Shogun, Mark Neumann Mech. Lego Mecha Hall of Fame Member.
About this creation
This would be Shogun. My latest mech. I feel I aught to mention, I don't usually post here in MOC pages but I feel that I can answer a lot of the questions that revolve arond my creations more effectively here. For the complete listing of my online stuff, check it outHere
The low down. I started with a new hip. It's articualte in all three axis for each leg. It also allows for torso movement on the z-axis and spine bending on the y-axis. And that's just the hip. Shogun has trademark Mark Neumann reverese knees. (really I've tried regular knees, but as Mark Sandlin was nice enough to point out, I have a problem. I'm simply incapable of it.)
Also, after Horodris and Shade I'm feeling a little smack coming from the masses that I'm getting soft. Yeah, well, let me put that to rest. Go check out Shogun and the KG "Hippy Squisher."
A close up of he hip from (most of) the business end. (hmmmm eeeewwwww.) the knob on the leg is Y-axis rotation, the vertical is x-axis rotation and the knobs (not visible here) on the front control z-axis of the hip movement. The new flat turntable is the one that controls torso action and the knob just visible at the top of the screen is the spinal adjust.
The head uses quite a bit of snot work, the aft end of the head is clickhinged so that studs go in every which way to make for a round head. But still, Shogun is a 'block head'. hahahahaaha....ahhhh I feel better.
Close up of the leg. What's notable here is the shock action. the shock mounts are dynamic. That is to say as the extention of the leg goes beyond what the shock will allow, the support gives away, allowing movement. As the joint is compressed the brace is locked down and the shock provides support. The answer to the question in your brain is yes, I am a leg man.
Getting soft indeed. Just remember the homeworld for the Snow Leopard clan is a cold, cold place for an invasion. BTW, Keith, the Iron Reich order for 3000 units of "Hippy Squishers" is shipping to the puke colored skies homeworld of the Reich.
NO really. Do you understand what kinds of forces are happening here? The body is actually tilted a good 20' off center, but since the gun is so heavy the body is standing straight. Also, I shant discuss what's happenig to the legs.
quite amazing, with supreme smack. any guidance on how to create a gear box would be greatly appreciated, as i am building a mecha for an upcoming contest, and it seems a bit big for the stand by of clicky joints. please email me with any advice you could give if you find you have the time
Shogun is rad. He is rad because he is...is..rad. I see by the head design that you are hanging around with Sophie alot. Be careful around that guy. I'm not suggesting anything but...just be careful. Please Mark, be careful. Did I ever mention that Shogun is rad?
Your mechs are awesome. The sliding cockpit is genius. But Keith's jokes are funnier. Given, it is hard to not be afraid, let alone funny, when writing about something this jaw-dropping, but I think you should stick to making crazy awesome mechs and leave the funny to Keith.