L.I.A.M. is made primeraly with Technic pieces - I'm no good at the ordinary LEGO's. And I wanted to make a mech that wasn't just Bionicle ball hinges and joints. Pneumatic cylinders act as muscles and control every movement of the mech. I don't have enough pneumatic tubing to connect all of the valves and cylinders. (Yes I've cut mine too many times to) Hence the Technic beams that holds the pneumatics in place in this first stance.
L.I.A.M. is shut down and waitng for some action.
I'm particularly pleased with the outcome of the shoulder region. Three cylinders operate the shoulder and gives it great mobility.
L.I.A.M. is flexing his muscles.
You can see the shoulderblades separate when he crosses his arms.
And shoulderblades contract when he spreads his arms. (Looks cool if I say so my self) Underneath that armour looking plating on his back you find valves for controlling the pneumatics.
Iddle Hands.(Now that's a crappy movie) The hand can also be operated by pneumatics- I just don't have any more cylinders.
The gun. I'd like to say something like it's this and this caliber and shoot a lot of rounds per minute. But let's just say it's a freak'n big gun.
Cool looks and impressive work on the movements with the pneumatics. Nice to hear that your an mechanical engineer also. I also prefer technical functions above modeling. Befor i start to build something i always think of all the technical functions it has to have befor i build something.