Heavy/Scratch: G1 Predaking custom Addon set ala FP & CD

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  1. ZedzDead

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    G1 Predaking Addon custom set!!! DIY
    ***NO PREDACONS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CUSTOM***
    - with my shipment for all 6 Hercules figs still in the mail, i wanted to have a proper display partner for him - CANNOT WAIT!!
    first, i would like to say that i always wanted to get the Crazy Devy Kings Parts, but i could never stomach the cost as i'm sure i wasn't the only one. i wanted to create some addon pieces that would not harm the original pieces or bots. for example, the articulated head, the wings housing, and the wrist connectors are all unharmed and still mint. all that is left to do is make 2 custom flaps for the waist, and a custom sword. this custom fits tighter than a frogs ass and does not wobble. the connection areas are very sturdy and everything clicks into place except the legs which are held on by friction connection. TOTAL COST of project was 15 dollars sans tools and junker figs. take that CRAZY DEVY!!!!! I had fun making this and glad i could do it keeping my figs mint. ZedzDead
    PLEASE follow the link provided for more detailed pics.
    PREDAKING PHOTOS

    things i did are as follows:

    -loaded up the hollow areas in the feet with small lead fishing weights to give more stability
    -took the wrist connectors from the original fists and used them in unicron fists
    -used track shoe spikes for the knuckle dusters
    -unicron mid section heavily modified
    -articulated the head (modded alt ricochet head to fit inside helmet)
    -2 BIC pen cylinders, 6 rubber pen grips, 2 missiles from BM fig for cannons
    -various parts from armada unicron
    -various parts from energon landmine
    -various parts from alternators ricochet
    -various parts from some armada fig
    -2 paddle cutting boards for both wings
    -krylon FUSION semi gloss black
    -KRYLON 18K Gold leafing pen
    -Elmers acrylic black and red paint pens
    -epoxy, dremel, jig-saw, various files, sandpaper, imagination, and some hard work
    -2 full weekends labor time
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  2. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I love those thighs man, they fit predaking really nicely. awesome work! :) 
     
  3. Swaldem

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    OMG!!!! do you do commish for just the lower legs
     
  4. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    $15 very well spent i'd say because that looks a million times better than the Crezy Devy Kit!
    Excellent work!now get to the rest of them combiners!
     
  5. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    WOW ,so good
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    That's a work of beauty! I would like to see how you did the wings and the cannons? Any chance of a WiP thread? Like how you incorporated the use of velcro too.

    iDD
     
  7. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    If you follow the link I provided it sort of half assed shows you how I made the cannons. I used the soft side of a Velcro strip on the base to prevent scratching. I used electric tape on the center wall also to prevent scratching on the inside of the legs. I can do a more in depth tutorial for those wanting to fully understand the process as well as what parts I used and where. Epoxy played a large role set over existing pieces.
     
  8. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    i had to look at this on a bigger screen, you did a real knock out job on this Z
     
  9. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    DAMN that's pretty!
     
  10. iDarkDesign

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    I checked those out. Love how you use Razorclaws fists to lock the cannons in. Another question; Are the wings hollow on the outside too?

    iDD
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

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    While the style and build quality of it is amazing the fact that it makes his torso twice as long as it should be kinda ruins it. It makes me think of a wiener dog standing on its hind legs.
     
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  12. ZedzDead

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    The wings are solid pieces. I used a thin paddle cutting board for each wing. Perfect thickness
     
  13. minsok

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    I was also going to say his torso is too long. A good rule of thumb for robots is the fists should hang lower than the crotch.
     
  14. ZedzDead

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    his body length reminds me of cyb metroplex, which i like, and i do agree on all accts. i wanted to work on an upper torso filler made up of panels. i dont consider him a WIP, but i will add some more improvements as the ideas present them selves. i really wanted to articulate the feet, but thats a hurdle, but the upper filler is more of a possibility. overall for 4 days work i think it came out pretty nice and closer to the dreamwave lithograph like i was inspired by.
     
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    If you made a huge lion head to go over the smaller one and have it be centered farther down on his chest that would probably make the proportions look a lot more normal.
     
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  16. ZedzDead

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    I wouldn't know what to charge for this. It is about a solid week of work to get to that point. I would need some of the junker bots to complete it. I guess I could always consider a trade for things I want as well in exchange
     
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    This is honestly all you needed to make Predaking a masterpiece. :) 

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    Thank you! And thank everyone for all of the comments and crits. No handmade item is ever really perfect but for the time invested and materials used, I'm very happy about the way it turned out. I just needed a piece to display next to my tfc herc.
     
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    What's the Velcro for?
     
  20. ZedzDead

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    the velcro is just padding to prevent scratching. same with the electric tape on the inside wall that goes between razorclaws legs.
     

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