Well folks this is it! The last bio-mech in the lineup of Dr. Whackemoff series! This mech is the quintessential winner of the “looks can be deceiving” award for best hidden features. It incorporates many of most the worthwhile advances seen it its older siblings. More importantly though, its hidden talents prove so invaluable on the battlefield that if the Haywire isn’t there to support its comrades then there chances of completing their mission decrease dramatically.
About this creation
Superfluous action pose, you can never have enough of these!
This torso shot shows up close the small laser cannons mounted on each side of the cockpit. It also provides greater detail of the shoulder mounted pulse laser guns attached to each shoulder. These weapons may be standard issue for many mechs, but because of their reliability and effectiveness it would be foolish not to include them on such a design! What can also be found here includes the communications antennae and safety rail seen above the cockpit along with the implored armor plating around the canopy. Located beneath the armor plating on each side of the torso is a bio-environmental filter that allows an unlimited fresh air supply for the pilot.
The left arm carries the Ajax Electro Magnetic Force Shield Generator. Just as the name implies, the Ajax creates an energy barrier that deflects the damage from any conventional (energy, ballistic, missile) weapon currently in operation while the on-board computer controls opening gaps just long enough for the Haywire’s attacks to penetrate the barrier. The shield can only be maintained up to 120 seconds before deactivating. At this point, The Haywire’s power reserves are also depleted. The only things that work are the life support, sensors, basic movement (walking speeds only, no running/jumping) and disposable hand-held weapons. This powered-down state lasts for 30 seconds before the mech can resume full combat capabilities. To prevent the Ajax from literally sucking all of the life out of the mech, it can only be activated once every hour.
To protect the Haywire during those vulnerable times the R-74 Ruger heavy class machinegun was employed in the mech’s right hand. Identical to the hand-cannon wielded by the Stingray, this baby is what the doctor ordered when slinging hot lead is the prescription of the day!
If that weren’t enough the right forearm also wields the Scorpion Tri-Blade sword for classic hack and slash. The blades can be swung 180 degrees depending on whether an enemy needs to be given the point up front or a killer spiked elbow, “Guyver –style!”
Perhaps it deadliest device is the Electronic Wave Disruptor (E.W.D.) Backpack. This device is an amped up version of an electro-magnetic pulse generator. Once activated, the E.W.D. begins its 75 second countdown to charge up and emit a pulse that causes any electrical system in a one kilometer diameter to send erratic signals back into its systems. The effects vary greatly, causing some circuits to shut down while other activate uncontrollably. The final result generally causes computers to crash and commonly explode as the resistors fry. An encrypted signal is automatically sent to the Haywire and all friendly units of the wave to leave the area or begin a shutdown protocol during the last 10 seconds of energy buildup. Naturally the Ajax shield cannot be activated while the E.W.D. is online. If both systems are activated at the same time though, a looping power surge is generated between them that detonate the mechs engine when the pulse it emitted. In other words, the Haywire turns into a micro-fusion bomb that atomizes everything within 300 meters!
Jump jets are part of the standard package here too. They also have been reduced in size but retain the full power found in earlier models.
Another shot of the Scorpion with the primary blade extended. Time for someone’s proctological exam, yikes!
Just like several of its predecessors, the HYR-3EW cockpit uses essentially the same multi-joint system to unfold and reveal the pilot. In this model a full bubble screen built into the canopy is seen as well with a micro sensor array fused to the canopy itself.
Last but not least, we have our parting shot seen with the pilot and his war machine.
I Really Like The Overall Feel Of This MOC, It Has A Smooth Style That Fits Its Cool Color Scheme. Oh, Also, Do You Recall Saying,
Quoting Mike Johnson
Certainly a good mech design. Hopefully some day you'll get a chance to put these in full plastic mode. Even the best LDD guys around here, like Mithryl, would agree that's the best way to get noticed. He has helped me and could help you with any questions too.
Quoting Yuri Fassio
One of your best. Love the back, and the dongpit is as clever as usual.
I'm glad you think so! At least I can end Series 1 on a high note. When I'm ready I'll do a Series 2 but for now I'm going to do something a bit different to cleanse the palate, so to speak. Wait a minute, I already used that line. My C.R.S. (Can't Remember Shinola) is really starting to kick in!