Minor/Repaint: Energon Rack n' Ruin

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  1. The Librarian

    The Librarian Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'll probably be kicked off the board for this, but I happen to quite like Energon Wideload. No, really. (And I do mean Wideload, not his bright blue mistake of a brother, Duststorm)

    Anyway, during my quest for the all green Devestator (that's Constructicon Maximus for Hasbro's benefit) I was toying about with my twin Wideloads when I suddenly noticed that it was possible to join them together. You just have to remove the crane from one and the hand from another and they plug together perfectly.

    So, with a bit of practice, a bit of lego, some spare stickers and a few strips of double-sided sticky tape, I give you:

    Rack n’ Ruin

    Whilst the Decepticon’s attempts to replicate the Powerlinx process eventually led to the Cosntructicons, numerous earlier experiments resulted in the creation of highly unstable mechanoids who were quickly discarded as failures. Two such ‘prototypes’ were Rack and Ruin. Permanently fused together, they escaped from the scrap heap and eventually found their way to an Autobot base. Though the soldiers took them in, it soon became apparent that no one really knew what to do with the strange, conjoined robots. They were passed from squad to squad until they eventually ended up in the elite battle unit known as the Wreckers.

    Harbouring deep-seated hatred for their creators, Rack n’ Ruin have turned that anger into an impressive Decepticon body count. Indeed, the sight of the two small Autobots charging across the battlefield wielding a turbo-hammer and a laser anvil is something most of Megatron’s lieutenants have come to dread.

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    Using the anvil as a laser:

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    Ouch! Wrecking and ruling in their own, unique style:

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    They shouldn't really have an alt-mode but I gave them one anyway. And yes, it actually rolls along like that:

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    This would look a lot better if I could a) paint or b) kitbash properly but I can't, so just view its as a cheap and cheerful way to update that most unusual of Wreckers.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Interesting concept. I like it.
     
  3. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    haha. the wreckers live!

    now do impactor. :) 
     
  4. GALVATOM

    GALVATOM Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! So unique I love it. Hmmm I recon a blue and red colour scheme would look really nice here otherwise the back story you have of decepticons trying to mimic the powerlinx method is gold. I really like it!
     
  5. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    TL:

    What KA said, and also Xaaron. Impactor might be made from Energon Signal Flare.
    He already has the interchangeable tool-arm and about the right chest shape.
    Your Rack-n-ruin's great , by the way.
     
  6. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    :D  Born separate, now will die together.
    Like the concept, it's very unique.
     
  7. Edgewise

    Edgewise updated homage

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    Very cool use of Wideload!

    I like the mold too and have made an all green "Devastator Maximus"
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    That really is a neat, unique concept.
     
  9. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    pritty kool man
     
  10. mattarmstrong

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    love the back story and the bash is sweet
     
  11. The Librarian

    The Librarian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    KA, Autobus Prime: Way beyond my capabilities, but I do think that Cybertron Defence Red Alert would make a perfect Impactor...

    GALVATOM: Well, these two'll stay as green as their G1 counterparts. Still, it's a thought...

    Brave Magnus: The original concept is, naturally enough, the work of Mr Furman. But I did enjoy integrating him into the Armadaverse.

    Everyone else: Thanks as always!


    A final shot, with his fellow Energon Wreckers (as I see tham), Springer, Landmine and Clawhammer (names changed to make them more fitting).


    What caption fits here? In the words of the master...

    WRECK AND RULE!!

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  12. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    I like it. And the background story fits it perfectly.

    Great job, The Librarian.
     

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