Heavy/Scratch: Alt Bumblebee - WIP Part 2

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  1. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    Update 3/3/09

    For the leg construction, click here.



    The first step was to build all of the internal parts and the posts the attach them to. I would first build the part and screw on the attachment post. Trim the post to fit and then glue only the posts to the inside of the model. Unscrew the parts and the posts are permanently attached to the model.

    The posts were made using both square and round tube styrene. I first drilled out the square tubing the size of the round tubing and glued in the round tubing. I then tapped the round tubing using a 2mm tap for the screws I'm using. Here's a pic of the posts on the inside of the model.

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    This is the "backbone" of the figure. It attaches to the inside of the rear bumper and incorporates the bots waist.

    Here it is as it sits in car mode.

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    Here it is in bot mode. The waist rotates down and locks into place with the notches.

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    The next step was to build the rear tire assemblies and points where the arm will attach. This part was pretty straight forward because there is a separate picture in the concept drawing. The parts attach to the backbone part and some inner door panel parts. I also built some tabs to keep the part from rotating in both modes.

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    Here's a pic of all the parts included in the torso.

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    I also finished building the hips and built a piece to fit in between the legs. This part also fills in a gap in the dash and will ultimately be where the windshield attaches.

    Here it is as it would sit in car mode.

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    Here it is folded up as in the concept drawing.

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    Here's a pic of the car mode as of today.

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    And here's some pics of the bot so far. As you can tell, the roof is still attached. That's the next thing to do. Also, please keep in mind that a lot of the detail work isn't done yet.

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  2. Chaos Convoy

    Chaos Convoy Dai Gurren-Dan member

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    God. Damn.
    This is amazing.

    It makes me want to make my own. Pity my skills at scratchbuilding like that aren't nearly as good, though.
     
  3. wan_de_real

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    see it again and again...admit that the method that u used is practical and unbelieveable...this is real bt/alt that everbody dream from the day that volkswagen dint giv permissions for hasbro to release the beetle..and today that dream happened..if this is ever recast..i think it will sell like a hotcake...ure really do avant-garde works

    sallute Lobo:thumb :thumb :thumb 
     
  4. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Un-friggin'-believable! I've been keeping an eye on this both here and S70 and this is one of those customs that will be talked about for YEARS to come. I've seen some great scratchbuilders in my time, but you rock 'em all, Lobo.

    Can't wait for the next update, man.
     
  5. Primus_feather

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    Looking at this makes me cry thinking since HasBLOW never mades this , we'll (besides Lobo) will never own such an AWESOME mold.

    If it hasn't been said before, Lobo you are a God amongst men....


    a dark good who mocks us with his greatness...



    hehe all in fun thou.
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    In the WIP pictures, I didn't see a rotational joint, yet it looks like you had to have spun something around to allow the front of the car to face the rear in 'bot mode. Your ability to manipulate your styrene so precisely and cleanly makes me shake my head in disbelief, and has done so for 4 years now.
     
  7. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    Simply amazing
     
  8. MoeSizzlac

    MoeSizzlac Newb Customizer

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    I love following this WIP. It's so much more complicated than what I'm used to building and it leaves me wanting more. Glad you're able to share this with us even though I would have loved to see the looks on the judges' faces had you unvailed him at Botcom. Keep up the good work.
     
  9. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    You are a freakin god Lobo!!!
     
  10. Lucs

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    Great progress on this thing man. It's really turing out to look awesome. Can't wait for the finished product and inevitable CJ repaint... oh wait that's probably not gonna happen... or is it?

    Oh and can someone please call VW and tell them how much they suck at making good decisions? Thanks!
     
  11. the man

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    :eek: .....that is amazing beond wordz...too awsome man
     
  12. Jukebox Prime

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    :eek:  :bay 

    The raw, unbridled awesomeness of your progress is blowing my mind!
     
  13. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I love you....

    ....in a manly, "OMG you're making the Custom Alternator of Custom Alternators" kinda way.
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    . . . and my dream project is closer and closer to being completed.

    Lobo, you never cease to amaze me.
     
  15. Viagra Prime

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    Your fabrication is absolutely sweet. More!
     
  16. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I saw your first thread was bumped, and thought Id bring this one back to the top too.

    Absolutely amazing work...
     
  17. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks actually, I missed this update.




    Man Lobo this is coming together perfectly. How much planning is involved in your process? Do you draw stuff out first or do you base the general transformation on another transformer that you have? Either way the way you can pull it all together is crazy. Whens the next update? :D 
     
  18. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    actually, I believe he describes that out in his interview in his Radicon feature... :) 
     
  19. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    :p  Nuh Huh! I looked there but if he has talked about it before I would like a linky please.:D 
     
  20. riderx

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    where 's part 3:drool: 
     

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