PBT-002-00 Bounce Tortoise 1/12 Scale Test Shot   Leave a comment

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I have not had time to print anything in a few weeks due to work, but the nice thing about being busy is that I can set the printer up in the morning and come home to finished parts.  The latest figure out of the printer is the latest version of the Bounce Tortoise version 2 in six inch scale.  It’s awesome.

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The Bounce Tortoise stands around seven inches tall in 1/12 scale, which I think just about works out as a power suit.  I’ve noticed some scale creep in my smaller efforts that I wanted to counteract here to make a more reasonably sized rendering of the design.

 

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The new Bounce Tortoise is made of 32 parts are is articulated at the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

 

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Knees and elbows are a new thing for my figures.  I had been waffling between a few methods for how to articulate mid-limb, and settled on an all-printed part solution that works quite well so far.

 

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The big waldo arm is new as well.  I like the cannon design, but thought two of the same arm seemed a bit lazy.

 

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Here you can see the new elbow/knee joint.  It is made from three parts with a pair of chunky pins fitting snugly into the center part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Range of motion is limited by the chunky armor, but now that I have a working joint part it’s easy to start building parts with the joint in mind.

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The new joint works just as good for knees or elbows.

 

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The Bounce Tortoise is a hefty suit of armor that looks able to withstand all manner of abuse.  It’s certainly not svelte and mobile like an Iron Man suit.

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Posted December 15, 2012 by Prometheum5 in 3D Printing, Mecha

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