Author Topic: In praise of the Primitive Orion  (Read 994 times)

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In praise of the Primitive Orion
« on: 07 April 2018, 13:30:20 »
For me the Orion ON1-H is perfectly designed.  I love this sculpt and would like to see more Mechs designed like it.  It has a fantastic amount of detail, only a few pieces, and there is no guessing as to what piece goes where; all of the pieces connect to each other in a different way.  There is no confusion.  Some people might decry the lack of "poseability" but for me it isn't a problem.  I don't want to have to spend a hour cleaning up pieces, figuring out where they go or using tweezers to put small pieces together.  It is too much of a hassle.  Plus, I would say take a look at the multi piece Mechs up on Camospecs.  Most of them are configured in a static pose anyway.

The Mech versions of the Spectral LAMs are the exact opposite of the Orion and a perfect example of what I dislike.  They have so many pieces that you need instructions to put them together.  Sure they look great in the end but I buy the mechs to supplement my gaming experience.  If putting them together becomes to much of a chore, then I won't buy them.

Just my thoughts.  I'm sure some will disagree but the ON1-H is perfect.

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2018, 13:44:37 »
Do you happen to have pics? I liked the art in the TRO but i haven't seen the mini.

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #3 on: 07 April 2018, 14:31:33 »
Well, that looks like an Orion.

Actually pretty cool, evokes the feel of 3025-era minis but manages to look like a... well, Primitive.

Probably need to get a collection of Primitives at some point...

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #4 on: 07 April 2018, 19:26:41 »
They are all very well done.

Well, that looks like an Orion.

Actually pretty cool, evokes the feel of 3025-era minis but manages to look like a... well, Primitive.

Probably need to get a collection of Primitives at some point...

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #5 on: 07 April 2018, 23:31:23 »
Yup. I love the primitive Wasp; it's far superior to the Unseen and - especially - the Phoenix model.
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #6 on: 07 April 2018, 23:54:37 »
Yup. I love the primitive Wasp; it's far superior to the Unseen and - especially - the Phoenix model.
Bang. That and the Banshee are just wicked. And the art for the primitive Dervish. And the Longbow.
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2018, 02:30:21 »
the other thing is that this puppy can fit as an "Also Works as" for the ON3-MX and 3M thanks to the 10 missile tubes and the bulkier body
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #8 on: 09 April 2018, 17:45:35 »
Happy you guys enjoy it. Hope we get to do the primitive Crossbow and Emperor. Dak has the Swordsman ready.
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #9 on: 09 April 2018, 17:51:20 »
That emperor would be sweet.  I like the new orion.
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #10 on: 09 April 2018, 18:52:41 »
Happy you guys enjoy it. Hope we get to do the primitive Crossbow and Emperor. Dak has the Swordsman ready.

Both of those would become must have purchases.

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
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yeah, sign me up for that

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #12 on: 09 April 2018, 22:25:51 »
Yes, please. More like those, please.
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #13 on: 10 April 2018, 14:14:51 »
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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #14 on: 27 May 2018, 09:35:41 »
Starting to think I need to get the primitives and use them as their equivalent 3025+ versions.  They’re looking great

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Re: In praise of the Primitive Orion
« Reply #15 on: 27 May 2018, 11:30:25 »
All you need is a SRM2 pack for the leg for the Wasp, just customized one. 

You can make a passible GOL-1H from the PP release as well.  Use the 4H, mount 2 of the box launchers instead if the round ones on the top, then add a barrel to the RT and block the hole on the left.  Adding the 2 torso MGs is a visibility option.