Do you guys have a pic of the Maxi-Brute part in question? I have two vintage kits and would be happy to check for the right part.
Yup, it came off one of the of the plastic sprues of my 70's vintage Maxi-Brute.
Would be happy to loan this out for casting, if that would help.
Yeah ! I think that's the right part Beaz ! They probably cut it and sanded it flush
Is that styrene ?
Matt, your guess about the feet is just brilliant !
Argh I have to go back on the drawing desk once Im back from work LOL
I'm DLing the pdf, I dont think Ill have time to check it before I go to work but thanks for that !
Yeah I reckon that the armature looks pretty simple at the first look and finally it would take more time than they thought...
Hopefuly you'll find someone....
Awesome for the 934 sprue !!
Sure I have enough RTV to cast it, it will not be pressure castings and I am scared to get airbubbles (like cheese ) because we have to cut and sand the "heatsink" flush with the cap... We can always fill them though... That's not a big deal since there are only 2 parts...That's definitely the part, thanks for your offer Beaz! I don't know, what do you think Julien? Do you want to cast them or have me handle it? I need to order some RTV.
Great to finally confirm this part, thanks again.
That works great for me, Julien, since I only want what you want, the correct greeblie for my future AT-ST build!Sure I can send you 2 castings Beaz but I will doesnt do a mold of the full part, just of what we need for the AT-ST (I mean just the front "heatsink" and the ring cap, not the rear "heatsink") so I dont know if you would find some use for them Beaz !
Yeah bro but I dont know if there are two joints, I mean head side and body side ? The pyro ROTJ have two joints but since they were not animated... I dont know ! and the 2 joints do the same movement (front to back) unlike the TESB one which is a bit useless ! I'm not sure they used a kind of ball joint on those models... But I too think (no, I want to think ) that it was more elaborate than the TESB but I'm really not sure about that... The TESB neck was already great at this point !It would be a 360 pivot wouldnt it bro? By that i mean side to side, front to back, bobbin' and a weavin'?
At least IMO the ROTJ, would have something way more elaborate than the TESB?
i seem to have collected some info that may be wrong. in addition to those kits i have recorded that the following kits should be in your list. could someone please confirm if these are or are part of the chosen kits?Well, it's time to put the kit lists of this baby.
Since I havent noted all the kits I could forget one or two :
-Tamiya 1/35 SU-85 (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 KV-I (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Matilda (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Hanomag (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Marder III (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Gepard (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 M16 (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 8 tons (x4)
-Tamiya 1/35 Flakvierling38 (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Sdkfz 222 (x2)
-Tamiya 1/35 Sdkfz 232 (x1)
-Tamiya 1/35 Flak 88 (x5)
-Tamiya 1/35 Lang (x1)
-Tamiya 1/32 F-14 Tomcat (x1)
-Tamiya 1/12 Ferrari 312T (x2)
-Tamiya 1/12 JPS (x2)
-Tamiya 1/12 Porsche 934 or 935 (x1)
-Tamiya 1/6 Kawasaki (x1)
-Italeri 1/35 Priest (x1)
-Hasewaga 1/72 Leopold (x1)
-Bandai 1/48 Panther (x1)
-MPC DV's TIE Fighter (x2)
-Maxi Brute X-Wing (x1)
This is a compiled list from Matt's (Dragnink), Lee's(Ralphee), Isel's (swfan) and my finds.
Thanks to them all !
Hello,i seem to have collected some info that may be wrong. in addition to those kits i have recorded that the following kits should be in your list. could someone please confirm if these are or are part of the chosen kits?
tamiya zundapp r75
airfix harrier gr3 av8
Hey Matt, that makes sense and you're probably right ! So I will go this wayI think the easiest way to get all of the functionality would be two ball and socket joints at the base of the neck and at the top, but that wouldn't be studio accurate.
I looked at all the scenes frame by frame and came to the conclusion the neck has the same functionality as the ESB. Swivels forward and back to look up or down, swivels left and right to look scan the horizon, and the head can tilt/flop sideways left or right (like a dog when it gets curious about something).
In a few of the Sao Paulo pics, you can see the armature is setup differently though. It's almost as if they took the ESB design and flipped it upside-down! At the top is the axis for the head being able to look up or down, underneath that is the "dog tilt" joint, and I assume the base has a circular washer type bit above the hole, with a rod going down through to allow the head and neck to swivel left and right.
If you notice, towards the front of the chassis behind the Ford cosworth parts, there's screws on either side. Meaning that the base of the neck might be a separate block that fits down inside the main chassis armature and fastens in from the side. Not sure though, this area is a mystery.
This is a really crude idea of how it might look from the side underneath the neck bulb.
If the neck does more than tilt left and right, I think the only sway in the arm would be left to right, not front to back. I have a scan of an armature that has tons of these type joints on it.. if I can find it I'll post it up!
Hey Matt, that makes sense and you're probably right ! So I will go this way
As for the neck boot, the tyres of the JPS are wrong too I cant find the good ones ! Once upside down, they are too flat, too short and the diameter of the side which goes inside the Kawa part is larger than the kawa part