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  1. #31

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    Gimbals:

    Or Trunnions whatever, These truncated discs will support the head on the neck to allow it to look down in a purely theatrical way as a downward pointing camera would be just as effective but the menace of this skull staring down at it's victim is too good to pass up.

    http://i.imgur.com/TxBpE0G.jpg


    Above; the disc is a simple truncated construct featuring two circles 45,0 and 54,0 MM separated by 2,0 MM by 4,8 MM styrene spacers.

    http://i.imgur.com/fIfj5Yf.jpg


    Unfortunately I got the angle wrong so I have to re-sheath the bevel but that's not a big deal.

    http://i.imgur.com/J7JtoOQ.jpg


    Tomorrow I hope to be working on the cockpit.
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  2. #32
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    Keep up the great work and I also am following this great build

  3. #33

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    Thanks for the reply,

    The Visor:

    Allowing for the helmet I mounted the gimbals with extended visor mounts made of 0.015 thousandths sheet styrene. As I don't really have a plan for the cockpit, chin or gullet piece all this is subject to change but at least now I understand how the cheek pieces work with the gimbals.

    http://i.imgur.com/dybKoJX.jpg


    I suppose the best thing is to cut the helmet to see where it falls in relation to the ears (gimbals) and the amount of clearance required to allow the head to lower and raise.

    http://i.imgur.com/LEecGev.jpg


    Somehow I managed to guess right which moving part eclipses which and for that I am grateful.

    http://i.imgur.com/a8ra21q.jpg


    Later on this evening I'll cut the helmet but I need to relax a bit after this thoroughly draining exercise in design. Martini Time!!!!!
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  4. #34

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    Helmet:

    My initial thought was to use a suitably shaped bottle to form the helmet but after experimentation I found that was unsatisfactory for my obsessive compulsive mindset. I opted instead for building up the helmet out of stratified layers of styrene and cutting the helmet out of the resulting block in much the same manner as I did for my Warlord Titan

    http://i.imgur.com/gxEB51B.jpg


    This also relieves me of the necessity of finding a suitable glue for mating the different sources of plastic......

    http://i.imgur.com/uAIDHK3l.jpg


    It's bad enough that I had already go through the identical thought processes in making my Warlord but to have not learned for my previous effort defies logic.
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    Oh wow. I'm mildly surprised there aren't suitable blocks of styrene that can be carved rather than laminating so much. But I suppose precutting the layers, while time consuming, means less hacking bits off later.
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  6. #36

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    Is this project going faster than your Warlord?
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  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgrim View Post
    Oh wow. I'm mildly surprised there aren't suitable blocks of styrene that can be carved rather than laminating so much. But I suppose precutting the layers, while time consuming, means less hacking bits off later.
    Carving a solid block of styrene would be daunting and expensive. I have plenty of scrap material on hand and industrial quality to boot so this is the least expensive way to go. While Styrene is soft and easy to shape it melts and jams saw blades and sanding discs when attempting to shape large masses. I'll begin shaping today and post an update.

    Is this project going faster than your Warlord?
    Hard to tell, right now about the same but a lot of preliminary guess work was already done on the Warlord so mainly it's just design and detail changes plus I won't be going nuts on the movable joints this time.
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  8. #38

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    Ready To Begin Shaping:

    The layering is complete and all needs be done is the shaping

    http://i.imgur.com/aK44D0O.jpg


    I made the helmet about an eighth inch over sized per inch to allow for carving and sanding

    http://i.imgur.com/axEuWUo.jpg


    Tomorrow I should be well along on the paring down to the rough dimensions.

    http://i.imgur.com/l0WOVlJ.jpg
    "It is easier to deceive people than it is to convince them that they have been deceived."

  9. #39

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    First and Second Contour Cuts:

    Most of which are done on a stationary belt sander.

    http://i.imgur.com/7RO8KiC.jpg


    One more preliminary contour cut to make.....

    http://i.imgur.com/SVQpT3F.jpg


    The sides have to be rough sanded at about 45░ before the finishing contour sanding.

    http://i.imgur.com/VYPbiO9.jpg
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    That shape is staring to, well, shape up nicely.
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