Designed for support in Urban Warfare situations, this modified Paladin variant was heavily utilized by many countries during the war. It became a favorite of pilots in the years after the war thanks in part to its upgraded riot shield and camouflage paint scheme.
This is one patriotic paint job! bearing the colors of the once dominant United States of America, some children don't even recognize what it stands for. The older survivors do of course, though such bright decoration couldn't have been a military mech. Perhaps it was used for shows, or maybe even participated in a Fourth of July Parade. I wonder if the current Pilot is aware of its history even...
The exterior has panels made of high tech plastic instead of metal. It doesn't protect against damage any better, but looks nice. The clean lines and Teamcolor support make the nexus line a favorite of competitive players, as they are quite rare and unique tradeshow models. When they switch to mass production, the mass plastics are replaced with standard metal that most AirMechs are made of.
Looking like it's out of the Iron Age, this AirMech has been heavily customized and re-engineered to be powered by high-pressure steam! Salvaged without a power core, engineers did what they could to supply it with this amazing alternate power source.
The modified power source of this AirMech gives it a perfect black appearance with a silhouette that shimmers and glows with the pilot's team color. These variants can only be crafted by the Nanoforge.