Hello all, I'm back on the pages after a lengthy Dark Age, and I have my first MOC to compliment my return.
This is the A-7 "Armadillo" the first APC of the Andoran nation. It comes compliment with a fully functional Auto-Turret and several counter measures. Capable of moving at a top speed of 63 MPH, it is definitely a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield.
About this creation
I wasn't too sure about this MOC, I don't like it as well as some of my others, I think it's mostly the front, the only thing that saved it from cannibalization was that my buddy convinced me to upload it anyway, so... Here you go.
A side view showing off my work on the SNOTty side panels.
The first of the two countermeasures on the APC, A smoke screen generator capable of covering a large portion of the battlefield with radar-scrambling smoke in little under 20 minutes, creating the safest enviroment possible for the APC to drop its troops.
The Armadillo does not always rely on stealth in the battlefield, it is complimented with a very large turret, containing some major firepower. The main, center compliment, a huge 60mm cannon capable of destroying most anything that isn't nailed down, and even then. The second, smaller gun on the top left is a .32 caliber turret, capable of clearing a path in front of the APC, making sure the troops inside remain uninjured until the drop point. The final armament on the right, is a dual, .50 caliber monster with the umph required to take down even the toughest land and air units.
Another angle on the turret
The back hatch, people get in, people get out, I don't believe it does much else. But there is a spare tire on it, so maybe that's its alternate function, to be a tire carrier.
Now its open, ooooooh!
I made the top fairly easy to open for ease of access to the interior.
The control panel, I could have made a better one, but by the time I got to the interior last night I was super tired, that's mostly why its pretty sparse in there.
Well, that's it people, I hope you enjoy it more than I do, as I still have a stigma towards it for some reason... Anywho, Like, Comment and fave! See you next time.
Wow, the chasis on this vehicle is absolute top-notch, I have no idea why you originally wanted to scrap it. XD Anyway, while overall I love this vehicle, I'm not so sure about the turret, it seems like too many guns crammed into such a small turret.
Nice to see you back! I like the details, and the SNOT armor. The turret is great, too. If you ever plan on remaking/reworking it, you should add more to the interior, maybe some stuff in the troop compartment.
Looks great, the vehicles hull is nice and crisp, the cheese slopes gave it a nice smooth feel. I donít know why you were worried about the sides, they are my favorite feature.
Iím looking forward to D&C II, still working on my APC.
good design and realistic. Excellent SNOT techniques.
But, if you allow me to add comments, I will say that:
-APCs and AIFVs normally have a different opening system for the boarding hatch. The hatches open by turning in the lower part of it. This helps boarding and unboarding the vehicle to deploy the troop quickly. Also, in case of malfunction it can be pushed outwards to allow a quick evacuation.
-If you can get some minifigs (any stormtroopers) to check how many soldiers fit inside, it would make your vehicle very realistic.
-With 2 more studs in width you could fit more troops (or not) more comfortably. I agree that an APC is not a luxury vehicle :) , but more room inside allows for more equipment to be carried.
-The spare wheel could be placed on the roof. This would add extra protection from air attacks, which are the most dangerous for tanks , APCs and AIFVs.
I hope you will consider my comment as constructive criticism; thatīs my intention.
nice apc, you acheived a cool shape and sculpture, a fig or 2 would nt have hurt, but, you did well to listen to your friend, as it s worth looking at, I m not too worried about the interior after seing what you did already, well done!