Heavy/Scratch: Alternators Hoist Custom (Lots of pictures)!

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  1. Soundwave3k

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    *Updated*

    I've mentioned my WIP on this custom a couple of times before and now it's time for the unveiling! I got inspired by sodawilly's fantastic custom (http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=122575&highlight=alternators+hoist)
    so I decided to follow suit and make my own, but with a few changes. I may do a few more minor touch-ups and add a custom plate, but for now it's pretty much done.

    So a G1 Hoist head, an Alt Prime, a monster tow truck from Big Lots, a bunch of Krylon paint and dremelling later, we have my first real custom:

    Tada - now he really looks like Hoist!
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    Those wings look familiar...
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    New optional gun arm:
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    Feeling lucky, Deceptipunk?
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    Man my gun is big.
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    From the back
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    My gun is bigger than yours, Prime
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    I used to be so small!
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    Tow-Truckin' along
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    Zoom-Zoom ain't gonna zoom for a while :( 
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    Done towin' for the night
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    I've been turtled!
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  2. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    This is your FIRST custom!?

    Holy crap, it's beautiful! A real work of art!

    This is so unfair... all these people with this incredible talent, and I can barely write legibly, much less paint within the lines :p 
     
  3. Polenicus

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    This is your FIRST custom!?

    Holy crap, it's beautiful! A real work of art!

    This is so unfair... all these people with this incredible talent, and I can barely write legibly, much less paint within the lines :p 
     
  4. wheeljaxx

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    SWEET MOTHER PUSSBUCKET!!!!
     
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    SWEET MOTHER PUSSBUCKET!!!!
     
  6. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    Very very commendable. That is a great looking figure. I am just blown away by the images. Thank you for posting.

    Spencer.
     
  7. agesthreeandup

    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    Very very commendable. That is a great looking figure. I am just blown away by the images. Thank you for posting.

    Spencer.
     
  8. plowking

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    That is really cool looking....love how you made the boom double as the gun.

    Very nice!
     
  9. plowking

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    That is really cool looking....love how you made the boom double as the gun.

    Very nice!
     
  10. Soundwave3k

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    Thanks for all your comments! Yeah, I'd say it's my first real custom even though I've done a couple of repaints (that didn't come out nearly as well), but this is the first time I cut something to pieces and put it together like this.

    One thing you also can't tell from these pictures is that the wheel you see on side of the truck actually does retract the string and hook - that took a bit of work to pull off since the whole back of the tow truck used to be one solid piece before. Basically I took the pin that originally went from the wheel and all the way to the boom and cut it off at the point where it first reached the boom. I then flattened out the end so it looks like a flathead screwdriver. I then put the winch on a nail that holds it together and dremelled a slot into it's head, basically making it a screw. When it all fits together it's like a screwdriver turning a screw (I can post pics of that if y'all want).
     
  11. Soundwave3k

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    Thanks for all your comments! Yeah, I'd say it's my first real custom even though I've done a couple of repaints (that didn't come out nearly as well), but this is the first time I cut something to pieces and put it together like this.

    One thing you also can't tell from these pictures is that the wheel you see on side of the truck actually does retract the string and hook - that took a bit of work to pull off since the whole back of the tow truck used to be one solid piece before. Basically I took the pin that originally went from the wheel and all the way to the boom and cut it off at the point where it first reached the boom. I then flattened out the end so it looks like a flathead screwdriver. I then put the winch on a nail that holds it together and dremelled a slot into it's head, basically making it a screw. When it all fits together it's like a screwdriver turning a screw (I can post pics of that if y'all want).
     
  12. Superquad7

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    VERY nice work man! I can't wait to see more from you! Keep 'em comin'! :thumb 
     
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    VERY nice work man! I can't wait to see more from you! Keep 'em comin'! :thumb 
     
  14. SMOG

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    I'll second that! When I saw the first picture, I was wondering "Does that gun become the towing arm? If so, that would rule!".

    And it did. :) 

    There are a lot of really nice customs of this mold as Hoist... and yours is among them. Who knew there was so much love for Hoist? :) 

    zmog
     
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    I'll second that! When I saw the first picture, I was wondering "Does that gun become the towing arm? If so, that would rule!".

    And it did. :) 

    There are a lot of really nice customs of this mold as Hoist... and yours is among them. Who knew there was so much love for Hoist? :) 

    zmog
     
  16. DavidLoPan

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    HOLY TESTICLE TUESDAY!!

    Very clean finish.
     
  17. DavidLoPan

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    HOLY TESTICLE TUESDAY!!

    Very clean finish.
     
  18. Ktulu

    Ktulu Whoosh TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn nice, you did an excellent job
     
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    Damn nice, you did an excellent job
     
  20. Paper Mariowned

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    I love it! :D 

    Zoom-Zoom ain't gonna zoom for a while :(  made me laugh hard as hell :p 
     

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