Heavy/Scratch: POTP Orion Pax Forearm Replacements for Cleaner Alt-Mode

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  1. waffel

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    So this is a complete rework of me previous attempt at updated POTP Orion Pax, seen here Heavy/Scratch: - IDW Style Kibble Cover for POTP Optimus Prime

    I was not happy with the original orion pax vehicle mode, and I'm sure many people can relate. Originally I was just going to design a removable piece that could peg on to the vehicle mode to cover the arms, but I wasn't happy adding parts-forming. That is why I overhauled it to make this.

    Update: 08/04/2018
    Alright, I think I've kept you guys waiting long enough, so the prototype arrive but stupid old life got me distracted. Anyway, here are the results:

    So the robot mode came out better than I expected, the chunky forearms actually don't look too bad. I cant descide I'd I should punch a hole through the plate behind the hands, it would be useful in robot mode but be distracting in vehicle mode
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    I'm actually very happy with the vehicle mode, a pick of paint to match the colours and I think it would look pretty good. I'm thinking of adding an idea style wind vane. thoughts?
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    I forgot to photo combined mode before it got dark, but it doesn't interfere, I'll post pictures tomorrow.

    However, many of the tolerances were off, I had to do a lot of shaving down plastic and the top panels just will not stay together. I have tweaked the joints and tolerances and it is currently being re printed.
     

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    looks awesome if it turns out good id be up for one if you was up for selling them keep it up and cant weight to see more of a completed part
     
  3. Lord Dcast

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    HELL YEAH! I was subbed to that thread and asked for this. It's perfect!
     
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    Next YEAR??
     
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    NEXT WEEK!!!

    I've edited the post, that was my phones predictive text messing up. Watch this space for prototype photos hopefuly around monday or teusday :D 
     
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  8. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Could you show us what the arms look like in bit mode, please?
     
  9. waffel

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    I'm not sure what you mean, the bot mode arm renders are there, I'm just waiting for the pieces to be printed
     
  10. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Didn't you already attach them to the lorry mode in the photo above?
     
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    That's just the truck with the forearms removed. Nothing has been added yet.
     
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  12. KayODave

    KayODave Still a grey prototype

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    Looks promising!
     
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    Hopefully you'll have your physical samples to show soon.
     
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    I for one would be very interested in Shapeways depending on how this turns out.
     
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    So there's no pin removal involved right?

    Also, I mentioned this in the previous thread, but if you could come up with a stronger trailer hitch piece to plug into the back of Orion Pax's head that would be awesome.
     
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    Yeah, no pin removal required.
    I'm planning on doing a leg upgrade next which will include a mores sturdy trailer hitch.

    Shapeway's says it will be delivered on the 27th, so I guess they must be pretty slow in the uk
     
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    looking for an update how dose it look this is an awesome fix cant weight to see it. i may buy one if works and looks good. great idea so far
     
  18. scrapmetaru

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    Why not just make replacement rectangular arms?
     
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    Because the robot mode would suffer.
     
  20. scrapmetaru

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    No, it wouldn't. The robot mode would be improved, because you'd have something that resembles a lesser form of Optimus Prime, as opposed to the G1 Orion Pax who literally doesn't look like the same character as the guy he's supposed to become.
     

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