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LTC Elite Guard Samuron Combiner: Medix V1.2
Today two creations are being posted, and this is the first of those. I thought that I'd left out the weapons arms in Medix's robot mode, so at first I decided to fix that. Then, though, I ended up addin a few other things to him as well. I suppose these things just happen. Well, at least I'm happier with him now. He not only has octopus-like arms on the back (two of them, not eight), but he also has a proper waist now! He can twist at the waist with no problem, which adds to the transformation a great deal. I won't bother with the transformation, by the way, because it's basically the same as V1.1.
About this creation

Now that he has the upgrade, Medix now has two parts instead of one. I'll show you the backpack later.


Due to his upgrade, his jet mode looks slightly different.


The chest piece has now been moved to the bottom, as Medix has proper waist articulation which leads to a better transformation sequence.


Here we have the backpack. It was slightly inspired by sledgehammer's version, but I thought I'd make it a bit more suttle. The one's sledgehammer had were slightly too long and flimsey, so I made this one shorter.


The articulation on the arms includes:
  • Rotation on the backpack

  • Bending at the first point

  • Bending at the second point


Nothing special to see on the back.


Sorry for the blurry photos here. You see that hole there? That's one of the upgrades. It is the same one you use in robot mode.


All you have to do is plug it in using the offset tile.


And just like that, you can use the arms on the backpack in vehicle mode.


They look okay, and they kinda remind me of the thunderbirds. Still, these are transformers. If he wanted arms, I think he'd just use his robot mode for that.


They fit in pretty well, and there'll be a better colour contrast in the LDD version (coming as soon as I've finished Wedge).


And skipping the transformation, we have robot mode! I incorrectly transformed this guy, so please don't comment about that...


The new waist (including a T-joint) allows two extra articulation points. So, adding the points from the backpack and the original mode, he now has twenty-eight points of articulation! That's a lot, if I do say so myself...


As said before, the same hole used to plug in the backpack in vehicle mode is used in robot mode. You do have to fold up the back part first, however.


It simply fits in like that...


...and you fold the back part down.


And so, the arms are now in robot mode!


The tools they carry are slightly differently designed in the LDD version, but who cares. You won't see it for a while anyway! :P


Sorry about the blurry photo again. Anyway, the arms an fold into his chest. It looks cool that way...


Well, that's a wrap! Don't forget to like comment and add me as a fave builder! As always, happy building!



Comments

 I made it 
  December 4, 2013
Quoting J D Awesome Work!
Thanks! :)
 I like it 
  December 4, 2013
Awesome Work!
 I made it 
  October 1, 2013
Quoting Harry Gravett Functionality, nice model :)
The second version is always better!
 I like it 
  October 1, 2013
Functionality, nice model :)
 I made it 
  October 1, 2013
Quoting Chris - The SledgeHammer Nice upgrades!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  October 1, 2013
Nice upgrades!
 
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