The British Empire’s Mk.I Cyclops Colossus. Our very first Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded on within 7 hours and 442% funded in the completion of the campaign on 16 December 2016. Check out the campaign page here. I still have a few painted Builder kits left, send me a message if you’re interested.
Codename Colossus is a series of Mechanized Dieselpunk Walking Tank Scale Models, and the Mk.I Cyclops is the first in the series.
For dimension accuracy, the scale models are made from over 60 polyurethane resin casts instead of the common polyester resin, 3 robotics-grade servos move the legs and a microprocessor send commands to all the electronic parts with a analogue old school wired controller. It runs on 6x AA batteries, so unfortunately, it will not explode. Minimal gluing and no soldering is necessary. The kit is assembled with screws and the electronics just need to be plugged in place. It stands at 13″ tall and 13″ across when fully assembled.
I am *extremely* impressed with your packing skills. Although the rigors of shipping have made the outer box look as if it has been tossed repeatedly into a garbage compactor and rescued at the last second, the contents appear undamaged upon a quick once over.
Receive my kit!!!!!!!! Everything looks to be in good order. Great job packing. Outstanding casting on the parts. does not look like much clean up.
Hi Michael, I picked up my kit this morning. Thanks for the quick shipment after the original Customs problem. A great Kickstarter, very professional.
Looking forward to putting together this awesome model kit. Contents all very very well made.
Now that I am into the guts really liking the sophistication of your design and the quality of the plastic. Look forward to further projects!!!
Michael….I got the Colossus today!!!!! I must say that it is a beautiful kit, and I can’t wait to start this.
Thanks for the great project and communication! I received the kit a while ago and am looking forward to building and painting it after I’ve finished my current project.
Just got my Butler, the paint job was amazing. Thank you so much and it was awesome to be part of this project.
Hi, well received the model today. It is really good and exceed my expectation. I’m looking forward to your next model.
So excited. Just got this in the mail… Special thanks to @machinationstudio for making this happen. Can’t wait to build it out this week.
My package arrived and it looks amazing in person.
Aha finally! Let the detailing and building begin!!! Thanks for the awesome kit @machinationstudio
I got it yesterday and was about to email you! Thanks so much very excited!
Got the kit, it was packaged very well! Excited to build this guy!
My eldest daughter and i already put it together! It was a great project.
Assembly instruction videos for the Mk.I Cyclops kits.
Mk.I Cyclops: Fix for insufficient voltage
Mk.I Cyclops: Rust and Mud Effects video.
Mk.I Cyclops Arduino Sketch
The Mk.I Cyclops uses a modified Arduino UNO board and the functions can be modified by those of you who would like to do so. The use of the Arduino Sketch is governed by the license below.
- Link to the Arduino IDE on the official Arduino website. This is the programme that allows you to change the code.
- Link to the VarSpeedServo Library from netlabtoolkit’s Github page. This is a library that adds required functionality.
- Link to the Cyclops_Mk1_ver1.0 Arduino sketch on machinationstudio’s Github page. This is the code to edit.