Customs: Homemade arm blades for SA Sideswipe!

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  1. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Found these last night on one of my many TF blogs, and figured you guys would dig em...

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    These blades can stash in alt mode in either one of two ways...
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    Plus, the guy was hip enough to include a how-to:
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    You can see all his pics at his blog, here.
     

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  2. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice! I was wondering when someone was going to do this. I might use that template as a base to model some blades for Shapeways printing.
     
  3. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    Cursed Unicron (oposite to holy primus XP)
    This its AWESOME
     
  4. savio-prime

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    Veeeery cool!!!!!!
     
  5. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    HOLY SHIT!!! :jawdropper: 

    I...WANT...THOSE...BLADES!!! :drool: 

    closetrat, did the guy who made these blades tell you what specific materials/parts one needs to make them? :confused: 
     
  6. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    Sorry OmarJT82, but I've had no communication with the guy.

    But looking at the template, it seems it's just made of a styrene sheet with a styrene rod...
     
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    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Do you think that you can make a tutorial using the given template? :confused: 
     
  8. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    I could try, but I've never done anything like this yet - that's why my mods on TFTM 76 BB are still in the idea phase...

    That, and I'm afraid to mess him up...
     
  9. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Do you perchance know somebody who I can commission to do this using the template you were given? :inquisiti 
     
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    AH HA!! I FOUND THIS ONCE AGAIN!! Closetrat, that is a great looking piece of info you got there. I may need to try and do this, but uhhh..... I don't usually work in mm... I wonder what these dimensions work out to in standard terms.. Maybe I just need to go find me one of those super awesome plastic rulers from Walmart that have the mm and fractional dimensions on the other :D  Also, can someone translate the text on the diagram there??
     
  11. OmarJT82

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    I hope that you can make this work and post a tutorial for this if you do, OMEGAPRIME1983! :redface2: 

    I'm just dying to get these blades for my own ROTF Sidearm Sideswipe! :drool: 
     
  12. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Sure will!
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Can anyone make out how the blade attach to Sideswipe's hands/wrists/arms? I had previously modeled the pistol grips from the guns, but I don't think I want to use them as the geometry is quite complicated.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This looks great; thanks for sharing with us here :thumb 
     
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    So... Someone needs to tell me how to convert the cm to standard measurements.. I'd really like to make these
     
  16. OmarJT82

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    Any new progress, OMEGAPRIME1983? :confused: 
     
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    I have the Styrene, I have the paint, I don't have that version of Sideswipe.

    Which version is more accurate to the robot in the film? First release, or Sidearm Sideswipe?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sidearm.
     
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    Can't handle metric at all, Omega?

    Quick conversion: One inch equals 25.4 millimetres (or 2.54 centimetres). Does that help?
     
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    anybody know if the measurements in the how-to are talking about the actual parts you cut out? or is it referring to the block of styrene? I'm about to attempt this, but I'm afraid of screwing up. :( 

    also, has anybody been able to find an alternative to attaching it on w/o the use of those little knob thingys?
     

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