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    Heehee, I like.

    For the leg, what if you got a length of narrow flat stock and welded it perpendicularly on the back of the on that's already there. That should give you a good, solid support without having it stick out nearly as much as angle iron would.
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    Well, here's the deal; (lets see if I can confuse the hell out of everyone)
    The flat stock is going to get welded into place, front and back, in the grooves I made. Then, the back will be cut flush with the frame. The front will end up being shorter, I just haven't cut it to length yet. The problem is that piece, when attached to the frame, flexes to the point of being useless.
    Keep in mind, the cage is a solid 15 lbs, maybe a bit more, and it's hanging over a foot away from the base, so the leverage is brutal.
    I'll use angle iron, I think. Possibly some round stock. That won't flex. We'll see. Gonna be a week until I can but more materials though x[
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    Somewhat small update today, I didn't have much time to work.
    Got my piece of angle iron;


    It's a little smaller, so I'll have to fill in some gap. But, this won't flex, so it'll make a great leg. Haven't cut the frame to acommadate yet, will try and get to that tommorrow.
    Also, I started skinning. Now, all of this will be covered, so physical appearance won't matter. This step is only to develop the shape.



    This will consist of cutting, drilling, riveting, hammering, bending, drilling out the rivets, repeat. Over and over.

    This piece I started bending, to use as a crossmember of sorts. Actually, the skull will attach to it. I need to track down a torch, though, as I can't get the bend I want cold.
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    I can't believe no one is taking that!
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    OK! I am very excited to bring you today's update!
    I've been working on the legs for the base. Now, I kinda wish I had gotten more (better) pictures, cause I'm pretty proud of this work lol.
    On both the legs, I made notches;



    On the bottom side of the frame, corresponding notches;


    This is where the arm is welded to the frame. You can see it is notched out here too;


    All these pieces fit together like a big 3D puzzle, it really worked great.
    The flat bar welded on here at an angle is for the bio-mech skull.


    Here are a few pictures showing the legs, post- assload of grinding;




    During which my RTX died. So after some shopping around, I decided on this little number;



    Eh I'll read this later.


    Got a few other things in the mail as well;

    Tools!


    Connectors!

    Now, I'm not 100% on how to use these, so if anyone has any pointers, it would be appreciated. There are pass-through and end cap connectors there.

    And let's not forget;

    hehehe

    Speaking of "legs"
    On the cage side, the femur will rest on the angle iron. (Which has been cut to length now) I will cut away parts of the bone to fit down on the metal snug.


    For the other side, I cut the other femur;


    Some grinding blah blah


    fits in there great.


    Eventually I will stick a carriage bolt in there, reminiscent of the arm;



    Some gratuitous shots, how it sits now;

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    Heheh, nice.

    For the SATA power connectors, just push the wire into the slot with a flathead screwdriver. Then, once all the wires are in, slap the back cover on.
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    Right on, thanks. I figured it was something like that.
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    Looking sweet man!
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    I find this humerus. No wait. Awesome
    (how do you do the strikethrough, btw?)
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    Update.
    I filled all the weld joints with jb weld. For some areas needing more attention, I switched to Bondo, so that I could actually get this done.
    Everything sanded down;



    Started painting;




    I did some touch up work, then repainted, so some of the rougher spots you see are gone now. Also not pictured, I did a lot of work on the arm.
    Smoothed out the transitions between tube and flat stock really nicely. Then I painted the entire piece with the flat black.

    Painted the exposed parts metallic silver;









    Oh and btw, I make no apologies whatsoever about the over spray. Those parts of the frame will never be seen. It's bad enough I spent an entire weekend doing body work to those parts which will, again, never be seen.
    Plus, there will be lots of repainting for me in the future. This work was mainly to protect what I have done so far, and give a an idea what some parts will look like. There are touchups to be done, a bit more welding, and sections where the bones attach to the metal. All in good time.
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