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Author:  Otterman [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Charybdis ordinatus

Source art

Image

Author:  Otterman [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Assuming the little dudes are 6mm tall, the capacitor truck is approximately the size of a rhino, and the main vehicles are chimera wide and two-chimera long.

I may modify the design to use a ball-and-socket connector rather than the cylindrical connector.

Presumably the vehicle has its own compliment of infantry for close-in protection. The smaller gun is presumably for air defense, taking advantage of the radar/scanning equipment on one end of the assembly.

Power is probably provided by the drive trains in the main vehicles. The assembly stops, power is shunted from movement to the capacitor vehicle. When the capacitors are charged, the power flows back into the main weapon.

I am also inspired to make fuel trucks, coolant trucks, and possibly radiator trucks.

Author:  Dwarf Supreme [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Interesting.

Author:  Otterman [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

It begins.

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Author:  Dwarf Supreme [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Are you going to make it so that it can be either limbered or unlimbered?

Author:  Evil and Chaos [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Ball-and-socket makes sense to me, then it can go up and down hills without some wacky central articulation going on.

Author:  Dwarf Supreme [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:03 pm ]
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Good point, E&C.

Author:  semajnollissor [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:10 pm ]
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I think a post and clevis might look better than ball and socket, I'll see if I can dig up a picture of what I mean...

EDIT: here is a poorly executed sketch of what I mean:

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Author:  Otterman [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:19 pm ]
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Evil and Chaos wrote:
Ball-and-socket makes sense to me, then it can go up and down hills without some wacky central articulation going on.


Bingo! My very motivation for the replacement.

Author:  Carrington [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

So what are your thoughts on the Scylla?

Author:  Otterman [ Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

We should ask Malaveldt, the original artist. I really should track him down.

Author:  Otterman [ Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Minor progress.

My intention is for the carriers to be separate vehicles, such that you can reposition the assembly into single file, firing position, etc., during play.

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Author:  netepic [ Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

This is looking ruddy awesome chap!

Author:  Legion 4 [ Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Charybdis ordinatus

Hmmm ? ;)

Author:  jfrk9mp [ Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:43 pm ]
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Oh I like this!! Though I have to keep explaining to the wife what exactly and Otterforge is ;D

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