the Locust kicks ass, if you know hoe to use them. they are not for brain dead stand in the line of fire as you fire like the bigger Mech's as if you are a continental soldier from the 1800's. the Locust is a fast pack hunter it packs a hard enough hit to take down bigger Mech's. they are great scouts or held in reserve used to get danger close fast hit hard then leave the battle field. it also stuck around in one form or another for ever, why because it is flexible. "give me a dozen Locusts and I can swing any battle" - General Hanse Davion The leader of House Davion . this particular Locust is one of the newer ones, they dropped some of the more rounded edges of the first series, they did this to improve the ability to use even more added-on's. with an up graded fusion engine it was now able to mount one large weapon such as a large partial cannon or a high velocity snipers rounds giving this small light armored "ugly Mech" as some call it enough of a punch from a distance that to ignore them was to loose the battle. personally give me a locust with hard hitting chain saw rounds and watch me and my pack run up behind the enemy and take them out at the knee joints before they can react. on a side not your rendering is amazing as always.