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January 17, 2012, 08:36:36 AM
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I had a three day weekend and I spent most of that time working on finishing this master. I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of it!

I added last minute details to the top head plate. I re-did the "shoulder" joint....the one in the arm-pit recess.

I finally jumped into the arm work! Man, it was a lot of work! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to master the arm while allowing the builder to pose it the way they want to. Which is why it is broken up in several pieces. I think it's better this way instead of a generic static in-kit pose. The arm consists of the upper arm, elbow, three forearm parts, the wrist and 2 flappers of a hand. As you can tell, there are a few more detail pieces left to add but nothing major. Also, by breaking up the arm into pieces, I tried to minimize the amount of thin weak resin areas once casts are made. So, I will include metal tubing, wire and hoses. The metal tubing will eliminate the need for reinforced resin, the thickness will stay in-scale and it will be strong enough once assembled.

Also, I finished the wheel struts and how they attach to the figure.

All parts in the pics are held with tack glue. Please let me know what you think.

Interest thread coming soon.

Joe










January 17, 2012, 11:37:11 AM
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Oh, that's so beautiful.  It looks like it popped right out of the game already, even without the paint.  This is fantastic.
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January 17, 2012, 05:31:29 PM
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Looks simply fantastic my friend.  How tall do you think this kit will be when you are all finished?
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January 18, 2012, 08:43:43 AM
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As always, thanks for the kind words!!!!  ^_^

Major Williams, without the antenna, it stands at 7.5 inches.

Joe

January 18, 2012, 11:04:37 AM
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That looks so awesome! Great work!

January 18, 2012, 11:19:59 AM
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Thanks, Mike!!! Email sent, btw.

Joe

January 19, 2012, 09:59:27 AM
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Just a quick little story. I bought the game for my 11 year old son at the time. We game together and he wanted me to go first. Right at the beginning of the game when you meet CTrap, I found myself lost in exploring every angle of the robot! I must have studied him for about 20 minutes or so...my son ever patient until finally he quietly asked, "Um, dad, are you going to play the game?" We started cracking up! He knows how big of a dork I am for building robots and he immediately asked if I could build him one....fast forward to current day. It's been a long, slow process but worth it!

Oh and I thought I would post early progress of a couple of parts for the red, foul-mouthed punk version. The small one is the bracelet saw.

Joe


January 25, 2012, 05:22:54 PM
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This is bitchin. I like it a lot.
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January 26, 2012, 03:35:53 AM
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hot damn that is really awesome. i love the arms and the wheel.

January 26, 2012, 09:53:37 AM
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As always, thanks guys!!!   :D

January 27, 2012, 12:17:21 AM
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This is an amazing build dude, great work! Cant wait to see some paint on it  :-)
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December 04, 2012, 11:00:05 AM
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Just thought I'd drop an update. It's still moving...slowly....but coming along. The three part mold for the body is new to me but it'll work in the end. Hope you like it!

Joe

« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 06:28:26 AM by joewhite »

December 04, 2012, 01:46:41 PM
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Oh, hey!  I had just about given up on this.  I'm really glad to know you're still workin' on it, though!
Keep up the great work, man!
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December 04, 2012, 05:14:54 PM
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I hear ya....but I wasn't putting it off. The new job, move, house this year.....uggh! Thankfully I'm settled in now!

Joe

December 05, 2012, 12:04:00 AM
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Yeah I know what you mean, at times life has an annoying habit of getting in the way of modelling!   :lol:

Nice to see more on this joe!  :-)
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December 09, 2012, 01:50:46 PM
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Another update...just demolded the main body. All looks good! I also just finished pouring the second half of the wheel.

BTW, the wheel, arms, and wheel struts will be reinforced with rods.

Joe

« Last Edit: December 15, 2012, 06:28:38 AM by joewhite »

December 10, 2012, 01:16:11 AM
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Can it go up stairs?

December 11, 2012, 05:10:11 PM
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looking phenomenal!
Please let us know when it will be available! Can not wait to get my hands one one of them!  :pirate:

December 15, 2012, 06:29:55 AM
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Will do! I'm getting close Below is the tire mold. I'm actually de-molding a bunch of small parts this morning.

Joe


December 15, 2012, 09:11:04 AM
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Using wire nuts as mold alignment pins?  Brilliant!