Similar to my last LDraw/Mechaton post, here are some more files. These all come from the “hardsuit community”, a group of Lego enthusiasts who build minifig-in-powered-armor-looking figures. Since these “hardsuits” are built to minifig scale (to the right is a minifig shown at the same scale as the images below), they work pretty well for Mechaton, with a few alterations.
The hardsuit community (apparently) has evolved a number of “standard” body types, where the core of the model uses a particular idea, which is then embellished. I selected a number of these standard cores, but only present one example of each. I believe that I give credit below to the originator of any given standard core, but it can be hard to track this down, so I may have got it wrong. Let me know if you know better.
As before, I had to guess at some of these models, going by pictures posted to the net. In most cases, I changed the head entirely, as hardsuits typically use minifig heads, which Mechaton models usually avoid. I also sometimes added extra stuff or changed a bit here and there. I’m sure I also guessed wrong in a few places. So, if these drift from the standard, that is why.
The LDraw files use the latest part collection, but may contain unofficial parts. (Also, you may need to right-click on the .ldr files and “Save Link As…”.)
LDraw file: pasukaru76-blacktron.ldr
LDraw file: xezav-doubleedge.ldr
by Alvaro Gunawan
LDraw file: alvarogunawan-hardersuit.ldr
|Reclean (based on “Cleanbot”)
LDraw file: polarbear-reclean.ldr
LDraw file: xezav-retriever.ldr
by Geoff Herndon
LDraw file: geoffherndon-ubermann.ldr
by W. Mark
LDraw file: wmark-wmk1.ldr
by Mr. Villa
LDraw file: mrvilla-ZSF-AHTP-4.ldr
To view these files, you’ll need some kind of .ldr viewer, such as Bricksmith or others.
Lastly, a repeat of my earlier plea: when you come up with the next great frame, please give the world an LDraw file for it, so we can marvel at your genius from any angle we like.
6 thoughts to “LDraw files for Mechaton inspired by hardsuits”
I think I actually like your versions better. Nice job on the heads.
The ZSF-AHTP backlink to the original is broken. Will you be restoring the pictures at some point?
The backlink was to the flikr account of the person who created the frame. The pictures where not his to restore. I ran into this problem on my blog. I now copy and “rehost” all the pics, and then link them back to the original source. That way if the original source is lost, moved, or deleated, I still have the pic showing in my blog.
The backlinks lead to the original sources, which I do not control. Looks like “Mr. Villa” abandoned Flickr. Some Googling doesn’t reveal the ZSF-AHTP anywhere else. I may have a local copy someplace, but the creator may not want them on the net (or, at least, Flickr), so it isn’t really my place to post it.
I meant the pictures that were originally posted when this topic was created. I know they were just slightly modified, but I liked the new heads that were attached.