Heavy/Scratch: Cardboard Optimus Prime (More interesting than it sounds).

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  1. FortMax123

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    Hey guys,

    So I got bored yesterday and decided to try and make a transforming Optimus Prime out of cardboard, after seeing photos of papercraft Transformers.
    It took me about 4 hrs.
    He is made out of nothing but cardboard, sellotape and those metal pin thingys for his joints.
    He transforms with no partsforming, luckily.
    Took me ages to work out how to get the arms to transform.
    He has shoulder, bicep, elbow, waist, hip, thigh, knee, ankle and foot articulation.

    He doesn't have a head or hands yet. I'm not sure where they would go in vehicle mode. But the top of the cab opens, so that might be an option.

    Now I just have to find a way to attach the head and hands, but at the same time making them easy to detach for vehicle mode. Blu-Tack maybe? Any suggestions or comments? Thanks guys!

    EDIT: OK, so someone's asked why I used cardboard.

    There are 2 reasons why I used cardboard.

    1. It's more unique.

    2. To show that you can make Transformers without any specialised equipment.

    Also, I've dubbed my creation... CARDBOARD PRIME!...I know. Original, right?

    EDIT: Thanks to member autobot prowl, Cardboard Prime has been renamed. He is now.....CARDIMUS PRIME!.........(Imagine Peter Cullen trying to say that without it sounding really cheesy.)
    LOL

    Link to Photos:
    https://m.facebook.com/100010649747544/posts/pcb.312593435772312/?photo_id=312593369105652&mds=/photos/viewer/?photoset_token=pcb.312593435772312&photo=312593369105652&profileid=100010649747544&source=48&refid=7&cached_data=false&ftid=u_0_1b&mdf=1
     
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  2. FortMax123

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    Seriously? No views?
     
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    I can't access the photos. That's probably why.
     
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    i agree. i clicked on the link and nothing......
     
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    I've always liked that a picture was mandatory to even create a radicon thread. What happened to that beautiful function.
     
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    between the quote and your signature.......just perfect
     
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    Sorry guys! Really don't know why the link's not working.
     
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    Really sorry guys. My Facebook post was set to private. Really sorry guys!
     
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    Ok. Link should work now.
     
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    Is the link working now guys
     
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    Need some suggestions, guys. Thanks
     
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    It's interesting, but using cardboard was an unusual choice. For just a time killer it's cool
     
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    2 reasons why I used cardboard:

    1. It's more unique.

    2. To show that you can make Transformers without needing specialised equipment.
     
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    I've dubbed him Cardboard Prime.( I know. Original, right?)
     
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    Not Cardimus Prime?
     
  16. FortMax123

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    Huh
    Good idea. Didn't think of that. Thanks.
     
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    Also, any suggestions as to how I should do the head and hands guys? Thanks
     
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    No suggestions as to how I should do the head and hands?
     
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    Really?!
     

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