Heavy/Scratch: Work In progress Voyager Insection Hardshell 3D printed conversion kit

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  1. phantro

    phantro Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. I am trying to venture more into Transformer add on 3D printed projects. So this is my first attempt at a conversion kit. I really love Transformers Prime Insecticon design and was a bit disheartened when we did not have a chance to get a Voyager sized figure. After looking a what wwoptimusprime did to his Predacon Rising Darksteel figure I started thinking it was a worth a shot trying to make a conversion. I think the biggest challenge will be to create a kit and still have the figure able to transform into an insect resembling the one in the animated series.

    So far I have successfully achieved printing the head. It arrived from shapeways yesterday in their "Frosted Ultra Detail" material. Although not a faithful replica of what is seen on screen, I tried my best to hopefully keep the feel of the character intact while still adding my own personal touch to the aesthetics.

    Next I want to try and make an add on for his shoulders.

    Thanks for watching.
     

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    Looks great! If this makes it to Shapeways for purchase, I'd totally consider it. Can't wait to see more!
     
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  3. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    This is gonna be awsome. Hope both of ours takes shape well. :) 
     
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    I was trying to run with your original idea man. I also hope this pans out, I want a Voyager TFP Insecticon.
     
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  5. phantro

    phantro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man, If it works I can totally make it available for you if you want it.
     
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    Looks sweet so far. Curious how are you going to do the rest of the body with the add ons.
     
  7. phantro

    phantro Well-Known Member

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    Thanks brother.
    As far as how I want to proceed with the rest of the add ons , I basically want to replace the old Darksteel wings section with a more insecticon looking shell that uses the same swivel. I also want to incorporate some larger shoulder pads and some insect legs. To give you a better idea I want to do what wwoptimus prime did with his Lego mock up, but instead of Lego parts I want to use 3D printed parts.

    Here is the original design:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/984725-wip-tfp-voyager-insecticon.html
     
  8. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    The head of the bug could in a sense, fold up to fit under the shell in robot mode. That's were I was trying to go with mine. Just limited by the Legos I was using. I'm probubly going to get back to mine soon so, I'll post updates as soon as I can. :) 
     
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    nice work so far
    it was a real shome we never got a voyager hardshell or airacnid
    cant wait to see this done
     
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    cool. Like where this is going man. :popcorn 
     
  11. phantro

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    I am really excited to hear you are going forward on yours because it truly gives me ideas on how to proceed with this. I think that since the new head is too big to tuck inside the bot like the original did it will have to fold underneath the insect shell . It probably will have visible head syndrome from underneath.

    Me too brother I really want to have an insecticon figure that would scale with other great molds from TFP line as a hulking brute .

    Thanks brother It will be a long road but at least it is up to a good start me thinks.
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    I bought Grimwing just to use this kit. Looking forward to it.
     
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    i m a fan of TFP too, you did a great job. i definitely take a seat & keep my eyes on this.
     
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    Sentinel Lynx The bane of existence.

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    The thread kinda fell silent a while back. We can only hope now.
     
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    I would really love to see that happen!
     

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