Heavy/Scratch: FIRST POST!! NEED OPINIONS!!

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  1. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Hey everybody, Been lurking around in the shadows here for a while and thought I'd break the silence!! First off i'd like to say you Radicons totally rock!! I'm blown away by the amount of talent on these boards! Very inspirational! Back to business, I have been model making and customizing for a while and thought I'd share a couple of my latest WIPs with you. Nothing too much, just a set of fully articulated propeller/hands for 'ol Incinerator and my take on Classics Clones Fastlane and Cloudraker!! Fastlane is pretty much a straight up repaint, but Cloudraker is getting the full monty!! I was inspired yesterday when I stumbled across my loose Classics Mirage. As I looked him over I realized just how much a Formula race car looks like a jet fuselage and cockpit, only with wheels! Gears start turning, and a couple hours later... here ya are! I dig this mod, it will be hinged, so it can be a backpack in bot mode. But I think I will also do another that will parts-form, with a removable wing section. That way I can make a triplechanger out of him!! I'm thinkin' Octane, but calling him High Octane!! What I really need is you folks' opinion about the white engine scoop part around his knee area. If I remove it to make the plane sleeker, the clone bot effect is compromised. I was thinking that when I start sculpting the styrene I would make it like an intake grill, maybe for some sort of vertical take-off ability. So I ask you, should it stay or should it go? ANY and ALL critiques and comments are welcome, just lookin' for honest input!! BIG tHANKs and BASH ON!!!!!!!!!!
     

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  2. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those claw hands are friken sweet! Welcome to the boards and I can't wait to see your first finished piece.
     
  3. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Great idea!! I love that High Octane idea. I've never seen a Mirage modded like that. Welcome aboard, bro.
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Finally, someone has found a way to make those blades into hands. In a way I was thinking of that too, but didn't know how, but you my friend certainly found a situation, so good job. And well your ideas are sweet so hope to see more from ya soon.
     
  5. Nemesis Predaking

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    Whoa, Those are both sweet ideas. Looking forward to see these completed, Welcome aboard.
     
  6. SMOG

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    The Clones are BRILLIANT! A sharp idea, and executed in a completely convincing manner. I love it. I was thinking that Mirage would make an excellent Blurr with some modifications, but you've taken it one step further. The jet mode looks great!

    THe claw-blades for Incinerator are also pretty sweet! That must have taken some careful work! With his long arms, funny feet and long tail, those claws will really clinch the "monstrous" Movie Decepticon style for Incinerator!

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    Nice work!! I never looked at Mirage as a jet before..I like it, kinda gives me an idea for a Classics Scrouge or sweeps..;) 
     
  8. big hank

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    Thanks for all the kind words everybody!! It really helps motivate me knowing I'm not the only one interested in seeing these done!!

    Those claw hands are friken sweet!

    Friken Thanks!! I was hoping they would go over well!

    Finally, someone has found a way to make those blades into hands. In a way I was thinking of that too, but didn't know how, but you my friend certainly found a situation, so good job.

    I bet a lot of folks out there were thinking like you and I on these. It is very tedious but the payoff is SOOO worth it. There is over 30 parts in each hand!!


    THe claw-blades for Incinerator are also pretty sweet! That must have taken some careful work! With his long arms, funny feet and long tail, those claws will really clinch the "monstrous" Movie Decepticon style for Incinerator!

    I don't know about careful, I've got about a dozen 1.5 mm drill holes in my fingers!! He's gonna look menacing for sure with those big 'ol claws, but I will be modding the tail to be a vee-shaped backpack!! This is gonna make him very top-back heavy.... oh well, a whole new can of worms!!

    Great idea!! I love that High Octane idea. I've never seen a Mirage modded like that.

    Yeah, how cool would that mold look in cream, purple, and chrome!!

    Nice work!! I never looked at Mirage as a jet before..I like it, kinda gives me an idea for a Classics Scrouge or sweeps..

    Now your talkin' my language!! Scourge could be all kinds of awesome!!
     
  9. TheDevastator

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    Damn, those propellers are freakin' awesome! I'd pay for those. Also, I love what you're doing for Fastlane and Cloudraker. I can't believe how well you got Classics Mirage to look like a jet!
     
  10. big hank

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    Thank You!! Coming from a master basher like you it means alot!! I just applied the apoxie scult over Cloudraker's styrene panel about 15 minutes ago! Tomorrow I can start sanding and panel lining. The thrusters will be the front wheels modded, so it will have some continuity with Fastlane. They will swing out and sit on the ankle the same way. All the engineering and blueprinting is done, just have to get to it!!

    The propeller hands are really cool, I learned a lot by doing them. For example, tiny drill bits going 15,000rpm hurt like hell in your finger!! Seriously though, even though those prop/hands need to still be filed, sanded, filled and painted I believe I could do it much cleaner next time!!
     
  11. Rhinox555

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    Or Devcon.
     
  12. autobotx23

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    Hey!!! What happened to Cloudraker!! :gen069: 
     
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    Cloudraker is gonna be sick!!!! Get on it, man! :rock 
     
  14. Blunticus

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    Big Hank, I like the way you came out swinging. No little repaints or minor shenanigans for you sir. Well done.
     
  15. autobotx23

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    He's been sitting on Cloudraker for a while, and I think it is sooooo dope. I hope he lets me run wit the idea. :thumb 
     

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