Minor/Repaint: Classics shockwave

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  1. beangrower

    beangrower Well-Known Member

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    So here's my classics shockwave im working on. The usual mold and kit bash parts. Takara Laserwave mold (wished i had a cheaper energon six-shot..apparently they aren't so cheap anymore), and cybertron scattershot (or universe dropshot). now im wondering what route should i take for his laser hand, or whatever you refer to.

    something simple like modify this into his arm (off of topspin tfcc exclusive):

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    or something like this (got this off of a energon scorponok):
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    i could actually get half of this to sit in his arm and the rest stick out. what do you guys think. comments, criticism, or any kind of help appreciated.

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  2. MarkAsRead

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    I used the arm bit of Signal Flare.

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  3. Hooper_X

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    Good start.

    You know, apropos of nothing, but every time I see one of these customs, I wonder why someone hasn't just gone ahead and done a Shapeways (or even home-print) upgrade set with a mirrored version of the shoulders and a blaster that just plugs in to Scattershot/Dropshot/Overload/Flak/Whoever's fisthole...
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I've wondered that as well.
     
  5. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I'd go with the bit from Top Spin. I've always thought of Shockwave as more surgically precise than a huge cannon would make him out to be.
     
  6. Rahvin

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    I used the tip of the DotM Shockwave cannon.

    That said, the rectangular-styled cannon on the TF: Prime animation model is growing on me.
     
  7. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    I need that mold so bad.I like how he looks with 2 normal arms,maybe something of cannon that can be slide on and off? or I liked TJ's Shockwave using classics megatrons cannon.
     
  8. beangrower

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    I was looking DOTM shockwaves cannon as well as bumblebee ha, but that would make the figures useless...sorta. I think ill go with the blocky cannon first. It'll be able to remove (screw n unscrew...if everything turns out well. ) and I'll try the skinny one too (should be able to attach to hand when folded in) ...after finals this week that is.
     
  9. destrongerlupus

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    Is there still that much interest? Seems like these have more or less died down, and Energon Shockers is hard to come by (comparatively) these days.

    It'd certainly be do-able...
     
  10. Hooper_X

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    That's a completely valid point. I don't know what all is necessarily involved in generating that sort of thing.
     
  11. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I'd be down for a kit even if it ends up being a small run. I've yet to own the Energon Shockblast/Sixshot mold, though. At this rate, I might have to cobble one from my parts bins
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I do like the yellow blaster, it'll make your Shockwave unique and menacing.
     
  13. daelf1980

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    can you use the blocky gun bit as the forearm and perhaps half of the red bit as the tip? not sure if someone suggested this but i didnt see more then the first page.
     
  14. beangrower

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    I could try that too.

    Here's the initial fitup of energon blaster. Not facing the way I'd hoped ...but ok so far.
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    One of my favorite projects that I ever did was a Shockwave conversion kit. I'm not plugging my kit because it has long since been unavailable. I just wanted to share the link in case it is useful for any ideas. I really like the arm choice you have made with your custom so far! The laser arm is always the challenge with this guy :) 

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ease-shockblast-shockwave-conversion-kit.html
     
  16. beangrower

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    Thanks for the reference. Jeez, if only that kit was still around....would've been much quicker. Lol.

    Well just started painting using mm deep pearlescant purple.
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    Think I need to shorten the gun though
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  17. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Hey bud. I too have made a couple of customs like this, but I used different arms though.
    I still find this mold the better option we have to make a decent Shockwave for the Classics collection.

    I saw this pic from the cellphone game last night and I thought it could inspire you.

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  18. destrongerlupus

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    Definitely one of your most inspired sets. It's going to take a MP Shockwave to dislodge that figure from the place of honor in my collection!

    GREAT color matching, bravo!

    I really like this gun arm-choice. Not strictly G1'y, but it really lines up well with the figure's aesthetics!

    D/L
     
  19. beangrower

    beangrower Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys. and thanks for the inspiration. will definitely be looking at that as im going along. well, tried putting this guy back together even though i haven't finished legs, feet, tank treads, and some detailing.

    messed up on a few things and won't have time to work on it til this weekend. so here's pics for now.

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    as you can tell by the split in shockwaves feet, he's not totally put together yet.
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  20. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Holy crap! The artist for that card CLEARLY used a Shockwave kitbash with Dropshot arms as their model! It's almost too obvious! Wow.

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