Dawn Forgery . . That’s right, folks – Dawn FORGERY. Not to be confused with Dawn Forge, that awesome series of Mechs produced by one of MOCpages own living legends, Brian Kesnecko…Kensteno…Kezn…Ya know, if he’s going to be a living legend, couldn’t he at least have the courtesy to come up with a last name that’s easier to pronounce? One more time here…Kescenovitz! (“Gazundheit!”) Thank you.
Anyway, while Space and Landscape themes are more my thing, I do fancy a good chicken walker every now and again, and nobody does it like Brian. I’ve sung his praises before, but still, I want to say thanks for all the great work, the inspiration, and that amazing swirly thing he does with his…you know, what…let’s leave that one for another time. Moving on…
This was started with the notion of creating a walker similar to my first one, but larger and more complex. What I’ve become painfully aware of now (after months of blood, sweat, tears, and swearing like a sailor), is that taking even a small step forward in complexity and quality, means an infinitely larger amount of energy and time! To put it simply…deciding to build this walker turned out to be the stupidest *! idea since Keith Goldman decided to sing “Touch Me in the Morning” at the Purple Palm keraoke bar. But just like Keith, I saw it through to it’s completion!
I do like the profile on this one. Here you can see how this version is a lot bulkier than my first attempt at a Mech. Early on, I put him on a high protien diet, and started him working out to "Moove Your Boogie Body" jazzercise tapes ...yep, THOSE paid off!
One of the features I like on this Mech is it’s rear defense capabilities. I got this idea from Alex Eylar after his third helping of Chile Con Carne at our last AFOL meeting. (He blasted Shannon Young clean across the room and left a crater the size of a melon in Shannonia!)
Do you suppose it’s true what they say about the size of a Mech’s feet?
I wanted to get in some playability elements this time around, so we’ve got a few movable sections. Here…let me make some cool mechanized whirring sounds for you as the panels open up…WHZZRRRRRRCK…SHKSSSH. Tip #27: Those sound effects really work for the ladies too, if ya know what I mean! (wink, wink...nudge, nudge)
Surface to air missile pods. Also comes with an optional attachment for launching midgets into a low orbit when the need arises.
Some greebly areas. I was thinking about making this guy completely smooth…until Chris Phipson got all excited about the Mech going Brazilian…suddenly I had second thoughts. Tip#13: Whatever Phipson thinks is cool, do the opposite!
Oh yeah, look at them guns…Cannons, Frap Rays, Missile Pods! And just above the front radar is a loud speaker for the use of harsh language if ya get the urge to really emasculate your enemy with insults and smack talk.
And finally, a little walking action for Kescenovitz. I didn’t think, after months of swearing at this, that I could come up with anything new. But trying to pose this Mech in a walking stance was just the catalyst needed to break that plateau and reach a whole new level creative verbal expression!
Well, fellow addicts, that's it for now. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. And if this didn't satisfy your craving for Mech MOCage, allow me to suggest checking out the work of Eric Sophie. I just recently stumbled on to his stuff, and WOW! Meanwhile, stop in next time. If all goes as planned (when does it EVER go as planned?), I'll be gettin' medieval on yo' ass with a Castle MOC.