Heavy/Scratch: Energon Barricade into Universe Octane

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Satomiblood, Feb 2, 2009.

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Energon Barricade re-engineered into TFU Octane

  1. Yes, TFU Octane was underwhelming and the figure needs revamped

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  2. No, it would be too much work

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  1. Satomiblood

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    So I was studying my TFU Octane lastnight and while I like the figure, I feel it leaves a lot to be desired. Now Energon Barricade's alt mode isn't totally different from Octane's truck mode. The only thing left to do would be to add the plane parts from Octane and then engineer them to make a third transformation using the Barricade mold. This would essentially be a remake of the Universe figure. Thoughts?

    p.s. I added a poll.
     

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  2. FrankyWest

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    I don't know about the "duability" of this project, But I, for one, would love to see it done!
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

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    Agreed!
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    I just like the idea of still going back the molds from the AEC trilogy and using them despite the more recent Classics/Universe releases. There are just so many possibilities. This is also why I want to make a Cybertron-only Menasor.
     
  5. OldsCut78

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    I can't wait to see this. Universe has to many problems.
     
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    I think it would be a big project, that's for sure. So i voted no. Maybe i'm biased because i like the mould...

    But, i'd still like to see the finshed product.
     
  7. Satomiblood

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    I like it too, but it has some room for improvement.
     
  8. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I vote yes because the Unicron Trilogy figures have potential to be in the Universe line, but with some mods here and there. It would be cool and besides I do like Universe Octane call me odd, but I'm sticky to this mold.
     
  9. Paul Prime

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    Do. It. Now.
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    personally, I think octane is awesome just as he is, even with his minor short-comings. But, having said that, if you're not happy with it, then make your own. :) 
     
  11. GENOZAUR

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    i say he makes for a damn good g1/classics universe combaticon onslaught

    or if its the classics universe repaint jpng1 icotry jarugar as that version of the figure happens to share a good bit of jarugars colorscheme
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    This will be equally fun and frustrating.
     
  13. FrankyWest

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    I wish you more fun than frustration !
     
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    Well, I definitely think Octane was poorly engineered, I pretty much think all three of his modes are lacking in some fashion. I don't know if this can be done, but if it can you'd be one of the few people capable of pulling it off :thumbs2: 
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    Nah, I can think of a lot of other customizers that can pull this one off. It's all just a matter of interest :) 
     
  16. David Hingtgen

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    I think it'd be great, but I wouldn't use Universe plane parts---if Universe Octane had just a bit bigger tail and wings, he'd look quite a bit better. (honestly, the original Univese Octane A-10 concept art would have worked a lot better IMHO, so many of the parts would fold up nicely---A-10's are over-used as alt-modes, but that's because their shape just works better than most anything else)
     
  17. REDLINE

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    the problem is you'd have to engineer it to TF differently, not just give it longer wings, as they have to fit inside the truck mode.
     
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    I just bought Octane today and I love him. I didn't before thinking he was a bad figure, but he surprised me. Still I would like to see this project done.
     
  19. big hank

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    Well, I wasn't overwhelmed with TFU Octane, so I give you the greenlight!:D 

    The toughest part, IMO would be to successfully hide the truck cab, not adding the plane parts. Figure that out, and I believe you're home free!

    I do, however, think the plane mode may end up being the weakest mode. I dunno?:confused: 
     
  20. Satomiblood

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    Yea, plane mode will obviously be the tricky part.

    Btw, if anyone has some extra Barricades and Tankors they're willing to part with, drop me a line.
     

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