Mad Cat MKII BattleMech
by rikkilambo, published
* modular snap-fit design, no glue required except for the two machine guns
* articulated torso, hips, knees, toes, main guns, and missile pods
* slide-out canopy contains a secret compartment to hide keys, jewelry, and USB memory sticks
* ultra-realistic detail
* mech stands 8" tall
The Mad Cat MK II is a 90-ton assault BattleMech. It uses its speed and firepower to engage an enemy at the range of its choosing. The default configuration of the Mad Cat MK II features hard-hitting ballistics and a well-blended mix of energy and missile weaponry. The Mad Cat MK II's primary weapons are a pair of Gauss Rifles, each of which can strip off a ton of armor at six hundred and thirty meters. The rifles are supported by two LRM-10s which give the Mech indirect fire capability. For short range combat, four ER Medium Lasers can chew up what's left of the opposition. The Mech's primary role is long to medium range combat, with best performance within 450 meters where all of its weapons can reach the opponent.
This model is based on the design by farscape1 (http://www.thingiverse.com/farscape1) and original concept from the MechWarrior franchise, and is engineered for additive manufacturing by Riki Lam. MechWarrior is a profession in the fictional universe of BattleTech, a wargaming and science fiction franchise created by FASA Corporation and currently owned by Topps. MechWarriors are individuals who pilot BattleMechs, large robotic war machines that are central to the BattleTech series.
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I printed it without support, in the normal position (as it would be on the model), but used printer settings to lift the print head on non-print movements. That prevents the nozzle from hitting (and snapping off) the thin "hanging" spars as it prints (which happened the second time I tried to print it -- the first time I printed with support, figuring it needed it, but same as you, it broke trying to get the support removed).
Third time was a charm.
After getting frustrated with the "tabs" on the hip and waist joints snapping off, I did a redesign. These will *not* break.
farscape1 Thanks for the note, and awesome model. I have been trying to find you for the longest time. You absolutely deserve this credit.
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- Cockpit: print as given
- Instruments: print as given
- Seat: print as given
- Waist-Joint-Down: print as given
- Foot-L, Foot-R: print as given
- Ankle-L, Ankle-R: print as given
- Arm-L, Arm-R: print as given
- Engine: print sideways
- Gun-L, Gun-R: print upside down
- Number: print sideways
- Pod-Insert-L, Pod-Insert-L: print sideways
- Waist-Joint-Up: print sideways
- Missiles: print vertical
- MG-L.stl, MG-R.stl: print with flat part on the ground plane
- Hip-L.stl, Hip-R.stl: print as given, if possible
-=Difficulty: Very Hard=-
- Canopy: print as given, if possible
- Torso-Top: print upside down
- Torso-Bottom: print vertical (thank you BrickSimple)
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