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[MOC] Transformer Triple Changer Broadside turns into aircraft carrier and jet plane

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Broadside is one of my favorite triple changers ever since I set my eyes on his G1 toy photo decades ago. 
I had a chance to acquire Chinese KO version of him many years ago (bundled together with a few KO combiner limbs) but sadly missed out on it.   So I never owned / played with this toy to understand his notoriety as a brick-former in the TF fandom. 

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Anyway...  9 years ago I attempted LEGO Broadside version 1 (below) .

VERSION 1

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As you can see... the ship mode looks fat  and the plane mode has saggy wings. duh!

VERSION 2

Few months ago  I started  this v2 project after I saw a photo of Macross Valkyrie in my FB feed . That's an eureka moment where I kinda got the transformation to jet mode figured out.

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From there , I took a few breaks in between to retreat, rethink and redo it to get the right shaping in both his alt modes.

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Inspired by USS Nimitz, the back of the ship mode must be symmetrical to provide more mass to form robot legs, unlike an actual ship show above .

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Compared to v1,  the ship mode v2 here is missing armaments on the deck. This is a nod to G1 Broadside's bio about "his vulnerability in ship mode and the need to rely on his passengers to protect him."

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USS Titanic is a Transformer too :)

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One of the transformation step: fold the ship deck to form the jet mode's rear.

JET MODE

Jet mode was inspired by F-14 Tomcat. 

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Since the ship mode is long, this causes the halved deck to form pretty long wings for the jet.

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ROBOT MODE!


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In the actual G1 toy of Broadside, he's equipped with an Axe and also a gun. Here, I've decided to integrate them both as a single weapon (Axe turning to gun)... and it's named Hull-Raiser. :)

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When not on active duty, he tend to his farm and crops.

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With fellow triple changers that I built recently, Rodimus Prime and Snapdragon

For more photos of Broadside  v2 and clearer visuals on how he transform between modes , click on my blog link below:

https://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2019/08/lego-triple-changer-broadside-v2-part-2.html

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Broadside was my first ever Triple Changer...  he was also my only Triple Changer...

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Posted (edited)
On 8/11/2019 at 5:10 PM, Mister Phes said:

Broadside was my first ever Triple Changer...  he was also my only Triple Changer...

Wow really?     I had a g1 Sandstorm and it's not mine per se. I was already in my teens when my cousin outgrew his toys/transformers and I picked it up  alongside Snarl.  

I did a very stupid thing a decade later and sold Sandstorm off.

 

 

 

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Your build is incredible!  I am amazed at the quality of the three models. Each is great and my favorite is the... all of them!

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