Heavy/Scratch: 1:24 Scale TF Movie Decepticon Swindle FINISHED PICS

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  1. timshinn73

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    Here's something I've been messing around with for awhile. Similar to my Powerglide Kitbash. It's a figure based on the TF movie video game Swindle/Decepticon drone. Made from a 1:24 scale 2004 Pontiac GTO model kit and Legos. Trying to stay as close to the game and toy transformation as possible as well as the overall movie look with a little Alternators flavor thrown in for good measure.

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    It does not transform, but it is very articulated (20+ points) and poseable. Think of it as a highly detailed Action Master. Or an articulated maquette.

    Having fun with this guy. I still have a long way to go. I want to use all the car parts I can and hide most of the lego sketeton. So far I've avoided any newly fabricated parts from styrene. Just lots of planning and cutting of the existing model kit.

    I'm basically working on all the parts that are not made from the car shell first. The "chest" is not connected yet and only there to give you an idea of what the shell would look like.

    Thanks for taking a look and for any comments you might have.

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    Bump from beyond the grave! Just uploading some updated pics of the finished Swindle for the Radicons Gallery. Thanks for taking a look and for any comments you might have.
     

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    Me likey!....and who cares if it doesnt tranform?...I dont....its still a custom that you made, and in my book, thats what counts.

    Looking forward to the final pics :thumb 
     
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    Me likey!....and who cares if it doesnt tranform?...I dont....its still a custom that you made, and in my book, thats what counts.

    Looking forward to the final pics :thumb 
     
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    Cool, I gotta try doing the Lego "skeleton" sometime
     
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    Cool, I gotta try doing the Lego "skeleton" sometime
     
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    Works pretty good, so far.
     
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    Works pretty good, so far.
     
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    Thats not a half bad idea...time to dig up some old models from the shed!
     
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    Thats not a half bad idea...time to dig up some old models from the shed!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for your kind words.
     
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    Thanks for your kind words.
     
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    that rocks, I love it
     
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    that rocks, I love it
     
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    UPDATE:

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    I'm almost finished with the interior covering of the skeleton. Just a few more things and this part can be painted and detailed. Most of this part of the bot (minus the chest) will be metals and grays. Then it's onto painting and placement of the red "shell".
     
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    UPDATE:

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    I'm almost finished with the interior covering of the skeleton. Just a few more things and this part can be painted and detailed. Most of this part of the bot (minus the chest) will be metals and grays. Then it's onto painting and placement of the red "shell".
     
  18. Reeds

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    any particular lego sets you used or just a collection of parts?

    looks real good. very creative stuff. nice work.
     
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    any particular lego sets you used or just a collection of parts?

    looks real good. very creative stuff. nice work.
     
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    The arms are from an Exo-Force figure and the rest are Bionicle pieces from multiple sets. Since they're both made by Lego, they fit together with no problems. I usually just look for clearance sets that meet my needs. Some cutting and modifying was needed on some of the lego parts to get the best range of movement and symmetry.

    Although this figure doesn't transform, one of the neat things about it is I can take it apart with all the new car parts still connected. Makes for easier painting.
     

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