An assault variant of the reFX01, Type D is equipped with reinforced mobile shields on its shoulders, reducing the need to carry a shield as compared to the A and B types. This model also comes with a modified backpack, designed specifically for short burts of thrust to quickly change direction, making it a highly mobile unit on the battlefield.
The primary intention for the reFX series was to create a more unified look with my mech designs and just evolve them slowly with upgrade parts. I figured I was creating too many new designs and had deviated from my original concept for Mech Wars, which was to create a modular LEGO mech system where I could simply swap out parts and create different mechs by just changing the individual part components.
The Type D is basically a rework version of the shoulders of the Type A/B. Following the same aesthetic as the A and B’s shield, I made it more compact and mounted it on the top (similar to how Zaku II shoulders are). I initially wanted to add spikes or studs on it but ended up keeping it flat due to the assembly of the attached grenades.
The backpack was also rebuilt to have huge fuel tank canisters and verniers that could change direction, giving the Type D enhanced manueverability.
The rest of the body parts have some slight variations to it such as the elbows, the rear of the thighs, and the assembly of the lower shin.
Aside from the slight modifications, I badly wanted to experiment on different color schemes. So far I’ve done color palettes that apply to the entire mech but for this, I wanted the legs to be primarily white and the upper body (minus the arms) to be in another color.
P.S. Also if you’ve noticed, I’ve changed the layout of my images as of recent posting. I’ll be creating a separate post about that ;P
For those interested in LEGO mech building, I put out an eBook over at Amazon Kindle a while back called Mech Wars Instructional Primer. If you’re looking for a resource that could help you start or even improve your mech building skills, you might find this eBook useful