Heavy/Scratch: tutorials, crowbar DOTM from crankcase dlx

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  1. pradhika indra

    pradhika indra the art of transform

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    i was design way to make crowbar from crankcase with simple tools and materials. original picture is on my language then i blur it, but detailed step pics is sufficient to explain all problems to all people. i hope this is more usefull here
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  2. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    This is awesome, thank you! I just got an extra deluxe crankcase and started working on making him into crowbar. I already did most of the knee mod yesterday, just need a little more cutting. I'll be sure to keep checking this thread for ideas!
     
  3. Barricade24

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    This is the best custom Crowbar I have ever seen! I might just have to try this. Even though I have little modding experience.
     
  4. Aeronnz

    Aeronnz Back in action!

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    Thank you for the instructions!
     
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    Feel free to use the photos without the language blurred. If someone wants to help with a translation, it would be appreciated!

    Great work and thanks for sharing!
     
  6. Slothboy

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    Loving the mods! If I can find my Crankcase and he isn't too dismantled I'd like to give this a go!
     
  7. pradhika indra

    pradhika indra the art of transform

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    thank you all, i hope there is more better crowbar than this with improvement from this tutorials.
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'll take a shot at some captions :) 

    A.1 - Cut off the head as shown. Just cut off the gray base from the rest of the robot, don't remove the head form the base. The second pic shows where the actual cut occurred.

    A.2 - Cut the vehicle front in half with a vertical cut straight through the middle. You don't have to get all the way through yet. It's good to have the cut go up to the hood so you know where to start cutting on there later...

    A.3 - Clip the vehicle front off from the hood, and clip off the points where the pin was inserted. If you hadn't already, you can now finish cutting through the front of the vehicle. When complete, it should look like the third pic.

    A.4, Pic 1 - Now cut a straight line through the middle of the hood, cutting it in half.
    A.4, Pic 2 - With the hood cut in half, the pin can easily slide out.
    A.4, Pic 3 - Clip off the pieces that the huge claw things were connected to.

    A.5 - Sand the edges down nice and smooth. (I didn't do this on mine...)

    A.6, Pic 1 - Glue the grill pieces to the hood pieces where they touch in vehicle mode. (I did this with the toy in vehicle mode to make sure they were lined up correctly.)
    A.6, Pic 2 and 3 - I didn't do this because I did the head differently...

    A.7 - Try sliding a twist tie through the holes where the pin had connected the hood to the rest of the toy. If necessary, use a small drill bit to widen the hole so the twist tie can go through.

    A.8 - I don't know what those white tubes are. I just slid a twist tie through the holes without the tubes and bent the ends over as shown in the pic. I left the ends of the twist ties bent without connecting them. This makes the shoulder pads more poseable...

    A.9, Pic 1 - Put some super glue (or other strong adhesive) in the gap shown between the rotating gray parts and where the head used to be connected.
    A.9, Pic 2 - Place the ends of four zippers, with the extra cloth cut off, in the glue side-by-side. Place them so two are on each side of the middle of the toy. Put some more adhesive on top and allow it to dry.
    A.9, Pic 3 - Put two more zippers on top of the first four. Place each right between the outside zippers and their adjacent zippers as shown. Apply more adhesive and let dry.

    A.10-A.11 I didn't do. A.12-A.13 I pretty much did, just cutting off excess corners. I did a little more shaving to mine, though. Once I was done with the head I just glued the gray base right above and behind that gold area at the top middle of the chest...

    I think I'll do the rest in another post a little later... :) 
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I don't think I'll be able to describe the rest as well...

    C.1-C.3 all involve cutting and sanding away at parts so the leg can bend as shown in the last pic of C.3. C.1 shows how the leg can be disassembled by simply removing the screws, making the rest of the modding easier.

    C.4 - Cut the heel shorter so the foot can be transformer differently, as shown in the third pic, and have the heel still touching the ground when standing. I did mine a little differently, cutting it even shorter so it would be more like a toe/claw...

    C.5 - Cut off the tip of the gray part that's connected to the back wheels. This will allow the wheel to swing around more for the alternate leg transformation.

    C.6 - Cut off the plastic shown from the other piece of the leg. This is also necessary to allow the wheel piece to rotate around more for the alternate transformation. Be sure to leave the correct screw post as it will be used to reattach this piece to the leg.

    C.7 - The screw post that was cut off in C.6 will be screwed back onto the leg with the wheel piece on it as shown.

    C.8 - With the completed leg mods, the leg can now be transformer as shown once re-assembled.

    B - With the twist tie now connecting the hood to the rest of the toy, the top of the Mech Tech holes on the arms need to be trimmed down. This is to give enough room for the hood to close down all the way in vehicle mode.


    I hope this was helpful. Please let me know if there are any questions!
     
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    hthrun, what you've posted is certainly helpful; many thanks for taking the time to do that. As said, if anyone has any questions or anything else to contribute here, please do so!
     
  11. pradhika indra

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    thanks alot hthrun, thank you very much :) 
    i m sorry my english is bad for explain alot of difficult sentences.
    if you mind please add the picture of your innovation, because this design can developed by everyone.
     
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    What's funny is that your English is better than a few of our English-speaking members :)  We really appreciate you taking the time to post your work here as well as trying your best to be helpful. Hope to see more of you and your work soon :) 
     
  13. pradhika indra

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    thank you, i will share my custom idea ... maybe the next is for ratchet voyager or others
     
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    Great job man! Keep them coming!
     
  16. pradhika indra

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    thanks

    for the next tutorials, hatchet or mirage maybe.... but more time to spend :) 
     
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    This is a beautiful custom. I think I might try it :)  awesome work man.
     
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    Can't see the pictures.
     
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    Many threads were affected by Photobucket's recent decision to begin charging for 3rd party image hosting. For years we've strongly encouraged members to attach photos directly to posts for this very reason.
     
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