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Hi folks,

An area for your Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration.

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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 08:47:59 PM »
Bah humbug! Improve the lot of 'em by convertin' 'em to tracks and wheels, that's what I say!  ;)

Exhibit A:





 
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Thread revival:  does anyone know where I can get one of these?

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The ultimate "You talkin' to ME?" rig!  8)
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 I kind of liekd the last two movies, but the mechs were wonderful. I suspect this is a Deviantart piece, Greg, but I'll do some checking.

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I loved playing Mechwarrior on Windows 95! There used to be a 1/35 kit of teh MADCAT but it looked a bit crude.

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LEGO seems to be a popular medium for Mech builders. There's Mobile Frame Zero, which is a LEGO based tabletop Mech combat game:

http://mobileframezero.com/mfz/

A goggle image search for MFZ nets one lots of ideas.

As does this: http://www.brothers-brick.com/tag/mecha/

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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 05:32:44 AM »
Some inspiration by Jakub Rozalski:


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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2014, 11:28:24 AM »
I loved playing Mechwarrior on Windows 95! There used to be a 1/35 kit of teh MADCAT but it looked a bit crude.

The 1/35 Horizon vinyl kit of the Mad Cat isn't too bad; I have one here that I'm modifying the legs. Even better is the 1/60 Armorcast resin kits of the Mad Cat and Vulture, along with their optional weapons pods. Both the Horizon and Armorcast offerings can reach high prices really fast on eBay. I was fortunate that our IPMS Ottawa president is my best friend from high school, and gave me his Horizon kit when he found out I was into BattleTech. Gingie, if you're going to CAPCON 2015, you'll see all three there.

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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2014, 01:54:27 PM »
Some inspiration by Jakub Rozalski:<...>

Plenty more of his work in his ArtStation gallery: LINK!
Seriously talented chap! A lot of his work just begs to be made into dioramas.  :-*
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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2014, 03:10:44 PM »
If it doesn't include an Urbie... it doesn't count. :)

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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2014, 07:05:35 AM »
Gingie, if you're going to CAPCON 2015, you'll see all three there.

For sure, I plan on being there. Heard rumours it might be a 2-day show, or, they might leave the contest room open during judging.

Back on topic - I see Bandai is re-releasing some of the macross mechs. Tempted.

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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2014, 12:20:48 PM »
The model room will be open during the judging, but we're still hashing out the two-day event, if they go for it. Will keep you posted.

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I dabbled in Macross, Robotech, Gundam and Votom Armored Troopers a very long time ago.  I never really got on board with it unfortunately.  Some of it was appealing due to the VF-1 Valkyrie being an aircraft/space craft plus a human controlled war machine.  The Gundam mobile weapons also appealed to me but not to the point that I could stay interested.  I still like some aspects from all of these and some of the Gundam figures and vehicles in 1:35th scale do keep me interested but not enough to add to my kit stash. 

So it looks like we need to start a topic on the Macross/Robotech Universe where these things can be discussed at length. 

Some on-line resources for all things related to the Macross, Robotech, Gundam Universe:


(Image source: Macross Wiki

Wikipedia > Robotech

[urlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotech_(TV_series)]Wikipedia > Robotech (Television Series)[/url]

Robotech.com

FaceBook > Robotech



(Image Source: Wikipedia > Macross)

Wikipedia > Macross

The Macross Wiki

Wikipedia > The Super Dimension Fortress Macross



(Image source: Wikipedia > Gundam

Wikipedia > Gundam

Wikipedia > Mobile Weapons

The Gundam Wiki



(Image source: Wikipedia > Armored Trooper Votoms

Wikipedia > Votoms Armored Troopers

Wikipedia > Maschinen Krieger ZbV 3000

If you can think of any other themes that should belong in this discussion, please add them in. 

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We already had a thread for this - now merged here.
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Thanks Greg,

Mecha was the one term I did not search for.  Go figure   :P
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I have been corresponding with a maker at Shapeways by the name of Vladimir that has a lot of Robotech/Macross model accessories in various scales and one of the models he offers is called the TMM 201 missile in 1:60th scale which apparently is intended for a line of Macross/Robotech VF-1 Valkyrie models from DX Toys.  I asked Vladimir if he would be so kind as to scale the model up to 1:72nd and 1:48th scale.  He did honor my request and now in addition to the original 1:60th scale TMM 201 model there are now TMM 201 missile shapes for the 1:72nd and 1:48th scale Macross/Robotech kits plus anyone that has wanted a unique what-if weapon this is for you. 

Links to Maker and models:

Xigfrid's 3D shop

TMM 201 Missiles 1:72 scale

1:48 scale TMM 201 Missiles


This model caught my eye because it is not a traditional missile shape and has some rather stealthy features.  It is rather plain but I would expect that from a weapon that needs a low RCS.  The weapon is about 15.0' in length which puts it in the same size range as the AIM-7 Sparrow and the AIM-120 AMRAAM weapons and that means you can tart up pretty much any F-14, F-15, F18, etc., with a not so standard missile shape just to be different. 
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I have this weapon set:


Some of which are making their way onto a modified Halcyon Aliens dropship, along with some brutish
Sov/Russian ordnance from a Zvezda set. The ship'll be pink in honour of Greg Ewald and the nose-art/name
will reference Ann Magnuson.
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Re: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 04:45:01 AM »
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