Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Builds By Baz, Oct 30, 2019.
Fucking unbelievable. The detail is astonishing for something that is clearly made from flotsam. You never cease to amaze me mate .
I never thought a walking death machine could look so sexy.
The magic of a coat of primer.
G'day gang, thanks heaps. I'm glad you all like it. I reckon you should all give it a go. Grab all your junk and pile it on the table. Assess what you have then draw a stick figure of the main parts as a guide. Then just start gluing stuff on and paint it. I'd love to have this become a thread of random freestyle mechs made by OCAUers.
Pls stop putting ideas in my head. I already have a very long list of things to build lol
Do it do it do it do it ..... you know you want to....
Performing surgery without anesthetic, on the mech while it screams in agony...
Ha, we have one of those dual bendy lamps, broken down into parts in my hoarded junk future useful pile. The pole stand has a pool noodle stuck on, carpet wrapped around, and is regularly climbed by the cats as part of the lounge room high run. Not a mech as such, granted.
Though as far as organic melee mechs go, cats are quite impressive.
Needs moar Greeblie!
See this related video from the 15:31 mark where Adam mentions "wide plains of unbroken space"
I guess this is all moot if you're going to to weathering and damage paintwork to your model, but some texture can't hurt.
Thanks mate. I love Adam's enthusiasm and pure joy for the hobby.
I used what I had. The added bonus was that I have tradies renovating my bathrooms at the moment, and the skip bin outside is getting filled with all kinds of, "texture". That certainly helped. If I had some of those plastic model kit frames and leftover model bits, I would likely have used them too. We will see once I weather it. I can always add more stuff later if I think it needs it.
(thanks to my 'recommended' list on youtube just now...)
This has been a completely organic build, which is ironic. Starting with an articulated skeleton sketch, the build has grown all on it's own, completely dependant on material at hand, off the scraps floor or out of the workshop bin.
Added a few fillers and finishing bits here and there, while I have the lathe cleared. Joint hubs installed and member struts capped. Undercoated too. Two intakes built, attached and primed.
A couple of late nights in the new shed. I broke open some old Humbrol enamel paints that are over 30 years old. A bit of turps in the pot and away they go again.
At this stage I'm just playing with the colour scheme. I like the green, not sure about the brown yet. The gloss black might be a bit much too. I'm also working on some stencils to spray on some military markings and such. Might put a bit more techy looking bling on the joints too. Looking a bit bare in there.
Back to painting tonight.
Looks amazing! I think it needs like a big ass cannon on it's back!! A railgun?
Something like this:
Edit: Or better (maybe worse?) yet, Mount it between the legs!!!
LOL! What? 50 cal gatling and 30mm cannon, rocket launchers and missile pod not enough?
I like big guns and I cannot lie.
How about I start another mech, just for you?