It seems that building huge robots is a tradition in 3D modelling, and so here is my offering. Unlike most modellers however, I have not built a giant war mech killing machine, but rather a piece of industrial plant equipment. Hence this JCB mech, used for quarry work, ground clearance and heavy lifting.

This started more years ago than I care to think about when I had the idea for the hands. I originally built the hands in trueSpace, along with the legs (used in my 'walk' animation), but shelved it when paid work intervened. I later rebuilt the hands, arms and legs in 3DS Max, but paused again until recently. I have now finished the modelling and texturing, and have put it into a basic landscape. One day I'll get around to putting it into a better landscape.

Before anyone else points it out, the whole thing is heavily influenced by the Macross Destroid Monster MWR-00-Mk II. Although having just looked at a picture of the Macross version, my version has deviated more than I thought.

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