Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

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Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby The Hydromancer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:06 pm

Tried something new. In theory I think it should balance well in brick. Don't have every piece in the right colors, but I should create a mock up sometime to test it.

ImageRegult Battle Pod by The Hydromancer, on Flickr

Stud.io file:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdorelq15uzm9 ... od.io?dl=0
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Re: Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby Artasid » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:15 pm

Sorry Hydromancer, but as an avid fan of Macross/Robotech, I could not refuse the chance to brick this! I have done several micro variants, but none that are as detailed as this one. Thank you for sharing

ImageHydromancer's BattlePod

Like you I do not have all the right colored parts so I had to make due with what I had. This was more of a test to see how well it holds up physically. It stands rather well.

However, if you do not mind, I have noticed several flaws when building this Regult, and I in absolutely NO WAY mean to criticize this, these are merely observational.
1: The Ball and Pin piece is not long enough to hold the dish, a hollow stud and a lightsaber handle all at once unless the pin is straight and not angled, so I opted to remove the hollow stud so the lightsaber handle could fit onto the pin.
2: With the dish on the Ball Pin for the main cannons, I could not get the angle of the parts to work without the 'face' of the battlepod popping off. There was not enough room between the ball pin and socket with the Cross piece used for the front. I solved this by adding a second 1x2 white plate behind the yellow 1x2 plate.
3: The slopes you used as kneeguards would not fit all the way because the side of the padlock in the clip stuck out too far. Again, I solved this by adding a round stud for the slopes to connect to.
4: Just as a precaution, the socket plates used to hold the ball pins for both the legs and main cannons have rather weak connections and tend to fall off. Again, this is just a notice to be easy when handling the build.

I apologize if I seemed harsh but I wanted to inform you of the issues I came across when building this. Overall it is a MARVELOUS build and I would absolutely love to have a full company of these; flaws and all.
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Re: Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby VitorFaria » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:27 pm

Those look great, folks!

Amazing angles without breaking the look!
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Re: Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby Hackjob » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:48 am

Dude, that looks fantastic! Very well done sir.
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Re: Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue May 14, 2019 4:45 pm

I apologize for the touch of thread necro-rezzing, but I've been out of the scene and a bit, and as I start very, very slowly inching back in I wanted to start with acknowledging how great your update is. I really appreciate the pointers, I'll have to update the file sometime. My only question would be about the balance; I had the idea that the legs would be more bent, did that not work out realistically?
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Re: Robotech: Regult Battle Pod

Postby Artasid » Tue May 14, 2019 5:11 pm

The Hydromancer wrote:I apologize for the touch of thread necro-rezzing, but I've been out of the scene and a bit, and as I start very, very slowly inching back in...

Hey, welcome back and its not a problem

The Hydromancer wrote:… My only question would be about the balance; I had the idea that the legs would be more bent, did that not work out realistically?

If the legs are bent too far out, it make the frame look bow-legged and it looses it's cute appeal. But even with them spread out, it balances rather well, still provided the legs are reasonably positioned. I would caution about bending the legs backwards too far at the hip because even with the sturdiness of the feet, it will topple forward. But as stated, if the legs are kept in a realistic position, then it shouldn't pose a problem.
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