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Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

By request of one of the members of the TacComms forums, I put together this Epic-scale Chaos Death Wheel. It's a big beastie and will probably be pretty expensive to print, but I'm going to upload it anyway, once I get all the internal geometry cleaned up. Thanks to the beauty of Sketchup's componentization feature, this thing took less than 24 hours to build.

More pics on my blog o' war:

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Thanks!
jav98

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Moe the Great Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 6:18 p.m. PST

OMG Bleeped text!!!!

That's awesome!

dsfrank18 Apr 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

how does it turn?

wolfgangbrooks18 Apr 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

Certainly one of the best executions of the subject.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 7:31 p.m. PST

My concept was that each "pod" has its own power plant and the wheel-ring actually consists of two independently-turning wheels. That way, you can use lateral steering in the same way a tank does to turn or even pivot on one spot. I tried to place the heavy cannons down low to act as a tuned mass damper to help the thing stay upright as it banks around curves and whatnot.

HexWarrior23 Apr 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

Wow – that is truly Epic!

Covert Walrus05 May 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

That is bloody magnificent!

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

Thanks, CW! And even better, a minis company has bought the design and is looking to mass produce it, which will be a heck of a lot cheaper than buying it through Shapeways.

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