Sunday, May 3, 2015

Laser Cut Gorgon, Part 3

Almost there. Almost there.  This time around, I've managed to complete the front plow.

While less straightforward than some of the other pieces, the gaps between where some of the pieces meet was large enough that I could slide pieces that were giving me trouble under other parts.

For a while I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to make the front assault ramp articulate before giving up and gluing it in place.I had originally thought about using magnets before realizing it wouldn't be worth the hassle and that I glue all of my hatches shut on my other vehicles anyway.

Rather than building up a bunch of layers of chipboard for the plow support, I made up a design in eMachineShop and cut it out of MDF.  It holds up very well, but I'll have to support it from the bottom. I plan to add components that make it look like a pneumatic or hydraulic system on the bottom of the tank.

Stay tuned for more,