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Sixth Generation Mecha Frame
My latest frame, used to build the C-Type mk 3. It is useful for medium-large mecha and is highly poseable.
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  May 5, 2011
Quoting Areetsa C In my experience, ball joints can't hold much weight. I don't know if I've just got a load of exceptionally loose ones or what, but I can't see them holding up that much weight. At least, mine wouldn't. But then, you seem to have a habit of including large ankle flaps on your larger mechae, which could probably take most of the weight during a pose.
I'm going to take a guess and say that your ball joints may be a bit loose. I've never had any trouble in that regard. Also, these days, they have ball sockets that have a rubberized coating on the interior to increase the friction quotient. I don't have any of those, but I hear that they are pretty good too.
  May 5, 2011
In my experience, ball joints can't hold much weight. I don't know if I've just got a load of exceptionally loose ones or what, but I can't see them holding up that much weight. At least, mine wouldn't. But then, you seem to have a habit of including large ankle flaps on your larger mechae, which could probably take most of the weight during a pose.
  May 4, 2011
Suppose it might work for you, then. Personally, I build my mechae like bricks.
 I made it 
  May 4, 2011
Quoting Areetsa C What I meant was that considering the size of it, I would have expected the shoulder and hip joints to give under any sort of posing.
Its all about how you build some balance into the structure. For me, I try and make whatever is balanced on top of the hips as light as possible. For instance, my C-Type mk 3 is predominantly hollow in the torso and crane assemblies, as well as the shoulder pads. This cuts down on a lot of balance issues. For the shoulders, well, there are some poses that the shoulders may have trouble with, thats for sure. Those click joints definitely pose better in certain positions than others.
  May 4, 2011
What I meant was that considering the size of it, I would have expected the shoulder and hip joints to give under any sort of posing.
 I made it 
  May 4, 2011
Quoting Will Edwards Really cool! I always try to make gundams but they fail :p Ever thought about a quadrupedal construction mech?
I have and I happen to know that a lot of people have made some really cool ones. I don't think I will though. This one pretty much did everything I wanted it to.
 I like it 
  May 4, 2011
Really cool! I always try to make gundams but they fail :p Ever thought about a quadrupedal construction mech?
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  May 4, 2011
This is a great looking. It has endless future possibilities for a mecha build.
 I made it 
  May 4, 2011
Quoting Cody G Excellent! I love the torso layout. Very humanoid.
Thanks! Thats what I was going for
 I made it 
  May 4, 2011
Quoting Areetsa C Those Exo-Force click joints and bionicle ball joints ARE poseable, but they can't take a lot of weight before they give way; this thing of yours might look poseable, but I don't think it'd work very well "in the brick". Good try, but I don't think they're suitable for anything taller than 25-30 studs.
This one has been used already to great success and taller than 25-30 studs in my C-Type mk 2. If anything, this frame is even sturdier than the old one thanks to the addition of the AT-AT joints in the elbows. I wouldn't make a claim that it is stable unless I knew it was. Thanks for coming by!
 I like it 
  May 4, 2011
Excellent! I love the torso layout. Very humanoid.
  May 3, 2011
Those Exo-Force click joints and bionicle ball joints ARE poseable, but they can't take a lot of weight before they give way; this thing of yours might look poseable, but I don't think it'd work very well "in the brick". Good try, but I don't think they're suitable for anything taller than 25-30 studs.
 I made it 
  May 3, 2011
The idea is that you want to give as much space for building as possible and not worry about the frame itself getting in the way. That is the basis of this design. The legs, for instance could be altered by changing the square hole to a more conventional I-Beam arrangement with fairly little effort, thus easily changing the overall look and shape.
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  May 3, 2011
Neat design for a frame. It has an unusually thin side profile, which is very interesting. Lots of room for the mechanicals and components that way. ^Blub^
 
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