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by Shorjok

I can't for the life of me figure out how she's supposed to transform, but I like how she doesn't follow any of the tropes of the typic...

98. Seeking Solace by puddathere

In this piece I immediately get the impression that the blue canine is feeling sad and dejected and that the other characters are tryin...

97. Lost by puddathere

I think this little dragon came out as quite cute. I like the overall proportions of it and the look in it's eyes. Overall though, I th...

Ambiguous by illmatar

the use of color and contrast works very well in this piece. the large amount of negative space emphasizes the loneliness of the centra...

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BattleRoller: Ultra V and Hiro papercraft mini by wulongti
BattleRoller: Ultra V and Hiro papercraft mini
I've finished the design and assembly for the fourth and final of the Roller miniatures to be included with the Starter Set of my game BattleRoller.  This is Hiro and his Roller, Ultra V.  Like the other Rollers, Ultra V follows certain mecha tropes. This time we're going for "Super Robot" like Mazinger Z or Getta Robo and the like.  Also some Gundam mixed in for good measure.

In game Ultra V has a Rocket Punch, Ultra Kick, Flight Pack, and an Ultra Chest Beam. 
Hiro has an ability to pump extra energy into systems to make them more powerful. The old idea that screaming louder makes you stronger.

I forgot to take a pic of it, but the chest opens to show the Ultra Beam being fired.

If you're interested in following along w/ the development of this game or getting exclusive access to some of these templates, join the Facebook group I've set up for it.
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BattleRoller: Razor and Roxie papercraft mini by wulongti
BattleRoller: Razor and Roxie papercraft mini
I've finished the design and assembly for the third of four Roller miniatures to be included with the Starter Set of my game BattleRoller.  This is Roxie and her Roller, Razor.

In game, Razor is the lightest armored Roller, but it's also the fastest and most agile with a jumping ability and dodge bonuses.  For weapons it has a claw attack as well as a "BoomaBlade".  The Boomablade is thrown and has it's own movement path it can take as it travels, allowing it to go around or over anything so long as it ends up back at Razor.  If played properly you can get multiple hits on a single attack!

If you're interested in following along w/ the development of this game or getting exclusive access to some of these templates, join the Facebook group I've set up for it.
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BattleRoller: McBLAM and Maj. Chin papercraft mini by wulongti
BattleRoller: McBLAM and Maj. Chin papercraft mini
I've finished the design and assembly for the second of four Roller miniatures to be included with the Starter Set of my game BattleRoller.  This is Major Chin and his Roller McBLAM, or Mobile Command Ballistic Long-range Assault Mech.

In game, the Roller has missile pods and the ability to mount additional weapons onto it's back so I've incorporated that into the miniature. In the bottom right you can see that parts are interchangeable between the Rollers.

If you're interested in following along w/ the development of this game or getting exclusive access to some of these templates, join the Facebook group I've set up for it.
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I've been known to dabble in RPing from time to time and there is no shortage of folks that love to RP within the various universes of Transformers.  However, I keep seeing certain terms come up again and again in different players' prose.

Being into actual machines and robots and knowing a thing or two about mechanical engineering the use of these terms really rubs me the wrong way.

In particular the ones that really agitate me when I see them in use are "mech" and "servo".  People have been using "Fem" for ages to denote a female based Cybertronians.  It makes sense, "fem" --"female" or "fembot".  And I guess Players want to have some sort of Cybertronian analog for "male", but people... "mech" isn't it.  A "mech" is a piloted exo-frame.  Or a giant robot that isn't alive and requires a pilot if you like.  It has nothing to do with gender other than it's a short word like "male" and starts with an "m".  If anything I think people should use "bot". Think about it, humans use "female".. fe-male. If Cybertronians were to use "fem" as short for "fembot" then the "male" analogue in that word is "bot".

The other one, "servo", grinds my gears so to speak.  The reason is because I actually know what a servo IS.  In terms of ServoMotors they are basically motors that have feedback sensors in them allowing them to report back to the system controlling them so they can adjust output of force.  If you were to make a robot finger you would put a servo at each joint so one finger might have 3 servos. It has NOTHING to do with hands, or gripping, or anything hand like.  Stop using it as a replacement for "hand" in your writing, it makes you sound stupid.  It would be like saying "he looked down at the weapon clutched in his knuckle".  In industrial Robotics robot arms are outfitted with a wide variety of tools depending on the task. The most common are "grippers" and "manipulators" which are more or less a claw or 2 fingered hand.  Either would be fine replacements for "servo" in your writing, though they don't have the same "feel" as "hand" do they?  Nor would "Manipulator Servo Array" and would likely confuse your readers but it would be more accurate.  Just use "hand", it makes sense and doesn't sound like you're trying to be clever with terms you don't understand.

As a freebie, you can use "actuators" anywhere you would normally use "muscles" and it will make sense for a robotic species.  Actuators come in electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and are basically robot muscles so you're good there.  Here's a handy guide to Robotics Terms if you're looking for something special: www.motoman.com/glossary.php
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Christian Brock
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I’m a big enough geek to dress up as a Jedi at the premier of StarWars III and have anime costumes in my closet, but not a big enough geek to play Klingon Boggle. I love HeroScape and my friend Bill is trying to pull me into D&D. I don’t think it will take much… I also enjoy playing LARP (Live Action Role Playing) where we run around in the woods dressed like RenFaire rejects and smack the crap out of each other with padded weapons. I’m geek enough to admit that I do LARP, but not enough to have ever done “lightning bolt! lightning bolt! lightning bolt!” Hmmn… I guess I’m the Metro sexual equivalent of a geek… That realization is kind of scary…

Aside from all that I’m currently working for Advance Digital as a Front End Developer on sites like nj.com, mlive.com, nola.com, etc. I’m one of those rare animals that can design as well as code so that means I never have an empty plate and I often put in too many hours… I also have some pretty decent Google-Fu so I can get done most things that they need from me.

I have a love of digital art, in particular "painting" with photoshop as well as paper craft so I often try to merge the two.
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mirathomson Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama don't forget to donate if you can!!!
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wulongti Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just returning the favor ^__^
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Kamimi-PiPo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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wulongti Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's pretty good :D
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wulongti Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Peter Dinklidge... too funny :XD:
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Kamimi-PiPo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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wulongti Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that dog looks very proud of their work... it's certainly a very thorough job
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Kamimi-PiPo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Explain to me please what is wrong with this article.
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wulongti Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's fake for starters:
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