Hello guys. Thought I'd share this. This is will be my entry for the mechapinoy concept mecha competition and it's going to be my biggest project this year.
Tactical Operations Advance Digitigrade Unit
Started doing some sketches and finally decided what my mech would look like. basically this is just the outline. I'm always a fan of digitigrade creatures/mechs and i like my mech to have human like arms and fingers so I mixed the idea and this one came out. aaandd also, im back to sketching hehe. I can't remember the last time I sketched my own character, really.
third sketch is the one I'm talking about. I do hope i can finish this in time. This project is quite ambitious. Huge update will posted this weekend.
-- What you see are the thigh armors. I'm still making the internal frame. I'm having a hard time cutting super thick plaplates, some are 4.0mm thick lol.
my only 1/20 scale unit. will change the position to sitting position and replace the head. goodluck to me sculpting this one hehe
Thanks guys! and sorry I forgot to post this update here. XD okay here goes..
Here's how I made the balljoint. Take note that the pink plastic ball adheres well to almost any kind of super glue so guarenteed its strongly fastened to the shaft(pen case).
-- and some updates. I was gonna show the assemly of the legs and crotch but then I think it would be more awesome if I reveal it to you step by step. So assembly of the legs will be posted next week. XD.
I already started adding some details though they're not supposed to be there since im still in the process of making the basic shapes and outline.
wow and Wow and still WOW ...... bro u mad ?? ;D ;D ... mad skill indeed ...
some question the those round bits ... wat did u use to glue the rod and the round bits together .... cause last time i try even super glue is not strong enuf to hold it cause of some release agent on the round bits ....
Phoon: I will try my best to compile what I think is helpful to the community and post in the tutorial section. Thank you for that suggestion. will Sure do!
@sir Juju: LOL what precious? XD
zero1st: Hello sir. I think these pink balls are made of ABS that it adheres very well to superglue. When I bought this, I really wasn't sure if it will stick to any glue, But I guess I just got so lucky, these balls seems to be made of ABS plastic hehehe.
Guitarist: NO dude, don't be demotivated since your works also inpires us, yknow. hehe
My apologies to all. I haven't made any updates for the last two weekends, I have been very busy with work and family. I hope what I have right now will be enough. I think I managed to build 40% of the overall mecha. Duplicating the parts accurately is the one thing that is slowing me down. Cleaning the pieces is easy, but very time consuming.
Every white piece that you see in the pictures are plastic plates, yes, even the rings are fully scratch built.