Customs: Earthrise Optimus Trailer WIP

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  1. Dachande

    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    The gray box doesn't really bother me, but like many others have stated, it does feel weak and incomplete.

    Gotta rectify that.

    I had been working on a trailer for either Siege OP or SS-38 for a while, but it was using the G1 trailer and ended up being way too big. I spent many years in distribution, and I know trailers enough to have small details bug me, like being wider than the cab or wheels that didn't match.

    When I got the Earthrise figure, I knew I had my base for the trailer idea I had started ages ago.

    Ingredients (so far):
    Classics Prime lower legs
    Styrene
    Detailing from TR Astrotrain
    G1 Prime trailer
    Back panel from an Evergreen Megatron

    Here's what I have so far...
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    The Megs back panel is forming a third wheel that will stay attached to the trailer. It'll still allow for turning, but by removing the stock port and moving the connection further back, it creates a realistic turning radius.
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    I'll he redoing the back door using the G1 door, as well as the bumper.
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    The tandums were created by fusing the lower legs of Classics Optimus with some spacer styrene and detailing from TR Astrotrain (the small piston piece). I removed the wheels and the mounts, then modified the wheel sections from the ER trailer (they just unscrew off) so they fit in the new wheel wells.
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    The air foils from the Classics mold gold out to support the trailer when it's opened.
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    Once I clean up the cuts, add filler, balance the mounting out and add a few more underside details, I'll start on the interior.
     
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  2. Charlock

    Charlock Lighten Up, Francis.

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    Looks great. That's going to make a huge difference.
     
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  3. trence5

    trence5 Well-Known Member

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    that some intricate and great work there :thumb 

    was it very difficult to switch out the trailer doors?
     
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  4. Dachande

    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks!
    The trailer door was just a matter of cutting around the section i wanted to use, then cutting off the original piece and using a good glue to bond them. Pretty simple, compared to the tandem piece.
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    PrimalFury The Chosen One

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    Amazing!
     
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