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Ironhide and Ratchet
Two of the most iconic Autobots from Transformers G1 cartoon series. Both transform into vans and served as Optimus Prime's bodyguard and Autobot medic
About this creation






















































How It All Started
Nearly two months ago, I took some time off to organise my blog.
Going through my old mocpages entry of my past LEGO creations, I bumped
across Ironhide prototype in yellow. I kept wondering why I put this
prototype in limbo. Suddenly I felt an urge to put this to a closure. So
project Ironhide was initiated.

Actually 80% of Ironhide was
completed in about than 2 weeks, however I was missing important
transparent parts for the windows. So I hit bricklink.com to get them.
Then I found out no such parts exists in 2x2 tiles. I guess I have to
make do with 2x1 sized tiles. Then the inspiration to build ratchet came
and I ordered more transparent tiles of another color for this purpose.


About Ironhide

Actually I'm not too keen on
the vehicle mode (plain old boxy van) at first , but since G1 Ironhide
doesn't have a "proper"  toy reference , this somewhat spurred me
to take on this challenge. As you can see, the original Ironhide toy is
different from his cartoon counterpart. The toy van transform into a
freakin mobile command/attack center with a seat for human pilot (below). Same
goes for Ratchet. After browsing through numerous Ironhide illustrations
drawn all these years... I settled down with with  grey shoulders ,
white torso and white thigh. 








About Ratchet


As for Ratchet, even the toy incarnation have the same window tint 
as Ironhide, I found this to be dull  for a white vehicle . So I
opted for light blue tint instead. Ratchet's head was colored
differently by different comics/cartoon adaptation. Since Ironhide
already is having a red head, I'm applying white on Ratchet.

Since Ratchet is a Medic /Autobot surgeon, he's equipped with diagnostic
tools and "feared by all" surgical drill that pops out from his arms.



In the official bio, ironhide can fire chemical
off his hands via hoses . This MOC go further and allow the hoses to pop
out from the van roof

The pegged on rifle helps to further secure the
vehicle mode.

"Trying hard to emulate his G1 toy" mode
  


























"Hey you're not cleared for active duty yet" pose





Due to the sheer amount of
photos, I have splitted them into two blog entries:

For vehicle
modes...



http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2013/07/lego-ironhide-and-ratchet-part-1.html



And for robot modes,transformation sequence and a few bonus photos...




http://alanyuppie.blogspot.com/2013/07/lego-ironhide-and-ratchet-part-2-bot.html









Comments

 I made it 
  February 22, 2014
Quoting Pilot Master70 This is awesome! Just wondering (since you seem like you would know) if a LEGO upgrade to a Transformer would count as a MOC?
for me, nope. The original TF toy is already there (created by Hasbro/Taktom's team). Enhancing it with LEGO parts/component doesn't really count as MOC. MOU perhaps (U being upgrade). Unless the upgrade is introduced literally as one, for eg. "Supersized cannon for G1 Megatron" would qualify as an MOC, but "G1 Megatron upgrades: Supersized Cannon" wouldn't.
 I like it 
  February 8, 2014
This is awesome! Just wondering (since you seem like you would know) if a LEGO upgrade to a Transformer would count as a MOC?
Yap Alan
 I like it 
Roewyn Umayam
  July 28, 2013
Amazing
Yap Alan
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Dr. Monster
  July 28, 2013
These guys are killer! Very well designed, and the robots look incredible.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Brilliant, probably my favourite creation from you!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
good job...
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Both are brilliantly made and fantastically accurate. Great work!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Spectacular builds Alan
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Love the work my friend! Excellent job! 5/5
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
These really turned out great, Dude! I never understood why the toy was so different from the cartoon, thus I never purchased them. Awesome work!
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
fantastic builds, they look great in both modes! ..plus reminds me I need to upgrade my iron hide and ratchet soon.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Awesome combo! The van forms are very convincing.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2013
Alan these designs are so righteous! The van modes are great, and those robot modes are fantastic. Couldn't have done a better job.
 
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