Sunday, March 13, 2016

And now back to the MWO Atlas

Like I could stay away from this. Ive been wanting to build him for so long.
So straight to it. After the washing, flash cleaning and sanding here and there Im starting with the heads.
I have 2 copies but Im going to focus on the Founder's variant head. But first a little reminder that for the Standard head you need to add a couple layers of styrene to the channel to raise the height for it. If you are building the Founders variant it will sit just fine. There are 2 little angled bits that look like thumbs, they were removed from the head to ease the casting nightmare but they sit here.
Down to the feet.  Ankle shields fit here.
On the arms you can put either the PPCs or Large Lasers.

Ill be using the PPCs for this guy. Im saving the L lasers for the other one which Ill make into a Boar's Head.
K. Now the hips and all those little shield bits. Center these ones here.

Front bits here.
Ass bits here.
The back has layers. I start by sitting the torso flat and just center the bottom piece here.
Now turn the torso on its side to guide the placement of this piece. Flush to the top. And repeat on the other side.

Now the center mass is where I ran into a problem. Once I got it in it seemed to sit higher than its supposed to. I dont know why this happened. I guess I screwd up here.
 Anyway its a simple fix. Add a layer of styrene.
 And trim off the excess.

Final bits to the back, the big heat sinks. Again making sure they are flush to the top.

That means you can now add the shoulder tops. As you can see, you must place it right to the edge of the corner. Id add little  colored arrows to point it out better but I dont know how.
The rest of the arms go together thus

Now the side torso bits I admit I could have done a better job and added placement makers so just make note here. This side is easy. Flush to the edge and leave a 1/16 inch space to back edge.
 Replicate on the other side best you can. Again sorry for that lack placement marker.

.But once you have that the SRM6 fits right under.
And add the little bit under the SRM6
Now the torso again with the LRM 20. And opposite whatever-you-call-it-bit. They butt right up to the shoulder  round edge.

And of course the legs.
Knee joints, and add the flat shield to the outside of the legs. Round bit goes on the inside. And Hip pieces are self explanatory I think. And I think that about does it.
Except for the AC20 which Ill apply later. Damn this guys is big and heavy, all that resin. Im going to drill and pin a few places I think.
And a pic with the King Crab and Urbie. Id be shitting bricks in the game if I came face to face against all that firepower.

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