Versions of StingEdit
Sting was a curved wedge-shape robot, powered by a two-wheel drive. The robot was made of steel and aluminum, with ramming spikes on the side and front of the robot and a unique whipping tail weapon. The weapon was modeled after Matthew Barker's kink-tailed cat Chloe. The robot was built around a steel ladder chassis, and was armoured in 7-millimetre thick mild steel armour, double-skinned in several places. Jonathan Pearce described the robot as "a stepladder on wheels".
The robot was rebuilt over three months and renamed Sting 2 for the third series. It had a bigger shell, a new body design, more powerful motors and stronger weapons including carbide spikes.This version of Sting narrowly weighed over the then Heavyweight Limit.
Sting took the Sentinel route in the Gauntlet. It managed to get past the Sentinel, but was then caught in Dead Metal's pincers. Sting was then cut into by Dead Metal and was then pitted. The team would later claim this to be the most heart-stopping moment in the entire series. However, they had made more than enough progress to go through to the next round.
In the Trial, which was Robotic Soccer, Sting drove into an arena wall and broke down. It, Wizard and Groundhog all failed to score, but as Sting had been immobile for longer than the rest it was eliminated.
At the start of the match the two robots drove at each other and Diotoir tried to flip Sting 2 with its lifting arm. However, its attack missed and Sting 2 began to attack Diotoir with its tail, before driving away towards Sergeant Bash's CPZ. Diotoir pursued and got underneath Sting 2, but failed to flip it over. Diotoir pushed Sting against the Arena Wall, attacking it with its Arm like a spear. Diotoir retreated but then attacked Sting 2 again, this time pushing the robot back towards Sergeant Bash. Diotoir then got behind Sting 2 once again and pushed it across the Arena and into the pit.
- "Down goes the scorpion! That's a very popular victory in the arena!"
- — Jonathan Pearce
|STING - RESULTS|
|The Second Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat H, Gauntlet||10.5 m (3rd)||Qualified|
|Heat H, Trial (Football)||Immobile (5th)||Eliminated|
|STING 2 - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat O, Round 1||vs. Diotoir||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
NOTE: Sting's Gauntlet and Trial runs are not included
|Main Series||Sting Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Heat, Trial|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Entered with S3|
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with S3|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|
|Series 2||Entered with S3|
- Both of Sting's appearances were in the same Heat as both of Graham Bone and Alex Mordue's machines Groundhog and Firestorm, the latter of whom the team would later fight twice with S3.
- Sting 2 is currently in storage at Enginuity, the same Museum that Sumpthing has been in for a few years.