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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2021, 09:43:59 PM »
Details, details, details. Knocked some more fiddly bits out. These are the plasma tubes on the side in the back. The tubes will have some of those cob LED lights inside
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZRytJcseuxtG8J3N9
I made them removable until after paint as I don't want to screw them up before hand. They were made with PVC fittings and card stock with some plastic coin storage tubes the I found on eBay
https://photos.app.goo.gl/QdYBw2cmiewkreNg8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLFfzUW1meZJP57n6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bt16EmrHstufPkYM8
Yeah, and the Disco Rhine stones will get painted over LOL
Next pics are of the speaker mounts that will go inside in the front
https://photos.app.goo.gl/152DcWgtVmPbXds97

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HqSAb1BbZedx7jWq7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fURKdnARt6ZKjkMn9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tVVt1K4inA4Hirzd9
They'll go in here somewhere, haven't decided exactly yet or how to mount them. I'm also debating drilling holes for letting the sound out or cut a big hole and use some kind of mesh. Slots with a dremmel are an option too. Also have been making progress on the pistol grip and housing
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3AjN2QLwRwPu6UTT7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AjhptDkhCfKVqWeD6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/YpBdq4ohcM2WuGFs9
I'm figuring a solution for the trigger and switch that will fire the electronics atm. Once that's sorted I can finish the top of and start the plasma containment section in the middle. This will be something special, not just ribbed and glowing like you see on the mini's or artwork. I've got some lg. diameter acrylic tube I'm gonna use, and some blue acrylic rods with LED's to stuff in there among other things. Stay tuned for more...
« Last Edit: June 27, 2021, 08:32:48 PM by adeptus mechanicus »
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2021, 08:45:29 PM »
Made some fun details today (not that all of it isn't fun). Used some more of that rotary etchable sheet and knocked these out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/S97fS2r9uJpgeeqk8
This 1 goes on the cable junction box on the right side
https://photos.app.goo.gl/gLqvKaiZaZyG35an7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/N8NfXP3oZkp4ZACr5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jVuKKHLtTqad1Af67
I know a Japanese Oni mask may not be cannon, but it's going on my cannon! I thought something a little different would be in order. Also this 1 for the other side
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yatRom6Z5wGyKVu78
Still a demon if you will. I'll still stick with the same slate blue background and sepia tones to tie them all together. Haven't figured out the trigger yet, but using these to let my mind wander a bit. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2021, 09:06:13 PM »
Got the other trigger panel complete. Finished it in about 3 hrs over yesterday and today.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mJtvjQQHMntEa9S48

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4igz8kpFEN1D2uWKA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wfD8cf3AUP4e1dga6
These panels tied together pretty well
https://photos.app.goo.gl/584iLj6DsKvVYVaj8
That's it for today, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2021, 12:15:45 AM »
Got the trigger mechanism figured out. I wound up cutting the middle of the frame out and using 1/8" aluminum plates to bridge the gap and give me something to mount to
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Fn6T83ZaUm6cAkj19
The trigger was made from a solid block of aluminum.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/heqVTqHPsmSDyXTL8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sxuW2RMxmuaaWX4u8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wmRqpWnUZBDrgNeV8
This mounts up in-between the plates and trips the little micro switch. I machined it so that it has a stop either way.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mtEZ71NrQXt3DSkg7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KdhWymQGSCkoufr7A
The plates also had to get trimmed to accommodate the swing of the trigger, which also acts as a stop
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xuZJSDRjzWDJ1GJ99

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hgbqUWdXMLnCsVkM7
I still want to add a spring to the inside to make it snap back but forgot to grab some from work. The outside of the trigger housing got closed in and still have to add some screws to tie it down. The finished top looked awful bare, it was just a flat plate
https://photos.app.goo.gl/g2uVbVkkhsZ497wH6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yCgnz5ZNi2FHheuKA
That top needed some kind of detail, so I decided to make a scope for it. For all intent purposes, it looks like an Aimpoint.
Here's the progression
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WcJX7974uy7G17HQ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8Q13nkJ5Zbc8tjDE8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pqng9Q5Y4Ws15f6e8

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/bDfoSXnPwHHpnC1a8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/z15wg7v5qzXdPaJM7
I drilled a hole in the bottom for an orange led to add some light to the inside, but may not put it in. I have a couple things to finish on this and can mark it off as done. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2021, 10:55:46 PM »
 Progress report for today. I've been working on the plasma chamber and the arm strap. Had good progress on the chamber but had to backtrack and cut out the LED strips I was planning on using. I hooked them up to 12v and they actually got hot after a couple minutes. Can't have that, it'll melt something. I'll have to use the RGB lights and make the chamber pulsate along with the tubes on the back. I can still use them in the barrel for the flash as it's only momentary.
On with the strap. Started with a big chunk of tooling leather and cut the shape out
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ettU3WookMvQHPcB9
Then covered it with foam details
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DCfKib389NA4spuz9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hpapS5qwA86pcCjo7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PUNBDnpJDS9S6Gho8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iYnW4ZTnCKHqZzV37
Now the problem with this weapon is that the game designers weren't really looking at real world physical practicality with the dimensions and placement of some of the components. Case in point is this
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LPdLKD6JhayFPdry5
 This box is half in the way of Lucien's forearm
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YHLQxtE95ZjZseGPA
I'll have to make another weapon specific forearm for this cannon. It'll have a big section cut out to miss the box on the right. I've got the pattern from my other forearms I can use and have the decorations figured out. It can't have a power hose on the bottom like this 1
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wXoawSca3wVbfA269
I'll figure out something to do with the hoses coming from his tricep ports. That's it for now, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2021, 08:01:19 PM »
Got some stuff figured out and start to block in some color on this beast. 1st up is the speaker holes
https://photos.app.goo.gl/vYqTxMdPQuhb4MY16

https://photos.app.goo.gl/djLvck5bxyqSs3Sp8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QXiGUfzw7RkX5Mhc9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/z6rbmhtZZHM9mjsJ8
Progression shows the holes and hex mesh with the printed aquillia on 1 side and a grate with mesh on the other. They don't line up side to side, height wise because I couldn't. The cable box hangs down a tad farther than I thought. Still have to mount the speakers and enclosures on the inside, but it's not stopping me from painting.
I decided on the red color scheme and got almost the whole thing blocked in with the marbly look from the game.
Also mounted some of the art trim panels, couldn't help it
https://photos.app.goo.gl/yqxTv3eXoDdgqKHD9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PfewsRGuG1PcFc9V6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dWydHDwEBrVsvFZD6

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/3WckbpAgQYDBYqhJ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/W2ZgjQJgfkDAYThRA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cKg8DcDt2WKKxFNPA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LsUft69JPVSyJ3CA7
Some of the pics may have some funny perspective stuff going on. That's because the cannon's upside down on the stand right now. Still working on finishing up the plasma chamber details and have the LED's figured out and cut to length with plugs soldered on. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2021, 09:02:06 PM »
Lots O painting progress to share. I've been working diligently painting away like a good little mechanicus. Here some more art work for the sides
https://photos.app.goo.gl/K6vDCqfU1rfwGb8u9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ysaq8tY2W9af3WHc6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dHbf8GCpJXGqXDJe6
These were made on the same rotary etchable sheet as the other pieces. After I etched and painted in the black background, I gloss coated the crap out of them (3 coats)
Mounted on 1 side
https://photos.app.goo.gl/xvMpBeCEne3JUp676
Next is just random shots of items painted and mocked in place
https://photos.app.goo.gl/86f6BgmEiYAeQ6s78

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TERTgoyLVRbdr1fU6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XRef45dwdcrAkgU39

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aFmrx7ZPLQ3izFSbA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tRSEh2seezGcJpxn6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/V1nuWhwmLHDuA4B86

https://photos.app.goo.gl/k15HY2x4FfVtGM826

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1ULXRFax8ALMYSzF7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ioZNqTt451bUDUDSA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SPsjwuKqhxXRmyL37

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fSJeSSXJnLgVQRR78

https://photos.app.goo.gl/F4P9c1xwM4bCNaD16

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ch1vGvumLZfBYNdi8

 https://photos.app.goo.gl/X7SVETkSwsFNFcDF8
Some details are painted but weren't shown in position
https://photos.app.goo.gl/drwzTex9YT5NEBwSA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hj5SKa1Vmy4LeKZM8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nQjeNvWYiAqHZSAi6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3bVLChr5y8Za8UET7
I found some gold paint pens on eBay and bought a couple of each, not knowing what the nib size was. 1 is a fine line mechanical with oil based paint. The other is a marker style with enamel. They both worked out great for different things. The lettering on the speaker cover was the fine line and it's really gold like gold leaf. Once I clear coated it, it looked even better. The marker I'll use to pin stripe and outline some of the panels. It makes it so much easier. Still painting away and building, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2021, 08:47:26 PM »
Short progress report for today. Got the speaker boxes mounted. This was easier than I thought. A few posts back you saw the cardboard tube and mount plate that was going in the front somewhere. I couldn't figure how to mount it to the contoured shape of the cowl. I wound up making some foam rings and sanding the curve Into them. Mounted with cya glue to the inside and hot glued the bejesus around the outside edge. They're pretty solid
https://photos.app.goo.gl/e5pJWojWzSHWa6rT6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/X4QT7fqthADtbMNh6
I still have room to put the screws in and the speaker magnets clear each other by 1/2 inch. I started mocking in the plasma chamber. Man this thing is a pain. All the parts have to be painted before assembly and then carefully coaxed together. The reason is the overhang of the pistol grip because it's at an angle. The support piece runs right thru the center of the middle coil bank.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4vNrYjKcwVJ3quWc6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MuJaL8kYunESoNJN6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BYbUdqr3TpdDWjXj6
These coil Banks were made with brass and copper tube with soft copper wire wound around for detail. I had some light saber parts that I used to run the tubing thru and mount it down to separate planks (top, left and rights). These have the new RGB LED's on a strip running up the middle of each with some packing foam the diffuse and hide the lights and wiring. The next pieces are the acrylic tube. All this will get trimmed in with detail strips with rivets
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tc9dGzUiVdybnwhCA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VYoHSHAjmsKbw2699
This chamber is the only thing left to finish up. Most all the other pieces are painted and waiting to be assembled. Not long now, stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2021, 09:23:26 PM »
Starting the beginning phase of final assembly, here's a few shots
https://photos.app.goo.gl/55KqEiuwdWgbxd3z7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qUv5ZPvcANXpF94s8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VsgH3eMadVScxHBJ9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7oWfY9qKDbXJnn7u7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fjForfCACZpTurm86
Attaching the soft hoses was a little bit fiddly, but once I sorted it out it seemed to go pretty good. Still painting and assembling the plasma chamber and ordered some different switches for the switch plate. That will be probably the last piece of the puzzle to get finished besides installing all the electronics. Stay tuned...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2021, 08:12:41 PM »
All cables are attached
https://photos.app.goo.gl/x8CPTVHQh3dibZ5D8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/q2tGsMx9hnVwpMy99
Plasma chamber work proceeds. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2021, 08:39:07 PM »
Plasma chamber progress report. Got this thing pretty much finished except for final mounting. Everything is glued in save for the clear Plexi and the sides and trim pieces.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LBZHUDQCfkTFSV7Q7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SA9VRyWPEVL49wop8
These side trim panels will get screwed in to hold the curved plexiglass in place. On the inside of these panels is an RGB strip to help throw some more pulsing glow down low inside the chamber. On the outside of the plexiglass are small curved details with rivets to lock it in. Have to get some small screws to mount these yet
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mhy9SnpF1D4JAz929
Not far from the finish line now. Tomorrow will be 6 months to the day that I started this. I was pretty close on my timeline that I was trying to hit. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2021, 08:12:49 PM »
Progress report for today. Plasma chamber is finished and wired in for the last time . Also finished up the pistol grip and everything is assembled.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/W3Q57HTsxLnFDoTF7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/y4uiVcWwz5hodKFQ8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ogQkBNYbkLXyYFtf7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rXiNGcmqXScyixJL8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WKyS9CC6qHNk6bGZ7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/m8DsrQpqMESCSLos6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nV8J6Pe7a1Cb2pAD9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dsm1YZgi44EQzMPP8
I have 1 small thing to make yet and that is a small mount board for the 3 cob LED's that go in the barrel. Other than that, I have a boat load of soldering and wiring to do. The small vent skulls on the side need the wires lengthened as do the containment cans. Then all can be wired into the ardruino board. Still lots to do, but the finish line is in sight. Stay tuned for more...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2021, 08:36:32 PM »
All assembly is complete. I finished all the wiring and the last little mount board for the barrel LED's. But it was too plain in side and you could see the wires coming out the bottom. Being that everything is bright white inside didn't do well in the looks department. I made up a detail that's glued to the inside of the barrel plate
 https://photos.app.goo.gl/1ok25rtx3rjKBscJ8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vpy69Ng9zQmNJHRJ9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/L4j8f8vH4ow5u2Ms7
Once installed, it covered all the bits up and finished it off.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/wFzfEAsXXMeQxpyX7
I may go back in and trim out the edges of the led board to hide the cracks. All done and said, here's the full Monty
https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7d1PmBmXG1ZuTSs8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/x3TxE1mLxkV5oQSg6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hryUKkNUyMi7vm6C7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/oF43c5cYmRukDeXp6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/zCZXSnmaYh9QhPaD7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/iP6VQfU1jmobp19u5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tcY9dZ7NZ7fmcs5r7
This last 1 is a video clip, I hope it's viewable. The LED's are throwing some electrical interference that comes out as a creepy little whine in the background. I decided to keep it, it gives it a cool Spacehulk vibe. The plasma blast might not come through too clear, but trust me it's pretty loud. 2 20 watt speakers with an amp board piggy backed on the ardruino board did better than I thought. All that's left is some weathering and some grunge. Last set of pics on the way, stay tuned...
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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2021, 02:58:03 PM »
Outstanding work.
It is very detailed.
Sound effects and the lighting on the weapon is amazing.
Are you gonna offer this prototype to the US military, so they could begin on the serial production? ;)

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Re: Spear of Caliban build WIP
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2021, 04:50:13 PM »
Just my luck they will come and "appropriate" it and I'll disappear unexpectedly, haha. Thanx for the comments 👍
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