Nemesis Ground Assault Vehicle . . Well, thank goodness for sleep deprivation, for had it not been, I would never have completed this thing.
Okay. So, in keeping with my, “I can do better than that,” theme, I have built a Ground Assault Vehicle in answer to my HeavyHand that I posted on February 16 of this year. I wanted this one to be bigger, (no mystery there), with a higher level of detail. I wanted to use a color that I hadn’t used yet in any abundance, so I pulled out my yellow parts. The next objective was… well let me explain.
Many times when I’m building, I stop building a section of my MOC before I even start, thinking that it won’t work, or that I won’t be able to pull it off. It happens so much that I have come to think of it as, “stifling my creativity.” For this build, I decided that I would not do that. If I had an idea, I would pursue it until it was finished and then decide whether or not to keep it for the MOC. The gun on top is an example of this. I would have in the past, stopped myself from using containers as a gun barrel, but in this case, I kept the idea, because I thought it worked well. The covered wheels are another example. I know you can't see them, but there are ten wheels tucked inside those armored wells. This is half of the reason that this build has taken me so long.
Finally, the Munch has been bugging me ever since I took apart my Millennium Falcon set that she wanted me to build something that she could play with, so my ultimate goal was playability. I achieved in building a MOC that has the highest level of playability of any of my MOCs.
But, hey…Let’s stop gabbing and check it out. May I present, The Nemesis Ground Assault Vehicle.
First, some exterior shots.
One of my favorite parts of this build is the large cannon on the top. I can officially call this a table scrap gun, because I used pretty much whatever I could find in my collection of dark bley.
These next few shots show some work that I did for a different door technique. It is held on by two yellow technic pieces that you can see in the next shot, and there is a rod and clip under the floor plates that hold the door in place when it's shut.
A preview of the interior.
Pushing here on the bottom of the door clicks the rod into the hinge.
I repeated that technique here.
Yes, that is a gatling gun. Don't worry, you'll get a better look at it soon.
Another hinge and clip holds the hood on.
A look at the engine. I wanted it to look futuristic but still have a modern feel.
Okay, let's check out the interior.
One gunner station.
I think of that as the power source on the wall there. A tech is checking some of the gauges to make sure the power is being distributed correctly throughout the vehicle.
The necessary gunrack. One for each member of the crew. You can also see a little more of the gatling gun there.
The grunts. You can see the three to the right are much more social. They are war hardened veterans. The one on the left is the newbie. He is a little more quiet as he's having periodic dry heaves at the prospect of war.
Some looks at the interior without the peeps.
The Nemesis with its roofplates.
The next shots give you the details on the gatling gun. I am especially proud of how this turned out. I'm also proud of the sliding mechanism that moves it in and out of the back of the vehicle, but I figured to get the best look at it, I would pull it out.
Group shot. The grunts are in blue; gunners in black; operators in white.
I hope you like it. If you feel compelled, rate it and let me know what you think.