1:100 Zaku Kai - Orthographic design renderings
"Ortho leg #2 (rough)"
After creating my first orthographic front view of the Zaku
Kai, it became clear that I needed to refine the leg design.
The first attempt was based on the drawing from the Zaku Kai
front view drawing. It improved upon that work, but it was
still a very rough attempt. The second version was a complete
re-draw using some of the measurements from the first leg drawing.
This drawing attempts to emphasize a few features of the design:
As an early attempt I think I did a fine job with this drawing.
However, when I re-integrated the leg drawing into the
front-view drawing it seemed as though the knees were too low
and the leg was too long overall. This was corrected in later
versions of the drawing.
- The front contour of the leg, from below the knee to the
toe, forms a concave "sweep" down and forward. I wanted
this contour to be reasonably smooth and continuous.
- Asymmetry of the lower leg, longer outboard ankle
- Convex curves on front and back edges of upper leg