C6 - the usual suspects

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C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:46 pm

With a nudge from Mantisking, I played around with C6 a little last night. I liked that Micah Bauers’s unnamed frame was more on-size/on-scale with the standard MF0 frames, but really wanted a Chub (and the other standards too, but gotta start somewhere). Something to seal the deal that C6 could stand toe-to-toe with the frames that require tons of specialty parts.

Overall, I’m pretty happy how this turned out. I’d rather it had more of a Chub head, but I couldn’t work one out with C6 parts. Also, I think I can do better on the lower legs, but nothing's coming to mind.

Constructive criticism and suggestions solicited.

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ST-C6a - front by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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ST-C6a - back by dark_syntax, on Flickr

8 1x1 round plate
5 1x2 plate
8 1x2 jumper plate
17 1x1 headlight brick
3 1x1 round brick
4 1x2 slope brick
45 total pcs

I want to kit this frame out, but I may try my hand and the other usual suspects (Hi-Leg, Conscript, Scrambler) first.
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Re: ST-C6a

Postby Dukayn » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:06 pm

That looks nice, good work.
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Re: ST-C6a

Postby Danbitious » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:13 pm

that's a real good frame for being in C6 rulesets. Nicely done.
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Re: ST-C6a

Postby Mantisking » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:56 pm

darksyntax wrote:With a nudge nudge from Mantisking, I played around with C6 a little last night. Constructive criticism and suggestions solicited.

Dude, stop stealing my thunder. :o :evil:

:lol: Just kidding. That is a great looking mech.
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Re: ST-C6a

Postby darksyntax » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:20 pm

Mantisking wrote:Dude, stop stealing my thunder.

You have no one to blame but yourself. :)

Mantisking wrote:That is a great looking mech.

Thanks!
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:24 pm

Continuing on...

I tackled the Conscript/Commissar last night. It's REALLY close to the original in dimensions too.

(Changed the subject line to be more appropriate since I'm going to keep going on this.)

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ST-02Dc6 - front by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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ST-02Dc6 - back by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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15 1x1 round plate
10 1x2 plate
8 1x2 jumper plate
13 1x1 headlight brick
12 1x1 round brick
1 1x2 slope brick
59 total pcs

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2 1x1 round plate
1 1x2 jumper plate
3 1x1 headlight brick
1 1x1 round brick
7 total pcs
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby aimforthetop » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:30 pm

Wow! That C6 Commisar has a real tight resemblance to the original. Great work.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Deathzero » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:04 pm

What he^ said. nice job sir. looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Mercutio » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:44 pm

That's hutchin' awesome.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby XGundam05 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:33 pm

Very impressive :D

Also:
Blogged.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:30 pm

XGundam05 wrote:Very impressive :D Also: Blogged.

Thanks! You just made my day.

I finished a Scrambler last night (after several iterations). I'll get some pics up later today.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:22 pm

The Ghanat, aka "Scrambler" was by far the most difficult so far.
- I went through a good half dozen upper leg iterations, but this one was the closest in replicating the overall shape of 2x 2x2 dish section.
- I might try to redo the "inner body hump" later, but I'm happy with this for now (replicating the dome, double dish stack with C6 is NOT easy).
- Lastly, the 2x 1x2 sloped bricks that sub for the 2x2 curved brick on the back legs could be placed without the 2x jumper plates if you have the 1x2 sloped bricks that do not have the inner center pin, but unfortunately I only have two of them (I'm contemplating cutting the pin out of a couple...). If you did, I think the shape would be better.

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C6 Ghanat / Scrambler - front by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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C6 Ghanat / Scrambler - back by dark_syntax, on Flickr

19 1x1 round plate
11 1x2 plate
14 1x2 jumper plate
24 1x1 headlight brick
0 1x1 round brick
10 1x2 slope brick
78 total pcs
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Foghammer » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:19 am

That is freaking amazing. I won't gush, but wow. :shock:
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Apex » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:19 am

Wow. That's a really cool way to recreate a scrambler!
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:35 pm

I thought the Scrambler was hard... nope. The Hi-Leg legs in C6 was pretty challenging. I lost count of the leg designs I scraped. That said I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with although I think the hips could still be better. This one was the hardest to get the proportions right on so I ended up making a by-the-book Hi-Leg as a muse. Since I had it, I took some comparison pics.

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WT-04Fsc6 - front by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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WT-04Fsc6 - back by dark_syntax, on Flickr

34 1x1 round plate
22 1x2 plate
7 1x2 jumper plate
19 1x1 headlight brick
3 1x1 round brick
4 1x2 slope brick
89 total pcs

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Hi-Leg comparison - front by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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Hi-Leg comparison - back by dark_syntax, on Flickr
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Mantisking » Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:56 pm

Nice job.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Deathzero » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:11 pm

Nicely done again, looks just like a Hi-Leg.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Mercutio » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:59 pm

That's awesome.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby Thaddeus » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Very, very nice work. You've really captured these frames well.
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Re: C6 - the usual suspects

Postby darksyntax » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:35 pm

Thanks for all the great comments and the blog post!

This has been a really fun and rewarding exercise. C6 is a brilliant concept that really works for MF0 and supports the spirit of the game described by its creators: "...we want to make this accessible like Car Wars, Battletech, and other games were when I was a kid." The C6 Chub (the smallest parts list) could be easily made from most kids lego collections and lists at approx $0.90 USD on bricklink.

As I started to teardown these frames for parts on other things I decided I should take some breakdown pics, so I thought I'd share.

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ST-07c6a - breakdown by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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ST-02Dc6 - breakdown by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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C6 Ghanat / Scrambler - breakdown by dark_syntax, on Flickr

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WT-04Fsc6 - breakdown by dark_syntax, on Flickr

(One funny thing of note when I was looking at the breakdown pics, there's no real mystery or wondering "what part is that?" when you only have 6 options. :) )
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