Reconaissance is a vital requirement for a successful military operation.
About this creation
The Zephyr: the prime scout strider of the Empire, being fast, agile and well armed. The type is rather fragile, however. You did not read this.
The Zephyr has a sophisticated sensor suite, making use of magnetic anomaly detectors, active radio rangefinding and triangulation, seismic sensors and passive laser scanning to find it's opponents. It also mounts an electronic warfare suite, consisting of various jammers, sensor spoofers and ECM devices.
The weapons are as follows:
One (1) 40mm autocannon, ZEXA-40. Welby-Simms Arms Development Corporation supplied. Location: Left Arm. Ammunition: F-92 Flechette, EX-4 Explosive, FLR-225 Tracer, APR-77 Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot DU Anti-Terradyne. 250 rds.
One (1) 70mm PLSMC Plasma Projection Cannon. Energo Energy Weapons Limited supplied. Location: Right Torso. Ammunition: ENWC-4 Energy Weapon Capacitor. 20 rds.
Two (2) 65mm MR1 Missile Tubes. Welby-Simms supplied. Ammunition: 65MRHEXF Homing High Explosive Fragmentation, 65MRHHESH Homing High Explosive Squash Head. 3 rds ea.
The type is quite stealthy with a detection index of 15 Glhaghs, thanks to its ECM, passive camoflage and emergency optical 'invisible man' camoflage.
Zephyr pilots are equipped with standard vehicle crew weapons; one SM-44 'perforator' sub-machine-gun supplied by the good folks over at Welby-Simms. They have a quite efficient life-support suit, complete with thermal control and automatic medical aid devices. Their helmet mounts an inbuilt rangefinding device and automatic polarization in case they have to abandon their strider in a desert area at high noon. The visor also has an all-important virtual reality visual system to allow the pilot to link with his vehicle and control it like his own body.
Makers Note: HAH! There is your proof! It does fit a pilot!
Note Continued: This thing was a beast to build. It was literally built from the ground up, as I started with the feet before moving on to the shins, then the thighs, then the torso. Unhappily, I had a great deal of trouble with the arms, and this shape was the only thing I could find to rectify it. The Zenith series, which is based on this, fixes that problem by the simple expedient of being built with a specific arm in mind; I made a cool looking shoulder and moved in from there. The hip of that type is identical to this, and much of the difference is purely cosmetic. The Zenith does have an improved leg, however, and the hip plates look much more natural, despite having those ugly lights to cover up the bland open spaces above. As you might guess, the Zenith is an improved Zephyr, hence the similar names, sizes and classes. They are even the same height, not counting antennae.
It has been stated elsewhere by myself that as long as I get credit and as long as a link to the basic design (this page, in other words) is provided, as long as one does not claim the base as their own they may duplicate it. Tl,dr: yes, as long as you say the basic design is mine and have a link to this page.
I prefer to gain my inspiration from Mark Neumann.
The yellow markings on the legs indicate that it is a unit leader.
As for detail, exposed pipes, cables and machinery indicate bad design; if the enemy can see it, he can shoot it off. Not a good trait for a combat strider.
Although I could de-stud it if you 'encourage' me with a few thousand dollars worth of lego products...
Decent mecha. I think it's worth a 4. The studs can use some covering, and color is a bit rainbow, and some more detail can be added. Good job overall. Try getting inspiration from Izzo Yoshi, Brian Kescenovitz, Ryu Kwi, Moko, or me(not bragging.)