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Large Scale Killa Kan

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Hello all,
 
Well it's been a while since I last posted in the Mek's Garage, but I've had a new project underway for the past 6 months or so. After a little nudge from a fellow board member, who's been following the project on YouTube, I figured it's about time I shared it here.
 
So yes... as the thread title gave away... I'm making a large scale replica of this Killa Kan. I'm scaling up by 5 times, so as the game GW Kan stands at about 50mm this model will be about 250mm tall. Anyway, below are links to all of my update videos so far (along with a few photos from each for those who don't have time to watch).

I look forward to reading your comments / feedback / questions here in Mek's Garage :D
 
1. Project Introduction 
In this update I introduce the project.

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2. Hatch Detail & Hinge
In this update I work on the top hatch detail and make the hinge to connect it to the Kan body.
killakan_part_2.jpg
 

3. Hatch Locking Mechanism
In this update I work on the locking mechanism that will hold the top hatch shut and open with a turn of the wheel.
killakan_part_3.jpg
 

4. Shape Those Hips
In this update I work on the underside of the Kan body and build the hip joints, which proved challenging shapes to create with sheet plastic.
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5. Dangly Gubbins
In this update I work on the hydraulic contraption between the kan's legs.
killakan_part_5.jpg
 

6. Retrofitting a Battery Compartment
In this update I work on some modifications to make space for a battery compartment. I also work on the mounts for the lower jaw.
killakan_part_6.jpg
 

7. A twinkle in it's eyes
In this update I work on "eyes", including the viewing slot, 3 lights and targeting sight.
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8. Upper Legs
In this update I work on the upper legs.
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9. Shoulder Joint
In this update I work on the shoulder joint. I work out how to provide elevation and rotational movements and a method to lock the pose in place.
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10. Side Panel and Progress Recap
In this update I work on the side panel details. I then assemble everything I've built over the past 5 months to show how the model is looking so far.
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11. Cockpit Radar Console
In this update I start work on cockpit, creating an illuminated radar console. I also add catches for the top hatch and get the front panel stuck on.
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Nice work! How do you get your styrene cuts so clean? With thicker card I can never get 90* edges with a knife and my bandsaw seems to melt the plastic more than cut it.



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Looks amazing, quite an adventurous undertaking! Can't wait to see it finished.
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When I realised you were making a functional locking hatch my mind was blown



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Fantastic to see this on here ;) it's a truly awesome endeavor. Can't wait to see the how it progresses!

 

When I realised [Paperclip was] making a functional locking hatch my mind was blown

 

Agreed!



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Awesome!!! Keep it up!!


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Holeeee Gork n Mork... 'nuff said. I will say something intelligible after I watch the videos.

 

Just...

 

wow.


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This is pretty amazing. That working hatch is on a whole other level. That radar console too. Wow. And as Jackdoud points out everything is so clean. :thumbs


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That's a beautiful yellow on the Kan; how'd you do it?



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Thanks all :)

 

Nice work! How do you get your styrene cuts so clean? With thicker card I can never get 90* edges with a knife and my bandsaw seems to melt the plastic more than cut it.

 

A nice sharp blade... more cuts at a lighter pressure, rather than trying to press hard and cut it in one or 2 passes... take it slowly and keep your eye on the blade to ensure its upright.. but at the end of the day cutting styrene with a knife always leaves some distortion as the wedge shape of the blade forces material aside leaving a burr. I usually just have a piece of abrasive paper on a flat surface and just run the edge along that until it's nice and clean and hopefully square. I'll sometimes use a block of wood to put the plastic up against and keep it at right angles to the abrasive.

 

That's a beautiful yellow on the Kan; how'd you do it?

 

If I remember correctly (it was a while back I painted that) it would have been as follows... White primer... a couple of thin coats of Bronzed Flesh... Golden Yellow... shaded with Mournfang Brown, highlighted with Sunburst Yellow and maybe a touch of white. I think the key is the bronzed flesh undercoat which has decent coverage. The yellows tend to be pretty translucent so it gives the yellow a nice warm richness that you don't get going straight on to white. Note some of my paints date back years so not sure the current equivalents behave the same.



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Swwwwwweeeeet.  Gork and Mork have smiled upon you and blessed your fabricatin' digits!


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Well, I have watched all the videos and I still don't have anything intelligent to say. Your fabrication skills are awe inspiring. Every cut is incredibly clean and every curve precise. And... perfect rivets... I have no words. Kudos to you on all counts.

 

Just one question: what possessed you to start this project? I mean to say, where did the idea of a 5x scale kan come from?

 

I look forward to the next update.

 

Oh, and I will definitely be linking this into the Klassics when it gets closer to completion.


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Just one question: what possessed you to start this project? I mean to say, where did the idea of a 5x scale kan come from?


I was looking for a new project, unfortunately I don't have space for another boat and the Killa Kan was sitting there looking as though it might provide a good challenge... which it certainly has. As for the size,  I wanted to try something of a larger scale as it opens up a new dimension to the level of detail that can be achieved. I settled on 5x specifically mainly due to tube sizes. I measured a lot of the cylindrical shapes on the GW Kan and with the maximum styrene tube being about 13mm if I went much bigger in scale I would be struggling to find larger sized tubes.
 
Anyway... I've just posted a new update :)
 
Dental Work
In this update I tackle the teeth and front armour plate.
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Amazing works!



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Hi all,
Work on the Killa Kan has been a little slow recently, what with a summer holiday and making the most of any nice weather we get at weekends. Anyway, today I finally got around to editing my latest photos and footage in to a new video that I've just posted on YouTube...

Shoulder Armour
In this update I construct the shoulder armour.
killakan_part_13.jpg
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This is amazing work. Thank you for posting it. It is providing me with some good ideas. Been working on a Mr. Potato Head Stompa, borrowed the idea from Irondog. Excited to see that thing completed and all painted up.

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You should fit a raspberry pi in there!


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Jaw. On Floor.

Seriously! This is SO IMPRESSIVE!  Beautiful work here, and truly inspiring!







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