Heavy/Scratch: Libertas Autobot Shield

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  1. rusticon

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    Introducing the Libertas Autobot Shield, a legendary shield which embodies the heroic Autobots' ethos of bringing freedom to all sentinel beings. This is sized for most deluxe figures but should work nicely for larger bots too.


    Like the bots who will wield the Libertas, the shield also transforms from shield, ...

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    .. to a multi-mode weapons loadout backpack, ...

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    to turret mode!

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    Of course, there are multiple ways things can be transformed so it's a ball of fun to mess around with variant modes too, like this waist level weapon holder.

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    The back of the shield features a single peg hole which allows it to be attached to Transformers' forearms using a short 5mm rod, or can also be carried in figures' hands using the provided handle (shown below). Multiple 5mm ports around the shield are designed to allow for accessories to peg on.

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    Of course, different figures will have different geometries, so have fun messing around with this piece. Figures with a central back 5mm port are the best to use this one!


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    Some other modes and variants:

    Libertas-Impactor09.JPG Libertas-Impactor13.JPG Libertas-Turret01.JPG Libertas-Turret05.JPG Libertas-Turret06.JPG Libertas-Impactor07.JPG

    There are probably tons of other variants possible, so if you would like to give this one a whirl, the files have been made available here - https://www.patreon.com/posts/33877732!
     
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  2. Scarlet knight

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    This is really cool
     
  3. TFAnimated Forever

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    Nice job, amazing creativity. The usefulness of a shield full of holes is questionable, but it sure looks badass. And the multiple configurations seems really fun.
    It looks like something that would come with an official figure. Simply amazing work.
     
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    Want!!!
     
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    Great job. Like transformers to a cannon. Hopefully we see the deceptions.
     
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    Cool idea!
     
  8. rusticon

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    Thanks folks, glad y'all liked the idea :) 

    Heh heh, in my head canon, there would be like some forcefield which activates in shield mode so that should do the trick! :p 

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    Here's a quick video to more visually show some of the modes the shield can take (sorry for the not great video quality - who knew video was going to be harder than 3d work!):

     
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  9. lilcarus

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    i kind of like the idea. i would want a giant one for one of my titans maybe for fort max.
     
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    Sidewings Victim Of Boredom 2

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    That shield reminds me a lot of this. 3:44
     
  11. rusticon

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    Oh man, haven't seen this in a while! Wished they had done more!

    And yes, the cons will need something of their own soon, so working on the design for that right now ... Here's a sneak peek of the prototype :p 

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    Nicely done