Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

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Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby darksyntax » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:56 pm

Mixels Series2 have been out for a while, but I hadn't found the time put them through a Single Set Challenge until last night.

I wanted to see if I could squeeze frames and stations from each, but I wasn't optimistic based on parts counts and parts selections.

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Left to right:
MFZ-41509 "Slumbo" aka Naja Annulata ("Naga")
MFZ-41510 "Lunk" aka Terrapin ("Terp")
MFZ-41511 "Flurr" aka Blue Heron

Thoughts:
- I don't think these would make as good a frames as the Mixels straight from the bag as the Series1 Mixels.
- I didn't manage stations, but there are lots of small bits leftover from all three of these builds for loadout bits.
- 41509 might be my best SSC frame so far. Really happy with that one and the rifle turned out well too.
- While I didn't get fully loaded frames (hence no stats above), I like the 41509 & 41510 quite a bit and think you could get better frames from mixing pcs between the sets.
- Oh my god the turquoise pcs, especially the cheese! :)

C&C solicited as always! I hope to find time for the the other six Series2 sets soon!
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby eatrepeat » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:58 pm

Naja Annulata is tops! That really doesn't look restricted by any means let alone just one mixel. Great work on its gun as well. I'm a bit curious about those shoulders, is it stud - helmet - plate through visor - stud to helmet? Anyhow I am always impressed with SSC frames because I just can't be pleased with mine and end up scrapping it. These may need to be part of my "you will join us" recruitment conversations :)
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby addking » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:21 pm

Those look pretty good, the Naja is easily the best tho - altho I'm not a fan of the clip to wrench connection in the gun.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby Mantisking » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:08 am

addking wrote:Those look pretty good, the Naja is easily the best tho - altho I'm not a fan of the clip to wrench connection in the gun.

That's not a wrench. This is a wrench. Or this is a wrench.
That is a Bar 1L w/Clip Mechanical Claw.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby darksyntax » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:12 pm

eatrepeat wrote:Naja Annulata is tops! That really doesn't look restricted by any means let alone just one mixel. Great work on its gun as well.

addking wrote:Those look pretty good, the Naja is easily the best tho

Thanks, gents!

eatrepeat wrote:I'm a bit curious about those shoulders, is it stud - helmet - plate through visor - stud to helmet?

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The end stud of the hingeplate is jammed through. It's a tight fit, but doable. Removing it is more difficult though (getting it aligned just so and stretching the chinbar of the helmet a bit with a fingernail is key; patience=no breakage.) I had a 2P stack between the hinge and the snotbrick (helmet anti-stud not actually connected to anything), but when I put it back together I switched those for the eye-heads; This added a little more clearance for the forearms over the hips and freed up pcs that could be used for filling out the rest of the frame or for systems. The eye-heads also hold the helmets in place better, where before they were loose and rattled around.

addking wrote: altho I'm not a fan of the clip to wrench connection in the gun.

Regardless of nomenclature, what don't you like about clip-to-clip connections? I've found it quite useful especially in SSCs where odd/illegal connections are king.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby addking » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:41 am

I just try to avoid illegal connections whenever possible. It's not a big deal.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby Mantisking » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:43 am

To actually make a comment on the actual post, I like them all. What can I say, blue is my favorite color. I like the Naja Annulata most of all though.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby darksyntax » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:13 am

Thanks, MK.
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Re: Single Set Challenge: 41509, 41510, 41511

Postby Riptor25 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:38 pm

I really like the Naga. Nice design, and a rifle to boot! Have I ever mentioned that Mixels make great SSCs?
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