Minor/Repaint: An idea for FoC Shockwave's Legs

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by soymonk, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    Just a simple leg swap with Classics Cyclonus' legs. I'm surprised that they look so nice with the figure. The only downside is that the alt mode looks... awful...

    Notes:
    - Replaces his wimpy, scrawny legs without having to use any effort
    - Makes him a tad bit taller, which makes him look a lot better next to other CHUG figures
    - Gives him more posability options since Cyclonus' feet give him more balance
    - Added photos of what Classics Cyclonus looks like with Shockwave's legs since someone was curious.
    - One photo show Shockwave without his wings to give him a more G1-esque appearance

    Other alt configurations that look tons better than mine...
    - Alirius Prime's: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/644941-idea-foc-shockwaves-legs-2.html#post8180347
    - I AM MEGATRON's: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/644941-idea-foc-shockwaves-legs-2.html#post8180448
     

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  2. SG hailstorm

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    Dude..now he TOTALLY looks like one of the decepticon gunship from DOTM!! this is genius!!
     
  3. WheelWave140

    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    Now you just need to paint that awful grey upper leg to something more
    *Sunglasses*
    Shocking.
    YYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
     
  4. T4mercustomz

    T4mercustomz Genus time! TFW2005 Supporter

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    This!
     
  5. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    I like it, The alt mode is lost but bot mode is so much better :) 
     
  6. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Interesting experiment but to me it looks better simply taking a second leg panel and attaching it to the inside of his leg.

    But this was clever and doesn't look bad.
     
  7. truesoundwave

    truesoundwave the true word.....

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    try expirimenting with the legs in a diffrent position
     
  8. friendship pony

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    who cares about alt mode really? does it make him taller?
     
  9. soymonk

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    Huh. Never even thought about that before. I just thought that the alt mode with Cyclonus' legs looked like a crappy turret or something haha

    I'm tempted to, but I kind of want to keep my Cyclonus figure in relatively good condition.

    My thoughts exactly :D 

    It just something I tried out since the idea randomly popped into my head.

    I'm aware of Yaujta's leg mod with the extra panels, but although it adds bulk to the legs, it doesn't make them any more proportionate, since they're still short and stubby, and it doesn't add any sort of improvement to his posability.

    Yup, one of the reasons why I tried out the leg swap.

    He's slightly taller than WfC Soundwave now. It add about half an inch to his height and the longer legs makes him look more proportionate.
     
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    MCutter Ugly bag of mostly water

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    I say keep the thighs grey, but then I'm a Gee-Wunner at heart.
     
  11. mirageandjazz11

    mirageandjazz11 Banned

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    the last shot of shocks alt mode in the right gives me some pretty questionable thoughts.
     
  12. mirageandjazz11

    mirageandjazz11 Banned

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    did you make it like that on purpose?
     
  13. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I used those legs for a Shockwave custom not long ago, and it didn't even dawn on me to try this.
    Brilliant!
    Maybe upen the legs up and collapse them like you do to transform Cyclonus. That may help the alt mode out. Then again, he could be a turret/gun rather than a flier since the wings pretty much just pop out.
     
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    Ha, I got beaten to it! I did this a couple of weeks ago and have been tinkering with him ever since then. I'm pretty much done but a part of me isn't quite satisfied enough to post it yet. And yes, I did go with a gun turret as the alt mode.
     
  15. soymonk

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    I remember seeing a custom Shockwave that used Cyclonus' legs. I think that was what gave me the idea to try the leg swap.

    Funny thing is that the legs have been fully slpit open and collapsed in the photos.

    Oh sweet. Let me know when it's completed. It might give me the push I need to sacrifice one of my Cyclonus'. I have the Battle in Space one on display, but I'm not really into the idea of using the original Classics Cyclonus as fodder
     
  16. general saberwi

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    I think the new alt mode looks very much like a Cybertronian kill sat, or maybe some kind of gunship. It's honestly not that bad.
     
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    Saw your mod.. LOVED it. Started to experiment with alt modes.. found this one interesting....
     

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    He almost looks like Megatron's 1st alt mode in the 2007 Movie!

    All he needs now is longer forward-swept wings.
     
  19. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    THAT is awesome.
     
  20. I AM MEGATRON

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    That is brilliant, decided to try it too, to get as close to the FOC alt as possible
     

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