Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by valguerra, Jan 4, 2017.
So working on my G1 Optimus trailer. I want to see about making the inside a little more detail.
Hey, SolidWorks! I've been learning to use that program. Anyway, looking good so far, and can't wait to see it finished! Speaking of which, how large is it going to be once completed?
I am taking the measurement of G1 trailer that I have at home. But once it is finished could scale it to whatever size. I want the inside of the trailer to be a little more detail and maybe a place to hold the accessories. As you can see in the picture, have a couple of decals on the inside but to generic. Just got to take my trailer apart to get the dimension at the bottom. I am still deciding if on the outside should I leave to add a sticker or make it 3d to give it more of a look.
Here is my updated.
Here what have finished so far. I have include the bottom
looking really good so far! Good idea adding the detail instead of leaving to a sticker.
Also, random idea: I noticed that you have an Autobot insignia in the thursday update, and a Decepticon in the most recent. I'm guessing that you added them to the surface in the assembly? What if you put a small hole in the side of the trailer and a peg on the back of the insignias? That way, if you ever print this or, say, put this on Shapeways, you and the buyer could choose which symbol they want to be on there. That way the insignia could be changed when wanted without having to print/buy a new side. You could also make a plain cover for the hole if someone doesn't want either insignia on it.
That's a great idea. The only thing I see that it will not be nice fillet appearance. It will have a little small gap between the lines. But maybe I can have the lines end in a circle so the symbols fit.
Here a rough sketch on what it will look like
Looking good! I use SolidWorks in my Engineering classes at university.
Does anyone have the G1 trailer door and accessories? That would not mind taking some measurements for Me? I want to include a place to store gun, hands, custom axe in the trailer.
Here is and update.
I knew I had my reproduction one around here somewhere!
The back door of the trailer approximately is 2.705 inches wide by 2.725 inches tall, by .1 inch thick. When measured from clip to clip (used to secure the door closed) (Found on upper left and right sides of the door) the width is around 2.931 inches. and the total length with loading ramp is 3.280 inches tall.
This is measured with an old, well used caliper, so there maybe small errors. I'd honestly say go with what fits, as you have the 3 bits that the door secures to.
And all holes used to hold accessories appear to hold 5mm pegs.
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