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Knex Transformers

I set this forum up for people to post their own transformers pics. I am working on 2 new transformers pics and will post them here if anyone else has any there working on or finished ones that you want to post, you can put them here

knexarmy3 years ago
easy to make Transformers
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I just posted this one.
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can u pos some instructions??? i really like this modle!! its the bomb!
INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
make new instructions for it PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
i really like that.
XD Thanks so much!
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
Next step is to make another one bigger and more complicated
I only hope for two things: 1: I have enough specialized parts to create something on a larger scale. 2: My projects will be half as good as yours. The only problem is, now I don't want to take this guy apart!!!
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
cant keep it build and build more?
No, in total I have about 20 ball joints and sockets combined.
build again and post ps dont delete ibles no matter what
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
I think i have about that on my Optimus I have to go check now that I am thinking about it.
O.o
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
well i know what you mean about not wanting to take apart your transformer to build others, I don't have any more ball joints to build new ones.
LoL, but you started off with seventy joints. I started off with twenty. And more balls than sockets.
i cant find it
I'm really drooling over this one... (because of it's simplicity and ingenuity). Do you have any more pictures from different angles? Or better yet, instructions? (I know this is a bit old...)
Had them. Got rid of them. Sorry.
glitched9700 (author)  Oompa-Loompa5 years ago
Why did you remove the instructions?
I kinda regret getting rid of that ible.
glitched9700 (author) 7 years ago
First picture of concept camero bumble bee the nest 5 picture are my new version of that toy. I was finally able to finish it when the toy came out and was put up online. This is the third version of bumble bee, It takes a few tries to get any transformer the way you want it.
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are you going to post it???
Click here to see what my version of this looks like. I just made a few modifications.
glitched9700 (author)  Mepain7 years ago
impressive, but can it transform with your modifications? The picture of the modded hands aren't that clear i cant tell what you did. Also just what are the things that you modded? in case I missed them from the pictures.
you got the toy?
glitched9700 (author)  rensje5 years ago
no, the only toy I own is the optimus.
Yes it still transformes perfectly, in fact, the way the hands transform help stablize the car mode a little. I'll make a better picture of the hands if you dont understand this description: in this order from the top to the bottom of a white rod is a black ball socket, then a gray connector turned 90 degrees, then a little "Y" connector 180 degrees around. there is a white rod connected to the black socket with three ball joints for fingers. I didn't add that much to it other than the hands. I just changed the head a bit and added parts to make the chest look better. You can see the mod right under the head where all the grey connectors are. I was thinking that I could print out an autobot symbol and stick it on there. I made a gun for the back of the car mode, but its only purpose is to hold the legs together for now. Later I'll make it look good and make it fire.
glitched9700 (author)  Mepain7 years ago
id like to see a better pic of the hands and i did the same thing for legs in car mode by having his gun stabalize the legs just like the toy. Also from the peice you added in the chest is interesting because i took a look at my version and your mod to the chest doesn't fit they way it does on yours.
Check out flickr again and there are more pictures there. I don't understand that last sentence you wrote, "Also from the peice you added in the chest is interesting because i took a look at my version and your mod to the chest doesn't fit they way it does on yours."
I think he means he tried to add the mod to the chest but it didn't fit.
glitched9700 (author)  alecgates157 years ago
yes thats the translation, and interesting hands you made
glitched9700 (author)  glitched97007 years ago
well over all nice mods but they don't fit on the original version.
Why dont they fit? They fit on mine, and mine should be a close replica of the one in the video.
glitched9700 (author)  Mepain7 years ago
i don't know then it just seems that its slightly different i guess. For the hands how do they fold up to support the car mode? cause on mine they get in the way.
Here are some pictures. I hope they are clear enough. The end of the white connector that holds the fingers goes under the yellow rod on the leg.
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glitched9700 (author)  Mepain7 years ago
it helps and with that i created a hybrid hand combing both of our designs together ill get pics so you can see what i mean, but again well done on the improvements.
Ok cool.
glitched9700 (author)  Mepain7 years ago
first pic is the gun arm that holds the legs and yes all the pieces are from knex the next pics are his right hand, basically took your thumb and gave him the fingers from my hand
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Ohhhhhh ok thx.
Hiya this is my first Knex forum but ive built a few of the models and when you do sum of these gd ones post the instructions, also how do you get them to look so realistic?
glitched9700 (author)  starscreamstriker7 years ago
well its a challenge but i used the actual toys as a reference
well that just makes it easyer (i am dutch so i don't know english ferry well)
well thats also i good way to do it because that means if you copy the real thing correctly then you know it will work.
do you want to post it i just really like cooler than the other transformers you made. but optimus prime you made is olso ferry nice. why you don't post all your transformers
glitched9700 (author)  glitched97007 years ago

Could you post pictures of the new version?
This is too cool! I actually made this from the pictures and added some extra things to it. I'll eventually post pictures.
the legs dont look flimsey like on barricade
glitched9700 (author)  justavip7 years ago
barricade legs are stable i make sure the legs are
i know but they are skiny
post please
post
Dude that's awesome! Do you make the transformed first and then the vehicle or vice versa?
glitched9700 (author)  alecgates157 years ago
well what you have to do is look at the toy picture see how it works and do it in parts some are easy to work from robot form and others need to be built in vehicle mode. I think converting the moving parts in the toy to knex are very tricky but its just a matter of studying the toy, the process will vary from every transformer i build
transformers are dumb
glitched9700 (author) 7 years ago
This is a picture of a Transformer prototype I'm creating. I didn't design the vehicle but i liked the design and chose to turn it into a transformer. Of course it will be modified a bit like added weaponry and slight mods here and there but i posted this as a preview to my custom transformer.
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glitched9700 (author)  glitched97007 years ago
Building this transformer was very difficult but its finished. Here are some pics comparing it to my Optimus transformer so you can see the size difference
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can you please post the instructions not for Optimus the other one that is the best transformer i have seen that is made out of knex
glitched9700 (author)  tuffbear85 years ago
Well unfortunately that transformer was dismantled a while ago, he was fun to create but he was very difficult to transform. These pictures are the only record of him left.
could you post the instructions for all the transformers you have built right now. by the way witch ones do you have the instructions memrized beacause you battlefront1 and oompa loompa inspired me so im starting im a beginner but ive made a dune buggy that turns into a lizard type creature and a three plane space shuttle type machines that fuse to make a sword each plane is 3 feet so the sword is about 9 feet and weighs about 3 pounds but i can keep the sword stable enough to hold it with 2 hands by the handle.
glitched9700 (author)  tuffbear85 years ago
Sounds cool, I would love to see some pictures if those if you can.
i dont have the sowrd one my sister broke it and ill rebuild the dune buggy but some pecies i added so it looks diffrent
wow thats impressive!! i wouldent dream of making something that excellent! keep up the good work
Danny Danny7 years ago

XD

post them
glitched9700 (author)  glitched97007 years ago
I have this transformer partially created and just the legs and most of the torso is towering over my Optimus i created. It is a bit blocky as on now but its coming along and will be posted soon.
sorry i keep asking i just really looking forward to building it im 12 1/2 and i wanted to show my dad that i built it if u post it than thanks if not it over....
i will post megatron if u post optumus
FeverSoccer6 years ago
Post bumblebee I've been waiting since you posted barricade. Just do an instructable for bumblebee. PLEASE
Hey glitched9700, I just love these transformers made out of knex. I am so inspired by you. I wish I was as good as you, and plese post the concept camaro.
glitched9700 (author) 7 years ago
I'm almost done rebuilding my bumble bee transformer this is the third version I created. Have to finish the last part of legs and its finished and ill post some pics when its done
i have started to make a bonecrusher transformer but it does not want to stand up
How do you attach the wings to bumble bee.
billy B7 years ago
sweet jebus... if you're not an engineer than you're F'ing artistic. dude. wow
glitched9700 (author)  billy B7 years ago
interestingly enough my father is an engineer and I am artistic( i can only say this cause i went to college because of it)
well your good whatever =D
WOW!!!!
canida7 years ago
FYI, I showed a couple of your older transformer pics at the talk at Google. Everyone thought they were awesome.
glitched9700 (author)  canida7 years ago
thats cool thx
cool!!
crestind7 years ago
Working on the SMTP problem... :( Register! :D
HBF7 years ago
I made something like optimus. wth the legs coming out of the trailer thingy at the back and arms coming from the side.
justavip HBF7 years ago
post if it looks like optumus
HBF justavip7 years ago
Lol. It doesnt look a thing like Optimus
HBF7 years ago
By August 20th. I will have My shotgun, and Transformer, and my true trigger knex gun up as instructables...hopefully
glitched9700 (author) 7 years ago
I don't want to be the only one posting transformers, I want to see other people posting their own.
ryan knexer7 years ago
post more of them man they r cool
ryan knexer7 years ago
post them!!!at least one cuz they are awsome
glitched9700 (author)  ryan knexer7 years ago
justavip7 years ago
cool post im making one then i will post but i will take 3 weeks