Heavy/Scratch: From the Deepest Darkest Parts of Cybertron...

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  1. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Decepticon: Deathtrap
    Sub-group: Insecticons
    Function: Ambush, stalker, and saboteur
    Motto: "Through infinite patience, meticulous observation and unrelenting tenacity, all opponents can be defeated."
    Alternate Mode: Antlion
    Strength:8
    Speed:4
    Intelligence:8
    Rank:3
    Endurance:10
    Firepower:7
    Bio: Whether waiting in the depths of Cybertron or in the subterranean depths of some other planet, Deathtrap is an obstacle that few wish to encounter. His patience is legendary on Cybertron. He would wait for mega-cycles at a time with no apparent function, no movement, seemingly in stasis-lock just observing, plotting his next move or for his hapless prey to come across his pre-established traps. Once they do, he strikes with lightning speed using his pincers. Although not as fast as his fellow Insecticons, he compensates with his armoured carapace which is extremely durable, capable of absorbing an exceptional degree of punishment. Along with his armour, Deathtrap sports his electro-scythe mandibles and polaron-disruptor cannons... Both are used to not destroy at first, but to immobilize his victims or disrupt automated defense networks, allowing him to execute his whims. Deathtrap constantly feigns ignorance, portraying himself as a mindless brute acting on instinct, but some know in reality he is brilliant tactician to be feared and respected.
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    Deathtrap was constructed from some really bad shape transformers, such as BW Cybershark, and parts of a really beat-up and broken back half of energon Landmine. I added the head from a Zoids piece, as are his weapons and his feet. I sculpted his face to resemble a skull, just because ;)  .
    His paint job is very, very rough, mainly because the issues of the conditions of the figures. So I opted to go with it and make it very gritty and grimy.
     

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  2. ssg4life

    ssg4life Well-Known Member

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    sweet looking character
     
  3. kregon

    kregon Well-Known Member

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    Very original, I approve!
     
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    Carpool Well-Known Member

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    Hes really cool looking. Nice grime to him.
     
  5. kiko315

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    Something Straxus might have scrounged up from his own closet, or from the bowels of Darkmount...

    Wait, did I say "scrounged"? ;) 

    Nice work!! and nice touch with the bio and the actual fig coming together... :) 
     
  6. Driftscreen

    Driftscreen Not-So-Mini-Con

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    I love the creativity and originality...that being said...KIBBLE! Its a scary amount lol. Good work though, congrats.
     
  7. Yaujta

    Yaujta Not a Bear TFW2005 Supporter

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    You also said 'bowels'.:D 

    I really like the premise, and the Cybertronian beast-form.
     
  8. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mates, I am still tweaking him, but the primary work is completed
    Man I love Straxus :)  Thanks a lot for the comments. I always try to create bios for my figs, as it helps me flesh out the look of the character.

    Yeah, there is A LOT of Kibble, but in it really couldn't be helped in this situation. I was able to utilize his extra "stuff" as some kind of energy collector and configure a "flight-mode" option in his Antlion form.
    Aye thanks, I like animal molds a lot, and G1 had a lot of Iconic ones. This is just my attempt to continue a trend, without going too Beastwars by opting a more machine (in this case a tank) based mode with animal aspects.
     
  9. Tyripticon

    Tyripticon I will crush megatron

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    Thats Awesome Cool charecter. for an insecticon hese very high tec wich makes him cooler
     
  10. DMcB360

    DMcB360 Radicon G2

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    I dig the tankish beatle feel. he looks like he'd hang out with BW TM scavenger :p  he seems like a neat contrast to bludgeon, like if he had a brother with a beast mode. kool head for sure.
     
  11. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate, I tried not to make him too over-powered, but still dangerous

    Thanks... I posted below some close-up shots of his face modifications, and his "flight-mode"

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    Plasma Grenade:
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    ThisGuy True Leader

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    Pretty cool. I like it.
     
  13. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Thnx mate
     
  14. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    nice man. nice
     
  15. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    thanks mate!
     
  16. G1SoundWave666

    G1SoundWave666 ULTIMATE DECEPTICON

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    Love the head mold lots of good details:D 
     
  17. Stormvapor

    Stormvapor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, the head is originally Sharpedge's with re-shaping and sculpted that skull-like visage because I felt it would work against all that back kibble (kinda making that same kibble look like wings or a cloak).
     
  18. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Wow, I love everything about this, super serial. I mean, you've not only got a freakishly nice head, but it really looks like you used what you had to your advantage (parts, paint, etc) , and the multiple modes & display options really add to it.

    Also if there's space in the alt mode, what about finding some matching claws or something to go on his arms or hands? Like, sort of along similar lines as what he's got on his feet, except a little bit longer. Not a big deal or anything, but just an idea that came to mind.
     
  19. Stormvapor

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    Thanks, I was pondering about tossing on some manipulating hands of an insect-type, but tossed the idea out... maybe i should re-examine that idea.
     
  20. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Okay this guy is freakishly wicked because his weapon, the Plasma Grenade is the same weapon as Heisei Mechagodzilla uses and that he transforms into a Cybertronian ant-lion is clever. So I'm impressed.
     

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