Having built a couple of these guys from scrap bits, I've come to really like this frame. I think my first bricklink order is going to be for the bits for some color-coordinated bigfoots & accessories.
I'm noticing I didn't get it quite right, but that guy doesn't seem to have anything too crazy going on on its back. That makes it a lot easier to figure out.
Do you know if there's any way to search on bricklink for specific colors? It's a pain to scroll through all the pages of parts trying to figure out where the different color lots start. But if I add a color to the search, then nothing shows up..
Well, you can go to Items For Sale: Parts, then scroll down and click on the color you're after. Then you can enter your part description into the keyword field and search within the color.
Or try this. Go to that same page, Items For Sale: Parts, and enter a part description into the search field. (Here's a good one: "assembly" in the search field, and pull down the part category to "Hinge, Plate". One of the part's that'll return is the essential "Hinge, Plate 1 x 4 Swivel Top / Base Complete Assembly.") Anyway, on the search result page, you can see all the colors those parts are available in, and click the color you want.
Cool, thanks! I'm new to bricklink, so I was looking up part numbers on peeron and then searching by number from the main bricklink page. That wasn't getting me too far, but this looks like it will do the trick.
The frustrating part for me has always been figuring out what to type into that keyword box to get the piece I need. I've spent a lot of time just browsing through various individual Bricklink stores - where the catalogs are manageably small - and noting down the Bricklink names of pieces I like.