Heavy/Scratch: Decepticon Aerial Combiner Team WIP: Dark Sky Legionaires

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  1. big hank

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    Hey gang! Just wanted to share a few pics of my "big" combiner project for 2009! It seems to be a requirement lately to have a Gi-nor-mous Combiner on the work table!! LOL:lol 

    This is a study in engineering for me, the main goal being to make a "perfect" combiner, with NO additional parts to combine them! Very much in the vein of RID Railracer, Go-Bots Puzzler, etc. Aesthetics will of course be a priority, but I will be focusing on posability, stability, and of course, perfect combining figures! :rock 

    I am working with a 9 member team :eek: , a bit more than I originally intended, but still it's comin' along great! :thumb 

    The green outline is where Uni. Silverbolt will form the chest piece, and the left upper/lower arm will be Uni. Treadbolt and Marvel X-over Iron Man, respectively. Still need to aquire Silverbolt and another Treadbolt.

    The hands/fingers will be incorporated using the existing jet parts, and the feet as you can see are integrated as well. The head will be attached and stowed in Armada Jetfire's cargo bay! All other components are various molds TF'ed into shape.

    You can see the "tape test" configuration, and he stands on his own with just tape :ev: ! I feel this will be very stable once I do the joint tightening and connectors. He's comin' in right about 19 inches at the shoulder, his head should get him up to 21 inches. At the shoulder wing cannons he is gonna reach 2 feet or better! :bay 

    The Gestalt name is Diavolus Legion, I wanted to go for a monstrous, hulking Gestalt, but still kind of agile looking. The arms won't be quite so long looking after I do the connectors, but I am going for a slightly ape-like stance! I want something that looks so formidable it will just break the Autobot's sparks, even before he breaks their bodies!:ev:  LOL

    Here is a list of the figures I'll be using and their new name and function assignments, as well as a few mottoes I've started!

    Dark Sky Legionaires:


    Right Leg: TFTM Wingblade= SPARKBREAKER(Function:Ground Assault)MOTTO: "You do the figgerin', I'll do the triggerin'!"

    Left Leg: UNI Powerglide= RHINOHIDE(Function:Ground Assault)MOTTO:

    Right Shoulder/Upper Arm: UNI Treadbolt= SCYTHE(Function: First Strike Commando)MOTTO:

    Left Shoulder/Upper Arm: UNI Treadbolt= GUILLOTINE(Function: First Strike Commando)MOTTO: "Try not to lose your head!"

    Right Forearm/Hand: MX-over Human Torch= NITRO(Function: Saboteur)MOTTO:

    Left Forearm/Hand: MX-over Iron Man= TRACER(Function: Air Superiority Warrior)MOTTO: "Flying Autobots? So unworthy."

    Lower Torso/Hips: TFTM Jetstorm= AIR TREMOR(Function: Military Tactician/Transport/Lieutenant Commander)MOTTO: "Fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!"

    Chest/Head: UNI Silverbolt= SKYBLAZER(Function: Reconaisance)MOTTO: "Absolute knowledge is absolute power!"

    Mid Torso/Shoulders: ARM Jetfire= UMBRA(Function: Communications/Defense Strategist/Commander)MOTTO: "Go forth, Legionaires, and darken every sky."

    DIAVOLUS LEGION(Function: Destroyer of Hope)

    I'll run on this thread until the combiner mechanics are completed, then I address each individual 'Bot on his own thread!:cool: 


    Enjoy, and feel free to comment! As always, keep on bashin'----BH
     

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  2. thyvipera

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    dang, that's going to be one great combiner. looking gawesome already
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

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    Wow, BH.
    I thought you were going to keep this guy under your hat for awhile yet.
    As I've said to you before, I can't wait to see this guy.

    It will be good practice for future projects :sly:  :confused2 
     
  4. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Yeah, another New Years resolution down the crapper!:lol 

    I was inspired by UltraMagnus2008's "Superion"! We are both doing Large Class aerial combiner teams, so I thought I'd post up, maybe we can toss ideas back and forth! I would love to get a "face-off" gallery of the two Gestalts beating the tar outta each other, that would rock!







    :sly: :confused2 :ev: 
     
  5. Sideways

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    oh hells yeah man! I've been waiting to see what it would look like.
     
  6. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Its on! *gar* I think you might have me in the height depot I haven't measured mine.
     
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    This will be interesting. Whatever you do, just don't start on Landcross anytime soon (lol).
     
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    :jawdropper: 

    Holy crap bh! It's like you scanned my mind and decided to make a combiner based on my favorite preferences!

    Jets and Planes? Check!
    No additional combining parts? Check!
    More than just 5 team members? How 'bout 9? WTF?!?!?!

    I am totally psyched to see how this turns out. Sorry it meant having to break a resolution :wink:  but I'm really glad you decided to share this!
     
  9. Destructicon 1

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    wow looks like it will REALLY b something cool. im using some of the same peices 4 my 6 man superion. cant wait 2 c it
     
  10. the (H)i(GH)con

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    Wow, you really put alot of thought into this already... Can't wait to see it done. Looks good so far and...... "You do the figgerin, I'll do the triggerin"..... Classic! I love it!
     
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    are the shoulders going to be way above his head, or are you gonna add another bot above the torso?
     
  12. big hank

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    Glad ya like!

    Height ain't everything! I still wanna get pics of yours and mine duking it out! Hell yeah!

    Believe me, no time soon! Ha!

    Cool! Glad you like the idea, I say give it a go yourself!:thumbs2: 

    Awesome! You, UltraMagnus2008, and I need to get pics of a battle royale with giant combiners! That would be sicko!

    Thanks! I love that motto myself, it really shows Sparkbreaker's shoot first mentality!

    Silverbolt(Skyblazer) will act as a chestpiece to tie it all together! Sorry, I uploaded the wrong pic, here is the one with the green outline showing Silverbolt's(Skyblazer) eventual orientation. Diavolus Legion's head will sit atop SB in the conventional spot.

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