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Dried nut legs

Post by motorhead fan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:03 pm

hello one and all! i am currently making a dreadnut but cnat do the legs!

is it possible that someone posts some instructions or sends me a link to some?

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Silverdream » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:55 pm

Well, there are quite a few ways of doing dried nutmegs.

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Here's a really cool looking way to do it.

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Then there's my way. See what I did?

I would dig up pics of all the other nutmegs, but I don't remember who built them and I'm too lazy. If you're curious, I'm pretty sure Natalya and Zupponn built nutmegs.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Battlegrinder » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:03 pm

I've also been having trouble getting my walking murder coffins built (luckily I have a huge pile of Bohrok to use in the meantime). My latest prototypes have been using legs based of the exo-force sets, and they look promising. The Sentinel and Iron Crusher have decent leg designs to tinker with, but if that doesn't work, technic pieces are usable (though they lose a lot of the general D-nought aesthetic).

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by dilanski » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:10 am

Simple Dread legs from a while ago.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by motorhead fan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:48 am

ok thanks guys! i'll make some legs and see which design works for me! :D

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Zahru II » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:24 am

I liked dilanski's technique best, tried it myself and even tweaked it a little:

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by motorhead fan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:56 am

wow that thing rocks!

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Zupponn » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:28 pm

Here's a couple of older pics of my Breadnut:

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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Battlegrinder » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:08 pm

My Breadnut is better.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Colette » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:51 pm

Mine has a little more articulation in the legs.

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Post by Zahru II » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:43 pm

So that allows forward/backwards swivel, right? Is it actually useful? I'm tring to visualize how it works, (away from my bricks to actually build and test it myself) but I can only see it be marginally beneficial because balancing, given how inherently top-heavy the DN design is. Could you provide some 'epic pose' pics mayhaps?
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Zupponn » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:16 pm

Mine swivels too.

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It allows epic kicking.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Silent-sigfig » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:52 pm

Zahru II wrote:I liked dilanski's technique best, tried it myself and even tweaked it a little:

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Damn nice dreadnought, but the back needs to be spiced up a bit.

Oh and Colette has a nice pair of dreadnoughts too.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Battlegrinder » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:04 pm

Zupponn wrote:Mine swivels too.

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It allows epic kicking.
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Re: Dried nut legs

Post by Colette » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:42 pm

Zahru II wrote:So that allows forward/backwards swivel, right? Is it actually useful? I'm tring to visualize how it works, (away from my bricks to actually build and test it myself) but I can only see it be marginally beneficial because balancing, given how inherently top-heavy the DN design is. Could you provide some 'epic pose' pics mayhaps?
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