The United Mars Foreign Legion

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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:34 am

You've mistaken me for someone who knows what he's talking about.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby RunsWithLegos » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:00 pm

they are getting bolder and bolder.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Ben-Jammin » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Look what I just found:

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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Yeah, there are a ton out there. Oddly, it's a really hard mecha to build out of Lego because of the distinctive domed head.

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/armored-tr ... -scopedog/

Check out the bottom on here:
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2006/09/2 ... scopedogs/

http://www.foundrydx.com/strikedog.html

If you check out Soren's photostream you can see how he addresses similar issues with round shapes.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Soren » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:09 pm

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Yeah, there are a ton out there. Oddly, it's a really hard mecha to build out of Lego because of the distinctive domed head.


And the domed shoulders - not to mention the sliding visor. The other problem is that, if you're building it at minifig scale, the inside of the head also needs to be hollow enough to fit a dude's head. That said, I actually solved the shoulder problem the other day, and made some sweet-ass ball turrets in the bargain.

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:If you check out Soren's photostream you can see how he addresses similar issues with round shapes.


Let's be fair, I mostly deal with round shapes by avoiding them or finding a faceted solution to the same problem and saying 'close enough'.

Oh, so, who wants a lineup of all the Chubs I've built so far? I have about 18-20.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby zeekhotep » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:56 pm

Here is one by Squieu.

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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:15 pm

Man. that dude's amazing.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Java » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:59 pm

I love these guys! They bear an uncanny resemblance to the "Chub" frame. Is this intentional?
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:44 am

It Is the Chub frame! The Chub is the favored design for the UMFL because of its simplicity and low cost. By standardizing parts across different companies, they can build new mobile frames and keep them repaired much more easily when on the move.

(Soren designed the Chub for Mobile Frame Zero. He's the frame designer for the game.)
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Java » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:24 am

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:It Is the Chub frame! The Chub is the favored design for the UMFL because of its simplicity and low cost. By standardizing parts across different companies, they can build new mobile frames and keep them repaired much more easily when on the move.

(Soren designed the Chub for Mobile Frame Zero. He's the frame designer for the game.)


That's what I thought. I also built a couple of my own Chubs for my faction, The United Earth Nations.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:48 am

Java wrote:
Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:It Is the Chub frame! The Chub is the favored design for the UMFL because of its simplicity and low cost. By standardizing parts across different companies, they can build new mobile frames and keep them repaired much more easily when on the move.

(Soren designed the Chub for Mobile Frame Zero. He's the frame designer for the game.)


That's what I thought. I also built a couple of my own Chubs for my faction, The United Earth Nations.


Within the Mobile Frame Zero continuity, the UN uses the more comples ST-09 Rumble Monkeys. The ST-07 Chub is a low-cost design to be constructed out of local materials.

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You'll note that Captain Estar's frame uses the head from an ST-09. She didn't mail order it.

(Not that there's any particular reason to care about official MFZ continuity. It's your game, do what you want with it.)
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:52 am

I'd love to see your Chub.

Heh heh.
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Cyko-Destructo » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:59 pm

Joshua A.C. Newman wrote:Yeah, those space marines were crazy hot.

Unlike Silverdream there, whose insults were as cold and dry as his vagina.

HEYOOO!!.....count it
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby RunsWithLegos » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:01 pm

hello again cyko
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Re: The United Mars Foreign Legion

Postby Cyko-Destructo » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:31 pm

RunsWithLegos wrote:hello again cyko

Hey there two! Miss me? I've been right here all along, but I can't post pics from my phone to here for some reason and without pics posting seems pretty useless. Especially with all the hazing. Gotta say it you guys are bigger dicks than the scum over on the GWAR forums. And for that I will always love you. HAIL FLATTUS! !HAIL GWAR
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