Heavy/Scratch: 8-Foot Unicron W.I.P.

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  1. KINGBOTZ

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    Back to the BIG-stuff after 10-years of downsizing, I've been commissioned to build an 8ft Unicron-statue! This will take a ton of work, materials & time, will be sharing WIP-updates here as I go along. Everything I've learned & used to build since 2006 is going into this beast, Unicron has always personally been the ultimate pinnacle-build-of-builds besides maybe Voltron for me, but this guy was the BIGGEST & baddest in the TF-world. I'll be using numerous reference-pics from concept-art to fan-art for inspiration & scale, as well as 3 huge printouts of Vertex-Nebula's 3D-concept, Studio-Cel's Unicron & first-movie concept-art for the side-shot measurements. He will be made out of just about everything from lumber, plywood, aluminum, PVC, ABS, styrene, Worbla, foam & various-hardware. I started the first-cuts & basic foot-structure over the weekend to have something to build-on, so here we go!

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    There it is... the culmination of years' experience on constructing big scaled robots from scratch are finally being put to the ultimate test.
     
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    If anyone ever wondered if KINGBOTZ was awesome, wonder no more here.
    Certainly watch this space to see things of epic proportions.
    Man...!
    ALWAYS been one of my favorite artists to see work from hands down.
     
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    The King has returned!
     
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    Holy crap! That'll be huge!


    I see you're going for core class scale..
     
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    More like the micro figures that came with The Ark, Unicron and Reformatted Megatron.
     
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    Reality & perspective set-in yesterday once I got one of the leg-panels cut & screwed. [​IMG] The scale-translation between the printouts is tricky, the height is right but the width of the shins will probably narrow-down since I still have to add expanded-detail to the sides to beef them up later-on. Measurements of the shin alone on the foot is 30"x20"x13", 30lbs heavy so far. Main thing right now is to establish the frame-work for the legs & stabilize them at an angular-stance to be able to support the entire upper-body. Tons more pre-thought & trial-and-error to come. [​IMG]
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    Both Unicron leg-shins cut & screwed now, finally something to build-on! [​IMG][​IMG] Now that I got these side-by-side for full-perspective, I'll cut & adjust the width of both a few inches to compensate for the added-paneling & detail later-on to bring the width back out to where it needs to be. The 7ft Bruticus-legs were 13" in-width, so Unicron's will naturally need to be a little wider at 8ft tall. [​IMG] I discovered some major scale & measurement-discrepancies between the 2 big reference-printouts I had done, and fortunately I caught that before it was too late & made adjustments. [​IMG][​IMG]
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  16. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Is there still time to amend this statue to be an actual Unicron costume? Those are some big ol’ mud stompers!
     
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  17. KINGBOTZ

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    Yeah I deliberately made them extra-wide to accommodate the adjustments that I'll have to make to the width soon, will probly cut 2-3 inches off the width now that I got an actual side-by-side visual. WAY too heavy for a costume, one foot & shin is already at 30lbs :lol 
     
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  18. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    Not if you ‘IronMan’ it and make it an exo suit!;) 
     
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    As a home owner I appreciate that his shins are about 100 dollars in lumber these days.
     
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  20. John TheDestroyer

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    I'm sorry to break the news to you brother, but you're completely insane

    Can't wait to see where this goes. I haven't followed any of your past projects
     
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