Heavy/Scratch: classics idw tarn wip

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  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    this is pics of the latest bot cobbled together who somehow jumped the que in the build order/table clearing list of to do's.
    final pics will be in a new thread when he's finished.
    there's still some styrene work,but the main structure and transformation is there.
    i realize the comics depict him with 4 sets of treads but i just couldn't make it happen for now.if i added the front ones then it would impede his chest and shoulder transformation and i didn't want him to partsform anywhere except for his double fusion cannon.

    hailstorm arms and classics treadbolt surgery begins
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    plastic from a cut up fishing licence card was used for resculpting his head(you can still see the bar code thing going across his new mouth plate). a vintage gobots small blue leader-1 had his wings lopped off and fused to him.
    a undersized k/o drillhorn had it's front alt mode half butchered for the front of his spoiler/robot abdominal section.
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    a hotwheels inner windshield piece was used for the upper chest area,providing a nice cavity for the new head to hide in while in alt mode.

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    with the comic page which has been the inspiration for alot of the design cues i'm trying to make sure are in him
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    a double fusion cannon was cobbled together from odds and sods,including the string bead ends from a hoodie pullover for the cannon tips.(orange chunks)
    it can swivel like a turret should in alt mode and attaches in bot mode by plugging into the stock square holes that used to be for treadbolts missile launchers.
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    another set of plane wings from a k/o was cut/shaped,then fused on top of the gobot wings.on top of those, model kit sprue's were cut down,heated,then flattened to make a set of prongs on the leading edge of the chest wings.
    a animated deluxe cybertron prime literally had his crotch junk butchered then grafted to him as new crotch armor.
    classics onslaught's cannons cut down and a pair of heated pins allow him to have shoulder cannon that can swivel.
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    alt mode starting pic
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  2. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Hell yeah bro!

    This is sick and inventive! I like it very much! He looks massive man, Iwonder how hard it was to deal with all this bits and parts to harmonize and bring this beast to life. The head is spot on and the altmode is brutal.

    Great work man, I'll so be following this work!
     
  3. Spyne98

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    Wow! That's awesome! I love it!
     
  4. javaco

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    now THIS is nice! i love the size and bulk of this guy!
     
  5. warhawk

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    Very nice!
     
  6. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looking great so far. Nice build.
     
  7. CodeXCDM

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    Wow... looking good.
     
  8. ssg4life

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    real cool, but i gotta say the lower part of the facial additions makes him look like the fallen instead of tarn. the top piece, however, is dead on
     
  9. Stormvapor

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    I'm with Joey on this mate, this is awesome!
    And i too will be watching this one also :) 
    nicely done
     
  10. Tarndjd1

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    Want!, take my money!
     
  11. SonOfNemesis

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    That's sick, what do you think of using WFC Skullgrin's head though?
     
  12. CodeXCDM

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    I can't wait to see this painted up.
     
  13. Jetbolt

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    Great work so far.
     
  14. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    thanks,and yeah,total p.i.t.a. to make it all somewhat flow together.it's a bit easier to see what's going on once he was basecoated though.

    thanks!!

    thanks!!
    i wanted him to be somewhat in scale, relative to the classics line of voyagers,that's the main reason why treadbolt got butchered:D 

    thanks!!


    ^thanks for the comments fellas!!

    thanks,and i see what you mean.too fallenish/prime-ish.
    following your suggestion,i went back and cut down his mouth plate to more resemble the pointy bottom he has in the comics.it wasn't fun because it was fused together now,but i got'er changed up.
    thanks again for the suggestion:wink: :thumb 


    ^thanks guys!!


    nothing's ever final on a custom bro:wink: 
    thanks man!

    thanks,and soon.....

    thanks!!


    some final pics before detailing and finishing.
    this is just after reassembly from base coating with a automotive enamel matte black........almost there:D 

    the changes or additions since the last shots are mostly filler chunks and details,like=

    classics prowl roof lightbar was bisected,then fused to his waist area to change up his robo undies,and once painted will hopefully allow me to add even more throwbacks to his idw appearance.
    the shoulder rocket pods from the butchered hailstorm now reside just above his calve sides.
    his arms now are a bit beefier thanks to leg halves from the junker k/o plane bot that the yellow wings came from.
    thomas the tank wheels were used on his hip sides to try to make it look like he has added pivot/joint details.
    his front toe tips have been altered too.first they were cut down square so he doesn't look like he has highheel tips anymore.
    then the toe cavity was filled in with cut down vents,taken from mp prime's legs.

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    soon.....:D 
     
  15. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    thats sharp looking and you did a great job with the face sculpt
     
  16. warhawk

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    This is coming together nicely. The face is right on. Can't wait to see this finished.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Man that is a good head you made.
     
  18. Sinstroke

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    Loving the look of this guy can't what untill you got him all finished up, keep up the good work man!
     
  19. nellie131

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    Loving the progress on this. I want to make my own and may take some ideas from your custom if that's ok?

    Can't wait to see this finished!
     
  20. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    ^thanks again guys!!:) 

    thanks,and by all means my friend,sharing is caring:wink: 
    use what you can,just make sure to try to add your own spin to it:rock 
     

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