Gundam GP03 Stamen

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Master-Bruce, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Thanks Getter! ;)

    Soaring, I'm not sure why you're so keen? I'm curious as to why you're so interested in this model, yet in other threads you refer to it and say you won't be building it?

    I don't understand.
  2. daredevilbr

    daredevilbr Member

    WoW!!! bounce7.... Articulate it will be fantastic!!! :thumb:
  3. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Thanks. :) The other things that I'm concerned about is, Will these joint be strong enough to support the model given its size? I'd hate for someone to build this onlyto find that it sags or doesn't retain it's pose. ????

    I suppose the solution there would be to style the model in a good pose, then glue the joints up. I'm really not sure at this point. I've decided to txture the arms first today. Then I'll build them and see how these joints start to work in practice.

    This will probably be the only one I do with joints due to the time and effort required for them.
  4. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

    Having designed joints is such a good thing in the regards that one can build it in whatever pose they want instead of the typical arms to teh sides and standing more or less as attention :p

  5. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    True. I'm not saying "Never" to joints again in the future. I'm just thinking that the cons maybe outweighing the pros.

    We won't know for sure until I test them out I suppose. :)
  6. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Giving it a try was worth enough ;)

    ~Ohno!!!I have to go to bed soon!!! :cry:~ I'll see you in another 6 hours :S
  7. palmer

    palmer Member

    yeah, the legs joints must be strong and 'hard' to sustain it.
    My articulated SD F91 continued to fall on his back until I put some little pieces of matte paper in the middle of its articulations!
  8. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Yeah, I was thinking the joints may need stiffening with a layer os masking tape or something. Try to retain the flexibility and increase the friction to try and prevent looseness.

    I'll check for this problem once I've coloured and detailed the arms. I'll then build them and test them.
  9. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    How about backing the joint with a spring inside, e.g. from a ball-pen? This might guarantee a tight joint...
  10. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    That's a good idea there Lex. Thanks for the input buddy. :)
  11. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Lots of great ideas coming up in this thread, and I'm reading them with hungry eyes because some of my designs are stuck with the same problems! Thanx for the info everyone,
    and Skip, this model looks better with every update you add! I'm starting to get REALLY excited about this one! Good job!
  12. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Thaks very much buddy! :) Glad you like it.

    Yeah, there have been some great ideas here for making the joints work or making them better.
  13. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

    Wow Skip, I don't know how I missed this for so long. This is awesome. Great job, I don't know how you do it. I'm really looking forward to this! Hope you win!
  14. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    LOL. I'm not entering the comp anymore. Difference of opinion between myself and another competitor. I'm cool with it though, takes any pressure off. :)

    Glad you like it buddy.
  15. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    o_O I don't wanna ask who was the competitor...

    My gosh! Great Job Skup! EXCELLENT! This deserves the Capital letters :S
  16. jaffro

    jaffro Long term member

    I have no idea how these gundam things go together, I have no skill in model design, least of all poseable models.... but I thought i'd throw a few ideas into the "poseable joints" discussion.

    I should also add I have no idea what your joints look like or if my ideas would apply to them...

    Basically, both my ideas work together, one or both might do the trick, or neither will work at all... :D

    Also they involve using rubber, not paper.

    What if you were to add rubber "gaskets" or something to each half of the moving joint, so that it could move, but the friction/grip from the rubber would stop the model from collapsing on it's own weight. I'm talking something like the rubber they make household and surgical gloves out of, with the "slippery" powder removed of course.

    If that didn't hold itself together well enough to grip, how about using rubber bands inside the parts themselves, or the ballpoint pen spring as Lex mentioned earlier?

    Not sure if I explained it properly or not, but if you're interested in the idea I could try to draw something up to explain it a bit better.

    Just thought I'd share that before it gets buried in that dark corner of my mind where all the things the Mrs wants me to do go to be forgotten about. :D
  17. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Maybe toothpicks? I don't worked for me :S
    Rubber sounds ok, since it's mass used in gloves :S
    CAn't wait to see the joints test :)
    In that time, I'm going to build GP-03 .....No, not your model Skip :)

    Again with the toothpick idea, the only problem with my idea is that it may not stay in the position it's holding for various amounts of time :S
    Good luck!
  18. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Please take no offense here buddy, as I don't mean any. :)

    Why do you keep stating you won't build my model? I don't expect everyone to. I'm designing it because I want to not because I want or expect everyone to build it. You say you'r building a GP03 but that it isn't mine??? Is there another GP03 model I don't know about? Or are you referring to the GP03 Orchis? There is a papermodel of that already.

    Like I said no offense, I just don't get your drift sometimes.

    Anyway, good ideas Jaffro. I was thining of insulating tape. It's rubber, adhesive and could help increase the friction. Plus being tape, you just wrap as many layer around the jointpin as you need to get the tightness you need.
  19. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Dangit...I'm confusing to everyone :S

    And yeah there's another GP-03 Stamen :S
    I don't take any offense :D

    Hmm....Was it the fourth line that said I won't build it? Actually, I meant : While you're still in the texturing phase, I'm going to build the OTHER GP-03 :) I like to compare things xD

    From the looks of the templates and your design, your's beats it by a longshot.
    -It = the Other GP-03 I found
    -Yours = Your GP-03 Stamen

    Sorry about the confusion ;)
  20. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Another Stamen? That's new to me. I generally don't design a model that's been done before.

    Could you post a link or a pic of this model?

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