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Brigade Models • View topic - Alien Tripod!
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Alien Tripod!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:54 pm
by javelin98
This is a work in progress, but I wanted to share a bit of a preview. This Tripod is roughly 60mm tall and will be printed in pieces consisting of three legs, a "torso", the "head", and five tentacle-arms (one with heat ray, two with claws, and two with the "black gas" launchers, still under development). The legs were inspired by an amazingly beautiful kitbashed tripod I saw over on .



I'll add more pics later, once I get the missile launcher arms finished. I'm still pondering how to handle the specimen basket that the Tripods carried under their heads to store people in. I might just skip it.

The torso and head meet with a ball-and-socket connection, so the head can be tilted or turned as the hobbyist sees fit. The arms have pegs on them for a more secure connection to the torso (which has corresponding holes). The legs are not posable, I'm afraid. I just couldn't work out the mechanics on that one! There are slots for the legs to fit into, though, so they'll be pretty robust once glued in.

At 60mm tall, I figure it can be used as a smaller war machine for 15mm gaming or as one of the gargantuan Spielbergian monstrosities for 6mm gaming.

I'll add some more pics later this evening!

Thanks,
jav98

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:48 am
by Failure16
That thing looks properly nasty. Very alien; I like both your version and the original, each in their own way.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:55 pm
by javelin98
Here are some additional shots of that puppy, first with the grabbing tentacles:

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And then with the black gas launchers:

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And here are what the components look like unassembled:

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I've ordered one from Shapeways, so we'll see how it turns out!

Thanks,
jav98