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CLOSED Marchikoma - 2012

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Think Tanks Challenge 01

Mechahub will be hosting the first ever Think Tanks Challenge!

When is it?:
The challenge officially begins March 1st and ends April 1st

What are the requirements?:
The below image is a rough guide on what to build




If in doubt, check out the Think Tanks photo pool for inspiration, or Google a few key terms like "Ghost in the Shell", "Tachikoma", "Fuchikoma", "Think Tank", "Uchikoma"

Is this a contest and will there be prizes?:
No and no.

This is a build challenge. Anybody can submit to the challenge as long as it follows the guidelines mentioned above, and you can build as many Think Tanks as you'd like!

2012 Marchikoma Map:
If you'd like your Think Tank to be included in the 2012 Map, post your Think Tank Shot here in this thread. Originally we were only going to consider MOCs submitted during March, but we've reconsidered it, and we'd like to give anyone who built a Think Tank because of this group a chance to post the required Think Tank shot to have it in the Map which Pascal has graciously agreed to do:)

The angle should look close to this
(much like the Vic Viper shot)



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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

2 weeks until March 1st... get building!
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.Tromas is a group moderator .Tromas says:

March-ikoma would be a logical month in my opinion to have an annual build challenge.

We should really have a master list of all the different monthly build themes. Kind of like an official AFOL annual schedule :)
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Marchikoma, sounds great!
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

TankTemper would also have been nice, but who wants to wait until September?
;-)
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onosendai2600 says:

Ohai!
Hachikoma
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

We are less than a week away from March, get crackin' on those Think Tank builds!
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whateverly says:

I see no earthly reason why there can't be both a Marchicoma and a Tanktember.
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

Cool!

Oh, and I agree with TR on the master list.
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FateHeart says:

Except Tanktember sounds a little too vague. Marchikoma can instantly be attributed to a Tachikoma whilst Tanktember could be attributed to any old tank. >.<
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.Tromas is a group moderator .Tromas says:

Alright buddy, I nominate you to do up a graphic for the official monthly build calendar.

I know there are more, but my brain is mis-firing right now...all I can remember are:
FebRovery
Marchikoma
MaKtoberfest
NnoVVember
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Is MaKtoberfest going to happen again? I didn't participate last time, I'd love to have a go at it!


Tomorrow is the day people! Get ready to open the flood gates and post your Think Tank shots here in this group if you want to be included in the Think Tank Map! Lets show the star-fighter builders that they don't get to have all the fun with their Vic Vipers!
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.Tromas is a group moderator .Tromas says:

Yeah I was planning on having it again this year. Although I was thinking this time I would do just a monthly build challenge for MOCs in the MaK aesthetic, and then have an overlapping contest with a more specific subject. Whether that is going to be starfighters again or mecha/hardsuits is still up in the air.

Also, WOOT Think Tanks :)
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Onichikoma オニチコマ

Onichikoma オニチコマ by curtydc

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Ironsniper says:

Why was I not informed of this earlier?? Oh well, expect a bunch from me. ;)
39 months ago (permalink)

{№t Applicable} [deleted] says:

I'm pumped for this!
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whateverly says:

Get pumping!

Here's Olivia's Tachikoma for your edification and amusement:
Olivia's Tachikoma 2
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Proudlove says:

I know they were built early, so include them or not as you like, but they were built in the spirit of Marchikoma.

think-tank1 by Proudlove


blue think tank by Proudlove


green think tank by Proudlove

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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

How about including all thinktanks made since the beginning of this group? This is the first iteration of the event, and a lot of great tanks have been made in spirit of marchicoma, as proudlove has stated.
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

I have no problem with that. If you have a think tank shot go ahead and post it.
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ted @ndes says:

"How about including all thinktanks made since the beginning of this group? "

... well in that case, I'll add the one I built as a direct result of this new ThinkTank group.

EDIT: Replaced previous image with "ThinkTank Shot" angle

BlackWidow - TT Shot
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

^ For the map, it needs to be a 'think tank shot' though.
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

I hope you've got a shot from the front of the Black Widow, I'd love for it to be included.
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ted @ndes says:

... oops. sorry about that ... It's still relatively in tact, so once I get that TT shot I'll replace the one above. (EDIT: Replaced Image)
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whateverly says:

I'm really juiced about this now. Here's the Blood Orange:

Blood Orange obligatory
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Buster® says:

Spider TankichoMarch...

Also built prior to March, but inspired by the creation of the group. Include if you wish or disregard as you see fit.
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

NCS Kangaroo (The Shot) by pasukaru76

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onosendai2600 says:

Yeah I kinda spazzed out guys:
Beekoma (Tachishot)
Nugkoma (Tachishot)
Ghostkoma (Tachishot)
Togokoma (Tachishot)
L-394koma (Tachishot)
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halfbeak says:

Fun with blue and silvers... Cyanokoma.

Cyanokoma - Think Tank View by halfbeak

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ted @ndes says:

Pyro
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Umechikoma ウメチコマ

Umechikoma ウメチコマ by curtydc

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Hey guys, don't forget to post your stuff over at Mechahub too! Double the exposure;)
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

HAW-127 RIOT
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Samstego says:

Think Tank front shot by Samstego
Here's mine.
38 months ago (permalink)

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Cole Blaq is a group moderator Cole Blaq says:

Tomeikoma by Cole Blaq

Tomeikoma thermoptic camouflage Think Tank
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ted @ndes says:

.... perhaps more 'bot' than 'mech', but it fits the required TT style.

Spyder
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✠Andreas says:

Marchikoma Think Tank 1 (4) by ✠Andreas

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lego_nabii says:

05-Marchikoma-shot by lego_nabii

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ted @ndes says:

I made one more...

Byakuren  白蓮
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.Tromas is a group moderator .Tromas says:

Ma.Kikoma by .Tromas

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bermudafreze says:

Fuchired02 by bermudafreze

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The Magic Tuba Pixie says:

Power Miners Unit 7 by The Magic Tuba Pixie

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MacLane says:

Think Tank by MacLane

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Yukichikoma ユキチコマ

Yukichikoma ユキチコマ by curtydc

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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

Strider TT-shot
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✠Andreas says:

Marchikoma Think Tank 2 (1) by ✠Andreas

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Ironsniper says:

Sorry to break the line of epic pics, but wouldn't TachikoMarch sound better? I mean, it's more similar. Just a suggestion..
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

^I think Marchikoma sounds best
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ted @ndes says:

I prefer the current name as well. Almost all varieties of Think Tanks end in "chikoma" ("Tachikoma", "Fuchikoma",and "Uchikoma") so Marchikoma makes sense to me...
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

While we're throwing ideas into the mix... I have one.
For the next iteration of marchicoma, it might be better to step away from the frontal look for the map. The shape of the tachicoma lends itself better for a view where the side is visible, like a 30 degree angle or something.
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

I think you are right. We'll stick with the front view for this year, but in the future I think a three quarter elevated view would work best.
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J Sam says:

Maruhanabachikoma マルハナバチコマ by J Sam

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onosendai2600 says:

Somehow I forgot this little guy:
Ironkoma (Tachishot)
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Titolian says:

Steamikoma (Front) by Titolian

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SylvaSorrente says:

Marchi01 by SylvaSorrente

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DarthNick says:

Blockikoma (Marchikoma Shot) by DarthNick

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Tanku タンク

Tanku タンク by curtydc

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Si-MOCs says:

Mini Think Tank
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\V/_ says:

Nekroma by \V/_


[https://www.flickr.com/photos/48815972@N03/7030851635/in/photostream}]

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/48815972@N03/703406621/in/photostream}] ...this again
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

I added your think tank shot into your comment;)
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The One And Only Mr.R says:

Chikoma 2 by The One And Only Mr.R

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Magυs says:

Toxikoma

Toxikoma (Think Tank Shot) by Magυs

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The One And Only Mr.R says:

Homichikoma 2 by The One And Only Mr.R

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Shannon Ocean says:

Untitled-1 by Shannon Ocean

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Fires storm says:

I'm finally submitting something to a build challenge! These are my first ever think tanks, so I hope you like them!

Kurochikoma: I couldn't decide which shot I liked better, so it's for you to decide, hah!

Kurochikoma by Fires storm


Kurochikoma scale shot by Fires storm


Sasachikoma:

Sasachikoma by Fires storm

38 months ago (permalink)

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J Sam says:

Kikōkoma 機甲コマ by J Sam

Kikōkoma 機甲コマ
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ZephyrChaos says:

Anansi (Ah-nahn-see) by ZephyrChaos


Mine is different but still has the requirements :)
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ƒernald says:

Koma Shot by ƒernald

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

52 (give or take) Think Tanks by my count:) Four more days until the end of Marchikoma Madness (haha, you like what I did there:)!

If you are working on one, get it finished!
If you've yet to create one but really want to participate, hurry up it's not too late!
If you hate Think Tanks by now, don't worry, it's almost over!
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Fires storm says:

Decided I'd do another one, Sabakukoma!

Sabakukoma by Fires storm

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mahjqa says:

Tachikoma01

All the functionality is shown in the video:
youtu.be/dargOslomMA
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ZephyrChaos says:

^ You win...
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

^ Agreed.
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mahjqa says:

^ It depends on how you look at it. As far as functionality goes it may be the best, but as creative interpretation on the concept of a tachikoma, it's completely standard-issue ;)
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Red Spacecat is a group moderator Red Spacecat says:

I'm really happy I don't get to decide that. It's been a killer lineup so far. Lot's of cool stuff.

PS: don't forget posting this one here!
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Agent WHO says:

Here are mine!

Kumokoma by Agent WHO

Kumokoma
Antifirekoma by Agent WHO

Antifirekoma
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optimus-convoy says:

I'm in.

Batty-koma 4 by optimus-convoy

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The Slushey One says:

slushikoma top by Official Slushey One Galleries

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76JohnPatrick says:


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[https://www.flickr.com/photos/55116619@N08/6886010656/]
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Owen_S. says:

Bubblekoma
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[https://www.flickr.com/photos/not_applicable/6887429452/in/photostream/]
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whateverly says:

Taking Marchikoma out like a lion:

Flushikoma
Flushikoma obligatory

Key Lime Tachikoma:
Key Lime Koma obligatory
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whateverly says:

But wait! There's more!

Sendaikoma:
Sendaikoma

Stickykoma:
Stickikoma

Rouge Leader:
Rouge Leader

Spiritkoma:
Spiritkoma

Rethinking the 'chin gun' with Karmakoma:
Karmakoma mini

And, finally Mikrokoma:
Mikrokoma obligatory
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

Kumo クモ

Kumo クモ by curtydc

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~Felix the Cat~ says:

Oh, forgot to post mine in here: Bionikoma

Bionikoma - Front by ~Felix the Cat~

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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

No Felix, that angle is just too high...
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~Felix the Cat~ says:

Damn, I'll try and get another shot... can I still get it in? ;-;

EDIT: Nevermind, it's there now. Sorry 'bout that.
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

Thanks, the new shot is fine!
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the oneman says:

My entry

ComaKOMA Map Shot by the oneman

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Fires storm says:

squeaking in under the wire!

Katsukoma Marchikoma Shot by Fires storm

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Cole Blaq is a group moderator Cole Blaq says:

Even though it's already April, I don't mind as it's for the fun:

T4 CyBagala

T4 CyBagala by Cole Blaq

38 months ago (permalink)

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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

the deadline is April 1st, so I suppose anything goes today still;)
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pasukaru76 is a group moderator pasukaru76 says:

If you please, another post when the deadline is over, then I will know what to include in the map/poster.
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

I'll lock the thread at some point before midnight.
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soundergumi says:

Just under the wire?

Fuchikoma 4.1.12 by soundergumi

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soundergumi says:

And one to grow on!

Tachikoma 4.1.12 by soundergumi


Though it should only be worth partial credit:

www.flickr.com/photos/fantastically_mundane/6807392399/in...
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Motian says:

Firefighting Think Tank by Motian


In before midnight in California!
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curtydc is a group administrator curtydc says:

By Pascal

Marchikoma 2012 by pasukaru76

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