Crichton (1:6 scale)

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Good day Ladies and Gentlemen Of the Earth Defence Directorate.
    I have started on the build of Crichton (The latest and most intelligent robot of the EDD).

    I have started with the wheel assembly and base.

    Here are the sheet of parts. I am using light gray cardstock. Unfortunately, I was not able to find metallic cardstock (like I wanted originally).
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    Here are the wheels and mounting assemblies.
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    Here are the wheel wells.
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    Wheel wells attached to the bottom plate of the base.
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The side walls of the base are attached.
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    Here is the internal formers for the base.
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    the formers are in place now.
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    Wheel assemblies attached.
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    top base plate attached and base is now finished.
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    On to the rest of the build.
  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    nice and sharp...:)
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Yeah, this is a very good start! I'm glad you understand how everything is assembled. Some parts penetrate others, some bend inwards, others outwards, some need glue, others don't. I'm looking forward to the next pics! :thumb::cool::thumb:
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

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    Looking good
    I never liked Chriton but a good model is always welcome.
  6. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Totally!

    TOTALLY AGREED! :thumb: :thumb: :cool:
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Crichton was the first robot which I was able to draw correctly by heart when I was little; maybe this was the reason why I wanted to have a model of him.
  8. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    Off to a great start!
  9. Maverick65

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    Looks good so far. I always liked Crichton he was simple looking but with a sweld head and lots of attitude. :cool: All we need now is Twiki. I saw someone on the web was selling a .3ds version for $39. I'd bewilling to kick in $10 if we could get someone who could unfold it for us. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :wave:
  10. Rogerio Silva

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    Please hold...

    Can you wait till the end of June, when I hopefully :cry: will be approved by PMI? And wait till I finish my "hanging" projects? sign1sign1
    Just kidding...
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is an update on my progress of Crichton.

    This is the component that connects the the base to the body.
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    Internal former
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    Connector tubes
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    Component complete.
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    Component attached to the base.
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    Here is the main body.
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    Internal former for the body.
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    Main body complete.
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    Sockets for the arms.
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    Main body attached to the base.
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is another shot of the main body.
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    I raised the rivets to make them look more realistic.
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  14. Rogerio Silva

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    Really cool, RB! And laminantig the rivets has given it the effect you wanted.
  15. Maverick65

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    The body looks really great...I really like the added raised rivets. I always forget how the little things can make such a big difference. :thumb:

    @Rogerio - I've been hanging on so long now a little while longer wont make a difference. I just hope I don't fall off. sign1
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Arms

    Here are the arm assemblies.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    IMAG2161.jpg

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    Arm assemblies are finished.
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    Arm assemblies attached.
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    More rivets on the shoulders.
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    Now on to the head and neck.
  18. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    That is some sweet paper engineering there RB:thumb:
  19. Revell-Fan

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    Whoops, your shoulders look better than mine! ;-)
  20. ASC Mclaren

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