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Ghost C6

Postby Wordman » Tue May 01, 2012 2:03 pm

I've been wanting to create a "ghost" mech (i.e. a mech using "stealth armor", made from transparent pieces) for a while. On realizing that five of the six pieces used in Micha Bauer's C6 system come in transparent clear, I thought I'd give it a go with one of his designs. The result is here (with shots from more angles as well):

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c6-ghost-iso by wordmanward, on Flickr

The "Plate 1 x 2 with One Center Stud" part doesn't seem to come in transparent clear, so I had to muck with the design. Micha's model uses this part in a couple of places, most of which are easily replaced by a 1x2 plate. The waist, however, cannot be, unless you want to lose the cool torso rotation the frame has going for it.

The only other option for "half-stud" placement is to connect a hollow stud (in either the headlight or round brick) to the pip in the underside of the 1x2 plate. This inverts the orientation of the studs from the original model and requires a reworking of the torso as a whole.

One other thing I noticed about the C6 system doing this is that it really only has one method to reverse the stud direction: back to back headlight parts.

Overall, the model works well. It is a bit too big, and really fragile, though. It also uses a metric ton of headlight parts. (Though, oddly, the clear slope pieces are actually way more expensive.) With the stealth, the two guns and the "anti-grav jump assist pack" on the back, I'd call this d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd d6B d6G.

The camera work in these photos could be better. I got the lighting OK, but the depth of field sucks. Since I used a tripod, I should have closed the aperture a bit and gone for a longer exposure time.

A not-all-that-great LDraw file is available here: c6-ghost.ldr
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby Mantisking » Tue May 01, 2012 2:08 pm

Wordman wrote:I've been wanting to create a "ghost" mech (i.e. a mech using "stealth armor", made from transparent pieces) for a while.

You are not alone in wanting to do that. Very nice job.
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby randolph » Tue May 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Dang, beat me to it! I had a LDR file ready, and just got the parts in! Drat! ;)

Nice work!
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby addking » Tue May 01, 2012 5:02 pm

Jumper in Trans-Clear: According to bricklink "YES": http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3794
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby Dukayn » Tue May 01, 2012 6:05 pm

That looks so cool. Nicely done. My favourite C6 frame, too.
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby mjbauer » Tue May 01, 2012 6:53 pm

Holy crap that's awesome.
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby Wadmaasi » Tue May 01, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Ghost C6

Postby The Trilobite » Wed May 02, 2012 1:13 am

Nice! Beat me to it, and it looks great!
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby Wordman » Wed May 02, 2012 10:27 am

randolph wrote:Dang, beat me to it! I had a LDR file ready, and just got the parts in!

Hey, the more the merrier. I'd love to see a version that was a bit smaller and much more stable than this one. It breaks in multiple spots very easily. I might try one less beholden to the C6 aesthetic. For example, using 1 x 3 plates in the torso would make the whole thing better.
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby randolph » Wed May 02, 2012 1:24 pm

Wordman wrote:Hey, the more the merrier. I'd love to see a version that was a bit smaller and much more stable than this one.

Don't worry, I'm not salty ;)

I'll definitely post pics if I cook something up that looks close to this nice!

Edit: Got an idea for a MiniFrame along these lines, so I threw something together for a quick shot: HS-044 "Kodama"
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby Wordman » Thu May 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Messing with the new POV-Ray build:
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Re: Ghost C6

Postby randolph » Fri May 04, 2012 1:11 am

That is SHINY.
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