Grimm realized when he first created his mercenary army that they would be moving around a LOT, so he had to have a mobile command base to command troops on the field. To that end, he began custom building a mobile command center.
The name "STEG" is actually the abbreviation for the giant mortar cannon on the back of the vehicle. It stands for Superior Tactical Energy Gun. Since the vehicle itself bears a slight resemblance to a stegosaurus, however, Grimm's troops use the name "STEG" to refer to the whole vehicle.
Lately I've been using more and more SNOT on my creations. I've also been making them more and more studless. This has resulted in bizarre cravings while building. "Need tiles!" So I had to order one of those 100 black 2x2 tiles packages from LEGO.
Remember: When fighting a mercenary army, the best way to get them to stop attacking is to pay them more than they're getting paid to kill you. Some men fight for honor, recognition, or patriotism... but mercs just fight for cash.
If you haven't caught on, it's called STEG because of the Stegosaurus-like spines... I'm sure you can see them. I was looking at a LEGO Stegosaurus while I built this thing and I thought it would be a cool idea.
A few of the wheels look like they're turned "inside out." I would make a sci-fi excuse for that, but I can't really think of one. It's actually because they're a lot less of a hassle to attach that way, and they still roll just as good.
Grimm's Army doesn't enforce a dress code, but they do like to put their skull symbol on everything. If you'll notice, the skull on the back of the vehicle (on the black part) is drawn to look like it was sloppily painted on. I worked hard getting that skull to look that downright cool.
Just to prove the mortar cannon CAN swivel down. Here is M2 giving the orders to fire. Yeah, most of the troops in this photo shoot are characters people submitted for my Takeover of Mordark LEGO comic.
Here is the radar screen. With its snazzy rotating radar dish, the STEG can detect hidden enemy units! It's not as powerful as the Fox Ear Radar Dish, but it'll do. Man I wish I could make this into a strategy game...
Hey, I just found this again. finally! xD
nice build, I wanted to say that I liked the idea of the bars making a forcefeild to protect the sniper-y-guys. ^_^
ps: please check this out, it's a fan-model for your Nova Refuge thing: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/202938
Out of all your sets, this one seems to be the one I could desire most... Even though I don't think it's the best.
I think it just looks so... customizable that I would be entertained by it for hours on end.
Them be the words of firequacker, AKA ME!
Outstanding details and background story! I've spent the last two days just looking at your prolific work. The Grimm's Army "STEG" Mobile Command Center reminds me of the SpacePolice II 6957 Solar Snooper because of its segmented appearance. I like the color scheme, there's just something about it that is very apealing ... the green, grey and white accents.
you never cease to amaze me, scorp. keep on using the SNOT. its working well. and as one of the people before me already said, that is the coolest wheeled moc around! except for maybe your warthog. i cant decide.
Finally something impressive, well worth the wait(yeah i was wating for a Grimm's army vehicle to appear) It really does look junky, I like all the multipurposnes of it, a troop area, a cannon, the cockpit, all the little turrets, the color scheme works really well, defenantly better than your latest stuff.