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Chrome Hounds-Spartans vs. Wolverines
Two mechs inspired by Chrome Hounds, in color schemes of the Michigan State Spartans and the University of Michigan Wolverines.
About this creation
I had fun building my previous mech in the style of the mechs from the xbox360 game "Chrome Hounds", so I thought it might be fun to do some more in that style. Also from time to time I like to do competing models in the color schemes of the college I graduated from (Michigan State U, green and white) and our school's arch-rival (U of Michigan, maize and blue).

So I combined the two ideas, and here's the results.



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   This is intended to roughly resemble one of the bi-pedal walker mechs from Chrome Hounds, though it's not intended to be a direct model of any particular one.



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   This is my first MOC using dark green. I've got the dragon set, the big Exo-Force spider and two of the little dark green Exo-Force mechs, and that's where pretty much all the dark green came from.



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   As I write this, the US college football season has recently concluded. Thankfully, Michigan lost to USC in the Rose Bowl.



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   Unfortunately, Michigan State's season pretty much sucked, and we didnt' even get into a bowl game. Plus our coach got fired.



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   The first time I saw a tri-barrel gatling-style gun was on a mech by Mladen Pejic . My innovation is capping the end off with the little technic plates and minifig hands.



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   I can't really get this to pose in any sort of striding position. The feet would need a lot more engineering attention to make that happen.



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   I'll admit the color scheme is a little blotchy, but there just isn't a lot variety yet in the available dark green parts.



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   This one's patterned after the four-wheeled Chrome Hounds chassis.



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   I gleefully incorporated two "Star Wars Shooter" pieces into the cannons on the wolverine hound. Take that, Michigan!



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   Seen in this photo, each of the four wheels has independent steering.



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   And here we have the four-wheel steering going the other way.



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   The wolverine pilot slowly drives away, dreaming of perhaps one day being able to beat Ohio State...



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   Here's a group photo of all three of my Chrome Hound-style mechs.



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   ...and one more extraneous group shot.



Comments

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  August 17, 2012
The legs on that green mech are superb, but the torso seems a bit skinny in comparison. The coloring is also pretty slick.
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  August 17, 2012
awesome MOTD!
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  August 17, 2012
I've been looking at these for years. Really nice choices of colors. Going with the collage colors works well here. Gotta say, I like the guy with treads the best. Great stuff. Attack!
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  August 17, 2012
Very good, but this is three or more years old MOC. ps. The Michigan one should be bigger. Have you done an Ohio State one yet Kyle? That would be more like it :) Yep, I'm a UofM Grad.
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  May 16, 2011
Really awesome mechs here, every aspect of them is so cleanly built. Superb weaponry too.
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  May 4, 2011
wow that is amazing man i excited to see chrome hound mechs that are good. one thing to say is Boiler Up
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  October 27, 2010
AMAZING !!! WOW
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  November 14, 2009
Awesome again :-D
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  August 27, 2009
ChromeHounds FTW!I love the guns on all three, and the legs on the bipedal one are killer. Definitely going to use some of your ideas as inspiration, if you dont mind.
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  August 8, 2009
excellent.I can definately see how much work you put into this MOC.Check out my page sometime.
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  July 28, 2009
Love that game, great representations. I like how you added the team rivalry too, haha.
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  June 1, 2009
Very cool. I haven't actually played Chrome Hounds but it looks fun.
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  April 2, 2009
Correction: former instead of latter. haha
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  April 2, 2009
I am sad that this, your last creation here on MOCpages, was posted over two years ago. IMO you are truly one of the greatest Lego space builders. Two questions which you may or may not see (but hopefully the latter): 1) are you still building and 2) if you are what website are you posting your undoubtedly schweet MOCs?
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  January 31, 2009
well you put a moc on my group mecha
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  July 9, 2008
they also follow the colour shcemes of wolverine from x-men and spartan soldiers from halo
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  April 1, 2008
I love the cockpit on the yellow one. My fav, though, is the green one. It is excellently built, and has a great color scheme. I think that the Dragon set was one of the best ones out there. ;-) Anyways, great job.
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  January 7, 2008
I really like the green and white Mech : )
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  August 8, 2007
Yo Kyle i love your stuff man, great work on the Chromehounds. That game is nasty. Ohh and can you review my MOCs. they are a bit blurry but you'l get the idea. Thabks for the inspiration.
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  June 28, 2007
that biped hound, is, AWESOME!!!! I tried making one myself, but the legs are a little skimpy. oh well, my scout mech on CH has very lightly armored legs
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  June 25, 2007
come on send some instructs of the legs thats what i'm haveing trouble with on mine .
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  June 8, 2007
well maybe michegen state cant win a football game but will win in a death match,in other words good job instuctions plz.
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  January 16, 2007
these are really nice builds, that tri-barrelled gun in particular = win
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  January 15, 2007
Wow, now you're cooking with Fire! Woot! Nicely done! Love the unique use of not-so-much-seen colors here. Cheers! ~ Paul.
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  January 15, 2007
All I can say is DAMN THOSE ARE COOL!!!
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  January 14, 2007
I need more dk green. Excellent work here. I love the wepaons on the first one, and oddly enough. Dislike the other. I do beleive your evil plan to turn us all against Michgan State is working. ;-)
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  January 14, 2007
Awesome. I love the legs on the green one. A bigger head could improve it however.
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  January 14, 2007
An impressive pairing of mechs. I totally love the design on the biped, and it is all the more impressive for the limited parts availability. By himself he would get a 5, but I'm not so keen on the 4WD hence 4. The guns on the 4WD look awesome but the lower body armor looks a bit blocky and doesn't have the same flow as the rest of it, and because it is yellow it is the first place the eye is drawn. I must admit it is a pretty unusual design though and I do like to see different. Keep up the amazing builds.
 
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