Marauder IIC Mech Brackground
An assault mech to the core, this mech is the Marauder and Marauder II’s boss. The Marauder IIC is a Clan derivative of the Marauder II, which in turn was developed from the venerable Marauder. The Marauder IIC uses Clan weapons technology, and packs withering firepower at all ranges. Its whopping three extended range particle projector cannons (ER PPC) give it a potent long-range punch. As the range gap shrinks, it can bring to bear a pair of medium pulse lasers. At close range, it dices and slices enemy mechs with four ER small lasers. In short, engaging this mech is a dangerous proposition because it has no weaknesses in its weapons loadout. It can kill you at minimum and maximum range. Also, its twenty-one double heat sinks allow it to apply continuous pressure with extended volleys. Its energy based weapons never run out of ammo as long as its fusion reactor is feeding juice. If you get caught in a gunfight with a Marauder IIC, don’t expect any respite until one of you is floating below a silk canopy. Most likely, it will be you.
Here’s a video of the Marauder IIC mech dueling with a Stone Rhino/Behemoth. Not the best example of sound tactical principles, and it’s a bit silly, but always fun to see mech animations. Notice the Stone Rhino using its battering ram arm to knock down the Marauder IIC.
The Marauder IIC Mech Lego Model
Primus designed the Marauder IIC mech Lego model below. It was easy to build all the individual sections, but putting it together was complicated. Like most big mech models with chicken legs, it has serious stability problems. I had to modify the ankle joints quite a bit. I used longer Technic lift arms in order to strengthen it, and added more stud connections. I also put a stopper on the Technic lift arms to keep the model from toppling forwards because it has such long legs. How does something this big stay upright is beyond my understanding.
Having said that, I think the model looks awesome. I prefer it over the model of the Marauder, which I thought was too blocky. The main reason I wanted to build the Marauder IIC was its aerodynamic looks–a plane on legs. I was pleasantly surprised when the model turned out to be smaller than I expected. The best (and easiest) part was the upper limb attachments. The arm-to-torso connection was strong enough to keep everything together. The only other modifications I did was to lengthen the torso gun, and make the legs smoother by adding tiles. I added tiles to as many places as possible, because I don’t like the look of exposed studs.
Most of the pieces you’ll need for the Marauder IIC mech Lego model aren’t rare, except for the train roof slope that makes up the front nose section, so enjoy the build.
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