Alright, back to business as usual! I am on my way back out to the garage to see about getting some more work done, but first... A long overdue update!
Below is a picture of some of the materials I will be using in the re-connection of the front and back torso pieces:
- Box Magnets - Used to hold the lower torso in place.
- Side Clips & Strapping - Used to hold the upper torso together (ONLY AS SECONDARY FAILSAFE!)
- Aluminum Rod - Used to make pegs to keep alignment between the fron and back pieces.
Here are the lower magnets assembled. What I have done is fused angle brackets to the magnets using epoxy. The brackets will provide an surface in which the magnets will be able to anchor to the piece.
Here are the installed upper magnets (hard drive magnets) which will hold the upper connection in place. They also have been attached using epoxy.
I made metal clips which will complete the connection of the upper torso. These clips will connect to the magnets on the corresponding face.
Here is the completed mounting of the lower connections and the guide pegs.
All of the steps taken to build the connections are in the new video installment below:
Making Master Chief: Episode 06 - Reconnecting the front and back torso pieces.
As usual, I hope that everyone is getting some use out of the videos. If there are any questions or anything seems unclear, feel free to ask!
It's amazing the crap one comes up with when boredom kicks in!
Well, as usual, any questions, comments or critiques... Always welcome! Next update will be Detailing the back (lots of work!) and battle damaging the chest plate! (fun, fun, fun!!!)
Take care all!