(Piece de resistance... I always wanted to say that!)
Ladies and Gentlemen: I give you my fully articulated battle robot action figure, with dual missile launcher!
I named it "Jaeger", because I love so much the "Pacific Rim" movie.
I wanted to combine all the concepts of those awesome months. Toys, robots, missile launchers, 123D Design, 3D printing, and, curiously, reuse and recycle. Yes, recycle. Because I recycled a previous design (my Artic C.A.T. Tank), for creating a whole new project!
You will see how I transformed triggers into fingers, wheels into joints, a tank's body into a robot's body. How I applied everything I learned about 123D Design and 3D printing.
If you want to see it working, please click in this link, or you can see the Jaeger shooting its missiles in this video:
Click here to see the design on the 123D site.
Step 1: The Tank
Step 2: Recycle!
Using negative extruding, I cut the useful parts (the wheels with their axis, the launcher). I took the launcher apart, and I start placing the wheels (articulations) in shoulders and crotch.
I cut the tank in half, so I could start using Mirror Pattern.