Okay, this has been my secret project over the last two months or so, I admit it! Or, about six or seven days in the last two months. I suck at getting things done quickly. But I did it nontheless!
Their backstory is as depressing as it is graphic, so I’ll skim over it briefly.
They are three ADRE 19 post-human mechanoids owned by a particular organised crime outfit in the late 24th century. Like all mechanoids, they started life as humans, that,upon their death, they requested that their minds, memories and much of their personality be implanted into a new, robotic host. However, if they are kidknapped, they are terrifyingly easy to brainwash and ‘rewire’ as it were, similar to hypnosis. (They still have a biological brain, after all, but it is connected to so many digital systems that they are all but equally depedant on each other. Hacking the systems results in hacking the mind.)
ADRE 19 models are especially sought after by many crime syndicates, because they are actually based on the chasis of the outdated TX 225 military mechanoid model, and many parts are compatible, if one can buy them off the black market.
So, these three were saved from rather distasteful markets, retrofitted with the internal systems of powerful military droids, for example the incredibly rare prototype plasma lance on the first mechanoid’s riht forearm. (They also gave them new power systems - see the oversived exhausts on the third picture’s back.) and gave them a new life as bodyguards, as long as they are functional.
Well, that was about as brief as I could make it… And that really wasn’t as depressing or as graphic as I was expecting!
Does this in any way excuse me for taking so long with the pictures I owe people?