The cat who got the mad Irish Robot Wars Wikian.
|First Edit||Storm 2, 03/10/2011|
|Favourite Series||Series 7|
|Favourite Robot||Storm 2|
|Least Favourite Robot||Typhoon 2|
|Favourite House Robot||Dead Metal|
|Favourite Battle||Storm 2 vs Rhino vs Mayhem vs Supernova|
Last updated 31 December 2012 @ 20:21 UTC
- "One of my favourite [models] is the Series 7 X-Terminator, with the disc and wonderful paint job"
- — Storm2 writes on SABRE (Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts)
Hello, my name is Storm2, but feel free to call me Brian, S2 or Storm. I have noticed that there are quite a few storms around here. We have .:Storm:., Thermastorm2, StormProof and now myself. Since most of the legwork has been done by now, I will mostly be doing cleanup and stuff like that. Recently I have made my own niche in finding images, and while they don't earn me badges, I am proud of how much better the pages look after my fingers find them :P.
All of the above is now void as I was blocked by an administrator who shall remain anonymous for health and safety reasons, and I lost interest in the wiki because I couldn't do squat other than argue before another administrator had enough and locked the doors. I still check the wiki daily, but I don't tend to edit nowadays. However, on 10 November 2012, I was granted rollback'r powers after a unanimous Request for Promotion, after my first one failed about eleven months beforehand.
I made my 500th edit on 12 December 2011. My 1,000th edit was on 3rd February 2012, exactly four months after I joined. My 1500th edit was on New Year's Eve 2012.
My name is Brian and I live in Ireland (I must be the only one :( ), but more information can be found on the links in my header. I particularly enjoy making Robot Wars models in my spare time, indeed, one of them accidentally ended up on camera alongside a pint of Guinness. To quote part of my portfolio I started talking about X-Terminator on SABRE, saying nothing about the previous XT I made which is now destroyed. Arguably my best is Storm 2, but pictures can't be provided because my little one year old cat (Richard) destroyed them with his big swipes. As I was saying, Storm 2, Firestorm, Hypno-Disc, Wheely Big Cheese and X-Terminator are my best models, and my favourites as well.
I have also made contact with Terry Carlin, so if there's any uncertainty, should it arise, we can ask him.
Since I built my original Roadblock in October 2010 I have built countless models, some of which I accidentally destroyed (You cannot be a true Robot Wars fan if you've destroyed something related to Robot Wars). I have some really nice ones too. Hopefully I'll have some pictures up soon, but please don't rush me or you'll wait even longer for them.
Dantomkia found its way onto the internet. The quality is Pathetica, and was a very minor detail in the picture it originated from, but it lives! And it works!
As did Storm 2. (see below)
This replica of Storm 2, which is roughly to 1:10 scale, is a beauty. The triangles on the back were supposed to be temporary but my "can't be bothered" approach to doing things means they have settled themselves in. (October 2012)
I also intended to print off the logos now that I've mastered the printer, and they are attached now. A little bit of trimming was needed otherwise I'd have a bunch of issues to fix but otherwise didn't turn out too badly. The trimming was needed because I put an 80 where a 60 should have been. And to think I can't hold a tri-square or a measuring gauge properly to save my life...
The weapon was the four bar lifting arm, which is capable of tossing robots further than I expected it to turn out. An older Storm 2's lifter was a pain to slot in so was basically useless, but this one just fits snug with the ground.
Storm 2's retirement was relatively short compared with others that lounged around untouched in my Box of Terror, and now looks (IMO) sleek and sweet in these new logos. After a couple of minutes using the printer, maybe 10 -> 20 minutes adding the logos and fixing the lifter, Storm 2 is back in action. It doesn't get used in battles as often now, because a) I want to preserve it, and b) my interest in combat robotics has been dwindling since an all-too-familiar clash back in February. It is also used as a good luck charm, which is strange as I had precisely nothing work out quite right for me, and a display piece. In the Motorway Tournament, Storm 2 represented the M6.
Also roughly to 1:10 scale is Behemoth, the tiger striped robot from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. It has a hoop attached to the top of the back panel which works (considering I drew it freehand) yet is not visible in the top photo. It has working axe and scoop and is modelled in image of the Series 6 version with 6 wheel drive and an English flag on the scoop (which didn't turn out too well) instead of a gold strip.
The position of the axe and scoop make it good for a pincer attack which has proved costly to some robots. In the Motorway Tournament, Behemoth represented the M8.
Badges and AwardsEdit
I might get one by the time Hertfordshire becomes part of London.
What's Storm currently brewing?Edit
Storm is giving the house robots robot histories, in line with Shunt and Matilda. Shunt was pre-done, as was the Series 1 section of Matilda, but read the rest of the robot history section for an example of what Storm means. See his handiwork here. As well as that he is merging the Noticeable Appearances/Worst Moments section with the robot history.
He is printscreening photos off YouTube as well.