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curtydc 5:25pm, 15 February 2012
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 5 years ago
2 weeks until March 1st... get building!
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.Tromas PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by .Tromas (moderator) 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
Marchikoma, sounds great!
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pasukaru76 PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by pasukaru76 (moderator) 5 years ago
TankTemper would also have been nice, but who wants to wait until September?
;-)
onosendai2600 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by onosendai2600 (member) 5 years ago
Ohai!
Hachikoma
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curtydc Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
We are less than a week away from March, get crackin' on those Think Tank builds!
whateverly 5 years ago
I see no earthly reason why there can't be both a Marchicoma and a Tanktember.
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Red Spacecat PRO 5 years ago
Cool!

Oh, and I agree with TR on the master list.
FateHeart 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
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 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
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 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
Onichikoma オニチコマ
Onichikoma オニチコマ by curtydc
Ironsniper 5 years ago
Why was I not informed of this earlier?? Oh well, expect a bunch from me. ;)
{№t Applicable} [deleted] 5 years ago
I'm pumped for this!
whateverly 5 years ago
Get pumping!

Here's Olivia's Tachikoma for your edification and amusement:
Olivia's Tachikoma 2
Proudlove 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
I have no problem with that. If you have a think tank shot go ahead and post it.
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ted @ndes PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ted @ndes (moderator) 5 years ago
"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 PRO 5 years ago
^ For the map, it needs to be a 'think tank shot' though.
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curtydc 5 years ago
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 PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ted @ndes (moderator) 5 years ago
... 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)
whateverly 5 years ago
I'm really juiced about this now. Here's the Blood Orange:

Blood Orange obligatory
Buster® Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Buster® (member) 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
NCS Kangaroo (The Shot) by pasukaru76
onosendai2600 5 years ago
Yeah I kinda spazzed out guys:
Beekoma (Tachishot)
Nugkoma (Tachishot)
Ghostkoma (Tachishot)
Togokoma (Tachishot)
L-394koma (Tachishot)
halfbeak PRO 5 years ago
Fun with blue and silvers... Cyanokoma.
Cyanokoma - Think Tank View by halfbeak
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ted @ndes PRO 5 years ago
Pyro
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curtydc Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
Umechikoma ウメチコマ
Umechikoma ウメチコマ by curtydc
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curtydc 5 years ago
Hey guys, don't forget to post your stuff over at Mechahub too! Double the exposure;)
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Red Spacecat PRO 5 years ago
HAW-127 RIOT
Samstego 5 years ago
Think Tank front shot by Samstego
Here's mine.
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Cole Blaq PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Cole Blaq (moderator) 5 years ago
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ted @ndes PRO 5 years ago
.... perhaps more 'bot' than 'mech', but it fits the required TT style.

Spyder
✠Andreas 5 years ago
Marchikoma Think Tank 1 (4) by ✠Andreas
lego_nabii PRO 5 years ago
05-Marchikoma-shot by lego_nabii
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ted @ndes PRO 5 years ago
I made one more...

Byakuren  白蓮
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.Tromas PRO 5 years ago
Ma.Kikoma by .Tromas
bermudafreze 5 years ago
Fuchired02 by bermudafreze
The Magic Tuba Pixie 5 years ago
Power Miners Unit 7 by The Magic Tuba Pixie
MacLane PRO 5 years ago
Think Tank by MacLane
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curtydc Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
Yukichikoma ユキチコマ
Yukichikoma ユキチコマ by curtydc
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Red Spacecat PRO 5 years ago
Strider TT-shot
✠Andreas 5 years ago
Marchikoma Think Tank 2 (1) by ✠Andreas
Ironsniper 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
^I think Marchikoma sounds best
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ted @ndes PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ted @ndes (moderator) 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
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.
J Sam 5 years ago
Maruhanabachikoma マルハナバチコマ by J Sam
onosendai2600 5 years ago
Somehow I forgot this little guy:
Ironkoma (Tachishot)
Titolian 5 years ago
Steamikoma (Front) by Titolian
SylvaSorrente 5 years ago
Marchi01 by SylvaSorrente
DarthNick PRO 5 years ago
Blockikoma (Marchikoma Shot) by DarthNick
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curtydc 5 years ago
Tanku タンク
Tanku タンク by curtydc
Si-MOCs PRO 5 years ago
Mini Think Tank
captain craboo Posted 5 years ago. Edited by captain craboo (member) 5 years ago
Nekroma by captain craboo


[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 Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
I added your think tank shot into your comment;)
Chikoma 2 by The One And Only Mr.R
Magυs Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Magυs (member) 5 years ago
Toxikoma

Toxikoma (Think Tank Shot) by Magυs
Homichikoma 2 by The One And Only Mr.R
Shannon Ocean PRO 5 years ago
Untitled-1 by Shannon Ocean
Fires storm 5 years ago
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
J Sam 5 years ago
Kikōkoma 機甲コマ by J Sam

Kikōkoma 機甲コマ
ZephyrChaos 5 years ago
Anansi (Ah-nahn-see) by ZephyrChaos


Mine is different but still has the requirements :)
ƒernald 5 years ago
Koma Shot by ƒernald
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curtydc 5 years ago
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!
Fires storm 5 years ago
Decided I'd do another one, Sabakukoma!

Sabakukoma by Fires storm
mahjqa 5 years ago
Tachikoma01

All the functionality is shown in the video:
youtu.be/dargOslomMA
ZephyrChaos 5 years ago
^ You win...
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Red Spacecat PRO 5 years ago
^ Agreed.
mahjqa 5 years ago
^ 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 PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Red Spacecat (moderator) 5 years ago
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!
Jannac Fenwal Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Jannac Fenwal (member) 5 years ago
Here are mine!
Kumokoma by Jannac Fenwal

Kumokoma
Antifirekoma by Jannac Fenwal

Antifirekoma
optimus-convoy 5 years ago
I'm in.

Batty-koma 4 by optimus-convoy
The Slushey One 5 years ago
slushikoma top by Official Slushey One Galleries
76JohnPatrick 5 years ago
([Justin]) [deleted] 5 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/55116619@N08/6886010656/]
Owen_S. Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Owen_S. (member) 5 years ago
Bubblekoma
{№t Applicable} [deleted] 5 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/not_applicable/6887429452/in/photostream/]
whateverly Posted 5 years ago. Edited by whateverly (member) 5 years ago
Taking Marchikoma out like a lion:

Flushikoma
Flushikoma obligatory

Key Lime Tachikoma:
Key Lime Koma obligatory
whateverly 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
Kumo クモ
Kumo クモ by curtydc
~Felix the Cat~ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ~Felix the Cat~ (member) 5 years ago
Oh, forgot to post mine in here: Bionikoma

Bionikoma - Front by ~Felix the Cat~
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pasukaru76 PRO 5 years ago
No Felix, that angle is just too high...
~Felix the Cat~ Posted 5 years ago. Edited by ~Felix the Cat~ (member) 5 years ago
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 PRO 5 years ago
Thanks, the new shot is fine!
the oneman 5 years ago
My entry
ComaKOMA Map Shot by the oneman
Fires storm 5 years ago
squeaking in under the wire!

Katsukoma Marchikoma Shot by Fires storm
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Cole Blaq PRO 5 years ago
Even though it's already April, I don't mind as it's for the fun:

T4 CyBagala

T4 CyBagala by Cole Blaq
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curtydc 5 years ago
the deadline is April 1st, so I suppose anything goes today still;)
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pasukaru76 PRO 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
I'll lock the thread at some point before midnight.
soundergumi 5 years ago
Just under the wire?

Fuchikoma 4.1.12 by soundergumi
soundergumi 5 years ago
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...
Motian Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Motian (member) 5 years ago
Firefighting Think Tank by Motian


In before midnight in California!
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curtydc Posted 5 years ago. Edited by curtydc (admin) 5 years ago
By Pascal
Marchikoma 2012 by pasukaru76
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