Tag Archives: Robot

Krang

So I needed to make a Krang to go with my Shredder, Bebop, and Rocksteady. I based him off of the most classic (and ugliest) design, even though he’s been redesigned since then. Someone suggested I make the brain removable for the print, but I think that would cause more problems than it’s worth. I’d have to squash him so he can easily fit in the belly casing. Also people would just lose him all the time. Once you lose the brain he’s just an awkward, fat guy in a speedo.

I would love to print him at giant size (Like 7 or 8 inches tall), but I think he’s fine just being a normal sized figure too. He tends to switch sizes while he fights.

Krang Heroclix

Mwahahaha!

Dino Tankbots

The Dino Tankbot was kind of an inside joke that spiraled out of control. The story is that he’s a cybernetic baseball playing dinosaur from the future, where all baseball is played by robotic dinosaurs. Dino Tankbot is a model that has tank?treads?for legs, and he’s absolutely terrible. He’s ?stupid, can’t follow orders, and thinks about comfort foods instead of the game. The coach of the team (Coach Barris), is?constantly?frustrated by his terrible team of Tankbots. He spends most of his time in the dugout drinking and trying to forget that the team’s owners have insisted that he keep the Tankbots on the team.

Using Maya, I rigged up a 3D model of Tankbot when I was experimenting with what I can do. He has a ton of features and would probably be pretty fun to animate.

 

In addition, to make Coach Barris even more frustrated, the other baseball teams are built of Dinosaur Cyborgs who are actually good at baseball. These guys are rigged up with controls more specific to playing the game, such as extending gloves, robotic batting arms, and automatic catcher masks.

 

I’m not going to go into details about how I rigged them up, but if you know anything about rigging you can probably tell what kinds of methods I was using. I would probably do it a little differently if I made these now.