Heavy/Scratch: Commission: Generations Wheeljack Scratchbuilt Wings [WIP]

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  1. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Just wanted to share up what I've been working on in between other commissions and projects of my own. This is for a bud here on the fourms. He wants scratchbuilt G1-styled Wheeljack wings that will attach in bot mode and remove in alt mode. He didn't care for the wings on the figure and wanted something better. I figured out a way to mod the existing doors and wings to fold up inside the backpack (mostly) and found some styrene tubing and styrene "H" beams to build a piece that will snap into the backside of the tail lights and stick up to attach the wings to).

    As of now, I've built the attachment that snaps inside the backpack, I've built the wings (still need some fine tuning and maybe some more minor detailing), but I still need to figure out how I want to attach them to the posts I've built.

    And yes, before anyone asks, this is my Wheeljack and I modded the head a bit (didn't like the thin tri-hawk thing he had going on--I felt he needed it spread out a bit).
     

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    man that looks awesome, like how it looks with those wings :) 
     
  3. simified

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    OMG!!! :jawdropper: 

    This is sooooooooooo worth the wait, this is friggin AWESOME! I see what you mean about the doors folding up behind the back. I already notched out the 2 pieces on his back. Not that I ever doubted you for one second but this is 100x's better than I ever expected. :bowdown: :bday 
     
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    wicked !!
     
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    That looks sick Brian! :) N (And how did you get the doors to fold back? lol)
     
  7. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Now these are nice additions to the mold. Much better than the original wings on this Tracks repaint.

    Cast them please?!
     
  8. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I may end up casting these wings or building new ones for my own Wheeljack to cast. I'll let you know if I do, Chuck!

    Still working on this and these aren't attached to the posts just yet, just wanted to snap some shots for my bud Ryan so he can see how these will look in bot mode. I wanted to do them larger than the fold out wings, but smaller than the G1-styled wings. Basically, they're my take on these suckers. lol
     

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    I'm really loving the way these are turning out! Without even being painted it looks 100 xis better than the crappy wings WJ came with. The only thing that sort of throws me off is the actual width of them. The length is good but the seem to be a bit on the narrow side.
     
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    This is some mighty fine work :) 
     
  11. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks, guys! I've been looking into building onto them a bit to bulk 'em up, so stay tuned!
     
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    Those are hot shit, man. Nice!
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    Very nice! The two main things that stand out to me about G1 Wheeljack are the wings and the flat panels under his forearms. I miss those about the Generations version and I'm glad to see someone's done something about it.
     
  14. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks again, guys! I just hit these again and made them a bit wider, so I'll upload some new WIP shots soon!
     
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    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Looking good. The spaced out mohawk looks really good too.
     
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    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Thanks, man! I just thought the tri-hawk on Wheeljack's head made him look a bit "derpy", so I wanted to do it more along the lines of the G1 toon and some reference art I've been using.

    More WIP shots attached - I made the wings a bit wider and attached them to the posts I built. They snap into the backside of the tail lights (inside the backpack). Just need to sand a few minor areas and they're good to go.
     

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    love this upgade,if i was collecting classics I would so want a set!
     
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    Okay I don't know HOW I missed this but I did. Brian this is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and with that I am speechless!!!

    :bay :drool: :bowdown: 
     
  19. hXcpunk23

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    LONG overdue updates.
     

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    (>D[]D)> if i didnt covit how my generations wheeljack how he is i would SO ask for a pair
     

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