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"Alone Again" Hardhead
Lean,mean,green tank transformable into a robot from Transformers cartoon series.
About this creation

Character Bio


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.


Trivia:



  • 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
    surface.

  • 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
    snap, luckily.

  • 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
    they're sturdy!

  • I took the chance to utilize "obscure" shaped parts in this MOC. namely
    the green curved parts at back of the tank mode. 


Tank Mode





 




Transformation Sequence












Robot Mode




 


 





Detachable turrets forming the hand-held rifles. That'll take much burden off
his back







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:




http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2013/03/lego-alone-again-hardhead.html





Comments

 I like it 
  September 19, 2013
I really like the head!! Nicely done!!!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
great
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
Wow!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
Very very cool! That transformation is so complex. Love the robot mode.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
Looks great man! The tank mode is killer!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
Awesome!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2013
great stuff as always!
 
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