Heavy/Scratch: classics omnibot camshaft

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  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    from tfwiki:
    Camshaft is an Omnibot tasked with covert operations, like scouting[1][2] and tracking.[3] He follows orders faithfully, but being on spy missions sometimes makes him paranoid that others are spying on him. If there's one thing he does trust, it's his super-hard body armor.[3] Despite that and his notable intelligence, his sense of self-preservation is still so strong that he can't be counted on for battlefield heroics.[1]
    He and the other Omnibots are dimension-hoppers,[2][4] so it's unclear whether his appearances in various realities are separate entities or the same individual. In particular, a scout named "Camshaft" in the Universe war was known as Optimus Prime's bold and grim shadow-warrior, with acrobatic prowess bar none, advanced scanning equipment, and unorthodox hand-to-hand fighting skills.

    the reason for heavy mods/scratch is because this took waay more time and work than i estimated.
    it started out as a rts tracks.the mods to him are=

    original tracks head was resculpted and shaved down to try to emulate the g1 versions noggin.
    a lego piece was drilled and screwed into the upper backpack chunk,enabling his folding stock gun to mount up and behind his head ala g1. this chunk doesn't interfere with the folded up gun in alt mode between his arms either.
    the original tracks kneecaps were cut and shaved in half,allowing him to bend his knees backward,crucial to having his legs articulated,yet spun around 180 degrees like a stock classics wheeljacks legs.
    the rear hinges at his back that attach the doors have been notched to allow more clearance to tuck his doors in like that in the bot mode pics.
    a mod-x r/c toyota supra bodykit was butchered,screwed,fused then filled and sanded onto him.
    a new hand cut styrene rear spoiler was drilled,screwed,then smoothed over.
    his two new hand guns are made from odds and sods in my junk bins.unfortunately they don't attach to him in alt mode.
    his windshield and roof have been modded to open up like hotrods canopy.originally i was going to try to shove rockets or pods inside there,but i ended up not going that route because it would interfere with his g1-ish attack mode rear cannons.
    a actual vintage g1 chest sticker was carefully heated,removed,trimmed down and reapplied to his roof/bot chest
    his silver is a mix of automotive bright silver enamel and tamiya chrome silver acrylics.
    the blacks(including his tires)are tamiya flat black.
    the color changing stripes and autobot logo are hand cut,the color changer is called avery pearl flash,the logo is edge printed and hand cut.

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    attack mode(he still rolls wth the back opened up like this!!)
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  2. seali_me

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    Hot!

    I remember the WIP.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    hmm, i like that mold more as downshift, but the mods and paintjob really sell it, nice work chans
     
  4. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Love those colored stripes! Very nice.
     
  5. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow, they look great together! Nice work!
     
  6. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy Master Builder

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    Oooooh, shiny. :D 

    Cool that the weapons can deploy without hindering the car mode!
     
  7. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    AWESOME :rock  His partners look GREAT too!
     
  8. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    Looks great!!!
     
  9. Optimus1138

    Optimus1138 Minecraft Addict

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    He looks really awesome! I love the mods you've made to the vehicle mode.
     
  10. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    lolz,thanks,and i remember you wondering what i had planned when i did the canopy mod thread:D 

    thanks brr-icy!!
    i agree too on this mold being better as downshift too,but i love the tfcon customs class downshift too much to replace/redo him:eek: (sentimental value more than anything)


    ^thanks fellas!!

    thanks,and yeah,it wasn't really planned,it just worked out that way.i had originally planned to have his canopy open to reveal missile launchers but in the end left the interior unmodded.
    (yes shiny,but a total pain in the a$$ to not get camera flash that "fuzzed" out the details.in total i think i took almost 40-50 pics just to get these ones that weren't too bright:eek: )

    thanks mang!!!

    thanks!!
    thanks!!
    it's amazing what you can actually combine from different toy lines/manufacturers/etc. the sky's the limit:D 
     
  11. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    This.

    Great job on all three!
     
  12. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    ^thanks mang!
     
  13. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    That's awesome.
     

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