"25 October 2012: Last night was possibly the worst sleep I have had in years. After escaping the destruction of the motorway by that giant worm thing, I was forced to find shelter. With most of the surrounding neighbourhoods evacuated this was not a difficult task, though I was forced to break in to the little cottage I discovered on the edge of the woods.
I don't know whether it was fear of discovery, or the possibility the aliens might track me down and destroy me, but I couldn't sleep. What few moments of oblivion I caught, were fever dreams of red lightning and blood red spikes growing from smooth alabaster skin.
At dawn I made an entry in my diary, I wanted to keep the night before's recollections fresh. The fridge was well stocked, the family must have taken only the canned and boxed items from the larder when they fled. I ate a simple meal of cheese and ham while I listened to the radio.
The news was mostly of the attack on the Leith water treatment works. Thankfully victory had gone to the CyberAgents. The white monster and its destroyers had vanished shortly after the battle. The clean-up left to the military, who were quickly moving in to secure the area before looters ransacked the debris.
Feeling guilty for breaking in and stealing some random family's food, I left a large wad of notes from my wallet and a note in the fridge, tried to secure the windows and front door as best I could and made my way home.
It was early afternoon by the time I made it back to my car. The little blue mini had survived the battle, but was blockaded by parked vehicles all around it. The army redirected me back along the hard shoulder, so I decided to walk home and retrieve it later.
Once home I was relieved to find everything locked up and secure. Another pang of guilt gripped me as I locked the front door.
The TV was still on, which seemed strange, and for one horrible moment I thought someone else was in the house.
The news was showing a second battle between the CyberAgents, and another alien creation. This one was more like a huge spider, and was facing 4 CyberAgents. I noted a blue, white, red and yellow clad figure, now clashing swords with the spider-thing's blade like limbs.
The ticker beneath the images claimed the events were live at the Stokebridge nuclear power facility. I began to offer silent entities to the saints for the combatants not to destroy the plant and doom the local community there."
Extract from the diary of Niles Morris.
The more observant out there will have noticed that I'm also including some prose with these creations. A short story written as diary entries. The "Parts" need to be read in order to make sense. Here is what I've written so far...
SIZE COMPARISON IMAGES: WITH Original CyberAgent Knight Red (2008) With CyberAgent Knight Red and Minifig.
As you can see from the size comparison pictures, these latest designs are significantly different in how they feel and how they are structured. I'm still using the OAWI inspired joint system (favoured by the likes of TKH and Izzo), but I've taken the scale down a notch. Originally (mostly due to limitations of using the purchasable pieces in LDD2.0) I was limited as to which parts and colours I could include. I also didn't feel there was a need for an "ab crunch" something that has crept into most of the more recent CyberAgent designs.
Dressing the designs now is less about uniformity, and more about suggesting machinery. Though I do like to have visual queues from previous designs (such as the back pack).
Elements of the new design are actually taken from several previous designs, for which credit should go to Forte noir, since the forearm and shin design is largely based on his Corsair.
The head design is also not entirely original, having taken inspiration from Pick's transformer "Prototype". The weapons too took inspiration from him.
The wing design is a recycled version of the one I used previously on my "new" knight frame for the Medieval Universe series.
And finally a thank you to Haim Saban, as his series "Power Rangers" inspired the original CyberAgent back story.