Heavy/Scratch: Bruticus

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  1. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Now that I have a bit more time I can do this right.

    First off Thanks to PorkChopKB, autobotx23, frenzy_rumble, thyvipera, mstyger87, everyone at kidbash, and so many other who have built Bruticus or just kept me wanting to work on this monster for the last 4 months.

    I set out to build a version of Bruticus like no other.

    First off All the 'cons are Voyager class so the size and detail was pretty tricky. I wanted to capture how Bruticus always seemed to me. Gigantic, brutal, and powerful beyond belief. I figured that a combiner that took the Autobots and Decepticons to take down deserved at least a 24 inch tall toy to represent him :D 

    He is fully poseable: Head 360 ball joint, Shoulders 360, Waist 360, knees bend and 360, Elbows bend and 360, Hands 360, only thing not poseable is the ankles.

    The molds used were:

    Onslaught- Universe Onslaught
    Swindle- Crossover Captain America
    Blast-Off- Cybertron Evac
    Vortex- Universe Blades
    Brawl- Universe Dropshot

    I decided against trying to reshell Brawl because the Cybertron Defense Scattershot mold is one of my absolute favorites...and missile pods are at least as cool as a turret...right?

    Everyone but Onslaught got new heads. My first attempt at sculpting...so be gentle.

    This bad boy required parts from 2 Unicrons, G1 Bruticus, Primus, kidbash Roadbuster Upgrade (check it out kidbash-store — Roadbuster) several gundams....and whatever else I could dig up in my boxes of goodies.

    The joints are a combination of Neodymium Magnets and Neo shifters. This thing is as sturdy as can be.

    The giant cannons on Bruticus' back are called Sioce Cannons...that's right baby. (Thanks Bao!)

    The decals are from reprolabels.

    All of the painting is Tamiya and Testors Model Masters paints...with Krylon Fusion Satin Black as an undercoat.

    I always prep all my figures by cleaning them in a light alchohol bath, then with hot soapy water, then clean water, then let them dry overnight. Then several light coats of Fusion are applied to keep it from getting caked on. Then off to town on colors and details. The color was all applied by hand (cramp much?!?) as well as all the details, using the smallest brush I could find.

    The Head is from ptitvite. I rebuilt it to make it larger. There was nothing wrong with his...just a wee bit small for a voyager Bruticus.

    Nothing much else to say.

    Link to the bay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130388005108

    Ended it early because of a great offer from a repeat customer.

    More pics at my flickr account (I'm still not sure if this is ok with mods...if not please delete the link.) Flickr: Sioce's Photostream

    On to the pics!

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    yea, with these molds, bruticus is going to be a monster. and that chest shield looks very very cool. always a pleasure to see ur work bro
     
  3. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    YEAH! Another combiner from Sioce! You're really upping the ante here! Good luck man, if we've learned anything from Superion, this is going to be oh so sweet.
     
  4. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Dude...He's gonna be huge!!
     
  5. Jbarb78

    Jbarb78 Well-Known Member

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    Good to see your "lab" produces some awesome results. This thing is gonna be a monster!
     
  6. mstyger87

    mstyger87 mastercon

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    hey man its looking good, cant wait to c some more work in progress, lol i best get back to my one.
    -mat
     
  7. yourreflection

    yourreflection Well-Known Member

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    WOW man, this dude is going to be a freaking HULK! I LOVE the chest shield. Can't wait to see this one finished and painted!
     
  8. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Awesome! The chest piece is just about perfect! I'm using the same reference pic for my Bruticus too, but he'll be nowhere near that big! Bravo!!:thumbs2: 
     
  9. cowclone

    cowclone I am lost..were am I?

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    are going to make brawl more tank lookin
     
  10. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    I haven't decided yet. The CD Scattershot mold is one of my all time favorites...and I'm not to big on being exact G1...but I do have a tank in the right scale that I'm playing around with.
     
  11. gargunkle

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    My interest is piqued.
     
  12. JSP

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    il be watching this one closely as i loved your superion he was amazing
     
  13. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Good idea going with Captain America for swindle. Either him or Wolverine are the only decent almost voyager sized jeeps. How's the articulation on Cap? I picked up the iron man and was kind of disappointed in the articulation on the arms...
     
  14. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Update with pics of WIP Blast-off.
    Whatcha guys think?
     
  15. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Cap is one of the cooler molds.
    I was suprised how much I liked it once I messed with it a little.
    I actually have an extra because I like it so much. The Hummer mode is freaking great.
     
  16. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    the reshell look bad !!!
    and by bad i mean really good


    will watch this one
     
  17. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    dude, that is SLICK.
     
  18. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    blast off is looking great, this one is going to be huge
     
  19. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Man... this Blast Off is a thing of beauty. Just brilliantly executed so far. :thumb 

    zmog
     
  20. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    wow, amazing job on blastoff
     

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