Heavy Loader Utility Mecha

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This workhorse utility mech is designed as both a heavy loader and a general utility mech. It's right at home in cargo bays loading and offloading containers while it's nimble enough to handle the most delicate work at a construction site. It's arms rotate and convert into fork lifts. The back heels of the feet unfold hydraulic stabilizers for times when stability is needed.

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  1. Retro_bot 73 months ago | reply

    Now, I know this may be considered blasphemy by some, but this replaces Pete Reid's exosuit as my new favorite utility suit/vehicle/thing. This is just plain awesome. I'll have to use it. With credit of course.

  2. polywen 73 months ago | reply

    For full disclosure, the roll cage is inspired by David Rabadan.

  3. Retro_bot 73 months ago | reply

    Sweet. Is he on Flickr? If so, can you gimme a link to his profile?

  4. polywen 73 months ago | reply

    I think I came across his stuff at Mechahub, which I think is down now. Try googling him. He does these great hardsuit roll cages.

  5. Retro_bot 73 months ago | reply

    Sweet, thanks.

  6. †Brickserker 73 months ago | reply

    I could definitely see Sigourney Weaver driving this thing.

  7. ASneary 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm a moderator for a group called Future heavy Metal, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. legovaughan 72 months ago | reply

    Totally freakin' hot.

  9. Memory ☓ 72 months ago | reply

    David Drabadan goes by drabadan on Brickshelf- here's his gallery of hardsuits. Yes, he is the master of hardsuits.

    But enough fanboyism! This is rather nicely proportioned- sort of like a gorilla. The lifting forks are a great idea, and the harness is integrated well.

    I think I understand the style you're going after, but that bar and clip connection at the knees will probably never work very well for mecha joints.

  10. polywen 72 months ago | reply

    Well, the bar and clip knee connections work well enough. They are sturdy. But I think I know what you mean. Visually they probably should be beefier. I think I went with that because of the shortened leg proportions. I didn't have the real estate to employ click joints or ball and socket joints.

  11. TheCalvio 43 months ago | reply

    Cool color :)

  12. Lord Pappadhum 39 months ago | reply

    <3 - and most certainly fit for use by GHL :-)

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