Inspired by the Dawn Forge Theme... Here is the Dog-Faced Gremlin - my first foray into Mech. This is a "warm-up" build for the games.
This character was built over a period of about 8 hours last Sunday. While I have a lot of Bley, I don't really have a lot of "special" pieces. Because of this I had to rework several areas even though I think it turned out well.
There are five joints making the mech quite capable. The ankles, the Knees, The Hips, The Neck and the Turrets.
The legs look like a robot in themselves. These are my favorite part of the build and incorporate lots of different snot techniques.
Let me know what you think. This was quite a fun build, and I'm hoping to draw mech category in the Olympics - but I need some candid opinions!
Brian... I totally agree with both of your suggestions and am suprised that your the first to bring it up. The ankles were a bane being that they constistantly fall apart being so small. In some ways was a pieces issue, but doing this I figured out what I need to get I think. The turrets ended up small b/c the legs were too fat for their height & pieces =(
Wow, Bryan, thatís pretty slickÖlove the overall chunky feel. You asked for candid opinions, though, soÖ I like the thick legs and donít necessarily feel they need to be longer, but I would probably have gone with a stouter looking ankle. Big chunky, legs and skinny, spindly legs can both work on a mech, but Iím not sure about the transition here from beefy thigh to narrow, tappered ankle and back to beefy foot. Try holding your fingers over the ankle areas on one of the pictures to see what I mean. My other comment would be that the turret section seems a bit undercooked compared to the rest of the mechÖor perhaps just a little more beef up there would help. Of course, all this is just opinion, and only given because you asked. Iím thrilled to see another top notch builder giving mechs a try, and I hope to see more of them from you. Well done!
That's insane! This is just warm-up?!??! At least I'm not in Group 1. But then again, anyone of those Group 2 folks can boot me out with the quickness, hehe... Anyway, that's a pretty good build. I better get practicin' ...
AWESOME! You've really outdone yourself here. That's what the Olympics is ALL about, Building out of your comfort zone and I think you just proved to everyone that Eggy can build, no matter WHAT category it's in. Makes we want to go and see if that cateogry is in your future... *runs off to check* ~ Chris
I don't quite agree with Kelso, I think it's the use of slopes that gives it that unique, rocky look (originality=win to me). Its bulky legs suggest an extremely sturdy armor and cargo capacity for ammo. The knee joint is brilliant. What's with the BTII dude? :)
Good build, Bryan! Love the work with the legs. Wouldn't mind seeing them just a bit longer, given their width, but the design is solid. Nice form on the whole thing. I think if you attempt another one this small, that you could try some plate, tile, and greeb combos in place of the slopes with the cockpit area. while they create a nice general form, they seem a bit blocky in comparison to the legs and feet. Anyway, that's my two cents. Very nice, for a first attempt, though. (Now watch Kescenovitz stop by and contradict everything I just said!)
Pretty darn good. A good place to crib from too. I haven't had any great luck with that sort of thing. I need more practice I guess. Learn as I go hopefully. Now you probably won't get that mech catagory and I am cursed. Stubby arms on the guy. Needs bigger guns to impress the kids nowaday. see ya. garth
I love the legs (and the name) but the torso seems a bit too small for the mech. However, I love it and you innovated this time, finally building a mech, something I wanted to see of you for a long time.5/5!!!