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Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Natalya » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:44 pm

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My second Brick Link order for this thing came in yesterday. With all the new parts I managed to finish it.


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This is the S-143 bad Widow, the first Assyrian Spider Tank design.


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The purpose of this vehicle is to be a mobile platform to deliver heavy weapons to the battlefield even over hostile or urban terrain.


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Unlike normal tanks, this can lift itself over huge obstacles, or even be used to shield infantry units from aerial bombardment.
Now, let's take a look at its weapons.


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The front of the tank can open up to reveal a missile rack.


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It has 8 MKII Missiles, and two Light Laser Cannons mounted in here.


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Then on the back is the large double-barrel Heavy Plasma Cannon turret. It can rotate 360° and change its pitch to shoot you no matter where you are in relation to the tank. (Except underneath of course.)


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The middle dish is actually a hatch for the crew. The compartment can hold up to 4 minifigures, but the tank only needs a crew of 2. The pilot takes care of driving and the weapons in the front, the gunner mans the turret.


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The tank can move its legs in a number of different ways. For example, I don't know why you would want it to sit down like this, but it can if you need it to.


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It can also assume an ultra-low stance while still being able to drive thanks to the wheels on the ends of the feet.


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In fact, it is so maneuverable...


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That it can climb onto my Death Wall...


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Prepare...


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And Jump...


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Back down safely on the other side. Problem Immortal Attackers?


Some construction notes...
- The wheels can fold under the feet to be stood on sideways, but it turns out this doesn't lend to good balance. I've found it is best to just keep them in the driving mode that you have seen in these pictures.
- The tank is too heavy for the joints in the legs. It can be balanced high or low, but sometimes it just wants to fall on the ground. If I had it to do over, I would make another pair of legs. The Technic joint method I used is very maneuverable but the tank is so heavy that it wants to push them around.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Robot Monkey » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:50 pm

:ftw: :sparta: :csi:

Anyway, that there is one hell of a spider tank! Amazing work! Also, the whole climbing over the death wall thing is great. 8)
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby OneEye589 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:06 pm

Awesome. The silhouette has a great shape and the turret is amazing.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Ross_Varn » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:26 pm

I- um- wow. That is seriously awesome. I agree with Oneeye, it's shape is... memorable, to say the least.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby enders_shadow » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:43 pm

Whoah. Very, very nice work. Love the shape, especially the legs. Everything about this just looks so sleek, great job! :ftw:
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Whiteagle » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:45 pm

Ah, but can it speak in a cutesy little girl voice?
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Silent-sigfig » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:15 pm

probably your best work so far.

Also, I spy rear hatches.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby The Shadowscythe » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:16 pm

The Scythian/Assyrian arms race, it may have started with the Super Death Tanks, but now you have spider tanks too?

Consider this shit on like Bonn-o-Tron.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:27 pm

So much win. So much. The ability for it to lower itself all the way to the ground would be handy for storage in a space transport. Or, more importantly, crushing any infantry who try to sneak underneath and destroy the legs. Now the spider can squish the people! :twisted:

Nothing would be more frightening than a group of these scaling your walls.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Colette » Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:36 pm

Great Spider tank, almost made me want to build my own. I knew you would figure the joints out though since you probably gained some technix experience when you were building your Armored Core. Also:

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Am I the only one who thinks this would make for a great scene in a movie?
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Zahru II » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:17 pm

Argh, the creepyface-gate is giving the tank a blowjob! I hope that mental image will burn in your minds forever :twisted:

Stupidity aside, this is a great tank. Personnally I'd prefer it a six legger to be more spidery-looking, but that's just my aesthetic preference. Now go and make at least 2 more!
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Theblackdog » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:36 pm

It looks awesome and seems amazingly functional, but I feel like it needs moar dakka. Maybe add a pair of mandible-cannons, or a rear-mounted razor wire dispenser to discourage pursuit?
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Natalya » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:31 pm

Zahru II wrote:Stupidity aside, this is a great tank. Personnally I'd prefer it a six legger to be more spidery-looking, but that's just my aesthetic preference. Now go and make at least 2 more!


If I ever make a bigger one it will have 6 legs, but for now this is it.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Ex_Bajir » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:44 pm

As much as I dislike insects and mechs and combination's of the two objects even I think this is awesome.
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Re: Assyrian S-143 bad Widow Spider Tank

Postby Alex » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:46 pm

Nice work, I love it!
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