Heavy/Scratch: Triple Change Classic Springer part 2

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  1. MisfitRobot

    MisfitRobot Robot Fighter

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    This is an update to my springer project, before I start you should know. I suck at painting and I will be taking all of the paint off and starting over. This project is about 30% done and I was looking to get some feedback on what paints to use and recommendations for features people would like to see.

    Here's some things you should know:

    Nothing is screwed together everything is propped in place or being held by magnets it's why the robot looks so funky

    The big silver discs you see are magnets. The magnets and two tabs hold to the tailpiece on to the leg in all three modes

    I drilled a hole through the engine piece and mounted blades "spiner spacer" (I don't know what else to call it) into the engine block so it can be dismounted or remounted whenever you want and they spin freely in helicopter mode.

    Here's what I have left to do:

    I am going to shorten the helicopter blades and tail fin to a more proportional length

    I'm going to start a few parts over with a sunstreaker instead of a sideswipe so yellow is the backdrop color in stead of red

    I need to make amounts to hold the helicopter blades underneath the car when it's in Car mode

    There's a lot of little finishing things I need to do, but I got the basic idea of the triple change and I now know exactly where everything will go.

    Thank you for your time and please leave a comment. I need some serious painting help!
     

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  2. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Crikey! It looks like it might work! Awesome! Can't wait ti see him finished :thumb 
     
  3. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    pretty nice,

    Why oh Why has Hasbro denied us this?
     
  4. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a pretty tough bash. Glad to see it all looks like it's coming together! Great job. Can't wait for the final!

    As for the paint, don't beat yourself up, practice makes perfect! I'll leave painting tips to someone who can actually paint though...
     
  5. WheelJacksWrkShp

    WheelJacksWrkShp Here goes nothin'

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    Now I like this! I can't wait to see this finished. Keep it going man.
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    Looking at the pictures up close, I don't think there's any reason for you to think that your painting is terrible. It's actually pretty smooth and clean. I just would've gone for a lighter shade of green, but the work you were doing before the reboot wasn't bad at all.

    I never would've thought of combining parts from Blades and the Lambos. It looks like it'll work perfectly. I really like this. Not bad for one of your initial attemtps.
     
  7. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    That is one nice major bash, maybe place the rear wheels where the stability rotor is for the car mode
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    Is magnets and parts-forming going to be how the final piece transforms and holds together?
     
  9. MisfitRobot

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    yes the magnets will be in the final version.

    When you look at the 80s version they have a long thin sliding track. Looking through all the classics toys I couldn't find any robot with something long and thin enough to fit into the leg.

    so instead of making compromises like the 80s toy did I decided I would focus on getting the look just right and use the magnets to move the tailpiece around.

    Also it was kind of the cheaper solution that doesn't involve me buying another toy. So far I've used a sideswipe, blades and sunstreaker I'm kind of hoping I don't have to buy any other parts.
     
  10. SMOG

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    You're a mad genius!! A GENIUS, I say!!! :) 

    zmog
     
  11. bumblebee15

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    AWESOME!! You can really tell that you put a lot of thought into this bash! Great job! I can't wait to see Him completed!
     
  12. Nemesis Predaking

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    This is going to be total win for sure.
     
  13. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awesome! I was wondering when someone would do this.
     
  14. Xhairs

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    oh i cant wait to see this done.
     
  15. squawkbox74

    squawkbox74 Mawile enthusiast

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    You think you should make the green a lighter color.
     
  16. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    That's really creative! You just gave me a great idea (that I'll probably never get around too-lol) And seriously, your painting isn't all that bad..... better than my painting skills.
     
  17. dsn1014

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    Your custom is too awesome, love this idea, you seem to know exactly where you're going with this and your paint is fine, though a lighter shade of green will make all the difference.

    I'm pretty sure you're gonna nail a great likeness.

    Wreckers FTW!!!
     
  18. UltraMagnus2008

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    Dude this is awesome, seriously, couple questions though;So is the front of the copter going to be the car front as well? and are you going to use the helicopter tail as a third wheel and make him some kind of trike? BTW I agree with everyone's thoughts on the paint as well. Don't beat yourlself up on it, practice will make the differance here ( maybe a good spray color instead of a brush?) Cheers :) 
     
  19. Altitron

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    Blades' tail fins/rotors arranged so that they resemble the rear wheels looks /SICK/, and is completely in-line with Springer's 'futuristic car' look back in the 80's. I am so impressed that there's not even words. It's all so very awesome!

    - Alty
     
  20. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Off to a good start! :thumbs2: While some may look at the magnets as a negative or a cheat, I think it could be put to great use conceptually!

    This could spinoff into another niche, Swap-formers!

    Make the whole Wreckers team with magnets, and they can interchange parts, kinda like the Micronauts! (yes, I'm that old!):drool: 
     

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