This MOC really took a long time to complete, but it worth it. I struggled to find a good design for the head, and was almost going to not make one. The CCBS parts on the shoulders were a late addition, and they really made a difference in the appearance of the model. I took a lot of inspiration from Transformers: Prime, and the Michael Bay Transformers movies. (all photographs thanks to my sister)
I tried really hard to make sure that there were bits of him that were recognizable as being parts of a car, such as the headlights of the torso
Here you can see the back of the MOC, I tried to find tires that would be in scale to him if he turned into a car.
That face can really express a lot, despite being very simple.
Speaking of that face, here you can see(mostly) how it is built.
Next up are the legs. Those feet were the first part of the MOC to be built.
Here you have a side view, I managed to limit flexibility in the ankles (in order to make the MOC more stable) while still making it very poseable.
The rubber band feature in the feet was an adaptation of a similar feature I used in a Toa MOC that allowed the lower leg armor to shift up and down to allow more poseability.
The arms are fairly basic.
And now my favorite part of the MOC, the torso.
I’m glad I found a use for these old gears.
Another late addition, those antena/lever pieces add a lot of detail to the torso.
Here is the torso all opened up.
(credit for this photoshoped image goes to Piruk
I hope everyone enjoys this MOC, and if you have any questions, suggestions, or comments I would love to hear them.
EDIT: Here is a photo of the unfinished MOC next to Tahu. To provide a better sense of scale.