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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #60 on: 20 March 2021, 11:40:41 »
I made the Mantis a Superheavy proto with ml and a thunderbolt 5 missile launcher. So it had to be a larger, the Amp is a 4 ton protomech, and the T60 is a scout light battle armor. The scales are a little off from Battletech one thing Is 6mm, sometimes is a larger scale. So it's a little tough for scales
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #61 on: 31 March 2021, 15:55:19 »
I will second what some others have said with Starcraft and Starcraft II, especially the Terrans

Goliath (SC1)


Goliath (SC2)


Warhound (SC2)

This one I think I used for a mech built by Kressly for use in the Chaos March to try to expand from the Lineholders.  I want to say it was earlier art than this, it had a 4 box on the shoulder rather than the 2 box.  Maybe it was this one-



But here is another version-


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SC2 . . . not sure on this one either

Definitely an assault . . . Blazers in the arms?


Generally I am looking at bringing in the vehicles from other properties.
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #62 on: 31 March 2021, 23:40:16 »
What about the AMP suits from Avatar movie?? The suits that Mr. Bad A** Stephen Lang was driving in that movie.
A 10 ton mech with a hand held gun....protomech???

OR the apu's from Matrix reloaded/revolutions...
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #63 on: 01 April 2021, 12:14:56 »
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The Viking is a huge challenge for two reasons: It is a LAM, and it has two sets of weapons that only work in one mode, missiles for ASF and autocannons in BM.

SC2 . . . not sure on this one either

Definitely an assault . . . Blazers in the arms?
Oh, the Thor or the Odin.  A lot of Artillery Cannons and missile systems on an Assault or Super-Heavy, respectively.

Of course, you could alter some of them to be more ammo-friendly, such as focusing on Blazers in the arms, Cannons and Missiles in the torsoe, etc.
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #64 on: 01 April 2021, 12:33:32 »
The Viking does not have to be a LAM- it is the lore of Starcraft but you could give it IJJ and Partial wings . . . and weapons that work in both modes.  Make it some 40-50 ton mech that is 4/6/7 (or whatever IJJ & PW get it) armed with 2 LRM5s or MML5s, and a pair of RAC/2s.

The original Warhound I want to say I made into a 70t mech that was supposed to use a lot of the same parts as the Warhammer.  I never looked for the pic at home, I forgot.

Honestly the bottom one?  Blazer in each arm, some LRMs in the torso and mech mortars on the back.  Torso and legs get it close enough you could say it was a rebuild of some designs like the Fafnir w/ MAD-4X arms or better yet Juliano arms modified to make the SSRM6 spots into 'cannons.'
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #65 on: 03 April 2021, 11:31:54 »
The Viking does not have to be a LAM- it is the lore of Starcraft but you could give it IJJ and Partial wings . . . and weapons that work in both modes.  Make it some 40-50 ton mech that is 4/6/7 (or whatever IJJ & PW get it) armed with 2 LRM5s or MML5s, and a pair of RAC/2s.

Of course, an alternative would be have an ASF and BM with the same name.  It would be easier to build and be consistent at that point.
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #66 on: 03 April 2021, 12:01:49 »
What about the AMP suits from Avatar movie?? The suits that Mr. Bad A** Stephen Lang was driving in that movie.
A 10 ton mech with a hand held gun....protomech???
nah.. those are perfect examples of lower budget Assault class battlearmor. easier to tweak the tonnage to fit than to force them to fit into a combat and control system style that is so different.

assualt class BA with a heavy MG. (remember, standard BT mech MG's can run up to 20mm. so a 30mm would easily be an HMG)
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Re: Mechs from other sources as Battlemechs
« Reply #67 on: 05 April 2021, 23:12:11 »
Funnily enough, I have (and have posted them here previously) made designs based off Armored Cores.

Keep things around 60-65 tons, and be willing to use Hybrid mix'n'matching, and it's actually quite surprising just how WELL you can make one mimic a Core down to the last detail.

Yes, even the ones with the Overboost 'I'm standing still. BOOM! Now I'm going Mach 1, three inches off the ground' type shenanigans and still have them be able to swing a 'laser blade' around (retractable blade + flamer + TSM + Supercharger). It can quickly get hilarious if you somehow find a way to cram in a Partial Wing.