Heavy/Scratch: G1 inspired jetfire!

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  1. Darth Wave

    Darth Wave Well-Known Member

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    Hello....

    So for my next project using styrene is going to be a G1 Inspired Jetfire, it's still in the very early stages but coming along really nice. Now the parts will be 90% Styrene and the rest will consists of Lego Bionicle, Gundam and Model jets.

    Some changes you'll notice are the feet, which I built out of Styrene and a Bionicle foot (Vahki Vorzakh). I didn't like the G1 version so I decide to make my own. All joints will be ball joints.

    - Ball jointed neck
    - Ball jointed feet and arms for more poseable.
    - Re-shaped legs to look more beefer and length it a bit.
    - Added washers and hot glue to strength the legs and add weight so it doesn't fall over
    - Re-shaped feet with poseable ankles
    - Streamline all the body lines to look more boxie
    - Added cockpit details, Will be adding photo-etch (cross-hatch mesh grille) to the inner cock pit
    - G1 accurate energy blaster


    ARMOR:
    - I think I have figured out how to make the armor parts clip on without clips like the G1 version that tends to break. Not sure if I'll have it for this build but I will be making a second one down the road for sure. Check back later for more updates on this.

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    NOTE: I will be selling this off down the road when it's done... if you're really interested in it pm me.
     

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  2. Darth Wave

    Darth Wave Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE:
    So I decided to redo the lower legs as I wasn't to happy with the original set I built. The newer version has a more beefy look to it and better lines over all.
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    Here's the knee joints, these took a lot off super glue as I wanted the parts to fuse together really good. I didn't want this popping out later down the road.
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  3. Darth Wave

    Darth Wave Well-Known Member

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    So last night I started on his upper body... what a pain in the @$$. First part I created was the chest plate which had so many angles. I had to use 3 different size sheets for this part. The first layer (underside) is the main shape of the chest plate, the next layer (middle) is a build up of scrap pieces I had and then the top layer. Then came the side pieces... these were a pain because of the different angles I had to deal with.

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    Wings and Tail Fins:
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  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    lol how many pics are you planning 8x20??? :D  looks good I love lego ;) 
     
  5. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    This promises to be a big one! Is this going to be a Masterpiece of sort?
     
  6. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    DUDE!
     
  7. Darth Wave

    Darth Wave Well-Known Member

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    Haha... yeah I was going to post all my wip pic's.

    Thanks Tigertrack! Hmmmm... not sure if it's a Master Piece but it is pretty much to scle with the G1 version.
     
  8. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Skills and a half bro!
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm very interested to see where this goes. It's looking great so far :) 
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Looking great so far! Nice, clean styrene work also!
     
  11. Buzby74

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    Totally agree
     
  12. Darth Wave

    Darth Wave Well-Known Member

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    Thanks spoonman... but I think it's more like 1/2 the skills.

    Thanks Superquad7!

    Thanks hXcpunk23 and Buzby74. For this build I'm trying to keep every piece with really nice tight clean joints. I've figured out how to fuse the styrene pieces together to look like one solid piece. Each body part is hollow so I'll be adding hot glue inside the cavity to strength it.

    Again thanks guys for all your comments.
     
  13. compute146

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    Darth

    i agree with everyones comments, your styrene work is top notch mate, love what you do, this is going to be awesome!
    all th best
    colin
     
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    Now the hot glue is a great tip, I might use it myself. Thanks!
     
  15. Darth Wave

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    Be very careful with hot glue not only is it hot but it does create some really nasty fumes when it touches the areas that has super glue. A few times I got a wiff of the fumes and man I must say it was bad.

    Small Update added!
     
  16. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    I always sit up a little straighter when I start hearing about G1 Jetfire...lookin good!
     
  17. Robot_art

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    Can't wait to see this guy finished, great work
     
  18. Darth Wave

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    Small Update!
    I took chans formers advice and added some weight to Jetfire's legs to help balance him out so when I get his upper bodyand armor done he doesn't flop over backwards. I filled the cavities with metal washers and then loaded it up with hot glue. I think I used about 3 sticks of glue for each leg... lol.
     
  19. Darth Wave

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    haha... Thanks ServO!

    Thanks Robot_art! yeah I think this guy is going to take me a long time to finish. I'm trying to make sure all joints are sanded down to give it a clean look.
     
  20. seali_me

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    any chance of seeing your blueprint for this dude? love the legs so far.
     

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