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Author Topic: Three Legs are better than Two  (Read 38316 times)
Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #150 on: June 21, 2012, 09:34:57 pm »

Three arms each with a different weapon. Heat ray, cannon and axe! As it would expect to go hand to hand with a similar vehicle.
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« Reply #151 on: June 21, 2012, 09:38:52 pm »

He is secretly using this as a small scale model....

http://www.1worldglobes.com/stainlesssteelspheres.html

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« Reply #152 on: June 22, 2012, 08:07:51 am »

I dont think a close combat weapon is essential, after all real world tanks don't have close combat weapons

close combat in tanks involves circling to shoot the weaker side or rear armor, or maybe a direct ramming if you're heavier (according to what I learned playing 'world of tanks')

An axe wouldn't be useless, but at the same time, a strong kick from one of the chunky legs would probably be as damaging.
In other words, triple guns
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« Reply #153 on: June 22, 2012, 11:26:13 am »

Demolition ball, morning star style flail...
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Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #154 on: June 22, 2012, 11:49:40 am »

Demolition ball, morning star style flail...

Yes! Capable of taking out the leg of another similar vehicle, or its cannon and heat ray, you can make it a manipulator arm with the Morningstar mounted on the side of the vehicle , that way it can throw things at an enemy, pick it up, slam things against it etc.

Unlike a tank, this vehicle can jump making close combat of this sort far more likely.

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« Reply #155 on: June 22, 2012, 01:19:59 pm »

Some type of communication device?  Semaphore arms, perhaps?
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« Reply #156 on: June 22, 2012, 02:06:27 pm »

A flagpole, flying a huge British flag- with a spiked ball on top for whacking things with.
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« Reply #157 on: June 22, 2012, 02:14:26 pm »

Excuse my obtuseness, but are we not discussing what to put into the third internal space? If so, various of these suggestions, such as flags (semaphore or otherwise) would be a tad superfluous, surely?


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« Reply #158 on: June 22, 2012, 04:23:25 pm »

Oh, who the Empire wouldn't have extorted to have some of these on Endor.  Those clumsy AT-ST's were no match for the pesky Ewok's logs.
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« Reply #159 on: June 22, 2012, 07:06:37 pm »

I know what you mean, I've slipped on an Ewok's log before now, nasty, dirty, unhygienic beasts!
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« Reply #160 on: June 22, 2012, 07:15:10 pm »

So forget the arms with weapons or tools, for the sake of stability and all-round decency what's needed is a pooper scooper with added lavender fragrance spray nozzle attachment.
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« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2012, 07:59:29 pm »

Boxing glove on a spring.
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« Reply #162 on: June 22, 2012, 08:29:56 pm »

Boxing glove on a spring.

Now why didn't I think of that?

Seriously.

Wink
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« Reply #163 on: June 22, 2012, 10:31:10 pm »

Must resist... Can't resist...

A baby's arm holding an apple?


Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #164 on: June 23, 2012, 12:18:04 am »

Boxing glove on a spring.

Now why didn't I think of that?

Seriously.

Wink

Because we have Dr Quack for that!

If we are going for sporting references now, cricket bat wrapped in copper wire.
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« Reply #165 on: June 23, 2012, 12:23:50 am »

Must resist... Can't resist...

A baby's arm holding an apple?

Just to clarify: that's a Tubes reference, not to the unsavoury slang that I discovered just now.[

But the 'unsavoury slang' meaning was exactly what the Tubes were referring to when they wrote 'What Do You Want From Life'  Grin
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« Reply #166 on: June 23, 2012, 12:34:31 am »

One of Lady Clankingtons's fine weapons then!
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« Reply #167 on: June 23, 2012, 03:39:33 am »

Boxing glove on a spring.

Now why didn't I think of that?

Seriously.

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You would have, sooner or later.
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« Reply #168 on: June 23, 2012, 07:48:54 pm »

Boxing glove on a spring.


Now why didn't I think of that?

Seriously.

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You would have, sooner or later.


Later, more than sooner.

Meanwhile, in an effort to curb the debate about inside or outside, this is what I mean about the three dimples, and what goes within them:


Three ball and socket style mountings for various weapons, only the one at the moment, as I wait for delivery of more balls...
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« Reply #169 on: June 23, 2012, 09:00:37 pm »

as I wait for delivery of more balls...

*cough*
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« Reply #170 on: June 23, 2012, 09:31:04 pm »

That pic gives me a Deathstar vibe.  Grin


Does the upper half of the sphere rotate like a turret or will it be solid requiring the whole walker to rotate to bring the selected weapon to target?
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Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #171 on: June 23, 2012, 09:41:07 pm »

Weapon 3 - A Spork! The ideal weapon for the Pot Noodle menace.
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« Reply #172 on: June 23, 2012, 10:03:41 pm »

as I wait for delivery of more balls...

*cough*

Herr Döktor, has only got one ball,
the other is in the  . . .. . post.
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« Reply #173 on: June 24, 2012, 12:23:48 am »

as I wait for delivery of more balls...

*cough*

Herr Döktor, has only got one ball,
the other is in the  . . .. . post.

Actually, it's about fourteen of them, in various sizes...
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Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #174 on: June 24, 2012, 12:25:25 am »

Now that's just boasting, shame on you Herr Dok!
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