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Realistic Assault Mech
Since I now have little girls in my house, and legos are a choking hazard, I've started using LDD for my creations. It has been a real learning process. Here is one of my first builds that I feel comfortable showing to others.
About this creation




The general design and construction method is inspired by builders like Brian Kescenovitz and Danny Morgan. Though this is not quite as grand as their work, I love the look of their mechs and I have learned a lot from them.



I consider it the culmination of my 'realistic mech' series. It features a main battle gun, like a tank, centered in the torso, and allowed to pass through, so as to minimize recoil. It would be dangerous for an object balanced on two legs to tip over with excess recoil.



Armament also includes four hellfire missiles on the shoulder racks, cluster rockets (like a helicopter gunship) in the right and left torso, an eye tracking nose mounted machine gun for anti-personnel work (also like a helicopter gunship), and a series of heavy machine guns in the arms.



The gunner sits in the torso and would have control of the torso rotation and arms for aiming.



The pilot sits with a view of the ground so as to better pilot in rough terrain and to avoid disorientation when engaged in complex maneuvers.

Though this model was built to be quite pose-able, LDD is not very cooperative in this regard. The torso can, of course, rotate, the arms are able to move freely, the legs joins are all based on a friction lock on a lightsabre rod.
Now that I look at all the pictures, I think it is a little too monochromatic, but I'd be glad to hear your opinions in the comments section.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 14, 2012
nice mech! looks very heavily armored.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2012
Looks nice :-) A lot bigger than i thought when i saw the thumbnail1
 I made it 
  March 31, 2012
Quoting Colin Small I like it! Again, the use to just stacking bricks is gives the mech an interesting bulky look. Usually, I would disapprove of that, but it looks very very nice in this case. Also, avoid using backgrounds and try using the screen shot function when taking pictures. It gives it a nice white background and also try putting the graphics settings on maximum when taking the screenshots.
Thanks for the tip. Someone else told me how to do that not too long ago. Now that I know I may go back to some of these older LDD creations and redo my screen shots.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2012
I like it! Again, the use to just stacking bricks is gives the mech an interesting bulky look. Usually, I would disapprove of that, but it looks very very nice in this case. Also, avoid using backgrounds and try using the screen shot function when taking pictures. It gives it a nice white background and also try putting the graphics settings on maximum when taking the screenshots.
Daniel Brilliant
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Chris Melby
  March 21, 2012
agreeing with George, the 2 operators is DOPE.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
I like that you have two guys to operate it, and the fact that each one has a specific job is pretty cool.
 I like it 
  February 11, 2012
Very nice mech I personally would get rid of the windows, but besides that it's great.
 I like it 
  February 11, 2012
Well, any means to push people to building in LDD is fine by me. You've done quite well for switching from real bricks, I think you're off to a good start. The bulk of the body seems to be using only the "stacked bricks" technique (meaning you haven't used any angular pieces). Are you familiar with SNOT techniques at all? I use SNOT a lot in my creations, check them out and you'll see what I mean. :) Anyways, try using some angular pieces to turn bricks on their sides, trust me, you'll achieve a much higher degree of detail. :)
 
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