Heavy/Scratch: Animated Wreckers - Early ideas

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  1. Bogatan

    Bogatan Well-Known Member

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    I want Wreckers. Hasbro doesn't give me wreckers, so I keep planning to make my own. Maybe it was the Elite Guard concept, maybe it was Roadbuster Magnus but at some point I started planning an Animated Wreckers set.

    Eventually I plan on making these or something similar. So far just the digibash. The bash is bad I know, but it's my very first attempt at all, ever. Specifically Impactor whom I did first is very very bad.


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    Impactor - Leader Bulkhead with Arnie Blitzwings face and Ultra magnus' head. The figure still looks ever so slightly short, it actually isn't the proportions are very good but BH's upper body is sust so bulky it still looks short like the voyager. But I looked and there is room in the alt mode to add a centimeter or so to the uppe legs which should improve the overall apearance

    Roadbuster - Leader Roadbuster Ultra Magnus with Leader Bulkhead head. Added some browns for a more G1 colour scheme.

    Whirl - Leader Megatron with a modded Shockwave head. I'm not totally sure of this one. At the time I'd forgotten we should be getting Blackout so I'll have to see if this is a better fit.

    Topspin and Twin Twist - Jetfire and Jetstrom. Just swapped the chest and Top Spin was done. twin Twist just needed some light blue. Even the head match the originals. Topspin alt mode works quite well. I came up with a few variations. Twintwist needs some more thought.
    My alternate idea was to use 2 Blitwing and each use a different alt mode. I didn't have BW on hand at the time so don't know if that would work.

    Rack n Ruin - The twins again, this time in green with linked via an arm each. I'd obviously give them a big hammer.

    I'm not sure all the head swaps will work, they might look too small or big or not fi the transformation. Impactors little turret thin would need enlarginf to fit Magnus's head for sure.

    Since coming up with this I've read LSOTW and suddnly want to add some of them to the mix. Whirl probably would make a better Rotorstorm anyway. Ironfist from Swindle. Kup from the Prime with Ratchet head. Pyro Cybertron mode Prime maybe and Guzzle from something else.

    Also since doing this I've gotten Universe Hardhead (via seeing it as Universe Bulkhead) which I now want to use for a Universe Impactor so that might come first.

    Like I said this is early ideas stage so if anyone has suggestions I'd love to hear them.
     

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  2. prowl26

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    looks like a good idea, good luck
     
  3. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    nice ideas and for your first digibashes not too bad.
     
  4. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    would use 2 activators BB for rack n ruin,
     
  5. Bogatan

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    Can't say I've thought of Bumblebee, mostly because RnR are meant to have transformed in to jets of some kind. Not that you would ever guess from their comic appearances. I did consider Activator Starscream, but liked that the twins didn't have any kind of wings in robot mode.
     
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    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    Twin Twist could use Activator Bumblebee with some drills added to the front...

    Whirl looks like he could be pretty cool
     
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    Any plans for the Triple Changers? (Springer/Broadside/Sandstorm)
     
  8. Cast

    Cast Roll the dice

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    I know its a lot more work but I think Magnus makes a better Impactor and Bulkhead a better Roadbuster to my eyes at least, Jetstorm and Jetfire would be fantastic for RnR, Whirl is again works perfectly. For twinTwist and TopSpin how about Blitzwing with what ever jet parts you can removed and the cannons switched to drills for Twintwist and for topspin any tank parts you can get rid of.
     
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    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    Interesting ideas. Changing the head on Roadbuster Ultra Magnus goes a long way.
     
  10. videriant

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    Searching the threads and I found this. Wonder how your progress is. I don't have a hand a kitbashing but this is my ideas for Animated Wreckers.

    Impactor (Leader Ultra Magnus) - He big, he's got the shoulder guns, and the hammer plays well into the "Impactor" name. Plus, I'd like to see that mold in Impact colors.

    Whirl (Voyager Blackout) - I think this is the only good option. Leader Megs is too big a mold and I'm already using the alt for topspin.

    Roadbuster (Deluxe Swindle) - He's got a lot of hidden guns and he's got the right alt mode

    Rack & Ruin (Deluxe Jetfire/Jetstorm) - I have the same idea as you since they can combine and their original forms were supposed to be jets. They can borrow Impactor Magnus' hammer which would explain why he doesn't have one.

    Topspin (Activators Megatron) - I love this idea as the activator idea plays perfectly off of the jumpstarters.

    Twintwist (Activators Lockdown) - Another jumpstarter/activator tie in. You can paint enhance the front of his bumpers to look like drills.

    Of course heroes need foes and this is the best I could come up with.
    Carnivac (Voyager Grimlock) - the name goes well with alt mode. If Rack n Ruin can still turn into jets then Carnivac can be a T-Rex
    Catilla (Deluxe Snarl) - best choice out there. He can be a brown triceratops. No fangs, but he's got horns.
    Venom (Deluxe Waspinator) - Cicada -> Wasp, flying insects.
    Chopshop (Deluxe Blacharachnia) - Stag Beetle -> Spider
    Flywheels (Voyager Blitzwing) - no duacons in Animated but we can apply the triplechanger theme to them. A jet and a tank is perfect and the crazy personality faces works wheel into the theme of his personality loathing each other.
    Battletrap (Voyager Shockwave) - not many choices left so I went with this one. He's a triple changer like Flywheels so they stay in the same category. The shockwave lends itself well to the battletrap name as one minute he's a crane, the next he's a tank!!!

    It might be years before I get around to doing this myself so I thought I'd throw out my ideas. The teams seem pretty even too.
    Wreckers - 1 Leader, 1 Voyager, 3 Deluxes, 2 Activators
    Mayhem - 3 Voyagers, 3 Deluxes
     
  11. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I say go for it bro!
     

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