Author Topic: Project "Linebacker"  (Read 2789 times)

May 05, 2007, 07:40:40 PM
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spiffitz

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The whole German name thing got old on me so I chose "Linebacker", and I'm building it to suit its name. I always thought the Kampfer design was a bit too, uhm, "curvy" as if it needed a skirt and tube top so I'm changing that. Nothing you see is final as I change ideas everytime I stick something on. It is going to be human-sized or slightly larger so I will need to find/create parts to show that scale. Diorama is out of the question. Any ideas on what can make it look about 6 to 7 feet tall? Maybe a cell phone or iPod. Anyway.. onto the pics.

Here the body is widened using 5-minute epoxy putty. I shaped the shoulder mounts, pressed the female poly cap socket into it and wrapped the putty around it. The shoulder ball snaps so nicely into it that I'm afraid of taking it back out. This epoxy is stronger than anything on the model. On the torso you can make out the two holes I drilled with the matching pins on the armor below.


Armor pins. I am using the top torso armor for the front, and the bottom torso armor for the rear.


Looks much better than the old girly shoulders, but something's missing. Okay, time to add more meat. I also thought the head was cool but 2 minutes later I didn't.


Shoulder armor from the mecha graveyard, widened with styrene the filled with putty.



How it stands tonight, at least until I touch it again.
Ron

June 10, 2007, 12:32:23 PM
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So there was a slight mishap and the torso literally exploded. Rearranging a room, moving two fish tanks and model projects sitting around don't mix too well.

I thought of making a reverse-jointed walker before buying the kit but not having built an MG kit before I wasn't sure if it was something I could do. Plus cutting up a $30 kit didn't sit well with me. Now I have no choice.

Only one pic so far. The head is the athletic supporter from a dead Orguss. The head has a lot of articulation and can look straight and level through the legs' and torso's range of motion.


If the Kampfer weapons were in human scale, what scale would you say they were? 1/6? I'm looking into making this a small remote-controlled security / anti-riot sort of robot. The Kampfer shotgun will be used but in scale. Going to add some cameras, sensors, etc. Maybe give it a "charging base" mini-dio when I have the time.
Ron