Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition!

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Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition!

Postby phayze81 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:30 pm

Hi! Discord users may already know, but I had the idea to start up a little forum game to help get everyone's creative gears churning, and hopefully encourage us all to play with some building and design ideas that are maybe a little outside of our comfort zone. I, for one, am super guilty of working myself into a design-rut, and I'm sure I'm not the only one!

Here's how it works: I'll post a pic of some Mecha artwork that I've found and we'll all have a go (or two, or six, or whatever) at building something inspired by it. Simple right? You could recreate the model in 7p, obviously, but maybe you're just really into a cool gun in the pic, or it gives you the idea to try a color scheme you've never used before. I don't want to sound like your highschool art teacher, but Inspiration can mean whatever you want it to mean, so go nuts!

Alright, enough of me rambling! Here's September's Inspiration:

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Image Source: https://yongs.deviantart.com/art/March- ... -444644937

Now.... Show us what you got! :D

EDIT: changed the source link to point at the original source, instead of pinterest. Thanks for the suggestion, Atavism!
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby VitorFaria » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:14 pm

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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby phayze81 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:30 pm

Always nice to have a headstart. ^^
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby phayze81 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:29 am

Here's what I've come up with, though I'm already thinking through a second attempt.

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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:24 am

My take, a little overworked, but that's how I tend to build...
(Image updated on sept 20th 2017 to make the shoulder a little cleaner, and match the elbow connection with the knee, this way I can get rid of the ball connection that I had on the elbow, that I think is a bit like cheating... because it's too good :lol:)
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby phayze81 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:24 pm

pepitosegrilla wrote:My take, a little overworked, but that's how I tend to build...


So cool! I'm a big fan over overworked, personally. :D

I really love those doubled padlock plates on the back knees.
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:42 pm

phayze81 wrote: I really love those doubled padlock plates on the back knees.


I'm a different person since I discovered padlocks plates!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby Aardvark17 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:48 pm

DANG, that looks SICK!
Really though, beautiful build and I hope it gets bricked in real life at some point.
I still haven't started my submission... :?
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:13 am

phayze81 wrote:Here's what I've come up with, though I'm already thinking through a second attempt.

ImageGood doggie....? by J Dennis, on Flickr


I like how you made the body, particularly the spine, and the rear legs attachment, which I can't figure out what piece is that between the lamp holder and the hinge plates. Can you share? I'm very curious. It's nice that you can always learn something from everybody.
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:22 am

Aardvark17 wrote:DANG, that looks SICK!
Really though, beautiful build and I hope it gets bricked in real life at some point.

Thanks (if you refer to my build), but it's too flimsy, it would be a nightmare to adjust every time. That's why I think it's a bit over worked.
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby phayze81 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:56 am

pepitosegrilla wrote:I like how you made the body, particularly the spine, and the rear legs attachment, which I can't figure out what piece is that between the lamp holder and the hinge plates. Can you share? I'm very curious. It's nice that you can always learn something from everybody.


Thanks! I was really focused on the weird posture of the original, and trying to keep the part count down. That part your looking at is this one: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/ca ... =20482#T=C

Making opportunities to learn from each other is a big part of this challenge. ^^ M glad it's already working!
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:52 am

Really nice stuff so far. I really want to compliment phayze81 for putting this entire idea together, I thinks it's a really neat thing to do :D . I also like the mid section connection and the shoulder / head combo you came up with. :)

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Aardvark17 wrote:DANG, that looks SICK!
Really though, beautiful build and I hope it gets bricked in real life at some point.
I still haven't started my submission... :?
really really digging the head and pose. And like Aardvark17, I haven't started mine either :lol: Although when I saw the artwork, it reminded me, not of the Suma Crah frames, but of The Verge frames (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7712).
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:58 pm

phayze81 wrote:That part your looking at is this one: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/ca ... =20482#T=C
Thanks, that's one of the "new" parts that I'm still not used to. I'm always looking for ways to change the direction of the studs, and I didn't know that trick :)

phayze81 wrote:Making opportunities to learn from each other is a big part of this challenge. ^^ M glad it's already working!
Me too ;)
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby Atavism » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:50 pm

Here's my go at it!

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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:56 pm

Atavism wrote:Here's my go at it!
Nice and streamlined, I specially like how you made the spine
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby VitorFaria » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:17 pm

Just passing by to say that all of those builds are awesome!
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby Aardvark17 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:24 pm

I finally got around to making an entry for this contest!
I listened to my playlist and did one LDD session for an hour and a half-ish and finally got it done. I'm pretty proud of the result, it's a very different kind of frame from my usual stuff, which is good to do every once in a while.
Kind of bad Snipping Tooled pics but I also have a link to it on Sketchfab for a better look.
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No idea what this would be like in terms of studryness or looks in real life. Also, copper for life! XD
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby pepitosegrilla » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:46 pm

Aardvark17 wrote:I'm pretty proud of the result, it's a very different kind of frame from my usual stuff, which is good to do every once in a while.

You can be proud ;) it has a very nice shape. And I like the gun, I couldn't get that shape myself, nice job!
I think I like this kind of chalenge more than building from scratch, I've been doing it myself for a while with Battletech stuff, but this feline mech that phayze81 proposed really is pushing every one's skills :lol:
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby Aardvark17 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Thanks @pepitosegrilla!
If I ever get enough of some of those parts I'll brick it up to see how stable it is. Might be cool as a game piece
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Re: Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game: Inaugural Edition

Postby phayze81 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:04 am

Great stuff, everybody! I can't tell you how happy I am to see this idea taking off! Looking at everyone else's entries has given me some ideas to improve mine, so hopefully I'll be able to get out a v2 this weekend.

October is only a week away, and I've got something pretty cool locked and loaded for us, so get those September builds posted now! ^^
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