Dragon Automata

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by cgutzmer, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. cgutzmer

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    I just posted some pics of my freshly finished dragon build in my gallery. Thought I would never get it done. Hope you like it :D
    Chris

    p.s. I cant find the darn link to pay the designer - dont worry, I will!
  2. cgutzmer

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    Found it and paid! There were two different download links that gave different options....
  3. rlwhitt

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    Fantastic job! This looks facinating. Does it work (move) pretty well? How would you rate the build - very difficult?
  4. Larry Marshall

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    Really nice model, Chris. I started cutting parts on mine back when I downloaded/paid it but I got distracted so unlike yours, it amounts to little.

    Procrastination does have its virtues, however, as I can ask you questions :) Did you have any troubles getting the mechanism to work? Anything to be concerned about during the build? It sure looks nice. I need to get back to mine.

    Cheers --- Larry
  5. cgutzmer

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    its actually quite simple. two suggestions - get a circle cutter for the thick cardboard circles - it would help immensely. Secondly make sure the columns that go up and down are super straight - i had one that was just barely warped and I figured it would be all right - that one binds a bit now. It works to my satisfaction though. Many of the parts are repetitive (the body) so be aware of that going into it - nothing like tank treads though!
    Chris
  6. milenio3

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    Very fine job! Looks great for the next parade!
    Thanks for sharing.
  7. cgutzmer

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    that would be a sweet humongous build I bet...... :D hmmmmmm......
  8. Larry Marshall

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    AH...this brings up a question I had when I looked at the instructions. I couldn't find anything that suggested that you were supposed to laminate those cams to a particular thickness. I just checked and I still can't find such a reference. If it's there, where is it and what did you do? As for cutting them, if my Excel blades run out of gas I'll aim my scroll saw at them :)

    I can see where that would be an issue. Thanks.

    Those of you willing to do tank treads have my admiration...and my sympathy. I have to confess that a part of me wants to take Steve's design and do the mechanism/stand in some exotic wood. I have some purpleheart that would be just super and really add a spark to the model.

    Cheers --- Larry
  9. cgutzmer

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    At work and dont have the directions but I laminated them onto about 1mm card - its what comes along with our mainframe printouts from work. Good stuff :)
  10. Larry Marshall

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    It is the case that this is indicated in small print next to the cams. Did you do the same thing with the crank? No indication there that I can see.

    Cheers --- Larry