Minor/Repaint: Classics/Universe Grapple

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Tinfoil Turkey, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Tinfoil Turkey

    Tinfoil Turkey Well-Known Member

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    I was inspired by this custom here and I thought I'd give it a try. Little did I know that Defstar made it look easy :wink: . Lots of customizing when into this TRU Exclusive Mudflap with cutting the cab in half and shaving the chest so the cab would sit flush.
    This was also my first foray into using earth magnets and I have to say, they're amazing little buggers. The whole crane is supported on the back with only a few of them.
    I wanted to take pics of him with an actual classic but all I have is Bumblebee so....

    enjoy,
    TT
     

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    looks awesome, great job
     
  3. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    wow that is rather epic for gapple lol. good job man
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    other than the chet piece, you actually don't even need to use magnets to do this. The crane portion can be rigged with a simple piece of hinged plastic. :)  It looks really good, and i have to give you kudos for citing your source so well!
     
  5. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    That looks real awesome!!! I like the missile hand, and the color is great! Are the hydraulic lines on the boom real wires or molded in? Either way, the little details stand out nicely!!:thumbs2: 
     

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