***Friday 10-10-08 update!*** Hey Gang! After over a month of bad luck and obstacles I'm back in the saddle again! Feels real good to be back bashin', and of course checkin' out the Radicons!! Here we have phase 3 of my WIP, Bruticus Minimus! Vortex here was one toughy, that's for sure! I originally intended to use a Legends Evac, but he is too friendly looking, not aggressive or military enough at all for Vortex! My only other viable option was Movie Legends Blackout, a figure that totally blows, and does not fit in with Classics Legends at all! The only thing left to do: frankenstein one together!! Vortex is made up of : Movie Blackout for the majority Universe Starscream for the arms Universe Onslaught for the head ( absolutely PERFECT for Vortex!) and upper chest Minicon Divebomb's rotor (for the 4 blade look!) Of course he is fully articulated, keeping with the theme of this whole project! Rebuilt the rotor mount so it can spin freely, and....... Made it attachable on either arm with magnets!! (What good is a big 'ol blade if you can't use it to slice and dice pesky Autobots, like Jazz here!) The head and arms fit (barely) in the nose section now, That was like putting 10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bag!! The nose, which was the arms, is now the shoulder armor! Cut the tank pods off the legs and made them into feet! Double ball jointed ankles to make him more poseable! Waist articulation and ball jointed neck! Modded the tail to fold up ( I love chopper 'bots, but HATE the tail/tripod look!) Obviously there is still lots of sanding and polishing to do, plus I want to build up the feet with putty and build out the legs with styrene cardstock. Hopefully my "honey do " list won't bo too long tonight and I can get crackin' on Blast Off!! As always Comments welcome, good or not so good!! Thanks for looking and BASH ON!!!----BH ***Sunday morning update 8-24*** Hey gang! As promised here's the WIP of Swindle! Here's the mods list: Thigh rotation 360 Degrees Increased shoulder articulation Full articulation at the elbow, 360 upper elbow joint, 360 lower, and regular elbow pivot Waist rotation 360 degrees Head turns 360 degrees Also threw in a pic of him in "leg module" mode, as well! Next up: Blast Off!! C&C welcome and thanks for lookin'!!!----BH __________________________________________________________________________________________ ....a FULLY ARTICULATED Legends Megs!!! Yes folks, it's time for my weekly teasers! I was suffering from A.B.S. = Animated Burnout Syndrome , so I switched gears to have a little fun with Universe/Classics 2.0 for a bit. I am moving right along on the TFAs, they will be done soon enough. But wait, Why is G2 Megs' cannon on his back? Glad you asked, it is because he is going to be Brawl for my Universe Bruticus Minimus project!! It seems Menasor has been gettin' all the love lately, so I had to go a different route. Also since F_R, Ptitvite, and Redline have the ginormous combiners mastered, I felt making a "desktop" Bruticus would be cool as all heck! Also it would be a nice modern tribute to tha man, The Devastator , who definitely inspired me to fully articulate the little buggers! So, let's see what we have here, Here's the mods list: Thigh rotation 360 Degrees Opened the shoulder rotation up a bit full articulation at the elbow, 360 upper elbow joint, 360 lower, and regular elbow pivot Waist rotation 360 degrees Turret doesn't turn, but cannon can go up and down a little Also threw in a pic of him in "leg module" mode! After some sleep here ream:, I'll be taking on Legends Hound as Swindle! Will update on this thread. I do have a couple surprises in store for some of the other team members, but you'll hafta wait an see!! ALSO, I AM IN DESPERATE NEED FOR A LEGENDS EVAC!! I need him for Vortex, if ya got a spare PM me and we'll work somethin' out! Thanks for stoppin' in and let me know your thoughts, good or bad! BASH ON, O Mighty Bashers, Bash On!!