Defensor... Groove (Part 5 of 6)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    The scout of the Protectobots is here, GROOVE.

    Many thanks for mr. JAF, for providing awesome ideas to how I modded Armada Sideways into Groove. I tried to put my own spin on the concept of adding the new arms and using the back as the chest.

    I added a joint at the waist, allowing the top half of him to rotate around, so that the wheel ends up in the back of the leg, and the feet look more like they face forward. The chest plate is held on by a magnet. The arms are gundam, and the head comes from G1 or G2 Duststorm.

    The exhaust pipes/forearm cannons come from a ZOID. The front end of the BMW CHP style bike is die cast, got it off ebay. I pulled the saddle bags and back wheel from it also.

    I used Axer after all for the rear wheel holder, it also has a hinge on it, so it sits perpendicular to the leg while in robot...and the arm of Defensor.

    And yeah, that's a kickstand - pulled it off a dollar tree toy, drilled a hole in it and put a rubber washer between it and the bike to provide good tight friction.

    Finally, the enamels were layed down and official CHP decals were applied. Trying to be accurate with placement.

    So, yeah, the mods were pretty extensive on this little guy, but I am happy the way he turned out, looks (to me) much like a CHP bike, and nothing like Armada Sideways...


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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    that mold looks really good. excellent work as always.

    i'm loving the rims
     
  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Im sorry, wait? that was SIDEWAYS?!
    WOW! AWSOME! i didnt even reconized him!
    Even cooler is that you have him a kick stand :D  now there wont be any fallin over!
    This is one hell of a amazing Groove F_R! Awsome work! (As always)
    Now Bring out the monster! :D  Bring out Defensor!! :D  lol
     
  4. FrankyWest

    FrankyWest As far as it goes

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    I think this guy is my favorite, nice mod!
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Forgot to mention...the legs were also modded lots so he can bend at the knees (thanks again JAF)

    I also posted a pic of his back, because i think it looks awesome for a back ;) 
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Very awesome F_R! Your best of the bunch! No crits at all, it is perfect!:thumbs2: 
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Love it. Makes the mold useful after all.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Thanks guys, he took the longest to do/build. Real PITA making all the joints work properly without falling apart or breaking. The waist joint came from TFU Octane's leg I think...
     
  9. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Love it. Love them all....but this one takes the cake.
     
  10. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I can see Erik Estrada ridin' down the PCH right now!
     
  11. JAF

    JAF 1984

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    A++++ all the way F_R. You nailed this one and I'm glad you saved it for (next to) last. It's quite a finale to the individual bots.

    The back does look awesome.
     
  12. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Is this the one that almost made you throw your dremel across the room?
     
  13. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    damn thats awesome and im glad to see those Zoid parts you bought from me went to good use ;) 
     
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    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Duststorm? Don't you mean Rotorstorm?

    he's looking good, didn't recognise any bit of it as armada sideways untill i looked at his legs he looks so different.

    I just wish Hasbro would make another motorbike transformer that isn't basic sized or Arcee
     
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    Oh my god....man that is just...no word can describe it. You definately CANNOT tell that was Armada Sideways...Brilliant work man.
     
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    this one is really nice man. I would of never guess that this was Armada Sideways. A++++++
     
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    Man, it looks like an authentic Erick Estrada TF! Cold blloded, man. Just too much. (Does he come with a random Snickers bar for injured motorists? :lol )
     
  18. samtastic

    samtastic Herald of Wheelie

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    W O W ! ! !

    Can't wait to see the big guy in combined glory. You should get a big office at Hasbro, sir.
     
  19. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    My favorite one yet.

    I'm saving all my comments for Defensor - but these are looking great man.
     
  20. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I got to say Groove looks awesome. From the paint to the details itself he looks sweet. Can't wait to see Defensor, very soon.
     
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