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Ubiquidyne Industries GTV Model UG-17 "The Ol' Grey Mare"
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Me and Phat Mac are enjoying this ride, delivery for Captain Varese today. No time to talk.
About this creation
Ubiquidyne Industries hit on a ground transport vehicle design back in 2252 nine years after the Treaty of Arcturus that was easily adaptable to any platform be it artillery, troop transport, medivac, and simple cargo transport like the UG-17 pictured above. Due to her undeniable reliability, a somewhat discernible kick to the untrained driver, and outrageous ability to take any abuse dealt to this girl, she earned the affectionate nickname "The Ol' Grey Mare."





Due to be decommissioned back in 2272, the early years of the Fourth Cavaudian Revolt wreaked havoc on the updated version as budget cuts and widespread galactic layoffs following the Third Cavaudian Revolt exploited a flaw in the tungsten-carbon-carbon refined for the drive train. Sadly, the new alloy proved to be more explosive than expected when taking a high velocity round. This proved a disadvantage on several fronts of the war for the Ubiquidyne Industries Forces and they reverted back to the retired Mares.





Able to transport fifteen tons in 1.0 G at a respectable speed of 42 KPH depending on terrain, the UG-17's magnetic rail system can hold any universal container cargo securely.





Nose.





Butt.





It can transport one container too, if that's all you managed to requisition. Slacker.





Or one really big container. Better, but still pretty slacker-y.





OR, one really big ORANGE container. Okay, that deserves a hearty MATANGO!





Or two, if you wanna be THAT guy. Overachieving jerk making us slackers look bad.



Fourth Wall: Thought I'd change pace a little bit on the Hecate and build a ground transport that can accommodate the pretty containers. Tricky little bastard to build, but it turned out fairly sturdy. And shocks! And it even fits through the cargo doors!!! What the?!?!

Anyways...



Comments

 I made it 
  November 23, 2017
Quoting Angelo Filipelli Excellent work! It vaguely reminds me of something out of Mad Max. But with less death and precious fuel :)
Thank you Angelo! Nice call on that, the Mad Max vibe of a stripped down, bare bones beast was exactly what I was aiming for. Although, the addition of spikes and a flaming guitar likely wouldn't hurt. ;)
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  November 23, 2017
Excellent work! It vaguely reminds me of something out of Mad Max. But with less death and precious fuel :)
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  May 21, 2017
Quoting El Barto ! Killer rig, Dude! So what exactly are in those containers? I figure one is guns and ammo, the other beer and pork rinds. Enough for a weekend, from looks of it.
Thank you Bart! Yeah, a large proportion of Ubiquidyne Industries' profits are in Eta Cassiopeiae A rendering facilities. They also cornered the market with patents on FTL communications and instantaneous universal translators. Their operating systems and never ending updates and versions set UI in a position to control negotiations in their hostile takeover of the pharmaceutical giant, Roritora, back in 2112 as they were given access to every bit of information regarding the seemingly clean cut Esteban VII heir and his penchant for crossdressing, farm animals, and crossdressing farm animals. This is according to Shareed's Unauthorized History of Humanity in Space. ;)
 I made it 
  May 21, 2017
Quoting Nick Barrett It's Tonka-tough and oddly stylish. The Hecate's going to be incredible, keep at it!
Ha! Funny thing is that I built the main color as yellow first and tossed the idea as it seemed too much like a Tonka. XD Thank you Nick! God bless those tough metal trucks!
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  May 21, 2017
Quoting Jeremy McCreary The truck itself looks very cool, Matt, and the containers and the magnetic rail system are quite clever. Especially like the truck from the front quarter. Guessing all those gauges on the containers are to monitor the magnetic rails, the cargo, or both.
Thank you Jeremy! They are now. ;) Always open to new interpretations of the stuff I vomit forth. :D
 I made it 
  May 21, 2017
Quoting --R.K. Blast-- Great job! I like the 'Mare' but those containers are fantastic! As is your ship WIP on Flickr! --Blast--
Thank you Blast! That thing is 7 feet long and intimidating every time I look at it. But she's coming together. Very slowly.
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  May 21, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Awesome! I like the idea of a loader mech. If any aliens come aboard you'll be ready :-)
Thank you Brother! Yeah, can't be too careful in the black.
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  May 21, 2017
Quoting Doug Hughes Awesome transport vehicle! It perfectly captures the gritty industrial feel you're goin for, with the exposed shocks, hearty design aesthetic, and cool magnetic rails idea. Now... FINISH THE BIG SHIP!!! I WANT TO SEE!!
Thank you Doug! I'd like to see it too. I reworked the drive core and have been plugging away in engineering. Really happy with the components, but I needed a break from all that greebleness. ;)
 I made it 
  May 21, 2017
Quoting Oliver Becker Chapeau and cheers, tiny brain! So nice to see your synapses still work so efficient with a wonderful result, Matt! ;)
Thank you Oliver! I think it's the beer that keeps me frosty. ;)
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  May 18, 2017
Killer rig, Dude! So what exactly are in those containers? I figure one is guns and ammo, the other beer and pork rinds. Enough for a weekend, from looks of it.
 I like it 
  May 17, 2017
It's Tonka-tough and oddly stylish. The Hecate's going to be incredible, keep at it!
  May 17, 2017
The truck itself looks very cool, Matt, and the containers and the magnetic rail system are quite clever. Especially like the truck from the front quarter. Guessing all those gauges on the containers are to monitor the magnetic rails, the cargo, or both.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2017
Great job! I like the 'Mare' but those containers are fantastic! As is your ship WIP on Flickr! --Blast--
 I like it 
  May 15, 2017
Awesome! I like the idea of a loader mech. If any aliens come aboard you'll be ready :-)
 I like it 
  May 15, 2017
Awesome transport vehicle! It perfectly captures the gritty industrial feel you're goin for, with the exposed shocks, hearty design aesthetic, and cool magnetic rails idea. Now... FINISH THE BIG SHIP!!! I WANT TO SEE!!
 I like it 
  May 15, 2017
Chapeau and cheers, tiny brain! So nice to see your synapses still work so efficient with a wonderful result, Matt! ;)
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  May 15, 2017
Quoting Jonathan Demers Cool! Did you make up all that info or is it from something?
Thank you Jonathan! All from my tiny brain there. It's from a novel I'm writing that is in VERY rough draft form right now.
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  May 15, 2017
Quoting Bricks Noir Nice. I like how the front end is shaped. Based on the tag line on your home page, I'm guessing that Ubiquidyne Industries is a spin-off from Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, led by chief engineer John Small Berries.
Thank you Bricks! Actually, it was always John Yaya that did all the work. XD Truly one of the most epic movies EVER! I think you're the only one to get the reference, sadly so as no one seems to fully appreciate the uniqueness of that flick. And yes, UI actually bought out Yoyodyne back in 2115 after their hostile takeover of Roritora Pharmaceuticalia three years prior. This is all detailed out in Shareed’s Unauthorized History of Humanity in Space. You should read it once I finish writing the book. ;)
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  May 15, 2017
Cool! Did you make up all that info or is it from something?
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  May 15, 2017
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Hey Brother! This looks cool with the cargo containers. I agree I like the old dark grey better. For the same reason. The new dark and light grey are too cheerful and bright. Is this vehicle going to be carried on board or is it dock facility only? I can totally see these driving around in that huge ship. Delivering cargo to the different sections of the ship.
Thank you Brother! Exactly my sentiment on bley, just too cheerful. I like gritty. Yup, this gal fits easily through my proof-of-concept bay door on the port side as well as the floor door. I still need to build a lifting point into the bed for the overhead crane, but it'll mainly be an excursion pickup. I have plans for a loader/mech in the bay to move cargo about.
 I made it 
  May 15, 2017
Quoting Stuart Lucas Ah, nice to start the day with some matt rowntRee goodness. The shocks and shaping of the cab are particularly pleasing!
Thank you Stuart! Although I don't even like starting the day with that guy, he's weird. ;) The cab was rather temperamental because of the shocks. I had to walk away several times before seeing how well it flew.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2017
Nice. I like how the front end is shaped. Based on the tag line on your home page, I'm guessing that Ubiquidyne Industries is a spin-off from Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, led by chief engineer John Small Berries.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2017
Hey Brother! This looks cool with the cargo containers. I agree I like the old dark grey better. For the same reason. The new dark and light grey are too cheerful and bright. Is this vehicle going to be carried on board or is it dock facility only? I can totally see these driving around in that huge ship. Delivering cargo to the different sections of the ship.
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  May 14, 2017
Ah, nice to start the day with some matt rowntRee goodness. The shocks and shaping of the cab are particularly pleasing!
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  May 14, 2017
Quoting Werewolff . Nice! A great build all round and, as always, your description is what really makes it that little bit more awesome. But what if I wanted three containers? :D
Thank you Wolff! Stack 'em! The Mare can take it. ;)
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  May 14, 2017
Nice! A great build all round and, as always, your description is what really makes it that little bit more awesome. But what if I wanted three containers? :D
 
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