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NEOS 'Cyclone' Hover Tank
A cheaper, more efficient form of land vehicle than mechs, NEOS hover tanks are the primary force on less extreme terrains. Enjoy!
About this creation

The 'Cyclone' is faster and lighter than its counterpart, the 'Thunder' hover tank, which makes it more effective in covering large distances on the battlefield. The tradeoff is less armor. The 'Cyclone' relies on its speed and angled hull to avoid and deflect projectiles.

The forward maneuvering thrusters are thin and elongated for aerodynamics, but do not boast the power of the rear thrusters.

The rear thrusters, while less sleek, are the main driving force of the 'Cyclone'.

Rotating pods in the center allow for increased versatility.

The tank's only armament is a powerful coilgun, capable of tearing through armor and shattering buildings.

The cockpit only has room for one pilot, so an on-board AI is required to improve targeting and navigation.

The 'Cyclone' and the 'Thunder' together.



This was another fun build, which allowed me to experiment with a few new pieces. While I don't like how messy the back looks (especially the bottom, which is strategically NOT shown), the overall shape, the cannon, and the cockpit canopy turned out very much to my liking. Basic layouts were based loosely on the 'Thunder' as well as a Landmaster tank from Star Fox. Thanks for viewing, and let me know what you think!



Comments

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  March 13, 2012
Hmm... it looks strangely like Latios....
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  February 19, 2012
Killer hover tank here, Dude!
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  February 13, 2012
Great looking tanks. Really solid designs
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  February 3, 2012
Sweet tanks! I love the futuristic shapes, and those control surfaces in the back! I may have to try building a sci-fi tank now...
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  January 28, 2012
Love it, the windscreen is just brilliant!
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  January 25, 2012
You don't normally see a tank design that's swept back like this. I approve.
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  January 24, 2012
Love this man! The cannon design is boss and I love how you've built the back of this baby! Lovely work as always :D
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  January 24, 2012
looks like a very nice tank design.
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  January 24, 2012
Very nice design, dude!
  January 24, 2012
You have been selected to judge in the Batlle of the master and the apprentice. The builds are up, it's time to score it! (judging criteria is written in the group rules)
  January 23, 2012
Huh, thanks, I'll check that out. :)
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  January 23, 2012
Quoting Chronos Omega I love the shape, and the Cyclone and Thunder go together very well. Hey, I know this is way off topic, but do you think there will be another PokeMOC League Tournament later this year? I wasn't able to join the competition, although I really wanted to.
Possibly around the same time this past contest started, but I can't say for sure. A good way to compete with building Pokemon aside from the PokeMOC League Tournament would be the Pokemon of the Month Club. Every month there is a new contest.
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  January 23, 2012
I love the shape, and the Cyclone and Thunder go together very well. Hey, I know this is way off topic, but do you think there will be another PokeMOC League Tournament later this year? I wasn't able to join the competition, although I really wanted to.
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  January 23, 2012
Your futuristic ships, crafts, and walkers never cease to amaze me! They look so awesome! Keep up the good work!
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  January 23, 2012
These actually remind me of the hoverdynes from the old Sierra game, Ground Control. Wicked design. ^Blub^
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  January 23, 2012
Quoting Kyle Peckham Nice! Cody, do you have Flickr? - KP
Yessir! I'm under the name "Cody G (Solunus)".
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  January 23, 2012
Nice! Cody, do you have Flickr? - KP
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  January 23, 2012
Perfectly sleek.
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  January 23, 2012
Really cool! I really like its shape; easily beats the Landmaster out in looks, too.
Cody G
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Suspicious Chicken
  January 22, 2012
Awesome, star fox is pretty awesome...
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  January 22, 2012
Awesome man! Great job! I love the shape! The gun is awesome too! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! =D
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  January 22, 2012
Freakin' epic! I love the use of that peice on the canopy! And I can see you're getting good use out of your ADU headquarters!
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  January 22, 2012
Quoting Brickguy . Awesome! Kinda looks like a hovering Cobra! Nice canon and cockpit! BTW, did you get the other Flikrmail I sent you?
I only check Flickr every few days. MOCpages is a much better way to get a hold of me.
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  January 22, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus I have no idea why, but these tanks and mechae of yours always seem to have something missing... Maybe it's lighting?
Possibly, although I have a total of five lamps and a large window to light my MOCs. Plus I think it would have similar effects on my other creations. Keep thinking about it, and let me know if you come to a conclusion. Fixing the one missing element to my mechs and tanks would be a crucial aid to my building style.
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  January 22, 2012
Quoting Jake Almondy Very sleek looking! As always, love the turrets- what is the blue piece at the end of it's main turret?
The entire barrel consists of a few plates and an old crane arm piece. It was difficult to work with, but I think it looks good. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=2350b
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  January 22, 2012
I like it a lot! I really like the concept of it, and how you used General Grevious's wheel bike piece as a stand! :-)
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  January 22, 2012
Awesome! I love the simple colors!
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  January 22, 2012
Wow, just fantastic!
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  January 22, 2012
Very cool, love the curves.
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  January 22, 2012
Awsome curves and use of large pieces! What part is the cannon? It reminds me of a certain Bob the Builder Duplo bit I have, but I don't think it is.
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  January 22, 2012
Everything about this is good - colour scheme, shape, angles - great build!
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  January 22, 2012
Rad little tank Cody! Love that futuristic look to it.
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  January 22, 2012
Awesome! Kinda looks like a hovering Cobra! Nice canon and cockpit! BTW, did you get the other Flikrmail I sent you?
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  January 22, 2012
I love the blue on grey, the angled style looks nice. My only con is the cockpit's location. It's a nice pit, but it is a bit close to the surface. Good thing it's a tank, nice job.
  January 22, 2012
I have no idea why, but these tanks and mechae of yours always seem to have something missing... Maybe it's lighting?
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  January 22, 2012
Very sleek looking! As always, love the turrets- what is the blue piece at the end of it's main turret?
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  January 22, 2012
Excellent design and build. Love the colours - old school space. They are both very cool
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  January 22, 2012
truly amazing ..look very nice
 
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