Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Ogres in the Chop Shop: Doppelsoldner WIP



The Doppelsoldner waiting for me to drill out the barrels of the secondary batteries.  The Pan European designs are in someways much more convincing designs for a large cybertank i.e: they have turrets.  However, they don't have that iconic look of the Mark 5.


I magnetised the turret too.  The turret bustles hit the body fairing, so I had to gently file them, and cut into the fairing to allow the turret to rotate fully.


I didn't like the fact that the model is designed so as to join the two halves together with the bellows like projections.  In my opinion this puts a lot of stress on the casting, which will be prone to metal fatigue.  So I cut the projections down and put magnets in them.


I didn't go the whole fill the body cavity in with my Doppelsoldner, because look at the vast cavernous space I'd have to fill.  So I just built up lips to hide the lack of an underside.  Interestingly, the Fencer has a lip on the rear of the chassis and doesn't require this modification to hide the fact that the casting is hollow.
  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow by Email

Translate

GDPR

I currently do not run an email list and have no plans to do so in the foreseeable future.

For those who subscribe to email updates for this blog, your personal data may be collected by the third party service. I have no control over the tool.

Blog posts or comments may include personal data such as the names of people who've made comments or similar. These posts are often shared on social media including my Twitter and FaceBook pages. The privacy policies of Twitter and Facebook will apply to information posted on their websites.

If you would like any personal data which is included in my blogposts or comments to be removed or have any questions, please email me through my contact widget.