Heavy/Scratch: Crazy Choo-Choo: Gobots Loco (WIP)

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  1. Satomiblood

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    My next Gobot custom will be Loco. The base figure will be an Energon Barricade modded to resemble a locomotive. I've attached preliminary photos. The "grill" in the second pic comes from RID Wedge and will be situated at the front of the train.

    As for train bits, I'm looking into Thomas the Tank Engine models as well as Lego train kits. If anyone has any tips and suggestions as to what would fit in scale with Energon Barricade, let me know.

    Parts list:

    Head: RID Grimlock
    Train grill: RID Wedge
    Sledge hammer: TFA Voyager Prime (axe handle)/Cybertron Longrack (shovel mechanism)

    It looks like griffith76 might be able to provide some train parts from his HOS Prime cast.
     

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    I must confess: as a kid, Loco was a favorite of mine. I come from a railroader's family, so trains were always big in my life growing up.

    Satomi, I also must say that with each thread you post, I continue to see you grow and improve. I applaud your creativity and ingenuity. Thanks for being such a cool Radicon :thumb 

    Now git to work! :D 
     
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    I actually like Go Bots so I'm really looking forward to this. As far as train parts, I've seen a few diecast trains of various sizes at Hobby Lobby. Maybe some of those will work?
     
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    Sweet!...Loco was one of my faves!!...will be watching this one! :) 
     
  5. luke4

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    i suggest you go to your model/hobbie store and look for HO scale and higher model trains. and then go and look to see if they have plastic model trains. the electric model trains can be very expensive though. i bought one that cost $125
     
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    Thanks for all of the kind words. I'm going to play around with this tonight to see what else I can come up with.
     
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    You know, I've had that Gobot for years and always wondered what he was called, and now I know :D 

    Good luck with your project :thumb 
     
  8. Satomiblood

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    Thanks, as for wheels, I was thinking of using those from RID figures (removing the rubber). They would look enough like train wheels.
     
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    Added new pics.
     
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    great idea. this could totally work
     
  11. Satomiblood

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    Do you guys like the new head sculpt? Just picture the visor being red.
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    Just added a quick digi I did on Photoshop. More or less a color guide.
     
  13. REDLINE

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    you can't go wrong with a black tf. interested to see your modifications.
     
  14. Satomiblood

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    Indeed you can't.
     
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    Further thoughts on the digi?
     
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    I think this is going to look really nice when you finish! The digibash looks really well planned out. :thumb 
     
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    You get him to come out like that digi, you're gonna have to make me one too. :D 
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    Thanks PK. Just wait until you see his sledge hammer.
     
  19. FrankyWest

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    I just can't wait to see more pics!
     
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    Added a new pic of him wielding his sledge hammer.
     

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