Heavy/Scratch: Bayverse Dragstrip

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  1. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    I've been holding this back for a long time, as it is one of my most convoluted builds. As some of you know, i'm a bit of a Menasor nut. I've got like 6 different ones planned, one of them being Bayverse.

    Here's the link to my Bay Motormaster stuff...
    Bayverse Motormaster

    And i've been teasing for awhile that I wanted to reveal Dragstrip. I've got a baby coming in January, so i don't know how soon i'll be able to finish this bash, so I wanted to show you guys the WIP stuff.

    When ROTF came out, a LOT of Menasors came out, and almost all of them had a "Dragglebee" if you get what i mean. Then I saw Digilaut's vision - some new members, and a quadruped combined mode. I loved it. (Digilaut - you rule!)

    So while most of the other cars in my Bay Stunticons are going to be just repaints, my Dragstrip had to be different. I wouldn't settle for just another sports car. Then Alphamagnus suggested using the Breakaway mold.

    I got to work. I ended up using Thrust instead of Breakaway for the main body, because the head was much cooler. I wanted it to have six wheels, a nice spoiler, the exposed engine in the back, the exposed cockpit with a driver's seat, 2 car guns, the whole nine yards.

    Here's a few looks at the vehicle mode. Don't mind the mighty putty, it's a bit messy. Like i said, it's still WIP :) 

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    And here's a shot with the guns.
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    And robot mode!
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    In addition to converting him from a jet to a dragster, i added in a couple extra mods:

    * I pinned the nosecone, so it could point straight down in robot mode.
    * I combined the two parts of the canopy, and dug a notch further back so it could fully recess behind the head in robot mode. Since this is no longer the canopy in alt mode, i will paint it black. Totally coincidental, there is a black sticker near the front of the original Dragstrip.
    * In order to get the rear wheels in position, i created new articulation in the ankles. This required cutting off his toes, but his wheels make great rear stabilizers.
    * I split the roof of the alt mode, which gives him different torso sides than the original. the silver bits with the D'con sigil which originally faced forward face downward now.

    ENjoy!
     

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  2. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    It's a amazing how many thigns this guy is made up of and how much he works compared to that human alliance version.

    Can't wait to see this guy finished and combined with motormaster somehow!
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This is bloody ridiculous and by that i mean awesome
     
  4. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    It's a nice, creative use of the Breakaway/Thrust mold.
     
  5. kaiserlisk

    kaiserlisk THIS PLEASES GAGA

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    Congratulations on the baby!

    This looks excellent! I can't wait to see the final product.
     
  6. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    This is about as crazy as me turning ironhide into megatron, very clever use of Thrust...wow.
     
  7. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Stu, you done turned a jet into an indy car. Amazing!
     
  8. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Thank you gents. Allen, amazing you is amazing to me. :) 
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really enjoy all of the work you've done so far here. :rock 
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks pretty cool so far.
     
  11. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Very very nice !

    One hint : maybe find a way to fill out the gap between his shoulders and chestplates.
     
  12. ThaConqueror

    ThaConqueror Rock! Robot Rock!

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    Seen it :D 
     
  13. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    knoted - once his wheels are fully mounted, they will cover that gap nicely.
     
  14. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Huh... So Mirage's F1 racer alt makes a decent Jet... and apparently the converse is true? A decent jet makes a good F1 Racer?? o_O 
     
  15. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    This is pretty much genius!
     
  16. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    ingenious idea and so far a brilliant execution is pending!!!!!!!!:bowdown: 
    i may have to borrow this idea if it"s ok:D 
     
  17. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    You know...this is completely from left field! I love your out of the box thinking on this guy.

    Waiting...for...more!
     

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