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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:49 pm 
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So I just got my SPH.. :D

Looking around, it doesn't seem as if there's a lot of reference to be had on the drop lids.

I'm going to be attempting to replicate Ferro's helmet, was wondering if anyone had attempted the greeblies on the ears?

I was also wondering if anyone knew if the SU helmets were painted or retained the original OD plastic?

Couldn't find anything helpful in the archives...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:27 pm 
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Disposable camera parts... painted OD.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:33 pm 
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Looking good :D


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Two of these photos were ebay images, the rest I believe came
from Jesse Degraff and were posted to the old Ezboard forums.

The photos are of both Ferro's and Spunkmeyer's helmets.

Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:46 pm 
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Nice to see more of G1 Megatron's parts being used

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:09 pm 
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Amazing pics!

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Which part of Megabonce are we looking at?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:09 pm 
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Is the greeble on the right side of both helmets supposed to be the equivalent of a helmet cam?

Awesome pics! :shock: :D

As for the Megatron piece- it looks like part of the barrel extension? The part that slipped over the P38 barrel-


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:04 pm 
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More motorcycle bits too. The cable is titanium look brake cable outer.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:10 pm 
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The cables are HAMA cable releases.

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The ones I see in the shops now though are all black.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:35 pm 
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My bad. They look a hell of a lot like brake cables, then I found these:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5mm-Titanium-Look ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:44 pm 
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That would be a good substitute if you cant find them. They look to be basically the same thing anyway, all you'd need to do is fabricate something to go on the ends which shouldnt be too hard I imagine.

nice find mate.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:01 pm 
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The brake cables in my bike actually have the metal tips on the end, which is what I thought I recognised. Strange coincidence :shock:

Edit: here ya go:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brake-Cable-Road- ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:54 pm 
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birdie wrote:
Amazing pics!

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Nice to see more of G1 Megatron's parts being used


Which part of Megabonce are we looking at?


Birdie...if you ordered that Megatron I sent you the link to, then you already have the piece needed :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:33 am 
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:lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:25 am 
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SSgt Burton wrote:
Awesome pics! :shock: :D

As for the Megatron piece- it looks like part of the barrel extension? The part that slipped over the P38 barrel-

Great photos I agree!

There's something awfully familiar about that piece...

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Like the bottom part of a Franchi SPAS 12 foregrip with a couple greeblies attached perhaps. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:04 am 
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Thats the Megatron piece were talking about Rick...

but that does look close to the foregrip.


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Alright, alright... so I've got 1980's Italian gun parts in my head instead of 1980's Transformers parts. :wink: Although my brother did have Megatron, that part simply wasn't ringing a bell.

However, I am now starting to believe that Kevin knows what he's talking about... :wink:

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Woah!
Nicely spotted!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:59 pm 
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Ripstick wrote:
However, I am now starting to believe that Kevin knows what he's talking about... :wink:



Oh man...I can bet his head is swelling up bigger than his arms right now :lol: :lol:


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uscm grunt wrote:
Oh man...I can bet his head is swelling up bigger than his arms right now :lol: :lol:

Derek

Is that even possible? Perhaps you've somehow forgotten the size of those guns he's carryin'?!?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Made a start....still need to do some cleanup on the shape of the cutouts....then onto he scratchbuild :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:34 am 
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What tool did you use to cut the ears Birdie?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:57 am 
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The 'kidney' shape, I used the dremel to cut out a square to get access, then used a jigsaw to cut out the shape. I cut about 1/4 inch inside the pencil template.

I then used a drill mounted sanding drum to sand up to the lines.

The other side I used a junior hacksaw to just 'slice a section' through the ear.

Now I just need to hand-sand to get them 'just so'.

The plastic cuts pretty well, you shouldn't get any melt or shatter issues.

If you are good with a dremel cutter, I daresay you could do most of the job wth that. I don't get on with the things...

Should have my Smart Gun done tomorrow :D


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:41 am 
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Should have my Smart Gun done tomorrow :D



Lucky.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:06 pm 
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I attempted scratch building the ear parts back in 2001, but in comparison to the pics of the screen used helmets, I was waaaaay off.

But I was mainly going for something "close". Back then, Jesse was building the details using much better reference than I had (and this was before the above photos were found), so I built mine with it in mind to replace mine for his.

Still waiting till this day! :lol:

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