Long ways to go yet - Vol. II - Holiday progress - yay!
About this creation
Instead of using my holidays for learning for university (shame on me) I used the time for BD - better said: the first quarter of the middle section.
The final result of these two weeks from christmas to yesterday is shown at last. It was my third try on it (like on the base section - last post)
But I want to share my way over the three steps to the final result - to clarify: the first two versions was built a few months (#1) and a month (#2) ago. I'm sorry for the bad pictures, I usually use just my phone cam for the WIP-pictures and the light on my working space isn't that good to compensate it...
Well, let's start!
The next three pictures are version # 1:
To that time my reference material wasn't that good like my actual and I made the error to just build without making thoughts of internal structure to hold the weight.
That was followed by version #2:
As you can see I build a big frame with technic parts. The panels were fixed by pins to the frame.
Doesn't work as intended by me: The frame was not flexible enough and I recognized that it would be impossible to place the finished middle-section on the base with such a big frame inside... I had to tear it down and start on new ways and methods to solve my problems...
... interrupted by trying this and that on the panel shape ...
... and a big ugly box full of black to sort (which eaten up two days of my time - *sigh*) ...
... I gone back to work: Those starnge looking parts are necessary for me to type the shape of the finished tower and to know, which panel have to connected in which way another panel.
That's the technique now used for the middle section - it works (YAY) - TADAAA!
(I try to describe it in pictures in the "Kelso-way" - just without all the yellow arrows in lack of photoshop skills)
1. Inner frame
2. Outer panel
3. Bringing them in right position and fix them with pins!
Here a close up of the hinge/pin solution.
Next two pictures are the remaining outer panels of the first "big-outer-panel"
A view on the different hinges on different levels and panels...
And the final result :-)
Thanks for viewing!
Fourth Age Commentary: Next update will be probably around March, since I have to start on learning for the annual exams on university - and after two excessive weeks of building, Barad-dûr and madness... I need a small break to get new creative powers ;-)
Hang on... didn't you build this entire thing in 48 hours a couple years back? What's taking so long? HAHAHA Jokes aside, the progress is looking great and I'm really looking forward to the final product! Just... umm... don't ship it to my house when you're done cause we all know how that turns out. ~ Chris.
What a sweet wicked build you have started and the element use is tremendous to see. Great internal images Kevin. Sinister black buildings are a secret like of mine. Keep up the great build.
I like it
January 9, 2013
Well, I bet you didn't do anything but building this holiday? ;)
pffft no inside detail? Dislike! <<< that was a bad joke okay :/
Enough of bad jokes! I want to see it finished so hurry up ;)
good job and hope i'm still alive when it's finished! (it looks like it's goin' to take some time to finish)
(This was a comment full of bad jokes :/ )
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist
Very impressive technic engineering, thanks for sharing. Do you calculate how much weight it can hold before committing to a technique or do you just take your chances if it seems fairly sturdy?
No, when I try a technique it's more to check that I can set it up on the base section - the weight won't be 'that important' due the fact that it will sit on a wooden framework, which is in the base or even more the base is built around it. I know the purists will cry now, but when you got such a massive structure you have to take the compromise to include wooden framework to guarant the integrity of the model.
Knowing what you can do with bricks, i want more !! ... This is gonna be astounding ... Do you have a block ? ... Get a Kit - kat ... Well, something something Dark Side , i bet you will get back into the cave soonish continuing this project ... Does look awesome so far !! :P