What on Earth are the Space Ninjas?
I've been asked that question a few times across various websites and the simple answer is... I don't know. I made up the name about a week ago (late November 2011) as a catch all, power ranger like, super robot team. My original plan was for a team of robots that combine to form a bigger robot, but the mechanics at this scale are HARD! So I compromised with this Mega Zord inspired micro mecha concept.
I've since been toying with some story ideas for the Space Ninjas, many of which are blatant Power Ranger inspired fan fictions. But to date this is the gist:
2,000 years ago the combined ninja clans of Earth banished a great and powerful evil into the abyss, from which it was prophesied that it one day it would eventually escape. Fast forward to the future, approximately 500 years from now. To prepare for the return of the great evil, the ninjas infiltrated various facets of human culture, arranging for the construction of a colony/training academy to be built in secret on a newly colonised Asteroid beyond Saturn. There they have devised an entire fleet of craft capable of assuming super robot forms. Piloted by ninjas, these robots are like a scalpel cutting away evil from the galaxy, where as the regular military are more like a bazooka.
But the prophecy is about to be fulfilled and the great evil has chosen the BioBeasts of Glorm as his instruments. When they recapture the abyss, he will rise again!
Full Fleet Space Ninja Fleet and Space Ninja Gold Fleet combined.
Note this is the gold version 2 fleet, not the one shown in the picture above, which is the version 1 with the shorter arms.
The gold fleet is 3 support craft which can be called in to assist the main Space Ninja Fleet when they are out matched.
The Gold fleet convert into upgraded arms, boot attachments, chest shield and twin swords. Commanded by the Golden Space Ninja Sensei for the team.
Again I'm maybe 50% happy with the results, I was intending for all 3 main vehicles to have a combined form, but it just isn't coming together. The "arms" are a little too kibbly, I may look at how I did the original legs and possibly do something more along those lines. At least all three craft are different enough from the 5 main vehicles.
New Gold Fleet including updated Fighter units
Revised Space Ninja Super Robot Hyper Mode
Amendments give smoother (and slightly longer) forearm design. Just looks neater.