Heavy/Scratch: Leader Prime w/quick connect LED weapons

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  1. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Here's a little project I am excited to get off the ground:

    Leader Optimus Prime!

    This prime will feature my new quick connect system for "Swiss army knife" forearm weapon deployment. It's amazing how many gadgets and weapons Prime can stuff up his sleeve and this is my way of interpreting that in an action figure!

    PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO FOR A MORE DETAILED DEMO!

    Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime LED WIP.wmv - YouTube


    When done he will have a arsenal of LED equipped weaponry that can easily be swapped out:

    2 x Battle Blades
    2 x Battle Hooks
    2 x Articulated hands
    2 x Closed fists
    1 x Battle Axe
    1 x Shield
    2 x Small blasters w/light and sounds
    1 x Large cannon with light and sounds
    1 x BFG w/ lights/sound/motion

    Also as you can see in the video I have adapted the quick connect system to allow swapping between heads with open battle mask and closed, combat ready battle mask.

    Lots and Lots to do still, this will be an ongoing WIP showcasing just about every trick I know.

    On the menu is also a Trailer that will transform into a weaponized ring/battle platform, house Prime's flight tech, and house components for armored "ultimate" styled mech suit.

    Stay tuned for more updates!
     

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  2. Optimus0085

    Optimus0085 Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow the most ambitious movie prime yet, how in the world are these connected?
     
  3. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    fantastic dude!!
     
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    nice man. i remember talking about this w/ you. so, the headphone jacks are run to pos/neg?
     
  5. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Yeah, the jacks are TRS which means Tip/Ring/Sleeve. This gives 3 paths. I am using tip(+) and ring(-) for most of the stuff. I will utilize the sleeve for some of the larger guns so I can trigger them simultaneously when mounted on the weapons ring trailer!

    TRS jacks are typical headphone stereo jacks, 1/8 inch diameter.
     
  6. Zildjian

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    Awesome stuff.......
     
  7. cheetor71

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    Wow man, just wow. Can't wait to see it finished and all painted up. You are the LED King.
     
  8. phoenixliger

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    nothing but lots of led love for your work
     
  9. Shandemia

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    Wow Big Hank, that is sick.
    Great job as always with those wicked led's of yours.
     
  10. KooF

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    You are totally insane for LED works...... Thumbs up !!!! i waiting too see his trailer too....
     
  11. cnomis

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    wow, u wanna make a super ultimated Optimus~~damn, cant wait to see.

    & thx for ur sharing, too!!
     
  12. jicco

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    power stuff!!! awesome
     
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    You are a one crazy Bastard!

    or is it me who is a "crazy Bastard" for calling someone name BIG HANK who 'stand behind you' a "crazy Bastard" ?

    Anyways, great work buddy! you are an inspiration to us all!!

    :) 
     
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    holy smokes.........
     
  15. hthrun

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    I'll be watching this with great excitement! You're really smart!
     
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    you are the Zen master of LEDs and I can't wait to see your plans for this materialize
     
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    Looks epic, can't wait to see it finished
     
  18. big hank

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    Thanks guys!

    I'm waiting to see the trailer too! LOL

    That's the plan!

    Haha thanks man!

    No smoke yet, but I am working on a Steampunk Primus......

    Shh...don't tell my girlfriend, she'll want me to do stuff around the house..

    Thanks for the nice words dudes!

    I forgot to mention in addition to all his quick connect weapons he will have a pair of LED brass knuckles too!
     
  19. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Good thinking! That scene in the movie where he punches with the knuckles was awesome. I'd love to see those done in a custom...
     
  20. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is sick!
     

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