A'kish Vior'la Cadre

Post long term projects you have devised for your Tau or other hobby projects.
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Bloodknife92
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#61 » Jul 13 2016 04:05

I revisited my Commander's lenses this afternoon.
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Both my first and latest Commander models together. I think I've improved a lot between the two :)
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Agentarrow
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#62 » Jul 13 2016 07:42

He looks fantastic. I don't even think the transfers were overkill, they accent the finished model nicely.

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Bloodknife92
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#63 » Jul 14 2016 04:11

Thanks Agentarrow! I was worried no one would agree
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#64 » Jul 25 2016 05:20

I've started working on my next project :D
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I'm considering putting magnets in the hip-torso join so I can minimise bulkiness for transporting, because this model is just huge! The hip-torso join already has a slotting pole-type part, so that solves me needing to add some dowel or something along those lines, allowing me to just add the magnets. The reason I want to add magnets is because I've already planned the model's pose, so if I want to maintain that pose when on the table, I need the magnets to align the join horisontally. I'm also thinking about adding magnets to the jet packs, as taking them off for transport would save a LOT of space!

As for the weapons and the shield, I've magnetised them all, and you'll all see in due time :)
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#65 » Jul 27 2016 06:35

I've made some progress on my Riptide! And I'm eager to share my methods with everyone.
In short, I've added magnets to the hip-torso joins so as to make the model more transportable. I've also done the same with the jet packs for the same reason.
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In the above image, you can see where I've added the magnets to the appropriate components allowing me to interchange them at will. This is the first project I've recently added 3mm diameter magnets to, since 2mm magnets seem sufficient enough for most custom jobs, however the jet packs are rather quite heavy, so after adding the 2mm magnets I still had a lot of movement between the two parts, which lead to me removing the magnets and replacing them. Unfortunately, i damaged the jet pack in the picture(as seen below) by using a drill to make the hole, and drilling all the way through to the other side. It's only a small screw up and I can repair it with green stuff, but I'm still disappointed in myself(only a little :) ). I really don't enjoy using 3mm magnets because in order to make the holes for them, I need something with more driving force than my hands with a hobby drill, and the reason for that is that the cuts that a 3mm drill bit make are quite large and so the resistance the plastic gives is enough to stop my hands from being able to turn the hobby drill. And on top of all that, I don't have a hobby drill with a big enough vice to hold a 3mm drill bit. So, I used the only other thing available to me. A power drill! As I said though, it's only small damage that is easily repaired, and wouldn't even be that bad if left alone.
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The jet pack connected with the torso part.
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The jet pack holding strong and not wobbling or moving around at the join.
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This image shows where I put the magnets in the hip for the halfway join. I decided on two and not four as drilling four holes would affect the integrity of the plastic around the centre hole and make it less stable, even when all glued in. The torso fits in snug while not painted, so should fit in even more snug while painted, and the magnets have the perfect amount of strength to keep the torso from spinning in the join.
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The magnets in the torso join. I accidentally drilled the wrong holes, and luckily noticed when I only had one magnet in the torso, so i quickly removed the magnet, filled the holes with green stuff, and drilled new holes.
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The torso strongly holding up the hip join.

I'm very happy with my progress so far :D. I won't be able to paint the model anytime soon however, unfortunately, as my current living situation and study situation leave me without a proper desk to paint at, nor the time to do the painting. I hope to get it done sooner rather than later though, as it's going to be a super cool model!
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#66 » Jul 27 2016 03:48

I often wish I had magnetized more than just the gun on my Riptide. I like your method. If you're considering any conversions, you may want to check out what I did to my Riptide. Maybe you'll like it. It's on the first page of my Fio log.

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Bloodknife92
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#67 » Jul 27 2016 05:10

So YOU'RE the one that made that riptide! I saw it on pinterest and thought it was really cool, but not for me :) I like to try and keep my Tau as close to the original model as I can, as I really like the models as is. It's kinda funny saying that though, as I like to make every model stand out above the norm too. I'm just different :)
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#68 » Aug 03 2016 04:14

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Making progress :D

I definitely find that segmenting the work is more motivating. By this I mean I've painted the hips down, and I'm working on those components, then I'll move to the torso, then the jet packs, then the arms and weapons/shield. The benefit of this is that there's less work before being able to see an end, which really motivates me to paint.
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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#69 » Aug 04 2016 09:37

Ah, so crisp. I'm loving the progress. You're also motivating me to work on my projects.

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Re: A'kish Research Defence Initiative (Project Log)

Post#70 » Aug 05 2016 06:19

I have noticed a lot of activity in your Fio log! Progress motivates progress right? :D I'm super keen to get this model done, but I expect it to take up SOO much of my green paint :P
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