Hot Off the Production Line

Amazing blog by Emilio


I like designing mechanical things that have a very utilitarian look. This is because I have an inclination towards things that show off how they work. Like our protagonist, where you can see gears, exhausts, pistons, joints & pinch-points. However, every once in a while, like in the case of motorcycles, I prefer the covered/protected, formed and shielded look of a ninja bike over a chopper. Today we go that route.

On this installment of Prototype Progress we design, assemble and deliver a big-gun-toting, flame-throwing beast of a mecha-suit that’s sure to strike fear in the hearts of those who come up against it. As always we begin with:


The sketch went overboard I think. Big chicken legs and huge gun arms are kind of the required features in these kinds of machines, but the rest really gives you too much to play with and so many choices are too much fun…

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