Gipsy Danger 10 Foot Tall

xXDashIVXx

Well-Known Member
UPDATE!!
Arms are now being added. Range of motion with them seems pretty good so far. I'm able to lift them almost straight up, and I can bring them inward to meet each other. Forearms bend upward at the elbow like a natural arm would, but they don't rotate very well. Regardless, I have a decent amount of motion provided how big they are. Still working on chest opening properly, right now it kind of just bends the foam back a little at the top of the shoulders. Once the helmet is attached I don't know how well that'll keep working. For right now though I am working on getting the hands assembled and moving which'll take some time.
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I love all those builds on the wall in the back, specially crotas sword. This build is sooo amazing and I want more!!! You are doing a fantastic job
 

GMer56

Well-Known Member
So your arm mechanism is set up like your arms in the biceps, with a handle on the forearm to move them? (currently defrosting my smaller arms as I plan to install big ones)
 

Badkitty

Member
Holy cow man!!! That's freakin' awesome!!:):)
So are you going to use drywall stilts for the legs or what??
I can't wait to see the final product!!!(y)
Great work!
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
So your arm mechanism is set up like your arms in the biceps, with a handle on the forearm to move them? (currently defrosting my smaller arms as I plan to install big ones)
The biceps are attached to Female Stud Rod Ends. I'm actually surprised I didn't include a picture of them yet, so here's what they look like. The forearms are attached at the back, and have some nylon straps in the front to allow them to flex up like a natural elbow joint.
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Holy cow man!!! That's freakin' awesome!!:):)
So are you going to use drywall stilts for the legs or what??
I can't wait to see the final product!!!(y)
Great work!
Yep I'll be using stilts, but homemade ones not drywall ones. Trying to design this thing so I can climb out and have it be a statue while I'm away. I have a picture of the stilts on here in an earlier update, but they still need more reinforcement before I can test them out.
 

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GMer56

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Yep I'll be using stilts, but homemade ones not drywall ones. Trying to design this thing so I can climb out and have it be a statue while I'm away. I have a picture of the stilts on here in an earlier update, but they still need more reinforcement before I can test them out.
You could try using 4" diameter PVC rather than the smaller diameter PVC pipes since you're planning more of a stilt than a leg encasement. 4" PVC its pretty rigid even at the long lengths and you can drill holes for weight reduction if necessary. I've been meaning to try it but you know how builds go...
Been tempted to experiment with ball joints (3d printing 'em) but figured they were too upredictable for my weight management system (translation: bungees)
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
You could try using 4" diameter PVC rather than the smaller diameter PVC pipes since you're planning more of a stilt than a leg encasement. 4" PVC its pretty rigid even at the long lengths and you can drill holes for weight reduction if necessary. I've been meaning to try it but you know how builds go...
Been tempted to experiment with ball joints (3d printing 'em) but figured they were too upredictable for my weight management system (translation: bungees)
I've switched to using wooden stilts and not the pvc. Didn't want to run the risk on PVC with them being so tall.
 

Harri51

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Benton my friend. you are just awesome. I hope it is done for sci-fi. you crazy crazy guy you.
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
UPDATE!!
just realized that I haven't posted an update here in a while, my bad. Things are moving along nicely with Gipsy. Hands are attached, though I have to forgo the moving fingers for now as I'm running out of time to get this done for the upcoming convention. Elbow can still flex up and down and the fingers will instead be able to be posed for now. Also finished the helmet and started to paint her blue. I've gone through so much blue already and I haven't even really started yet lol. Hopefully this weekend I can get back to work on the legs as well.
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xXDashIVXx

Well-Known Member
UPDATE!!
just realized that I haven't posted an update here in a while, my bad. Things are moving along nicely with Gipsy. Hands are attached, though I have to forgo the moving fingers for now as I'm running out of time to get this done for the upcoming convention. Elbow can still flex up and down and the fingers will instead be able to be posed for now. Also finished the helmet and started to paint her blue. I've gone through so much blue already and I haven't even really started yet lol. Hopefully this weekend I can get back to work on the legs as well.
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ABOUT TIME! This is looking great and cant wait to see the whole thing!
 

PJgipsyFan

New Member
Hi man!
I'm trying to build a human size suit. You still have de pepakura files? Could you share?

Thanks a lot!
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
UPDATE!!
Top half is done in terms of painting and assembly. Only things left are the center piece (aka Nuclear Reactor), lights, fans, and cameras. Not sure if I want to try and add the two pieces that wrap from behind the shoulders as they may interfere with my arm motion but I'll see about them later. Right now I've moved on to finishing the stilts and working on the leg pieces. Boots are painted and ready, shins just need attached and painted, but the thighs still need some serious work. All in all it's getting there. With 5 weeks left till the debut con, I think I've got plenty of time to get everything done..... famous last words.
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Azimuth

Jr Member
UPDATE!!
Top half is done in terms of painting and assembly. Only things left are the center piece (aka Nuclear Reactor), lights, fans, and cameras. Not sure if I want to try and add the two pieces that wrap from behind the shoulders as they may interfere with my arm motion but I'll see about them later. Right now I've moved on to finishing the stilts and working on the leg pieces. Boots are painted and ready, shins just need attached and painted, but the thighs still need some serious work. All in all it's getting there. With 5 weeks left till the debut con, I think I've got plenty of time to get everything done..... famous last words.
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This looks incredible! Cannot wait to see this finished!
 

xXDashIVXx

Well-Known Member
Haha
UPDATE!!
Top half is done in terms of painting and assembly. Only things left are the center piece (aka Nuclear Reactor), lights, fans, and cameras. Not sure if I want to try and add the two pieces that wrap from behind the shoulders as they may interfere with my arm motion but I'll see about them later. Right now I've moved on to finishing the stilts and working on the leg pieces. Boots are painted and ready, shins just need attached and painted, but the thighs still need some serious work. All in all it's getting there. With 5 weeks left till the debut con, I think I've got plenty of time to get everything done..... famous last words.
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Haha! love the helmet!

I cant wait for the next update! This is looking AMAZING, but where is the cargo ship!?!?
 

PillarofAutumn

Jr Member
I keep being blown away with how awesome this is! Also, do you have those pep files? I'd love to do my own human-sized Gipsy someday
 

Benton188

RMO
405th Regiment Officer
Haha

Haha! love the helmet!

I cant wait for the next update! This is looking AMAZING, but where is the cargo ship!?!?
The cargo ship is still here, just needs sanded and painted. Wanted to get Gipsy done first since crunch time is coming up and getting everything done on her is more important. I should have it done pretty quick though.
 
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