11-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Yeah that's what my wife says, "My prose is too prolix."
17-05-2012, 11:38 PM
19-05-2012, 04:13 PM
20-05-2012, 08:18 AM
spectacular thus far.....more more.
ALL HAIL THE CUSTARD GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
20-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Is this thing gonna be able to stand up when it's done? I mean due to the fact that it is both top heavy, and it's overall weight?
20-05-2012, 11:18 PM
It will lose a bit in the shock and awe value if it just lies on the battleboard so I'm building it in hopes that it will be able to stand. I have some ideas as to how to make the upper works lightly build but still convey the look of a massive towering vehicle.
Whether I succeed is still a matter of conjecture.
Just another bit before I put this aside for the weekend. The detail is progressing nicely although what these devices actually do is a mystery. but they do look intricate and that is the look I am going for.
Tomorrow the main lower leg cylinders; that should be fun.
24-05-2012, 09:20 PM
First let me apologize for such a tawdry post but I figured there are those that might benefit from an image from the beginning of the construction. The waist block is probably the most important structure in the whole model. Not only must it bear the weight of the structure above but it must transfer that weight to the movable legs and sustain that transfer for the conceivable future (At least until The Blackadder has shuffled off this mortal coil.)
You will note that the structure is grossly undersized as it is about 5 cm square. This is intentional. You can always add girth, subtracting is more difficult. tomorrow I shall apply my solution to the articulation problem; i.e. a workable material that will sustain the pressure of the upper works and still be small enough to remain within scale.
In addition the thigh detail is coming along nicely (IMHO)
25-05-2012, 11:32 AM
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29-05-2012, 11:16 AM
It strikes me that this model is insufficiently complex.
Just kidding but over the weekend I received a query on another forum as to whether I was going to include an interior to the cockpit. I had alway intended to make the cockpit interior but it got me to thinking about my regrets when building the Lucie Warhound; namely no interior whatsoever. So...........
I threw together a front view of the compartments this weekend just so I could get a feel for how the various areas might be arranged.
Surprisingly it all fits and each compartment has about an 11 ft ceiling.
My dementia is serving me well.
Naturally the cockpit will be forward of the bridge and is not represented in this diagram.