The C Quadrant Defenders happen to be big fans of gauss cannons (rather, their own rendition that does not fire projectiles, but a magnetic field beam). The effectiveness of this weapon was aptly demonstrated on the Vector Gauss Tank, the lightly armored 6 wheeled vehicle, that sports two heavy power gauss cannons, on a large turret. The lack of armor meant that it had to be well guarded in battle. The best choice of a vehicle to protect it on the front lines was something higher profile and with equally as much power: the Titan Medium Mechanized Walker.
The Titan exhibits the first in a line of Super-Heavy Gauss Cannons for its main gun. This over sized weapon therefore needs two large rotary magnetic field generators, similar to those found on the Wolverine G. The discharge coil also happens to be the largest ever designed for a ground based gauss cannon, at four times the normal size of the standard size found on the heavy, medium, or light models.
The legs are plated with the heaviest armor on the whole vehicle in order to ensure movement even after moderate damage. The cockpit mounted on top hosts two individuals: the pilot seated up front, and the commander up higher in the back. The pilot has a small windshield from which to see the battlefield, as well as instruments and computer screens. However, the commander instead has standard controls, and a virtual display projected around him, with a HUD giving him real time data on the battlefield.
The proud crew stand in front of their Titan, from division #4 apparently.
This is about where you would not want to stand, if you have anything metallic on whatsoever. Even so, you never know what you may have eaten.
Look how big that gun is. I guess they mean business, huh...
Here are the two rotary magnetic field generators, and their accompanying ferrite slurry hoses. Gotta have those if you want a gauss cannon.
See that cylinder? Thats where spare ferrite slurry is kept.
Walking step #1
Walking step #2. Repeat as necessary.
Again, the BFG.
An ancillary monitoring panel for the ferrite slurry flow.
I know its a bit light on the detail, but then again, I try to avoid the clutter of greebles if at all possible.
That pilot sure is happy to be driving this Titan.
The cockpit is a bit cramped, but then again this is a tank on legs...
Their respective control surfaces inside are pretty color coordinated. I love that new batch of parts.
So that's my take on a mech. I haven't had too much practice. And yes, this is named & designed after the Titan medium mech found in C&C: Tiberian Sun. Great game- I thought I should pay homage.
I especially like legs of this mech. It's great that they have a walking mechanism: a nice bit of playability. The exposed studs remind me of big rivets, as though the leags are cover in heavy armour plates. The colour contrast with the black body works very well. The gun is neat and the yellow disc adds to the visual interest, without being distracting. Nice one!
excellent work here, Xander. The TIF will be sure to construct everything out of high-strength plastic now. Although I think you made one mistake here. Remember our brikwar? a single TIF anti-INFANTRY robot took out your mech by shooting the legs...
great work anyways.