Yes, this is actually, Mark 1, and not just a random number I gave it. Here are all the parts to it, nice and spread out(kinda):
Hmmm... Where to start, where to start. Howzabout the control center? It attaches to the back of the vehicle with magnets, and can fit two packages of whatever as well as a minifigure at the controls:
All right. Moving on, we've got the tiny vehicle that fits inside the big one's belly:
Yeah, it's not altogether too pretty. I was running out of pieces at the end when I built it. The cockpit opens, and the back, too:
This little dude's a supply truck; he goes running out into the field, and provides weaponry and equipment to those who need it. Y'never know when you're gonna need a chainsaw, am I right?
And the little doodad on the top spins when it goes out into the field, too... Here's the mechanism for that:
Now, moving on to the Command Center/Detachable Spaceship. I was itching to use this canopy for something, and now I've found its place. Yay!
Let's have a look in the cockpit, shall we? Ifya look closely, you can see that I used castle battlements for the sides. And the dude with the cape is kinda my sig-fig right now... Still trying to decide between him and my old one.
Accourse, a ship's gotta have blasters, and this one's no exception. These ones are covered by the solar panels, which were also on my Use-List. I'm 2 for 2 so far...
The ship stays on the platform by way of these two sticks. They work pretty well, all things considered:
That's all for the ship. Now, moving on to the anti-moving-thing turret. This was the first part of the build I finished, surprisingly. I think it came out well:
Here's a close-up of the missiles:
And here's the cockpit, with a weapons rack behind it. I didn't know where else to put them.
And, finally, the turret can also go into anti-thing-in-the-sky-mode. It's a very scientific way of targeting things that fly:
Okay, so now that I've gotten all the accessories out of the way, I can show you an amazing total of four pictures that I took of the motorized base itself. First, here's the inside, with a small kitchen, weapon rack, and display. Yes, yes, it's a train map. I couldn't find anything besides that. Also, I'm sorry that the light cable is getting in the way of the picture. I couldn't move it easily:
Next, here's the remote control receiver and engine. It's not that impressive-looking, but I did my best with what I had.
Finally, here's where the little vehicle comes in and out. The ramp can be locked in place by the yellow beam. you can also see the gears that power the front wheels. Unfortunately, I only have two motors and limited gears. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I could get the back wheels propelled too, or at least reduce stress on the gears in the front?:
And here's the underside of the beast. You can see the motor setup and the gears. Unfortunately, I can't use the function right now because the turning style produces too much friction against the gears, and the driving gear is being stripped. Once again, I ask the Technic experts out there: is there any way to reduce friction on the gears or make the back wheels driven so that the vehicle can turn more easily?
And, finally finally, here's how the thing looks packed up on the inside:
Anyway, there's the vehicle. Thanks for looking through all these pictures, and please comment on improvements! I hope you enjoyed it!