Chapter 3The Battle Mech

RoboCop’s ED-209. The Matrix’s APU. Star Wars’ AT- ATs . They ’ rebig , they’re loud, they’re armed to the teeth, and they’re ready to kick butt. Battle mechs are perhaps the coolest of all bots. What else is there to say?

Message: So where do you get ideas for your models? Well … it’s easy when someone gives you image planes to work from, but in models like this one, I don’t use image planes. Instead, I look at a lot of images from the Internet. For instance, the legs and feet of the bot you’ll build owe a lot to the design of a Warhammer Titan. There’s also a little bit of Tiberian Sun and Battlefield 2142. I did not ...

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