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Tank Ball

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#1 Offline Sparkytron

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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 02:24 PM

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This is inspired of the tanks from the online game "Tank Ball". In case you don't know it, it's something like paintball but than with tanks.I'm satisfied with this one for several reasons.First it didn't use any Hero Factory piece which is a while ago.And second it only uses one ball joint (not counting the ones of the Toa limb pieces) .As far as I know you can also build this thing in dark-red (which is nice because dark-red and green are colors of the orignal tanks) :biggrin:Enjoy and C&C appreciated

Edited by Sparkytron, Apr 13 2012 - 03:29 PM.

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#2 Offline Dralcax

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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 03:10 PM

Nice! I'm not familiar with the game, so sorry if I point out a flaw that is part of the original design. The shock absorbers are pretty cool, and I really like the use of pieces here. However, I think it would look better if you put some eyes in that Visorak head. Also, the Inika chestplate on top both spaces the relatively thin cannons way too much and is annoyingly large.
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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 05:05 PM

Very nice MOC. I'm unfamiliar with the source, but it still looks very interesting. In particular, I like the overall shaping of the six wheels and the compactness of the general torso region. However, there are a few things that I think could be added. Attempting to put some sort of Metru green element in the Visorak eye holes would be nice. Perhaps if some smooth System panels exist in that color you could use those? Also, I feel that the back of the cannon is a bit too ... open. The edge of the Inika armor that juts out just seems a little strange-looking. Possibly, the pin holes could be used to build that section out. Exposed axle holes on some of the hands are also a bit bothering. Ideally, more of those Ben 10 greebles could go in those, but I understand they're limited.However, overall I still really like this MOC, as my few criticms were quibbles overall. And, the fact that it can also be made in Metru red is fanastic. :) It would certainly be cool to make two of these and have them fight.~B~

Edited by Ballom, Apr 15 2012 - 11:53 PM.

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#4 Offline Meiko

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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 05:11 PM

I like it! I especially adore the way the "legs" were angled from the under-body shot. I also like the color scheme. May I ask what this is based on?Edit: I did a bit of research. Couldn't find much info, but at least I saw some images. The MOC looks pretty accurate. I actually like the look of the MOC than the ones in the game however. :P

Edited by Meiko, Apr 16 2012 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 06:22 PM

Without any prior knowledge of Tank Ball, this seems like an interesting MOC. As simple as a Google search is though, I figured I'd research your inspiration. I must say, you've made quite a faithful recreation of the "tank ball" vehicles, going so far as to allow the top half of the tank to swivel. The Visorak head certainly gives it a more fearsome look, leaving the game's tank ball vehicle looking very bland in comparison to your work. You even went the extra mile and added suspension to the wheels, allowing for a little spring action when dropped (I assume). This whole thing is such an innovative design! Wonderful work.-Ced
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#6 Offline Ids5621

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Posted Apr 20 2012 - 10:02 AM

wow this this awesome!. All the non pieces uses all come together in such a fantastic way! The clever use of the suspension here is also a plus! :D
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Posted Apr 21 2012 - 09:02 AM

That is amazing! It took me a while to realize what pieces it was made from, it fits so well together. I had never thought of putting shocks in the hand joint piece.
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Posted Apr 21 2012 - 11:11 AM

It appears we are all oblivious to the source material. http://www.bzpower.c...tyle_emoticons/default/tounge2.gif The suspension system is very cool and looks like a more-all-terrain version of the original which I am now familiar with thanks to the wonders of Google Images. The build is incredibly cohesive and pulls of something I never expected to see: a Visorak body used effectively as part of a vehicle. I'm now sure how that's possible, but it looks awesome.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 11:21 AM

I like the use of the visorak head. The suspension is also cool. Good MOC.
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Posted Apr 24 2012 - 01:17 PM

Having played my fair share of tank ball, I laughed when I saw this. This moc is great. The Visorak head is just perfect and adds a touch of evil to the design. I'd love to see the other team colors done like this.
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