10 Make it functional
It’s always good to think of how the mech is going to move, fly, shoot or whatever. Although it’s important to create a strong silhouette, having a design that functions in a logical way will add believability. Add hydraulics, cables, nuts and bolts. Incorporating those details will sell the functionality of the mech to the viewer. This also helps add that extra level of detail and realism to the design. And of course, it’s always fun to come up with explanations for why you decided to give that giant four-legged walker a giant drilling mechanism!