Heavy/Scratch: Aerialbots Project (WIP)

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  1. jezones

    jezones REEVERS!!!

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    update on page 5, 12-12-2010

    I've been wanting to build a Superion For years now. I don't know what has come over me but i actually have started the process of gathering all that will be needed and building him. It's probably a little early to be starting a thread, but i think I will need this. I will use this to keep myself motivated and on track. I'm going to build this from scratch useing 1/72 scale models and trying to stay in the theme of the G1 transformations. I will add things like seperate legs and bending joints. I have recieved the first two models being an Italeri F-15E Strike Eagle and a Hasegawa F-4E Phantom II. These will be used as the legs of Superion. I know that in the G1 figure the Phantom is used as one of the arms, but in scale the F-4E and F15E are the same length. Wouldn't want superion walking with a limp. I'm still waiting on the F-16C Falcon, Concorde and the Av-8B Harrier to come in the mail. I got them all on Ebay trying to save some money on the kits. I actuall got the AV-8 for one dollar plus four bucks shipping. At first I was going to just build Superion with the Aerialbots not transforming. I figure I should just go all the way with this project.

    Today i really didn't do to much but i did get Air Raid Cut into some of the basic pieces. It's still ruff around the edges but i have plenty of time to clean up the edges.

    Thanks for visiting my post and i'll keep updating progress
     

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  2. Evil Porkchop

    Evil Porkchop Pork, the evil white meat

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    Looking forward to this one. Are you planning on using the G1 schemes or will you be using military colors.
     
  3. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Good luck with this project, man! I picked up some model kits for some Aerialbots reshells about a year ago (still haven't gotten started yet though). I look forward to seeing what you do here!
     
  4. coinilius

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    This sounds like it'll be a very interesting project to watch :D  I like how you're going with a consistent scale as well.
     
  5. jezones

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    After a lot of thought, and asking friends, reading what people think of the G1 paint schemes i'm going with real world paint schemes. I think this will make for a better looking figure. I think with the detail of the models that the G1 paint schemes would look funny.
     
  6. Evil Porkchop

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    In that case I would get a model of a B-1B Lancer then. I know you said you already have the Concorde enroute, but if going with realistic military paint schemes that would be the one change I would make in alt modes.
     
  7. TronCity

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    looks good bro! I am also in the beginning stages of making my first custom transformers which will be superion.
     
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    This is a project that I also picked up five 1/72 aircraft kits for, but they have stayed in their boxes so far as its a really scary thing to start on. I will probably go with more realistic versions of the original G1 colour schemes if/when I ever get that far, though. I also changed Silverbolts alt mode.

    I came to the same conclusion as you about leg/arm length, but actually will reverse it and use the F15 and Phantom as arms.
     
  9. JL4

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    Hi

    Nice idea mate!

    How big is the kit? Im looking into scratch building a seeker, are the 1/72 kits good for a deluxe sized figure?

    Thanks
     
  10. jezones

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    I thought about using the B-1, I want to see what I can do with the Concorde first. I think with the right weathering the Concorde will fit in with the others.
     
  11. jezones

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    The 1/72 F-15E is a little over 10 inches long. Should make for a good deluxe sized seeker
     
  12. Slothboy

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    Looking forward to this. :) 
     
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    this looks awesome I love seeing scratch builds and will be following this
     
  14. cheetor71

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    Great idea. This is going to take a long time to finish if you can pull it off properly. I also think the B-1 would be a better choice if you're going for a more military look.
     
  15. jezones

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    im not really going for a military look, just real world. Havent really seen any red f-4 phantoms sitting at any airforce base. Silverbolt was a Concorde so thats what he will be.
     
  16. Alteron_Sheng

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    *laughs* Oh my goodness you have the EXACT same model aircraft as I do for the Aerialbots! Same manufacture, same box! What fun! ^^
    I wish you luck, I can't wait to see your final product
     
  17. jezones

    jezones REEVERS!!!

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    That's funny. I just went on eBay and started looking for the cheapest kits. I was lucky to be able to get some of the good name brands that I got.
     
  18. anemis

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    be careful when you buy cheap kits... i had to replace 2 of mine because the plastic juke broke off everytime i tried to cut into it !!! not a fun experience lol
     
  19. Alteron_Sheng

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    Thus far the plastic of my kits has held up very well to cutting and gentle heating and reshaping, I'm actually surprised at how well it held up! ^^ But thanks for the advice, have you run into any companies in particular in models that I should watch out for? I'd hate to find out after buying a model.
     
  20. anemis

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    well if i remember correctly i was an italian company (i dont recall the precise one because i was mad as hell and threw them in the garbage lol)

    just stick with the ones you know.... revell, tamya, ect......
     

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