Heavy/Scratch: Sunbow Masterpeice Metroplex - attempting the third citybot.....

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  1. TigerBlade

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    Officially half way. Upper body completed. Few quick shots with some other titans:

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    Its crazy how ridiculously small titan Plex seems in person right now. More tomorrow.
     
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  2. raoh123

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    Holy moly Plex is HUGE
     
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    So I'm gonna address weight and tolerances.

    This isn't something ppl generally think about when thinking of tackling large scale figures and you can often see very loose joints or figures struggling to stand.

    I haven't glued, or fully attached any of these peices together yet, easily noticeable with a few gaps between parts. That'll happen at the end when I build him from the ground up (can you imagine trying to balance that torso onto legs?!), so everything you see is held together by friction essentially and will be pulled to peices again, tidied up (left upper chest vents and parts of arms) as the legs progress and permanently set.

    That said, each of those arms weighs around 7/8kg, so when things are set into place he'll easily maintain basic articulation but it's not a fun process. Due to the weight and size you may aswell be wrestling him.

    That's what takes alot of the time. But it's worth it to see the results coming together

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  4. neurotictim

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    So here's a question, how are you going to transport him to various shows or conventions, or is that not something you have any interest in doing? I'm sure people would love to see him in person, but unless you assemble him in just such a way that he is able to be disassembled and reassembled fairly easily, I don't know how you'd get him to and from. 8 foot Transformer probably needs more headroom than your average punter lol.
     
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    No chance he could sit in a car, way too big. There'd have to be a way to take his arms off, split his waist and then re-attach but outside of this thread and my FB page there's been little interest, ppl are more bothered about sharing the latest legends combiner or umpteenth Optimus Prime this month so I'm not bothered carting him about. He'll stand proudly in my display room and that's good enough for me :) 
     
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  6. raoh123

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    He'll convert Plex into a costume and he will walk into cons and shows as the Titan himself!
     
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    :lolol  Maybe he can make a copy of the mold and use it as the costume
     
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    You jest but it could be doable with some alterations!
     
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    How big is he?
     
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    Larger than the human sized Devastator, I can tell you that
     
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    If I had the money and resources, I'd try my own and trick it out as much as physically possible.

    Just imagine SS86 Ultra Magnus in his chest sitting on a command chair, watching Metroplex battle from inside.
     
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    On course to hit around 95" overall.

    I'm just finishing off printing some parts first my arcade cabinet that I remembered I can do now I have this huge printer. Then....the legs begin.

    That....could actually work. MP Magnus is a little too big lol

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    Great day alive this thing is massive!
    ALWAYS a fan of you and your work, buddy!
     
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    Wait till you see him on his legs. I fashioned up a stand to get an idea, I was not prepared for the results. Legs are printing now so hoping in the next 10 days he'll be standing.
     
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    So the legs are taking longer than expected due to pure mass. Each lower leg is quartered (that alone shows the size when a 500mm print height is too small) and each quarter is taking around 40hrs to print. Then there's feet, toes, shin detailing and thighs.

    For perspective, stood on the floor, his knee joint starts half way up my thigh (I'm 6ft tall) so that will put DX9 Gabriel below the knee and most 'normal' MP's around foot height.

    Next pics will really give that sense of pure size.
     
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    Anyone wanna see a leg?

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    Bit of tidying upto to do and it still needs the red detailing painting in. I reckon we're about a week and a half's worth of printing away from getting this brute standing.

    Exciting times!
     
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    I feel like that's just the print time! :confused: 
     
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    Not gonna be far off lol
     
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  19. TigerBlade

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    Started filling the little join gaps due to slicing the massive parts and glueing them together. Once that's sanded and touched up with grey I'll be painting the red section of the outer leg. In the meantime I've settled on the darker shade:

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    Seeing as this is a Season 3 aesthetic Metroplex, MP09 has joined the party!
     
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    Jiminy fucking Christmas, Metroplex looks to be a real whopper! Nice work so far!
     
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