Thursday, April 4, 2013

Keropla God Keron Part 30

Suddenly, shoulder limitation

Tamama Robo Mk-II in action after the previous posting. ^^

Supported using Soul Stage Act 5 Action Support Type for Mechanics Clear Ver. but with Act 3's stand.

With all the joints in its hips and legs as mentioned in Part 27 and 28, kneeling is of course not a difficult task for Tamama Robo Mk-II.

A very casual sitting pose can be adjusted very easily for the model. ^^

A few articulation points that are meant more for the transformation gimmicks are used in this sitting pose. ^^
As long as they work, why not use them? ^^

As flexible as Tamama Robo Mk-II is in terms of its articulation design to support all the action poses shown above, the arms' inability to be lifted from the side is a limitation. ^^; Thanks to the shoulder joints which allow the shoulders to hinge outward to the back, the arms can at least extend horizontally, so it's not all too bad. If that articulation point is missing, the shoulders could only swivel up and down, and that would severely limit the arms' movement. The hinge joint design of the polycap connecting the elbow to the shoulder block is perhaps the reason why the arms are not given that outward bend articulation. Given the current assembly design, a few more parts would be needed to implement another hinge joint inside each shoulder to allow the arm to swing outward. Since that's not entirely needed for the transformation gimmick, it's understandable why it's not given.

It's still a limitation to the robot's action poses though. ^^;

Comparison with Keroro Robo Mk-II:

Both are average High Grade-type model kits in terms of size. It's going to be amazing to see how everything combine to form God Keron later on. ^^

Tamama Robo Mk-II's transformation to Tamama Submarine coming up in the next posting. ^^

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