In the year 2015 the earths fresh water is almost depleted except for one continent which is Australia, the situation has became that severe the Australian Military forces have decided that small recon units be made to keep check on all water supplies within the country. These small two men recon units worked extremely well in keeping the water supplies from being stolen but it came at a cost of lives as well, out of the 1500 recon units that started off only 500 remained.
The Military approached the government regarding the situation and both parties decided that it would be in everyones best interest to keep the recon units looking after major dams in each state. The units were split up and sent to there respective postings on the 12th August 2015 where all went well until 01 February 2016 when a major attack in the state of New South Wales at the Warragamba dam complex was attacked and 20% of the water was stolen by unkown forces.
Once the attack had finished only five men survived, so on March 17th 2016 The Military decided to bring into action project M.A.R.U (Mobile Armoured Recon Units) these units would be a two party unit consisting of one Robotic M.A.R.U unit and one Commtech soldier.
These Commtech soldiers are extremely well trained in all types of combat situations but would leave a lot of the fighting up to the M.A.R.U units . They would also keep the M.A.R.U units maintained and in good condition and they contol the units by advanced radio waves and a control device that is straped to the left wrist. The M.A.R.U units would do 90% of the fighting as they are equipped with small anti personal missles and a new experimental plasma rifle, the M.A.R.A units are under control of the commtech soldiers but if the soldier is killed the units can think for themselves for a preiod of 36 hour until a new commtech soldier is attached.
The unit you see here is from the the New South Wales Recon unit Charlie Company three section they are on a patrol in sector 01 GRID 07 and as you can see the commtech soldier takes cover behind a tree and the M.A.R.U unit and is looking at his control device so he can give orders.
Commtech soldier - The soldier is made up of Hasbro figures and the following is legs and gloves are rebel soldier, body is Indiana Jones German soldier and TLC Henry Jones head. the back pack is a Jump Trooper and the mouth piece is from Tatooine Solo, and the rifle is from an older rebel soldier.
M.A.R.U unit - The unit is a combination of Mongoose games Starship Troopers APE walker and GW's Sentinel walker the following is legs, arms and torso are APE parts and the muzzle, missle launcher mid torso and battery pack are GW's Sentinal parts. The large lens is a piece of 1/6 scale binocular and the smaller lenses are from GW's Marine scout trooper set.
Base - The base is from a two doller shop and then had plaster of paris added, while the plaster was setting I placed two branchs which are from my back garden into the plaster and let dry. Once dry fine sand and kitty litter was added and static grass followed that, when all was dry I painted and weathered the grass and dirt using Vallejo paints and pastels, the bushs are from woodland scenics and the larger bushes are fish tank plants which I got from the local pet shop.