Heavy/Scratch: Classics First Aid upgrade kit.

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  1. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Update 8/1/12

    Did a color test paint job on the IDW version, tried to stick close to the art, had to make some creative decisions, especially on the head, thoughts?

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    Update 7/30/12
    IDW Variant

    Well I won't say I recreated the design perfectly, but I think I captured its spirit, and while I still prefer the G1 version, I have to admit, it looks pretty cool :) 

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    Check out my marketplace thread for ordering details.

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    Update 7/29/12

    All right gang,

    G1-Style Kit is up on Shapeways (or from me :) )

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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/commissioner-listing-feedback/635570-destrongerlupuss-robot-shop.html


    No-wheels IDW version coming soon.
    Update 7/28/12

    Some refinements to the model, including a whole new neck assembly.

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    Also, printed in color ABS, which I think makes a big difference.

    I'm working on a no-wheels variant too, but once I get the neck assembly finialized and make a few more tweaks, I think I'll be able to make this kit available for sale :) 

    This was one of the first projects I started working on when I got into 3D designing.

    The Prime Ratchet mold is just such a nice figure, and really a good fit for the pacifist Protectabot.

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    MAJOR thanks to Wheeljack, who really was a huge help on this project!

    Anyway, still a few adjustments to be made, but I'm pleased with this test run!

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    Considering an alternate transformation or maybe some extra parts to make this happen, to give him his G1 Ambulance-boots, not sure if it's worth the effort or not, what do you all think?

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    D/L
     

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  2. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    I think it makes a good FirstAid with what you have done already. I do like the legs mis-transformed,it takes away the round-ness of the prime mold.
     
  4. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Thanks!!

    Yeah, I'm thinking even without extra parts, if I just snip his kneecaps I can get the knees to bend the right way with the leg swap. Pretty sure it will have to be swapped back for transformation...but how often do we transform these guys anyway ;) 

    D/L
     
  5. oscarnjboy

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    that head is awesome...stay out of the gutter...will you make this head available on shapeways?
    AWESOME JOB!
     
  6. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    ...I... I think I might like that even better than the Swerve kit.

    Yikes.
     
  7. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Loving that leg mod, the molds you made look great for the Ratchet mold, but needs some further refinement. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.....
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I'm thinking I'll make it available on Shapeways, and offer ABS prints from my machine as well.

    Give folks the choice of higher-res detail, or ABS parts at an affordable price (I won't charge very much for my own prints)

    Also planning on printing the parts right in red, which will make them easy to work with.

    Swerve is an amazing kit, I wouldn't want to have to pick a favorite, but since First Aid here is mostly my work with some critical assists from WJ, he definitely has a special place in my collection.

    I've got a few tweaks in mind already, but what additional refinement would you like to see?

    D/L
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    It was only a matter of time, with all the re-purposing of this mold, before someone went with the most obvious character option. Nice! :thumb 

    I think I like the "regular" transformation rather than the "alternate" version, though I'd consider snipping his kneepads anyway, since they contribute quite a bit too the pointy, rounded "Prime" look. But just changing up the chest like that already makes quite a difference. He really looks like a proper G1-style First Aid!

    zmog
     
  10. autobot prowl

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    I mean smoothening it out a bit, I know some of it is from the printing process. This shows a lot of promise though
     
  11. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    As a massive Stunticon and Protectobot fan, I absolutely love this!! Really does look great, totally First Aid! Everything is great, but I love the head.
     
  12. Auceps Prime

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    Very nice work, really awesome. Now make Arcee into Groove.
     
  13. destrongerlupus

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    Thanks man, I always appreciate your discerning eye!

    Oh definitely, this was painted straight off the printer with no cleaning work other than removing the support material, a few minutes of sanding and an a adjustment to print-orientation will do this a world of good.

    I slapped the color on so I could get a clear sense oif how the parts would look.

    I'm all about Scramble power! Other than BotCon Breakdown and the Fansproject Combaticons, we're really severely lacking peg-head love!

    She's a bit small and femmey. But I want to find (or make) someone to work for Groove and Streetwise.

    G1'ifying kit for Universe blades is on my short list.
     
  14. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That looks great.
     
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    awesome I want 1!! :) 
     
  16. Sparkless

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    This will go great with the generations Hotspot coming out. So that's two of the protectobots now taken care of. Very nice work
     
  17. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Thanks!

    My goal is to make them available, both via Shapeways and, as a cheaper/faster option, from my own little factory.

    Don't forget we have Blades too! I'm planning on giving him a few tweaks too (since I started down this road ;)  ), but he's pretty close stock!
     
  18. chansformers

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    cool and fitting!!!
    your throwbacks in the details are super slick!!
     
  19. Sparkless

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    Who are you using as Blades?; haven't seen it. Got a link?
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm really liking this one!
     

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