Armaments

GMX: Day 1

Hi Gang,

Day 1:  it was primarily setup…  whew… we had 3 accidents.  One knob and convex lens from the instrument cluster popped off.  And I inadvertently, because it was already cracked and thinking it was the lower part of the door frame, broke off the part of the door frame where the door track mounts.  But we’re fixing it this morning…  grrrrr…  WHAT A BLAST SO FAR!

Day 2:  Who knows?  :)  Stay Tuned!

The Nashville Mini Maker Faire = SUCCESS!

Hi Gang,

I JUST got home after an AMAZING show at the Science Center!  What a turn out!  There was SteamPunk, R2s, robots… it was amazing!  First and most importantly… I want to thank the entire gang of folks that helped set up and tear down both the cockpit and quad – you guys and gals are the best!  Thank you!

I didn’t get as many pics as I had hoped – the Faire was jam packed!  Both Chris Lee and Leah were interviewed several times during the day…  It was a zoo!  But what fun!

Enjoy!

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Whew… what a day!  We also met many folks from the RPF and the FullScaleFalcon sites – thanks for stopping by guys!

Thanks again to everybody – Chris, Leah, Scott, Gregg, JT, and everybody else…  THANK YOU for an amazing DAY!

As always… More to Follow!

Weathering Part II

Hi Gang,

I finished up the weathering on the quad minus the barrel tips and hoses – they need a little more light color paint.  I am REALLY happy with how the weathering turned out.  I almost feel like I can reach out and touch the MF!  That’s mostly how I feel… mostly…   I also added a few more stripes to the quad to help fill in some blank areas…

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The next three days are Full Speed Ahead!

WEATHERING!

Hi Gang,

It is REALLY hot today and humid so I decided to jump in and…  After watching Adam Savage’s quick tutorial on how to weather large objects, I decided to go for it!  Thanks Mr. Savage!!!!

The first thing I did was FINALLY get the connecting rod through the main body of the quad to mount through the platform.  This will keep the body from tilting forward when the barrels are adding and get rid of that ugly vertical support bar.

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And now… on to the weathering!  I picked up some acrylic paints (blacks and two browns) from the art supply store and…
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More to Follow!

Concept Ideas

Hi Gang,

Well… Here she is with the bottom barrels attached.  I’m not putting her back together completely just yet.  I have a few “paint” ideas I’m tossing around for the base, barrels and the quad body…

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Here are a few design ideas I have for the quad platform and the barrels – nothing major.  But I definitely like the idea of tying more paint/color elements of the MF into the platform…  I’m working different configurations and shapes…

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More to Follow