Heavy/Scratch: Autobot "Sealtech" cruiser-boat custom

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  1. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    This was a unique (pain-in-the-ass) figure I commissioned for a friend about a year ago...lol...His father-in-law owns a boat-parts distribution business called "Sealtech," and he asked me to make a transformable robot/boat for his office as sort of a little "mascot" for customers to see when they walk in the store...

    ...so I bought the biggest r/c boat I could find at TRU, a "Nikko Island Cruiser" (about 30" long, 1:8 scale) gutted it out & kitbashed it with some scratch-built parts and various spare toy parts I had laying around. My heat gun had just broken so I cut the tip off and added it to his left arm for a Shockwave look. The windshield can also be removed from his back and held in his hand as a shield in bot mode. I added a few decals he gave me promoting various name brands they sold, and a couple of Autobot symbols to top it off~
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Sweet work! Very inspirational too, as I have a big boat-bot on the bench!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    wow, thats a heavy custom ^^
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    OMFG!!! That is so cool. Awesome job on it. I wish I can see any flaws, but I don't so thats good.
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is pretty cool!
     
  6. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    that's great man!
     
  7. KRZTFR

    KRZTFR Well-Known Member

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    Looks great
     
  8. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    nice, I really like this.

    I also have a "boat-former" project in the works
     
  9. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Tiny arms and huge lower legs aside, that thing looks fantastic.
     
  10. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks man, I'm eager to see your project develop!

    Thanks guys, I really wish I could've spent more time on this one though, but it was one of those last-minute-Christmas-things....


    Cool! It would be nice to see more boat-bashes, but I think because of the simple/boring mold of a boat, it's tough to get a good-looking bot-mode out of it. On the other hand, there's a lot of room to work with inside of it.

    Lol, yeah, the arms are a little small, but bigger ones were heavier and wanted to fall in boat mode. Bigger arms would've definitely balanced him out.
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Another great job, man. :thumb 
     
  12. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Wow, nice work...I'm sure the commissioner was pleased with this result.

    Great job all around!!!
     
  13. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    man this looks great! We never get enough seacraft TFs, and it's up to us to address it hehehe. My only nitpick is the lack of range of motion in the arms, but that's actually minor.
     

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