for the pacific rim global jaeger contest.
I am a big fan of pacific rim 2 and was excited to hear that there was a contest to celebrate tge DVD release.
Rapid current is a generation 5 jaeger whose design revolves around Herman Gottileb's discovery of kaiju blood as a powerful fuel. stored in the chest of the jaeger are two large tanks of synthetic kaiju blood and two tanks of a solution consisting mostly of rare earths. when put into the jaegers engine, its power output increases greatly allowing for faster and more powerful movement and attacks. the large joints in the knees and shoulders provide a strong support for the jaeger and allow great amounts of torque to be generated. in each forearm is a harpoon launcher that can deploy, shoot, and reel targets in. for closer combat, excess power can be routed into rapid current’s secondary weapon: "defibrillator fists".
the name rapid current is a reference to the river that runs through the city of Richmond, and the immense amounts of energy the robot can produce.
here, rapid current is shown protecting Richmond’s local hospital from an unexpected kaiju threat.
this was a fun entry to make! I hope my entry at least gets noticed by the judges!