Minor/Repaint: Classics Dragstrip [100%]

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  1. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Hi there since this was easy no wip this time...
    Took me a while to decide but wanted to keep the SE repaint 99,9% unharmed!
    So I only remove the front wheels and the rest was added
    Might make him a G1'ish weapon when adding him to the team :D 
    Only hard part left is making it into Menasors arm unharmed :2c: 

    Enjoy C&C welcome ;) 

    BTW... I've decided to make a kit called G6F-004, there are a few options:
    It contains A: add-on wheel assembly + wheels, B: the head & C: the weapons!


    After many of you asked me how & what I thought of lending an extra hand :D 
    1. It's obvious that you'll need 2 front wheels of a classics Mirage etc. (or KO)
    2. After removing the 2 Dragstrip front wheels (with a soldering iron) a peg size 6.0mm is free (B)
    3. Pieces of plastic which hold enough room for 2 wheels next to each other (A)
    4. Suitable pegs to mount onto (A) which allow you to space the wheels

    (A)-------
    (B)---0---
    (C)-o-0-o-

    5. Drill a 6.0mm hole into (A) for the piece to slide over (B)
    6. Screw the wheels (this time tight) onto at least 1.5cm pegs (C)
    7. Tape 2wheels (with or without a 0.5-1mm spacer) together
    8. When leveled glue them onto (A) (I also drove in a screw by heating)
    9. Fit onto Dragstrip, look and note how much you have to trim the pegs (C)
    10.Unscrew the wheels, trim down to the right size as noted previous
    11.Mount the wheels onto (C) (make sure they can still turn)
    12.Repeat :D 


    click here for more detailed pics:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258424&stc=1&d=1317297190
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258425&stc=1&d=1317297190
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258426&stc=1&d=1317297190


    Have fun everyone, let me know if there's someting missing and I'll update!!

    UPDATE2:
    Some stated, the repainted Mirage head kept me away from a 10/10 ;) 
    I did some thinking and went all out .... thnx guys!!! :D 

    UPDATE2B:
    Small addition seems like I forgot to mention where the new head came from :)  It's from a G2 Volt and has the stem cut of a 4.0mm or 4.5mm hole drilled for the balljoint.
    Instead of an actual socket I used this trick cuz I believe it actually works better in some cases, also removed the Mohawk like piece on it's head and then painted!

    I need to know who's interested?
    Plus what they want since there are a few options:
    1.just the kit (no paint) [G6F-004:A/B/C]
    2.full kit painted [G6F-004:2A/2B/2C]
    3.full kit painted and assembled [G6F-004:3A/3B/3C]
    4.make your own combo, like [G6F-004:3A/2B] which means: painted wheels mounted. accompanied with unpainted head and no weapons

    What seems like a fair price?
    I was thinking something like, but could be considered out of my head:
    1=35euro
    2=65euro
    3=90euro

    EXTRA: this is w/o shipping and those who want it mounted obviously need to send there figure first :D 


    UPDATE3:
    Have included a close-up of the head, if necessary it could be modded some more!
     

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  2. Warpshard

    Warpshard Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
     
  3. tobuttica

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    Looks badass, but I'm wondering why it has four front wheels. Is this part of the Menasor plan?
     
  4. shinobi77

    shinobi77 Fatbastard

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    You can't tell me you didn't know that Dragstrip from G1 had the quad fronts?


    Anyways, looks really good man, really good, what did you use for the quads?
     
  5. vidmouse

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    Those quads make this awesome-er.
     
  6. tobuttica

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    Holy crap I feel ******ed now. It's been so long since I've watched it that I didn't even realize it. Congrats to G60Force for making an authentically true G1 Dragstrip. Wow, I still cannot believe that I did not catch that. Ugh.
     
  7. Auceps Prime

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    very cool? and yes please tell us what you used to make the quads, i think i see some lego parts am i right.
     
  8. 46+2

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    Very nice g60! I love this!!
     
  9. AutobotSDG

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    Looks awesome, I am also curious how you did the front wheels like that
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice job. I like how you were able to incorporate the front wheels in and make it look good.
     
  11. siniquezu

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    nice. What did you use for the wheels?
     
  12. ServO

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    Check out some of these other Dragstrips that other members have done...

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/382085-classic-stunticons-drag-strip-dead-end.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/336050-g1-classic-dragstrip.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/260953-tfu-dragstrip-tfu-bw-tigertron.html
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/210306-classics-drag-strip.html

    I fairly certain that a few of the ones out there combine...possibly one of the other artists might have an idea as to how to fix up a way to attach the arm to the body without harming Dragstrip himself??

    Lookin good!
     
  13. G60Force

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    Thnx have seen them in the past :) 
    But I'm sure I will figure it out that's the fun of it :D 
    I'm still not sure if I'm going for a:
    1. easy route by mounting Dragstrip onto a frame
    2. hard rout by making it a fully functioning arm without harming him

    thnx


    Thnx bro! :thumb 


    thank you :) 

    thanks it had a better outcome than I expected too :D 

    :drunk  JK ;) 

    To all above, thank for your interest... maybe an instruction will help :) 
    1. It's obvious that you'll need 2 front wheels of a classics Mirage etc. (or KO)
    2. After removing the 2 Dragstrip front wheels a peg size 6.0mm is free (B)
    3. Pieces of plastic which hold enough room for 2 wheels next to each other (A)
    4. Suitable pegs to mount onto (A) which allow you to space the wheels

    (A)-------
    (B)---0---
    (C)-o-0-o-

    5. Drill a 6.0mm hole into (A) for the piece to slide over (B)
    6. Screw the wheels (this time tight) onto at least 1.5cm pegs (C)
    7. Tape 2wheels (with or without a 0.5-1mm spacer) together
    8. When leveled glue them onto (A) (I also drove in a screw by heating)
    9. Fit onto Dragstrip, look and note how much you have to trim the pegs (C)
    10.Unscrew the wheels, trim down to the right size as noted previous
    11.Mount the wheels onto (C) (make sure they can still turn)
    12.Repeat :D 


    click here for more detailed pics:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258424&stc=1&d=1317297190
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258425&stc=1&d=1317297190
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/attachment.php?attachmentid=27258426&stc=1&d=1317297190


    Have fun everyone, let me know if there's someting missing and I'll update!!
     

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  14. JaZzMan26

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    Well done!
     
  15. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Must hand it to you my friend, this is fantastic! Awesome and simple and awesome cuz it's simple!
     
  16. Hippie Trooper

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    It looks great!
    Later
     
  17. Coldiron

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    Nice work.
     
  18. compute146

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    Fantastic mate, really captures the cartoon feel. awesome stuff
    all the best
    colin
     
  19. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    I LIKE IT!! Looks like it came that way.
     
  20. Joey_Santana

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    Agreed, looks factory made.

    Man, if you get him another head you are my hero. I absolutely hate this Mirage head for DS.
     

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