The Pico Mani MKII

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The Pico Mani MKII

Postby PJ_Nichts » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:07 pm

The Pico Mani was designed primarily with maintenance and repair in mind. With its small arms located very close to its optics and sensors. The size of its arms and their placement can make wielding weapons with them a bit awkward. Instead, The Pico Mani ops for mounting weapons on its back. Even when it is equipped with weapons the Pico Mani is not known for its combat prowess. When they do find themselves on the battle field it is typically in a supportive role.

ImageIMG_20180601_162546 by PJ Nichts, on Flickr


ImageIMG_20180612_181914 by PJ Nichts, on Flickr
a Pico Mani Mark II next to a Pico Mani Mark I

ImageIMG_20180612_181950 by PJ Nichts, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20180528_111456 by PJ Nichts, on Flickr
A size comparison of the Pico Mani compared to my Cassowary and a Chub. This little Pico is also equipped with my favorite loadout for these little support mechs: d6Y d6Y d6G d8Rr d8Rr d8Rr
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby Atavism » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 pm

These are flipping adorable! Great job on your compact, colorful builds!
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby SuspendedAnimation » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Nice job! These look fun. :D
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby KungFujiApple » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:00 am

Atavism wrote:These are flipping adorable! Great job on your compact, colorful builds!

Yeah wow, I totally agree. However in addition to their adorableness there is also a slightly menacing look to them, such as "don't mess with", and I love it! That is a really great leg design. And the color scheme is awesome. Love the little backstory too. Fantastic job! Oh and that Chub looks great, that sword handguard is really kickin. :D
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby VitorFaria » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:41 pm

Wait, claw with bar can fit inside minifig leg? :shock:
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby aurlaent » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 pm

There must be something more to it.
I can't get them to stay in place.
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby VitorFaria » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 pm

aurlaent wrote:There must be something more to it.
I can't get them to stay in place.


It's fiddly, but I got it working! Very unstable, but tight enough for the scale.
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby Aardvark17 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:16 pm

Maybe it requires the newer style of bars that isn't rounded at the end?
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby PJ_Nichts » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:24 pm

VitorFaria wrote:Wait, claw with bar can fit inside minifig leg? :shock:


Haha YUP!
I saw someone do it with one of the wrenches (similar to how I have it on the grey Mark I) and I thought, "hey I wonder if I could do this with a claw?"

As you pointed out, its not very stable. adjusting them can be a bit tough, and they tend to pop out when you try and rotate them. But I really like the look of it and I usually don't equip their hands with weapons.
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby SamSam » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:48 pm

question, how youtake apart legs from minis? im afraid I break if I try
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Re: The Pico Mani MKII

Postby SuspendedAnimation » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:36 pm

SamSam wrote:question, how youtake apart legs from minis? im afraid I break if I try
Use your index finger and thumb, clasp the leg at the top (closest to the hip joint), pull away from the hip. That's how I do it!
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