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Old 05-21-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
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Horsepower and Playback

This unit started as a joke that rather got out of hand as I went.
Nightbeat is one of my favorite marvel comic charaters, and when I found out that he had a 'universe' toy I was delighted and planned to get him once I had a chance. Looking up some new information about him, I found out that another repainted Hot Shot toy that I had (Getaway) had been a team-mate of his in DW comics. That lead to me taking a headless Armada Hot Shot and giving him a TFA Blurr head and new paint job to make him into Siren. Then I decided well, why not take another damaged Hot shot toy (Blue Cybertron mold with a broken waist and hips) and turn him into Joyride with a swivel waist? Then I looked up which characters had worked with Nightbeat from marvel and DW and on a whim looked up the number of differant Hot Shot molds and found out that I had enough variations to make the WHOLE team out of Hot Shot molds... Well, I owned all of them except a second red legends Hot Shot and Nightbeat!
So with everyone except Playback, Lug and Nightbeat finished, I figured I might as well show my insanity.
I'll be showing off the team in groups of two, for the most part the 'master pairs.
Playback is still a WIP, as I'm debating his paint-scheme (I'll probably dye him blue due to how Marvel comics tended to use shades of blue as their background character color-schemes). He's a McDonalds Hot Shot that I had laying around and decided would work for the 'dead on arrival' Playback

Horsepower is the one who ranks this as a heavy build.
I modified a gray superlink Hot Shot so that his head was attached between his shoulders instead of to his backpack/hood. To make Hot Shot's large optics and helm-prongs look more like Horsepower's, I removed much of the helm that went along the bottom of his head. I carved a segment of the blue 'engine block' to give his head clearance for transforming. The new chestplate comes from a blue Cybertron Hot Shot who was modified into Joyride with a swivel waist and thus didn't need is very lovely chestplate. That the chest also works almost perfectly for Horsepower's one cameo
Hot shot was disassembled and the segment between the chest and backplate was removed, and the upward facing prongs for the combining tech were cut off with a dremel, then was smoothed over with sculpy. His hips were also modified so that they stopped splitting apart. After that it was down to panel-lining and some silver paint.
I used a Superlink Hot Shot for Horsepower because the alt-mode is just about spot-on, but most importantly the head had the helm-prongs and the big optics that were so unique to Horsepower, that combined with the new chest and paint job would mean that he'll look different enough from Nightbeat once I get NB.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Awesome idea! The use of McDonalds Hotshot is daring...and in a way...quite genius!

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Old 05-21-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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THis is a sweet bash.
Very creative!

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