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Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 am

This frame's design was more conceptual. Its actual build was created with mismatched colors and substituted parts. It still turned out well, though, and is quite the direct-fire-range powerhouse. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Beta Skull!
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I designed it in LDD, so when I built it, I was low on parts such as headlight bricks, a piece I'm still short of.
I'm planning on deconstructing a few Frames that don't get much use, and once I do this, I'm planning to try and fix up the Skull a bit, but I still won't get it perfect.
Loadout:
d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Left Shotgun Cannons
d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Right Shotgun Cannons
d6B d6B Armor Pods

The "head" of the frame is for looks, and the cockpit is actually in the main body. The two sticks in front of it are actually two cameras, one for day and one with night vision.

EDIT:
Original Beta Skull style now uses the Artasid-style legs. Here are the updated instructions! If you build something, please share it as I'd love to see it!
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Artasid » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:18 pm

This design is a small litte gem. I hope you don't mind, but I constructed one of my own with a few changes, particularly in the legs.

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Beta Skull: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Laser Cannons, d6B Armor Plates, d6G Jump Jets

This was such a fun little build that I'm tempted to make a full company, once I restock on my parts.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:24 am

Nice take on the Skull, Artasid! I made my own variant in your style. At the moment I don't have the means to upload a picture, but I'm grateful for the leg design. I couldn't find a good one myself. :lol: I also realized I forgot the loadout and abit of description in the original post.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby KungFujiApple » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:50 am

Looking nice, both variations. I love the simplicity and smooth look to it.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:36 pm

Now designed with Artasid-style legs (a much-needed improvement!) and updated coloring! I still have the slight green, but now I've given it more to balance it out.
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Loadout reminder:
d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd d8Rd Quad Shotguns
d6B d6B Armor Pods
To delve even further into Artasid's take, I made a second Skull!
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Loadout:
d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Laser Cannons
d6Rh Thorny Plants (head details)
d6B Thick Foliage (arm details)
I also discovered that they're quite stackable!
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The black frame was just a little experiment that I've named the Kerby, for some unplaceable resemblance to the HAWKEN mech counterpart.

The current version of the frame is actually quite cheap, using common pieces as well as minimal amounts of rarer ones. I'm working on a full company of them, or at least a company that uses the two I've made.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:42 pm

IMPORTANT: The core was actually based on Artasid's Triglav fighter. I knew I had got the idea from a Dogfight build but couldn't place it, so when I was uploading my Pelican build, I noticed it and figured I should comment about it.
Artasid wrote:ImageTriglav Fighter
Triglav: d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Dual Fusion Array Cannons, d6B Extra Armor Plate, d6G Fighter Engines
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:02 am

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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:08 pm

Building instructions for the Artasid-style redesign can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FlwSopsDxzwoxjkQEqWL2UvNOycaSjkC
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Beta Skull Adrenaline

Postby Trokodile » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:23 pm

After my recent exploits with the Anti-twank Beta Skull, I decided to return to the design. I also took apart my FN-X3 Falcon because I was kinda sick of it, so I had an abundance of orange triangle plates. So, I tried to build a Beta Skull around the FN-X3 core. Thus presenting, the Beta Skull Adrenaline!
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I attempted a smooth, streamlined shape, avoiding sharp angles wherever possible. Another goal of mine was to create a ridged top with an elliptical shaping. I did this not once but three times in one build.
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Loadout:
d6Rd d6Rd d8Rd Machine Guns
d6G/ d6B Aerodynamic Plating (Intended for d6G use, but also could be interpreted as d6B.)
d6Y Multi-Lens HUD
d6W d6W

Post-final Modifications: (WHAT? :shock: HOW COULD I IMPROVE UPON SUCH PERFECTION? :lol: )
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I still had 6 triangle plates left, though, so I found a way to use 4 of them, and two Motors. I think this design is also Dogfight-legal :?
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Updated Loadout:
d6Rd d6Rd Machine Guns
d6G Wings
d6G Aerodynamic Plating
d6Y Multi-Lens HUD
d8Rr d8Rr Wing Cannons
d6W d6W


Personally, I prefer the original Beta Skull Adrenaline design over the winged one, but I just hope you enjoyed.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:45 am

Nice work. I really like the style including the angled arm guns
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:06 pm

Thanks! If I can manage to make one more Beta Skull, I'll have a full, coherent company ready for use! I actually have never taken apart a Beta Skull design, which is a first for any design I've made multiple of. But bricking the sixth will have to wait until my next order... I'm low on padlocks, arch bricks, travises, headlights, and those 1x2 vertical clip plates. (Basically, the core parts.)
Honestly though, I'd love to see your take on it at some point. I'm sure it'd be interesting to see.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby CmdrRook » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:26 am

This build would be exactly where I'd start of I were trying to brick up a Prometheus from Metal Warriors. It's got all the right elements and attitude, and certainly reads as a formidable weapons platform.

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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:18 am

As previously mentioned, I'm working on ideas for a sixth Beta Skull design.
Here's my first idea: the Beta Skull Scout variant!
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Expect two more designs soon!
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Beta Skull Humanoid
Beta Skull Quad
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Beta Skull Humanoid

Postby Trokodile » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:39 pm

Here's idea number two!
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The suggested price is below $7 for this, so if you buy it, go by that price. As always, all parts are available in shown colors.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Arctic Banana » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 pm

Now that's a good-lookin' humanoid right there. That head is so simple and works so well. Nice beefy shoulders too. It just looks strong.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Atavism » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:07 pm

I really like the simple, concise head design. It really works to make that space-mariney helmet and visor with so few parts.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:38 pm

Arctic Banana wrote:Now that's a good-lookin' humanoid right there. That head is so simple and works so well. Nice beefy shoulders too. It just looks strong.

Thanks! Originally I wasn't gonna do a humanoid but rather a rocket-weapon one, but that wasn't turning out great so I gave it arms and POOF! Now we have this!
Atavism wrote:I really like the simple, concise head design. It really works to make that space-mariney helmet and visor with so few parts.

The head was borrowed from another of my designs, the DRT-89, although in truth it's just an upside-down Beta Skull head anyways.
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Re: Beta Skull Quad

Postby Trokodile » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:40 pm

Here's the third concept design!
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Of the three, this is probably the tallest. I'd say it's comparable to the ES-58.

Finally, it's time for all of you to pick your favorite! Vote here: LINK (Requires Google account to prevent vote spamming)

Now if I only had a purple one, I'd have a complete rainbow of Skulls.

On a side note, I'm also working on an archer-themed one. It's weapon? Bow and marrow.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Artasid » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:58 pm

As a quad lover myself I must say Trokodile, that your Quad Beta Skull has to be your best work to date.
I would love to play around with the design once I refill my parts supply.
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Re: Beta Skull

Postby Trokodile » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:33 pm

Artasid wrote:As a quad lover myself I must say Trokodile, that your Quad Beta Skull has to be your best work to date.
I would love to play around with the design once I refill my parts supply.

It is a fun design, although I will admit it is quite parts-intensive to build. Of the three designs, it's the most expensive and most unique. I will admit that the core may not be as stable as it could be, but it works and that's what matters.

Anyways, have some Beta Skulls with cosmetic changes! You get cosmetic changes, and you get cosmetic changes, EVERYBODY GETS COSMETIC CHANGES!
There's a lot, so I'll put it in one of these.
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Another thing I've done was upgrade the Adrenaline a bit. I know the original idea was a fast, agile Beta Skull, but it didn't feel large enough to be a true Beta Skull. So, I added a bit of armor to the legs and head. I also added some blue to the color scheme. If anyone knows how to fix the orientation of the first pic- in the Spoiler- that would be much appreciated!
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