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Finally Built A Model Timber Wolf


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#1 ApheX

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 09:38 AM

Hey all,

Thought i'd post up this Timber Wolf I managed to get made up after a lot of printing issues.

It needs cleaning up, priming, painting, ect, but so far it looks good.

What do you all think? Any suggestions for paint or anything else?

https://flic.kr/ps/3Xn6rE

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#2 B0oN

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Posted 12 September 2021 - 10:44 PM

That turned out to be a really nice model, ApheX, congrats !
This Timby might look really sexy with a neat woodland camo, at least in my opinion .

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 08:10 AM

View PostB0oN, on 12 September 2021 - 10:44 PM, said:

That turned out to be a really nice model, ApheX, congrats !
This Timby might look really sexy with a neat woodland camo, at least in my opinion .


Thank you B0on!

I might go for that with one of them. Yep, I technically have two of them. The first one was made out of a material that didn't like being snapped together. I just finished gluing it up. It isn't articulated, however I'm going to gift one to a friend of mine. He'd love a camo look.

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#4 ApheX

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 10:26 AM

I think for my Timber Wolf I'd like to go with a Davion Black Ops vibe. Black base with a silver highlights, green cockpit with the federated commonwealth logo in shades of white and grey. Say the look of a black ops mech in the operation bulldog situation.

Like this but with a green glass windows.

The diorama I have planed for this is a mechbay with led lights within a display box powered via usb. I'd like to use the Mechcommander mechbay setup but more open on the sides.

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Posted 13 September 2021 - 03:35 PM

you know with advances in radio controlled robotics, i think it might be possible to create a working model. if only i had the budget.

#6 ApheX

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 12:24 AM

View PostLordNothing, on 13 September 2021 - 03:35 PM, said:

you know with advances in radio controlled robotics, i think it might be possible to create a working model. if only i had the budget.


I'm sure it's probably possible with what's availble now, but I wouldn't have a clue where to start. Love the idea though :)

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 12:30 AM

View PostApheX, on 16 September 2021 - 12:24 AM, said:

I'm sure it's probably possible with what's availble now, but I wouldn't have a clue where to start. Love the idea though Posted Image


i know it would definitely need to have working lasers and rockets.

#8 ApheX

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 02:13 AM

View PostLordNothing, on 16 September 2021 - 12:30 AM, said:

i know it would definitely need to have working lasers and rockets.


Lasers? Yes, that I could do. Rockets on the other hand........

I've been looking into those small remote battle robots one can purchase and (if the mech model was printed bigger) could use most of the parts for articulation, however I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have smooth movements. Still, I'm very keen to make an attempt.

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 02:20 PM

View PostApheX, on 16 September 2021 - 02:13 AM, said:


Lasers? Yes, that I could do. Rockets on the other hand........

I've been looking into those small remote battle robots one can purchase and (if the mech model was printed bigger) could use most of the parts for articulation, however I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have smooth movements. Still, I'm very keen to make an attempt.


id just use bottle rockets with model rocket igniters (low ohm resistors can be used in a pinch), each wired to a source pin on a power mosfet array. probibly not legal in some states. you could probibly use a .22 as an autocannon if you wanted to go through the trouble of registering it with the fbi, atf, and any other watchdog agencies out there. would be interesting to write "timber wolf" on a brady form. maybe just stick to a pneumatic bb gun.

maybe make a sport of it, like radio controlled dogfighting.

high powered lasers would probibly be hard to do as anything big enough to melt pla is probibly also powerful enough to blind the operators and any spectators. best way i think would be to simulate lasers with low power diodes and photosensors in the armor. not quite as fun as melting things. i suppose you could detonate a pyrotechnic charge for effect when a photodiode is tripped. otherwise i did always want an autocannon meta.

Edited by LordNothing, 16 September 2021 - 02:32 PM.






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