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Author Topic: Three Legs are better than Two  (Read 38200 times)
Mr Peter Harrow, Esq
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« Reply #100 on: March 12, 2012, 08:56:42 pm »

Steampunk Jake The Peg with a Bruteforce style Prosthetic Leg!
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« Reply #101 on: June 03, 2012, 10:39:26 pm »

Having just about put the Aerial battleship to bed, I'm back on three legs.

Today, some details on the legs:


A flange with bolts to hold the lower legs together, and some reinforcing on the upper legs:


Only 79 separate parts on each leg...

...if it wasn't for the ever-present threat of Pot Noodles, I probably wouldn't do it.
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« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2012, 10:51:18 pm »

Good to see this on the go again! Fantastic stuff as ever.

It's dedication like yours that keeps the pot noodle menace at bay.
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« Reply #103 on: June 03, 2012, 11:40:04 pm »

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you needed to 'key' a surface for painting, but had run out of 'Scotchbrite' or wire wool.

Looking very tasty!!

(The model... that is.)
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« Reply #104 on: June 03, 2012, 11:45:58 pm »


A four day weekend, perfect for making things, I am doing a new cane and a new cane rack, both taking their inspiration from this thread.

That's right, they are made from Pot Noodles!
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« Reply #105 on: June 05, 2012, 10:51:18 pm »

Glad we're all on the same page vis-a-vis the Pot Noodle Menace.

Couple of other little bits today, first a door over the folding ladder bay:


Closed, and open:


And a grill for an engine bay:


Not that I've decided what to do for an engine yet...

I'll do some sort of mesh and exhaust on the third side, I'm pleased with the way this is going- with all these vulnerable parts on the underbelly, it's going to need some very impressive firepower on the top...

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« Reply #106 on: June 05, 2012, 11:34:47 pm »

Questions.

I notice that the various stages of the build involve adding new components to already primered parts.

Does this cause problems with adhesion between the new and the old?
Do you strip the paint back to base plastic before fixing and repaint?
Do you loose detail if you add extra layers of primer?

Details! Details!

Write a book!!

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« Reply #107 on: June 05, 2012, 11:40:52 pm »

Questions.

I notice that the various stages of the build involve adding new components to already primered parts.

Does this cause problems with adhesion between the new and the old?
Do you strip the paint back to base plastic before fixing and repaint?
Do you loose detail if you add extra layers of primer?

Details! Details!

Write a book!!

I'm scraping the paint off- it comes off the acrylic quite easily with a scalpel blade dragged sideways.

The bond made with EMA's Plastic Weld is surprisingly strong- if we could still get chloroform, it'd be even stronger, but I'd be too unconscious to appreciate it.

Write a book, you say? Would a pamphlet do?
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« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2012, 11:45:58 pm »

Ahh! Good! Thank you!!


'Spose so.

But an inscribed copy of a book would be more impressive, and you could have the launch at Lincoln with nibbles and drinkies.
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« Reply #109 on: June 05, 2012, 11:57:10 pm »

Ahh! Good! Thank you!!


'Spose so.
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But an inscribed copy of a book would be more impressive, and you could have the launch at Lincoln with nibbles and drinkies.

Stop angling for a free drink and nibbles Dr Q!

Three steampunk model projects are not enough for a book, Herr Dok Cry will just have to increase his output!
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« Reply #110 on: June 06, 2012, 07:02:41 am »

But, there has to be nibbles and drinkies!!
There's no such thing as a free launch.

Also, I must disagree, Peter, the range of processes Dok uses in even one model would make  an excellent text for the aspiring maker.
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« Reply #111 on: June 06, 2012, 11:06:18 am »


Not that I've decided what to do for an engine yet...

Hamster wheels?
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« Reply #112 on: June 06, 2012, 12:25:14 pm »


Not that I've decided what to do for an engine yet...

Hamster wheels?

Don't think it hadn't occurred to me...

...wouldn't hamster balls be more appropriate?

(Just don't, I know what you're thinking, just leave it!)
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« Reply #113 on: June 06, 2012, 12:30:04 pm »


...wouldn't hamster balls be more appropriate?

All systems are gonad! Grin
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« Reply #114 on: June 06, 2012, 12:56:40 pm »


Not that I've decided what to do for an engine yet...

Hamster wheels?

Don't think it hadn't occurred to me...

...wouldn't hamster balls be more appropriate?

(Just don't, I know what you're thinking, just leave it!)

Just so long as you maintain sufficient ground clearance.

'Cause getting hung up on a thorn bush or a rock formation would be distinctly unpleasant.
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« Reply #115 on: June 06, 2012, 05:43:54 pm »

(Just don't, I know what you're thinking, just leave it!)

I assure you, I was not going to say "put one on each side of the third leg". That would just be crude.

 Cheesy
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« Reply #116 on: June 06, 2012, 06:57:44 pm »

Just a little more today, firstly, a working 'lock' on the door:




Used a pair of HO/OO train wheels with the flange turned off for the wheels.

And an 'engine' type thing:




Just thrown together with some bits from the spares box, including a hose pipe nozzle and an old receipt roll, along with sheet styrene; it sits nicely between two of the leg mountings:


More tomorrow, possibly.

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« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2012, 07:12:12 pm »

Now, y'see..once again I'm in awe of this incredible build and how it's progressing and then you rub salt in the wound by saying stuff like:

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"Just thrown together... "
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« Reply #118 on: June 06, 2012, 09:13:02 pm »

Just amazing. I can't fathom being able to do such intricate details myself. You and your models would be a blast to play tabletop games with.
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« Reply #119 on: June 06, 2012, 11:40:43 pm »

Just amazing. I can't fathom being able to do such intricate details myself. You and your models would be a blast to play tabletop games with.

Last time anybody tried using one of Herr Doktors models for tabletop wargameing, the darned thing just went off on its own devices and ended up leaving a pool of melted lead dripping through a hole that it burned through the table.
A blast indeed.
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« Reply #120 on: June 07, 2012, 08:05:00 pm »

Yes, the smouldering table that had to be thrown from the third floor drawing room- I'll never live that one down!

Today, another engine (not "thrown together", more "meticulously crafted from hard to find parts after an awful lot of thought and soul searching"- that better, Capt. Dirigible? Wink), this one displaying the three-angle symmetry of the back engineered martian technology:




And where it goes in the cabin:


Been quite interesting making these two engines fit in without fouling on the legs...
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« Reply #121 on: June 07, 2012, 08:34:25 pm »

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not "thrown together", more "meticulously crafted from hard to find parts after an awful lot of thought and soul searching"- that better, Capt. Dirigible?

Yes, much, thanks.
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« Reply #122 on: June 07, 2012, 10:00:45 pm »

Steady on, Dok!

If you put another engine like that in there'll be no room for the Snooker table.

I like the 'Three Pot' design, but they are a bugger when you 'run' a 'Big end shell'.
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« Reply #123 on: June 07, 2012, 11:16:22 pm »

I see you managed to utilise the hamster's balls on that second engine!  Cheesy (Yes, I went there...)

Must have been pretty big hamsters, though  Wink

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« Reply #124 on: June 07, 2012, 11:24:41 pm »

I see you managed to utilise the hamster's balls on that second engine!  Cheesy (Yes, I went there...)

Must have been pretty big hamsters, though  Wink

Gareth

Luckily, I only used 1½ hamsters, so I do still have a spare...

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