This is my entry to the 2018 mech/walker contest. I built a steampunk samurai mech. Once again, Bolt is the pilot. Shogun is the biggest scale mech I have ever built to date, and is very sturdy and posable. The mech has articulation in the shoulders, elbows, waist, hips, knees, and feet!
About this creation
Here’s a front view. Shogun has two short swords, banners a waist cape and two smokestacks.
A side view.
Back view. This shows the smokestacks and, its sadly colourful, pin and axle connections to the torso.
Other side. Shows the gears on the arm.
Another front view.
A shot of the torso and its detailing. The samurai style hat is a wagon wheel flipped on its side.
A shot that shows the front of the waist cape, lower torso and Shogun’s forearms. He has a fully rotating torso! I was able to use a speeder bike chassis as the arm/hand. That’s actually the first time I’ve ever found this part to be helpful.
Here’s the back of the legs and arms. I’m really proud of the waist cape’s design and how well the weird ladder pieces look.
A back view of the torso, plus the smokestacks.
Now for some action shots!
Here Shogun is dueling with Hewkii. This also acts as a size comparison. The Shogun mech is a little larger than an Inika build.
A very awkward kick. But hey, it has good balance!
A final overview shot of the mech.
But wait, we can’t forget the driver! This time Bolt has acquired a new mech, along with a new outfit. He has traded his armoured plates for a more versatile and old looking tunic, and shin pads.
Bolt can get into the cockpit when the chestplate folds out.
Bolt standing in front of the towering Shogun.
That’s all for now! Thanks for viewing, and check out my page and other creations.