Heavy/Scratch: Long Haul a different backpack fix

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  1. flix

    flix Well-Known Member

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    inspired by the great tutorial by sculpt-bot I moved on to make my own version of long haul who has a backpack that folds up a lot more. And finally I also made the side panels on his arms detachable because they were constantly getting in the way when he's moving his arms.

    I looked for a way to avoid parts-forming and it is possible... but I didn't think it was worth the trouble. and they look pretty cool sticking out the way they do now (I think). They just click onto the backpack, no further customizing was required.
    I did leave the pegs on the forearms so the panels click back into place ok.

    I know he's less movie accurate, but I don't care this time, the placement of the large arm panels was too annoying.

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    The Backpack was done with Joints from Hobbylink Japan (pic 4) type PPC-T11
    - I moved the rotation point a little more to the back so when you fold it them the backpack dissapears completely behind Long Haul's body.
    - I had to trim the plastic of the rear tires turning mechanism so they can almost turn completely around.

    if you try something like this make sure that the new joints don't get in the way of the legs when they are transformed. the rest is pretty straight forward.
    Just wanted to share this, maybe some of you are interested in doing something similar. ..any questions just ask.
     

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  2. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

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    flix, you continue to inspire - thanks a mil for this one :thumb 
     
  3. whiskeytango

    whiskeytango Combaticon

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    very interesting
     
  4. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Cool, I like it!
     
  5. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    Another great modding job. :) 
     
  6. DecepticnMeistr

    DecepticnMeistr Decepticon

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    Me like new backpack
     
  7. JakmanFirby

    JakmanFirby The Jakman

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    Wow!!!
     
  8. jclauterback

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    that make him look so much better, great job
     
  9. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah that zaps the suck right out of him :thumb 
     

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