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My First Transformer. 7/1/06 Half constructed.

Postby HeliumSweater » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:55 am

Well today I decided it was time to start on my first transformer, a casseticon, after many hours late last night studying (playing with) my small transformers collection.

My cassetticon is planned to be the size of a real cassette and will transform into one of the humanoid casseticons (Probably one of my own invention).

The materials I have used thus far:

Old cassette.
Old cd case.

Those are pretty much all the materials I plan to use plus whatever I end up using to sculpt its head.

I began with opening the cassette and removing all the workings, this left me with two cassette halves (My first pieces :) ).

I decided it would be best to start from the ground up ie. the legs.
The bottom of the cassette is what will transform into the legs however it had holes in it where the tape head reads from.
Sacrificing some realism I decided to fill these 4 holes (The middle hole will house the feet).

I cut piecec of an old cd cover and filed them to size then super glued them to one half of the cassete.

Progress thus far:

2 holes filled. :)

I would be taking pictures but my camera phone battery is dead, so I will post pictures when it has recharged later on tonight if I can.

All in all im having fun on my first transformer although im not sure of the final quality yet.

~OldSweater~

EDIT:

I'm thinking along the lines of Eject or Rewind.
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PICTURES

Postby HeliumSweater » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:51 am

Heres my pictures.

Its not much yet but you get a rough idea.

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Picture of original cassette.

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Another picture of the start.

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Shot of the five holes.

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Bad photo of selfmade cover.

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Two halves of cassette.
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Postby Pepie » Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:39 am

Sounds like a cool project, hope you can pull it off.
Good luck!
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More pictures.

Postby HeliumSweater » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:36 am

Well the first part of my transformer I am making is its thighs.
Here is the first actual progress.

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The part I have cut away is going to be both of his thighs.

~OldSweater~
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Postby Ramrider » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:58 am

Wow... this is a pretty ambitious project, but it looks like you've got a steady hand, given how neat that cut looks. This is one to keep track of... :D
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Postby Cyclone_X_2075 » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:55 am

cool, a cassette in 1/1 scale!

you'll need a MP Broadcast to go along with it ;)
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Postby TM Xalticus » Mon Sep 26, 2005 2:34 pm

If you need any other old CD cases get in contact with me, I get them for free :D.. That goes for everyone else too.
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Postby TM Devastator » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:39 pm

Cyclone_X wrote:cool, a cassette in 1/1 scale!

you'll need a MP Broadcast to go along with it ;)


Well, technically all of the cassette Transformers were all 1/1 scale. The cartoons and comics made them full-sized cassettes but the toyline they came from had them as micro-cassettes.
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Postby TwV » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:08 pm

Nice idea there, Old Sweater.;)

Hehe, you should collaborate with Kuzushi. 8)



CASSETTEMAN COMEBACK!!! :lol:
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Postby HeliumSweater » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:18 am

Any ideas what i could use for a ball joint that small?

I was thinking maybe eyebrow barbels cause they would be fairly sturdy.
But they cost up 18 dollars (AU) each. :(

Where could I get small ball joints from?
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Postby Pepie » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:30 am

minicons, basic/scout class figures ?
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Postby Ramrider » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:29 am

Shockinis or Stikfas?
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Postby HeliumSweater » Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:41 am

Hmm maybe.

Anywho...

New pics.
I put comments underneath as usual.

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I glued little squares of plastic together to make little poles.

I filed them into a round shape.

Drilled a hole in it.

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Glued the pole into place.

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SLICE!

Cut the thighs into two separater thighs.

Also seen here is the beginnings of the screw point.

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The two halves of the left thigh.

(Im working on them one thigh at a time)

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Left thigh screwed together.

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TAPE MODE!... so far...

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BOT MODE!... so far...

See the little panels I made?, That's where they go.

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Boring picture of the cut of the thighs.

Shouldn't have finished with that one.


You can see im basing the transformation off of blasters transformation.

~OldSweater~
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Postby Cyclone_X_2075 » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:17 am

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Postby Pepie » Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:20 am

wow :shock:
Thats some nice stuff Cyke!!
Found this on the same page:
http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYD-720G
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Postby Ramrider » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:42 pm

Excellent finds, guys!

But what section of the site is that stuff found in? I've searched all over the place and can't find how to get to them. I want to see what other stuff they have along those lines...
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Postby Black Arachnis » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:47 pm

Ramrider wrote:Excellent finds, guys!

But what section of the site is that stuff found in? I've searched all over the place and can't find how to get to them. I want to see what other stuff they have along those lines...
try hobby supplies.should get you all the stuff you need.
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Postby Ramrider » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:49 pm

I did, but there wasn't anything remotely like this stuff there, and no way that I could see to find more items.
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Postby Napjr » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:14 pm

I bought the Flexible Pipe Size Large and medium size last year, and its pretty much crap... the large size is ALOT smaller than TM Cheetor tail (i wanted to make a better tail...) heck, is smaller than a G2 cyberket missle!

plus, you need to use some kind of glue to hold the balljoints
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Postby ShockerToys » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:32 pm

That would fit good over a Shockini body!
They might be blocky but they are Tough!
http://www.shockertoys.com/forums
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Postby Cyclone_X_2075 » Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:03 am

Napjr wrote:I bought the Flexible Pipe Size Large and medium size last year, and its pretty much crap... the large size is ALOT smaller than TM Cheetor tail (i wanted to make a better tail...) heck, is smaller than a G2 cyberket missle!

plus, you need to use some kind of glue to hold the balljoints


well, the sizes are mentioned, and Sweater asked for really small balljoints ;)
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Postby HeliumSweater » Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:58 am

WHAO long time no updates eh?

Found some joints to use courtesy of Mr Insect robot.

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Joint to be used in the knee.

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Cut away for the knee joint to work.

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Cut down joint.

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Glued in joint.

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And thats all I can be bothered with today.

EDIT: I'll probably have a leg finished tomorrow, so more pics then.
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Postby Autoplex » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:01 am

This is looking great! That joint was made for this project! I'm going to be interested in seeing this completed as from the look of it now it is going to have a very very Generation One look to it. And I see you're an Australian!
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Postby HeliumSweater » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:20 am

What, where did you see that?

Anyway,

It is raining to the point of minor flooding tonight.

I'll work on it more tomarri.
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Postby Autoplex » Tue Nov 22, 2005 5:37 am

Old Sweater wrote:What, where did you see that?


Gypsy Magic, definitely gypsy magic. Nah the flyer/brochure/catalog under the leg in a few shots has Blacktown written on it :P. Anyways, I'll be looking forward to the updates. good luck :D
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