Heavy/Scratch: Buckshot: Original Fully Transforming Character Project

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  1. Seth Sunthay

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    You're very talented. You have so much potential right there.

    Such an amazing start for you career.
     
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  2. Shockblade501

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    Wow! Thanks so much for all the love everybody! I'm really really happy that everyone loves her as much as my girlfriend and I do! Also you guys made her happy with your nice words too! So thanks!

    To the people who asked if it was inspired by RiD, me and my girlfriend actually used Tf Prime as our reference material. But Buckshot is actually a Wildabot (short "i") as in wilderness. We made up a team of autobots whose alternate modes are based on creatures of the North American wilderness. That's why we gave her extra animal traits. Also Buckshot is kind of a diva if anyone wondered about her disposition. Imagine Gina from "Brooklyn 99"

    To the people that asked about the grade, I got a 100% on this, and it helped keep me at a 3.98 GPA, I'm a real over achiever like that. I actually made my professor cry a little because I set the bar at a whole new level for the next class of seniors, she uses past projects to inspire the next class. Shes really excited to see what they can do. One of my sophomore friends decided to start his Senior thesis a year early just because he wants to see if he can out do me. (I hope he does, that kid has talent)

    Here's some size comparisons for ya
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    And to all the people who love her so much that they'd like to own a copy of her, I'm very honored. I need to do some tweaking, but I think I could fairly easily modify her for a smaller size release through shapeways. Perhaps I could also work something out for home printing as well but it may be a fruitless effort. My prototype of the figure has gotten very flimsy since when she was first assembled. She couldn't even stand at her full height in the size comparison pics i just took and couldn't hold a pose for more than a few seconds before falling. I dont think FDM printing is right for her but it may just be the pla plastic used. Regardless, I know shapeways plastic should be durable enough to do her justice so that very well may happen.

    I might actually draw up a design for that, I'm going to run a d&d like Transformers campaign with my friends eventually and I need to make some more npc's. That's actually partially why Buckshot was thought up in the first place.
     
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  3. Digger

    Digger Gohan wa Okazu!

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    Same! I got a friend who works at a place with a printer and it’d be a good time. Also I’d just love to see it in person.
     
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  4. f-primusunicron

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    cool
    but i dont like how big it is -_-
     
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  5. DrWangenstein

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    so rad
     
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  6. Digger

    Digger Gohan wa Okazu!

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    See I’d love them huge.
     
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  7. Shockblade501

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    Yeah, like my first post said, I only made her this big so my printer wouldn't mess up the pin holes and tolerances. But she was designed to be a deluxe sized figure
     
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  8. WayGroovy

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    A Wildabot patreon might do well.
     
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  9. Digger

    Digger Gohan wa Okazu!

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    Not a bad idea. I’m sure that’d be a cool project. We’re living in a world of independent artists making quality products for everyone.
     
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  10. ObakaChanTachi

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    That is absolutely stunning ;) !
     
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  11. RotorstormNZ

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    Everyone's said what I wanted to, she's amazing and you and your girlfriend should be extremely proud! I'm speechless.

    I want one! And, now that you've explained her character, I want to see her in an official cartoon voiced by Chelsea Peretti!

    I second the call for a slothbot. Slothcon?
     
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    I just introduced my wife to Buckshot. She’s in love.

    Seriously, she said “I love it!” with an enthusiasm she rarely shows for TFs.
     
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  13. Digger

    Digger Gohan wa Okazu!

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    What grouped would a sloth fit into?
     
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  14. Ranger Silver 6

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    If you'e concerned about joint condition on a smaller scale. The company kotobukiya releases packs of rubberized joints called polycaps.
     
  15. knoted

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    Using 3P aftermarket solutions is defeating the purpose of this being an original design for production.
     
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  16. Chefprime

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    Wow. This is amaizing
     
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  17. Ranger Silver 6

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    using pre-existing joints is pretty common practice in the garage kit scene, but I digress.

    The solution I proposed was meant to provide an idea for how to deal with joints losing stability, that has very little to do with design, and more to do with physics. As the joint moves around, it gradually scrapes plastic from both pieces. Eventually too much is removed and the joint loses friction.

    Polycaps fix this because one side of the joint is rubberized and thus the joint won't wear down as quickly.
     
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    nice work:thumbs2: :thumbs2: 
     
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  19. knoted

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    Well true,

    but if he were to pitch this design for production, he'll have to come up with a design solution for small joints of his own, instead of using off-the-shelf aftermarket parts.
     
  20. Ranger Silver 6

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    The simple solution would be to simply make the joints be the same size as the aftermarket rubber ones so that end users can switch them themselves.
     

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