Saber1138 said:Okay I'm officially frustrated. I still can't find that link for the MK III Shins by dancin fool. Can anyone give me a hand?
carlino said:Sorry for my lack of information in the previous post. I meant, should dancin fools files all be scaled at 1.525, regardless of who unfolded?
And how do we go from a 6ft scale (1.525) down a few inches to say roughly 5'7"-5'8"? Is there a formula or something you apply to get a scale of the height you need it to be at?
Neoproks said:They are using their own files that Starx created for the majority. I believe some of the pieces they have now (the bicep and forearm) are callmemilo's but they might redo them.
wolfshui said:I am not sure we know enough of the process to be able to answer that, if you are using the digital model to run through the system you might be ok, if you actually print out the sheets and try to pep the metal except weld it i think you are going to run in to a lot of problems. you wont have the smooth curves. Also, wont an entire suit made out of aluminum be incredably heavy? Even the movie version was made with rubbers and plastics.
stlouistechy said:Unfortunately, I am not going to be 100% sure until I finish the design and get the exact sq ft of my material needed, and multiply that by thickness and weight. However, I went with the T6 Aluminum because it is right at 1/3 the weight of mild steel which is currently used for knights armor. The knights armor was my initial source of info on this project, and they weigh in from 75-125 lbs depending of course on how much they throw on. My hopes are that with this little of material, and a thin 16 gauge or so sheeting, I shouldn't be much over 50 lbs at the most.
The only thing that I am still not sure of yet, is how I am going to build the fasteners in to attach everything, but that is just going to take some time in AutoCad looking everything over. If I can pull this off for less than they charge to build you a suit of arms ($2,000 or so) then I think I'll be ready to take on my project and get the fabricator to work!
wolfshui said:ok... now i may be wrong on this, but i think what you will need to do is print out the pep and go through and mark every fold that needs to be a curve and not a fold. This way you can know where you can bent the metal to get the curve and where you have to use an anvil to crease it. this is also the best way to figure out how much material you will need. you could estimate it by counting the number of sheets that you need in the print out, and that will give you a rought estimate of the sqft of material you need. This is much more of a undergoing than what you may think, i hope your fabricator is really good.