Minor/Repaint: Current WIP's

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  1. Ravenxl7

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    Hey all. Since school is over for now, I've decided to get back to work on some kitbashes of mine. Instead of updating/creating new threads for each one of them, I've decided to put them all into one for the time being. It'll be easier to keep track of everything, and keep things organized.

    The first two pictures are of the Classics Insecticons I'm working on. Shrapnel on the left, Bombshell in the middle, and Kicbkack on the right. Bombshell has been the hardest so far.

    The third picture is a grouping of some parts of the Classics Megatron I'm also working on. Basically just his cannon, his left shoulder, his chest plate (which has recently had purple painted onto his Decepticon logo), and a head from a cheap Dollar General KO I've had for a while that I think will work well for him after some modding.

    The fourth picture is of some of my Classics Raven-XL7. As some will know he's a custom character of mine loosley based off of myself (I'm also working on a fan-fic revolving around him). Just his torso/wings/head and a blade weapon I'm working on (came from a ko of G1 Vortex). His head is from a Movie 1 Jetstorm.

    The fifth picture is of the bots I'm currently debating over using for another kitbash of mine, Database (Raven-XL7's little assistant). On the left is a Spychanger Optimus Prime I got at a dollar store, the one to his left is a ko of G1 Blast-Off, on the right is a Spychanger Jazz I also got at a dollar store, and to his right is a Spychanger Ultra Magnus I got at a thrift store (had to clean him up, and his joints will need a little repair, but he's still usable). As you can see, I've already taken some parts off of the Spychanger Jazz figure (the wheels and hood).

    Now, the last pictures is of the left arm of another kitbash I've recently started. I'm going to leave the identity of this one a mystery for the time being, though I will say he's going to be a Classics kitbash, and will be made up of parts from a cheap Dollar Tree KO Prime-like-bot (you can see part of it in the picture, it's the gray armor-like part to the arm) and parts from a Cybertron Smokescreen (you can also see part of him in this picture, the rest of the arm is from him). This one is actually going to be the first major mod I've made while doing a kitbash, so there's a good chance I'll be giving his finished thread the Heavy/Scratch prefix.

    Thanks for looking. I'll be updating this thread with more pictures as I continue to work on these guys.
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Cool! Looks like you've got a lot going on there, can't wait to see some progress on 'em!:thumbs2: 
     
  3. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I'm impressed of all that work you're going to do. Also the head choice for your own Classics Megatron very cool, so keep us posted on that.
     
  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Insecticons! I've got to get crunching on mine (on top of everything else).
     
  5. chlokai

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    Glad to see you working on your insecticons, I actually found kickback the hardest to do.

    Interesting choice for bombshell, I was thinking of using that mold for some deluxe insecticons, but if you do 1 you have to do them all,

    Your other stuff is looking cool aswell, Megs should turn out especially well
     
  6. Ravenxl7

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    Thanks :D 

    Thanks :D  Yeah, I had actually completely forgot about the ko, and when I found it the other day I realized that with some modifications, the head would be absolutely perfect for Megatron. Was going to use the head I got from Blades, but this will do much much better.

    Can't wait to see your versions. The Insecticons seem to be coming back into style, lol.

    Thanks. I was going to get one of the movie repaints of the Energon Scout Skyblast mold (or whatever the little jet thing's name was) for Bombshell, but by time I was looking for one my Target had already sold all their remaining Movie one merchandise. I've had Swindle for a while now, and decided I might as well use him instead of getting a new figure. He isn't perfect, but I think I've been able to work out a good enough beetle alt-mode for him. You're right about the Insecticons, once you do one, the others are pretty necessary, as one on it's own just doesn't feel right. I don't have any plans to do the Deluxe Insecticons, but I may in the future. For now the main three will do though.
     
  7. Ravenxl7

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    Update: Figured I should finally get some updated photos up of my WIP's.

    -Megatron- His body is almost finished, just need to finish up the D-con logo on his chest. Still have some modifications to do on the head before i can paint it.

    -Mystery-bot- Not much finished here. I still need to modify the other arm. I have some parts in the works for him not shown in the photo. His legs are almost done, just have some touch-ups and some detailing to do. This was going to be Kup, but I've decided on a better, more fitting character for this project.

    -Raven-XL7- The body is almost complete, just have some detailing to do. I've started to work on the head, but don't have it ready to show yet. I am contemplating doing some major changes to him, but I'm going to wait and see the finished version of what I've been working on before thinking about that.

    -Database- This is going to be Raven's assistant. I've decided to use a Legends Cybertron Prime I got at the local Dollar General. I've already started to mod him, not much, but I got rid of the molded in solid tires. The first shot is what I have planned for his alt-mode. It's supposed to be a CDSD (Cybertronian Data Storage Device). R2D2 is the insperation for him. The second shot is of him and Raven in bot-mode, to get an idea of how big they are compared to each other.

    I haven't had a chance to work on the Insecticons, but I do have some mods planned for them, and will hopefully get a chance to start on some of those in the near future. I'll hopefully be able to get at least Megs and Raven done before the end of this year, lol.
     

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  8. megatronkicksas

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    Looks good so far, especially Megatron.
     
  9. wan_de_real

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    interested with insecticons..keep it up
     
  10. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Both your take on Megatron and Raven-XL7 and Database look rad.
     
  11. Houndvoice

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    That's a great mold to use for Kickback!!!!
    I just got a Brakedown from a fleamarket, I might have to follow in your footsteps!:thumbs2: 
     
  12. Superquad7

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    It's great to see you around as well as working on things again :thumb 
     
  13. Ravenxl7

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    Thanks. I'm particularly happy with how Megs is comeing out. The imperfectness in some of his paint apps actually makes him look better, imo. Makes him look like he's been in some rough battles.

    Thanks. The insecticons have been a little bit of a challenge, but they're coming along nicely. I'm going to try and get some work done on them this weekend.

    Thanks. I think I'm going to go ahead with my new modification ideas for Raven-XL7. It'll mostly affect his alt-mode, but it'll affect his bot-mode too. I'll post a picture or two of my idea later, so I can get some feedback on it.

    Thanks. It was origionally going to be a WW style Kickback, but I saw another board member (can't remember who at the moment) who had used the same mold, but came up with a great insect alternate transformation for it. The other two's alt-modes have been a challenge, but they're coming along nicely.

    Thanks. Some of the classes I'm taking this sememster are more advanced, so I've been studying more than I have in the past. Most notably for my Abnormal Psychology class. It's great to be getting some feedback on my WIP's. I'll hopefully have one of them done by the end of this year, lol.
     
  14. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Great work Raven!
     
  15. Ravenxl7

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    Finally got around to taking some photos of my idea for the changes to Raven-XL7. Basically I want to take his copter alt-mode and turn it into something Cybertronian. Which actually shouldn't be too hard. What I'm thinking about doing is turning it into something similar to Slave 1 from Star Wars. Bulking up the front end will form the cockpit area, and that's either going to be part of the feet, or detach as another weapon. I've got an extra pair of Classics Starscream guns that I'm going to attach to the tail rotor piece to add some alt-mode weaponry. I have some wings from a ko that I"m going to use as the stabilizer wings on the front there. I'm also going to do some retooling to the underside to add the main engines. I'm also going to get rid of the rotating blade feature and cut that white piece down till it's flush with the main red part (since that won't be needed any more.

    What do you guys think? Good idea? Bad idea? Makes sense? Doesn't make sense? Any input would be great.

    Thanks :D 
     

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    Those Insecticons look amazing! I'm really jonesing to see some progress on them. :) 

    And I really dig your idea for a Slave-1 inspired alt mode. That was always one of my favorite vehicle designs from Star Wars. The pictures make sense to me; I think it is a great idea.

    - Alty
     
  17. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I think personally its a great idea I mean a Slave 1 inspire alt-mode for a TF, now that would be cool. I say go for it.
     
  18. Ravenxl7

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    Been meaning to take pics for a while, lol. I've decided to go with a different, more original, idea for Raven's alt-mode. I've also made some changes to his bot-mode. Not sure exactly what to call it, lol. I'm currently in the works of coming up with an Earth-mode version of him (that's what the Corsair idea is).

    I've also included a couple of pictures of an idea I recently had. I'm thinking Mirage's legs would work the best for it, due to the way his legs transform. This'll give me something to do with this extra Seeker. Tankor's torso and head will, imo, work perfectly for this idea. Though when I go and do it, the final torso will be a mixture of Starscream's and Tankor's. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the arms in alt-mode. The fusion of the two torsos gets rid of their ability to fold into the body. This is somewhat inspired by other kitbashes, though with a definite twist of my own (mainly the molds I'm using). Sorry if I'm being a bit vague, there's a bit of a surprise to this bash I want to keep secret for the moment.

    Oh, and sorry for the quality of the pics. I wanted to get them taken and posted as soon as I could, lol. Today is my 21st birthday, so I won't be on here much longer :drunk 

    What you guys think?
     

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