Transforming Paper Jetfire

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Getter1, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Hello All,

    Before I go my move underway I decided to do a quick build of the Jetfire model from Paper Robots 1999,

    http://www.paperrobots1999.com/

    THis was a fun and failrly easy to build model. I used toothpicks instead of the rubber band method used by the creator (I didn't have any small rubber bands ATM :p ). I made th ehip rod longer than I would've liked to so I could slide the legs to one side to clear the arms during transformation.

    When I get this apartment done I will be building his Optimus Prime and Megatron :D I hope to see more Transformers from him in the furture.

    I also have invited the creator to join us here. Hope he does :D

    Anywho on tho the pics!

    G1

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    Getter1 Active Member

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    Mo pics.

    G1

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  3. CK Styles

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    I really liek your solution for the moving joints!~ Way better than trying to tie those crazy rubber bands! I have been holding off on building another cause of those pesky things. Nice work .....
  4. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

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    Thanks CK :D

    I forgot to mention the toothpicks have a thin strip of printer paper wrapped and glued on the ends to cap em off. Made for a cleaner look IMO. The rubber would have it's advantages though. The hips for instance would work better in transformation if they had the flex the rubber would give.

    When I can find my cardstock I'll print off the next 2 models :p

    G1
  5. RMCH

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    :thumb:Number #1 in my book. Very cool! I would operate a transformable plane to robot and back any day. Thanks for the link and the build pics & tips.
  6. cmags

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    Awesome build! Came out very clean! I've been meaning to get to Jetfire. started with Optimus myself. I think yours came out cleaner though, especially with the toothpicks. The rubber bands tend to bend and deform the card.

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