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Vsions
12-30-2011, 12:46 AM
Hello all, I have been working on a new version of my battle mech. This one is equipped with a screw driven claw and an airsoft cannon. Its all controlled via a wireless ps2 controller.

Ive still got alot to do on it, but Im waiting for more funds :( I will be posting videos soon.


Here we go:

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0240.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0239.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0237.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0233.jpg

A close up of the claw design
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0234.jpg

Any feedback welcome.

Gertlex
12-30-2011, 09:53 AM
Looks pretty awesome! We need vids of it climbing walls (I exaggerate), shooting squirrels out of trees and crushing stuff with that claw :D

elaughlin
12-30-2011, 10:58 AM
That thing is pretty sweet man. Really nice design. Why is this the first we have seen of it. Definitely show more pics and get some videos. Keep us updated. It really is impressive looking.

Are you going to be a competitor in Mech Warfare?

Vsions
12-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Thanks guys, I have been working on it on and off. I should have posted it as I was working on it, but I will do so from here on out. Still have a way to go. I dont plan entering into the mech combat from this site, unfortunately, I dont think my mech can qualify anyway. I am hoping to start a little mech combat competition myself hopefully. Once I have a second mech finished I will post more about it and demonstrate what I had in mind. I will be posting vids soon of this one in action.

Vsions
01-01-2012, 03:42 AM
Here are some more pics consisting of some claw close ups and different views :)

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Claw1.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Claw2.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Claw3.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Left2.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Right.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/Torso1.jpg

Vsions
01-12-2012, 01:21 AM
Some new updates, I changed to an upgraded airsoft cannon. Im awaiting a relay before I film it in action. I also started sculpting the outer shell out of clay which I will eventually make a mold with. I hope you guys like..


http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0272.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0271.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0270.jpg
http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l456/Vsions/IMAG0269.jpg


I will also be upgrading the waist to something more sturdy looking

Slugman
01-13-2012, 01:02 AM
An ultra-narrow narrow wasp-like waist can sometimes look better than one that is "to scale", as plenty of Animae fans can attest.
That thing looks like it would rip the heart out of anything that walks, crawls or flies, & I mean that in the nicest way. :happy:

elaughlin
01-13-2012, 07:37 AM
I like the mold so far Vsions. I am one for aestheic details on the robot. I can't wait to see it completed and poured into the final shape. Ever thought about 3D printing instead of old fashioned sculpt and mold method? Not trying to convince you to go into it, but its pretty cool, and its what I have been working on for a while now. Hopefully I will finish up some more pieces on my robot, Chimera, soon and you can see what I mean. Otherwise, I like where you are going with your bot. Good design so far it looks like, like the treads, the worm-drive claw, and now the armor. Thanks for sharing your project.

Vsions
01-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Thanks guys :)

@elaughlin: As a matter of fact I have been researching it. I am a 3d artist for a living and could have had this completely done and detailed in half a day if I just used max/zbrush. There are a few barriers for me currently, price, experience and that I wanted to practice my clay modeling skills, but lack of symmetry and undo certainly make things go much slower than in 3d :( I saw your work on Chimera and was very impressed by it, so if you have any info you could share regarding price/methods I would be most grateful.

! robotics
01-15-2012, 06:58 AM
What a scary robot... lol

shimniok
01-16-2012, 04:16 PM
That is amazing work. I'm curious to hear more about the molding process.

4mem8
01-17-2012, 02:47 AM
Visions this is an awesome project, nice work so far :-)