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Since I also made and painted the new Workroid legs (more curved) and I began to smooth the Cheyenne II, i had both out of the detolf so I decided to shoot side by side just to show off the slight but real differences between both designs. 

After much thoughts, I decided to redesign the complete shoulder articulations to reduce the number of articulation axis in order to drastically strengthen them. The posability should remain the same, I will probably test it with next order. 

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Awesome job Xigfrid! That came out great! - MT

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Little preview of the work destroid (Fireman version). This assembly uses the double ball joint shoulder, which is working great with this version since the hands end are light and doesn't carry any weight compared to the armed versions.

Tomorrow I will have the tougher shoulder assembly on the bench test.

 

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I am not particularly waiting a warmer/drier weather since I can spray indoor (with a lot of air flow for those wondering) and keep the paint to dry in a warm /dry place. I am waiting for the new replacement shoulder parts to arrive (together with the Speaker Pod hey:) so I can assemble them and have the whole destroid to be smoothed/primed and then painted.

I already choose the colors:
-Tamiya TS-46 Light Sand spray as a base color
-TS-42 Light Gun Metal for the metallic parts on the hands, feet and body
-bluish grey acrylic color for the rifle part of the hands
-off white acrylic color for the big laser guns

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Xigfrid, do you spray the TS colors straight from the can, or decant and airbrush them? Just curious....

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For primer and the base color, I just use the TS cans as is or lightly heated in hot water. For smaller details (metallic accents by example) I generally spray a small quantity of TS paint in a plastic bottle cap, so it can decant 3-4 min and I can brush paint it over the base color before it dries in the cap. I also use masking when necessary.
The acrylic colors are washed or brush painted. I don't have the required space to install an airbrush, I wish I had.

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On 12/28/2017 at 1:21 PM, Xigfrid said:

Since I also made and painted the new Workroid legs (more curved) and I began to smooth the Cheyenne II, i had both out of the detolf so I decided to shoot side by side just to show off the slight but real differences between both designs. 

After much thoughts, I decided to redesign the complete shoulder articulations to reduce the number of articulation axis in order to drastically strengthen them. The posability should remain the same, I will probably test it with next order.    

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Xigfrid, you rock, man !. Bandai, Arcadia, and Hasegawa should take notes from you !. Awesome work !.

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I was waiting the latest updates to announce it: I just got the new head and new shoulders assemblies and they are really nice. As you can see the shoulders hold very tight now

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YES!!!! When buyers get all the pieces will there be an instruction guide?

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The assembly is very straight forward. If it is really needed, I can make an assembly manual very quickly, so don't worry about it.

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I wished I had more time to spend on this one, unfortunately I have been busy with other projects and gathering more references from the delta scramble game. A few extracts show that you can actually play the Cheyenne II ! Exciting!

But it is still on the bench, don't worry :)

 

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That's looking cool! - MT

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