Sdh.224LR Sandstalker

Will someone get that goddamned goat off the road!!!! Frank, what are you doing back there?...you don't appear to be helping at all...

 

The Sandstalkers are a mass produced hover scout car. Only lightly armed, they are intended to find and report on an enemies movements and harass, not engage in a straight up fight. They were developed during the final phases of an off-Earth conflict, and afterwards, they were sold off to developing worlds and colonists as a surplus weapon, or simply scrapped. However, many were sold off in the black market to all sorts of customers.

 

Their performance was relatively mediocre, but they were easily handled and their maintenance was simply and straightforward. They could also act in any unfavourable terrain, which made them a favourite of troops, and despite their obsolete status, many units of Sdh.222f and Sdh.232m Sandstalkers were found in the TOE of mechanised troops in 2882, including those that came to Earth.

 

They were used extensively in the North African deserts and imitated the units of the British SAS during the Second World War, performing long-range patrols and strikes on rear area enemy camps. Because of these sudden attacks, they were christened Sandstalkers.

The Sandstalkers had always suffered from a light armament, and in the August of 2884, the Australian Mercenary forces started converting their Sandstalkers by replacing the 2.3 cm gun with a higher-powered 4 cm Pgr.40 infrared laser. With this done, their continued existence in the Mercenary forces was assured.

 

With the emergence of the SDR PKA H Heinrich suits, enemy units again outclassed the Sandstalkers, and this time they were permanently reassigned to rear area patrol duties only.

text from www.futchfactor.com

 

Wasn't planning on posting this until Ma.Ktoberfest, but meh...I am sure I am bound to build more things!

 

I was also having major issues with building the turrect correctly at this scale, so decided to drop it and make this a converted unit. Hence the the '4' & 'LR' designation for 'Laser-Refit'. Using surplus lasers from Gladiators, integrating the ceramic armour from SAFS development and incorporating a turbo-charged power unit, the Sandstalkers were once again frontline capable.

 

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  • Tim Gould 3y

    So chuffed to see you building to 'proper' scale ;) I much prefer Ma.K. stuff to be small with figgy action around it. It's hard to build but you're definitely pulling it off brilliantly.
  • .Tromas 3y

    Tim Gould Cheers Tim! I have to say that is far more fun trying to work within these scale constraints. I am glad the effort isn't going unappreciated :D
  • imagination DUCK 3y

    The angles are all so perfect!
  • Jacob Savage 3y

    This is brilliant, and I can see an army having exactly that problem! "I'm sorry you need to get to the front, but my cows need to get to water!"
  • Masked Builder 3y

    Looks good to me.
  • Shadow Viking 3y

    Haha love it. The scout car is pretty perfect, great sfdzk vibe
  • Ryan *secret* 3y

    Logan was telling me about this last night and I was wondering how you would pull off the shape. Apparently you would do it perfectly!
  • Tom 3y

    Yes!!!! I love it!!! Now do the walrus!

    :D
  • Andy / D-Town Cracka 3y

    This is pretty cool! Not to long ago, you opened my eyes to the Ma.K. Universe with a few links. Seems like there is an endless source of inspiration there. It's a funny little scene you made here, and those soldiers should be thankful that goat hasn't been Weaponized! ;)
  • Ben Daniel 3y

    I love the shaping.
  • TheBrickAvenger 3y

    Great, perfect color and many details on a small machine!
  • : VolumeX : 3y

    Sweet all round!
  • Logan 3y

    If I hadn`t of checked TBB, I surely would of missed this! I see what you mean about it hard to get a good turret, but I like this one as well. That gear is gorgeous, I`m definitely going to steal that jerry can also :p
  • Carson Hart 3y

    So awesome :D
  • 'Sergeant Chipmunk' 3y

    Everything looks great!
  • Chris Maddison 3y

    All the stuff strung to the sides really makes it work. Fun build.
  • .Tromas 3y

    Thanks so much everyone for all the kind words and favs...really appreciate it!
  • maschinen_krieger 2y

    Amazing... excellent use of the lego pieces... Congratz
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