Heavy/Scratch: WIP: MP G1 Skids

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  1. Jarrod

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    ***Final update, 11/18, check page 13!****

    Jazz really got me in the mood to do some more MP-styled G1 Autobots, so I searched around for other 1/24 kits I could find.

    So why Skids? I've always had a love for the original toy, dunno why, just always thought it was one of the better of the Diaclone-era cars. Plus, he's so under-appreciated, I had to do it.

    Anyway I'm not using any base Transformer this time, and instead going nearly all scratch, unless I find some random bits that might work. I am, however, using the Gundam arms leftover from Jazz. They're nearly the perfect size, and attached to the City's shocks very well! As you can see, I've got the doors and roof attached and opening. The arms are attached and transform freely.

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    The hand is totally scratchbuilt. I've copied the design from the Gundam's hand. I started with thin strips of styrene and glued them into different lengths, this would be the first segment. Then I built the second and third segments as a single piece, and attached them to the first with some styrene rod. The index finger is left seperate, with the other three are glued together at the first segment. Then I just built up the rest of the hand. I don't think I'll be doing this for anyone else tho...it took SOOOO long for just one hand.

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    That's all I got for now.
     

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  2. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Awesome start! hands are amazing,cant imagine how long they took!
     
  3. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Looking good!
     
  4. Bigbot3030

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    nice start man! are you going to give him a "diaclone" scooter? I always thought that was a cool thing from the original.
    Amazing hands as well, I have an idea on how long those took ya, and I don't blame you for not wanting to do them again. : )

    Randy!
     
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    If this is half as good as Jazz, it'll be epic.
     
  6. whiskeytango

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    I'm curious why you glued the 3 fingers together. Was it going to be a ton more work to have them separate or something?
     
  7. JazzEd

    JazzEd Truckasaurus!

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    Scratch built hands?? AWESOME!! I bow down to you and your superior patience.
     
  8. lotussouljah

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    This.
     
  9. Jarrod

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    Mostly for stability. Styrene, in such small pieces, isnt as strong as I'd like and I just feel more comfortable having the three fingers as one block. Now, they still move at the second joint independly, and you'd be surprised at the amount of poses you can still achieve this way.
     
  10. Alloy Alchemist

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    So seriously how long do you think you spent on the hands,cuz i put together a set of e.f.g.f. anti ms squad set(gundam) hands and forearms and that probably took almost 4hours...so i'm guessing like 4 hours each? Anyways this is gonna be great like your jazz, I can see it already. I never liked skids but I'm betting I'm gonna see him in a whole new light.
     
  11. bellyboy

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    this is going to be beautiful
     
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    Niiiice!!

    I'll be watching this one too....might have to borrow a thing or two from your designs ;) 
     
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    Gonna be amazing! Those hands are masterpieces in themselves!
     
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    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I'll be watching this thread!
     
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    ^ Awesome! :D 
     
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    the wip of the fist make me wanna cry man...truly masterpiece in its way..
     
  17. Jarrod

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    I've decided to save myself the agony of building the right hand for now, and moved on to the legs.

    I built the knee joint first, then the transformation block, and finally started on the frame for leg.

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    I think I should have a mostly finished leg by the end of the week.
     

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    looks promising....how do u cut the shell so precise and smooth?
     
  19. The_Black_Sheep

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    He's coming along great! :thumb  The sharpness of your lines/cutting-work adds so much to the project. Can I spot any Lego Technic bits in there?
     
  20. plowking

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    Man, the way you come up with this is amazing....simply amazing. I'd love to be able to just watch you work one day....
     

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