The Tetracon Strider (Updated and Built!)

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The Tetracon Strider (Updated and Built!)

Postby Plexus » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:20 am

These two are the first frames I have designed since I was introduced to MFZ and some of you have probably already seen them before! But first, some fluff ^^.

My faction is Tetracon. A militaristic mega-corporation that may or may not be run by a super villain. They do not mass produce their frames. Instead, their frames are built on commission. Only when they are needed. This makes Tetracon frames rarer in the field, and Tetracon pilots even more so. This is because Tetracon implements drone operated frames. And the first of these is one such frame!

The Tetracon Industries M-Class Strider (Multi-Role)

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M-Class Strider's are built with modularity in mind. Easily able to change their loadout to a missions needs. This M-Class is currently fitted with the most common loadout. On the left a 30mm rotary autocannon, and on the right an LRM launcher with 8 total shots. On the shoulders is one SRM launcher with 4 shots, and an extended communications antenna. While the M-Class can be operated manually by a pilot, more often than not these Strider's are drone operated. The next however is exclusively pilot operated.

The Tetracon Industries S-Class Strider (Scout)

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S-Class Striders are less modular than their M-Class counterparts, but do have access to an array of handheld armaments that they can utilize. This S-Class is using a standard issue 50mm semi-automatic rifle in bullpup configuration. The frame itself is equipped with a torso mounted 30mm rotary autocannon, a standard extended communications array, and an ECM dish for greater defensive capabilities.

I hope you have enjoyed this look into Tetracon's rollout frame model, the Strider.

Build instructions now available!

The Scout Strider: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qztxh7xgohzkd ... Z.pdf?dl=0

The Drone Strider: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b5ms9nd5t6p13 ... Z.pdf?dl=0

And aside from fluff, I hope you all enjoy my first designs ^^. I hope to build both of these very soon!
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby VitorFaria » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:47 am

Man, so happy to see you posting those here!

They're really awesome and deserve to be remembered!
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby Mrtyler603 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:23 pm

Your first mech reminds me a lot of the Locust light mech from battletech, and I gotta say, I like it quite a lot. Good job on these mechs, and I particularly like the little subarm type arms you did.
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby Atavism » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:38 am

Bout time. :P

Really great work right out the gate! I hope your future plan for bricking these guys up pans out, it'd be cool to see the whole company together.
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby KungFujiApple » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:45 am

Man, These are awesome, and they evoke a certain "style" that you seem to have that I look forward to seeing more of. I like the folded chicken legs, and the solid look these frames have. Great work :)
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby Plexus » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:27 pm

For those interested, I've updated the first post with the build instructions for both models ^^.
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Re: The Tetracon Strider

Postby Plexus » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:39 pm

I was finally able to get the parts and build both Striders!

The Scout

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And The Drone

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Couldn't be happier to finally see these two built ^^
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Re: The Tetracon Strider (Updated and Built!)

Postby VitorFaria » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:15 pm

Woah, beautifully bricked!
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Re: The Tetracon Strider (Updated and Built!)

Postby KungFujiApple » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:33 am

This is a terrific example of how a frame can look great in LDD and then amazing in actuality. Really awesome looking frame! :)
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Re: The Tetracon Strider (Updated and Built!)

Postby phayze81 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:54 am

Oh, very nice! These look even better than I'd imagined in the brick!
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