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'Falcata' Vertical Tank . Built for the 2011 MOCathalon's 'Sci-Fi Concept Art' category, for the purpose of assisting the glorious ascendancy of Team '5 Easy Pieces'. . MANDATORY LINKAGE NON-MANDATORY LINKAGE Here at Hadron Industries, we have a motto. If it's suitably awesome, it can be made practical. After years of experimentation (And disastrous failures), we have designed a successful Vertical Tank that can function in a scouting role. It has lighter armor, can move at higher speeds, and has more information gathering instruments. Armed with a medium power laser and a missile box, it can take on Mechs of equal or lesser size and chase down conventional armored vehicles like a fat man hunting for stray french fries in his takeout bag. Needless to say, it's pretty awesome. As for infantry, there are not currently any weapons systems designed specifically to kill then. Point the laser at'em and shoot until they're dead or you're far enough away for them not to be a problem if it's that big of an issue. From a slightly overhead view, you can clearly see the sloped armor that comprises the nose of the mecha. This is useful for causing missile-type munitions to glance off, and for making it look less like a box with legs. And from this view we get a nice look at the big gun. It's a nice sized lase that's good for punching holes in enemy armor. It's also pretty good at ruining people's day, but what else would you expect when your multi-billion dollar laser pointer can actually burn through your enemy's fancy new paint job and roast his cat? And here we have a normal side view, without any of this silly '3/4 angle' business. The rear view houses an armored exhaust port and all the technical details not covered by armor plating. And this side view shows off the armored sensor housing and the missile box. The sensors are in a constant uplink with command, relaying everything the mecha 'sees' and does. It records everything from temperature to the locations of local takeout eateries. Pretty closeup of the main hull Sensor housing. Note the pretty multicolored lenses. Coolio, right? This mecha is taller than average for me. I'm proud of it. This is the laser. It goes 'Pew Pew' on burst mode and 'Zzzzap' on the full power setting. On low power it can provide a decent laser light show and give everyone involved third degree burns! This is the backside of the leg. It's got lots of interesting greebly details. The power of greeblage compels you! And finally, a lovely shot of the mech again. Why? Because it's purty. And intimidating. Fourth Wall Commentary: Well, it's a grey mecha, but it's quite different from my other mechs. It has no arms, isn't humanoid, and has no glass cockpit piece. It's also sexier than the Seaside. Also, I'm counting this as my Birthday MOC. It probably should have been my Phippy powered chariot, but honestly I think this one's way cooler. So yeah, happy 17th to me! And that's it. Thanks for stopping by folks! I hope you've enjoyed my latest foray into the world of walking tank mechs.


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