Heavy/Scratch: GFX-01 Triple Ruler (Shapeways)

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  1. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Hi everyone, it's Treadshot A1 here. I'm back with my latest Shapeways print, GFX-01 Triple Ruler. It's my first Triple Changer and probably my most complex robot to date.

    Triple Ruler is the basically the beginning of the end. Not of my design career, but of the first chapter of it. All this time i've been building up to the day when i can finally tackle the one character who's always eluded me in toy form. Building Triple Ruler is like a milestone, to say that i can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Now that we've all had enough backstory for a couple of lifetimes, time to get onto the toy itself. Triple Ruler, as his name suggests, has three forms. Robot, Jet and Tank form. He features articulation at all the usual places, with ball jointed ankles, knees, hips, waist, double-jointed shoulders, elbows and a ball jointed neck. He's also got an upper arm swivel built in and his wrists can also move.

    So yeah, since this is my most complicated build ever, i made some videos demonstrating how it's built and how to transform it. These are my first videos, so any comments on how to make them better are appreciated.

    I'd get around to painting him, but i've got an exam tomorrow, so i better study. ;) 

    Do hope you guys like him. :) 

    GFX-01 Triple Ruler on Shapeways

    GFX-01 Triple Ruler Transformation Video

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    Fun fact: Triple Ruler spends many hours reading anthropology:

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    How to put it together:

    Leg Construction
    GFX-01 Triple Ruler Leg Construction

    Torso Construction
    Torso Construction (GFX-01) - YouTubeGFX-01 Triple Ruler Torso Construction

    Arm Construction
    Arm Construction (GFX-01) - YouTubeGFX-01 Triple Ruler Arm Construction

    Backpack Construction
    GFX-01 Triple Ruler Backpack Construction

    For the record, inspiration for this robot came from Victory King, the robot from Gotcha Force. The 3D design and transformation are all completely original and devised by me. :) [​IMG]
     

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Nifty. Glad to see you were able to compete one of your milestones. However, your video links aren't working, at least not on my mobile anyway.
     
  3. Bynx149

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    You, good sir, are awesome. I loved playing Gotcha Force(and still do when I get the time to spare), and I loved using Victory King(Although Cyber Hero and Sapphire Knight were my mains most of the time :p ). I`m definately going to be looking into this.
     
  4. SG hailstorm

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    Fantastic
     
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    PLEEEEEEEASSSSEEEE more Gotcha Force!

    I want to buy many copies of this.
     
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    Frickin' Fantastic!
     
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    Reminds me of a Diaclone and especially the Powerdashers too.
     
  8. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Thanks everyone, it's nice to see there's still an active GF fanbase. That game deserves more love. :thumb 

    OMEGA, the links work for me. If you mean they aren't showing up as videos, TFW doesn't allow them except in certain forums; Radicons Customs isn't one of them apparently.

    Bynx, i gotta say i hate you so much. Sapphire Knight is such a pain. I can never get past him easily, since i stack my force with long range gun units (mainly girls and ninjas). One of these days i will learn to beat your main...one of these days... ;)  :lol 

    For the record, i main Cyber Ninja and back that up with a Beam Gunner, Kei and 3 Command Girls.

    Zyros, i don't think i need to tell you this, but there's a lot more in my Fan Art thread. I've currently got Wrecking Ball Robo, Chi Iris and Nu Irises 1, 2 and 3 printed along with Triple Ruler.

    Oh, and i just got through painting Triple Ruler. Check out the pics in the first post. :) 
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  9. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    A few shots that were requested on S70:

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    Fun fact: Triple Ruler spends many hours reading anthropology:

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    And here's the obligatory Blitzwing Digibash (more pics here):

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  10. Stormvapor

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    Awesome!
     
  11. destrongerlupus

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    That is a SUPER cool design! Very Godaikin era design cues, I love it.
     
  12. cheetor71

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    That's cool. He has an old school feel to him.
     
  13. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Thanks. :) 

    Always good to hear from ya bro, glad you like it. Good luck with your printing endeavours.

    Heh, yeah I guess he is kinda old school now, what with Gotcha Force being, like, almost a decade old now? Good to know time hasn't eroded away his coolness. :) 
     
  14. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    beyond well done sir.
     
  15. OmarJT82

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    Am I the only one who sees Blitzwing here?
     
  16. THEdeathsHEAD

    THEdeathsHEAD Lockdown's #1 Fan

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    I... I see it too! :eek: 

    Great job Treadshot! It's amazing what you modelers can do! :thumb 
     
  17. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Thanks Rumble! :) 

    Now that you mention it...

    Thanks a lot bro! :D 

    Oh, and i do see the Blitzwing, but just incase my eyes were playing tricks on me i decided to try it out:


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    Not bad if you ask me. :) 
     
  18. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Damn, I need to get back into designing figures. You've reminded me of a design idea I had a while back for a figure, that could be Overlord or Blitzwing.

    Nice job and sorry to hear about your Insecticons.
     
  19. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Thanks bro, and yeah the Insecticons have been canceled. I know one of these days i'll get back to them!

    And you really need to get back into the design business. You're not going to let us get ahead of ya, right? You seemed so promising with LOA...

    If you're taking votes, i'd prefer Overlord. Mainly because i have plans for a Blitzwing of my own. ;) 
     
  20. megatroptimus

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    Dang, that's a cool design! Make it a real toy!
     

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