Heavy/Scratch: AM Tread Partner (Now in colour!)

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  1. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    EDIT: AM Tread Partner Available here, for $9

    EDIT: Now Painted!

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    Please check the second page (post 21) for more pictures.

    So after i made my WFC Ravager Minion, some suggested that i should do Action Master accessories, or updated versions of them that fit the newer figures. So, being Treadshot A1, i came up with this:

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    ...a gun!

    AM Tread Partner goes from Cat <---> Gun forms, and runs on a hybrid 5mm-3mm connector (idea thanks to Ramrider). This means that Breacher can hold it, and so can any other figure with a 5mm hand hole or vertical 3mm clip.

    Articulation wise, his legs all swivel from the body, head can tilt down a lot and slightly upwards as well, along with a tail which swivels up and down.

    His barrel is my standard barrel, and that means a 6-3 setup. In other words, a main barrel of 6mm, and a lower barrel of 3mm. This is the same as used on my WFC CJ Upgrade and Predacannon sets, so this weapon can use the bayonets included with those sets, or any other 3mm weapons (i've designed some myself as well, hammers, swords, etc.) such as Skystalker's axes. Simply slot the 3mm clip over the lower barrel, and you're ready to roll.

    Painted pictures to come as soon as i've, well, painted the thing. :D 
     

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  2. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    interesting, i look forward to the paintjob!
     
  3. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Interesting, you should partner it up with an altered cybertron swindle for Jagura fromt he breast force.
     
  4. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Like it. :thumb 
     
  5. caretaker27

    caretaker27 Well-Known Member

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    The design looks very nice. If you added wings it could totally double as a "breastar". A question though, are you planing on adding molded details? As it stands it looks a little flat and on the simple side (surface-wise i mean not engineering related).
     
  6. 1980kid

    1980kid Well-Known Member

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    brilliant work!!
     
  7. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Agreed, whilst they're awesome little guys, they all look a bit bare. I think if you added a few bits and pieces they'd be even awesomer :thumb 
     
  8. Screamingjet

    Screamingjet Well-Known Member

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    DUDE theses things ROCK so damn HARD :D  !
     
  9. LockbotCustoms

    LockbotCustoms Autobot Security Officer

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    Now if you made a similar mold without the gun,wouldnt it fit in wfc soundwaves chest?
     
  10. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    If you read the original post, this is actually based on the WFC Ravage he designed, but it didn't quite fit in the chest.
     
  11. Roxxstar

    Roxxstar Well-Known Member

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    that turned out great! Though I must admit, if you paint it gray and give it red eyes it'll look like the Gobots command shuttle :) 
     
  12. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    NICE!
     
  13. alfred p. sloan

    alfred p. sloan Well-Known Member

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    Nice work, very professional
     
  14. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    I agree. You have some great ideas but a lot of these products look like Munnys to me. I'd love to see you add some more robot bits, like vents, panel lining, etc. You know?

    - Alty
     
  15. starshooter8

    starshooter8 AutoCon

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    Iv been trying to find stuff to make figures out of:confused: . I was wondering what you used to make this figure out of?:confused: 
    awesome work cant wait to see them colored. iv looked at all your target masters figures :cool: 
     
  16. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    They're designed in a 3D program (in Treadshot's case, he uses Google SketchUp), and printed via Shapeways, a company that can produce physical models from virtual ones. These figures are printed using their White Strong Flexible plastic.
     
  17. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Yeah, but since then, I've devised a way to fit WFC Ravager Minion in Soundwave, though you need to remove a screw. I'll post it when I get home from school.
     
  18. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome idea. Animal targetmasters = win. :thumb 
     
  19. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Love it. I agree with the general consensus that it needs a bit more detail work, but the fundamental design looks sound to me!
     
  20. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Wow, praise from Caesar... :) 

    There's a variation of this guy coming soon, wings and more detailing are being worked in.
     

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