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-22th September 2016

Pictures of completed project.

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Hi guys,

I am exited to show you the unfolding of my latest project: the Macross Δ Workroid!

There are a lot a parts, total assembly took almost 5 hours and that's with all the holes being pre-drilled and only 1 part needing some rework and sanding.

It needs a lot of 1.8mm x 6mm screws, a lot again of 1mm diameter rods (cut from steel nail) of different length, also 6 1.8mm x 8 cm steel rods from ebay and finally 4 Orlandoo F150 rubber tires from a Chinese supplier.

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Unfortunately at this point I realized that a shoulder is missing, so it is uncompleted.

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Next steps:

1) I got to get the missing parts asap

2) assemble the hydraulic cylinders that reinforce the hands and feet articulations (2 caps are missing together with the shoulder) so I can't attach them

3) Priming, sanding x3 times before

4) Painting

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Where did you get that?

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FRIGGIN AWESOME. :)

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Thank you guys!

Concerning the Cheyenne, this Workroid shares a LOT of common parts with the Cheyenne. I made the design so that it is possible to upgrade the Workroid into a Cheyenne.

-replacement of the current head part + reactor in the back

-arms replacement

-shoulders upgrades

-feet upgrades

But, I am not so into the Cheyenne compared to the Workroid right now (I loved so much the Workroid since its first apparition in Macross Delta ep01!) so I don't have plans to design these parts for the moment.

Perhaps once I got this Workroid painted and buffed, who knows!

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Very nice. Love the wheels in the feet. Now get cracking and finish it!

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Every new project is better than the last Xigfrid! Very nice work and great to see your skills evolving.

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when you're all finished the build, you need to do a stop-motion .gif of it doing the robot.... :D

can't wait to see it all done-up, looks great so far!!

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Glad that you like it! I will soon receive the missing parts, until this moment I will swoosh it around and make some dynamic/ 1-handed poses!

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Xigfrid, this is amazing! You really do keep out doing yourself!

Can't wait to see it in colour too.

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IT'S AMAZING! You are the Demigod of Macross Ingenuity! :D

(Kawamori is the God as you can guess, heheheh)

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Which reminds me of one of my first jobs in college, around 20 years ago, loading 1 ton pallets with a forklift!

I could place those things within 5cm accuracy.

The good old days...

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Speaking of it, I received the missing parts: shoulder, new front arm and decided on the paints: Tamiya spray TS-47 for the yellow and TS-38 gun metal for the grey parts. I will probably make use of different shade of primer (white or grey) to obtain the light and darker grey areas.

I haven't assembled the hydraulic cylinders in the feet and hands because they would be a pain to remove before painting, I will keep them for the last moment.

This workroid can do so much !

Handling cargos:

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Loading a VF-30 or VF-31:

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Fighting and... even replacing a Cheyenne!

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Speaking of it, I received the missing parts: shoulder, new front arm and decided on the paints: Tamiya spray TS-47 for the yellow and TS-38 gun metal for the grey parts. I will probably make use of different shade of primer (white or grey) to obtain the light and darker grey areas.

I haven't assembled the hydraulic cylinders in the feet and hands because they would be a pain to remove before painting, I will keep them for the last moment.

This workroid can do so much !

Handling cargos:

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Loading a VF-30 or VF-31:

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Fighting and... even replacing a Cheyenne!

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:ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :hail:

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That is really some impressive design work! Congrats on seeing your project coming to fruition!

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That is super-cool Xigfrid!

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OMG. So much skill and talent.

Did you use line art for the design?

I have used mostly screenshots from the TV show ep01 mixed with a bit of the Cheyenne II line art. Thankfully there are very few complicated curves and most surfaces were flat.

Designing it was very funny, specially because I tried to make the articulations sturdier than standard ones found in toys. This is some sort of test shot for the coming larger Vajra.

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That came out GREAT! I love the engineering and detail in your model! No lame busted dance moves in those photos :p ! - MT

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Xigfrid that is pure madness! Looks crazy good! I love the duel wielding gun pod shots! Almost no need to do a Cheyenne upgrade.. just slap on those GU-11's with some belt fed ammo and booyah! :pB))

So... any plans on making these purchasable!?!? ;)

If so, then put me down for a completed example! :D

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I have some free time this weekend and thanks to the great weather and this morning sun I could make the first primer layer and sanding during the same day.

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This is the first time I have use a thicker floor finish layer prior of the primer and combined with the use of the newly implemented 3D printing orientation choice: you can obtain flat, near perfect surfaces right out of the 1st sanding. Pretty happy with the time saving and the result!

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I also attended a WH painting lesson with acrylics for beginners, and I will highly recommend it! They have such incredible paintis and techniques, in particular these metallic in acrylic that are so easy too handle with a brush! Quiet proud of my first figure hand painted. This one is about 4cm height

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That may have to be in my Mac Delta collection! Damn your too good Xigfrid!

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Nice work. What is this WH lesson? Online?

Here in town, we got like 10 or 15 warhammer shops, each of them sell figures, which are not painted. They almost all offer painting service and sometimes they also offer painting lessons with small groups of 4-6 attendees

That may have to be in my Mac Delta collection! Damn your too good Xigfrid!

Well it is now available online, you can decide by yourself whenever if you want it later or not! Not what I would call cheap figure, but don't forget that shapeways also have a permanent discount of 15% with extending manufacturing time for WSF. And twice a year shapeways make its 20% discount on all orders.

I don't push on selling these figures, they are very expensive for what you get.

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Here in town, we got like 10 or 15 warhammer shops, each of them sell figures, which are not painted. They almost all offer painting service and sometimes they also offer painting lessons with small groups of 4-6 attendees

All the shops should do the figure painting lessons and there is a TON of resources online for GW painting. I can dig up some relevant ones for you if you like. I used to paint competitively back in my pre Army University days.

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