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Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:43 pm
by phayze81
One of the things that I notice when checking Flickr for notifications is that my inner frame and limb study posts have an interesting ability to get new favs as time goes on, while most of my pics get a certain number of favs within the first week or two after posting and rarely get any attention afterward.

Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but my conclusion is that these must seem particularly useful or interesting to other builders, so I took the time to compile them into this Flickr album for easy reference. After that, I realized that sharing them here might be a good idea as well, so here we go!

(There are a few larger skeletons that are in the album, but not posted here because they're a bit oversized for MFZ-play)

ImageMCSm Mk II - Inner Frame by J Dennis, on Flickr

ImageOoh La La! by J Dennis, on Flickr

ImageMobile Core System - mini (MCS-m) Inner Frame by J Dennis, on Flickr

ImageMCS-m Twisted by J Dennis, on Flickr

I also took some "naked" pics of Aardvark's Bandit:

ImageAardvark17's Bandit (NSFW ver.) by J Dennis, on Flickr

And here are some of what I cal "Limb Studies", which may prove useful to someone who struggles, as I do, with getting just the right balance between proportions and articulation.

ImageArms for days by J Dennis, on Flickr

ImageAlternate Arm Study by J Dennis, on Flickr

ImageDigitigrade Leg Study by J Dennis, on Flickr

If you've got a skeleton that you've built on, then post it here too! This could be a really handy depository for anyone looking for a good place to start with a new frame.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:23 pm
by Luke_BMM
Thanks for doing this. Very cool idea.

phayze81 wrote:...

ImageMCS-m Twisted by J Dennis, on Flickr

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I'm really digging the one on the right, in particular. Will share if I cobble something together.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:27 pm
by VitorFaria
Those are sweet!

Man, I miss your Graze builds, they rock!

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 am
by tdwsaturn
Yaaaassss! I love this! It will make building some basic mecha tons easier! :)

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:11 am
by phayze81
Luke_BMM wrote:Thanks for doing this. Very cool idea.
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I'm really digging the one on the right, in particular. Will share if I cobble something together.


Thanks! I've always meant to do more with that one, but it just fell off the radar some point. I'd love to see what you do with it! ^^

VitorFaria wrote:Those are sweet!

Man, I miss your Graze builds, they rock!


Funny thing, I was thinking the exact same thing when I found them in my Flickr archives. Already planning to revamp the frame and do some brick built Grazes! ^^

tdwsaturn wrote:Yaaaassss! I love this! It will make building some basic mecha tons easier! :)


Thanks! I really hope they help.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:51 am
by VitorFaria

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:19 pm
by TheMugbearer
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Here's a Nomad skeleton.

Hmu if you wanna give it a try.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:50 pm
by M4DH4TT3R
@TheMugbearer
That's a cool looking frame you got there

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:34 am
by TheMugbearer
M4DH4TT3R wrote:@TheMugbearer
That's a cool looking frame you got there

Thanks! :D

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:10 am
by CmdrRook
Recent acquisitions have allowed me to refine the PUG's design a bit more. Here's the (slightly) improved skeleton in digital mock-up. Yes, there is a half-technic-pin inside the upper torso. It's absolutely necessary.

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Front

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Rear

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:55 am
by phayze81
Awesome! Thanks for sharing your skelly's all!

I would have never figured out the half-pin in the Pug on my own!

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 pm
by Mark Sakura
Thought I had more of these than I did. I'm more likely to show a breakdown photo than a skeleton, but these are my two:

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Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:56 pm
by Jay Biquadrate
This is a fantastic idea for a thread. I have much fewer breakdowns or skeleton shots than I expected. This is probably because I tend to build one-off frames and not iterate on a single design. But I wanted to post what I had here.

One of my oldest frames is the Imbrium Lunokhod Industries Model VS-MX-04 'Rangi' (thread here, Flickr album here).

Here's a Skeleton/Breakdown:
ImageVS-MX-04 'Rangi' breakdown (front) by Jay Biquadrate

ImageVS-MX-04 'Rangi' - breakdown (rear) by Jay Biquadrate

Here's a link to the XML file of the parts list. You can also find a wishlist on Brickowl.

And here's a parts list:
LEGO Bar 1L with Clip (without Hole in Side) (15519 / 48729 / 55529) - 4
LEGO Brick 1 x 1 (3005 / 30071) - 2
LEGO Brick 1 x 1 with Headlight and No Slot (4070 / 30069) - 3
LEGO Brick 1 x 1 with Studs on Four Sides (4733) - 1
LEGO Plate 1 x 1 (3024 / 30008 / 63326) - 3
LEGO Plate 1 x 1 with Clip (Thick Ring) (4081) - 4
LEGO Plate 1 x 1 with Vertical Clip (Thick 'U' Clip) (4085 / 60897) - 4
LEGO Plate 1 x 2 (3023 / 6225) - 7
LEGO Plate 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (with Bottom Groove) (3794) - 4
LEGO Plate 1 x 2 with Handle (Open Ends) (2540) - 4
LEGO Plate 1 x 2 with Horizontal Clip on End (63868) - 1
LEGO Pneumatic Tee with Reinforced Connection (4697) - 4
LEGO Round Plate 1 x 1 (4073 / 6141 / 15570) - 2
LEGO Round Plate 2 x 2 with Rounded Bottom (2654 / 54196 / 93791) - 3
LEGO Slope 31° 1 x 1 x 0.66 (18862 / 50746 / 54200) - 3
LEGO Slope Curved 3 x 1 (50950 / 63278) - 4
LEGO Slope Curved 4 x 1 (11153 / 61678 / 63971) - 1
LEGO Tap 1 x 1 with Hole in End (4599) - 6
LEGO Three Quarter Pin (32002) - 2
LEGO Tile 1 x 1 with Clip (No Cut in Center) (2555 / 12825 / 93794) - 10
LEGO Tile 1 x 1 with Groove (3070 / 30039) - 4


One of my absolute favorites of my own builds is the KS-612χ 'Scylla' from Voyna Engineering Ltd. (thread here, Flickr album here). I don't have a complete breakdown since the top is basically all greebles. The body of the frame is just a one brick thick stack with hardpoints along the sides and SNOT bricks in the middle.

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Scylla Breakdown - The Bottom by Jay Biquadrate

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Scylla Breakdown - The Top with greebling displayed by Jay Biquadrate

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Scylla Leg Breakdown by Jay Biquadrate


My newest frame is the Imbrium Lunokhod Industries VS-A/F-91a 'Varuna' (thread here, Flickr album here).

Here's a build collage and a full piece-by-piece breakdown.

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I also want to give a shout out to another thread where I compiled a list of official small frames released by LEGO.

EDIT: Adding a link to some hand/arm and foot options in the HR-53e Micro Faulter thread

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:24 pm
by phayze81
Nice additions, you guys! Ragni in particular is one that I learned a lot from when I first saw it. Thanks for sharing! ^^

Find this in my archives while looking for something else and figured I should share it here.

ImageA Study in Dog Legs by J Dennis, on Flickr

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 pm
by SamSam
I see nakd bots.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:04 am
by KungFujiApple
Venmire Frame:

The Venmire frame skeleton is used for The Darkstar Project and The Verge (slightly tweaked)

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Top left: Front right side
Top right: Front left side ( the good side :lol: )
Bottom left: Back
Bottom right: Balance test


Pieces needed for frame skeleton:
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Personal Pros and Cons:
Pro - versitle, compact, stable
Con - high parts cost (many Tavis bricks), does not bend at the knees.

Hope you guys enjoy and hope this helps to spark any ideas or creativity :D

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 pm
by TheMugbearer
Image

Here's the Corporate Guard/Indigo Guard Mech Skeleton.

You can get the file here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2525039 ... 193902510/

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:57 pm
by Artasid
Here's the bare bones of my S0L-Sturdy, a random frame I did very recently

ImageS0L-Sturdy Skeleton

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 pm
by TheMugbearer
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You can download the file here.

Re: Dem Bones - A Frame Skeleton Repository

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:30 pm
by phayze81
My latest Skelly:

ImageNH-M1 "Vilse" - Rollout Ver. by J Dennis, on Flickr

And a breakdown the torso:

ImageNH-M1 "Vilse" - Torso Breakdown by J Dennis, on Flickr

It's pretty good for Gundams, I think.