Heavy/Scratch: battlezone dinobots: Swoop

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  1. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have discovered the Dinobots are a love/hate sub-group. Well, they have always been my favs. Been wanting to do this set for a while, and about 8 months ago I had to get a set for a commission that didn't work out.. I remember watching the VHS of the origin of the Dinos...then, as I grew up, I discovered the comic versions of them. I always like the aspect of them being Cybertronians, smart, tactical, and powerful..So I wanted to capture that in my DINOBOT set. I wanted to capture the essence of each Dino....a little more "roughness" to them. hence the dirty style work paint as apposed to a pretty sparkly job!


    So with Swoop, he was not as skilled, large, or a fierce as the others. He is brave, yet, timid. He got his name stolen by the Predacon Divebomb for crying out loud. SO since then, he has been trying to figure out how to up his skill....his thoughts....MORE FIRE POWER!!!

    I found a good use for some power core combiners:)  Here is a little trick, Huffer's neck and head are a perfect fit for putting swoop's head on a ball joint.


    head on ball joint.
    face from a seeker. Scratch built with styrene around his face.
    Ball joint shoulders.
    ball joints elbows.
    ball joint hips.
    rotating thighs.
    double jointed knees.

    he still has basically the same leg transformation, his body does come together, his arms are obviously to big to fit in his body, so that rotate and stay against his body while the arm gats are on ball joints and they rotate around.
     

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  2. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Out-damnit-standing, E. Great bio as well. :thumb 
     
  3. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Awesome work. The arms/hands sculpt is very nice.
     
  4. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Love the pointed nose Dave. Great work. Cant wait to see grimlock.
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Wow best swoop everrrr!!! :d
     
  6. Grimlock'N'Load

    Grimlock'N'Load Well-Known Member

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    That is how swoop should look ! Your tutorials on youtube inspired me to get an airbrush. Superb work Encline ! ! !
     
  7. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    Looks good, man! You get my email about your Hearts of Steal Prime?
     
  8. gwfalcon

    gwfalcon Well-Known Member

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    Excellent!! Speechless man

    May i know that the wing and the month are scupt built or get from some commercial toy?

    Really wanna do one myself.
     
  9. Buzby74

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    great stuff, me like swoop!

    May I enquire to what size he is lke?
     
  10. magnumx

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    incredible the best swoop has ever been
     
  11. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks bro!!! The
    Yeah man..that little power core Huffer has some great parts. Plus he is not bad himself. I might pick him up to not cut him up:) 

    Thanks dude...I HATED the little bubble....

    :) 

    I always liked the playing with Swoop when I was king. Figures with wings always were cool. I always wanted a little more bang with him though.

    ! I am glad they helped you out. What did you get?

    Thank you dude. And yeah I did! Thanks a lot.

    The wings are from a G1 Swoop. As is the back of the head, the chest, and the lower legs.

    Thanks. This is...umm....I guess you could say the deluxe size....
     
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    Great modding and build. He looks mean.
     
  13. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Fan-fucking-tastic. I love it. All of it, can't wait to see the rest.
     
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    VERY nice, love the detail. Can't wait to see the rest (already seen a sneak of Grimlock. :D  ).
     
  15. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    This looks absolutely awesome. I hate to leave such a typical and simple response but man, its nice.
     
  16. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    thanks dude...that is what I want to capture with these guys....many years of battle and bad attitudes.

    They will be popping up soon...trying to get the other dinos to be bigger, and still transform and look cool is a bit more difficult that I thought until I started building...

    Thanks my man! :)  Those will be popping up soon:) 

    haha..it is all good bro..I appreciate the love!

    updated with some shots with better lighting...
     
  17. autobotx23

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    I love it when you cut loose like this, E. Great job.
     
  18. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks dude!! I still have to add more fire-power to him!!!! and his sword..
     
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    very cool and new take on Swoop. I'm wishing I could see more differentiation between the "gray" arms and legs and the wings. They seem to blend together a little, cause they are both the same paint color(s)
     
  20. encline

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    Thanks man...and yeah, the wings just have a lighter silver on them at this point, but I have my mirror chrome waiting for the wings and the new weapons:)  That should brighten'r up!
     

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