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Master Chubdam Database

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Thu May 24, 2018 2:06 pm

Chubdam Avenger! Frickin' loving these Pogo knock off Lego Gundam heads that Blaine Bass introduced us to. I actually originally bricked this frame with a normal Chubdam head, but I didn't even bother to snap pics of it because the Pogo Gundam head looks so good.

Do we have a MFZ term for bit/funnel style weapons yet? Drones? I was thinking of Remotes. I dunno. They could work as direct, artillery, or even single shot rockets. In barrier formation, they could count as a defense system as well. So versatile!

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Vitoria » Thu May 24, 2018 10:28 pm

I like that you went for four drones, six would have made it a bit too busy!
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Sat May 26, 2018 7:49 am

So this build really knocks my socks off! First of all I have to say, it looks amazing. I mean really amazing! Everything on this build comes together beautifully. Those drones are ridiculously awesome, I love how they can be so versatile. The shield and gun have such a great simple, smooth, yet intricate style about them.

Then there is the Chubdam: a fantastic creation that has been and will be the identifying design of the Hydromancer. So the head... A purist might say " naaaay, that is not official lego". But let this be another example of how not using all Lego, can lead to something remarkable. That head is awesome. It completes the look really well. Love it, and look forward to more. Awesome stuff! :D
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:06 pm

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Vitoria » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:53 pm

I really dig the streamlined/simplified style, nice work! Looking very detailed yet practical!
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:25 pm

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Nine variations on standard Chubdam style jump packs. Note that they are compatible with any Chub style mobile frame by simply turning the power plant horizontal, which also opens up additional hardpoints on the top of the bars of the powerplant. Anyone who is familiar with the Chubdam will know these bars make very convenient storage/recharge racks for plasma edges, but uses abound.

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby SamSam » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:45 pm

That os some Mof0 genous stuff!
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Aardvark17 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:56 pm

These are neat! One question, wouldn't this make the torso of a chub less stable, seeing as the torso isn't sandwiched together in the back again?
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Artasid » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:58 am

The Dead may outlast the Living, but those who never Lived outlast them all.
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:35 pm

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 am

Nice designs and neat concept :)
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:27 am

The wings for the Buster Roc Chubdam have been bothering me almost since I made them. Too large, used too many precious white 1x1 tooth plates, and didn't look as close to the source material as I wanted. Thus I give you the Cherubim flight system, or angel wings 2.0.

More dynamic!
A fraction of the white 1x1 tooth plates!
Significantly closer to Wing Zero Custom!
So. Much. Lighter!
Four Wings!

So for now, I'll call it good.

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Vitoria » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:17 pm

Woah, nice! Much better than the previous version!
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby KungFujiApple » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:42 am

Both are nice, this one looks exceptionally fantastic, very nice :)
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby SamSam » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:29 pm

Odd question but is gundam related.
Hydromancer, you build lots of gundam bots, Im guessing you watch lot of gundam anime. I am still new to gundam, any series you think a newb like me start watchin first?
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:22 pm

SamSam, for new folks I recommend Gundam OO as a great modern entry point. If you like heavier, darker themes Iron Blooded Orphans is a great modern entry as well. If you want pure beauty in action, Gundam Unicorn is a love letter to the original series done with movie quality animation and attention to detail. While personally I'm not a fan of the series, Gundam Seed is also loved by some.

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Inspired by Vitor Faria's high render, I thought I'd take a swing at it. Seems I turned on 'battle damage' on accident. Playing with additional armor and thrusters, which gave me the idea that I should revamp the Onager....

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...which I did. I think I have most of the bricks on hand to revamp the actual model, probably with the exception of the chest grill. Ideally I'll be fielding a revamp Celestial Being inspired lineup alongside the Gundam Wing inspired team for PAX Unplugged this year.

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm

Yea so, this escalated quickly. What started out as playing around with the new Stud.io 2 render became a revamp of all four of the Sinstrals Company. Notably these frames aren't new in and of themselves as I've gone through at least 3 iterations of each. This go around however I really focused on paring down the number of bricks I was using and streamlining what I wanted to keep. The result, in no small thanks to the rendering program, are some of what I consider the smexiest Chubdams yet. Small details like simply using yellow taps for the standard Chub shoulder joints or using the 2 x 2 round tile with center stud for a chest piece meant shaving down parts in exchange for arguably a better look for the same effect. Probably my favorite achievement has to be the GN sword/half shield that's composed of only a corner plate, stud, pentagon shield, and 1x6 tile. 4 pieces! And it still flips out from storage to combat ready!

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby Vitoria » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 pm

The current versions of Braver and Duelist are my most favorite Chubdams ever, by far!

Usually Chubdams have some pretty cartoonish big equipment in order to cram more detail, but those have amazingly clean and lean proportions while still looking as detailed and close to the source material as possible!

I'm most sincerely impressed!
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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:30 pm

Image dump, nothing witty because I'm le tired. Note the revamp of the Strike Chubdam draws from Vitor Faria's Lockon Trailblazer for the updated flightpack. I'm particularly happy that the design let's the wings fold in so well, and with a tiny addition incorporates the plasma edge hilts.

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Re: Master Chubdam Database

Postby The Hydromancer » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:30 am

Finished revamping the packs for the Strike Chubdam 2.0! Fencer pack is the least changed of the revamps. I attempted to better build the rocket anchor, but while it functionally came out decent, it was out sized in a way that distracted more than the other packs larger pieces of equipment.

Might try the Impulse next, although I'm debating between just creating the packs for the Strike Chubdam or trying to make a new Chubdam which might be hard to distinguish between the two Chubdam designs more than usual.

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With minor tweaking (4 extra bricks total), all 3 packs can be combined into the Chimera load out per the original version of the Strike Chubdam.

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Stud.io file for Strike Chubdam options, plus original Chubdam w/ standard equipment options.

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