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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Colette » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:07 pm

I think for the hip it might behoove you to look up Natalya's spider tank. I'm typing this from a phone so I can't dig up a picture now, but the joints she uses in the tank's legs might be perfect for this application.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby halo 3000 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:33 pm

Is that walker come kind of cross-breed between the BF2142 walkers and the new Hawken mecha?


The walker comes from Command and Conquer 3s expansion pack. here is its wiki page http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Titan_Mk._II

I think for the hip it might behoove you to look up Natalya's spider tank.


Alright, Ill take a look at it. Thanks!
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby halo 3000 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:12 am

Here's an update:

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I built the second leg and made the joints a little tighter.

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here's the back.

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This is the joint/gearbox I ended up using. it allows the legs to move only if you turn the black pieces on the top. Took me forever to find those damn spiral gear pieces though.

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Nice and small. perfect.

My only concern is the weight being too much and breaking these joints:

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not much I can do there though. what do you guys think?
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Zupponn » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:18 am

I think that you should finish it! :D
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Zahru II » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:54 am

maybe you should cover them with some sort of flaps, idunno, like pirate flag pieces in gray.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:31 am

Those are really weak joints... why not use some kind of TECHNIC connection? Then you'd be able to reinforce the area between the calve and thigh with a few bars.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby fredde » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:46 am

I would suggest you rebuild to topmost part of the leg so it points upwards a bit like in the picture.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby BFenix » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:17 am

You could either triple the connection or, like Keldo said, use Technic pieces.

Also, make sure you really have strong legs because that top chassis looks heavy if you intend to make it that size.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby halo 3000 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:37 am

why not use some kind of TECHNIC connection?


That's what I'm thinking... I've been looking around mecha hub for ideas.

I would suggest you rebuild to topmost part of the leg so it points upwards a bit like in the picture.


hopefully once I rethink these joints it will angle up a little more. I may end up having to rebuild the whole thing though.

make sure you really have strong legs


This is something I really did not take into consideration when I first designed the upper part of the leg. I was going more for cosmetics. Ever since I've been thinking on how to make them stronger.

Edit: Would you guys look down on me if I used glue? :?
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Keldoclock » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:41 pm

I wouldn't, but the rest of the forum probably would!

Take care not to glue it so you can't move the leg.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby sjosten » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:02 am

Oh my God, you want to glue it?! Shame!! :evil:

Seriously though, I'm only against gluing things because I genrally move on to other things after I make stuff. This seems like the kind of thing you would want o make permanent, so I understand your wanting to glue it to make it stronger. I say do it, but think it over a lot first.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby halo 3000 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:20 am

I ended up gluing it... BUT it is a lot stronger now and I hope it will be sufficient.

Here's what I ended up with tonight.

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Now all that is left is the hardest part...

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Back. You can see the glue I used back there.

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I like how the chair turned out

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Re: WIP need help!

Postby Apollyon » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:20 am

The chair is incredible! Gotta steal that design. :-)
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby BFenix » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:41 am

It is incredible! Nice work.
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Re: WIP need help!

Postby The Shadowscythe » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:54 am

Oh gods DAT chair.

I may end up stealing that design myself . . .
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