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"Onachus" flamethrower mech
My first mech
About this creation
Iíve never built a mech before, so feedback, please. The red and orange color scheme is not just for show; it allows the Onachus to blend in with the blazing inferno (in real life, it is just for show).

The pilot.

Front view. The RoboForce sticker on the windscreen was originally applied by myself back when I was a little kid, so Iím lucky that itís not any more off-center and peeling than it already is. I have some fond memories of that Robo Stalker set, by the way. I remember my dad taking me to the toy store to get it because I got good grades or something, and I was so happy. My parents would only buy me big sets like that once in great while.

Rear view.

The pilot can exit through a door on the back.

Top view.

In addition to the rear doors, there is a hatch on top. This is mostly for playability.

The midsection is composed a surprisingly stable system of hydraulic pistons to absorb shock. You can also see the lights in this shot.

When the Onachus needs to get somewhere fast, it uses the wheels on the back of each foot. I regret using Bionicle elements for the feet. To me, itís pretty much cheating.

Close-up of the flamethrower.

The melee weapon on its left arm is designed to pierce armor. A well-placed blow at full power can breach the toughest of plating, especially after it has been weakened by the extreme heat from the flamethrower.

Action pose! I wish I knew how to take better pictures. They keep coming out too dark, and itís starting to irritate me. I need to get some posterboard and probably Photoshop.

There, is that better? Well it should be, because I didnít resize this picture.

Response to LegoLord 365:
Oh, I didn't notice them. I would go change my review of it, but I'm not going to risk it.


 I like it 
  May 28, 2008
Really good job. I am yet to make a mecha, but I think that I would prefer if the cockpit were more angular, and slanted. Right now, it seems a bit boxy to me.
 I like it 
  May 28, 2008
A very nice design and the colour choice is perfect. Lee.
 I like it 
  May 28, 2008
I don't agree with Mister Shannon Young, what I love the best on this nice Mech is the color scheme, I can't remember seeing it elsewhere... Love this MOC because it could be an (pretty good) "official set".
 I like it 
  April 30, 2008
Well done. I really like how it's at least somewhat playable, and that it is built to minifigure scale (that's always great :)) Up until now, I had never seen a flamethrower mech so that gives it some originality. I'm ready for your next one!
 I like it 
  April 29, 2008
Not flawless but it has....charm. The legs are nice, good shape, the pick is great, and that flamethrower is awsome! The midsection leaves something to be desiered but overall exellent for a first! (sure woops the heck out've my first mecha)
 I like it 
  April 27, 2008
Nice Mech Nate,good for your first try,but what do I know,I've only built two.Oh yeah,my Mech does have knee joints I uploaded a pic.It's the first one on the page ;-) Again,nice job here!
 I like it 
  April 27, 2008
Very good for a first mech, if you do a second though, I would suggest more greebs. Can't go wrong with 'em.
 I like it 
  April 27, 2008
Bionicle feet aren't cheating, but ball joints are! I don't think the red and orange contrast enough for a color scheme, but that's just personal preference. It's really good for a first mech. One of these days, I tell myself, I'll manage to make a decent one... one of these days...
 I like it 
  April 27, 2008
Awesome-a flamethrower mech! Hard to believe this is your first one. I love the colour scheme. The suspension on the cockpit is great-don't think I've seen that before. Here's a link to a CSF post that's got some info on free Photoshop stuff you can download, if it helps:
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