Transformer Tardis

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Transformer Tardis by nonnef Jun 29, 2013


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Made this Soundwave Tardis Transformer for an Instuctable contest, and thought I'd post it up here as well.
I originally only had Soundwave in mind when I was designing this. So all the small details are based around his robot design. But I was catching heck for making the Tardis into a Decepticon so I repainted him and added a second head option to make him Vector Prime. I still think Soundwave would make an awesome Tardis, but anyone making this has their option of which to build.
The files are for the Mark3 version, so the pictures and renders may look different than what you print.


Detailed build instructions and transforming process can be found on the Instructables page: http://www.instructables.com/id/Tardis-Transformer-Pick-your-flavor/
7/10/13 update:
All files synced with my own. So this is the current version posted here as of the 10th.
Added door details, changed the neck transformation back to the Mark1, completly redid the ankles and feet, and tweaked a few dimentions of the joints.
Printed this with a .35mm nozzle at .25mm hieght. Keep support on and I used a 6mm raft.
You'll need one of everything with two exceptions: 8 windows, and 2 outer back support.
Joint holes are 2.5mm. I used 1.78mm nylon filament, but you should be able to drill them out to 3mm if you need to. I'd like to switch the joint holes to 1.75mm filament but I don't have any on hand.
Everything is snap fit, but the tolerances are super tight so a bit of shaving may be required. If you take too much off, or if your joints are lose, hit it with a coat of lacquer paint until it's nice and tight.
Any problems printing, or any questions, feel free to ask!

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I like it. Although, Why is it a decepticon?

Any chance you can add the app, 3dhubs

where are the k9 files?

Jun 9, 2016 - Modified Aug 4, 2016

i like the likeness to soundwave. Do you think you could make an Xbox 360 transformer with a likeness to Optimus?

Do you have the K9 Files?

I was looking for them too

By any chance do you have the slt file for the alt head?

Afraid not. I lost all the files I had on my backup drive a few months ago. Those posted here are the only copies left.

which parts do mean in the instruction with "2 outer back support" the torso_backbrace_outer.stl?


you wrote in the instructions that there's a part that i'll have to print twice. you call it "outer back support", but there is no such STL-File ... which one do you mean?

Ah! Pretty sure it's Torso_backbrace_outer, yeah. I don't actually have these files anymore to be able to check, everything's been upgraded to Mark4, which has a different transformation.
Any other problems, let me know! =)

I must make this!

Dude- this is awesome. Just make it a Bad Wolf TARDIS and you won't have any problems.

The paint job really makes it pop. Nicely done.
Are these files updated or is the Instructable the latest files?
I'm printing this one this weekend.
Printing Transformers is the point of having a 3d printer.

Went through and made sure everything was the current version. I'll do a better job of keeping things in sync from here on out.
Look forward to seeing your print, you've done some great work! Let me know if you have any issues.

I seem to have gotten the files all mixed up between the different versions.
I'm working on sorting it out, and should have the current files uploaded on both sites this weekend. Was holding off till I finished the minion design in case I change anything else.
As it is, the Instructable files are newer simply because it's easier to upload a single zip of everything than figure out the individual files.

I wonder if I could model a David Tennant head for this one...

I'd also vote for the Tennant head on the Ellindsey one. Optimally one that fit under a removable Prime helmet.

Honestly? I think a Tennant head might look better on the more generic one Ellindsey posted.
With all of Soundwaves details on mine, it might look a bit off. =)

Now we just need a K9 cassette tape, or something.

How about a K9 Ravage? Cause that's already in the Mark2 design. ;)
Expect it in a few more days!

That would be awesome.

The Master's Tardis was a police box one time.

Yeah? Remember which Episode? I'd love to go back and watch it. Thanks. =)

Thanks! Just watched those episodes after you pointed me to them. Didn't realize it was when we lost Baker. =(