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EZero8's Franken Armory: Updated 6/1/07

Post by EZero8 » Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:25 am

Here is my Franken MS Gallery, all made on MS Paint using parts from the Gundam Project Archives. Enjoy.

Note: When looking at my designs, don’t look at them all at once, but gradually. I don’t want to use up what little bandwidth is provided to me by photobucket. I'm also available to do requests based on the stuff provided from the link. Either PM me or request it here. :wink:

Older Designs:
Blaze Gundam -- My first attempt at Frankening. I completed it in about an hour. This was what got me hooked.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... undam3.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Deadlock Gundam -- My second attempt. Not one of my best designs, but it was good practice as I tried to improve.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg

Unnamed Mobile Suit -- My third attempt, and it came out quite good to my surprise.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eUnit3.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... apons2.jpg

Slayer Gundam -- Nothing special besides the fact that its my first truly clean Franken.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Burst Gundam -- The result of tinkering with Mark Simmons’ Gundam X lineart with the Heavy Gundam.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM Defensor -- My first MP grunt that is used as a defensive unit due to the use of PD’s.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... fensor.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Mercurius Cannon -- Made to give Mercurius more firepower. Was going to add a Crash Shield, but nothing came of it.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Cannon.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Gundam Cross-Booster Unit 1 -- One of my favorite designs, as it was extremely clean and well blended to my liking. I liked it so much I decided to make a Unit 2.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... rUnit1.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Gundam Cross-Booster Unit 2 -- Unit 2 of the Cross-Booster series. The torso looks rushed because I didn’t know how to make a good “black” color to use for my Frankens at the time.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... rUnit2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Valor Gundam -- Made from my first request for a general-purpose machine. I personally don’t think I did very well with it, as I only spent 2 hours on this, but the guy liked it. I later elaborated the design more for the Impact.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM Interceptor -- My next MP unit made for intercept missions.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ceptor.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Zaku Crusher -- My first Zeonic design.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... rusher.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... rClaws.jpg

Gouf Flyer -- Another Zeonic design as an extension to the Gouf Flight Project.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... oncept.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Kampfer Doga -- Mass-produced fast attack Newtype use mobile suit. Pretty much the love child of a Kampfer and a Jagd Doga.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... oncept.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Kampfer Doga Custom -- Customized version of the Kampfer Doga. Notice how the BFG looks bigger than the suit itself. :P
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM Ziel -- Thanks to some bad translation by another Franken buddy, this thing means GM Target. :P This is the first time I experimented with the “multiple equipment set” idea. This is another one of my favorite designs.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... GMZiel.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ssault.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Bomber.jpg

GM Ziel Space Type -- Added thrusters and recolored for improved space-use.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ssault.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Bomber.jpg

Valor Gundam Impact -- The upgraded version of my earlier Valor Gundam. This is the pinnacle of my “Multi-Equipment” project, and is by far my favorite design as of right now. I entered this into the MAHQ Franken Contest, and won.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Impact.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... apons2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... apons3.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... actBst.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... pactFA.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... FA-Bst.jpg

Serpent Gundam -- The result of when I wondered how a Serpent would look if Gundam-ized...
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Nu Gundam High-Mobility Concept -- A simple, high-mobility version of the Nu Gundam. I still need to add the Fin Funnels though.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... otypeV.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Heavy Gundam Mk II -- A modified Heavy Gundam using the best from both the Full Armor Gundam and the Heavy Gundam. I added the boosters from the Tallgeese to give it more speed.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... FAUnit.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ooster.jpg

Super Zaku Crusher -- The upgraded version of my original Zaku Crusher. I found this to be very unimpressive.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... rusher.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... atMode.jpg

The i-Gundam -- A joke requested by one of the mods.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg

Leo Kai Experimental Use Type -- Made specifically for a Gundam Wing RPG that was recently shut down at MAHQ. It utilizes several hardpoints to mount experimental equipment. This is a “Leo Kai” because the RPG takes place long after the events in EW, thus the technology has improved.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ustom2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ustom3.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Leo Kai “Exploder” -- Another Franken made for said Wing RPG. This thing mounts powerful independent engines on the shoulders to give the Leo Kai some speed that surpasses that of the Tallgeese. This leaves the standard reactor to power for weapons and some vernier thrusters.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ustom4.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... apons2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... apons3.jpg

Clash Gundam Unit 1 -- The first of several “Clash Project” units. This would probably be the basis of my design for the next MAHQ Contest if my Valor Gundam Impact failed to win. Luckily, that wasnt the case.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... mUnit1.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Clash Gundam Unit 2 -- The second unit of the “Clash Project.” Minor modifications and a recolor.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... mUnit2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Clash Gundam Unit 3 -- The third unit of the “Clash Project.” More modifications and a recolor again. Possibly the best of the three units as of right now.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... mUnit3.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... lePods.jpg

Clash Gundam S-Type – Elaborated version of the Clash Gundam Unit 3. I got three ideas on gimmicks.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... S-Type.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ypeBst.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... bility.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ilityW.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... bili-1.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... bili-2.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eFlyer.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V -- This is the base unit that can serve a general-purpose role on my current GM V Project.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... s6/GMV.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V Sniper Custom -- Equipped with a sniper-type head for sniping missions. This was later modified into the original request, the GM V Cannon.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V Cannon -- The completed version of the request made. Used to bombard enemies from afar or to provide support.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Cannon.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V Naval Use -- Recolored for the Earth Federation’s Naval Forces. It features a modified head like the Sniper Custom’s, but this feature is used for improved targeting rather than for sniping purposes. This unit also features a larger thruster output and a stronger reactor to use beam rifles, although the standard weapon is still a 90mm machinegun.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V Command -- High-performance variant to the basic GM V. There is a vulcan gun added to the torso, as well as two anti-armor bombs located on the storage racks on the legs. The parachute rack has been removed to hold two beam sabers rather than the single saber on the rear skirt armor. A beam shield is also added to improve defense.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ommand.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM V Command Space Type -- Additional thrusters are added to the backpack to improve speed and maneuverability. A beam rifle is added to the weapons loadout due to its effectiveness in space combat. The backpack also features hardpoints to mount a sub-wing booster for extended flight and to hold additional AA bombs.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... mand-S.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... nd-SMG.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... -S-Bst.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... -BstMG.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Gundam GP05 Zephyranthes Stamen -- It's still a work in progress (kind of). I've given it a Gunblaster-esque color scheme as well as booster pods now. Added some weapons as well. I'm still not quite happy with it, so suggestions/ideas are still welcome
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... nit3-S.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

New Designs/ Current Projects:
Tetanus -- The beginnings of another contest submission. This is the "basic frame" for several coming versions of the Tetanus.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... sBasic.jpg

Tetanus Custom -- Commander's version of the Tetanus.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Custom.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

Vice Dias -- Another suit set to go into the Unicorn Contibutions thread at MAHQ.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ceDias.jpg

Tetanus Zero -- Final version of the Tetanus.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... usZero.jpg

Slayer Gundam (Dragon Slayer Gundam) -- My Gundam for MAHQ's G Gundam RPG.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg

Riot Gundam -- A new design that I had been working on for awhile now. I’m still trying to figure out how to make it look less top-heavy, but as of right now I haven’t had the time to improve on it.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Gundam.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... XA-05D.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

ZAKU Warrior II -- A slight mod to the original ZAKU design... my first attempt at non-Simmons art. It's created for a SEED RPG.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... riorII.jpg

Unnamed Strike Variant -- A modded version of the Strike Gundam. Thanks to v_zubko for the Duel Gundam colors.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Colors.jpg

Vigilance Impulse -- So far, this is my best attempt with non-Simmons art... though the background needs to be changed so the outline doesnt look that rough.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... ilance.jpg

Huckebein Mk. IV -- Along with my recent SRW craze came with an attempt at Frankening SRW lineart. I combined parts from some of my favorite designs from OG and thus the Huckebein Mk. IV was born! Special thanks to v_zubko again for the coloring.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Colors.png
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Colors.png


Lost Projects/On the Shelf:
Gouf Concept -- Not much has been done so far. Ideas on gimmicks are appreciated.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... oncept.jpg

GM Tanker -- Something that sprung up in my mind about making a hovering GM based on the Guntank. I never fully finished this, nor do I have plans to.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... Tanker.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg

GM Bombarder -- A mid-range support unit I made about a few months ago to support my GM Ziel or my Valor Gundam Impact. I abandoned it, unfortunately, when I couldn’t find anything to make this any more interesting.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... barder.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g101/ ... eapons.jpg


Comments, ideas, and suggestions are greatly appreciated! :D

EDIT (6/1/07): Now that summer is here, I'm available to do some requests. Either PM me or post a request in this thread, and I might try it out. 8)
Last edited by EZero8 on Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by EZero8 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:19 am

It's been a very long time... almost four months. Well I got some new designs to show. Check them out, and feedback is much appreciated.

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Post by Grebo Guru » Sun Apr 22, 2007 7:59 pm

I'm always amused to see FrankenGundams, as Mark Simmons is close friend of mine and I tend to think of him when I see these fan works. (He's amused by them too, by the way.)

I have such mixed feelings about Frankens -- they represent great enthusiasm and imagination and EFFORT, I know. Hell, if I could not draw I'm sure I would do much the same thing. Indeed, I CAN draw and yet I've been known to do "FrankenValkyries" now and then.

Anyway, your Frankens are really good. They don't look forced in their photoshopping at all. Most of them have really good concepts. I sometimes wince at the mix of old-ish Zeonic elements with newer Fed/AEUG elements, but overall they work.

The best ones (or at least my favorites) are:

Nu Gundam High-Mobility Concept
This one is the best of the best, IMO, because it doesn't LOOK like a FrankenGundam at all. A simple, subtle upgrade of the Nu Gundam with some additional thruster elements and a nice Re-GZ crotch. Entirely plausible, visually seamless, conceptually sound. Plus, the Nu Gundam is one of my favorite Gundams and yet at the same time one of the Gundams most desperately in need of enhancement. Fabulous work.

Clash Gundam Unit 3S Type Bst Weapons
"Clash Gundam" is a pretty good name, and this Franken looks like a viable upgrade of the G-Savior. (Though I'd call it the "G-Savior Clash".) The G-Savior Terrain (of which this appears to be a modification) is a pretty good design, far better than the zero-G G-Savior IMO, but it too needs enhancement. Your addition of snazzy back-booster equipment goes a long way in helping, and I could easily see the three-tube launchers on the legs actually be Char's Counterattack-style Funnel racks. (If they are, I'd recommend making them white instead of gray). I'd choose a different gun, though... The Geara Doga machinegun is sorta low-tech looking.

Unnamed Gundam
I like this one a lot. Another coneptually logical design -- a fusion of the GP01Fb Zephyranthes Fullburnern and the GP03S Dendrobium Stamen -- semalessly sewn together. Wonderfully done. As for a name, how about the "Gundam RX-78-GP01.3SFb Zephyranthes Stamen Fullburnern"?

The Prototype Unit (fusion of HyakuShiki, Stamen, and ZZ) has promise, but I think it needs a drastic color change. I'd recommend making the reds white, and everything else a medium to darkish blue? It'd look rather New Decides-y.

The Valor Gundam Impact is pretty darn good, but I think it needs its colors altered in order for the various component parts to be less recognizable...

I don't get the Heavy Gundam Mark II at all.

Okay! Those are my comments. Good work!!!

Grebo

EZero8

Post by EZero8 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:38 pm

I live! And thanks for the comments. After several idle months I returned with more designs. Feedback is appreciated.

Also, I'm available to do requests now that summer is here. Either PM me or post a request here and I might try it out. 8)

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