Heavy/Scratch: Deluxe Ratchet into Swerve WIP

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Wheel_Jack, May 22, 2012.

  1. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Posts:
    1,044
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +11
    Ebay:
    UPDATED in POST #90
    UPDATED in POST #75
    UPDATED in POST #61
    UPDATED in POST #53
    UPDATED in POST #44
    UPDATED in POST #35
    UPDATED in POST #31
    UPDATED in POST #27


    Hi guys,
    I've been working on putting assembling some parts to convert the new deluxe ratchet (which is an awesome toy) into an updated Swerve to put in my classics collection. A special thanks to destrongerlupus for helping me out by testing my parts out. thanks man.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    With this same concept I'm considering doing Outback as well.
    Any thoughts on that?

    thanks for looking guys.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. cliffjumperftw1

    cliffjumperftw1 I have no idea what I'm doing.

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Posts:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    Texas
    Likes:
    +41
    Nice! :D 
     
  3. closetrat

    closetrat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Posts:
    3,641
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +111
    Looking good so far - can't wait for updates!
     
  4. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +112
    Very nice.
     
  5. benclark1982

    benclark1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Posts:
    1,577
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +5
    Outback for sure, nice work.
     
  6. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    11,193
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +97
    I think this would make for a great Outback.
     
  7. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Posts:
    5,152
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +2
    That's pretty cool. A very nice homage.
     
  8. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Posts:
    7,094
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +315
    Ebay:
    Very neat idea... his fake chest lends itself well to resculpting/retooling. :thumb 

    Hm... to further differentiate him from Ratchet... perhaps you can find a way so that his wheels are facing outwards rather than inwards? If the figure sports rotating hips, it'd be quite feasible... but idk since I don't have him atm. =.

    Nice sketch btw.
     
  9. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Posts:
    6,708
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +122
    I'm very excited to be helping out the insanely talented WJ on this one.

    Don't mind the mess in my apartment behind the prototypes, I give robot building and 3D printing priority over housekeeping ;) 

    Oooh, Outback is a GREAT idea!
     
  10. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    533
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    I love the chest peice? Definately do one for outback
     
  11. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Posts:
    15,429
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    The Emerald Isles
    Likes:
    +1,036
    Twitter:
    Flickr:
    Tumblr:
    Dude, that's freaking amazing! :D 
     
  12. batmanprime

    batmanprime Omega-con

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Posts:
    1,060
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +101
    Ebay:
    Ah hell dude, ya gotta do outback! Thats pure genious. And from there yer just a head swap away from Brawn.
    Now im three times as ticked off that nobody round here ever has ratchet in stock.

    You guys and yer awesome builds are bankrupt me for sure. Jerks. Lol
     
  13. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +112
    This is a worthy quest. Were I to quest, this is one quest I would partake in. In fact this quest is so nice that if that head and chest were for sale on Shapeways, I might very well quest it up.


    Quest.
     
  14. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    18,015
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +435
    Great idea, though I think somehow like the alt-mode works better in concept than the robot mode itself. For Outback and Swerve both, it feels like it needs the characteristic "backpack" (or whatever that huge collar should be called) to really cement the resemblance. Is there any way to mis-transform PRID Ratchet to achieve that?

    If that element could be resolved, I'd say this would definitely work for Outback as well.

    zmog
     
  15. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Posts:
    4,023
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +462
    so awesome.
    I love it!
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,975
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Likes:
    +188
    I really like this :thumb 
     
  17. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Posts:
    1,771
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +5
    both of u guys are awesome :) 
     
  18. glaug

    glaug Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    Posts:
    1,179
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +25
    I was literally just thinking about an hour ago "I wonder what you could to with PRiD Ratchet if you replaced his boring chest and head"... Nice work! :D 
     
  19. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +98
    Amazing work, and I think you'll get lots of interest if you make this available for sale. Not to mention that with some minor modifications, your idea could turn this guy into a number of possible bots...
    I also get a "swindle" vibe off of him; different head, but slightly similar chest to what you drew up. Painting this guy will be a b!tch, though. Lots of sanding, and all that white!
     
  20. leobreaker1977

    leobreaker1977 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Posts:
    964
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Barrie, Ontario Canada
    Likes:
    +1
    Ninos why you gotta make stuff that we will all want?lol this is a sweet conversion! I would be in for an outback too, and I guess if you did outback you'd have to do brawn, and if this is for swerve then smallfoot and gears......never mind! lmao
     

Share This Page