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Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:21 pm
by Quadruple.Digits
I was tinkering around yesterday, and I noticed something.
I had A LOT of brown pieces.
So I decided to make something with them.
It started off like this.
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Then it grew.
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Breakdown of the leg, if anyone's interested.
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The legs
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Yes, that is my music system in the background. It puts out a surprising amount of sound, for its size.
I do have a proper set-up, but that's currently attached to a turntable. I need a 3.5mm adapter for it.

Initially, it was going to be more like a WH40k Scout Titan, but I'd already made Growle's Moving Writing-Desk.
So this happened.
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The head was a logical extension of the torso. The chest does have an engine bay in it, but no pics yet. The waist is the main boiler chamber.
Yes, it IS steampunk.
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The arms sorta just happened. Also, hands were a no-go as I'd run out of ball-and-socket joints.
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Final product, with Snowtrooper for size comparison. It's twice as tall as anything else in my collection, including the buildings.

Diorama
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Not quite an even fight.
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Again, the size. The Snowtroopers are just taller than the feet.
Also, apart from the cockpit, there's another man piloting the main Uber-Zappy-Death-Ray-Gun. Because precision.
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The afore-mentioned Uber-Zappy-Death-Ray-Gun
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The secondary armament - 11 gun salute
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POV shot

Personally, I don't think my shoddy photographic skill does it justice.
Approx. 14" tall.

Might give Natalya's ASE a run for it's money.
Or maybe not. Damn, that thing's HUGE.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:29 pm
by Zahru II
Not bad, not bad at all, though it does feel a little smoke and mirrors with all the hollow bits. I suppose it's necessary though for balancing.
You might want to invest in a few "friction adder" pieces from hero factory to make it more sturdy (balls just have this nasty tendency to wear out over time and that can cause maintaining poses rather troublesome).

This is the part: http://brickset.com/parts/4666471

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:46 pm
by Theblackdog
Holy crap, this is amazing.  And it's nearly Armored Core-sized too.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:14 pm
by Quadruple.Digits
@Zharu II: It looks smoke and mirrors because it is smoke and mirrors (at least, the legs are).
The chest is NOT smoke and mirrors, because it has THIS:
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But it needs more levers & dials.

Those friction-inducing pieces would be BRILLIANT. It would actually be able to lift the Uber-Zappy-Death-Ray-Gun!

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:32 pm
by Zupponn
Very good.  If we had a thumbs up emote, I would give it to you.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:10 pm
by Quantumsurfer
Very neat.  I like the cage head and the greebly gun.  I kinda dig that its mostly hollow except for the showcase chest.  Seems like a clever use of parts.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:12 am
by Whiteagle
Quantumsurfer wrote:Very neat.  I like the cage head and the greebly gun.  I kinda dig that its mostly hollow except for the showcase chest.  Seems like a clever use of parts.

Honestly that's how I'd build ACTUAL giant mecha, mostly hollow die-cast armor to reduce weight while maintaining structural strength.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:03 am
by Silverdream
Zupponn wrote:Very good.  If we had a thumbs up emote, I would give it to you.


:overwatch:

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:45 am
by The Shadowscythe
Very nice for what appears to be a first time attempt dude, I love the internal greebles and the whole style really works well - if you have any ladder or grill parts I would say try attaching those over the external armour on the legs, arms and chest like how tanks use them for RPG protection, I think it would suit the appearance of this mecha really well.

Keep up the good work.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:21 am
by Zupponn
Silverdream wrote:
Zupponn wrote:Very good.  If we had a thumbs up emote, I would give it to you.


:overwatch:

Oh yeah.

:overwatch:

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:25 pm
by M220
Impressive...my friend. The legs are sooooo smoking hot, but the rest....no go for me. you need a good inspirational source by the looks of it. keep it up.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:30 pm
by Quadruple.Digits
I have a good inspirational source. Little do you know, I modeled it on myself.
Alas, my lack of parts don't do me justice.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:20 pm
by Aslocate
Me likey :studgod:

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:04 pm
by Natalya
I really like the legs and the blocky feel of it all, they go well with the body.  Umm, this probably makes it up to the waist of my giant robot.  I disapprove of the ball joints though.  But good job on hiding them in the feet, that makes me feel better about this.

Re: Large Humanoid Mech Thing

PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:59 pm
by M220
Well...we shall see who's armies shall domain the battlefield today....BRIKWARS!