to long ranges mounted to the left arm modular mount.
For the right arm, a high powered Alexander Armament 180mm Gauss rifle with under-slung ammunition storage provides a mix of extreme precision and penetration power capable of piercing multiple inches of protective armor. This variant has also been armed with additional podspace for the ARROW IV missile artillery piece mounted to the left shoulder of the mech, allowing for a greater number of ready-to-fire missiles or a healthy variety of role-specific warheads for varying battlefield conditions. Additional storage for the A4MA is stored and loaded via CASE below the weapon space.
The 02/A still maintains the original LBX-AC/2 shotcannons as well as the fire-linked .50BMG machine guns, however the overall speed of the machine has been reduced to compensate for weight constraints.
The 02/A runs a high-powered Hermes 360 XL engine with plenty of armor surrounding critical areas. The prolonged upper torso of the Perseus HBM allows for such a large engine to be mounted to the chassis as well as providing plenty of vent space and armor at the rear.
Pilots of the Perseus HBM sit inside of a reinforced cockpit positioned in the right torso. The hatch and surrounding hull area is inset to the surrounding armor providing additional protection from heavy arms fire.
Cutting the fake BS...
This is an update to the Perseus HBM seen here with the weapons and equipment this MOC was originally intended to sport. Also...Battletech fans, I know you love your stats, but I merely played the videogames. The weapons are most likely not balanced...but the ones included in this design are the ones I wanted ;) It's probably much more obvious now that this model sits with A LOT of weight towards the rear of the chassis, and as such it really likes to lean forward on its legs giving the appearance of the "stick your chest out soldier" motif.
This is a fairly heavy mech as one might imagine, the torso itself is essentially one solid chunk of bricks minus the cockpit location. A great deal of balancing and joint manipulation went into making sure this mech could stand on two legs with no supporting structures, as many mechs do. The hips and ankles make use of ball sockets while the arms and knees use simple clicking hinges to bend. The legs still don't like to bend all that much, but this mostly stems from an issue with the ankles not liking to flex forward...much like a real human foot.
Patronage: Some have asked to buy my MOCS before...Well I build these with bricks from my childhood, hence many of the faded and worn blocks. However, I'm still a poor college student, so if you are willing to throw money at me to build a reproduction, I'll make the Bricklink orders...
No instructions exist for this model, nor will they.
Wow!! That's an awesome battlemech. Seems to me a bit like a cross between Dawn Forge and Battletech. Which simply cannot be a bad thing! The Arrow IV artilery launcher looks astounding and the legs are just mind-blowing. Trully a magnificent piece! Pp