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Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by trt, Jun 22, 2012.
One can never over engineer a paper model. :mrgreen:
6 days of no work and this is the first time I get to post. good to see everyone else has been busy.
On with the show, got after a few attempts a definitive version 1 hinge system. (well half off it) Slight cheat again as using a steel pin
That assembly looks excellent! It really looks like metal. Very impressive. The paper clip looks fake though, kind of ironic, painting it with grey paint would do wonders of covering the exposed parts with a piece of paper, but if it doesn't show with the covers you make, who cares!
Happy new year to everyone balloon6(always wanted to use that one)
Sobered up enough to do some more building.
Hi Zathros all this will be covered up, so doesn't matter what it looks like, I just got a bit carried away.
One thing's for sure, this will have a terrible turning circle.
It is looking real good!
Looking great, can't wait to see more.
Wheels! This is looking so awesome, I can't wait to see the wheels. The hinge framing looks so good, you could get away with leaving it uncovered. This is really excellent!!
The progress that you are making in this project is FANTASTIC!!! It is coming together nicely.
I like your solution for the hinge.
I am really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
So far I have only seen this movie once, and on TV at that!!
I love this too. always wondered why no model or replica was ever offered!
Been thinking about this bit for a while and decided the best way is to create a flange to attach whatever the joining material will be (more fiddley bits, sorry folks ) It is set one paper width in, the plan is then to wrap a 4mm strip to sandwich it (and cover any bad joins)
Material wise, latex doesn't seem to have enough give, so thinking about hosiery as a solution (I'm avoiding any jokes here :twisted It seems to have the right give and apparently there are different grades called denier. May be sending the wife shopping. Coming home with latex gloves and some tights may have taken some explaining.
Anyway a picture
Accordion style bellows would work to.
accordion bellows made of copy paper if you want thin.
Not a commonly found material these days but the venerable onion skin paper once so commonly used in typewriters might be an option.
Evening all. Taken a while to get further with the project. Had to rework all the parts of the hinge mechanism as all slightly out. Also joined the 2 parts together (this is still work in progress but it appears to be a sound theory) Gone back to the latex glove idea (or latex free glove. is everyone allergic to latex ) Need to stretch it tighter and didn't realise how see through it was. I might try to mask the area off and flash a bit of silver paint over it. The good news is the engineering worked. Used CA super glue with 45 sec curing time. Give the ability to position correctly, but 45 seconds seems like ages. Do each piece and let fully cure before moving onto the next one. Inevitably stuck Landmaster to fingers a few times :mrgreen:
Another thought also occurs. It is definitely worth doing this before adding any external pieces as you have to man handle it a fair amount. Also if you make a complete pigs ear of it, you haven't wasted all those fiddley bits.
Looks good as always. I would have gone with an accordion bellows approach. but is still looking good.
Man, this thing is ready to go!
Very nice model. One that is in my wish list. Do you intend to publish the plans for this Landmaster beauty ?
Thanks for kind comments. Yes it will be going in the download section when I get it finished (sometime towards the end of the year at this rate)
I was thinking about various ways to joint the 2 section and accordion was one of them, but in truth and despite all the other fiddley bits I reckon might be too difficult (we'll for me anyway). Also while trying to keep as much paper as possible in the model (please forgive me) latex seemed more accurate. My feable excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Back to modelling, going to try to overlay the latex section with a more stretched piece (too remove a bit of the sagging), pre sprayed silver and see how that looks.
God build sequence and the model is coming out great. Waiting by for more on this project. Keep it up and see you around the forum.
Again, Wow ! That glove treatment looks great and really enhances the 'authenticity' of the model as viewed against it's full-sized counterpart.