Minor/Repaint: DotM Wrecker Twin Twist

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  1. slackerforhire

    slackerforhire Well-Known Member

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    While the Wreckers are known for anything but subltety, Twin Twist comes the closest to fitting that description. Twin Twist mimics the appearance of his brother Topspin's alternate mode in order to cause confusion on the battlefield. It's not until the Decepticon feels his insides being mangled by Twin Twist's hydraulic drills, that he realizes that he's been duped (the name has a double meaning it's a twin... TWIST! *ahem* anyway...).

    Twin Twist has been outfitted with additional armor that allows him to be the "up close and personal" member of the team, without sacrificing speed. However, this armor is rarely needed, as Topspin always has his back at a distance with his massive array of firepower.

    Twin Twist comes equipped with two massive drills, which can mount on his shoulders and back, or his forearms. He also has a large claw on each hand, capable of crushing a Decepticon, or holding one in place while his drills go to work.


    Hello Folks!

    This is my take on the movieverse Wrecker, Twin Twist. I know Hasbro will have their own version soon enough (most likely with a story that works much better than mine).

    I started messing with my Topspin after seeing Jin's Topspin headswap. I didn't have that PCC figure, but I did have an Elita-1 collecting dust, so I went with that (as did wheeljack2010 in his far more awesome Leadfoot custom).

    I decided to keep the same alt mode colors and sponsors (*cough*because I'm lazy*cough*), but tweak the bot mode appearance and colors.

    I carved out the upper half of his chest and placed the upper chest piece from RotF Gears, to give him a bit more of an 'armored' look. I saw this Twin Twist as the melee specialist, leaving his brother to be the ranged specialist. Any melee guy is going to need some armor, and Gears' chest looked like it would be a perfect fit. Well... almost. The shoulders of the Gears piece had to be removed, and the backside of the chest had to be sanded fairly thin. Then, some slight sanding and cutting to Topspin's shoulders to allow clearance in alt mode. It was a very long process of sanding the chest and then sanding the shoulders, until everything fit. I then used Aves Apoxie to attach the new chest to the area removed from Topspin. I did all of this while he was in alt mode to guarantee there would be as little dragging as possible for this chest piece. I'm still kind of afraid that there will be some rub, so I'm hesitant to put it back into alt mode - I'm just too happy with how the paint job turned out.

    The only other real work was fitting two drills from a couple of Batman figures to Topspin's mechtech weapons, as well as reversing the arms on the weapons. The mechtech features still work, giving a "drill punch"-like action. While the drills are comically huge, I feel like they still work pretty well, and don't interfere with the alt mode when attached to the sides.

    As for painting, I just touched up the more 'machine' looking areas with black and then silver drybrushing to bring out more of the detail. In the end, I'm pretty happy.

    Any thoughts from my fellow board members?

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. wolverenz

    wolverenz Decepticon

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    the chromia head fits so perfect, very nice work bro! :thumb 
     
  3. wheeljack2010

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    Aha great work man! The added paint apps in bot mode are nice, and the drills are yummy:p  I've given thought to doing a movieverse Twin Twist and they work perfect for him. Which toy do they come from specifically? That head really suits that mold right?! Thanks for the nod, glad I helped inspire! Cheers!
     
  4. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    YES, this is pretty damn clever. Nice work
     
  5. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    The drills are awesome! Chromia/Elita's head is masculine and menacing, perfect for TwinTwist. I like, really like.

    I wonder if the entire wrecker crew could be NASCAR-ified? That would look killer.
     
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    I really like this. Great work.
     
  7. slackerforhire

    slackerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    Thanks! I like the head quite a bit I always felt it looked more streamlined than feminine, and works so well with this mold. The drills are from Drill Strike Batman.

    Thank you, Long Haul! I really appreciate it!

    Thank you! I've been absolutely blown away with all the customs and LED work you've been posting lately!

    I think they probably could do a whole NASCAR team - there are certainly enough cars to pull it off :)  ...although, I don't feel like Ultra Magnus would ever really be all that awesome being just a car... maybe one of the car's truck transports, though.
     
  8. Cyberson

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    Twin twist is Sick Nasty!!! I love the blue.
     
  9. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    :rock : So sick! :drool: 
     

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