Customs: leg making...

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  1. cowclone

    cowclone I am lost..were am I?

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    um ya i would like to know if there is away to make the same style of legs as MP prime( so for transforming the legs can be pushed in to the leg it self) if you need a pic tell me so i can find it.
     
  2. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    you could try to use the legs off the klassics seekers as they also fold in
     
  3. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Classics Jetfire and Astrotrain's legs also slide in.
     
  4. Treadshot A1

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

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    If you really are needng to scratchbuild one, opening up Classics Starscream's legs reveals that it's just a trench carved out for the upper leg to slide in, but the upper leg has a little 'spike' spring loade, which will catch into a little socket in the outer housing of the leg. That's what lets it lock at ether fully etended or closed positions.

    Hope that makes sense.
     
  5. cowclone

    cowclone I am lost..were am I?

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    i was hoping to to use a transformer and thanks it made a bit of sense ...got a pic?
     
  6. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    So you're looking for telescoping legs......what size are you needing exactly? You can use any of the Classics Seekers legs or check out Cybertron Excellion, which is a large deluxe, almost voyager size. You can also build these (as Treadshot mentioned), but if you're looking to simply snag some from an existing TF toy, go with one of these, Classics Jetfire, or even Universe Octane/Tankor (his legs are a bit thinner, but they also have the telescoping feature).
     
  7. Treadshot A1

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

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    Sorry man, ain't got a pic. I cut up my last SS a long time ago.

    I think punk's got it right though, you're better off snagging one off an existing figure, and then using styrene to build up what you want.
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    We've looked at two instances in this thread for parts, from existing TF toys and also scratchbuilding them. I'll throw out another option here:

    Using found objects that are non-TF related

    Often times, some of the things that typically are trashed make for some good kitbashing fodder. If you're worried about having TF "tech" details, you can always use scraps from model kits or sculpt in tiny panel-lined details with an exacto knife. I hope that helps :) 
     

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