Going back to 2011!
3D Sketchup model by him + my Photoshop retouch.
Originally inspired by the Methane Wanzer from Front Mission 3: [link][link]
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Bipedal Mech converted from M16 AA Halftrack. Grenade launchers mounted onto old front wheel rotors + 4 x .50cal MGs. Engine is pre-mounted in the leg assembly-conversion kit, underneath the chassis for better balance and lower center of gravity. Old engine compartment used primarily for storage. Most arduous aspect of the conversion process is actually remounting the Machine gun turret to the vehicle's center, but this adjustment is necessary for maintaining balance and stability.
The M16 convert was originally intended as stopgap for providing mobile AA support for fast moving mech formations. The economical walking kit was designed for expedient conversion of all M3-based halftracks in the field. Steadily growing Allied air superiority throughout WWII lessened the need for such a vehicle, and the M16 was more often drafted into use as an assault weapon used against enemy infantry.
Other versions of the M3 Halftrack convert are ideal for mech support, with all the versatility of the original M3, plus the added mobility of a bipedal walking rig:
-Assault gun platform
-AT gun platform
Most notable, however, is the Mech hand weapon support vehicle, which can saunter up to an Anthro mech and facilitate the exchange of hand equipped weapons mid-battle, completely altering the combat capabilities of the heavy hitters when a change of tactics is needed most.