VF-1 Valkyrie

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Getter1, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Re-sized seats installed.

    G1

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  2. ARMORMAN

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    Dude, that's so sweet!
  3. 57townsman

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    Amazing work, guys! :thumb:

    SteveK
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    Cockpit

    Dude you completely rock. I feel like I could jump in and fly off the deck. Exellent build, great job:thumb:.
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    Valkyrie Stand

    A bit of an update on the stand. I've redesigned the front of the stand, the old one looked too boxy to me. Both the arm and the stand have been unfolded in Pep and reworked (mostly) to my satisfaction. Although I might release the arm in two versions, the standard version as seen below, and a simplified version. The simplified version has yet to be started though. Before I can release the stand I need to finish my Strike Valk to see if the arm is the proper size to fit over the Strike armor properly. So unfortunately it'll be awhile before it's ready to go. With that said, on with the pics:

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  6. elpapersyco

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    Gran trabajo ltla9000311 perfecto solo una pregunta: crees que soporte el peso de todo el modelo en modalidad, osea con todo los accesorios "Super VF" ,creo deberias diseñar y agregar algo para que refuerze la puerta del hangar, no lo crees asi?

    Great job ltla9000311 perfect one question: you think that supports the weight of the whole model in form, with all accessories osea "Super VF," I should design and add some reinforcement to the door of the hangar, do not you think so?
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    I'm gonna say no. It still looks good though.

    The weight of the finished model would need an arm stronger than card stock and the arm would have to be somehow mounted to the back plate in such a way that it would twist off while bearing the weight. That and you would have to affix the arm to the VF model too.

    Like holding onto a large book with your arm stretched out.
  8. ltla9000311

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    Valkyrie Stand

    Hey guys thanks for the observations. I did think about that at length as I designed this thing. While the original arm is very detailed, after printing a test page and looking at the size of the parts, I'm simpliying the arm to make it sturdier. As designed and scaled to approx 1/72 scale, it's gonna be too weak to handle the weight of the fighter. Now I have the original VT-1D, designed by Shunichi, fully built and it is very light. Granted it doesn't have the extra armor on it but the armor won't add that much weight. The arm will be glued on the underneath side of the door opening, and to the backdrop. Two different gluing surfaces to hold the weight of the fighter. The only spots I can forsee needing reinforcement are at the back of the backdrop behind where the arm glues, and where the front base glues to the back wall.

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    Itla,

    The base shouldn't be too hard to reinforce. I don't have a small scale here so I can't give you a build out and loaded weight, but I can send you the test Super Fighter as I'm done with it ;) That'll save you time so you can focus on the base and arm.

    Oh I like that rounded base but was more partial to the pevious ver.

    Steve0's got a point that the fighter may have to be glued to the arm. I'm not sure it could be removable.

    G1
  10. Janx

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    I am so glad your doing this Itla :) I was worried about those very things too, but you got most of it covered.

    Both bases work for me, staying on the fence here :p
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    Valkyrie Stand

    Janx-Thanks for the support!:thumb: Unfortunately real life has had made it's inevitable intrusion into designing and building. (Ex-wives/work/children etc)wall1 I haven't been able to do much over the last week or so. Have no worries mate, it will be finished as soon as I can find the time!:mrgreen:

    Steve0, Getter1- I guess I didn't state it earler but the model would have to be glued to the arm. Unless one went to their local DIY store (Lowes or Home Depot her in CA) and bought some of that flexible magnetic strip and cut it to fit in the Strike engines and the arm itself.:twisted:

    Just another randon set of thoughts.
  12. Janx

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    ahah gives me an idea, why not fit a magnet to inside the Backpack pod and one to the protrusion at the bottom of the arm between the claws..
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    Just had another thought here.

    I was going to simplify the arm to make it easier to build, but I think I will leave it as is. Due to the size of arm at this scale, the parts have come out rather small. Almost too small to be foldable. So I think the parts will be laminated to achieve the desired thickness on the main arm itself. Or one could use art board, or what I call mat board, used in picture framing. It comes in a rainbow of colors and the edges could be colored just like paper, and would be very strong and lightweight.

    Here is an example of what I'm talking about in size:

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    Yep, kinda what I had in mind for the Arm, I didnt intend it to be A box section, you really are on the case :)
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    Now the pic above is actually larger than actual size. The long pieces that stick out on either end are actually only 1 mm wide.While there are quite a few people here on the forum who have the skill to fold that up and make it look good, I don't.:curse:

    So to retain the detail in Janx's great design on the arm, either laminating several pieces together or using a 1mm piece of cardboard for the arm is the way to go. Unless someone has any other ideas?
  16. Janx

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    Nope :) I used up my quota of good Ideas on the magnet....
  17. elpapersyco

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    Saludos Hi ITLA I have a suggestion to resolve the dispute in the reinforcement of the stand, I think if you add three pieces in this way, the diorama of the panel will not be greatly affected by weight:thumb:

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    Saludos Hola itla me permito hacer una sugerencia para resolver la polemica del refuerzo del stand, creo que si le añades tres piezas en esta forma, el panel del diorama no se vera muy afectada por el peso​
  18. ltla9000311

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    elpapersyco, your picture won't display, just a big red X. Try uploading it again.
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    Nice find Getter,