Went down a rabbit hole in late 2017 and early 2018 figuring out fun new ways for a 'tank' to move around with a combination of hover skids and an articulated drive wheel that adds stability.
Started off with a more fun stylized alternate history WW2 feel.
Kept refining the idea and focusing on how it would operate in a transport mode while pushing the design more contemporary.
I've been interested with this interlocking hard-suit design since reading Anathem and doing research on diving suits. Here was an abandoned sketch of a utility suit in a hanger ready to go weld some stuff!