Updated Design "Big Red" 2010 v 2012 . Updated version... .
I was bored and needed a new project idea so I looked back at one of my older designs, chosen entirely at random, and attempted an update using new(er) ideas and building techniques.
The Chosen concept was "Big R.E.D."
VERSION 2012 MARK III
VERSION 2012 MARK III with VERSION 2010
VERSION 2012 MARK III showing cockpit/canopy open
VERSION 2012 MARK II With Weapon
VERSION 2010 (LEFT) AND VERSION 2012 MARK II (RIGHT)
VERSION 2012 MARK II (showing opening cockpit and removable pilot)
VERSION 2010 (ORIGINAL)
VERSION 2010 (Showing opening cockpit and removable pilot)
VERSION 2012 MARK I
VERSION 2012 MARK I (showing opening cockpit and removable pilot)
VERSION 2010 (left) and VERSION 2012 MARK I (right)
Big Red started out life as an experiment in the use of ball joints. The design was somewhat squat and the proportions always seemed off somehow.
Last week, in fact just before I did all the Classic Space stuff, I'd picked out an old design (the oldest in my folder marked "assorted mecha") with the intentions of giving it a makeover.
After a week of sitting on the idea I finally had a couple of hours to toy with the design, but rather than just redress the original, I decided instead to imagine how I would build the design from scratch today.
The concept I applied to the original was that this was a privately own rescue/hero archetype, similar to the concepts of Thunderbirds, Iron-man or Big O. So my thinking this time was it had to look more dynamic, try to keep the "solid" feel of the original, and give it a clean yet mechanised look. The open cockpit in versions 1 and 2 is similar to that used by Devid Vll, so a partial credit is in order. I've been trying for ages to move away from my tiny feet designs. While they do make the CyberAgents quite distinctive, they don't really sell "solid", so this time I went with a more Sugegesa style foot. I think the tapering, bellbottom style legs coupled with the thin waist and understated arms and shoulders give it an anime vibe.
The gun was added because, well, I just wanted him tooled out for combat situations, like fighting renegade robots or mutant monsters - the usual.
I'm going to add some fiction later but I need to brainstorm some ideas first.
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