Minor/Repaint: G1 Autobots' Jetpack

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  1. rusticon

    rusticon Well-Known Member

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    A little quick model based on the jetpacks seen in some of the original Generation One cartoon episodes.
    Always felt these jetpacks were hilarious as the Autobots just managed to fly just as well without them.

    Meaning that the Decepticons ability to fly in alt mode was really not an advantage, but oh well...


    A simple and elegant jetpack design, most befitting of our robot friends from the 80s

    Jetpack01.JPG


    A 5mm peg on the back allows it to fit nicely on most bots which have a 5mm port on the back.

    Jetpack02.JPG

    Like so, for Ratchet over here. Mileage may vary from bot to bot depends on back kibble though.

    Jetpack03.JPG Jetpack04.JPG

    Of course, since the doc is not really in for combat operations too much, better let Hound go for the ride instead

    Jetpack05.JPG
    All geared up and ready to take down some airborne 'cons!

    Jetpack06.JPG

    Flight mode!
    Jetpack08.JPG

    Here's what these jetpacks looked like in the cartoon series. As always, they tended to differ slightly from scene to scene so basically just used these 2 shots to design against.

    ep31-1.JPG ep31-2.JPG


    And now, all your bots can fly too! Who needs wings? :) 
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    Awesome stuff as always!! :) 
     
  4. Rocket commander

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    That's cool. Would it be possible to put 5mm ports on the sides so you can add weapons or wings onto them ?
     
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    That is really cool.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
  7. rusticon

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    Ah, that's a smashing idea - so did up an alternative piece with not just side ports , but 2 on the rear so there are more options for adding accessories to this piece:

    Jetpack_Pegs.JPG
    Also, of course this piece needed to be able to be attached to Prime too, as per another suggestion. So since Siege Prime had two 5mm ports on his back instead of a single one, an adapter was done up.

    OP_Adaptor.jpg

    And yes, this could have been painted red, but eh ... As Megatron would say - use your imagination~ :p 
     
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