Heavy/Scratch: Alt Grapple

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  1. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    Alternators Grapple kitbashed from and F-150 model kit and an Alt Swindle. Alt mode is construction pickup for Iacon Construction Company.

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    With Inferno and G1

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  2. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    And some Alt mode:

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    With Inferno and G1

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  3. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    And a couple extras: Toolbox works as weapons storage.

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    All done. Hope you all Enjoy!
     
  4. CrackerBoy

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    Looks awsome. I like the tool box as a weapon storage place. Alt mode looks really good too.
     
  5. TFmaster

    TFmaster Lord of the Scalple

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    Awesome work Lobo my only question is why didn't you use the same kind of head on him as you did Inferno? Just figured, same mold same head...

    Anyhoo, keep up the kick ass work man!!!

    You are Def. one of the best Alt Bashers out there. Cudo's...

    TFM
     
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    You magnificant bastard!! That is awesome, I need n F-150 Alt. I work at the factory and I own one. Great work!
     
  7. Razerwire

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    HOLY CRAP!!! That's AWESOME!!!
     
  8. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    Damn man, that is slick! Love it. Awesome work.
     
  9. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    :eek:  Wow that really is amazing!
     
  10. Wreckgar

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    Very nice work man. Question, what do you use to cut the model apart? I use a dremmel but the cuts always seem to wide.
     
  11. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    That is amazing!:rock 
     
  12. Lobo

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    Thanks for the compliments everyone.

    For the head, I wanted it to be similar to Inferno's but not an exact copy. I wanted to go for more of the cartoon look. I used Swindles, added eyes, rounded off the forhead, and added ears.

    To cut the model, I just used an Exacto knife to score along the panel lines or use a razor saw to make straight cuts.

    Thanks again for the compliments everyone!
     
  13. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    like everyone else said...wow! good work, and I've seen your stuff on transtopia, and as also been said, you are one of the top kitbashers out there. a quick question, as far as turning alt skeletons into new vehicles--how do you determine if the model kit will fit? it also appears that the pickup's wheelbase is longer than the inferno jeep. if you used a jeep for the base, how'd you lengthen the wheelbase?
     
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    Holy. Cow. That rocks!
     
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    Lobo, Grapple is just amazing! Awesome job!

    I think I told you that I have a 2004 navy F-150 extended cab (which has two small Decepticon stickers on each extended cab glass). The moment the car dealer wheeled the truck up to me for pick up, I just thought it looked like Soundwave to me. Your custom just makes me want to make a custom of my truck so much more! Good work again!
     
  16. Defectobot

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    Very nice indeed. I love everything about it. It's origonal and very detailed. Have you ever thought of using a Tank model to make a Megatron? I feel you could pull it off well.
     
  17. Lobo

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    Yeah the wheel base was quite a bit longer than Swindles. I have a WIP thread
    here at Transtopia that shows the connector piece I made as well as everything else.

    Well, I already did the kitbash of a Hummer as Alt Megatron. A tank would be good for a Masterpiece version. But for my next project I'm going to try and make Masterpiece scale seekers.

    Thanks again for the compliments everyone!
     
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    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dear Hasbro,

    Please review the attached photos. This is what we need in the next wave of Alternators.

    Excellent work Lobo
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Lobo, you rock so freakin' hard. That is ALL SORTS OF IMPRESSIVE! OMFG! I am very, very impressed.

    I remember riding around in F150s with nearly the same color scheme while I worked at the airport - I ALWAYS wanted to do an Alternator like that.

    Absolutely amazing work, dude. I envy your talent. :D 
     
  20. Wreckgar

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    I just read the entire WIP thread. Completely awesome man. You not only gave me tons if help in areas I didn't know but also made me feel good about problems I encounter because you so as well.
     

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