Heavy/Scratch: [WIP] Legends Class Truck Machine

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  1. armamentfactory

    armamentfactory Well-Known Member

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    Hi everybody, I'd like to share a little project. :) 
    A couple of years ago, I had a design floating in my head:
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    I had some free time to make a proof-of-concept model. It's my first conclusive attempt at building a transformable model. :) 
    It's fully transformable, it's 2 3/8 inches long in cab mode & 3 1/4 inches tall in robot mode. It's still missing a few panels to clean up the robot & cab modes & it's still missing its feet. I also built the trailer's frame so i can get a feel of the overall proportion of the alt mode.

    I changed a few details so they're workable on this scale, I'd install a few more transformy parts, but there'd be no space left for the transforming robot or cab! :) 

    I hope you guys like it. :) 

    Pics:

    Some drawings to get details & proportions right. (With some design & planning behind the scenes.)
    I started on the wheels & the wheel wells.

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    Robot mode! Note the missing feet.

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    Truck mode. Testing the parts fit & transformation. Need to close up the gaps with a few panels.

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    Truck mode next to a couple of items for scale.

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    The cab at the palm of my hand. :) 

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. Lightningforce

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    This looks pretty good so far plus I like the artwork as well
     
  3. maxlovesamber

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    Congrats on bringing your design to life! I think it'd be awesome if you could make slip on fists and panels to add "perfect image" parts to the set. So fully transformable with standard design and extra design accurate fists to clip on, panels to fill in gaps (like int he arms) and small bits like that. I know i'd buy one :) 
     
  4. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I want one! Tell me your price.
     
  5. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    love the design. Dig the figure as well.
     
  6. Coldiron

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    I like the illustration, I was surprised how tiny it turned out.
     
  7. batmanprime

    batmanprime Omega-con

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  8. closetrat

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    Awesome custom work - can't wait to see what fun fruit roll-ups you roll out with next!
     
  9. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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    You should have a pannel that flips over the wheels in bot mode to better represent the original design.

    I, for one, third a crave for pricing.

    Also, not going to give you any compliments, too many to choose from.
     
  10. Mr Ray

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    I love everything about this! Keep us updated!
     
  11. armamentfactory

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    Thanks, guys. I'm glad you like the design. :) 

    Still working on a few more parts, the last parts count was 40 (excluding the pins). I had to change a few things from the original design so the whole thing would be less complicated, plus I'm trying to avoid parts-forming, but man... 40 parts! Maybe I'll try this again at a larger scale, I'm sure it can be made more line art accurate.

    I'll see how much this will end up costing, we don't even have the trailer yet!

    We now have feet! and parts to fill in the torso section.
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    Cab mode with additional panels.
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  12. Superquad7

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    This is some very nice work :thumb 
     
  13. Stormvapor

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    SO Envious!
    you mates who scratch-build are freaking amazing!
     
  14. armamentfactory

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    New pics!

    I redesigned the forearms to get rid of the unsightly gap between the elbow & wrist, plus I added an extra feature. So far, I think everything from the grill up is done. Now I'm off to nitpick on the lower half's details & engineering!

    New arm design. No more unsightly hole! Detailed the waist section.
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    Chainsaw arm.
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    Chainsaw arms!
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    Trailer!
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    Size comparison with official products.
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  15. maxlovesamber

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    at first i wanted....now i NEED....this is shaping up to be amazing!
     
  16. Stormvapor

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    Hot Damn!
    You sir, are amazing!
     
  17. MisterFanwank

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    You must do a video review of your project here. I'm dying to see how it transforms.
     
  18. maxlovesamber

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    Agreed.
     
  19. armamentfactory

    armamentfactory Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. :) 

    I finally managed to complete the Truck Machine robot section! The legs have a bit more detail & mass, & the laser cannon integrates nicely in both modes. All that's left is some minor adjustments, then I can start painting. Now I have to build the rest of what's inside the trailer. Let's start with the helper drone.

    Finished robot mode!
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    Laser cannons!
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    Finished cab mode w/ drone vehicle.
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    More size comparisons.
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  20. Tabiasprime

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    I umm and arr about this when I first saw this, because the body look great but the arms were what let it down, but after you modified the arms hes looking so much better:jawdropper: 
     

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