Saturday, 25 August 2012

HBK_MK2 Update 2

So I have the following assembled;

  • Bicep
  • Forearm
  • Lower leg
  • Thigh
  • Hip
  • Ct
  • Side torso
  • Top tubey thingy
  • AC cannon

Half way assembled is
  • CBT forearm

Left to make
  • foot
  • shin
  • AC20 surround
  • Rear back pack
  • MW4 head
  • Shoulder couplings
  • Make a left AC20 + surround (maybe gets push on to the back burner)

To design
  • CBT bicep
  • CBT Head
Assembled means just that the main structure is complete however there's a lot of detail work, sanding and filling that still needs to be done.

I aiming to the point where i can get moulds pieces, cast them and then make them left or right handed this happens between the assembly and detailing stages.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hunchback Build progress

I thought I'd throw in an update on how my next build is going

As you can probably tell its a hunchback (don't be thrown by the parts on the far right that's for another mech). Why am I making a hunchback again?

  • The first one (lets call it the MK1) was off on scale and I'm anal about scale 
  • The MK1 was atmosphere moulded which means you can't pressure cast it.
  • And I feel i can make a better model with the new skills I have learnt. (bearing in mind the MK1 was my 2nd model)
I hoped to be further along at this point but I ran out of milliput need to fill the voids within the parts to make them strong enough to be vacuum moulded. Ideally I'd use Aves sculpt for everything but the fact is its hard to get in the UK and the price is 25% more expensive gram for gram than milliput. I still use Aves for the outter/final putty coats and the millput for bulking out

Hopefully this should last me for my next 2 mechs.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Workshop online

My workshop is close enough to call in a working state I hope to start on my next mech soon.