Customs: What scale?

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  1. 1UpCheatachu

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    Hey, I want to create a custom Transformer using Alternators parts and a model car kit. Problem is, I don't know what scale I should use. Does anyone know?
     
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    1/24
     
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    I know that some 1/25 kits will work, along with some 1/24 kits. Its according to the size of the Alt to be used along with the model kit...you know it depends on what you want to do with it.
     
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    Alright, looks like I'll be heading down to the hobby shop tomorrow and getting a few models.
     
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    There have been people that have had a lot of success in "reshelling" Alternators with model car kits - see the gallery at TFMaster (RIP) here. Note anything by Lobo.
     
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    Valandar Dilettante and Dabbler

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    As a side note, if it's a particularly small car you want to reshell on one of the larger Alternators, you can more easily get away with using a larger scale, and vice versa.
     
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    I got a model car kit and some Du-bro hinges.

    The car kit is a 1:24 scale. It's "Jim Hall's Chaparral 2D Coupe Daytona 1966". It looks really neat.

    I also got my brother to sketch his head for me. No pictures yet, but he does have cat ears!!

    Having trouble thinking of a name, anyone have suggestions?
     
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    Valandar Dilettante and Dabbler

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    Cat ears?

    Why not Steeljaw, if you want it to be a G1 homage.

    Otherwise... Cougar?
     
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    I think that I want to make my own transformation. I already have a lot of it planned out in my head. What do you guys think? Also, here's the head sketch:

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    There are two versions, not sure which one I like more.

    And Valandar, thanks for those suggestions. I like the name Cougar, but I'd also like to hear other suggestions.
     
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    I've made a rough draft of instructions. I'm waiting for my bro to re-draw it for me, because it's really sloppy and badly drawn, but if you want me to post my version I will.

    P.S. Still looking for name suggestions, and which head I should use!
     
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    i like both head sketches top one is a classic jazz type head the other one is futuristic so to speak
     
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    I believe I'll go with the second head sketch. I also believe it looks more futuristic.
     
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    What Alt are you using for the base?...Prowl?...

    judging by the make-up of the kit, I think that Prowl would be best suited, mainly because of the leg transformation sequence, and the fact that the arms being on the smaller side, and their transformation sequence too, would probably fit best under the hood/front of the car....JMO
     
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    I'm not really using much of a base. Although Prowl's small arms would be easy to fit in the compartment. Here's my sketch of the instructions.

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    Gotcha!...:thumb 

    Keep us updated!
     
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    I present to ya'lls, the finished head sketches:

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    I still need suggestions for names.
     
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    I got some royal blue RIT dye from Wal*Mart, along with some acetone and a strainer. That royal blue is going to look very nice!
     
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    Okay, so I need a little help. My model kit came with wheels, and I'm wondering how I can make said wheels turn, and attach them to the back of the arms like I had planned. Also, I'm going to attempt to take all the car parts off of Skids' legs.
     
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    1UpCheatachu Lemony Fresh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Okay, so I completely ruined my model car kit, and the Alternator I was using. I don't think that I can do this.
     
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    You were going to ruin the car kit anyways, so don't feel bad.

    What exactly happened, we may be able to help.
     

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