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Old 06-23-2018, 08:47 AM
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UHU02's Maria from Metropolis - a guesswork version of the head

Hi All,

By looking at the jpgs of UHU02's Maria, including the low res plan of parts, I did a lot of guesswork to try to make the head. I have no idea about the size so I made the parts big enough for me to handle easily. I used silver card. I had to use a Sharpie pen to mark the design/shading. My effort is very amateurish and a bit rough around the edges. The hard part was making the neck. That's where the biggest guesswork took place. I might have fitted her head onto what is meant to be an arm in UHU02's low res plan of parts!
I've attached pictures of my progress. The model is not finished. I'm still figuring out how to complete the head and build a base to display it on.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:21 AM
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This is the biggest problem with older works published by Uhu.
The lack of clear assembly instructions, clear photos and directions.

I have tried to assemble his Ironman figure and it still sits incomplete 6 years later!
My first and failed Uhu attempt was the Blade Runner Blaster.
I tossed that one away in complete frustration.
In both cases, it was the lack of (assembly) understanding derived from the available photos.

This is in no way a criticism of the man and/or his artistic talents
(even though there are some people who have tried to twist my comments that way)
but I have always complained about his earlier works in this way
before he started documenting his design builds on his webpages, as he does now.

Unfortunately he still doesn't publish actual assembly instructions or diagrams
(that I am aware of...I stand corrected if there are newer offerings)

Maria is one of the few earlier works that I have seen completed
...only once...by someone other than Uhu himself.
I'm sorry I can't point you to it...maybe it was someone here, on this forum?

Another thing to consider is, Uhu designs in fairly small scale.
His models can be quite detailed and complicated
which is even more impressive (or daunting) when you consider the smaller scale of most of his models.
I don't think Maria was intended to be that big.

But this smaller scale often means more simplified construction and fit tolerances
that exaggerate and grow when the models are enlarged.
In other words, gaps get bigger, seams get looser.
Things that look okay at small scale, won't look as good when enlarged.

Your build quality looks good to this point.
The silver card looks good too.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:27 AM
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Here we go...
Uhu's Maria Build

The only thread I could find here, thats anything to do with the Maria model.
Not sure if it will help you, but anything is better than nothing!

I just noticed its only a short thread...focuses only on building the head.
And, it looks like he puttied and painted the paper model...so its probably no help at all. lol

And the member got banned!

LOL I'll just stop talking now.
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:32 AM
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Thanks Airdave. Wow, Looks like a pepakura file.
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:04 AM
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Well, I finished the model - as rough as it is. I even made a stand. I lost heart somewhat by getting my DVD of the film out and looking at the robot. There's so much that could be improved in a paper model of the head. I may have a go at that in a month or so. But I'd like to make some other models for now.
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:19 PM
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Judging from the pic I'd say you did quite well.
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Excellent work!!
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Looks very good considering what you have to work with.
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Looks great! Nothing at all wrong about it! Good job!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by airdave View Post
This is in no way a criticism of the man and/or his artistic talents
(even though there are some people who have tried to twist my comments that way)
but I have always complained about his earlier works in this way
before he started documenting his design builds on his webpages, as he does now.

Unfortunately he still doesn't publish actual assembly instructions or diagrams
(that I am aware of...I stand corrected if there are newer offerings)

Maria is one of the few earlier works that I have seen completed
...only once...by someone other than Uhu himself.
I'm sorry I can't point you to it...maybe it was someone here, on this forum?
I understand the frustrations. I do a lot of modeling my own designs but always fail on the documentation part of being a designer. That's frustrating for me. I guess the act of creating the work gives me the satisfaction and calm I feel creating something. I make what's in my head and get it out, and that's kinda where I leave off. It would be frustrating and maybe even a hobby killer if I knew I could not make some of these pieces if I knew I had to make the instructions as well. But that's just me. I am sure some people enjoy the whole design and documentation process to make a complete model to distribute.
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