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


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.


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.



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



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.



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.













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.


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




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.

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

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