Dude, I wish you had Armored Core 4 and X-Box Live! It would be fun to talk and easier for my to help you get ideas for ACs. Anyway, I don't do basic frames often. I'm the kind of guy who likes to mix things up. Basic frames can get boring, but I do discover some under my mechas. I guess I'm like a reverse Izzo. I might do frames soon. 1. Make a torso design with studs on the side and brick with Technic hole on bottom. The studs will be used to attatch shoulders, and the hole used to to attatch waist. 2. Try using those 90o angle bricks and hooking in some Exo-Force hands. There you have a way to start to connect the torso to the shoulders. 3. Use the 90o angle plates to give some more studs to connect armor to shoulders. 4. Make own arm design. I have no basic one. Involve double jointing for posability. 5. Use plate with vertical Technic thingy to connect waist to to brick with Technic hole on torso. 6. Use 90o angling brick to put Exo-Force hands in for hip joint. 7. The rest you need to do yourself. No real head or lower leg design.