[Free Model #3] Transformers Bumblebee

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cláudio Dias, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    Looks great buddy! Well done. :)

    The LEDS are a tad bright but didn't you say that they would get dimmer after you've connected the chest lights?

    Nice build dude!
  2. CJTK1701

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    Beautimus CK, great job, looks great. Looks like you're more than just a Padawan.:thumb:
  3. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    Yes, the lights will dim a bit with the chest lights in place as the draw will be greater on the 3v battery. (that's the plan anyway, lol).If that doesn't work, I'll just put a thin coat of blue acrylic over the top of the LED to tone it down. Up next, the arms.
  4. Cláudio Dias

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    Great Job CK!

    Go for the arms, now!
  5. littlemodeler

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    definately gunna upscale this model...this looks absolutely fantastic! nice build CK:thumb: i really salute you Claudias for doing such a great job on designing this model:thumb::mrgreen:
  6. Lex

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    The apprentice is doing good...! :D Keep going guys!
  7. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    A couple of updates on the arm builds. Building them together rather than one at a time. Easier that way! I haven't a lot of time these days, but here is what I have done thus far! The fingers are very time consuming, but worth it.

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  8. dazed118

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    I'm having some trouble finding the copper colored wire. Where are the people in the states getting it? Every where I go they look at me funny when I ask for it. PLus, I'm not sure what I'm asking for.
  9. Nothing

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    WOW nicely done![​IMG]
  10. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    Looking great buddy, Keep going!
  11. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    Hey dazed, just strip it out of common household electrical wire (ie: 14/2 G type). You know, the white wire you find in all your walls that power your outlets? Pull out the ground copper wire in the middle (between the black and whites) and your set! You can get this at Menards etc. Maybe somebody has a scrap you can get a hold of. If your still having trouble, let me know, I can mail you some! More pics are on the way ...
  12. NSCXP2005

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    how long should the wire be, before you make it into a spring?
  13. CK Styles

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    Depends on how tight you want the coils, but I used about 8" per spring. Wind it around a dowel rod or some other type of object.
  14. NSCXP2005

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    cheers Thank you
  15. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    Nice job CK!!!

    Please, let me know what you think about the articulated joints. Are they working fine?
  16. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    I used a pen.
  17. CJTK1701

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    Very nice job on the build CK, this is going to be a real treat to build.:mrgreen:
  18. CK Styles

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    Hey Claudio, this is a brilliant design. The joints work very well. I was concerned the "cylinders" that slide inside the joints would be hard to get to the right size, but they turned out nice. One thing I did do was cut off the glue tabs on the ends of the cylinders as they were to time consuming to trim all of them and tacky Alene's glue will hold the end pieces just fine without glue tabs. I applied a little extra glue where the joints join for some extra support on the thin rings. A couple of pics for ya!



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  19. CJTK1701

    CJTK1701 Banned

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    Great Job!

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  20. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    Thanks CJTK. I have a soft spot for very detailed models. They take a lot of time, but well worth it in the end!