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AUX-01 Otto by Grebo-Guru AUX-01 Otto by Grebo-Guru
This machine is a modest construction mech from the "Operation Rimfire" Mekton adventure. It was originally designed with a head, but that was scrapped -- a vast improvement.

The plasma cutter is for carving valuable ore out of the rock. The micromani(ulator)s are for picking up and/or operating small items better suited to the human hand. The 75mm shotgun is an add-on, in cases where this unit's base of operations (in this case, a lunar mining facility) comes under attack.

You can find a color version here: AUX-01 Otto - construction Mekton

This drawing is copyright and everything R. Talsorian Games, no infingement, etc.
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Weldun Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Ah, that would be why I'm not familiar with it. I don't own much in the way of the older Mekton stuff. Other than Mekton-Z and Z-Plus, I have Mekton-II, Roadstrikers-II and the Technical Manual.

Regarding the Otto, I love it. Like kyphoscoliosis, I love the cockpit design on a humanoid frame. It really helps sell the idea that this was designed for a job, not a look. I love the verniers, making it clear that the Otto is designed with micro-gravity in mind. And most of all, I love how little armor is on it. I remember looking through some of the Heavy Gear designs and even the civilian gears still looked a little too heavily plated for my tastes. Worse when one of the military gears had flexible sleeves over major joints.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh! Well, thank you very much! Glad you like it. Yeah, I'm not a fan of clothlike coverings over joints either, even though it does make sense (especially in adverse environments). It's an aesthetic thing for me. I really appreciate your comments, it's nice to see acknowledgement for all the thought I put into the humble Otto.
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7NullSeven Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Now this, this brings back memories. It's been forever since I played Operation Rimfire. Given the scenario in which it appears, this thing is badass. I had to work at avoiding a total party kill.

But what was Most Awesome about the Otto was the fact that it was clearly a jack-of-all-trades machine. Ground? Got it. Space? You're covered. Construction? Taken care off. Combat? Present and accounted for. In that respect, it was a shame that the Otto didn't appear in more places.
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fascinating. That's the first time I've seen anyone sing the Otto's praises. I'm glad you liked it though! Originally, I designed this Mek with a head, and when the editor saw it, he said "I hate it... but if you remove the head I'll love it." So that's what I did. :-)
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7NullSeven Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Dropping the head was a good call. (Besides Mekton never did figure out what they wanted to do with heads.) It looks good this way.
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635k Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING design
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gosh, thank you very much!!! :)
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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Ooh, I love this design. You don't often see that kind of cockpit with a humanoid frame. I like that a lot.
Those legs are the sex :D
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Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You really picked out some of the distinctive features of the Otto. Kudos to you, and gratitude. :)
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kyphoscoliosis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
No problem! Keep up the awesome work! Hope to see more like it!
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