Finally made a sci-fi military vehicle I’m happy with. I designed the whole thing around an eight-wheeled variant of Legohaulic’s Steering Technique that I used in my previous MOC, except instead of tilting the whole vehicle, only a central rod is rotated. A gear assembly allows the model to be steered by turning the turret. I believe I first saw the ammo chain technique in an MOC by Karf Oohlu, but I don’t remember which one.
I don’t pretend to be an expert in military vehicles; this MOC isn’t meant to be extremely realistic. It’s not an SPII vehicle, either, despite the minifigs. I did the color scheme first, and the minifigs sort of followed. Hence the dk. grey hips and black visors.
The K-130s’ hood protects a military-grade sensor suite that provides the main computer system with data to regulate the nitty-gritty details of the vehicle, in addition to supplemental targeting information that’s fed to the targeting computer.
Standard crew of a K-130s is two, a driver and a gunner. Only a driver is needed to operate the vehicle, as the vehicle’s two computers can fire the gun, albeit with much less effectiveness. K-130s’s traveling away from a base for more than twelve Terran hours are also accompanied by an engineer.