Heavy/Scratch: GOBOT Destroyer

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  1. Tom_Servo

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    I'm very pleased to tell you that this figure was the first place winner of the Sector 70 Challenge of the Gobots Challenge, DESTROYER.
    He's a big bad tank with a big bad head. I made him from a toy tank, a bunch of styrene and a pair of Cybertron Bulkhead arms. The bulkhead hands still flip up into his wrists, so he still has his right hand in there. The cannon extension pegs onto the gun nub that flips out.
    A while ago, I made a Warpath- still incomplete- from the same toy tank. I think it's pretty neat that two such different toys came out of the same source.
    Thanks to everyone who voted!
     

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  2. Tom_Servo

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    And the WIPs
     

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    LOVE him!

    Reminds me of my first scratch-build, a dlx scale Brawl made from a cheap toy tank and a lot of blood sweat and tears :) 
     
  4. Kryptokron

    Kryptokron Bleeper of Blorps

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    Daaaamn! That is some nice work there man! I always liked Destroyer as a kid, and this is a pretty homage!
     
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    Very nice job man, this came out awesome! I had Destroyer as a kid, and that thing was SOLID, LOTS of metal on him. The Gobots were a uniquely different breed of transforming bots...there will always be a place in my heart for these guys.

    Oh, and GREAT job on the Warpath too by the way!!
     
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    This is friggin' awesome !

    I recently re-bought the original Destroyer as a collector item.

    You Sir, have done him so much justice with this articulated hommage custom.
    Only minor nitpick's the altmode ; the US M60 tank instead of a German Leopard 1 tank.... but... they do share some design similarities.

    Robot mode is just amazing. Love the anonimous turrethead :thumbs2: 
     
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    Top shelf work.
     
  8. Tom_Servo

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    Thanks so much to everyone for your kind words! This is one that I really got into. I have to admit that I HATED the big Gobots as a kid. I thought that their big weird heads were really dumb. I'm still not crazy about the car guys but Destroyer here has really grown on me. I see the turret head as him being really bad-assed and not wanting his bot mode to be any less powerful than his tank mode.
    Yes, not the right model tank, but I got this one in a ten dollar army set at RITE AID, so you can't really beat that. I did remember make him the iron cross stickers.
    One of these day's I'll finish that Warpath, I promise!
     
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    Amazing!!!
     

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