MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

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MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby phayze81 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:24 pm

Holy crap, it's another Monthly Mecha Making Inspiration Game Thread!!

Sorry I'm a bit late this month - busy week, and I decided to make a last minute switcheroo after realizing that my original pick for this month was too similar to the last one. Thanks to Atavism for suggesting this one!

Enough babbling!

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Remember not to let this image box in your imagination! Be a rebel and go dieselpunk with it, or Magitech, or just do something weird with the scale, or the colors or whatever. What the heck are those attachments supposed to be? I don't know! I mean it, guys, inspiration means whatever you want it to mean, so get creative and go nuts!

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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Artasid » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:01 pm

Here's my attempt. It was both fun and challenging to come up with that lower fin appendage

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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Valtarshol » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:50 pm

ImageMMMIG November by Valtarshol Ceirn, on Flickr

Completely overengineered and unconventional shoulders anyone?
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby phayze81 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:45 pm

You guys are amazing!! Not only are both of these friggin great, you put them out in record time.

Valtarshol: I don't believe in "over engineering" - those shoulders are super dope. :D

Artasid: I like how you captured the dangly lower limbs, and the red was a great choice!
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Olothontor » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:57 pm

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I'm not super happy with how this turned out, but it did get my brain going in new directions, which I guess is a lot of the point of the exercise. I think "unconventional" kinda flew out the window on the way, though. Oh well!
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Valtarshol » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:22 am

Olothontor wrote:...

I'm not super happy with how this turned out, but it did get my brain going in new directions, which I guess is a lot of the point of the exercise. I think "unconventional" kinda flew out the window on the way, though. Oh well!

Nice! That leg construction looks really interesting, and I like the way you captured the feel of it without just recreating it.
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby SamSam » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:40 am

That first picture robot is weird. I not seen ones with such a bizare look. That thing on the bottom is too long for me to like.

I think Olothontors robot is best so far
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Olothontor » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Valtarshol wrote:Nice! That leg construction looks really interesting, and I like the way you captured the feel of it without just recreating it.


Thanks! You're right about those legs, I may mess with this further but I'm definitely keeping the legs in my back pocket for other MOCs
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Atavism » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:56 pm

So we had some pretty definitive builds for this early on. I thought I'd try something a bit "different." One thing that inspired me was the big huge wang-o thing sticking out the bottom of the frame, and I imagined it like a huge stalactite on something from deep space in the same vein as Zerovirus' Pyrite build. The scale didn't allow for quite as much as I would have liked, or I wasn't willing to fiddle with it long enough to figure out exactly what I wanted, but let's blame the room I had to work with. :lol:

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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby KungFujiApple » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:33 am

I wanted to first say that the builds in this forum all look really awesome, some of them are just flat out gorgeous. This months pic definitely took us in a different direction and I like that very much. It actually inspired me to build something that, after looking at it, decided to add it to an already existing unit and give it a backstory (more to come)

Here's my contribution, hope you like it, and thanks again for making us think a little more outside the box :)


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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby phayze81 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:22 pm

This thread is making me very happy... Such a great mix of recreations and wild riffing on the themes! Great work, all! I'm super jealous that I (still) haven't been able to get anything workable put together yet... maybe there's still hope of getting one in before the month ends?
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby personzz~ » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:14 pm

not the most original, or the most definitive. but here it is:
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also sorry for late submission.
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby SmilingMad » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:26 pm

Oh darn I'm late. This is my entry.
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby VitorFaria » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:55 pm

Dayum, I was skeptical about this particular MMMIG, but you guys blew me away completely, awesome stuff all around!
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby phayze81 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 pm

**dives to the floor and slides through the slowly closing door on his belly**

Image1-L3O "Nove" by J Dennis, on Flickr

I did it!! It's not what I had in mind (even a little bit), and it has no systems, but my pride as the organizer of this challenge wouldn't allow to me skip an entire month! :D

Great work, everyone!
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Mantisking » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:02 am

I know I'm a little late in posting, but the build was actually finished before the month was out. :-)

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I stayed pretty close to the original design, although I had to use a few Kre-O pieces to get it looking the way I wanted. I actually like this enough I started making a second one.
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby phayze81 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Better late than never!

Looking good! I could use a free of those giant blade things!
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Mantisking » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm

phayze81 wrote:Better late than never!

If I hadn't spent so much time building this weekend, I would have had it up sooner.

phayze81 wrote:Looking good! I could use a free of those giant blade things!

That is one of the Kre-O pieces I mentioned. The other is the mount for the missile rack.
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Re: MMMIG: Unconventional Aesthetics Edition

Postby Omniscient Frog » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:37 am

Two years late is better than never!

ImageMMMIG 11-17 by Omniscient Frog, on Flickr

This thing only barely fits in The Box, and even then only without equipment. Still a fun build.
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