Customs: Animated Combiners?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by UltraMagnus2008, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Posts:
    4,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    I know we are a tad limited on models at this point but half way through next year there should be enough models to honestly bash, Menasor, Superion, Bruticus, and maybe Defensor. I'm toying around with a Dinobot combiner Team but I don't like having to use the "Trike" as the basis for half my characters. Menasor could be done now with Prime, Blurr, Jazz, Lockdown, and maybe an extensively modded double of one of the above or go modern and throw in Soundwave he's a "ricer" car. What do ya'll think?
     
  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    You could also mod Animated Bumblebee.
     
  3. Viagra Prime

    Viagra Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Posts:
    725
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    I think it's a good idea and I've actually been toying with the idea of a TFA Menasor. Instead of Prime I would use Ultra Magnus for Motor Master. This may give him a disportionately larger upper chest/body but that's what I would want to go for as that's a TFA "style" (large upper body and smaller legs). This is the proportion for the brutes in TFA (Bulkhead, Lugnut) and since Menasor is a brute it'll work for him. Since Lockdown & Blurr are the longer of the cars I'd use them for the arms to give Menasor longer arms and use Jazz (maybe twice, one modded) for the legs to give shorter legs.
     
  4. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Posts:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I agree. Ani. combiners would be sweet! I do have one idea for an Ani. Devastator, but it steers away from the traditional configuration a bit. I was thinking you could mod a leader bulkhead into mixmaster since they look somewhat similar and use his as the chest-bot. Just something that popped into my head and I haven't given the idea any serious thought so I may be way off on this, but it seems like it COULD work if there were 4 other bots to use for limbs. Menasor seems like the easiest way to go, but man I'd really love to see Ani. Constructicons!
     
  5. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Posts:
    4,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Personally I was going to save UM for Bruticus since he's a mobile missle system. lol not to be argumentative but I like the idea of Blurr and Lockdown for legs. and the shorter bots for the arms.
     
  6. Viagra Prime

    Viagra Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Posts:
    725
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    While it’s true Prime is better suited vehicle type wise for Motor Master, I think he’s too small, even if you were not going to go for the TFA look. Voyager Prime is almost the size of the Deluxes. If a trailer can be made for Prime/MotorMaster and the trailer be incorporated into Menasor to give him more bulk then I can see that working.
     
  7. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Posts:
    4,008
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +10

    I agree with UM2008 on all his points. I am planning on using Wreck-Gar for MotorMaster, UltraMagnus screams Onslaught to me.:thumbs2: 
     
  8. chlokai

    chlokai Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Posts:
    608
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    there is also the huge animated prime you could use for the unicron / primus parts that are very popular on combiners at present (not to my personal taste, just throwing in idea's)

    I also thought it would be cool to see drag strip as a motorbke, oil slick or prowl.
     
  9. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    Aye, I think the prime would do a fine job and maintain the aesthetic very well.
     
  10. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Posts:
    5,158
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    I'm working on Menasor now, and until i get some physical results i'm keeping it under wraps. Trust me, i can't wait to unveil something. You're not going to believe where Motormaster will be coming from. Since the rest are no-brainers, i will show you my digibashes for those:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Didn't finish the digi-Drag Strip yet. I've found Jazz makes a SHORT leg, so i'm moving him to arm duty. Bumblebee and Lockdown make nice matching legs. Lockdown's leg is so nice i almost want to double him, but i wanna do four different limbs.
     
  11. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Posts:
    5,158
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    double post
     
  12. rebornee

    rebornee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Posts:
    72
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    was thinken of a devastator. use sentinel prime as one leg optimus prime (add a cement mixer to the back and change the front a bit). jazz as the lower chest(make him look like a dump truck) and ultra magnus as upper. but i don't see arms may be bumble bee converted to the right arm digger. then need a left arm and i'm thinken some activator as dirt boss for the head. anyone have any better thoughts as I am new. this will be my first.
    Rebornee
     
  13. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Posts:
    5,158
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    I might not use Jazz as the dump truck. Especially if you were gonna pair him with ultra Magnus. Everyone else sounds really good though, maybe another sentinel as the dump truck? I've found Animated figs are easy and fun to work with, and my first batch of customs is going to be a combiner too. I say, GO FOR IT!!!

    Rather than double post, I'll just put this here - I said i would post some stuff when i got some physical work done, so here's a quick WIP pic -
    [​IMG]

    Motormaster is part Grimlock, part Ratchet, part Leader Bulkhead, and part Activators Optimus Prime. More to come, in a new thread!
     

Share This Page