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I can do small mechas. I will practice and make better ones. Any tips?
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| September 22, 2009, 8:40 pm
Well, for one, try doing a simple frame first and then add the armor later. This is for two reasons. First, if you decide to change the frame, you don't have to rebuild the armor. Second, if you decide to change the armor, it's somewhat modular when applied to a frame and it's easier to change.
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| September 24, 2009, 12:08 pm
Quoting King Jaron
I can do small mechas. I will practice and make better ones. Any tips?

Yes, try experimenting on frames first before moving on to armor. On of the most important parts of building mecha is adding the right amount of articulation, building a good frame can make this easier. As for armor, try covering up as much studs as possible while maintaining a sleek look to the main plating. Tiles and slopes are a nice choice for this. I started out using HERO FACTORY joints to build frames because HERO FACTORY joints utilize a ball joint system which allows for extra articulation and support, although T-bar joints and friction/rotation joints can work just as well. Since you're building small mecha, I would suggest using T-bar joints first. Happy building!
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| September 13, 2014, 2:11 am
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