Scorpion Mech

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Stev0, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    After seeing so many Korean and Japanese paper models designed and built and not downloadable I decided 'I WANT THAT'.

    I decided to flip through the Battletech Mech recognization guide and build my own mech. The above is a fabrication of the mech built so I can output the final mesh as a paper model since the actual mech is infeasible.

    The joints were not possible to create and I managed to design a ball and socket setup with flat pieces thanks to a design hint from a great fellow paper modeler Kancho.

    Taking some design ideas from WW2 and Modern tanks I decided to make some other changes and upgrades. Currently I am about 80% finished with all the hard work behind me. There will be extras like wire work (antenneas, Ladders, Grabbons, Crashbars and the like) and plating. Maybe a cockpit later on depending how the vanilla model works out.

    I just slapped on a cheap camo pattern for the render.
  2. Al hazlet

    Al hazlet Member

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    Oh, very nice indeed. I want one of these...
  3. damraska

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    Back in the mid 80s, Revell released a model of something almost identical to your design as part of the Robotech Defenders series. That mech was itself taken from a Japanese series called Dougram. Here's a link to the entire Robotech Defenders series:

    http://www.draddog.com/robotech/

    The model Assult Squad includes a walker very similar to yours.

    Anyway your mesh looks very nice indeed and I look forward to seeing the completed model.

    -Doug
  4. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

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    Yes all the robotech defenders mechs were licensed from their respective companys for the plastic models but stolen by FASA to incorporate into Battletech. The result was a lawsuit that saw all images of the unlicensed products removed from the game. There are 2 other mechs in my design lineup.
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    Hi Stev0,

    I like your render...that is default render engine from Max? look forward to see this unfold mesh.
  6. Stev0

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    Yes it's the default renderer.

    I just wish the company shelled out some cash for a better renderer license.
  7. sjsquirrel

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    Looks great!

    I don't usually go for Mech type stuff, but that one looks like it'll be a great build and I'm sure my kid will love it. Looking forward to seeing that one...
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    Very Nice!!

    I'll be waiting for this one also!
    Excellent design!
  9. Stev0

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    Ok ... back to work.

    I spent today going through some details I want to add. I expect the details to be fleshed out in texturing.

    Also here is a key piece I hope works out or else the whole project ends up in the pooper.

    The articulating legs. The knee joint isn't functional 'yet'. After the leg beta build I will incorporate a tab and slot like knee joint.

    [​IMG]

    The bottom 3rd will be printed on thin bond like paper because it is meant to be a canvas like cover that protects the joints from the elements.
  10. Getter1

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    Hey Steve,

    you going to do the Nebo?

    G1
  11. Stev0

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    No. My paper models will be Battletech based.
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    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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  13. Stev0

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    Yeah that is the Robotech Defenders model of the assault squad set.

    the story of that is here... http://www.draddog.com/robotech/

    FASA decided to take the design to their game and the license ran out.
  14. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Those are plastic kits, look closely as he didn't sand down his seam lines.

    In his post there were 3 other pics and they were paper;

    http://solaris7.com/files/members/275/Diashi_comparison.JPG
    http://solaris7.com/files/members/275/Hellbringer_Comaprison.JPG
    http://solaris7.com/files/members/275/Madcat&Thor_Comparison.JPG

    Hey Steve O,

    How about a Locust from Battletech? It's originally from a series called Crusher Joe but I don't know it's original name.

    http://www.gamebooks.org/show_item.php?id=254

    Getter 1