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Mass Effect Mako model

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For you to build and enjoy.
All rights remain with Bioware

Please do not upload and distribute this file. It's here, it's free.

NOTE: Apologies... Parts A7, A8 and A9 are missing some tabs that joins them to the bottom of part A1.
Thanks to Draconis1609 for pointing this out.
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SudsySutherland's avatar
This rocks!  Thank you for creating this!
julofi's avatar
Thanks for sharing template.
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
You are very welcome! Glad you enjoy the model. :)
julofi's avatar
I have never played Mass Effect, but that 6-wheel vehicle look so cool...
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
Haha thats what happened to me. I saw this cool looking 6-wheel thing on the net and wanted to know where it was from. Bought the games on special without knowing what the game was about just because of the Mako. One of the best trilogy games I ever played.
julofi's avatar
Lol. Well, you had fun.
sasa454's avatar
I'm curious: what are the final dimensions of the finished model?
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
If I'm not mistaken it's about 17cm. My test build has long since been demolished and I have not built another yet...
toudi2's avatar
nice model, nice textures, but I cant glue that model, its impossible for me, because flaps are not good, can you make a not lock .pdo version please?
toudi2's avatar
I glued the fuselage, but it's bad, its wasting of time, maybe in future I try draw it in SketchUp*, it is so many parts, but nothing, what does it stick straight

* but at first must redraw fuselage on Steampunk Electro-Magnetic Aero Carriage  siriusartworks.deviantart.com/… 
toudi2's avatar
Nice model, I have start build one year ago, but its problem between chair and keypad/cutting mat :D
Herakleides's avatar
Great work! I wished to build Mako since I played ME, but always designing phase thrown me off. Thanks for doing this for me!
What scale is the model? My rough calculations suggests it is close to 1:35, am I right?
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
Scale has always been a problem in the game, the mako was really REALLY small in ME3(Final mission in London) as opposed to it's size in ME1... I'd say it's more like 1:48 though...
Herakleides's avatar
Well, you are right that scale (and ability to fit interior in the exterior) do not look like high level priority for ME model designers. :D
For example, playing ME1 I wondered how Normandy interior may fit inside it's hull - you can see how small she is while she docks in the Citadel.
You say ME3 Makos are much smaller than the one from ME1? And am I right they have compartment for soldiers in the back, where the engine used to be?

Why I think your Mako model is 1:35? When I tried to build my Mako model I made screenshots from ME1. Wheel reaches just below Shepard's shoulder. I'll have to build a model's wheel to make proper comparisons, but it seems to be more or less in good proportions with 1:35 figures.
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
Yep. I guess now we know why Sheppard could only take two teammates on a mission, the Mako can't take more people! :D
airasumi's avatar
So cool. Thanks for the design and the sharing. Now I only need the time to build it (so many nice models...).

Thanks again!
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
Thanks for the kind words! I know what you mean, so many models and only one lifetime! :P
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
Thank you very much! :D
JohnnyMuffintop's avatar
You know, if I had a PDO of this baby, I'd be tempted to make a lifesize one.
ThunderChildFTC's avatar
That would look really cool! :P
JohnnyMuffintop's avatar
But can't do it without the PDO. :p
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