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"Legionnaire" Armored Exo-Suit, Mk 1
Designed by Romulus & Remus, Inc., the famous Italian mech contractors, this hardsuit is one of the heaviest of any combat frame developed. This is due to its nearly impenetrable armor, which is made possible by sacrificing weapons systems. It is armed simply with a pair of high velocity chainguns equipped with armor-piercing rounds. With its grasping claw, infantry can be swept away, and it can grapple with other mechs. On its shoulders, externally mounted, is a quartet of laser-guided anti-tank missiles. This is slightly ironic, as the minimum amount of firepower needed to stop this behemoth is an tank's main cannon round. The Exo-Suit is also susceptible to air strikes, although it can defend against them somewhat with its machine gun. And of course, the Exo-Suit fits only one pilot.
About this creation

You can see the heavy armor plating on the mech, especially on the chest.



The "ribcage" of the suit. I really like how this looks on the mech.



Here's a back shot. Really, the only thing to see here is the comm antenna.



The side, so you can better understand my genius. And my massive ego.



I really love the chest! I had the techs wax it, even though I knew it has no pores (made from non-porous material, doncha' know!), and so had no hair.



I love the design of this claw. Simple, yet aesthetically pleasing and efficient. I couldn't find a mech whose arm was big enough to look proportional to it.



The gun arm. Also very simple. I had to match the claw's size relative to the mech to make it look like it would go together, and I couldn't. I kinda wanted to go with a bulkier design that was a bit more fear-inspiring, but it just didn't look right…



Here's the leg! Matt, Shifu, stop drooling. It looks bad. You'll never become Mods that way.



I'd like to point out that this is my second mech to include a full-size minifig. You can see the first one here.



Now you can see the relative size of the Legionnaire. Kinda scary, huh?



Here's an alternate main pic I thought was pretty neat. I'm a sucker for slightly distorted photos. Too bad mine doesn't have the "warped-mirror effect."



“The wall that comes after the third one” commentary: I had a lot of fun building this guy, but there are a few things I’m not happy with. For example, the connections between the shoulders and arms, and the connections between the leg and hip. I decided to post this to get your take on it, and your advice. There will definitely be a v2 later, so all ideas and contributions are welcome. I will, of course, give credit to whomever’s ideas I use.



Thanks for looking! Please make sure to deposit all popcorn and soft drink detritus in the trash receptacles at the posterior of the computer. Please also rate and comment!



Comments

Dr. HappyBaboon ,   PhD
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Connor McGinnis
  January 3, 2011
Awesome!
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  January 3, 2011
Quoting Mandy Roberts Wow! This is an awesome mech! Mind if I use the opening chest idea?
No prob. Just give me credit, and go hog wild!
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  January 3, 2011
Wow! This is an awesome mech! Mind if I use the opening chest idea?
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  October 29, 2010
Great ! I like it!
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  August 22, 2010
Any way i could get instructions?
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  August 12, 2010
Very cool. Nice SNOT work.
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  August 8, 2010
I'm diggin' the shoulder-mounted missiles! Hopefully, the pilot got some industrial-grade earplugs. Nice greeblies all over and nice angled pieces to keep the overall look interesting. Very well-made!
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  August 8, 2010
Great usage of parts!
Dr. HappyBaboon ,   PhD
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Gondabuggan Draconfell the gnome arcanist
  August 7, 2010
:O I should try to combine the mech styles of you, matt, and me, to make a mech. that would be cool. i would give due credit of coarse. anyway, this mech left me speachless. i recently used a similar mech leg to that on your usrg jungle mech. keep up the good work!
Dr. HappyBaboon ,   PhD
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That LDD Guy
  August 7, 2010
Nicely done, but the legs need a little bit of work. and the arms could take some refining.
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  August 7, 2010
onderful greeblesuit!
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  August 7, 2010
Yeesh. This is great. The only advice I could offer is to break up that cold military feel with just a smidge of color. Just a smidge, mind you.
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  August 7, 2010
I Like it! but as mentioned, the joints need help :) -Sean
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  August 7, 2010
Thanks for answering the call, men! @ Andrew: I'll get one and post this, then you can contribute... @ Cody: I had done that, but it looked flat and wimpy. I'll keep trying, though. @ Moodswim: Oh, yeach, I see. Thanks!
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  August 7, 2010
This looks pretty awesome! I love the rocket launchers on the back and the chest panel. I agree that the joint connections could be improved. My suggestion would be to use some bricks with studs on all sides. Attach a couple c-clips to them. Attach pnuematic pieces to that and you have stronger joints. Check out my Chibis to see what I mean.
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  August 7, 2010
Awesome work, I love the chest armor. The missile pods look a little flimsy though, try beefing them up a bit.
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  August 7, 2010
No doubt in my mind that this is a really well-constructed suit. I wish you had a Fickr though. That way I could comment on specific parts of the build.
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  August 7, 2010
Quoting Gondabuggan Draconfell the gnome arcanist :O I should try to combine the mech styles of you, matt, and me, to make a mech. that would be cool. i would give due credit of coarse. anyway, this mech left me speachless. i recently used a similar mech leg to that on your usrg jungle mech. keep up the good work!
Thanks! And go for it!
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  August 7, 2010
dude, I should be taking advice from YOU, this suit is awesome. Real nice joints on the arms and legs. My personal preference is to make non-exposed heads, so if you make a V2, give it a big helmet.
 
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