MP Reflector (WIP)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Another project I've been working on this week. Thanks to the excellent suggestions some time back from you guys, I've decided E Barricade was the perfect candidate for these guys (all 3 of them in fact)

    REDLINE had an excellent suggestion, flip the center guy to differentiate him from the other 2. I swapped his arms so that the side with the lens will remain his chest.

    So far, I removed anything which isn't necessary. I will rebuilt the lower legs to give them flatter sides and meet flush in their middle while in "camera" mode. I also chopped off the feet leaving only the hinge, which is good because I can add an actual foot to this and it can easily still hinge into the bottom of the foot for alt mode.

    The heads (as you can see) were also removed. I will be putting those inside the chest with a small tab to slide them up and reveal them for robot mode.

    I will also be adding some articulated hands which will be hidden by hinges out the outsides of the forearms, which flip back in robot mode.

    Once all complete, I will connect the 3 together most likely using a bunch of rare earth magnets (I stocked up and have about 5K of them lol)

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    This is the version of Reflector I am going toward (not the toy)
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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    That's very clever. And I bet it's safe to say that you have just as many Barricades as rare earth magnets from your Devs customs (lol).
     
  3. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    awesome, i've been waiting for this one.

    this is looking terrific already. those bot modes are going to look sick when finished, and with your paint apps, whew! gonna be sweet
     
  4. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Thanks guys. actually, I had to get more barricades for this project...

    And just to clarify I editted the OP with the type of Reflector I'm going towards...
     
  5. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    It's a hotlink.

    This is what we're getting in case you didn't notice:
     

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  6. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Stealing is wrong. HA! Every time you hotlink, a toddler drops an ice cream cone. Stop the madness.

    Anyway! I love WIP...can't wait to see it done!
     
  7. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    no no no, it's hosted on my FTP ;) 
     
  8. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    This shows a tremendous amount of promise already F_R. Excellent choice of molds. WIP pics are always fun to see.

    BTW, where did you buy all your earth magnets?
     
  9. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I gave in and bought bulk from Gaussboys Super Magnets

    I use these

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    and these

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    If you buy several hundred, the price goes down.
    I got 3000 of each :) 
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is going to be awesome!
     
  11. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Oh man, I can't wait to see the finished product on this one!

    Reflector doesn't get enough love!
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Awesomeness on a stick. just without the stick.
     
  13. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    :bay  thats not even close to complete and its already awesome you sir rock :thumb 
     
  14. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    This will be very fun to watch!
    I like this idea a whole lot.
    Man I wish I had your time to work on my stuff!
    Keep at it, looking good!
     
  15. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    WOW!
    It works soooo well! The shape and everything!
    i cant wait to see how this turns out!
    now are you going to make him G1 accurate?
    or are you going for the now camera...like digital lol :p 
     
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    I'm really excited about this. I've always loved the clone style of the cartoon reflector.
     
  17. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    It will be a more classic style camera, with lens on the front, perhaps an LED screen on the back, something like that. Which reminds me, I bought an ipod nano KO on ebay yesterday to use as Computron's chest (thanks AM for the idea)
     
  18. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

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    that sounds interesting, does it have a colour screen? AM's chest for Computron is pretty sweet and fun. But if yours has a colour display would you consider using a jpg of the G1 chest? Though I'm sure there's lots of other cool stuff to display on it.

    Its cool to see your wip, Reflector is looking tight, great execution. I hope you continue to post more of these so that we can learn from them.
     
  19. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Another great looking project, good stuff.
     
  20. Fallen

    Fallen can not resist lilformers

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    I see Optimus in the back!:lol  great wip, can't wait to see the final project!
     
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