Well, my internet was down for most of today, so I thought I'd improve my little walker. It's now got 27 style points, in place of the previous 17.
About this creation
The Gilded Lobster was the successor of the Momma Lobster. It added a heavy faceplate to block enemy gunfire. A sort of telescope system was installed to allow the pilot to see through it. By using the same type of lenses as magnifying glasses, the British Engineers were able to cut down on the necessary size of the viewport while maintiaing visual range. However, it still had a limited field of vision. In fact, if you could get closer than 10 yards, it could not see you. In addition to the faceplate, the joints and leg strength were improved. Apart from it's upgrades, this unit didn't see much action. It was mainly used in controlling riots in the colonies and making soldiers feel fancy. It should also be noted that it's quite easy to get a date when your giant war machine has a faceplate that looks like it's made of some expensive metal.
As you can see, the faceplate protects the driver from the front. However, it does not protect his hat.
It should also be noted that the faceplate protects only that. The face. The mech is still vulnerable to fire from the rear and sides.
The rear leg was given additional horse power and was slimmed up so as to be more funtional.
The overview shows the cockpit is pretty much the same.
The faceplate is largely solid chunk of bronze, with the viewing system running through it. It actually costs more than the rest of the body combined.
The cannon mountings were strengthened, so it didn't tear itself off while firing.
The shoulder joints are unchanged from the original model. Many say this is due to budget cuts, as the shoulders worked fine.
The rigid knee joints were replaced with flexible ones, for no apparent reason. It actually made the whole thing a tad bit less stable.
The legs were lengthened in order to add to the intimidation factor.
As in the original, the back portion is a mess of important looking contraptions and wheels. No one is sure why.
The rear leg is now more powerful, as said before. It also looks more important, therefore justifying it's existence.
Well, that's about it. One of the challenges I set for myself on this one was to cut out the technic pieces, and replace them with system. That was pretty much it... As for the bionicle piece, it was really a total coincidence it was placed in. I saw it while searching for parts and thought it'd fit in, and it was just too good to cut out.
Anyways, thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment if you have the time!
Hey man, I have a mech contest going, I think you would do good, your welcome to come sign up. It is a pretty good, with some good competitors like Yuri Fassio, Jason Crolett, Blackleiff. I think you would do great! http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/11063