by Clyde R Jones
What does a Caterpillar tractor pupate into? How about a M.O.T.H.? A
Motile Orbital Transmodule Handler - or orbital forklift. Equipped with
powerful engines on one end and massive clamps to latch onto transmodule
flanges on the other, the M.O.T.H. is a common site around orbital
stations and cargo transfer points. It also has internal storage space
for more delicate cargo than the massive transmodules. Fuel and
consumables are stored under the internal cargo deck.
It’s crews affectionately refer to these ships as “Bumble Bricks”
because of the vigorously YELLOW paint jobs...
This model has a scratchbuilt hull, built on the bulkhead on keel
principle and is very strong. It's actually strong enough to use to
beat other models to death. It's also my reaction to my helping to
build a very large, complex, and absurdly delicate film model - I needed
to build something relatively simple, solid, and YELLOW.