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I Recomend you promptly unlock this to replace Moving Fowards; Its getting kinda long....
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| November 15, 2011, 6:11 pm
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Agreed. Locking previous thread, continue sharing your projects and ideas.

(In the future, please leave the topic creating to admins/mods.)
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| November 15, 2011, 6:15 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (UGM-7 series in progress!)
Agreed. Locking previous thread, continue sharing your projects and ideas.

THX. My fingers were getting tired from all that scrolling....
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| November 15, 2011, 6:16 pm
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I future I think we should call these 'Mechanier News and Updates #'. Being as this group isn't just the co-operative (not collaborative at all) and it's not just about projects and/or news.
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| November 16, 2011, 3:43 am
(continuing a conversation from CBMC/XT: Moving Forwards)
Richie and LTE: you caught me, I named them after the GAR's ARC Troopers. :P you realize I base all my Mechs on Star Wars stuff, right?

actually, I've had an ARC Trooper mini-Mech for months. although the ARC-3 is nothing like it.

by the way, I take it you two are Star Wars fans? not everyone knows that acronym.
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| November 16, 2011, 12:15 pm
Quoting arik lego
(continuing a conversation from CBMC/XT: Moving Forwards)
Richie and LTE: you caught me, I named them after the GAR's ARC Troopers. :P you realize I base all my Mechs on Star Wars stuff, right?

actually, I've had an ARC Trooper mini-Mech for months. although the ARC-3 is nothing like it.

by the way, I take it you two are Star Wars fans? not everyone knows that acronym.

Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Gate, Battlestar Galacitca, Transformers, and AVATAR... In no particular order. Oh Yeah, And BIONICLE!! "In the name of Mata Nui, Rich! Do you have to make that the topic of EVERY conversation?!"
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| November 16, 2011, 6:10 pm
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Quoting arik lego
(continuing a conversation from CBMC/XT: Moving Forwards)
Richie and LTE: you caught me, I named them after the GAR's ARC Troopers. :P you realize I base all my Mechs on Star Wars stuff, right?

actually, I've had an ARC Trooper mini-Mech for months. although the ARC-3 is nothing like it.

by the way, I take it you two are Star Wars fans? not everyone knows that acronym.

You should try basing it on other things, or even your own themes. You'll have more a free hand for creative thinking. But that's my opinion.
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| November 16, 2011, 7:47 pm
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
You should try basing it on other things, or even your own themes. You'll have more a free hand for creative thinking. But that's my opinion.

what for? Star Wars is awesome, and its walkers and droids have plenty of room for improvement. I mean, compare the Titan II to an AT-AT. which one would you prefer? I mean, Star Wars and Mechs. it's the perfect combination.
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| November 17, 2011, 11:18 am
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Gate, Battlestar Galacitca, Transformers, and AVATAR... In no particular order. Oh Yeah, And BIONICLE!! "In the name of Mata Nui, Rich! Do you have to make that the topic of EVERY conversation?!"

ooh, Stargate! P-90's, wormholes, insect-like robots that replicate themselves, swarms of bugs that eat people, definitely one of the best sci-fi TV series out there (although Star Wars still beats it, and any other sci-fi movie/TV series, hands-down :P)

and why did they have to end Bionicle? I agree that they were stretching the storyline a bit far, but then they replace it with something dumb like Hero Factory?
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| November 17, 2011, 11:26 am
Quoting arik lego
what for? Star Wars is awesome, and its walkers and droids have plenty of room for improvement. I mean, compare the Titan II to an AT-AT. which one would you prefer? I mean, Star Wars and Mechs. it's the perfect combination.

Dude, with very little modification, the Titan Mk. 2 could take out an AT-AT with minimal effort. Allow me to Demonstrate: *AT-AT Walking slowly through Grassy Pass* *Titan 2 aproaches stealthily from behind plateau....Pops out in front of AT-AT* *AT-AT fires blasters, bolts bounce off Titan's armor* *Titan runs toward AT-AT, Fires missles to distract AT-AT, Positions main gun under AT-AT's "chin", Blows AT-AT's head off* *AT-AT falls over*
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| November 17, 2011, 5:38 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Dude, with very little modification, the Titan Mk. 2 could take out an AT-AT with minimal effort. Allow me to Demonstrate: *AT-AT Walking slowly through Grassy Pass* *Titan 2 aproaches stealthily from behind plateau....Pops out in front of AT-AT* *AT-AT fires blasters, bolts bounce off Titan's armor* *Titan runs toward AT-AT, Fires missles to distract AT-AT, Positions main gun under AT-AT's "chin", Blows AT-AT's head off* *AT-AT falls over*

when I said that, I meant that I prefer the Titan II. :P and I agree with that simulated battle, except that neither of the two vehicles' armor would do much for them. the AT-AT's light turbolasers would put a BIG hole in the Titan II in a single shot, and the Titan's PLAB lasers would put an even bigger hole in the AT-AT. so it's mostly a question in maneuverability and speed, in which the Titan most certainly has the advantage. and my point in what I said is that Star Wars' walkers stink in comparison to most of our Mechs, so that's something I'd like to improve on.
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| November 17, 2011, 7:52 pm
Quoting arik lego
when I said that, I meant that I prefer the Titan II. :P and I agree with that simulated battle, except that neither of the two vehicles' armor would do much for them. the AT-AT's light turbolasers would put a BIG hole in the Titan II in a single shot, and the Titan's PLAB lasers would put an even bigger hole in the AT-AT. so it's mostly a question in maneuverability and speed, in which the Titan most certainly has the advantage. and my point in what I said is that Star Wars' walkers stink in comparison to most of our Mechs, so that's something I'd like to improve on.

Well, Regardless of who in that situation will win and how, my W.I.P. CBMC classic plans to have the firepower to take down a titan Combined with the agility to aviod being obliterated in the process.
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| November 17, 2011, 8:15 pm
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Quoting arik lego
what for? Star Wars is awesome, and its walkers and droids have plenty of room for improvement. I mean, compare the Titan II to an AT-AT. which one would you prefer? I mean, Star Wars and Mechs. it's the perfect combination.

I like Star Wars as much as the next guy, but still, not everything you build has to be Star Wars. If you notice, Star Wars has a certain 'style' whether you approve on it or not. Stray too far from that it just just doesn't seem to fit.
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| November 17, 2011, 8:46 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Well, Regardless of who in that situation will win and how, my W.I.P. CBMC classic plans to have the firepower to take down a titan Combined with the agility to aviod being obliterated in the process.

sounds awesome. although nothing will have truly outmatched the Titan until someone comes up with something that has size, armor, firepower, and speed greater than the Titan's. and, considering that the Titan has size to match an MBS, a wide range of different weapons to counter any enemy, an excess of armor, and decent speed, that's not gonna happen for a LONG time. although Mineymoe's Thor Artillery Mech probably overcame most of those challenges. hmm, maybe it's about time for a Mk.III of the Thunderer...
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| November 17, 2011, 8:53 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Well, Regardless of who in that situation will win and how, my W.I.P. CBMC classic plans to have the firepower to take down a titan Combined with the agility to aviod being obliterated in the process.

But could it handle a few LTMC units and some Shurikens?
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| November 18, 2011, 5:53 am
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Quoting arik lego
sounds awesome. although nothing will have truly outmatched the Titan until someone comes up with something that has size, armor, firepower, and speed greater than the Titan's. and, considering that the Titan has size to match an MBS, a wide range of different weapons to counter any enemy, an excess of armor, and decent speed, that's not gonna happen for a LONG time. although Mineymoe's Thor Artillery Mech probably overcame most of those challenges. hmm, maybe it's about time for a Mk.III of the Thunderer...

There is a hole in the Titan's near impenetrable armour. It probably couldn't handle a few units of Active Camo'ed LTMs or UGMs. Simply couldn't hit all of them quick enough before some of them took down its optics, radar and comms. (Or wrapped a cord around its legs)
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| November 18, 2011, 5:56 am
Quoting ED Eroomdivad
There is a hole in the Titan's near impenetrable armour. It probably couldn't handle a few units of Active Camo'ed LTMs or UGMs. Simply couldn't hit all of them quick enough before some of them took down its optics, radar and comms. (Or wrapped a cord around its legs)

yes, the Titan does have some flaws. I couldn't help but notice that the Titan's almost completely blind in the back, with no sensors or anything at all. if you managed to sneak up behind the Titan would be helpless. and even if it did notice, it has no rear weaponry and I can't imagine it's able to turn around very fast. although I'm not sure a cord wrapped around its legs would do much, unless it was REALLY thick. :P
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| November 18, 2011, 2:01 pm
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
I like Star Wars as much as the next guy, but still, not everything you build has to be Star Wars. If you notice, Star Wars has a certain 'style' whether you approve on it or not. Stray too far from that it just just doesn't seem to fit.

fortunately Star Wars's personal style is not only a very broad one but also has a practicality that other sci-fi movies/shows lack. probably that mindset that highly-advanced technology is, to them, commonplace and perhaps even outdated. and don't worry too much, I doubt I'll always stick Star Wars stuff.
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| November 18, 2011, 2:05 pm
Quoting arik lego
fortunately Star Wars's personal style is not only a very broad one but also has a practicality that other sci-fi movies/shows lack. probably that mindset that highly-advanced technology is, to them, commonplace and perhaps even outdated. and don't worry too much, I doubt I'll always stick Star Wars stuff.

Speaking of which, I would really like to invent a working, real-life lightsaber. There are only two real problems with the concept: A) there no crystalline substances known to generate arc-waves B) there are no known ways to controll such a phenomenom. Here's my solution: Unobtainum [has the ability to refract and/or repel magnetic fields] and superconductive magnets. Hmmm... And/or Plasmatic Alternation Technology [(c) BiO]
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| November 18, 2011, 5:50 pm
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Quoting arik lego
...although I'm not sure a cord wrapped around its legs would do much, unless it was REALLY thick. :P

Yet another advantage over the AT-AT.
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| November 18, 2011, 9:26 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Speaking of which, I would really like to invent a working, real-life lightsaber. There are only two real problems with the concept: A) there no crystalline substances known to generate arc-waves B) there are no known ways to controll such a phenomenom. Here's my solution: Unobtainum [has the ability to refract and/or repel magnetic fields] and superconductive magnets. Hmmm... And/or Plasmatic Alternation Technology [(c) BiO]

they have figured out how to make a lightsaber. superheated plasma, formed into a blade by a magnetic field, would work the same way as a lightsaber on Star Wars. we have all the technology to make that today. the only thing keeping us from making it is that 1. it takes about as much power as a city to heat plasma that hot, and 2. the various components needed to build it take up about as much space as a skyscraper. so yeah, it'll be a year or two before we see anyone wielding a lightsaber. :P
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| November 18, 2011, 9:29 pm
Quoting arik lego
they have figured out how to make a lightsaber. superheated plasma, formed into a blade by a magnetic field, would work the same way as a lightsaber on Star Wars. we have all the technology to make that today. the only thing keeping us from making it is that 1. it takes about as much power as a city to heat plasma that hot, and 2. the various components needed to build it take up about as much space as a skyscraper. so yeah, it'll be a year or two before we see anyone wielding a lightsaber. :P

Well, that would be a plasma-blade, which is diferent in that a lightsaber's blade is pure energy. Using my proposed system, a simple stream of electrons would do the same as all that super-heated plasma.
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| November 18, 2011, 9:58 pm
alright, the ARC-3's out, and with minimal procrastination! :P
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| November 21, 2011, 9:11 am
Quoting arik lego
ooh, Stargate! P-90's, wormholes, insect-like robots that replicate themselves, swarms of bugs that eat people, definitely one of the best sci-fi TV series out there (although Star Wars still beats it, and any other sci-fi movie/TV series, hands-down :P)

and why did they have to end Bionicle? I agree that they were stretching the storyline a bit far, but then they replace it with something dumb like Hero Factory?

SG-1 makes me want to do to Star Wars what JJ Abrams did to Trek. The Rebels destroyed the Death Star; The IOA's SGC supervisor would program a bunch of home grown replicators to pretend like they're the borg and assimilate the Death Star. That is IF the Daedelus, or the Apollo or whatever ship they send, fails to destroy the "Supergate" Yeah, right! The reason why they're there in the first place is to drop Luke off with the rebel fleet @ Endor after he ascended and then took a wrong turn while "descending" and ended up right smack in the center of the SGC briefing room..... In the buff. :/ I hereby copyright the above [(c) Rich Collins]
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| November 21, 2011, 5:42 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
SG-1 makes me want to do to Star Wars what JJ Abrams did to Trek. The Rebels destroyed the Death Star; The IOA's SGC supervisor would program a bunch of home grown replicators to pretend like they're the borg and assimilate the Death Star. That is IF the Daedelus, or the Apollo or whatever ship they send, fails to destroy the "Supergate" Yeah, right! The reason why they're there in the first place is to drop Luke off with the rebel fleet @ Endor after he ascended and then took a wrong turn while "descending" and ended up right smack in the center of the SGC briefing room..... In the buff. :/ I hereby copyright the above [(c) Rich Collins]

that would be... interesting. :P

what happens after that? do the Borg and Cylons join up to destroy the SGC and Mata Nui save the day with a bunch of Toa? :P
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| November 22, 2011, 4:11 pm
Quoting arik lego
that would be... interesting. :P

what happens after that? do the Borg and Cylons join up to destroy the SGC and Mata Nui save the day with a bunch of Toa? :P

No, what happens is that, in part two, the borg assimilate the replicators and then get "assimilated" by the sith, and then the New Republic has to call in the colonial fleet and Starfleet to take them down. and then the debris from the Sith-Controlled Replicating Borg cubes is discovered to be rich in unobtainum, so they call in the RDA to clean up the mess.... Then they discover that the universe is a great big robot and everyone freaks out and dies.... [the above is (c) Rich Collins]
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| November 22, 2011, 5:31 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
No, what happens is that, in part two, the borg assimilate the replicators and then get "assimilated" by the sith, and then the New Republic has to call in the colonial fleet and Starfleet to take them down. and then the debris from the Sith-Controlled Replicating Borg cubes is discovered to be rich in unobtainum, so they call in the RDA to clean up the mess.... Then they discover that the universe is a great big robot and everyone freaks out and dies.... [the above is (c) Rich Collins]

ah, that makes sense.
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| November 22, 2011, 6:19 pm
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Quoting arik lego
ah, that makes sense.
Actually, all sense was absent from the above post chain... :?
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| November 22, 2011, 7:01 pm
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Quoting BiO.Andrew (UGM-7 series in progress!)
Quoting arik lego
ah, that makes sense.
Actually, all sense was absent from the above post chain... :?

Agreed. XD
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| November 23, 2011, 1:47 am
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Quoting BiO.Andrew (UGM-7 series in progress!)
Quoting arik lego
ah, that makes sense.
Actually, all sense was absent from the above post chain... :?

But what of the scents and cents?
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| November 23, 2011, 3:59 am
Quoting BiO.Andrew (UGM-7 series in progress!)
Quoting arik lego
ah, that makes sense.
Actually, all sense was absent from the above post chain... :?

exactly my point.

"sarcasm is just another free service I offer, along with smart-aleckness, utterly senseless silliness, and other S-words."
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| November 23, 2011, 11:31 am
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Quoting arik lego
exactly my point.

"sarcasm is just another free service I offer, along with smart-aleckness, utterly senseless silliness, and other S-words."

I assume sanity isn't one of those words.
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| November 24, 2011, 2:47 am
Quoting arik lego
(continuing a conversation from CBMC/XT: Moving Forwards)
Richie and LTE: you caught me, I named them after the GAR's ARC Troopers. :P you realize I base all my Mechs on Star Wars stuff, right?

actually, I've had an ARC Trooper mini-Mech for months. although the ARC-3 is nothing like it.

by the way, I take it you two are Star Wars fans? not everyone knows that acronym.

Star Wars fan? Me? Why yes, actually. Star Wars is the BEST.
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| November 30, 2011, 5:34 pm
I've started a new non frame project, the AA-ZZ series of mechs. So far, I've based a lot of them off of Forte's stuff, so credit to him once I post one. But soon I will be able to build Fortenoir-type stuff without another model to base it off of!
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| November 30, 2011, 5:38 pm
Quoting ED Eroomdivad
I assume sanity isn't one of those words.

nope, we ran out of stock in sanity and don't have any left to give. why, were you wanting some?
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| December 1, 2011, 12:56 pm
Quoting LTE CEO of MMWI
Star Wars fan? Me? Why yes, actually. Star Wars is the BEST.

can't disagree with that. :P

have you ever read any of the books? :)
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| December 1, 2011, 12:58 pm
Quoting arik lego
can't disagree with that. :P

have you ever read any of the books? :)

Yeah, the Darth Bane series is my favorite.
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| December 1, 2011, 1:15 pm
Quoting LTE CEO of MMWI
Yeah, the Darth Bane series is my favorite.

BTW, we should probably continue this on the General Convo thread.
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| December 1, 2011, 1:17 pm
Quoting LTE CEO of MMWI
BTW, we should probably continue this on the General Convo thread.

gotcha.
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| December 1, 2011, 1:55 pm
got a new Mech up! nothing terribly impressive compared to other stuff you guys have probably already seen, but most likely my best Mech yet (I dunno, it's a close match between it and the Gigaton...).
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| December 9, 2011, 9:15 pm
Quoting arik lego
got a new Mech up! nothing terribly impressive compared to other stuff you guys have probably already seen, but most likely my best Mech yet (I dunno, it's a close match between it and the Gigaton...).

LUVIT ;P
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| December 10, 2011, 10:42 am
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
LUVIT ;P

glad to hear. :P it's still got five beheaded glowy yellow minifigs to go before it's got as high of a rating as the Gigaton, though.
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| December 10, 2011, 10:51 am
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New UGM-7 up. Please rate and comment, I'd love to get this thing onto the MOCpages homepage. :)
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| December 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
New UGM-7 up. Please rate and comment, I'd love to get this thing onto the MOCpages homepage. :)

will do. ;)

(I could quadruple post if you want... :P)
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| December 13, 2011, 8:23 pm
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Quoting arik lego
will do. ;)

(I could quadruple post if you want... :P)
You wouldn't have a reason for quadruple posting on a creation. Besides, that rule was mainly directed towards in-group conversation. :P

Only an hour after it's up and it makes it to "Everyone's Lego Creations" on the homepage. Thanks for those who commented, I hope that's a somewhat remarkable accomplishment. :P

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| December 13, 2011, 8:29 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
New UGM-7 up. Please rate and comment, I'd love to get this thing onto the MOCpages homepage. :)

You may or may not be surprised to know that, While i still can't get over the head, i'm actually stariting to like the UGM-7. Speaking of U-Something-Ms, In the highly unlikely event that you might have been reconcidering my proposal regarding the UXM-2, i have but one thing to say. To Heck with it! After i am finished playing around with the UXM-1 design, I intend to develop my own "Mini-Mech"
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| December 13, 2011, 8:37 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
Quoting arik lego
will do. ;)

(I could quadruple post if you want... :P)
You wouldn't have a reason for quadruple posting on a creation. Besides, that rule was mainly directed towards in-group conversation. :P

Only an hour after it's up and it makes it to "Everyone's Lego Creations" on the homepage. Thanks for those who commented, I hope that's a somewhat remarkable accomplishment. :P

Its on five different plages on my homepage.
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| December 13, 2011, 8:39 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
You may or may not be surprised to know that, While i still can't get over the head, i'm actually stariting to like the UGM-7. Speaking of U-Something-Ms, In the highly unlikely event that you might have been reconcidering my proposal regarding the UXM-2, i have but one thing to say. To Heck with it! After i am finished playing around with the UXM-1 design, I intend to develop my own "Mini-Mech"
I am a bit surprised, as you definitely had strong opinions about it at the beginning, but I'm glad you are starting to like it. It's just a matter of tweaking it in little ways. The main reason I dropped the UXM-2 project was because I had built all the models back before I had come up with the triple foot joint design, meaning before even the TAM-6's. Another reason I dropped them was because all the models were incredibly simplistic and didn't fit with my style anymore. Anyways, enough of me rambling, I'm off for some headcrab pwnage. >:D
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| December 13, 2011, 8:44 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
Quoting arik lego
will do. ;)

(I could quadruple post if you want... :P)
You wouldn't have a reason for quadruple posting on a creation. Besides, that rule was mainly directed towards in-group conversation. :P

Only an hour after it's up and it makes it to "Everyone's Lego Creations" on the homepage. Thanks for those who commented, I hope that's a somewhat remarkable accomplishment. :P

it did?? and I didn't even quadruple post! :P
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| December 13, 2011, 8:45 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Its on five different plages on my homepage.

Heh, new in your groups, your favorite builders, and everyone's creations, amright? :P
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| December 13, 2011, 8:45 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
Heh, new in your groups, your favorite builders, and everyone's creations, amright? :P

You are correct. TWICE in groups ;)
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| December 13, 2011, 8:49 pm
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Quoting arik lego
it did?? and I didn't even quadruple post! :P
Well if we had enough conversation going on it, we could probably boost it up to the "Most discussed" list. No, that's not an invitation to spam comments.
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| December 13, 2011, 8:49 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (The headcrab-slaying, zombie-shooting, crafter of mines!)
Quoting arik lego
it did?? and I didn't even quadruple post! :P
Well if we had enough conversation going on it, we could probably boost it up to the "Most discussed" list. No, that's not an invitation to spam comments.

eh, I'll get a tongue smiley from you eventually. ;P
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| December 13, 2011, 9:05 pm
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Uploading a new UGM-7 model. It'll be up in about half an hour. :)
EDIT: It's up! Lemme know what you think! ;)
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| December 15, 2011, 12:08 pm
ughhh... five days of solid MBS designing. I think I'm starting to crack a bit. well, at least I've gotten a lot done, though I'm starting to run out of original ideas...
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| December 15, 2011, 4:17 pm
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I'm afraid I'll be releasing the Goliath at least a day late, due to, stuff. Yeah, stuff.
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| December 17, 2011, 9:23 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Surviving nuclear fallout with a chaingun!)
I'm afraid I'll be releasing the Goliath at least a day late, due to, stuff. Yeah, stuff.

let me guess, "stuff" is code for "minecraft". :P
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| December 17, 2011, 9:39 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
let me guess, "stuff" is code for "minecraft". :P

Minecraft, HalfLife, Fallout.... I cant wait to find out whats next. Hmmm... BiO.Andrew (Slaying Dragons and/or Being Eaten by Them)
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| December 17, 2011, 9:48 pm
My Bloc.30 Customization system for the good old UXM-1.T is almost ready to be posted. I have only loose end to tie up; Melee weapons. Here aer the ideas i have so far: 1. Plasma sword, 2. Plasma axe. 3. Twin Beam-sabers (Or Lightsabers if you perfer) 4. MagnaGaurd-style Shock Staff 5. Twin MagnaGaurd-style Shock-sticks And/or Twin Plasma daggers. If anyone has anything they would like to add, recomend changes to, or have removed (for whatever reason) please say so.
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| December 17, 2011, 10:37 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Minecraft, HalfLife, Fallout.... I cant wait to find out whats next. Hmmm... BiO.Andrew (Slaying Dragons and/or Being Eaten by Them)
Ehm, actually, I've never played Fallout... I was referring to Nuclear Dawn, which I actually haven't been playing much of recently... But yeah, it's Minecraft. I'm working on an adventure map, and while it isn't much right now, it does look like it'll be pretty darned awesome when I'm done. :D

Oh, and Richie, don't tease me with Skyrim references... :/
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| December 17, 2011, 10:45 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Surviving nuclear fallout with a chaingun!)
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Minecraft, HalfLife, Fallout.... I cant wait to find out whats next. Hmmm... BiO.Andrew (Slaying Dragons and/or Being Eaten by Them)
Ehm, actually, I've never played Fallout... I was referring to Nuclear Dawn, which I actually haven't been playing much of recently... But yeah, it's Minecraft. I'm working on an adventure map, and while it isn't much right now, it does look like it'll be pretty darned awesome when I'm done. :D

Oh, and Richie, don't tease me with Skyrim references... :/

Ok, Sorry and... uh... sorry, i guess... I guess i just guessed wrong... Oh well, No harm done.
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| December 17, 2011, 10:50 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Ok, Sorry and... uh... sorry, i guess... I guess i just guessed wrong... Oh well, No harm done.
Yeah, no biggie. I'm still waiting for Skyrim to go on sale on Steam. Once it hits $30, my money will be flying out of my pocket.
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| December 17, 2011, 11:05 pm
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Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Ok, Sorry and... uh... sorry, i guess... I guess i just guessed wrong... Oh well, No harm done.
Yeah, no biggie. I'm still waiting for Skyrim to go on sale on Steam. Once it hits $30, my money will be flying out of my pocket.

Hello.

My name is Rabid Goldfish.

And I've been eaten by Dragons 19 times.

I have killed 43 Dragons.

That gives me a 2.26 kill/death ratio.

And I'm a Skyrim junkie.
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| December 18, 2011, 1:13 am
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
My Bloc.30 Customization system for the good old UXM-1.T is almost ready to be posted. I have only loose end to tie up; Melee weapons. Here aer the ideas i have so far: 1. Plasma sword, 2. Plasma axe. 3. Twin Beam-sabers (Or Lightsabers if you perfer) 4. MagnaGaurd-style Shock Staff 5. Twin MagnaGaurd-style Shock-sticks And/or Twin Plasma daggers. If anyone has anything they would like to add, recomend changes to, or have removed (for whatever reason) please say so.

Hidden blade. =D
No seriously, I think I might make an arm set for the LTM that has heavy light blades on teh wrists. You could do it too, assuming you need any more ideas.
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| December 18, 2011, 2:13 am
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Quoting Rabid Goldfish
Hello.

My name is Rabid Goldfish.

And I've been eaten by Dragons 19 times.

I have killed 43 Dragons.

That gives me a 2.26 kill/death ratio.

And I'm a Skyrim junkie.

You don't say. =D
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| December 18, 2011, 2:23 am
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
My Bloc.30 Customization system for the good old UXM-1.T is almost ready to be posted. I have only loose end to tie up; Melee weapons. Here aer the ideas i have so far: 1. Plasma sword, 2. Plasma axe. 3. Twin Beam-sabers (Or Lightsabers if you perfer) 4. MagnaGaurd-style Shock Staff 5. Twin MagnaGaurd-style Shock-sticks And/or Twin Plasma daggers. If anyone has anything they would like to add, recomend changes to, or have removed (for whatever reason) please say so.


Plasma sword, but it has to be done well, otherwise not at all.
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| December 18, 2011, 4:19 am
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Quoting Rabid Goldfish
Hello.

My name is Rabid Goldfish.

And I've been eaten by Dragons 19 times.

I have killed 43 Dragons.

That gives me a 2.26 kill/death ratio.

And I'm a Skyrim junkie.
:/ Must. Have. Dragons...
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| December 18, 2011, 9:39 am
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Ok, Sorry and... uh... sorry, i guess... I guess i just guessed wrong... Oh well, No harm done.
Yeah, no biggie. I'm still waiting for Skyrim to go on sale on Steam. Once it hits $30, my money will be flying out of my pocket.

"delicious muffin-button"? I liked your last name a LOT better. besides, I keep accidentally spelling it "mutton-buffin".

and yeah, I might be killing a couple dragons pretty soon my self. as well as green blobs, hordes of evil spear-carrying monkeys, undead skeleton armies, human-lizards, and several creatures I can't really identify. oh, I REALLY hope I get Dark Alliance for Christmas... might mean some of my Mechs will be using some pretty exotic weapons, too. :P
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| December 18, 2011, 1:50 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
My Bloc.30 Customization system for the good old UXM-1.T is almost ready to be posted. I have only loose end to tie up; Melee weapons. Here aer the ideas i have so far: 1. Plasma sword, 2. Plasma axe. 3. Twin Beam-sabers (Or Lightsabers if you perfer) 4. MagnaGaurd-style Shock Staff 5. Twin MagnaGaurd-style Shock-sticks And/or Twin Plasma daggers. If anyone has anything they would like to add, recomend changes to, or have removed (for whatever reason) please say so.

hmm... electrostaffs would be cool. other weapons? umm, maybe beam pike or something? I dunno.
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| December 18, 2011, 1:52 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
hmm... electrostaffs would be cool. other weapons? umm, maybe beam pike or something? I dunno.

Ok, but do you prefer Beam-Sabers ot Lightsabers?
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| December 18, 2011, 2:52 pm
Quoting JakTheMad JTM

Plasma sword, but it has to be done well, otherwise not at all.

Uh, Allready on the list...
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| December 18, 2011, 2:54 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Ok, but do you prefer Beam-Sabers ot Lightsabers?

well, unless you're making it a Star Wars-related Mech, I'd go with a beam saber. just one thing, don't make it curvy. as if the idea of a blade of pure energy isn't pretty close to completely impossible, a curved blade of pure energy is even worse. less effective, too.
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| December 18, 2011, 3:14 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
well, unless you're making it a Star Wars-related Mech, I'd go with a beam saber. just one thing, don't make it curvy. as if the idea of a blade of pure energy isn't pretty close to completely impossible, a curved blade of pure energy is even worse. less effective, too.

Got it! Unless anyone else has something to add i'll begin Melee Weapon development immediatly.
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| December 18, 2011, 3:21 pm
alright, back to Mech building...
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| December 18, 2011, 4:04 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
"delicious muffin-button"? I liked your last name a LOT better. besides, I keep accidentally spelling it "mutton-buffin".
Don't dis the muffin-button, boy.
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| December 18, 2011, 5:13 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
"delicious muffin-button"? I liked your last name a LOT better. besides, I keep accidentally spelling it "mutton-buffin".
Don't dis the muffin-button, boy.

*reveals my latest Mech, the Chomper, which immediately begins slowly trundling toward you, repeatedly chanting "must... eat...muffin..."* :P
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| December 18, 2011, 5:35 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
well, unless you're making it a Star Wars-related Mech, I'd go with a beam saber. just one thing, don't make it curvy. as if the idea of a blade of pure energy isn't pretty close to completely impossible, a curved blade of pure energy is even worse. less effective, too.

MY 2 cents.

Actually, it wouldn't be too impossible to make a beam sabre with a curved blade. Since the concept is pretty much a tightly wound plasma blade, all you would need to do would to be curve the retainment magnetic field, so that as the energy took shape, it would curve along the magnetic field.
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| December 18, 2011, 6:17 pm
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
MY 2 cents.

Actually, it wouldn't be too impossible to make a beam sabre with a curved blade. Since the concept is pretty much a tightly wound plasma blade, all you would need to do would to be curve the retainment magnetic field, so that as the energy took shape, it would curve along the magnetic field.

hm, an excellent point. how easy would it be to curve the magnetic field?
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| December 18, 2011, 6:19 pm
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
MY 2 cents.

Actually, it wouldn't be too impossible to make a beam sabre with a curved blade. Since the concept is pretty much a tightly wound plasma blade, all you would need to do would to be curve the retainment magnetic field, so that as the energy took shape, it would curve along the magnetic field.

I Think i'll stick with straight blades. TO ALL: Should i do Twin Plasma-Daggers or Twin MagnaGuard-style Shock-Sticks (Think Shock-Staff, only one-sided and a lot shorter) Also, What do you guys think of a Sheild with a Shock Pulse emitter. (again, think MagnaGuard Shock-Staff)
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| December 18, 2011, 6:24 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
hm, an excellent point. how easy would it be to curve the magnetic field?

Magnetic fields naturally curve as it arcs from pole to pole. The magnetic envelope for the straight blade technically is a tube, where the field wraps around itself. All you need to do is focus one side just a tiny bit more than the other so it curves. I studied a bit on magnetic fields when I designed my concept of the Effector weapons, and it is theoretically, if not mechanically, possible.
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| December 18, 2011, 6:31 pm
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The Goliath is out. Please check it out, comment, rate, and all that jazz. Also, I'd really like to make this thing popular. A special surprise for everyone if we get this thing to 15 likes! :D
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| December 18, 2011, 8:16 pm
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
Magnetic fields naturally curve as it arcs from pole to pole. The magnetic envelope for the straight blade technically is a tube, where the field wraps around itself. All you need to do is focus one side just a tiny bit more than the other so it curves. I studied a bit on magnetic fields when I designed my concept of the Effector weapons, and it is theoretically, if not mechanically, possible.

gotcha. ahhh... I love super-advanced possible-in-theory technology. :P
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| December 18, 2011, 8:32 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
The Goliath is out. Please check it out, comment, rate, and all that jazz. Also, I'd really like to make this thing popular. A special surprise for everyone if we get this thing to 15 likes! :D

sounds easy enough. *cracks knuckles* alrighty, sounds like it's time to crack out some serious multi-posting. (yes, I'm kidding. :P) EDIT: by the way, could you post that "bloody valentine" model? it looked kinda cool.
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| December 18, 2011, 8:34 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
sounds easy enough. *cracks knuckles* alrighty, sounds like it's time to crack out some serious multi-posting. (yes, I'm kidding. :P) EDIT: by the way, could you post that "bloody valentine" model? it looked kinda cool.

I don't see where you're comming from, Arik; It looked kinda dead to me. *giggles*
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| December 18, 2011, 8:37 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
sounds easy enough. *cracks knuckles* alrighty, sounds like it's time to crack out some serious multi-posting. (yes, I'm kidding. :P) EDIT: by the way, could you post that "bloody valentine" model? it looked kinda cool.
Meh, trust me, it really isn't very good. At all. That's why I used it as an enemy model.
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| December 18, 2011, 8:40 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
sounds easy enough. *cracks knuckles* alrighty, sounds like it's time to crack out some serious multi-posting. (yes, I'm kidding. :P) EDIT: by the way, could you post that "bloody valentine" model? it looked kinda cool.
Meh, trust me, it really isn't very good. At all. That's why I used it as an enemy model.

oh, alright. it's just I've always had a strange interest in models deemed too poor to post. hmm... you sure we can't do white elephant gifts? :P
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| December 18, 2011, 10:00 pm
Okay i have Six Armors, and Four Weapons packages (three standard and one Bloc.30) for the UXM-1.T Ready to go. Bot! [and by bot i mean but] I Have yet to model, paint, and photograph my Stock Configuration Demo Models. Howevah! [however, i mean] I would like to incorporate a variety of company paint schemes. For Instance, Mostly i use Kilestian Military paint schemes but i could also use Typhoon Squadron, CBMC Classic, Nahr'Aya Fleet, You name it. In short, If you want to see YOUR paint scheme among my UXM-1.Ts, You have 24Hrs to let me know [As of 20 Dec. 2011 4:46PM MST] EDIT: To avoid controversy, I Must clairify that i will NOT be using anyone's paint schemes without their say-so,
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| December 20, 2011, 6:38 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Okay i have Six Armors, and Four Weapons packages (three standard and one Bloc.30) for the UXM-1.T Ready to go. Bot! [and by bot i mean but] I Have yet to model, paint, and photograph my Stock Configuration Demo Models. Howevah! [however, i mean] I would like to incorporate a variety of company paint schemes. For Instance, Mostly i use Kilestian Military paint schemes but i could also use Typhoon Squadron, CBMC Classic, Nahr'Aya Fleet, You name it. In short, If you want to see YOUR paint scheme among my UXM-1.Ts, You have 24Hrs to let me know [As of 20 Dec. 2011 4:46PM MST] EDIT: To avoid controversy, I Must clairify that i will NOT be using anyone's paint schemes without their say-so,

actually, the Nhar'aya fleet doesn't really have a paint job, other than occasional green markings every here and there. IWE's (my Mech company) color scheme is orange, grey, and white (yeah, I stole it from the NXT, sue me :P), but that might look kinda... bland on a mini-Mech.
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| December 20, 2011, 7:15 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
actually, the Nhar'aya fleet doesn't really have a paint job, other than occasional green markings every here and there. IWE's (my Mech company) color scheme is orange, grey, and white (yeah, I stole it from the NXT, sue me :P), but that might look kinda... bland on a mini-Mech.

I could Use the same paint scheme as your Starbirds. Well, the IWE paint-scheme minus the white= the CBMC Classic scheme. When i mentioned the NAF paintscheme i was thinking Green-on-White like on your Starbirds.
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| December 20, 2011, 7:27 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
...sue me :P...
Is that an invitation? Cause, you know, I could... :P
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| December 20, 2011, 7:29 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
I could Use the same paint scheme as your Starbirds. Well, the IWE paint-scheme minus the white= the CBMC Classic scheme. When i mentioned the NAF paintscheme i was thinking Green-on-White like on your Starbirds.

no, not quite. IWE's Mechs usually have a lot more orange than CBMC Classic units, and (although I originally intended for there to be none) don't have very much light grey. my Compactor Mech is a good example.
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| December 20, 2011, 7:30 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
...sue me :P...
Is that an invitation? Cause, you know, I could... :P

hm, it might actually look kinda nice as an UGM-7. I tried a little to make my own UGM-7 unit a little while ago, but it didn't turn out very well. and yeah, if you want to try it, feel free. :) and yeah, that could be taken as a challenge... ;)
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| December 20, 2011, 7:34 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
no, not quite. IWE's Mechs usually have a lot more orange than CBMC Classic units, and (although I originally intended for there to be none) don't have very much light grey. my Compactor Mech is a good example.

Meh, Close enough...
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| December 20, 2011, 8:01 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Meh, Close enough...

yeah I'll stop being so picky. :P
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| December 20, 2011, 8:11 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Okay i have Six Armors, and Four Weapons packages (three standard and one Bloc.30) for the UXM-1.T Ready to go. Bot! [and by bot i mean but] I Have yet to model, paint, and photograph my Stock Configuration Demo Models. Howevah! [however, i mean] I would like to incorporate a variety of company paint schemes. For Instance, Mostly i use Kilestian Military paint schemes but i could also use Typhoon Squadron, CBMC Classic, Nahr'Aya Fleet, You name it. In short, If you want to see YOUR paint scheme among my UXM-1.Ts, You have 24Hrs to let me know [As of 20 Dec. 2011 4:46PM MST] EDIT: To avoid controversy, I Must clairify that i will NOT be using anyone's paint schemes without their say-so,

You could do LTMC (ie; the LT mech marines) colour schemes, except for the slight problem that they are just environmental camo. Though camo would be good to see. Strange that all us are making machines of war that would stand out so well. I guess it's hard to hide when your a 5-6 meter tall 'mini'-mech anyway.
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| December 21, 2011, 2:04 am
Hey Chunk, Tomorrow is Christmas eve, How's "our little project" comming? If you don't make those modifications soon, I'll have someone else do it for you. I might even make it a contest.
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| December 23, 2011, 1:19 pm
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We've got page 4! :D

We make it to 6,000 convo, that's the magic threshold for page 1...
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| December 23, 2011, 3:04 pm
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Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
We've got page 4! :D

We make it to 6,000 convo, that's the magic threshold for page 1...

Go Mechaniers!
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| December 23, 2011, 6:51 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Okay i have Six Armors, and Four Weapons packages (three standard and one Bloc.30) for the UXM-1.T Ready to go. Bot! [and by bot i mean but] I Have yet to model, paint, and photograph my Stock Configuration Demo Models. Howevah! [however, i mean] I would like to incorporate a variety of company paint schemes. For Instance, Mostly i use Kilestian Military paint schemes but i could also use Typhoon Squadron, CBMC Classic, Nahr'Aya Fleet, You name it. In short, If you want to see YOUR paint scheme among my UXM-1.Ts, You have 24Hrs to let me know [As of 20 Dec. 2011 4:46PM MST] EDIT: To avoid controversy, I Must clairify that i will NOT be using anyone's paint schemes without their say-so,

Just had a thought, what about white, blue and orange. ;)
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| December 24, 2011, 2:32 am
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Quoting BiO.Andrew (Delicious Muffin-Button!)
We've got page 4! :D

We make it to 6,000 convo, that's the magic threshold for page 1...


Well, it took as about a year to get here (or has it been longer?), so . . . 3 years to go! XD
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| December 24, 2011, 3:20 am
Quoting ED Eroomdivad
Just had a thought, what about white, blue and orange. ;)

I havent gotten around to it yet, so i can do that for ya!
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| December 24, 2011, 3:28 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
I havent gotten around to it yet, so i can do that for ya!

Yayz, Portal mechs FTW!
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| December 24, 2011, 3:35 pm
Quoting ED Eroomdivad
Yayz, Portal mechs FTW!

Oh.... I see.... "Master Richard, May i remind you that you are Contractually Obligated?" Okay, Okay. I'll do it!
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| December 24, 2011, 3:38 pm
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Well, I just had look in the mecha groups, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that we are the number one most discussed group, and by about 500 messages. This is definitely a cause for celebration! :D
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| January 3, 2012, 7:18 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (New minimech being built! Check out the Mecha Contests group!)
Well, I just had look in the mecha groups, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that we are the number one most discussed group, and by about 500 messages. This is definitely a cause for celebration! :D

number ONE? as in, THE most discussed group in ALL of MOCpages? oh wow. I assume that's considered a real accomplishment?
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| January 3, 2012, 7:50 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (New minimech being built! Check out the Mecha Contests group!)
Well, I just had look in the mecha groups, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that we are the number one most discussed group, and by about 500 messages. This is definitely a cause for celebration! :D

Well, i would say "Lets crack the Bubblely" but, to my knowledge, none of us are 21 yet. Correct me if i'm wrong.
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| January 3, 2012, 7:52 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
number ONE? as in, THE most discussed group in ALL of MOCpages? oh wow. I assume that's considered a real accomplishment?
The most discussed MECHA group, not overall. It'll be a while before that. :P
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| January 3, 2012, 8:02 pm
Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Well, i would say "Lets crack the Bubblely" but, to my knowledge, none of us are 21 yet. Correct me if i'm wrong.

Chunk, Forte, Rabid, and (I think) Andros all are, and there may be others among us that are and I just don't know it.

but even if I was old enough, I highly doubt I would ever even consider "cracking out the bubbley". :P
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| January 3, 2012, 8:03 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
Chunk, Forte, Rabid, and (I think) Andros all are, and there may be others among us that are and I just don't know it.

but even if I was old enough, I highly doubt I would ever even consider "cracking out the bubbley". :P

Whyever Not? At least in MY family, thats simply what those of us over 21 DO when we are celebrating something big. Its 5:00 somewhere ;)
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| January 3, 2012, 8:11 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (New minimech being built! Check out the Mecha Contests group!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
number ONE? as in, THE most discussed group in ALL of MOCpages? oh wow. I assume that's considered a real accomplishment?
The most discussed MECHA group, not overall. It'll be a while before that. :P

Ooh, I WISH! whew, That'll be the day...
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| January 3, 2012, 8:13 pm
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Quoting Richie "Richie2571" Collins
Whyever Not? At least in MY family, thats simply what those of us over 21 DO when we are celebrating something big. Its 5:00 somewhere ;)

Ey, well, I'm not a drinker myself. Just never felt like I had to.
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| January 3, 2012, 9:16 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
Chunk, Forte, Rabid, and (I think) Andros all are, and there may be others among us that are and I just don't know it.

but even if I was old enough, I highly doubt I would ever even consider "cracking out the bubbley". :P

I think DbM says Chunk's 20. But I think the majority are around 14?
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| January 4, 2012, 3:31 am
I'm almost finished with my latest work! as of yet, it looks purdy stinkin' cool.
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| January 8, 2012, 6:02 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
I'm almost finished with my latest work! as of yet, it looks purdy stinkin' cool.

Can't Wait!
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| January 8, 2012, 6:16 pm
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WIP pic of the APMS-1 is up, take a look, tell me what you think of what little you can see. :P
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| January 8, 2012, 8:29 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (All Purpose Mechanical Soldier series 1 coming soon!)
WIP pic of the APMS-1 is up, take a look, tell me what you think of what little you can see. :P

I think it looks like a cross between a UGM-7 and a UXM-2. That pretty much sums it up.
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| January 8, 2012, 8:36 pm
just slapped the last brick on my latest work. I have to say, it looks ready to take down the Titan II, even though the Titan's three or four times its height and probably (probably) packs more firepower.
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| January 8, 2012, 10:47 pm
everything for my Mech is finished. pictures, weapons, every bit of it. I'll most likely post it tomorrow, as I doubt I have time tonight (although I'll still try to post it tonight).
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| January 9, 2012, 10:01 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
just slapped the last brick on my latest work. I have to say, it looks ready to take down the Titan II, even though the Titan's three or four times its height and probably (probably) packs more firepower.

Are we talkin' PLABs or PBLs? Or Both? Apocalypse Lasers? Oh, wait. You're talking Antimatter Missles yes, thats it!
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| January 9, 2012, 10:17 pm
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Are we talkin' PLABs or PBLs? Or Both? Apocalypse Lasers? Oh, wait. You're talking Antimatter Missles yes, thats it!

hey, a missile that can blow up a moon is worth having. :P there are quite a few things you just gotta give the Mandos credit for, like crushgaunts, beskar'gam, Star Destroyers, and
Antimatter missiles.

I'll take PLABs too, though. :P
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| January 9, 2012, 10:35 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
hey, a missile that can blow up a moon is worth having. :P there are quite a few things you just gotta give the Mandos credit for, like crushgaunts, beskar'gam, Star Destroyers, and
Antimatter missiles.

I'll take PLABs too, though. :P

Beskar'What? Is that some kind of snail? ;P
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| January 9, 2012, 10:39 pm
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Beskar'What? Is that some kind of snail? ;P

Mandalorian armor. literally translated from Mando'a as "iron skin".

ever read the Republic Commando books?
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| January 9, 2012, 10:48 pm
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Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Are we talkin' PLABs or PBLs? Or Both? Apocalypse Lasers? Oh, wait. You're talking Antimatter Missles yes, thats it!

Apocalypse Lasers? Woah, either you have a good memory of stuff I've made or someone else has made a laser called that too.
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| January 9, 2012, 10:49 pm
Quoting ED.Eroomdivad... Teh me =D
Apocalypse Lasers? Woah, either you have a good memory of stuff I've made or someone else has made a laser called that too.

Its deffinitely your Apocalypse Laser. From your Discussion of Heavy Light, Neuro-Link, and Protomag here on the 'Pages,
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| January 9, 2012, 10:52 pm
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Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Its deffinitely your Apocalypse Laser. From your Discussion of Heavy Light, Neuro-Link, and Protomag here on the 'Pages,

Woah, you read that!? Someone actually read all that!? I applaud you sir, I applaud you. =D
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| January 10, 2012, 2:03 am
Quoting ED.Eroomdivad... Teh me =D
Woah, you read that!? Someone actually read all that!? I applaud you sir, I applaud you. =D

ooh, long, geeky readings on some fancy tech. where do I find this? :P
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| January 10, 2012, 12:00 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
everything for my Mech is finished. pictures, weapons, every bit of it. I'll most likely post it tomorrow, as I doubt I have time tonight (although I'll still try to post it tonight).

it's up! okay, so I didn't get it up as early as I promised. but hey, at least I didn't procrastinate as much as I usually do. :P
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| January 10, 2012, 4:22 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
it's up! okay, so I didn't get it up as early as I promised. but hey, at least I didn't procrastinate as much as I usually do. :P
I've commented. Read it, and respond, please.

EDIT: Okay, whenever the comment gets approved. That should give you an idea as to my current temperament.
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| January 10, 2012, 5:32 pm
Quoting ED.Eroomdivad... Teh me =D
Woah, you read that!? Someone actually read all that!? I applaud you sir, I applaud you. =D

I was assuming that ALL of the Mechaniers read it... Maybe i was wrong.
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| January 10, 2012, 8:06 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
ooh, long, geeky readings on some fancy tech. where do I find this? :P

It's one of my MOCs. And I think I'll be posting another similar thing soon about metamaterials, Gekko Tech, Lotus Tech and BioArmour.
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| January 11, 2012, 3:52 am
Quoting BiO.Andrew (All Purpose Mechanical Soldier series 1 coming soon!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
it's up! okay, so I didn't get it up as early as I promised. but hey, at least I didn't procrastinate as much as I usually do. :P
I've commented. Read it, and respond, please.

EDIT: Okay, whenever the comment gets approved. That should give you an idea as to my current temperament.

I've already replied to fifty-million posts there, so I think I'll just respond here.

now, was it REALLY necessary to act like that? I mean, really, you seem to be implying that you hate my Mech, all because I used two of your mini-Mechs during testing. please explain to me why producing custom variants of products from allied companies and using them in testing to try and find a comparison between them is wrong. yes, I agree that next time I should probably ask permission first before I do that, but even still that doesn't seem like a very good excuse for how you acted.


now Bio, I want to talk to you about something. so far, you've said something rude or negative on almost EVERY Mech you've commented on. no one else does that. why do you? I've come up with two conclusions. one, you do that to everyone. or two, you have something against me.

I realize we didn't really do that well when I first met you, you've made that fairly obvious with various comments you've made to me, but I've been trying to straighten things out between us. so please, do you have something against me? if so, can you tell me? I want to get this sorted out.

...or maybe you just honestly manage to find a whole bunch of problems with every single Mech I make. actually, I'm alright with that. I think I've said this before, but I like negative criticism. it helps me know what problems my Mechs have (after all, no Mech is flawless) so I can fix them and improve. but if you give me negative criticism on my Mechs, or anything, really, I'd like to ask two things from you. first of all, try not to be rude or mean. it's really discouraging to me. and second, please be as specific as possible about it. criticism is useless if it doesn't say in sufficient detail what the actual problem is.
is that too much too ask for?
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| January 11, 2012, 12:31 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
I never said that I hated your mech, I just cannot understand how in the world you would ever think it is okay to take my mechs and do what you did. As I said in my recent comment, cut out the roleplay thing. I am not an allied company that you can take mechs from for testing purposes. I am a fifteen year-old dude sitting at a laptop building mechs for my amusement and for other's enjoyment.

As you've probably noticed, I'm INCREDIBLY defensive about my mechs. Well, really I'm just defensive about pretty much everything. What you did was a slap in my face; it was insulting and rude. That's why I reacted, (and am still reacting) this way.

As for negative criticism, that's one of my faults, and you're just going to have to pardon that. I could try and give you more positive feedback, or be more specific about what I don't like and how you could fix it, but in general, there is usually something bad I can see in most of your mechs.

Also, I don't really see my comments as rude. Maybe I need to got back and look it over, but I'm not trying to be rude. I'm simply posting my reactions as I go.

And I don't have anything against you. While you have been the object of extreme frustration in the past, I'm not biased against you. If there are two things you should really steer clear of when dealing with me or my mechs, it's talking up about them (like when you say that you drool over them), or talking down about them (like when you do what you did with the Broadsword). I'm not asking for a complete absence of communication between us, I'm just asking that you know your limits with me and my mechs: when to leave them alone and when to give feedback.
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| January 11, 2012, 12:56 pm
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. . . I'm backing away now . . .


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| January 11, 2012, 2:01 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (All Purpose Mechanical Soldier series 1 coming soon!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
I never said that I hated your mech, I just cannot understand how in the world you would ever think it is okay to take my mechs and do what you did. As I said in my recent comment, cut out the roleplay thing. I am not an allied company that you can take mechs from for testing purposes. I am a fifteen year-old dude sitting at a laptop building mechs for my amusement and for other's enjoyment.

As you've probably noticed, I'm INCREDIBLY defensive about my mechs. Well, really I'm just defensive about pretty much everything. What you did was a slap in my face; it was insulting and rude. That's why I reacted, (and am still reacting) this way.

As for negative criticism, that's one of my faults, and you're just going to have to pardon that. I could try and give you more positive feedback, or be more specific about what I don't like and how you could fix it, but in general, there is usually something bad I can see in most of your mechs.

Also, I don't really see my comments as rude. Maybe I need to got back and look it over, but I'm not trying to be rude. I'm simply posting my reactions as I go.

And I don't have anything against you. While you have been the object of extreme frustration in the past, I'm not biased against you. If there are two things you should really steer clear of when dealing with me or my mechs, it's talking up about them (like when you say that you drool over them), or talking down about them (like when you do what you did with the Broadsword). I'm not asking for a complete absence of communication between us, I'm just asking that you know your limits with me and my mechs: when to leave them alone and when to give feedback.

odd... good thing I copied that.

okay, cut out the roleplay thing, and what I did never happened. with out the roleplay aspect, I never did use your Mechs for testing, and you have nothing to complain about.

now, I'll say it again. I'm sorry for using your Mechs. but how in the world could I have known you would have taken like this? notice that you're a minority in this, Bio. anyone else would have let me do it. a few people even specifically said that. there's no way I could have known. even still, I'll say sorry for what I did, and I promise I'll never do it again. is that not enough?

now, here's how things go. maybe it's just me and my unique personality, but I do take a lot of your comments kinda offensively. so, what would you like me to do about it? I see two possible options. I could take it as it is, most likely being offended by it, or I could just ignore it completely. which would you prefer?

and as to your criticism, I can't fix the problem unless it's clear. so either you can be specific about it, or I'll just disregard it and nothing will change.

and as to my comments, I'd like to explain my method of criticism. now realize that I try to do things as practically as possible, which is much of why I do things the way I do. first of all, I inspect it and find every possible problem with it, then tell the builder about all the problems I've found. after that, I give my own advice on how I think the problems should be fixed, which the builder can use or disregard. in this day and age, I find that people are easily discouraged by long descriptions of all the problems with their Mechs. as such, I try to encourage them by telling them about all the things I like.

yes, there are obvious flaws with this method, such as going overboard on it. but I'm trying my best to avoid those problems.

if you have a preferred method you'd like me to use, I'll gladly listen to it, as long as it's logical.

also, I'm really happy we had this conversation. it's cleared up a LOT of issues I've had, and has given me some ideas on how to improve. thanks, Bio. :)

oh, and sorry for yet another 100 page essay. :P
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| January 11, 2012, 2:13 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
Yeah, when you say it like that, I definitely see my faults. Sorry that I reacted so strongly, you really wouldn't have known that I didn't want you to use my mechs. And I'll try to be more specific with my criticism in the future.

And I'm actually used to reading things quite a bit longer than what you write, and in longer sittings. It comes from writing chapters that are roughly 4k words each, I guess. :P

Anyways, this has been a good conversation, and I too am glad that we've had it.
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| January 11, 2012, 3:42 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (All Purpose Mechanical Soldier series 1 coming soon!)
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
Yeah, when you say it like that, I definitely see my faults. Sorry that I reacted so strongly, you really wouldn't have known that I didn't want you to use my mechs. And I'll try to be more specific with my criticism in the future.

And I'm actually used to reading things quite a bit longer than what you write, and in longer sittings. It comes from writing chapters that are roughly 4k words each, I guess. :P

Anyways, this has been a good conversation, and I too am glad that we've had it.

EDIT: grrr... why does it keep removing everything I say? -_-

well, as I said before all my stuff got deleted somehow, I'm going to try harder in the future to keep my descriptions more realistic. I do agree that the Broadsword's abilities were exaggerated, particularly its AI.

by the way, you never really did say much about my Mech... :P
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| January 11, 2012, 4:31 pm
Quoting ariklego and BiO Andrew Blah, blah, Blah-blah-blah...
Here's my input: Andrew, Wether you like it or not the "Companies" thing will ALLWAYS be part of this group -at least untill both Arik and I get tired of it- And the Roleplay thing makes it that much more fun. Which is the point, by the way. So when Arik and I Persist in calling our themes "Companies" Just Deal With it. In fact, I would Encourage to participate in Arik's Roleplays; I myself will begin participating when I release my own mini mechs.
Arik, I agree that from now on you should ask permission before "testing" your mech against others' creations. I will Encourage you to Just Keep On Roleplaying and for goodness sake, Stick to the "Companies" thing.
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| January 11, 2012, 5:23 pm
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Quoting ariklego and BiO Andrew Blah, blah, Blah-blah-blah...
Here's my input: Andrew, Wether you like it or not the "Companies" thing will ALLWAYS be part of this group -at least untill both Arik and I get tired of it- And the Roleplay thing makes it that much more fun. Which is the point, by the way. So when Arik and I Persist in calling our themes "Companies" Just Deal With it. In fact, I would Encourage to participate in Arik's Roleplays; I myself will begin participating when I release my own mini mechs.
Arik, I agree that from now on you should ask permission before "testing" your mech against others' creations. I will Encourage you to Just Keep On Roleplaying and for goodness sake, Stick to the "Companies" thing.

hey Rich, I think you caught a mild infection of Capitalizeeveryworditis from Hump-Free. :P

and yeah, I intend to continue with the "company" thing. why? 'cuz it's fun! (can you think of a more worthy cause? :P)
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| January 11, 2012, 5:51 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
hey Rich, I think you caught a mild infection of Capitalizeeveryworditis from Hump-Free. :P

and yeah, I intend to continue with the "company" thing. why? 'cuz it's fun! (can you think of a more worthy cause? :P)

Is That Contagious, Or Something? OMG! ;P
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| January 11, 2012, 5:53 pm
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Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Quoting ariklego and BiO Andrew Blah, blah, Blah-blah-blah...
Here's my input: Andrew, Wether you like it or not the "Companies" thing will ALLWAYS be part of this group -at least untill both Arik and I get tired of it- And the Roleplay thing makes it that much more fun. Which is the point, by the way. So when Arik and I Persist in calling our themes "Companies" Just Deal With it. In fact, I would Encourage to participate in Arik's Roleplays; I myself will begin participating when I release my own mini mechs.
Arik, I agree that from now on you should ask permission before "testing" your mech against others' creations. I will Encourage you to Just Keep On Roleplaying and for goodness sake, Stick to the "Companies" thing.
If the companies roleplay thing is going to cause more problems and tensions like this, then I have to disagree. Besides, both chunk and I were hoping that you guys were actually maturing and starting to move away from rivaling companies. It just doesn't make for good friendships.

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| January 11, 2012, 5:56 pm
Quoting BiO.Andrew (All Purpose Mechanical Soldier series 1 coming soon!)
Quoting Rich Collins... 257th Wolf
Quoting ariklego and BiO Andrew Blah, blah, Blah-blah-blah...
Here's my input: Andrew, Wether you like it or not the "Companies" thing will ALLWAYS be part of this group -at least untill both Arik and I get tired of it- And the Roleplay thing makes it that much more fun. Which is the point, by the way. So when Arik and I Persist in calling our themes "Companies" Just Deal With it. In fact, I would Encourage to participate in Arik's Roleplays; I myself will begin participating when I release my own mini mechs.
Arik, I agree that from now on you should ask permission before "testing" your mech against others' creations. I will Encourage you to Just Keep On Roleplaying and for goodness sake, Stick to the "Companies" thing.
If the companies roleplay thing is going to cause more problems and tensions like this, then I have to disagree. Besides, both chunk and I were hoping that you guys were actually maturing and starting to move away from rivaling companies. It just doesn't make for good friendships.

first of all, there's no reason why something like this should ever happen again. not to mention that it wasn't the fault of the "company" thing, so getting rid of the companies and roleplaying aspect wouldn't prevent such a thing from happening again.

second, we're rivals? I thought the idea of a "collaborative" was for all the companies involved to "be on the same side", so to speak, and help each other out?
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| January 11, 2012, 6:15 pm
Quoting ariklego ...The Director!
first of all, there's no reason why something like this should ever happen again. not to mention that it wasn't the fault of the "company" thing, so getting rid of the companies and roleplaying aspect wouldn't prevent such a thing from happening again.

second, we're rivals? I thought the idea of a "collaborative" was for all the companies involved to "be on the same side", so to speak, and help each other out?

I agree. On both parts.
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| January 11, 2012, 6:27 pm
Alrighty, well I guess i should add my two cents. I personally think that the "companies" idea is great, it allows for better organization and a story line (i have a military, but corp/military, same thing) Although I agree with Bio. If it is going to cause tension between the Elite Mechaniers,I highly detest companies. We are all friends here sharing ideas, not rivaling for the best mech. I, personally, see the Elite Mechaniers as a group of companies/forces all working together to create a better LEGO/MOC/whatever you will, we are not here to detest and destroy other companies, or people for that matter. We are here to show what we've got and take advice from others and better ourselves and our building abilities, arent we? To me, that means we must be mature, patient, and considerate to others. Arik, I understand you were just showing that your Mech is absolutely amazing (who wants to say their new work of art is a pile of scrap metal), but it offended Bio, and it would have defended me too, the way you described how your mech decimated its opponents. However, (Bio this is directed at you) Arik did not know you would react the way you did, and he did say sorry. I understand your frustation, I would be there too, but I think it was a sign of "hey, whats yours is mine and vice versa", i know it doesnt seem like that, but thats what I got from it. All in all, I say that the Elite Mechaniers has the potential to become something great, but if we bicker over things like this, however big or small, we will get nowhere, and thats not what I or any of us want.
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| January 12, 2012, 12:47 am
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I think we should have some basic rules/guidelines/whatever. In MOCs don't use others' material without asking. That should eb easy enough. As for companies, I like the idea of using a company like a back story for all my mechs, and I think most of us here do the same. However outside of back stories for MOCs I think we should treat each other just as fellow MOCers and mechaniers.

However, I think most of us would find having battle competitions fun. So for that we have the mech arena, rather than the quite War-World-esque "I am me and because of that my mech wins. *Explosion*".

Also, for the arena I'll probably (unless there is a lot of objection to it from almost everyone, which I doubt) be using our companies as a back story. Similar to the way the TCS used factions.
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| January 12, 2012, 3:14 am
Quoting Chris Davis...The Innovator!
Alrighty, well I guess i should add my two cents. I personally think that the "companies" idea is great, it allows for better organization and a story line (i have a military, but corp/military, same thing) Although I agree with Bio. If it is going to cause tension between the Elite Mechaniers,I highly detest companies. We are all friends here sharing ideas, not rivaling for the best mech. I, personally, see the Elite Mechaniers as a group of companies/forces all working together to create a better LEGO/MOC/whatever you will, we are not here to detest and destroy other companies, or people for that matter. We are here to show what we've got and take advice from others and better ourselves and our building abilities, arent we? To me, that means we must be mature, patient, and considerate to others. Arik, I understand you were just showing that your Mech is absolutely amazing (who wants to say their new work of art is a pile of scrap metal), but it offended Bio, and it would have defended me too, the way you described how your mech decimated its opponents. However, (Bio this is directed at you) Arik did not know you would react the way you did, and he did say sorry. I understand your frustation, I would be there too, but I think it was a sign of "hey, whats yours is mine and vice versa", i know it doesnt seem like that, but thats what I got from it. All in all, I say that the Elite Mechaniers has the potential to become something great, but if we bicker over things like this, however big or small, we will get nowhere, and thats not what I or any of us want.


I agree on all but one point. again with the companies, they have one more good benefit. competition. yes, nowadays competition is often looked at as destructive and often something that ruins friendships.
but from my experience (and the experience of many others far more experienced than I), it's more than possible to keep those issues under control, as long as it's fairly well organized and the players keep their personal pride under check (which they can and should do).

in fact, competition is a good thing. by always trying to exceed others, we're constantly pushing ourselves to improve and exceed what we normally can do, to get better. it's a proven fact, competition is THE best way to improve in an aspect of your life.

you probably noticed the "by always trying to exceed others" part. I expect that made everyone tense up a bit. yes, that can be bad. but as I said earlier, such problems are always the result either of foul play or of being a poor sport and unwilling to lose. both of those can be prevented. it's not necessarily easy to be a good sport about losing, or to keep yourself from cheating, but the benefits of competition make it more than worth it.


I suppose everyone will most likely disagree with me on this. many people nowadays would. but it's what I believe, and it's what I'm sticking to.
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| January 12, 2012, 12:46 pm
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Quoting ariklego ...The Director!

I agree on all but one point. again with the companies, they have one more good benefit. competition. yes, nowadays competition is often looked at as destructive and often something that ruins friendships.
but from my experience (and the experience of many others far more experienced than I), it's more than possible to keep those issues under control, as long as it's fairly well organized and the players keep their personal pride under check (which they can and should do).

in fact, competition is a good thing. by always trying to exceed others, we're constantly pushing ourselves to improve and exceed what we normally can do, to get better. it's a proven fact, competition is THE best way to improve in an aspect of your life.

you probably noticed the "by always trying to exceed others" part. I expect that made everyone tense up a bit. yes, that can be bad. but as I said earlier, such problems are always the result either of foul play or of being a poor sport and unwilling to lose. both of those can be prevented. it's not necessarily easy to be a good sport about losing, or to keep yourself from cheating, but the benefits of competition make it more than worth it.


I suppose everyone will most likely disagree with me on this. many people nowadays would. but it's what I believe, and it's what I'm sticking to.


Amen! :)
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| January 12, 2012, 12:49 pm
Quoting Thomas Z.

Amen! :)

I Could wright a big long speach and conclude with an essay, but i think it will suffice to amen your amen, second EDs motion and Loudly agree with both Arik and Chris (but mostly Arik). As of now, i hope that a previous comment of mine doesn't pass moderation.
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| January 12, 2012, 3:13 pm
hey guys, you really should go check out Thomas's Drake. it gives the Viper a bad name. :P

here's a link. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/304237
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| January 12, 2012, 9:07 pm
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New WIP PIC of the APMS-1 up! Check it out!

Also, locking this thread and starting another one.
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