MP Astrotrain (WIP)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Thansk to JAF who pointed me towards this model which is a great starting point. I am (almost) scratch building this using parts from other existing TFs, including Alternators.

    I will engineer him almost identically to his G1 figure, but larger and with full articulation.

    I put the model together just now, I will be filling in some of the hollow areas to give him more weight. The nose of the shuttle will be shortened a bit so it can fold into the hull of the ship to form feet and the front of the train. I still need to hit up the local hobby shop and / or ebay in search of a model train for his 3rd formation.

    Basically will have the same TF process as the G1 figure, arms will hide in the back sides of the shuttle. Front of shuttle will be the legs. Wings will have 2 sets of hinges on them, train will be on flat parts which hinge and are hidden on shuttle mode. Tail wing thing will be rebuilt and on a hinge to form his chest wings. Back of shuttle will be on a hinge and swing to his back, and reveal the head.

    Pretty straight-forward, should be nice challenge for me.

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    Update: 3/15/09
    Got the train model today.

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  2. chapsy

    chapsy Resident Brony

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    wow. this is gonna be a helluva project.
    with your quality of work it's gonna be amazing. can't wait to see it!
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Hell yes. Hell yes indeed.
     
  4. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    This will be impressive...
     
  5. IsThatOne

    IsThatOne Spark Rebirther Core

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    Woah!! Good luck on this man!
    I always found that in triple changers it's best to disguise robot parts by by making the robot smaller than expected relative to the Alt modes... but it leaves lots of kibble.. that's just me though...
     
  6. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    me neither lol. it's quite extensive, but I have it all blueprinted out in my head ;) 

    It has to be done.

    I'm actually going with a more similar engineering to the G1 figure - but with a lot more detailing and articulation
     
  7. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    YESSSSSSSSS!
    Astrotrain! MP scale! This is what iv been waiting for!
    IMO Astrotrain is by far the best Triple Changer EVER! in the Decpeticon ranks!
    Good Luck F_R!
    Cant wait to see this one :thumb 
     
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    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    What kind of train will he be? He was a 4-8-2 Mountain I believe in his G1 toy while in IDW's comics he was a GE U28 I believe.

    Regardless, this should be awesome considering your other masterpeices (like the combiners, not actual MP line toys)
     
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    OMG You sir are the Master
     
  10. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I don't know what the train model is called, it will be like this though:

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    this is going to be awsome! are you planning on making any other triplechangers?
     
  12. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    not at the moment, though really excited about some of the mini-combiners (like the jet and tank that form 1 bot...can't think of his name) and especially excited about sixshot.
     
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    The Duocons? i think?
    Those are awsome! i actully have one Flywheels! :D 
     
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    Ebay:
    MP Space Choo Choo!!! Cant wait for this!!!
     
  15. chlokai

    chlokai Well-Known Member

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    good luck!!! (not that you need it LOL)

    the duocon flywheels i think, what you making him out off? or if you don't want to tell us what size can we expect?

    where did you get the shuttle from, it looks like it could be a good base for a classic sky lynx
     
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    Any special plans coming up for that BB torso?
     
  17. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Exactly thank! I have the g1 flywheels also, remember him being one of my favorites

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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    yeah, he's drying now. Just finished painting him today. I gotta buff and clear coat the exterior then let it dry then photo him. some cool mods on him as well.
     
  19. Terrorcon_King

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    i lovedddd flywheels!
    mine has seen some good times. its starting to fall apart, unfortantly :( 
    they should have honestly made a classics version of this guy!
    battletrap i didnt like soo much
     
  20. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Very interested to see this, sounds a great project. How tall are you making the bot mode - MP Seeker sort of height? Taller?
     
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