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    I found some 1/2 inch springs 1 inch tall and set about modifying the disc stabilizing system to accept them. I have to admit it works rather well.


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    http://i.imgur.com/jXNRj.jpg

  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackadder View Post
    "Well there's your problem." is an expression to amuse in the U.S. oft repeated on TV etc. Would that I could obtain chloroform but it's hard enough to get acetone.
    Just out of curiosity - can you get MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)? A lot of the model builders use use it for regular styrene. It's about $25/ 1/2 gal in hardware stores in the US. Should be enough to get you through this! Obviously you want to use it in a well ventilated area. HTH!

    Michael

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    Not too much to show for this mornings work; the reinforcements for the diagonal stabilizers are installed and the second front toe mount hinge is drying. The stabilizers do not appear to interfere with the toe movement and they appear a close fit to the mounted disc, about a millimeter clearance. I should be starting on the shank of the leg this weekend if the holiday doesn't interfere too much.



    http://i.imgur.com/7O5mp.jpg
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    With the paranoia of machine shop precision I managed to drill and tap two perfect (with apologies to Werner Heisenberg) holes with a 10-32 tap for my axle shafts. Tack glue them in place and set aside to dry and for photos.


    http://i.imgur.com/kGPog.jpg




    http://i.imgur.com/eqVE9.jpg



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    I pulled a virtual all nighter and managed to apply a bit of colour (gray is a colour) to the mechanical interior of the foot before final assembly. once the rear toe compartment is glued on it will require micro surgery to access the stabilizer components. I did a lot of reinforcing before I sealed it up. Its a good thing I took pictures because painted gray not much of the mechanics is visible.


    http://i.imgur.com/7ez94.jpg



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    Loving this thread, Ill be watching closely, infact i have been, keep checking frequently just to see if youve posted an update. Youd best bloody well finish it and not leave me hanging haha

    Despite them all being far better than i could achieve most of the warlord titans ive seen of this scale are too chunky and "square". The Dave Smith one is really the only one ive seen that does the epic scale models justice and so far this looks to be on par, you seem to really have your head screwed on and be taking your time with it. Dont let the scale of the project wear you down, if you see this through it really will be something to be proud of

    Kris

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    Darn it this is going to be a cool build to follow, wish i had your platicmojo
    The odds of succesfully finishing this miniature is 3720:1





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    This is looking very promising! And quite a daunting task as well, to make it structurally sound, without gluing everything shut.
    But It's really exciting to see more people going for less clunky and crude aesthetics of titans, as the ones made usually at that scale look dissapointingly disproportionate and unbelievable.

    Are you completely going by the design of Dave Smith's, or do you have plans of your own as goes for detailing/design?

  9. #29

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    Well it is going to be fully articulated which is my forté but I plan to follow Dave's fabulous work as closely as possible with very few amendments. perfection cannot be improve on.
    I cut the lower leg panels today, four rectangular pieces 8 inches by 3.5 inches nothing to show really but for dessert I installed some of the detail on the feet which has to be in place to check the clearance the when I bolt the lower knuckle to the foot.

    I also got an idea for making the diagonal more flexible, note the right foot the diagonal toes may rotate in place to work with the front toes refer to the third image.


    http://i.imgur.com/nu1GC.jpg






    http://i.imgur.com/UqVgS.jpg





    http://i.imgur.com/dAtnN.jpg

  10. #30

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    Its not the build or the build quality its the mind boggling attention to detail! well done!! i now also know where the worlds supply of plasticard, (looks nervously over shoulder for bloodhowl), sheet styrene went. obviousley you two split it between you lol http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/...owseid=1211036
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  11. #31

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    Nahh thats just an excuse, off yer duff and start building.

    She's got legs, Er lower legs, Er well plastic rectangles and she knows how to move them, Er well you gotta move them for her.


    Hmm sounds like my ex-wife.


    Anyhow the pivots seem adequate and should easily support ten lbs each.
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    lol

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  13. #33

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    Patience, one must learn to savor the moment. Assembling these lower legs, as basic a structure as they are, teaches us how to build in strength with a minimum of material. I have assembled a box beam structure out of thin plastic and glue that can easily sustain for years if needs be a weight of 50 lbs or more. The ankle to leg joint likewise. There will be no need for buttresses as in the DS model (A problem he acknowledged in his sparse construction text.) except for decorative purposes plus the leg is moveable.

    To quote the old carpenter's maxim, "Measure twice cut once." or the old Italian carpenter's lament, "Sunnva bitcha I cutta thisa two times and it'sa still too short!"



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  14. #34

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    Is that screw poking out the side of the left leg's axle? And I'm curious as to why you're not using diagonal support for the internal structure of the...internal structure of the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garshnak View Post
    Is that screw poking out the side of the left leg's axle? And I'm curious as to why you're not using diagonal support for the internal structure of the...internal structure of the legs.
    I'm intrigued "diagonal support?" :?:

  16. #36

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    Well I'm completely clueless I must admit to the reasoning to any of the plans with the current structure, I don't do that much scratchbuilding anyway. And doing this would require a lot of rebuilding. So please bear in mind that this is mostly dismissable as hearsay (and a dated, unused, insight in statics).
    Just an idea anyway, for the sake of curiousity.



    Also with this method, the contact surface of the 'web' with the 'flange' (srsly google?) is larger, thus spreading the force more efficiently.
    Last edited by Garshnak; 04-13-2012 at 07:36 PM. Reason: spelling

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    An interesting alternative and quite possibly stronger than my system. My bracing will consist of two box beams sharing a common center wall the two spacers top and bottom serve as floor and ceiling respectively for the joint gears. The structure is rather sturdy to that I can attest. However I do appreciate your input and your diagram.


    Thank you,


    EB

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    Macro setting didn't work too well but these are just interim images There will be others later. To reinforce the ankle joint I applied arc segments for the spacer slides to ride on. This model will be of considerable mass, I figure about 7 kilo, so these shanks must be protected from torsion effects.





    http://i.imgur.com/zXZ4e.jpg




    http://i.imgur.com/GwNRo.jpg
    Last edited by Blackadder; 04-14-2012 at 05:47 AM.

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    You know after I installed those slides I had an epiphany, What if I cut cogs in the slides and used a toothed gear to actuate the semicircle, how would that be? I'll have to redesign the slides a bit but it would make perfect sense to have that as the mechanism.

    Meanwhile todays run not as much as I had hoped for but I had to repair the porch.
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    Stepping out


    http://i.imgur.com/NfcAf.jpg



    You'll have to imagine the rest but the picture height isn't as high as the shoulder mounted lascannons

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    Yeah, cogs might also offer more support as well. in any case it's good to see that beats get some height.
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