Brandon Perlow (nurbs@pacbell.net)
Sun, 21 Jan 2001 22:50:54 +0000


My Rx93 kit came with a little Denjenki hobby pamphlet that shows how to scratch
build hands with working fingers!!

GRYWOLFGLS@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 1/21/01 5:42:59 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Doom4duke@aol.com writes:
>
> >
> > What materials are you using,cuz' I'm scratch building a 1/30 Zeta
>
> Right now I'm finishing up the framework for one of the 2 main cannons. The
> framework for these is made out of bar-stock styrene, that is mortared
> together, and the glued. I'm planning on using thick sheet styrene for the
> exterior shell. The places where I'm setting the screws to hold the whole
> thing together will have a brass fitting slipped over it to keep the styrene
> from stripping out.(in other words, a small clip made of u-channel brass,
> that the screw secures too.)
>
> I also have some pieces of the clear green plastic trees that came with
> various models that I have melted down and plan on cuttin out my eyes from.
> I have a 9 volt battery system I'm going to install, that will power a number
> of LED's so the Gundams Eyes will light up, and I'm thinking about making the
> collector wings out of clear styrene or plexiglass and painting them with a
> transparent water based paint I have. That way I can install lights in them,
> and make them glow, like the collector wings do when charging.
>
> All in all, I'm having way to much fun designing this model, much more than
> I've had in a number of years at any rate. I've already figured out how to
> articulate most of the joints, and the hands and fingers are the only
> intimidating part of the whole project. I want them to be articulated, but
> it's going to take a lot of work to make them grip when they bend. A friend
> of mine who make dolls for her kids has suggested that I might be able to
> find doll armatures small enough to work for them, so that's what I'm going
> to be looking into in a couple weeks, when I get a little closer to that part
> of the project.
>
> Grey Wolfie
>
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