The first of many mechanized clone troopers, though I'm not sure what to call them now.
About this creation
What if the Empire had mecha? What if stormtroopers and clonetroopers were replaced by them? Well, this creation line asks that question!
The 501st Foot Soldier was created to replace stormtroopers in Darth Vader's personal legion. Alien technology from thousands of years before was implemented, changing the new soldiers from droids into mecha.
The 501st Legion signature recharger backpack. The backpack recharges weapons and can also be used to carry extras, such as the DCS-999 standard issue blaster rifle.
The DCS-21 blaster pistols are carried by most Foot Soldiers. They can be holstered on the shoulder or backpack. They also can be recharged by the backpack.
If all weapons are destroyed, the Foot Soldier unit can fire weak Electro Magnetic Concentrated Pulse blasts from it's hands.
The DCS-21 pistols in action.
Expect more backstory on the new 501st Legion soon!
Hmmm, well, I can see the Clone Trooper aspects quite well, as if you took a Trooper and a Droid and made something akin to a Clone Drone. I think that the MOC is well made, though the lack of hands is unusual, though in all honesty, I think you're on to something with the back up weapons idea. I feel that instead of 'Handheld' weapons, make the weapons a part of the forearm, but are still easily removed/purged when needed and the arm will replace, though only to some extent, the lost weapon. I feel that is direction already have here, I'm just saying you should run with it farther and refine the look of it. Maybe making the forearms longer, making weapons that fit over a portion of the arm, and making the arm itself look like a weapon would push this MOC to the next level. Other than that, nice work on this.