Assuming this thing gets built
I'd *really* like to see Kickstarter try and take their 10% off these guys.
If you have long-term ambitions to pilot a giant six-legged mech walker, then pledge your support for Project Hexapod and its two-ton robo-bug, Stompy. The fully ridable machine was dreamt up a couple of months ago by robo enthusiasts Gui Cavalcanti, James Whong and Dan Cody, who are now seeking to raise the wonga they need to …
Well, if you wanted to go with a scorpion vibe, you could go with a couple of the "Jaws of Life" cutting tools fire services use. I'm open to suggestions on what to do with the tail, although part of me keeps saying "minigun" over and over for some reason.
I was aiming for the spider mecha in the Will Smith Wild Wild West movie without using that phrase (Eight legs and fangs) I thought that was close enough of a reference. The Scorpion tail does have a nice look but too derviative of a recent Transformers flick
What I really want is a Mech Wars anime type unit that gives me a nice airconditioned bulletproof chamber on a bipedal mecha and all of that anime firepower. That's not asking too much is it?
And screw the "frikkin lasers", gotta have GE Vulcan Mini-Guns, THAT's the ticket (Except they have to be the 25mm depleted uranium, tank busting version)
A bank of 105 MM anti-tank missles would be "EXCELLENT" (said in that sneering Mr. Burns bad guy voice).
My hollowed out volcano took a lot more cash than I was expecting (I got into a heavy bidding war against some 1%ers looking for a spot to stash their cash). So I'm a little behind on my plans for world domination. Once I replenish my funds, I'll take 100 of these... they will look awesome coming out of the volcano towards any superhero that attempts to thwart my nefarious plans.
I have supported several Kickstarters - I'll pass on this one. The Kickstarters I've supported have all involved me getting something for my money - a watch, a game, a gizmo. What this Kickstarter offers is.... bragging rights. Even at the $300K level, do *I* get one? For keeps?
I wish these guys well, I hope they get their funds, I look forward to seeing the video - and if they then do a Kickstarter to take their prototype to mass production, maybe I'll kick in.
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