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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#41 » Jan 10 2014 08:31

Flight stand examples.

Steel Rod 1/8th inch > GW t Base > 1/2 inch Aluminum Rod.
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Drill point for Barracuda 1/8th inch or so rod (Green Circle).
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AX1-0 1/2 inch drill point, 1 inch deep.
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1/2 inch on aluminum plate stand.
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Items used - example.
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T Series update:
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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#42 » Jan 29 2014 12:30

Motivated by Shas'O Darklighter
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This is a combo of my old design and his use of the smaller oval. I cast molded a oval with 12 washer discs embedded in the front arc. I then re-drilled and mounted the old tower/rod. The combined weight and off weight worked like a charm!

Here is it flying next to its Space Hulk raiding force.
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Dam you overwhelming desire to build bases on this new weighted theory!
Orca is now "Hover" and flight stand enabled.
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And deploying troops onto my table...
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Notes:
- Yes, it is oddly forward that you see the mounts for the flight stand. That is because the Orca is a BIG girl and carries all her weight in the front!
- Might have used Steel rods over Aluminum. Time will tell...
- Space for the drill points was lined up under the middle of the chairs. This gave me roughly .5 - 1 CM of drill space for the rods-seat.
- Base has 16 metal washers for weight in a I formation. Space was left at the "optimal" drill areas.
- Salt as a mold modifier did not go as envisioned. It looks like liquid plastic is mildly solvent with Salt?!? It did offer a mild surface "roughness" as intended.
- Drilling an Orca makes your soul bleed and until finished and working the sense of self loathing would not go away...
- Once in the air, Happy Tau Commander!
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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#43 » Jan 30 2014 10:14

I'm glad to have been an inspiration Vay. Have you found it to be much easier to play with these models now they are on a more manageable base size?

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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#44 » Jan 30 2014 11:09

O my (Something creative and witty) yes!

"Helga" my loving wide hipped Orca can not go to the dance party down town with the Khornites because the roads are too narrow. Thanks to the new slimmer base she can party like a rock star with her 57 closest friends.

Ain't no Party like an Orca party, cause an Orca parties got pulse rounds!
(I will post some actual combat footage... Here is some old combat footage...) (Pre base: No where to park)
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She had to "shimmy" her way in there. It was the only landing spot near the target.

Also very notable on the AX1-0. I am on the drawing board for how to mount the Tigershark. Probably goal pole style as well.
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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#45 » Feb 10 2014 11:07

So when a guy needs 1 more Kroot hound, what should he do?
1) Buy one
2) Breed one
3) Make one out of parts... and pair him with a Cron eating Kroot with a cybernetic addiction! And yes, that is a Necron hip bone mace.
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What should the Kroot hound live in?
If you said Macro Cannon, then you are correct!
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And Defenses on Taros...
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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#46 » Feb 10 2014 11:23

Beautifully done as always, Vay.

Unfortunately, the link to the first picture appears to be broken... or at the very least, it does not appear for me. :-( :::(

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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#47 » Feb 10 2014 11:51

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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#48 » Feb 10 2014 11:57

Lookin' good!

What piece did you use to give the Neaderthal-esque brow to the Kroot? I'm actually guessing it is being used as a helmet of sorts, but from a distance, it has that sort of feel to me. The 'cron hip-turned-club helps that along tremendously. :D

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Re: [Project] Pre T series, LRV1 and XV107 R'Varna

Post#49 » Feb 11 2014 12:02

It is a diagonal cut skull fragment of a Necron skull. Spine replacement, 1 leg, 1 arm to the wrist, some shoulder plate implants, and a stub nosed Kroot rifle. I will tag some paint on him so he look more definable.

I imagine he digested enough living metal to get visions of how to add more to his body. He then took a Orkish approach to body augmenting.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#50 » Mar 10 2014 10:58

Operation Bertha is a go. (Manta inbound)
Looking for links, ideas, photos, or proven methods of Manta mounting before I hit the drawing board. I have seen and studied blue table's mount (I think it is too fat). I am looking for a trim design, like what was talked about in the "Flight stand?" post.
- 3 peg seems the most likely (maybe even 3 base)
- Max height? recommended height?
- Steel vs Alluminum
- Rod thickness
- X - Factor in design? Left field ideas? (Like the Orca side sling, witch craft)
http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=21927

Mmmmmmmm Manta...
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