Midnight Maggie; Lone Pirate. Ship-takin', finger-flippin', law-breakin' scourge of the Spaceways
About this creation
Geeze these pics are dark. Anywhoo, this is Midnight Maggie's personal versatile deep-space mech, the Profiteer. She's been dubbed the Lone Pirate because... well... she works alone. Escort fighters? Defensive turrets on your cargo transporter? No sweat. With her mighty Profiteer, you cargo and your ship are as good as hers.
Beam-sabers on display. It doesn't show too well, but the blades are trans-purple.
Double-wielding double-barreled LasLances (ranged beam weapins with a modest rate of fire).
Maggie isn't about overpowering barrages. Her style is position herself perfectly, quickly, and fire just once; one shot to cripple or kill. The Profiteer may look cumbersome, but it's swift and nimble in vacuum.
Hey, as long as you're holding that pose without toppling...
KUNG-FU STRIKE POSE!
Obligatory detail shots
Weapons stowed on her hips, samurai-style.
Rear, wings open. I'm not usually one for stickers, but these added just the right ammount of SHINY-TEK!
Detail on the "head". It has some sensory equipment, but none of it is vital, as it's backed up by redundant systems elsewhere. Mainly, it's a turret, boasting 8 torpedoes and a small pulse cannon.
And, of course, the Jolly Roger. You ain't no kind of pirate without a Jolly Roger.
Calves and her armored... erm... "bustle?" One of my favorite mech designs from the Gundam line has always been the Gelgoog Marine. I tried to capture some of that design in the legs and armored skirt of this model.
Detail on the main thruster...
Which vectors almost straight down. Thank you, Joint Strike Fighter, for this one.
Pretty simple hands...
Their one main feature being a working wrist.
What's the big deal with wrists? Well...
Sensei says, "This is how the butcher holds a knife..."
"...but THIS is how a swordswoman holds a sword!"
Open. Hi Maggie!
Detail. Not much in the way of controls, since most info goes rightto the hud in her suit, and most fine control is handled by the inductive circuitry in her skullcap.