Heavy/Scratch: Cybertron Menasor w/arms - WHAT COLOR SHOULD HE BE - 6/30/08

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  1. REDLINE

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    lookin' good so far.
     
  2. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    QFT He is on his way to excellence.
     
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    Heh, I'm not sure if I'd say I'm on the way to excellence but thanks.

    I might get some styrene and put it over the sculpt. Not sure yet.
     
  4. Ramrider

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    Nice. Is he still going to be Menasor, or do you plan on making a new character out of him?
     
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    Well, I'm actually going to keep the original drill/claw arms so his alt mode will remain intact. I may swap the head because I want to use it for something else. Not entirely sure.

    As far as paint goes, I may opt for a black/purple/silver color scheme a la Motormaster and Skywarp. We'll see.

    But for the most part, he'd still be Cy Menasor, just with working arms.
     
  6. TonyzCustomz

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    If you put all you got into it then yes it will be.:wink: 
     
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    I had a thought lastnight about using Bionicle ball joints to connect the drill/claw arms to the back while keeping the new ones in tact. They would be like Doc Ock arms. Thoughts?
     
  8. REDLINE

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    if you do that, give it a new character.
     
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    Sounds like a cool mod, but yeah, make him all yours. Rename him.
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This is gonna rock the house
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Awesome you started this bash man! DEFINITELY keep us posted! :thumb 
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    I posted pic of a mechanism that may help make use of the original drill/claw arms. I used parts from a Bionicle figure I had lying around. Thoughts?
     
  14. REDLINE

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    He'll look sweet with those point up and forward over his shoulders I think.
     
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    Thanks, right now, I'm going to see how I can make the joints strong enough to support the arms.
     
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    Okay, well I've continued working on this and I'm still at odds with the new arm mechanism. The problem is the drill/claws are too heavy for the bionicle joints to hold up. So I'm thinking that perhaps I should use a set of arms or legs from a junker since they'd have the joints and mass to the support the arms. Thoughts?
     
  17. REDLINE

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    either that, or find something to steal some ratchet joints off of.
     
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    You could go with magnets.
     
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    Well, another little update, I got a set of those Mega Bloks Neo Shifters at KB Toys yesterday like the one found here (they're on sale btw). Anyway, these work better than the Bionicle ball joints I was using because they're more stable and function similarly to the ratchet joints found in TFs figures. So it'll definitely support the weight of the big arms.
     
  20. Ramrider

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    I was wondering about that. Another good source is Lego Knights Kingdom or Exoforce kits; they're good for ratchets too.
     

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