This is a made up Decepticon I made. Since the new movie's release is nearing, I thought I'd get back into making Transformers. I wanted this one to be the biggest and most complex one I've made, and it's just that. Crossfire transforms into an armored recon vehicle of some kind. I worked on this over the span of four days, with a total building time of maybe ten hours. I had to try a lot of different techniques and tricks to try and get things to work. Sometimes I completely scrapped an entire section and had to start over. In the end, it was worth the time.
About this creation
Heres the vehicle mode. It doesn't look the best, but its the best I could get and still retain the transformation proccess.
Now for the transformation: First, you slide the top apart, lift the hatches on the side, and move the bumper into the slot.
With the side hatches open, you can pull the sides of the vehicle back and out.
You then fold the top half of the vehicle backwards.
Next, you pull the very front of the vehicle up and the small hinges near it down.
For the feet, you open the hinges at the cockpit...
then fold the windsheild up, closing the roof on top of them.
For the shoulders...
you move the wheels into the empty spots near the head,
then lock the hinges under the wheels and on the arms.
You the fold the very front of the vehicle against the back and the bumper upwards.
And there you have it! Decepticon Crossfire.
Just an example of some of the flexibility, which is always a priority for me.
Heres a size comparison to the only survivor from the last batch, Trigger.
Well, I hope you enjoyed it. I might make more now that I have the Transformers bug again. Can't wait for June 24th!
Quoting RJ of BlockTales
You have got to make instructions for all of these
Ok, there are two resons I can't make instructions.
1: All my transformers except Trigger and Crossfire are destroyed.
2: The building proccess of each of these is so complex, that if I try to make instructions, it would be way off and I couldn't rebuild them.