Lean,mean,green tank transformable into a robot from Transformers cartoon series.
About this creation
Hardhead was a
Headmaster , a faction of Autobots from the 80s Transformers Cartoon series,. Once bonded
with Duros (who
transform into into Hardhead's head), as a form of alliance to the Nebulans to
counter Decepticon threats in that planet. After the alliance ended, Hardhead
bid goodbye to his head eeer Nebulan partner, regained his original head and
headed (ok ok enuff with the term head) back to his Cybertron hometown , gets an
Elvis-like haircut ( *hic* notice my *hic* MOC's head later) and a fresh, cheerful paintjob . He also undergone re-engineering to remove his vehicle
cockpit , never to allow other fleshlings from riding him again.
About this MOC
I started this project earlier this month by building a prototype
without a definite color scheme in mind . After a few days, I thought perhaps I
can make make a triple changer Blitzwing but the core MOC transformation
structure have been established and I can't seemed to find ways tweak /modify it
to form a decent-looking 3rd jet plane mode (yes I've tried but the treads are
too big to be obscured / hidden in jet mode). So I quickly settled down with
just "mere" 1 alternate mode.
PS: Actually at that point of time, I already had an sudden
eureka moment of what's the next MOC I want to make. So I guess I
wont be spending an awful lotsa time on this Hardhead... so that I
can get started on the next one which I deemed to be jawdropping in
many levels. stay tuned!
Why Hardhead (he's not a particularly memorable character to me) ? Well, one
of my favorite color is green, and It's been a while since I make anything green
out of LEGO, and of coz I've got a decent number of green parts (thanks Ninjago
Fangpyre Mech!) too.
The treads doesn't not roll when I push the tank about . There are just
too many stuff crammed underneath (robot chest plate/feet) scraping the
If it kept the tread length unchanged as the lower legs, they will look
ugly proportion-wise, . so I make them fold to compensate for the wider
footprint. Such folding doesn't loosen the tread nor causing them to almost
I almost Beast-Hunter-ify this MOC (aka adding more spikes all around
especially at the front of the tank)... but I changed my mind (is that
a good thing?)
The only red part used (abdomen panel) is just a lil homage to the
original G1 Hardhead toy
My last minute amendment to the MOC is both the tank turrets unplugged
to become a pair of rifles (ensure they can be pegged onto the hands)...
that after seeing the original G1 Hardhead official image holding rifles
with both hands.
The long spikes on the bot arms are connected by one stud each... and
I took the chance to utilize "obscure" shaped parts in this MOC. namely
the green curved parts at back of the tank mode.
Detachable turrets forming the hand-held rifles. That'll take much burden off
And my favorite photos from the whole set goes to..........
And talk about the whole set of photos (a bit over 50 of them if I'm
not wrong) can be found in my blog entry below: