Author Topic: Waffenträger BZx3 Bergziege "Mountain Goat"  (Read 7906 times)

July 24, 2009, 05:30:13 AM
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Wow fast replies guy, Thanks.

Foo@ That is a good idea... now you know why we try to emulate you. ;)

Eze@ also a really good idea. I think you're right about it looking kind of weak.
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July 24, 2009, 05:49:30 AM
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I didn't notice the weak joint, but yeah, he's right. You can actually make that look stronger just by adding some bolted panel detail over the little "dot" under the cylinder. Something like the vertical-lined panel parts inbetween each dual wheel section here:

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/usa/cdvm10-2.jpg

Add one to each side.

BTW: That's a great kit for lots of parts. Both Luca and I use a lot of them.
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August 02, 2009, 09:11:02 PM
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Small update. Armor plates and extra details.



It still needs a little surface clean up.


I'm looking for a 1/35 M10 for surgery but I'll probably just make the struts from something.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2009, 09:41:56 PM by chaos_theory »
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August 03, 2009, 12:03:06 AM
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Hmmmm primer...
Looks really good! The armor plates are a nice addition.

August 03, 2009, 04:17:56 AM
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MUCH BETTER!!! Now it looks like it fits as opposed to looking like an odd tacked-on object. Very nice!

FYI: this has imspired me to get off my butt and start my next "X" project. Pics soon,

August 03, 2009, 06:51:36 PM
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Thanks and thanks again guys. Its been a very rewarding build and I'm glad to have suggestions from you both. I'm gonna rethink the hydraulics and finish up the legs. More soon.

A new project X. I am intrigued sir. Any hints about the subject?
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August 03, 2009, 07:00:15 PM
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A new project X. I am intrigued sir. Any hints about the subject?

heheheh...

« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 07:01:27 PM by FichtenFoo »

August 03, 2009, 07:28:58 PM
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A car of some sort? Very interesting.
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August 03, 2009, 07:32:14 PM
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Heh... keep guessing. The 38 is probably the biggest hint.

August 03, 2009, 08:06:35 PM
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August 03, 2009, 08:52:55 PM
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"Don't tell me. You're from outer space."
"No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in outer space."

August 04, 2009, 04:06:39 AM
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Nope and nope.  I think I've derailed this enough and will post my progress thread a little later. ;-)

August 04, 2009, 06:20:18 PM
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i just have a suggestion on the hydraulic closest to the body . i think it would be bigger , or there would be 2 of them (like on this excavator. http://docmadsenusedequip.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/global-used-construction-equipment-excavators-for-sale.jpg )  the idea being that that point of articulation is going to have to support and keep up with the stresses of the entire leg  . just my 2 cents, J.
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August 04, 2009, 07:45:47 PM
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thanks for the input, I was thinking about that as a possible solution.

I may need to rework some parts. So that is distracting me some.  :meh:
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August 24, 2009, 08:12:01 AM
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Quick update:

I've become interested in making this a garage kit. What do you all think?
With resin in mind I needed to edit the design a little. There are undercuts to address and surfaces to clean up.

Step 1: gut the engine.


Step 2: surgery to shorten the rear end (not pictured)
Step 3: plastic sheeting


Step 4: drive shaft


Step Next: bondo
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September 01, 2009, 07:07:49 PM
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Quickie update #2:

I applied more plastic card in various thicknesses from 0.25mm to 1.5mm. Then roughly applied bondo over all of the joins.


A note for those thinking about giving bondo a try for the first time, it dries in less than two minutes. This means once you mix the two parts of standard bondo you have about a minute to slap it on the model. For larger complex pieces like this one I had to mix a batch, apply it and repeat.

An easier solution is the bondo: glazing & spot putty. It is premixed in a tube and you just squeeze out the desired amount. This way is more expensive for less product but you will end up wasting less and there is nothing really to clean up.
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September 01, 2009, 11:54:05 PM
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Hmmm Bondo, yummy...

An easier solution is the bondo: glazing & spot putty.
That's what I've been using for some time now. I didn't know the big format was in two parts, the smaller packaging is definitely worth the extra cost IMHO.

September 02, 2009, 04:30:53 AM
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I didn't know the big format was in two parts, the smaller packaging is definitely worth the extra cost IMHO.

Agreed.  The two parts are the filler (white) and the cream hardener (red). If you're mixing small amounts the tube of hardener will run out before the filler does, there just isn't enough of it. So you'd have to buy more of it.
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September 08, 2009, 04:05:16 PM
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I also use Bondo (for resin kits) and am through about 1/3 of the tub just because it's very difficult to mix only a small amount. To increase the working time I just mixed in less of the red stuff (hardener) so in the end it takes about 5 minutes to dry, sometimes longer.