That's just too damn amazing. Very nice.
That's just too damn amazing. Very nice.
I love it. Original idea and well conceived plan and execution so far of putting it together. I would like to say I like that stairwell very much and am contemplating putting it in a build of my own someday or at the very least a version of it. Any chance you could post up the art on it so I can do an etching of my own of it or at least have a head start on my own takeoff. Oh and with all that great detail your putting into the inside have you come up with a plan on how your going to display it ?. Any how looking forward to the rest of the build. Oh and have you thought about riveting it on the outside I'm not sure if that's the look your going for or not I was just going back over your pictures and though how cool it would look to have small rivet's along the joints I think I have heard this being done with a glue but I have never done it myself. Well I'm sure there are a bunch of people on here that would help. Either way looking good.
Funny you should mention the rivets, but I am planning on having a lot of rivets on it- I'm using scrapbook 'pearls' for the larger rivets, and have purchased some of Archer's decal rivets:
Archer Surface Details
I haven't tried them yet, but I hear good things about them!
Meanwhile, I have the first etched piece of flooring, done in a tank of saltwater in 10 thou brass:
And in place:
It's a little rough, but the process didn't run smooth (had to turn off the power supply for the night during the etching), but it forced me to streamline and improve the way I'm delivering the power, so I'll see if the second one is any better.
McGraph: the artwork for the staircase is in Illustrator format, I can convert it to another file format if you need it:
I like the way that floor turned out, it looks a little more rough and industrial than the staircase, but you could say it's had more wear.
illustrator would be great. So are you gonna do like a rustic steampunk interior ala say 2000 leagues under the sea ?.
Fantastic build! can't wait to see more.
The etching, the etching! So cool.
spring loaded joints are not only a slick simple solution, but also in-step to the somewhat steampunk feel to the machine. in addition, the staircase feels slightly victorian (not to mention the difficulty of assembling it).
I'm in awe of the concept, the engineering, and the execution.
would love to look at models like this all day.
Not really had much time to work on this of late- but I have been experimenting with the etching- it's not good, I'm investigating etching suppliers as I type!
All I have really done is put in three 'ports' on the upper surface:
Each will have a weapon, probably in a moving ball joint, one to be an Earthly take on a heat-ray, another to be an ordinary cannon, and the third...
Well, I'll just have to come up with something!
That thing is just so cool.
You going to give it tentacles like the War Machines had in the novel?
Wow! Spectacular design and execution! Can't wait to see this painted.
I love the design to every single detail on this. I too can't wait to see this finished and painted.
Wow that is so awesome. Love the stairs inside!
That is totally cool! Great build!
Got the ball and socket joint done in one of the three 'dimples': two simple push-moulded 'cups', and a 40mm acrylic bauble:
I've had to order some more baubles, and some M1.6 dome nuts and bolts to hold them all together, should have them all rotating nicely by the end of the week.
Today, I hope to start on the heat ray...
Brilliant. Are you putting any windows or porthole type things in Doctor ?
Pot Noodle, food of the gods (and model builders).
Very cool! When the details are coming on, you can see what a great design it is. Well done on both design and work!
I would have imagined the engine(s?) detals for the legs being bigger, like half the body?
Meanwhile, a possible heatray:
Made from the offcuts of the push moulded sockets, and a lid from a disposable insulin syringe.
Jeff Wayne's Artilleryman would be proud!
This is a beautiful build! The attention to detail is just amazing.
It's like a Martian tripod and a Dalek had a Steampunk baby!
And I mean that in a nice way
Cool looking blaster.
Last edited by JohnLogan; Sep 19, 2012 at 8:59 PM.
It looks more and more like it walked off the pages of the old 30s Scifi pulp magazines in the golden age of scifi.