Heavy/Scratch: Armorhide Trailer(s) WIP Thread

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  1. Chaos Muffin

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    Picked up this trailer the other day, it looks perfect for making a Prime trailer out of since it already opens up in the middle and even has a radar that comes out the top!
    All the art is made of decals that are easy to peel off without any residue.

    was 6$ at Target

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    back of card
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/Chaos%20Muffin/HWtrucktransport1.jpg


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    A set of those Reprolabel upgrades for Hybrid Convoys trailer should apply nicely in it :) 

    Now to try and get it looking as good as that trailer Cheebs made and the one Mike is working with
     
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    Whoaly crap! I need one of those for my RM Prime. That's perfect! [​IMG]
     
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    wow nice find
     
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    Neat, and the truck rocks aswell, do you intend to modify the copter area to store another vehicle?
     
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    so roller would be a chopper.. that'd sound funny
     
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    I want one.....
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    Screw the chopper, rather use LOC Evac painted as Airwolf! (hehe)


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  8. REDLINE

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    uh, what are you planning to do with the cab? I almost threw mine away, then decided to keep it if I were to ever need parts *L* I removed the stickers, and plan to paint the helipad inside... I wanna keep the chopper because its appropriate to be merely a drone doncha think? I need to trim down the post so it will fit the square hole on Armorhide, and I'm not sure what to do for the outside of the trailer. I'd love it if there were THS-02 sized outside stickers available, but there aren't. any ideas?


    EDIT: I forgot to say I bought mine at a Walmart, and it was $4.
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    The chopper is getting tossed. Dont care for Hotwheel toys, especially when I can substitute them for a Transformer of the same size. :thumb 
    Which Evac should be perfect, since there's a heli pad for him.

    Going to try and put the spoilers on the side of Armorhide, have to trim the tabs, cut it in half and make a slot on armorhides side for em.
    Tried to use the cabs shell for armor for armorhide, but he wouldnt fit.

    Used a plastic drywall anchor for the towing pin, poked a hole with a soldering iron and it popped right in, then dremeled to tip to fit Armorhides slot.
    Main problem is making a trailer stand for it so it can stand up on it's own (that's where Im stuck lol)

    Trailer looks good Primered, used kilz primer and it stuck very well.

    Not sure for the outside trailer sticker. Im not too good with the masking tape so rather use a decal.
    There's an extra one that came with reissue Star Convoy but it's a little big

    Only idea I have for now is scanning the side of the G1 trailer (unless I can get a good pic instead) and resize it in photoshop to fit, surround with grey just in case and print on sticker paper. Then gloss it on

    Also not sure whether to go gray or silver with the trailer. But may try applying those Reprolabel trailer upgrades around the inside, to get some panels & screens going

    Damn , shoulda bought mine at Walmart, ah that figures
     
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    Man this looks awesome.......
    And LOC Evac as Airwolf :rock 
     
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    I'd paint it grey, there's a lot of trailers that are grey. silver I think would end up looking cheap cause it won't be nearly as nice as the shiny metal trailers you see.. I'd love to get a prime sticker that would fit for the outside.

    where'd you melt a hole on armorhide? I'm just gonna use the square hole he already has... the trailer peg is just barely too big, which is easily fixed. I also want to put screens and such on the inside. I'm not altering armorhide himself any, just making him a trailer/base.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

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    Did'nt put anyholes in Armorhide (yet) , and put the hole in the trailer for a new tow peg.

    Going to try and put those spoilers on Armorhides side in a 45degree, but trying to figure out a way to get them to rotate or remove for botmode
     
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    ahh ok, in the trailer. I misunderstood. that's cool about the spoilers, but I like him the way he is :)  surprised you're not taking the chrome exhausts.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    Actaully I like the way he is as well, but since I have 3 of em hehe
    Was 'nt motivated for it until after seeing Cheebs' Armorhide Prime

    May leave him as Armorhide though so his trailer will be unique to him


    PRIMEered so far
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    about to do a wheel swap



    Here's what I was going to try with the pipes. They're not on yet, but this will give an idea
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    Hoping it tones that vertical look down the cab has

    Think Im going to scan the MP Trailer box since it has a perfect sideview of the trailer art.
    Or this pic might work from tfsource
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/loebig/Kitbash/1144564894.jpg
     
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    Here ya go, it was made quickly so might need to touch it up, but redid all the colors so it'll will be more vivid and added more stripe at the end since MP's is cut off

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    Hold your trailer up to the screen and see if that's about right .lol
    Not sure if it should be bigger or smaller.

    Going to print on sticker paper and cut that stripe out
     
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    looks good. think you can sharpen the autobot logo? if not, you can easily take someone's autobot logo and superimpose it over the one on the scan, or I could do it.

    I have an idea to run by ya first though. I think it'd be cool if you scanned the whole trailer side there, so that the decal would not only add the big stripe and autobot symbol, but also add in the molded details to keep the trailer from being plain, and it actually adds realism!
     
  17. Chaos Muffin

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    So far, that decal was a perfect fit. Might slap a repro over the symbol tho

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    Decided to go with a hammered grey finish
     
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    hey that turned out pretty good CM :)  you should print me out one :p 
     
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    Woah, looks Sweet. I need to get me one of those trailers now, haha. First Armourhide though. It's almost worth painting him red with the white stripes.
     
  20. Chaos Muffin

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    No prob RL, but Id have to mail em. Im out of sticky paper so I can laminate em with heavyduty clear tape if needed, will be a little thick tho

    Paper yeah, always wanted to Prime this guy, might research more Armorhide Prime customs before I make any moves
     

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