Flippers for “Shorty.”
I decided to build one of DivNull’s new “Shorty Chassis” mechs. It is very versatile, posable, and lends itself well to customization. The only problem I had with it was stability. It was very difficult to pose it and keep it standing. It stands well enough on its own when it’s straight up and down, and not holding anything. The problems started when I posed it, or gave it something to hold that was off-center.
If you’ve read my T.A.G. post you will know that I value stability and durability in a mech model. This mech frame is very posable, so it gets a high T rating. My impression so far is that it is reasonably durable if constructed of new parts, but the tiny little feet keep it from a high G rating. I came up with three different methods of enlarging the feet but all three ended up looking very “clunky.” I then on a whim put a pair of mini-fig scuba flippers on the bottom of the feet. All of a sudden I could put it in very off-center poses without fear of it tipping over.
Here is a quick shot of my “table scraps” “Shorty Chassis” standing just inside a window of our livingroom.