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Camkierhi wrote:Show off.
Dat's der point, innit.

Brilliant concept and execution, stunning work.

Just to be able to say something, the tarps look dark, maybe a hint of green just to break up the colour.

Being silly there in case you didn't know. Watching with interest, so much inspirational work.
Thanks. How about some blue? See below.

CommissarKhaine wrote:Lol so muich for a simple forkligt :p. Amazing work, and the paintjob's coming along nicely as well
Thanks CK. Even the simplest of things can become a home to wondrous complexity when you look closely enough. I suppose wheels would have been simpler to do, but that's just not "future" enough.
It has perhaps, ended up larger that expected. But legs take up a lot of space as it turns out.
But then, it is intended as terrain, so it needs to be big enough to hide behind.

Wirecat wrote:Great work! These draped up crates look really good, making me forget that I first wanted to comment on how too many hexes there are on everything! And that lift thingy is looking very promising, can't wait to see it in the next stage of construction/assembly. Cheers!
Thanks Wirecat. Infinity is the inspiration for this piece, so hexagons are the thing.

Gitsplitta wrote:Finished tarps look fantastic!
Not totally finished yet, still more painting to do.

Painting progress first:
Slowly deciding on colours for things and giving texture and highlights to others.
Tarps have gone blue on the outside and, I think, I'll go black for the inside so you can see where it's been pulled back.


And the forklift now has the basic structure of the legs done (of course there'll be more details in time...).




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That's looking great! Loving the leg design.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Forklift is intriguing. Fitting too, with the quadruped design.

 
   
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Thanks CK.

Thanks Red'. Yep, although I went with a more industrial look to them rather than the streamlined "military-grade" walkers of Infinity. This is built for one job, and as cheaply as possible (I'm fairly sure pistons would be cheaper than synthetic muscles or whatever is used in that universe), as any forklift.

Speaking of forklift:
Cab in progress. No front on it yet, been keeping access to the interior free.
And got the pilot in there for scale purposes.

There will be ladders and handrails.

Front to be added and then some putty work all over.
Then I'll paint the interior of the cab and seal it up with windows and the door.
Then the arm...

Speaking of painting...
Things in the workshop are slowly being ticked off.

Those boxes are done now (apart from markings/lettering).



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Its all looking good Dr. H, but I really like your use of bright colors for the interior of the workshop.
   
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The tarp has a velvet like look to it. It's neat.

A quick search will show that those legs are fairly close to what are on the Remotes in Infinity. The feet are different.

A few links
https://catalog.infinitythegame.com/panoceania/ver/280205-0014-dronbot-remotes-rem#menuAnchor
https://catalog.infinitythegame.com/panoceania/ver/280256-0352-mulebots#menuAnchor


 
   
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Crazy good.

   
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I love to see these things come to life.. Kudos to you, good sir!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

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Going to add a counterweight too? Also all those hydraulics are going to need pumps & valves.

Really love the quadraped

When I saw the walker I instantly thought of the mech from the intro of half-life, turns out it's quite different (or at least the black mesa version is). http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/62853.jpg




 
   
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Thanks York'. There's got to be some brightness to draw the eye about as it is intended to be viewed through the windows. Contrast contrast contrast.
Although I'm conscious of not making it a mess of colour. I usually manage so not worried yet.

Thanks Red'. I hadn't thought velvet, but can see what you mean. Just dry-brushing to bring out the texture of the cloth I used.

I do have some pictures of those in my "inspiration" folder, but have not looked at any during this project.
The shape is similar yes, but they don't seem to have pistons exposed and are of the "futuristic leg joints moved by some unknown future tech" look. That's what I mean my a more low-tech / industrial look to this forklift.
Yep, very basic plates of metal for feet; cheap and easy to replace.

Thanks Gits'.

Thanks CK.

Thanks OMN. Counterweight is a good concern. Would have thought of that as I came to the arm. That can be be added, there is space under the cab's engine (the lump at the back).
Most of the hydraulic workings are within the frame, but you know I like small details...
Thanks.
Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about those. May have to make one some day.

The cab now has a front on and I've started painting the interior.
The windows may not look large enough for good visibility, but I've added computer screens to the interior and those are mostly what are to be used for the driver to see. It's the future yo, there's probably some AI in there too.


Once the inside is painted, I'll start on the arm and hopefully remember the counterweight.

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Inside painted and windows in.
I may add some strips on the inside of the windows if they don't hold in well.

On the whole, the inside isn't very visible through the "glass" so I'm not going to add any more finer details. Getting photos of it will be a nightmare once done...


Done some small details in the workshop, nowt worth showing at this stage.

Onwards...


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Garage looking mighty fine and the spider-lift is an inspired engineering marvel



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Thanks Ruglud.

Painting progress on the workshop first. Still minor details... still more to do...


And more excitingly, the forklift comes together...


The arm "can" extend above the first piston, and with it reaching up with the legs and the full height of the arm it should be able to easily reach over the workshop.
And maybe the cab can also raise from the hips/legs section too. That was the original concept.

Next job is to make the fork... I have a plan.
Once that is done I'll have an idea of how large to make the counterweight (I've not forgotten) so it looks like it'll counterweight the arm.


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That plasticard work on the forklift is amazing... Will the parts remain moveable after painting?

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Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

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Wowee wow WOW! Dem Pistons! Dat Cab!

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MMMah! It is not bad I suppose.

Who am I kidding, brilliant bud, just brilliant.

   
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Damn that forklift is spectacular!
I really love it.
Well done Mate

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That forklift alone should fetch a pretty penny? Farthing? Shilling? Whatever coins y'all use on the sceptred isle.

 
   
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Thanks CK. It's mostly just a series of telescoping tubes. The difficulty is in the planning; where should this piston start, and how long should the larger part of that piston be. The building is fairly easy in comparison, hence the speed this has come together.

That said, no, none of the joints move. If I was building for myself (or I had a customer that wanted it) I probably would have made it move. But that would have used twice the plastic (the overlaps are minimal instead of full length piston rods, for example), and taken much more time (joints would all need to be drilled and pinned straight and properly), and the final product would have been less durable than this fully glued example. All of that would just drive up the price for little advantage: as cool as it would be.

The top does rotate about the "waist" where it is magnetised on to the legs.

Thanks Graven'.

Thanks Dave. An' all those rivets...

Thanks Cam'. Yeah I know, if you'd have built it, it'd have lights and a motor and would walk by itself. And you would have found an excuse to set fire to some part of it too.

Thanks Klaus. Nice to hear.

Thanks Red'. Yeah, I'm certainly leaning towards selling this separate from the Workshop (with links between the two) as together they may set a price that would put many off.

A forklift is not a forklift without a fork... to lift... with.
This took the most thinking about to get it looking as if it can work.
It needed a mechanism to keep it flat as the arm raises/lowers, and I wanted to show that the prongs of the fork can be adjusted for different widths of load: Looking at modern day forks they just have the prongs (as L-shaped pieces of metal) hanging from a horizontal rod that they can be slid along to set the width. I wanted a more high-tech' approach that would be easier to build and more durable for use in-game.

Here's what I ended up with and examples of things it can currently* hold:
*I will make a functional counterweight that will allow it to hold more.


I also set the forks apart to fit the previously made pallets of the workshop. I will make one more for the forklift that doesn't have tarp that sticks out at the bottom.

Counterweight to do, some steps/ladder, and all the cables/wires and other little details...


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Really great build Doc- it surely _looks_ like it could get up and walk away. The whole project is putting ideas in my head to try!

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I am afraid the forklift outshines the workshop bud, that is a truly masterful build. Forks look perfect. Only thing I keep looking at is the weight of that solid sheet for the backing, in real terms the weight of the forks would be kept to an absolute minimum. Not trying to nitpick, just the only thing I keep seeing that bothers me. It looks absolutely perfect really.

   
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I've driven a few forklifts in my day....None of mine had that kind of reach....or a set of legs...

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
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I liken it to a Manatou or MEWP.






The MEWPS have a rather minimal lift capacity in the 200kg range when extended, thats what I mean about the weight of the fork assembly.


   
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Nothing beats a great pair of legs, Dave

Agreed with Cam. Forklift > Building.

Bundle the forklift with appropriate scatter. Crates, pallets, rolls of stuff and that sort of thing.

One could always add the auxiliary stabilizers(?) to it too. Those things which extend out to balance the device.


 
   
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Thanks CK. It's mostly just a series of telescoping tubes. The difficulty is in the planning; where should this piston start, and how long should the larger part of that piston be. The building is fairly easy in comparison, hence the speed this has come together.

That said, no, none of the joints move. If I was building for myself (or I had a customer that wanted it) I probably would have made it move. But that would have used twice the plastic (the overlaps are minimal instead of full length piston rods, for example), and taken much more time (joints would all need to be drilled and pinned straight and properly), and the final product would have been less durable than this fully glued example. All of that would just drive up the price for little advantage: as cool as it would be.

The top does rotate about the "waist" where it is magnetised on to the legs.


Ok thanks for the explanation. I've made the odd moving piston myself, and was just curious if you had done it as well. They look so lifelike, you could easily believe they all work. Great eye for movement! And the pic with the mini could come right out of some 'mercs and guns' magazine. Love it

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Awesome!

   
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Thanks Meer_Cat. Good to hear, I like to spread some inspiration about.

Thanks Cam'. The workshop still has some tricks left in her yet, don't pick favourites yet.
The backing for the fork is really thin; I used 0.25mm plasticard for it to maintain the lightweight-ness of it.
I was originally planning to leave it open but it was looking a bit fragile so added the backing to strengthen it, and give me somewhere to stick those strips to for the fork adjustment mechanism.

You've been missing out then, Dave.

Those would do, Cam'. I've been looking at pictures like this for inspiration:

It appears to be called a Telehandler.

Red Harvest wrote:Nothing beats a great pair of legs, Dave
2 pairs even...

Agreed with Cam. Forklift > Building.
Doesn't have as many hexagons though...

Bundle the forklift with appropriate scatter. Crates, pallets, rolls of stuff and that sort of thing.
Yeah, that is a thing.

One could always add the auxiliary stabilizers(?) to it too. Those things which extend out to balance the device.
That's what the legs are for. And I really don't have space to add any more.

Thanks CK. I like my models to look like they work, so it's good to hear that it comes across.

Thanks Gits'.

Painting progress on the workshop.
Much thought been going in to this and it's still rough at the moment. OSL-ish effect on the roof.
Just doing the shadows though the holes there, the rest of the walls will mainly be the sky blue colour.
Going for the triplet of shadows, single light, and both lights as they overlap (this is where all the thinking has come in).


And the forklift has some steps/ladders to get into the cab with:
Split into 3 sections where it needs to split as the cab moves around or up.


And I filled the rear of the cab and the added counterweight section with plaster and still working on that area. But it does now counterweight the arm: the cab can stand on it's own now.

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Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Progress on the lighting effect in the workshop:

Still some work to do on some of those shapes and to tidy up some of the changes.

And better views of the counterweight of the forklift.
Yes, that is a lump of metal stuck to the side. I also made it look like another could be added to the other side for heavy lifts (will be emphasised with painting a clean spot).
And proof that the top can stand by itself and is balanced.




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Lighting effects.
Counter weight, though I might add some more "false" weights, to make look a little more solid.
Project is just amazing, and level of detail again off the charts bud.

   
 
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