Heavy/Scratch: Transformable Kre-O Supreme Optimus Prime... with combinable trailer

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    DESIGN NOTES

    This Prime is already pretty top heavy, but thank God, the rubber ball joints are stiff enough to support the weight. But would they be able to support a full armor on top of that? My first idea was to make a G1-style trailer. After designing the feet, I quickly ran out of useful hinges - only had so many pieces to work with: leftovers from my Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee set plus a second Prime set. Plus, the feet were too wide even with the trailer structure collapsed, so I scrapped the idea and started all over again to do a flat trailer to reduce the bulk.

    I ended up keeping the same basic design for the feet and went from there. I first designed the feet, then the forearms, the chest armor and the hitch piece. Hitch piece was the most difficult because I had to work with an already designed truck and hitch (Prime's weapon in robot mode). At first, I tried to convert that part into a shield but the plan failed, the arm wasn't able to support the weight. Shield was too thick and connection points didn't work anyway. So I redesigned the whole thing into a jetpack with fold out wings and thruster. The wings are on the thin side right now, I'll try to give them some bulk later if I can. The biggest challenge was to make the thing solid in trailer mode with so many pieces to connect. And I didn't want to cheat by adding blocks meant only to secure the components together. So here's how it transform from armor mode to trailer mode:

    (FEET)
    01. Fold down the shin guards
    02. Rotate the wheels assemblies down 180 degrees
    03. Attach the fists to the angled silver pieces located on the shin guards
    04. Turn around for trailer mode

    (FOREARMS)
    05. Fold down the wrist blasters (they double as legs in trailer mode)
    06. Fold down the 4 stabilizers (they will prevent rotation)
    07. Peg each forearm to each rear trailer half

    (CHEST PIECE)
    08. Fold the waist connector flat against the bottom of the armor piece
    09. Leaving the bottom chest armor angled, insert the pointy chest bits into the holes located in the previously attached forearms
    10. Fold down the bottom parts and peg it to the support bars

    (HITCH PIECE)
    11. Fold down the thruster
    12. Rotate the wings assembly 90 degrees
    13. Rotate each wing arm back 90 degrees (flat against the body)
    14. Rotate the entire unit up 90 degrees
    15. Fold back the wings against the body
    16. Peg the hitch piece to the rest of the trailer

    VoilĂ !

    Fully combined, Prime now is REALLY top heavy and hard to balance. The poor rubber joints have a lot of weight to support, so poses are limited. But technically, he retains the full articulation of the regular robot mode.

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  2. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    What is this wizardry! I must know how to build it :O
     
  3. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I think I still have the link to the PDF to build the Optimus Prime figure itself, but only in its first incarnation. The file is lacking all the updates listed in my other thread. Since I already glued some of the parts for stability purposes, I'm not sure if I would be able to do proper instructions... Just to give you an idea, I remember breaking the lower torso at some point and it took me half an hour to figure out how to rebuild it again. LOL!

    EDIT: Try this link. You need an Optimus Prime and a Sentinel Prime to accomplish this build.
     
  4. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    Holy crap dude that is awesome build
     
  5. jazzman_78

    jazzman_78 Well-Known Member

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    Freaking amazing, both pieces! THere's some clever stuff going on there.
     
  6. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    No words can express how amazing I think this is (except for the ones I just used in this post).
     
  7. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, that sure takes the cake :lol 
    Very nice work!
     
  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    That's pretty damn cool. Good to see you regularly posting in Radicons.
     
  9. Optimus_Prowl

    Optimus_Prowl I'm the Goddamed Two-Face

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    I will definitely use this for reference. Thanks :D 
     
  10. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    dude...yes
     
  11. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Revised trailer...

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    New articulated clip to keep both trailer halves and prevent them from rotating

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    New hitch section

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    Trailer broken into its components

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    Prime mid-transformation

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    Combined (notice the new bottom section on the wings and the new fully enclosed jetpack thruster)

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    With Megatron-as-a-truck and Bumblebee-as-a-truck

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