Minor/Repaint: A Heli-Stand for Warbot

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  1. Kuma Style

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    I was pretty ecstatic to get Warbot, and it sucked to get an adapter for a stand, but no stand. Especially since the helicopter mode is my favorite by far. I did some brainstorming, and then headed on over to Lowe's, and I was surprised that it actually came out pretty nice!

    LMK what you guys think for sure.
     

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  2. destrongerlupus

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    Very nice! Especially considering the "popular stand" is only popular among Japanese model enthusiasts, and us American consumers were mostly left out!

    Care to give us the complete recipe?
     
  3. Kuma Style

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    Tutorial

    Tools/Materials needed

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    1.) Drill with 1/16" ad 1/8" drill bits
    2.) Screwdriver
    3.) Your choice of Spray paint (I use high gloss, acrylic)

    From Lowes

    4.) "REAL ORGANIZED" brand White shelf (.63"x8"x23.75") - Have cut into 6" wide pieces (will give you four)

    5.) "STEEL WORKS" brand steel rod (1/8"x3') - Have cut into 2" pieces for however many you want to so.

    6.) Poplar Dowel (5/8"x4') - Cut into 4" pieces

    7.) 1 and 1'/2" Flat Phillips wood screws

    Instructions

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    1.) Using the 1/8" drill bit, drill part way into the center of one end of your poplar dowel piece.

    2.) Stick the Steel rod piece into that end (it's on you how much you want sticking out, so drill down appropriately). Tap it down a bit to make sure it's in snug.

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    3.) With the 1/8'th drill bit, drill as far into the center of the other end of the poplar dowel as possible.

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    4.) With a straight piece (a ruler's fine... I jsut used another board piece), draw an "x" through through the center of one side of your white shelf piece.

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    5.) With the 1/8th drill bit, drill through the center of that "x" you just made.

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    6.) Drill your wood screw through that hole you just drilled with the bit (we're drilling the whole first, because, if not, you'll crack the wood). Leave the Screw there.

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    7.) Place the holed end of the poplar dowal onto the screw's tip and start screwing it down, until you have trouble, or the screw starts turning as well.

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    8.) Drill the screw in the rest of the way, until the dowal is snug to the shelf piece, and the screw has "indented" into the wood.

    AND YOU'RE DONE!

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    As you can see above, it's not just put together well, but it's strong as hell too, so don't worry about that accidental drop or anything like that. You're good.

    As for painting - I just leave it all put together, get a clear area, and spray away. I use outdoor acrylics from hobby lobby, because it bonds well to the metal as well.

    From there, you're good to go. Pop on your adapter piece, and your Warbot's airborne!

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    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011
  4. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    TJ you craffty bastard! Nice job bro.
     
  5. Kuma Style

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    hahaha, thanks DJ! And, tutorial's up guys!

    Also, I have materials for more, so if anyone wants one, just PM me. $10+shipping anywhere in the U.S.
     
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    nice tut

    tnx for sharing
     
  7. G60Force

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    thnx for sharing...
    gonna use clear stuff though for some of my classics, seekers are meant to be airborne :p 
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Good lord, TJ that is pure genuis! I like that.
     
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    This is very nice! Too bad I just received 10 Gundam Action Bases. But at only €3.90 a piece it's not really that expensive....

    iDD
     
  11. Kuma Style

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    Hey, thanks for the kind words guys, and IDD brings up a good point that I didn't touch on.

    The total for the supplies were $9.63 from Lowes, and comes with enough 4 four (because of the bases... the rod and dowal can do at least 10 each). So, bang for the buck wise, it's awesome.

    And, someone above mentioned the seekers, which I hadn't even though of. I had to make an adapter, but it came out great. Here's the before and after.

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    Works out great, and I love that it makes more room like that.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    What steps did you take to make an adapter for the Seeker mold?
     
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    I had some rubber things that came with one of my TV stands. I think they're to maybe clip wires or something? I dunno. They clamp on perfect, and give it perfect diameter to fit in the seeker gap, and hold them up, and rotate, and stuff.

    It was weird finding a perfect fix just laying around the house.
     
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    Great work, homie!! You know what that means? Your officially a Radicon! Welcome aboard.
     
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    Anything you can add, I'll put in the resourced tutorial :) 

    True dat! Pretty good way to start :)  Welcome! :thumb 
     
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    Man Earl, thanks dude: I really appreciate that! And, this is my favorite forum to lurk and fanboy, so that just made my day!

    And, SQ7, I'll add a few pictures of the adapter piece a little later when I'm home from work. Other than that, I think the tutorial is about the best that I can do: Any other sigguestions would be appreciated though if it were hard to follow.
     
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    nice job! Crafty!
     
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    Awesome. I think that will be a nice addition to what you've already shared here and what was resourced :) 

    Again, thanks for your contribution. I hope this means we see a trend of this sort of thing from you :D 
     
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    Thanks!

    Wow, thanks. I appreciate that you thought something I did was decent enough to archive for people to use in the future. It's a huge compliment, and I'm glad I did something you guys even LIKED.

    Here are a few more pics for the adapter piece:

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    The tutorial is updated :) 

    Honestly, I think you did an exceptional job with this, both on the project end and the tutorial end. I'm always glad to archive things like this, especially when there as well-done as what you've posted here.

    I'd like to point out your gratitude and humble spirit in your posting as well. That in itself has made resourcing this all the more worthwhile. There are also a great many members here with this type of attitude. The few that lack it could stand to take some notes.

    Like I said, I hope this becomes a trend from you :thumb 
     

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