Sup y'all. This guy is my first creation which I have dubbed as my "self-mech". I was finally able to post this thing, which has been built for a while now. Enjoy and have a happy new year! Also I reposted this from my teaser to reduce confusion...I think...
About this creation
So, I based this guy off a character from a neat little iOS puzzle rpg called LineZeta, or candy crush for mecha. It has a very roman feel to it, hence the nickname.( Pic below)
It is a weak comparison, but you can only do so much.
I think the most defining part of this mecha is the sword, which I have deemed the Judgement Blade. Catchy eh? Anyway, I made this before making the mech itself, which was appropriate since the whole thing revolved around the concept of a gigantic sword. Feel free to use the design, and credit would be appreciated.
The torso was an attempt to make a somewhat more flexible waist. Granted, the single ball joint is crude, but essentially accompished its goal. Due to weight ditribution, it tends to lean back. However, this can be easily fixed by angling the abdomen forward, which ironically is how humans like us stand up straight.
The leg and torso armor came out quite well. Granted, it is not quite as flexible as other designs Ive tried, but it looks cool, and that's what matters. I was experimenting with other ways to attach thigh armor as well, which I think was very successful.
I would like to give credit to Mr. Thomas Z. for the great head design, which I borrowed heavily here. I actually added some of my own style along with the forehead ornaments inspired by another great mech builder, Mythril Altaire (is that how you spell it?). I found a way to reinforce the neck using an old megablox peice, which keeps the head from slipping off. Unfortunately, it fits so snugly that now the head is difficult to turn. You can't win, I tell you!
"You shall not pass!"
I feel I have become more proficient in leg building than anything else. I think these are proof of that. Those ratcheted technic joints make a very sturdy yet sleek leg. Although it lacks the double jointed knee favored by those who desire poseability in their models, that sturdy joint is worth it. However, probably the most impressive part of these legs are those shin guards. Not only are they as strong as rocks, but they look great too. As you can tell, I am very happy with them...
Yes, the pilot is a ninja...I Have changed it since then, but I ain't retaking pictures.
The cockpit hatch/door is the most flimsy part of the moc due to a lack of reinforcement. Because protecting the cockpit is not important at all...
Here you can see the torso tilted back due to the weight of the upper body/backpack.
How to hold a giant two handed sword:
Step 1: try not to get you fingers knocked off by tacky hero factory armor (a pain in the butt!).
Step 2: whatever you do, do not use your thumbs to hold onto the weapon (cause they don't fit).
Title pic actually worth looking at! (Go to my flikr for some cool variations on this pic)
Alternate title pic. Also, no more cape!
I won't talk too much anymore. You could consider this upgrade of my first red mech MS Akuma, due to similarites seen in the feet and external fuel tanks. Also take note of the boosters on the sides of the shin guards. Enjoy the rest of the pictures!
Where are those beam sabers?
Ah Ha!!! Did anyone guess correctly? I love hidden compartments for things, especially...beam sabers....
Makes for great quick draws!
Fourth wallpaper- Well, thanks for coming to gawk at my creations! I may write a short little bio to go with this thing so it at least has a little back story. I have some more mechs to show off, one inspired by Mythil Altaire and another of similarly inspired design. Thanks again and see you later!