I finally was able to get the photo uploader running (for now), and I apologise for the small & bad-quality pictures, as I couldn't get it to download anything sized 5m and up. Here begins a robot land of types that you've never seen before...
About this creation
I have always kept a bunch of desktop robots, as I call them, on my desk at home. I don't know why I started doing this, but I just did, and thus, whenever I make a new one, I add it to my collection. To make room for the new robot, if needed, I will destroy an old one.
But what are the requirements for a desktop robot? Well, I've decided, first of all, it must be able to easily be held in one hand. For a small robot, you must be able to cover it with your fingers completely when sits in the palm of your hand. Normally, I find that I make small desktop robots squarish. For a medium robot, you must be able to cover 2/3s of its body with your fingers when you are holding it. I find that I make these often human-shaped- that is, they have a head (however bizarre) two arms (sometimes with finger-like thingees), a body, two legs, and finally, two feet. Then, for the large sized robots (I only have one currently, and it is quite old), you must be able to carry it with one hand easily.
Anyway, enough of my blabbering, here are some small close-ups (sorry for the size, I'm having trouble downloading anything 5m and bigger). Please click on them, otherwise it is impossible to really see them.
The large-sized "Icewalker" prototype. Since I really like this one, I have kept it, even though it is over a year old now. I guess it is probably my oldest MOC that I still have.
Left to right, Go, Bo, and Fo. I name them in chronological order by giving them a consonant after the last small robot's consonant, and then adding an "o" to it to keep track of them.
Mono, short for Monochromatic, I call this medium-sized robot. Notice how the dull bley of his body makes the primary colors in this picture, his eyes, really stand out. Although I dislike formal art class(other than random doodling), it was important to learn some tricks of the trade, especially with focal points (what you look at first), and how to work with colors.
This is my newest robot, and like most of my other robots, it was inspired by a certain piece (for the Icewalker it was the white arch, for Mono it was his legs, etc.). Shyguy, as I call him, was inspired by the grey pieces on him: the two round barrelly things (I don't know the name of) on his feet, and on his body; both can be used also as the insides of wheels (wow, I'm doing well on forgetting terms today...).
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed, and maybe are inspired to go and create some of your own desktop robots. If you do, please tell me, and I'd love to check them out.
Soli deo Gloria. That at least, needs no strong memory to remember.
Quoting Tim C
Really turned out well. My favorites are Mono and the unassuming Shyguy, but all are really cool. Very well done, and welcome to MOCpages. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves.
Thanks! I wasn't going to put in Shyguy because I didn't like some of his proportions (such as his head and feet), but I'm glad that people like him. More desktop robots should be coming soon...