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Quoting A.J. Pride
I'm gonna get started on a new mech in a few hours. Does anyone have any building tips?

make a sturdy frame, and slowly build up armour thats how i started :P
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| September 12, 2009, 11:20 am
hi guys! I hate building frames on mechs. I just build the armor right on.
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| September 12, 2009, 11:21 am
Quoting A.J. Pride
Quoting Ryan Tennant
make a sturdy frame, and slowly build up armour thats how i started :P
what do you mean by "frame"?

look at some of mythril's stuff, he has mech frames posted.

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| September 12, 2009, 11:22 am
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Quoting A.J. Pride
Quoting Ryan Tennant
make a sturdy frame, and slowly build up armour thats how i started :P
what do you mean by "frame"?

umm like a skeletal structure, look at squieus frame for his mini mechs http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3869533 it realy helps!

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| September 12, 2009, 11:22 am
have any of you guys seen 9 yet? it's epic!
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| September 12, 2009, 11:25 am
Quoting Tom R.
I'm seeing it today!!!!

I made a DA moc modeled after one of the robots. check it out!
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| September 12, 2009, 11:28 am
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Quoting Cody G
have any of you guys seen 9 yet? it's epic!

u mean district 9!? i saw it|! LOADS OF EXPLODING PEOPLE! its probably me favourite film next to 2001: space odysey
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| September 12, 2009, 11:32 am
Quoting Ryan Tennant
u mean district 9!? i saw it|! LOADS OF EXPLODING PEOPLE! its probably me favourite film next to 2001: space odysey

nope, just regular 9. you know, the tim burton film, with the stitchpunk people and whatnot?
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| September 12, 2009, 11:33 am
Quoting Tom R.
No it's a whole different film just called 8
I REALLY WANT TO SEE DISTRICT NINE!

you mean 9. lol
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| September 12, 2009, 11:35 am
Quoting A.J. Pride
Quoting Cody G
you mean 9. lol
Later I'm gonna introduce you guys to my friend Patrick.

does he have a mocpages?
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| September 12, 2009, 11:37 am
Quoting Tom R.
Great is he a mecha builder ? 8D

lol. so what kind of mechas are you wanting to build? because I'm pretty good with walkers if you need advice on them.
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| September 12, 2009, 11:41 am
Quoting Tom R.
Hey Cody I need advice after the BMW Mecha I was planning on doing a walker and I already came up with my own leg or whatever you call it design.

whatcha need help with? joints? a cockpit? weapons?
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| September 12, 2009, 11:44 am
Quoting Tom R.
Hmmmm... Weaponary and the cockpit I've already started to figure out but could use some advice, Joints I could use help with too.

look up brian k's ignition mech, he has a great joint design there. I use variations of it all the time. or you could use a joint like the one on my mocolympics entry, which isn't as strong, but more playable. that's usually better for smaller mechs. and as for weaponry, you should have a variety of weapon types, such as anti-vehicle, anti-infantry, and anti-air. and then just add a few more for looks.
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| September 12, 2009, 11:51 am
Quoting Tom R.
Thanks I'm planning on adding a heavy machine gun and Missile Launcher. The IGNITION's joints are very strong indeed I built em'

as for the cockpit, give it some personality mixed with functionality. stick weapons on the top, bottom, and both sides. maybe some rockets on the front. use your imagination.
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| September 12, 2009, 11:59 am
I'm okay at arms and bodies for my mecha, but I can never seem to acheive a sturdy and satifyingly cool leg design. any tips please?
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| April 26, 2010, 4:27 pm
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