I am trying to figure out how, or where, to start cutting on my Luthers legs to make him stand up to maximum height. Anyone tried this yet?
Has anyone converted a walker to stand up?
Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:42 PM
You can disassembled the model where it's glued. Cut open my thumb when I tried to get the stupid thing of the base, so not trying again... Just be careful, take the top off and pull the legs aprt and take the middle piece off and you have the legs to work with.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:36 AM
I kinda wish they would sell the walkers as is or as a model kit where you can build & pose them yourself.. though I guess the only real posable part is the legs. would still be nice though.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:17 AM
Looking closer at the Luther, I think that making it stand up will require removal and modification of the "pneumatic shocks" on each leg. This is certainly no big deal.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:35 AM
Someone did this to the allied Hot Dog, and the results were...... quite weird. This thing just doesn't looke like it was really designed to walk.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:20 AM
Actually, I tried to achieve that on my entry for the contest, to create a taller version of the Luther.
As I was trying new poses (indeed, it is very possible to free the articulations by carefully breaking the glue bonds), I inverted the legs and it turned into a decent "chicken walker".
As you suspected, Fulminarex, I had to elongate the actuators, to accomodate the new lenght of the segment (added 6mm of plastic sprue).
Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:41 AM
I picked up one of the Barking Dog kits from Dust Game as its an unassembled kit. I figured it would be easier to convert it to the running position in the beginning rather than tearing one down. Its in the painting line but I have some others first. I will post picks as I go when I get to it.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:15 PM
Oh, so the kits from dust-models.com are all in pieces? I might order a couple if that's the case. I'd like to try building one from scratch, it would be easier to do some cool conversions that way
Posted 07 July 2011 - 12:45 PM
This is an excellent mod. What do you call it? Maybe Adler, for Eagle. It does look ferocious. Have you have a card for it? Can you guide some of us into building our own? I really like this!
Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:27 PM
I can see how the elongated cockpit can be reminiscent of a beak, but truth be told my main source of inspiration was Yoji Shinkawa's Metal Gear Rex, hence it's name "Metallgehäuse".
I'm not into the game yet, I rather converted it for modeling purposes, so I don't have stats for this variant.
I've got some task to complete right now, but I promise I'll tell you how I did in a future post ...
Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:03 PM
Sorry it took some time, Fulminarex, I can now answer your request
Hope you will find these explanations helpful
Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:13 PM
XUR, will you build me one if I pay you?
I can send you the parts!
Also, what are the stats for it? Have you came up with any ideas for stats?
Looks like a 1/2 score for a Nebelwerfer but the guns are huge! If you want to build me one, I might actually ask you to use the 5cm guns as the dual, as I cant imagine how these twin 8.8 will factor.....
This is the Skoda prototype of the Luther 3 Ludolf, in which case it can make sense. Perhaps it was built for the FJ units and the HG Division as a air droppable walker.
Maybe it is a 3 wound unit too, with a lower armor value, but AGILE and FAST, and with JUMP
AND, maybe the guns are twin, but only one fires at a time, and the action of the one firing reloads the other one, so the stats do not have to be so high.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:23 AM
Fulminarex, I'm afraid that's gonna be a double disappointment for you :
first, I did this conversion because I'm a walker aficionado, but I don't play the game yet, so I don't have a clue what its stats might be.
Second, I seldom take commissioned works of this type, main reason being the sheer price of the operation is only justified if the model is to be casted and commercialized, hardly if it is destined to remain a unique model.
I realize building milliput elements may appear intimidating at first, but maybe the best solution in this case is to have a try at kit-bashing, by using parts of other plastic kits in unexpected ways.
For example, have you thought of combining a Luther with the hull of an AT43 Firetoad to get a similar result ?
Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:38 AM
I can kit bash without problem, and even build what I need. If I can get it done for me, all the better!
I am going to try some kit bashing soon, mostly to convert a Luther into a flam-panzer and 122mm mortar unit.