A transformable Starscream model that me and
made for our "Transformers Messup" parody concept series. I made most of the body. Logan made the legs.
Behind the Scenes: This version of Starscream takes heavy influence from the Aligned/Prime (Clawed hands and high heels), G1 (color scheme) and Animated (Physique) incarnations, along with some movie traits (the yellow mouthpiece). He also has a certain "jumpsuit" aesthetic to his lower body. His vehicle mode is based on the vertical takeoff model of the F-35 Lightning, and possesses moblie flaps on the top and bottom that can lift up to reveal the vertical takeoff engines. The model itself took 4 days to make, with the creation being somewhat slowed down because a scene for the first episode of Rebel Gems needed to get finished. No model switching was used; only one single model was used throughout the transfomation. To ensure that the vehicle mode doesn't look mismatched or improvised, the vehicle mode was made first, and then was taken apart and rearranged to create the kibble for the robot mode. Every single vehicle part that is seen moving in the transformation is, of course, rigged to individual bones to make the transformation from robot to vehicle possible. The entire transformation (except for the hands shrinking) is animated frame by frame without the aid of bone or Facial morphs, and each individual bone had to be moved manually. He also has a few interesting transformation gimmicks up his sleeve that make him unique. For example, his arms and back kibble fold up and latch together in vehicle mode, forming the wings of the jet. Also, in order for the legs to be capable of properly folding up into the vehicle mode, a TDA skeleton was used with the addition of a joint in the calves that allows the legs to fold up even more.