Friday, 25 May 2012

1/60 scale MW4 Highlander - unveiled!

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Hi folks,

I'd like to introduce my 1/60 scale (Armorcast height) MW4 highlander. This mech is a big step up in design for me. The paper craft plans were rescaled, then translated into Adobe Illustrator and details added, the file was then sent for laser cutting. Then I had to wait for the parts to arrive and wait and wait I did...

I sorted the shapes using a 1:1 scale diagram and group them into substructures. I then started to assemble the shapes into parts filling the internal voids with putty and plaster to make them withstand vacuum moulding. (see previous sneak peak blog entry)

What you see here is 95% finished bar a few items left on the snagging list. Its not glued so not to damage the masters till I've taken moulds so it's just balancing together in the pictures (pretty impressive for such a tall and heavy model).

For comparison I took a photo next to the Armorcast atlas. As you can see bang on scale., (GET IN! My powers of maths didn't fail me)

A: You can have one!
I'm going to offer a kick starter type deal. If I get 5 paid pre-orders I will make moulds of the model. I'll give it till the 15th June 2012 to make 5 orders or all orders will be refunded and "there can only be one" highlander (Yes I had to work that in there)

The price would be £80 + postage and I only plan to make 5 total for the foreseeable future. If you would like to order contact me on the email address below.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Armorcast Atlas painted

Here's the promised shots of the painted Armorcast Atlas

 The old Armorcast Atlas kits are very rare since they are no longer on sale you find some on eBay time to time. I have a spare kit I may consider parting with (contact me on the email address below).

And here's some of the keyed joint inspired by Armorcast design I've been working on which can be retrofitted to models as (if they can accommodate it). It'll allow the arms/legs to be removed/replaced and add pose-ability.

The parts dimensions are 26mm in diameter and 20.5mm in depth. I'm working on a smaller version for smaller mechs

Stay tuned as my next mech is almost ready to be unveiled to the world! As always you can contact me on the address below;

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Can you tell what it is yet?

I finished painting the Atlas a few days ago (pictures to follow) which means I'm finally able to start on my new project can you tell what it is yet?

  • In the first you can see the 1:1 scale drawing I used to reference the various laser cut parts
  • The second picture shows the seams re-enforced with putty, the void is bulked out with bonding plaster, before finishing with a smooth layer of putty (not shown). This is to stop the part imploding during the vacuum degassing stage of mould making process.
  • Lastly is a shot of the parts loosely sat together
Over all this is a step up in quality using all the knowledge of previous projects, new technologies and referencing from the Armorcast Atlas design