Heavy/Scratch: Gobots Cy-Kill: MK II

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  1. Satomiblood

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    ***All WIP pics can be found in the 4th post of this thread***

    This is a bonus figure that I'm working on for destrongerlupus as a thank-you for giving me the chance as a kitbasher on top of being an extremely patient customer.

    This is my second attempt at a custom Cy-Kill. Here's the first one from 2009: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/226787-gobots-cy-kill-mission-comprete.html

    The torso comes from a 2.0 Sideswipe, which is currently in the process of being bulked up by a cyber key (from S7 Hardtop) as well as lego, styrene, and bowei block bits. The arms are a combo of a G1 Splashdown and Cybertron Sideways. The upper pretender half is great because there's a hole that runs through the arm. The outer one is big enough to slide in a technic piece. I think the wheels will look better mounted this way. The legs are obviously from an Armada Blurr, which I also used in my first attempt. The same can be said of the exhaust pipes (from Cybertron Clocker). The rest is being rounded out by random lego and Gundam kibble. The wheels come from an Armada Sideways, but I've also been experimenting with a new pair from a KO RID bike. The rear is fatter than the front. I'm trying to decide between this particular set and the one from Armada Sideways.

    My partial inspiration for both Cy-Kills comes from the illustration below. I never wanted to model mine after the goofy Hanna-Barbera animation model. As with my other Gobot-inspired projects, I wanted to borrow design cues from the Transformers, something that can be appropriately displayed with the modern Classics line.

    Head courtesy of hXcpunk23.

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Cool a second version of Cy-Kill. I loved the first one, but can't wait to see what improvements for the second. Good luck, Satomiblood.
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think you do some really good work, and it's nice to see you revisiting this project. The first one is nice, but I think this is going to be worlds better. What are some of your plans for this one? What are some things that you plan to do differently based on your previous experience with this project?
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    WIP Pics

    Enjoy!
     

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  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, that's pretty ambitious and sounds very awesome! :thumb 
     
  6. Satomiblood

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    Thanks, Allen!
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Thanks for sharing buddy :thumb 
     
  8. B'Bantor

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    the first one looks like he was pulled right from the animation :) 
     
  9. destrongerlupus

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    Oh I've been so busy I didn't see you posted a WIP for this! So exciting! I think I may be more thrilled about this "bonus" than my actual commission!

    I just hope it doesn't come out so good that I loose all enthusiasm for my own (and COMPLETELY different) Cy-Kill project ;) 

    D/L
     
  10. Satomiblood

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    Well, I wouldn't go that far, but thanks.

    Glad to see you're enjoying it thus far. And I also hope this doesn't cause you to lose interest in your main commission, lol.
     
  11. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Oh Don't worry, I'm still very psyched to be able to cross the Omni's off my list!
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    Finally getting started.
     
  13. destrongerlupus

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    :)  :thumb 
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    best of luck on this
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    Thanks!
     
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    If anyone is interested in a tutorial of sorts, let me know.
     
  17. Satomiblood

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    Added some more WIP pics of the leg work. Right leg is finished. The left leg is shown unfinished so you can see how it's put together.
     
  18. destrongerlupus

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    Its fun seeing the details of your build in progress!
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    The hardening putty is a bit of a bitch to work with. I'm using Mighty Putty, but it cures a lot faster than I'm used to (Ave's had an easier working time), so you have to be precise with the amount you're using or you'll end up wasting a lot of the stuff.
     
  20. destrongerlupus

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    I HATE Mighty Putty, though I'm a big fan of 2-pary Expoxy putties in general.

    I prefer Aves Apoxie sculpt for detail work, and QuickSteel for structural stuff, though I'm currently playing with Loctite putty, with pretty god results. Mighty Putty for all the marketing hype is absolutely the worst stuff on the market.

    D/L
     

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