Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Under the Hood pt.1

Much like how car companies take someone else's parts and slap a new body over it, a lot of the custom builds that have shown up have someone else's core designs under the hood. Here's a quick rundown of some of those core designs.

The Chub - By Soren
The Chub is by far one of the most popular and most mod-able frames out there at the moment. If you were to strip it down to it's bare essentials it's got lots of space to build off of, looks great, and is pretty damn pose-able too.
Ironsnpier has a wonderful variant here.
Joshua Newman has a killer reskin here as well.

The Conscript/Commisar - By Soren (again)
Both the Conscript and Commisar are very similar builds and you probably wouldn't even notice the difference between the two at first (I know I didn't). It's another sleek looking frame from Soren with a lot of modding potential. Those arm or leg pieces can easily be swapped out with studded bricks and the backpack potential is near unlimited. You can get the LDraw file over at Dinvull.
Dr Watsman has done quite a bit with this design as seen here, here, here, and here.

MgN-302/303 Series - By Malcom Craig
An older, but very versatile frame originally designed for Mechaton. It may not be as pretty as some of Soren's stuff, but oh man this guy is a modder's dream.
Jed September has countless variations of this guy as well as a few breakdown shots, this one is by far my favorite.
You can also get the LDraw file for this one over at Dinvull.

More still to come!


  1. Hmmnn. I'm going to have to take a look at the Conscript/Commisar again as I don't really see a difference between them.

    1. As I understand it (which I admit could be wrong) its just the "faceplate" and the fact the the arms have an extra brick in them on the commisar.

    2. As far as I can tell, the arms are the same. So the difference between them seems to be cosmetic.

      Heh, looks like we're both talking up Dr. Watsman.

    3. So it seems. A lot of Watsman's have longer arms and I guess that's where I got confused.