Heavy/Scratch: Articulated G1 insecticons

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by turboedguy, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. turboedguy

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    Hi everybody,

    I know these guys have been done to death, but here we go again...

    These all started with the TRU reissues, on Kickback I used the arms from Classics Hound, and the thighs from the crappy spinny-waist Optimus Prime. I also added waist rotation, and put balljoints on his grasshopper legs so he can bend his knees in robot mode.

    On Shrapnel, I used classics seeker legs and arms to give him articulation, and made his head pivot.

    And on Bombshell I added balljoints to his original shoulders and elbows, and built up his arms for a thicker look. His thighs came from the Classics Megatron that came in the two-pack with spinny-waist Prime. I also made his head and waist pivot.

    You also may have noticed I left all the original wheels on these guys, because thats how I roll.:rolleyes: 
     

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  2. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    well painted! just not sure how i feel about the white on there instead of chrome/silver. but to each his own and congrats on a steller articulation! id love to own a set of these.
     
  3. Menasor81

    Menasor81 Well-Known Member

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    now thats what im talking about wish i had talent to kitbash thanks for sharing
     
  4. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Great work there man. Love the use of the parts from the other figures.
     
  5. IceWilly

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    Great job, this is on my list to do someday as well. I appreciate your details about the parts you used. Some day I may start pm'ing you about it!
     
  6. turboedguy

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    I like chrome too, but I wanted them to look toonish, and since I replaced the thighs on Bombshell and Shrapnel, there was no turning back, the chrome was gone.

    Thanks man!

    Thanks, I had to find some use for the crappy Prime/Megatron, for a while I felt that I waisted $20. At least their parts went to a good cause.

    No problem, and thanks!
     
  7. The_Black_Sheep

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    I never get tired of articulated Insecticons - especially when they're done as nicely as these guys. Sweet-ass job Mate! :thumb 
     
  8. 1980kid

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    i really like these, i also like the white, much more cartoonish, and kudo for the different approach!! welldone and great work
     
  9. Superquad7

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    I NEVER tire of your work. It's great to see something from you again; it's been too long :thumb 
     
  10. SMOG

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    Excellent work, as always... these guys look fantastic. Oddly surprising to see you do a G1 articulation project like this utilizing wholesale parts from other TFs. Your G1 Autobots tend to have a sort of "invisible" approach to adding joints, leaving them 1980's toy-accurate.

    Not a critique at all (these are great), but I'm just curious why you made the shift between styles.

    zmog
     
  11. turboedguy

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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks Allen, and I will be around more often!
    Well I actually started doing these with just the original parts, but they looked odd to me. The proportions were off, and since I planned on painting these anyways, I took the easy way out.

    Of course the originality was sacrificed, but I don't take that approach on any of the cars, and you'll be seeing the last three 84'-85' cars (Inferno, Sideswipe, and Trailbreaker) posted soon with my old style. :thumbs2: 
     
  12. AMG

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    Awesome work. :thumb 
     
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    Awesome! Can't wait to see 'em! :D 

    And yeah, I agree that using the "invisible" approach to the Insecticons might not have been as attractive anyway. These look great.

    zmog
     
  14. jcartwork

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    nice little bug I wish I have time to work on this figures .Cool ;) 
     
  15. KINGBOTZ

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    Beautiful work! What spinny-Prime was that you used?
     
  16. cheetor71

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    Great use of parts. I like the wite. Looks very clean. Excellent job.
     
  17. Maximo Prime

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    excellent, most excellent. don't be afraid to take chances. well what am i saying, of course you're not!! great job!
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

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    Very nice man, love the toon style paint!
     
  19. turboedguy

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    Thanks man!

    Thanks Smog!
    Ill be posting Inferno(which has been finished for months) this weekend.:) 

    I have the same problem; too many plans, too little time...:wink: 
    Thanks bud!
    The Prime and Megatron parts I used came from this 2-pack:

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    This Prime has a shitty spring loaded "punch" gimmick. I have another one in my collection, but id chop it up in a hartbeat if I needed any of his parts.

    Thanks guys, I kinda like the white/toon style too. If I were to do them again, I might have chosen a little brighter purple, but over all, Im happy with the color palette.

    Never! Taking chances is what bashing is all about!:thumb 
     
  20. hater06

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    bombshell is my fav. great job on them over all... i have to get around to these one day.

    what did you use to paint with? they look so smooth.
     

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