SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

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SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Hackjob » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:28 pm

I saw this set for $6.99 (I think) at Walmart, it has a bunch of clip pieces and is well under the golden ratio. Even with the less-than-military colors, I thought it would be a good source for Frame parts. So I just got 2 from the get-go.

My first thought was that I could make 2 Smaller 3-4p scale frames from each set that could build up a force quickly. It worked but the frames didn't have that spark for me. Although I do kinda like the overall feel, particularly the purple modified plate-with-hole acting as glacis armor for the cannon and turret. These models all came from one set.
Image Image A very simple soldier loadout
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ImageShuttle in launch position (station)






I knew I could do better but I was really struggling to make a humanoid frame, so I just gave up and went for the obvious multiped configuration. I really like how these came out I'm going to call them "Skittlers". I really found the groove and was able to make a frame, a secondary unit and a station from each set, plus I used all the pieces- bonus points! I picture these as 4 or 5p scale rapid vertical tanks, with a crew of two sitting in the turret. The 3rd pair of legs represent the movement system, while the yellow claw represents a single spotting system. The first is a standard soldier config, along with a flying drone spotter and a 5p human in an enviro-suit near a marker beacon. Oh and the little blue and yellow bird-boomerang lookin thing on the back is a SSR.
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I was also able to make an artillery specialist, with a power armor command/spotter suit, and an underground bunker entrance station. This is a pic of both sets together. The SSR is on the back of the bird drone in this pic.
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I like this build so much! In fact I couldn't help myself and ordered 3 more sets (for only $12.99 shipped) from ebay. When they arrive I'll have a full force! When that occurs I'll also post some better pics and alternate configurations. I'm liking these builds so much I might write up a setting with a planet that has a toxic atmosphere and exotic flora that makes this color scheme work as camouflage.
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Artasid » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:00 pm

The Flower polybag set is one that a lot of people wouldn't think would do very well for frame parts, but in actuality, it has some of the better pieces, especially for details. I did a Single Set Challenge of this set myself a while back (Link Here)
You took a different approach and I approve. This set has more versatility than many might think.
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Luke_BMM » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:30 pm

Saw the poster name and that it was a friends SSC and came here expecting really great use of colors.

Was not disappointed.
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Hackjob » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:02 am

Thanks guys! I just got the rest of the sets in, so I'll post some better pics of everything plus more loadouts when I have a good pic day.
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Riptor25 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:19 pm

hahaha this is great! Always wanted to field a squad of Friends-palette frames
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Hackjob » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:36 pm

Hey all, finally got around to shooting some better pics of the Skittlers. Also made a close combat variant.

Soldier- Cannon: ( d6Rd d6Rd ), Target Designator: ( d6Y ), Armor Skirts: ( d6B ), Extra Legs: ( d6G )
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Artillerist- Light Howitzer: ( d6Ra d6Ra ), Radar and Target Designator: ( d6Y , d6Y ), Extra Legs: ( d6G )
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Assault- Flamethrower: ( d6Rh d6Rh ), Heavy Armor Skirting: ( d6B , d6B ), Extra Legs ( d6G ), (free) ( d8G )
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Commander in Power Armor- Radar and Target Designator ( d6Y , d6Y ), Shield: ( d6B ), (free) ( d8G )
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Scout Drone- Head Sensors: ( d6Y ), Tail Sensor Array: ( d6Y ), Wings: ( d6G ), (free) ( d8G )
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AI Guided Missiles: ( d8Rr )x3
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Stations- Underground Bunker Entrance, Enviro-Suit near Marker Beacon, AA Laser Cannon Emplacement
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Just a reminder that these are made to 5p. I have a couple more unopened sets, if I make more variants I'll post em here.

C+C welcome!
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby SamSam » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:31 pm

I has some questions, these last pics, did they come from one set or several? bee cool they came form one bag
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby KungFujiApple » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:09 am

I am glad that you added some more pics because I noticed that I did not comment on this before, and I wanted to say that that is an amazing price for some really good pieces. I really like your designs that you made with them too. Nice work and good buy :)
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Re: SSC: 30404 Friends Flower

Postby Hackjob » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:59 am

Thank you both!

SamSam, I'm not really sure which pictures you are referring to? The first "group shot" is from one set, so you can make the Soldier, flagpole station, and bird drone from one set. The second "group shot" is two sets, the soldier one described above, and the other set makes the Artillerist, underground bunker entrance station, and power armor. The Assault frame and AA Laser cannon station are also from one set.
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