Minor/Repaint: classics gatormus prime

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  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    first off,props go out to tfw2005 board member "hippietrooper"!!!
    after seeing his i just had to have one!!

    instead of him being only a repainted g1 skullcruncher,i went and added in some evtra ball joints and articulation too.in short,no more g1 brick bot.
    to try to make him like a updated version of the character,i tried to also incorporate alot of g1 elements into him too.

    mods are=
    g1 ultra magnus head repainted as prime,with a post taken from bw's transmetals airrazor's pontoons.
    g1 smokestacks from g1 u/m added.
    g1 u/m lower calve halves,specifically to give him toe (diecast g1 toes)articutation and add more weight and "beef".
    skullcruchers rear alligator fin things were lopped off and repositioned to accommodate the needed room on his legs for the new toes.
    g1 u/m chest grill was chopped in half and screwed above and below his waist rotation point.
    original pivot post in his legs was cut down and fused in place.now he can do the splits.
    balljointed hips/crotch and upper thighs from a cybertron deluxe smokescreen were added to his chopped off g1 thighs.
    ball joints and upper arm cups were taken from a bw inferno,giving his arms full rotation,etc.
    his two bfg shoulder cannons can also be held as giant cannons,both built from g1 mangnus bot arms with 3/4" spacers added for the barrels.
    black rifle is a repainted k/o version.
    wheels on his legs are from the same cyb. smokescreen fig.
    the sword is from bionicle i think but i could be wrong.
    later on,because his chest flap flips down,i still want to try to find a way to turn it into a matrix chamber or something.

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    flip the cannons back and down and "viola"...instant jetpack
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  2. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    alt mode

    gator mode. only his sword has a purpose in this mode being his tail.the rest of the weapons go to the same place g1 t.v. prime's trailer goes to.
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  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I loved HT's "V.1" but this is AMAZING! I wouldn't have even guessed this was a Gator Prime without seeing the alt-mode (or backpack) pics!

    Love it!!!
     
  4. Líder Optimus

    Líder Optimus Well-Known Member

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    I like it! Nice use of G1 prime arms as cannons, BTW!
     
  5. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    ...but... but... wasn't Megatron a Gator..?

    Hey... there's an idea... Reverse Gator Convoy. o_O 

    Anyway, as peculiar as a Gator Optimus is... this is pretty cool.
     
  6. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    no
    actually he did this because the g1 episode where the decepticons made an alligator drone using optimus' parts
     
  7. Mr.Deflok

    Mr.Deflok Well-Known Member

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    What was the name of that episode? I used to love the idea of OP's arm and cannon being at the top of a skyscraper. It's an absurd and stupid image now that I'm older (27) but yeah.

    Anyway, this is a great custom. Really solid work.
     
  8. Hippie Trooper

    Hippie Trooper Costumer

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    It's a second season episode called "City of Steel"

    Awesome work chansformers! I love the articulation and added "beefy-ness" on your version! Great work my friend and thanks for the mention too!
    Later
     
  9. ichnach

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    looks cool, but why does an alligator need smokestacks?
     
  10. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Pretty neat
     
  11. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    love it
     
  12. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    thanks for the kind words guys:) 

    no probs man,and thanks again for sharing yours and inspiring me to "git er dun":D 
     
  13. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    lolz,thanks man.why does he need wheels either?:D 

    thanks guys!
     
  14. Hippie Trooper

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    I keep coming back and looking at this!
    destrongerlupus is right! Just looking at the robot mode pics, you cant tell it's an alligator until you see the alt mode pics!
    This figure does an amazing job of hiding his alt mode! It's what "robots in disguise" is all about!

    Question; where does the robot head go in alt mode?
    Later
     
  15. f-primusunicron

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    can he transform in a truck?
    i mean, he still have some "truck" parts, its just matter of adjusting them to make something that maybe looks like a truck
    no?
     
  16. Bigbot3030

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    Was thinking the same thing. I like how the wheels fold up along his back as well.

    Randy!
     
  17. Pun-3X

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    THAT is really cool. :)  Love the fact that it's a G1 Prime parts; it's perfect! Just really works well. The paint apps are perfect, the mods are top-knotch, the sword! Great little add-on with that piece. I'd personally transform his fist into his 'gator paw to give him that movie-style "sword coming out of his arm" look. :D 

    I really like this custom. Thanks for sharing! :) 
     

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