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Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:22 pm
by Thaddeus
As a twin to the masterpiece thread, I thought it would be cool to see people's most original frames.*
When I'm building, I often feel as if I'm just mixing a bunch of pre-fabricated designs. Most of the uses of taps and ts and travis' have already been explored, and there are only so many different arms and legs that one can make. In addition, most of the mech shapes have already been conquered: the spider frame, the bipod, the walker, and so on. All that to say, this is a thread where you post the designs that you feel broke beyond these constraints. (Or maybe I'm the only one...)
It can also be frustrating(in a good way) to watch people like Lfow churn out NPU after NPU. Anybody else feel this way?

I dont have anything myself to post yet; this thread came because I'm currently building a frame that hopes to break into unplowed ground.

*Some Creative Grammar here

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:32 pm
by Foghammer
I have two original designs. The HK-1390 (already in the masterpiece thread, so I won't repost it again) and the old GC-27 Tatzelwurm, which has undergone a palette swap since I last took pictures of it months ago.

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GC-27 "Tatzelwurm" Mk I by Foghammer, on Flickr

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:01 pm
by Mercutio
I have quite a few original designs, mostly because I am limited in available parts, but I'll only highlight the two I am most proud of. I don't have a masterpiece, by any stretch of the imagination, so I'm skipping out on that thread.

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Large Hardsuit by cameron.mount, on Flickr

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LF-17 Troodon by cameron.mount, on Flickr

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:42 pm
by NimbusAConflict
My Brass Kobold. I used as many joints as I could imagine to make it very posable, yet still sturdy, while still maintaining a simple baseline of design as a root to work from.

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Brass Kobold by NimbusConflict, on Flickr

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:38 pm
by Dukayn
Mod voice: Moved to the Forge as it deals with frame designs :)

Builder voice: I've had quite a few original designs. A lot of them didn't get to bricked stage. I'm including only ones I've bricked in this thread else I'd overwhelm it. All of these are ones which I haven't used any significant influence from other builds. Probably the only thing which is borrowed are the standard Super Chub-style arms in the last few.

From oldest to newest:
Sparrowhawk Mk.II (this is the wallpaper render but I have bricked it before, just not in a cohesive colour scheme so I didn't take photos).
In fact my whole "Hawk" line of frames are all original designs, built around the double-curve cockpit. The Sparrowhawk Mk.II was probably the pinnacle of that line though, so this is why it's being posted.
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JA-32 Harrier Sentinel
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JA-41 Caracara
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LT-56 Laughing Storm
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SR-13-B Patrician
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STK-7 Winmar
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Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:01 pm
by Mantisking
I'll go with these for most original.

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Stomatopods, on Flickr.

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The Nameless, on Flickr.

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Red Spidaur Warrior and Drone Frames, on Flickr.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:41 pm
by gusindor
The ARM-840 is the most unconventional frame I've built so far.
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Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:09 pm
by LowestFormOfWit
Hmm. Most original? Ones I felt broke away from the pack the most?

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I'll start with The Dissident's Basilica. A purely covering, supporting frame, inspired mostly by the Necron Monolith.

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Tiamat/Hydros/IjadTiamat. I'll group these all together for obvious reasons. This was my first real departure from Chub-mods, and eventually morphed into its own line of variants. Among my oldest frames.

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The RS-29 "Mongoose". Remains my favorite, and most original to me, digitigrade walker frame.

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The RS-57 "Damascus". This is one of my most recent, but it also marks my first real attempt at an "armless" frame. It'll be hard to ship it to its new owner soon.

I don't want to flood the thread, so I'll stick with those 4.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:52 am
by Thaddeus
Yeah, Lfow, that Mongoose is awesome. Dukayn, I don't think I've seen the Harrier Sentinel before, thats awesome! And Mantisking, I love the shape of The Nameless.

Mercutio wrote:I have quite a few original designs, mostly because I am limited in available parts...


Yup. I had quite a few NPU frames before I finally ordered from Bricklink.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:20 am
by gatlinggouf927
While not my personal favorite build, this one frame sums up both my masterpiece and original design. It transforms, it's solid and sturdy in both forms, utilizes what i've learned from past frames and other builders, totally original torso construction, it looks awesome lol

VMF-17-2 Hussar Mk.II
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Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:43 am
by MittenNinja
As far as original frames go, i be got a few I'm pretty darn proud of.

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FCR-06 Roadrunner by Mitten Ninja, on Flickr
I still absolutely love this guy, just a pure manifestation of speed. Its like a fire moth on wheels.

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XF-21b Anaconda by Mitten Ninja, on Flickr
The Anaconda was one of my first completely original frames. I think almost everything before this guy was at least partially based off if something else.

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RT-06 Bullfrog by Mitten Ninja, on Flickr
The Bullfrog was built as an exercise in not using three of the most common pieces in microscale mecha, the three 't's ( Travis, t-piece, taps). Plus I wanted to find a good use for those hovercraft bumpers.

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Trebuchet by Mitten Ninja, on Flickr
And then this guy. He started out as tables crap from a commission piece.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:34 am
by XGundam05
Well, for starters, the Hackback Mk.II. The Hackback already had elbows, but the Mk.II got knees. The Hackback was the first design I came up with for MFZ:
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XMT-02 Hackback Mk.II by XGundam05, on Flickr

The Saluki was made in my "Everything must articulate!" phase. This was during the "Super-chub Revolution":
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The Saluki by XGundam05, on Flickr

The Dragonfly was just plain fun:
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IF-05 Dragonfly by XGundam05, on Flickr

The Tengshe was built when I was playing around with a serpentine core:
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ASF-46 Tengshe by XGundam05, on Flickr

The Hardrada was based off of my first Support Frame Contest submission...I liked the legs so much I had to do something with 'em:
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XBA-29Ω Hardrada by XGundam05, on Flickr

The Halchan was made during the first or second iteration of XVM frames, as something that Wasn't an XVM >.>:
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XRM-18 Halchan by XGundam05, on Flickr

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:54 am
by Thaddeus
The Halchan and Dragonfly are my favorites.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:02 pm
by pasukaru76
For me it's my technic based frames such as these guys:

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Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:26 pm
by milt69466
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diorama 2 by milt69466, on Flickr
This diorama shows three of my original frames.
from left to right
Snow cricket, jockey, and the Juan
most of the others use the same base as the snow cricket

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:16 pm
by A YATES INDUSTRIALS

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:03 am
by Foghammer
Yates is back! Yay! (Or have I just been really oblivious lately...?)

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:58 am
by TheOmnicide
Holy crap (avoiding bad language), the legs on the saguaro are amazing! It's almost like goat feet. In fact...the frame, itself, can seem like a goatman of sorts. But that could just be me based on the feet, themselves. It's just crazy to see a frame that thick balancing on "hooves" for feet lol.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:16 pm
by ManufacturedGanesh
A YATES INDUSTRIALS wrote:VT-22 'MINX' grunt type by A YATES INDUSTRIALS.



I love this design. Something about the bulky legs and torso is exactly the sort of look that speaks to my innate sense of design.

Re: Original Frames

PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:12 am
by Rasann
besides the MEF3 "Leviathan" on the masterpiece post.

though the "Mobian Carrack" wasn't necessarily my favorite, I havent seen many tripod frames, or any as heavily armed and armored as this one.

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FI-6d "Mobian Carrack" by Rasann on Flickr

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FI-E1 "Hellcat" by Rasann on Flickr

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FI-D5 "Apophis" by Rasann on Flickr