Transformers G1: Hot Rod Papermodel Statue

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by loudog49, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    Hi Everyone :wave:

    I'm relatively new and not posted much at all here but I've silently admired the great work that is posted and discussed. I do love designing and building papermodels, especially models that resonate with my childhood icons. The Transformers were a big part of my younger years so it made sense that I make something that would pay tribute to it. :mrgreen:

    I've been working on a model of Hot Rod as he appears in the 80s movie and am just about done. He was definitely my favorite character as a kid and thus I just had to make a model of him. I designed him mostly from screen captures and tried to incorporate as many details as I could.

    Here are some snapshots of the 3d views I took at one point. I'll post some build pics later as well.

    Update: model files uploaded (now with instructions too)
    Hot Rod G1 (Rapidshare)
    Hot Rod G1 (Megaupload)
    Hot Rod G1 (MediaFire)

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  2. voltron5

    voltron5 Member

    Ooh cool, looks good so far. Can't wait to see more!:thumb:
  3. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member

    Oh wow! It looks great :D Nice to see more Transformers hitting the scene.

  4. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    V5 and G1, thanks for your comments :mrgreen:.

    As promised, here are some more pics. It is actually the completed test build of the model just posing for the camera. I did a lot of post texturing and touchup after exporting from meta. I admit its not the cleanest build in the world, but hopefully I'll get better as I make more.

    I tried to give Hot Rod a kind of relaxed yet dynamic standing position. I really wanted him to closely resemble how he looked in the cartoon. His arms/legs don't move but his head does. I just had a little fun making him pose for the camera with a few head tilts.:mrgreen:

    I'll make him available for download once I finish some last minute tweaks and come up with some instructions.

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  5. voltron5

    voltron5 Member

    You did a very good job on this model. Makes my transformer models i'm workin on look horrible compared to yours. :thumb: Also makes me wanna go back and redo mine.:cry:

  6. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member


    Outstanding :D Lookin very nice in paper :D Do you plan on anymore after this one? say Cyclonis?


    Don't dog your own work, I think it's great :D

  7. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    Again thanks for your gracious comments.

    V5, I really like your voltron work (it was one of my inspirations) :thumb:. Lovely detail work on that one. Nothing wrong with going back and redoing some work but I like your progress so far on Optimus and Megatron.

    G1, yeah, I liked the way Hot Rod turned out that I will definitely try some other ones. The problem is there was so many darned transformers in the movie I almost don't know where to start. I want to make them all!! hamr

    Since the more popular ones like Optimus, Megatron, Soundwave, Rachet are done (or in progress), I think I'd like to do some that haven't been done before (or at least I haven't seen em) :mrgreen:.

    Honestly, I was thinking of Springer as my next one. He was probably my second favorite in the movie.

    Here's a list of ones I'd like to do (might take me a while though, Hot rod took me a few months off and on):

    1) Springer
    2) UltraMagnus
    3) Arcee
    4) Cyclonus
    5) Star Scream
    6) Jazz
    7) Kup

    I could go on. . .:mrgreen:
  8. Vortex_4200

    Vortex_4200 Member

    Very very nice! :thumb:

    Keep it up!!
  9. Getter1

    Getter1 Active Member


    Well well that's a great list that's hard to choose from :p

    My vote is Cyclonis but Springer is cool to :D

    Of course Starscream is the coolest IMO ;)

    I agree there are so many great Transformers it's hard to choose.

    Oh let's not forget Wreckgar :p

  10. ohgodwhy

    ohgodwhy Member

    Can Arcee make it to the head of the list ? Transformers card models need a little diversity, if you know what I mean.
  11. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

    Very nice looking model indeed. Big T-former fan here as well. I only wish i knew how to create them rather than just build them. Oh well. Keep up the great work. I look forward to downloading these as they become available!!!
  12. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Super! nice way to get into the forums :)
  13. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    That's an interesting point. I'll consider it. Arcee will be one of the tougher ones since she's very curvy :mrgreen:. She'd be a great companion to Hot Rod though. What did she say to Hot Rod in the movie, something about needing to stay close to her. . . They definitely have some chemistry.

  14. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    Thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated. :mrgreen:
  15. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Awesome! Nice work there buddy, I like the pose you chose too. ;)

    Welcome aboard!
  16. rlc321

    rlc321 Gundam designer wannabe

    wow i love transformers ans this is a great model to add to the collection of ever growing transformers family keep it up its looks great.
  17. MOS95B

    MOS95B Member

    Holy WOW!!!! I would definitely like to know when you're releasing this! Hot Rod looks AWESOME!!!

    I used to watch Transformers with my son when he was little. I would love to build this and send it to him!! The Transformers movie used to be his babysitter, sort of. It'd be cool for him to keep my son company again now that he's away in the Air Force....
  18. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    Skip, thanks for the welcome. Your work is a great inspiration to me :mrgreen:
  19. loudog49

    loudog49 Member

    Thanks, Rob, for the comments :mrgreen: I have a dream...and that dream is to one day see all our beloved transformers available in paper form. With all of us papercrafters working on it, it seems like we'll see this become a reality one day.
  20. nevets

    nevets New Member

    yes i also was wonderig when hot rod would be relased? as wellas a sugestion how about a matrix of leadership for him. and it looks exelant as well

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