Minor/Repaint: Custom Construct-bots

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by char_leigh, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    First off, I'm new to this thread. I'm not sure if this is the correct thread to share my Construct-bots customs. I originally posted these on the toys discussion thread and some people suggested that I post them here to share since they thought they were kind of nice. So I apologize if this isn't the correct forum.

    I'm a big fan of the Construct-bots and thought I'd share some of my creations here. I hope you like them.
     

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  2. Stygian360

    Stygian360 Well-Known Member

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    These are quite awesome and I approve!
     
  3. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Stygian! I appreciate the compliment! :) 
     
  4. the botmaster74

    the botmaster74 A Study in Scarlet

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    These are AWESOME dude! I especially love that Ultra Magnus!
     
  5. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    That Ultra MAgnus looks beyond amazing, how many pieces had to be customized?
     
  6. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the compliments. I really appreciate the feedback. In all honesty, I'm not sure how many pieces and sets I used to create the Ultra Magnus. I buy multiple sets of each character, and I'll just organize all of the pieces in plastic bins -- and when I create a new one, I'll just pick the pieces out from my bins -- so I easily lose track of which set the piece originally came from. For the Ultra Magnus, I did use maybe 3 sets of Thundercracker (for all of the teal colored parts). I also used scout class Bumblebee's skeleton, and various pieces from the Optimus double pack with Megatron.

    Here's some additional info on the Magnus:
    head=repainted Ironhide with two antennas made from the teeth of a comb -- they slot into the back of Ironhide's head

    chest=optimus with Thundercracker's shin armor plate.

    shoulder cannons=prime's guns and smokestacks

    inner skeleton=scout bumblebee

    leg, feet=megatron's shin armor plates and Thundercracker's shin armor plates

    back=two skeletal leg pieces with megatron's shoulder/blade armors -- they're pegged onto the skeletal frame

    I buy a lot of extra sets for parts, so I don't recall how many of each set that I had to use. I hope this helps.
     
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  7. WuLongTi

    WuLongTi Cyber Ninja Web Developer

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    Like I'd said in the other thread, great work man! I really love this and will seriously be thinking of picking up the sets required to build that beast :D 
     
  8. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde Neoseed

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    Awesome work on these. :) 
     
  9. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    yes dude...that magnus is AWESOME
     
  10. metal-lifter

    metal-lifter Decepticreep

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    Amazing work all around, especially that Ultra Magnus! Nicely done
     
  11. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    very nice.
     
  12. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of the nice things. Here are more photos of Magnus from the back, to give you a clearer idea of how I assembled things. I play around a lot with the pieces, trying to figure out different ways to connect things. When I made Magnus, I wanted to keep his proportions right and I think the color scheme was important in being able to identify the character. I think I used about 2 or 3 Thundercracker sets to get all of the teal colored pieces for the armor.

    head=repainted Ironhide with two antennas made from the teeth of a comb -- they slot into the back of Ironhide's head

    chest=optimus with Thundercracker's shin armor plate.

    shoulder cannons=prime's guns and smokestacks

    inner skeleton=scout bumblebee

    leg, feet=megatron's shin armor plates and Thundercracker's shin armor plates

    back=two skeletal leg pieces with megatron's shoulder/blade armors -- they're pegged onto the skeletal frame

    I buy a lot of extra sets for parts, so I don't recall how many of each set that I had to use. I hope this helps anyone trying to recreate it.
     

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  13. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Construct-Bots Starscream and Roller.

    Here are two more custom Construct-Bots that I recently made -- Generation 1-inspired Starscream and Optimus Prime's sidekick Roller...
     

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  14. zemega

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    You sir are genius. Please keep us updated with all your customs. This really temp me to get the Constructobots set.
     
  15. shinobi77

    shinobi77 Fatbastard

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    I love how you managed to fill a lot of the gaps and make them a more cohesive robot out of these sets. Do any of them still transform without a lot of partsforming or just bot modes for now?
     
  16. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the feedback and compliments. In all honesty, I was very lukewarm to the Construct-Bots until I bought my second set -- once I started treating them like LEGOS, and mixing and matching sets --> I really saw their versatility and potential to make cool, fun stuff.
     
  17. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'm not a big fan of the hallow-looking limbs and torso. Unfortunately, none of mine transform. I just focus on the bot modes --> I'm a big fan of mech and robot design, so that's pretty much my goal in making each one. Thanks! :) 
     
  18. Soundwave338

    Soundwave338 Broke College Student

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    I built a Decepticon combiner out of construct-bots. It was based on some of your concepts. Would you like me to send you pics?
     
  19. char_leigh

    char_leigh Well-Known Member

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    Soundwave338, I'd love to see the combiner you built! :) 
     
  20. knockoff

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    wow! super duper cool :) 

    may i ask what pieces were used for the optimus primes jetpack, arm cannons, and feet?

    thanks,

    KO
     

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