Heavy/Scratch: Halloween themed transformers, "Toil and Trouble" (3d printed)

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  1. FlamingCabbage

    FlamingCabbage Well-Known Member

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    Toil and Trouble - my attempt to make a female transformer without a huge backpack by integrating alt mode parts into robot mode better.
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    aside from some tolerance issues and loose joints (not to mention the legs just tabbed in underneath) I'd say I succeeded pretty well. Let's have a look at the individual figures.

    First up is Toil; the hard working younger sister. A black jet with a witch motif, and the colour scheme I had in mind when I first started designing them.

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    I like to imagine the knees are stabilizing fins on the bottom of the jet. Makes the tacked on legs feel a little more like they're meant to be there.

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    the addition of moonracer's gun in the 5mm port on the bottom helps a lot to level the jet mode.

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    Robot mode is a spooky witch with striped stockings and beefy claws. I took advantage of the massive helmet by adding a face changing gimmick like animated blitzwing.

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    the idea was to use the fingers and faces to make them as dynamic as possible.

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    I'm really happy with the coattail booster jets. they're hinged so they look more like part of a jacket in robot mode, and are able to move out of the way for sitting poses.

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    In addition to the 5mm port on the back, the "thumb" pieces are also 5mm, allowing the girls to hold other figures weapons (until I finish making them their own)

    and then there's the older sister, Trouble.

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    I gave Trouble a smirk by default, with her other faces being a "yelling" face for combat poses and a sort of neutral/mild suprise face

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    I gave her shorts to differentiate her a little bit more than just a colour swap, and I feel like the orange hat really gives her a cowboy feel with the boots and a duster jacket. She'll be hanging onto Moonracer's gun for the time being.

    Transformation is the same for both jets.
    Straighten out the wings:
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    Spin the torso 360 degrees (the head stays in place because its actually connected through to the waist)
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    Flip down the hat brim fins:
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    Spin the legs at the thighs:
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    Bend the knees up:
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    and tab the feet into the back of the torso:
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    lastly the 5mm thumbs attach to the tabs on the coattail: 20201025_042842.jpg

    and now we have a suprisingly solid tabbed together jet mode!
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    with effect parts compatible thrusters!

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    and that about sums it up.
    I have plans to make shotguns that turn into brooms for them (broomstick boomstick!) but for now I'm going to take a break to work on other things. I'd also like to tweak some of the joints to be a little tighter, as just posing them for these photos has made a few of the joints a bit floppy.

    (Update: )
    "This is my BROOMSTICK"
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  2. FlamingCabbage

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  3. FlamingCabbage

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    Whoosh
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  4. FlamingCabbage

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    Fun with boosters
     

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  5. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    Wow, these are unique, clever, innovative...in other words, they're FANTASTIC.
     
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  6. Torasek

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    This is brilliant. I love the different faces. Great design and interesting engineering. Can I buy the files for these anywhere? Also how big are they?
     
  7. FlamingCabbage

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    They're a little shorter than a deluxe. I'll take some comparison pictures when I get a chance.
     
  8. Blam320

    Blam320 Assembly Inventor

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    These are insanely good! I'd love to be able to get my hands on them one way or another.
     
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  9. Space Skeletor

    Space Skeletor On umpteenth levels of outdated memes.

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    This is genius work, both simple and clever. Would you consider a null ray-esque wand accessory?

    Reminds me of Kazimono's Thrust (TS×TFまとめ), but that's primarily because of the wing hands. I like that your design is cleaner in robot mode, no giant skirt to deal with.
     

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  10. Xero Prime

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    Very nice. You captured a lot of personality in them.
     
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    Nice! Any chance you would be willing to share the STL files?
     
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    *slow claps for several minutes straight*
     
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    Incredible! Nice work all around and the personalities really come through in the posing.
     
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    Those are some of the chubbiest jets I have ever seen, and I would love to have them! Just plain cute little toys!
     
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    That is amazing I would so love to own these figures. This si the sort of imaginatinon I love to see
     
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    Sexy
     
  17. FredrickMcQuil

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    These are absolutely adorable id love to have some!
     
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    You are my hero!
     
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    They look like candy corn! I wanna eat em!
     
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  20. ZeroBW

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    I, LOVE THESE. Easily my favorite custom 3d printed transformers ever.
     
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