Author Topic: Mecha (and other flippin' big robot type things) ideas and inspiration  (Read 4395 times)

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Thanks Greg,

Mecha was the one term I did not search for.  Go figure   :P
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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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. 
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 11:34:49 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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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.
 ;D
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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 »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!