Heavy/Scratch: IDW Whirl Upgrade Kit

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  1. javaco

    javaco javaco

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    seeing Unicron9s post on whirl got me wanting to show off what Iv been working on. his definitely looks like its going to be SPOT on and i can't wait to see it done. but I'm going for more of an upgrade kit for shape ways release. so not 100% accurate, but a decent representation of the character.

    Back to the modeling. Been working on an upgrade kit for HFTD Tomahawk mold to make him into the idw Whirl we all know and love.

    Here are the Shapeways Links (Recommended material: White Strong and Flexible. not polished)
    Full Whirl Upgrade Kit
    Full Whirl Upgrade Kit Sprue
    Whirl head in Frosted Ultra Detail

    There are now two options. One Sprued and one not (except for smaller parts)
    Sprued would be best for those who want to order it in regular WSF plastic while the non sprued would be best for Polished that way all parts gets polished evenly on all sides

    BEFORE YOU BUY! READ HERE!
    Nonnef and I will be working on a collaboration similar to how he is with Ariel Lemon/Fakebusker. We are working on a few projects and this is one of them. We plan to make a mold of the original figure (tomahawk) to sell with this set already attached and in close to accurate color plastic. So you can buy the shape ways version now, or wait till a full figure is released. We have not yet started on getting things set up to make a full figure so it won't be for a long time from now. Just a heads up

    set will include:
    -lower legs
    -feet
    -both arms (bicep, forearm,claws)
    -attachment to claws to hold a 5mm weapon
    -head with a neck
    -wing type parts on his back
    -lower cockpit cannons
    -one Great Sword

    check it out.

    Update 6/9
    DONE! The kit is finally ready! got my last print and everything works just great! here are some new pics

    [​IMG]IMG_5261 by javierwashere1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_5259 by javierwashere1, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_5262 by javierwashere1, on Flickr

    now for some instruction pics. I will post a video in the future but right now these pictures will have to do. and if you have any other questions, please ask.
    CLICK HERE FOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION PICTURES
     

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  2. aledromo

    aledromo Decepticon at the Gate

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    I want this. Thread subscribed. I just hope I can use it without the fists, as I've already cut those off the mold!
     
  3. javaco

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    this replaces the whole arm basically.
     
  4. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow that's impressive.
     
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  6. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Might be the answer to what I should do about the head on mine if you put it up for sale!
     
  7. javaco

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    it definitely will be. once i get it all tested from shape ways it will be available to sale separately.

    and if balljoint sizes don't match, i can definitely make another option for you with the right size
     
  8. Yaujta

    Yaujta Broken. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Will it still transform with the add-ons?
     
  9. primushatesyou

    primushatesyou Crusadercon

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    This is amazing!!! Can't wait for this!

    One question, aren't his wings attached on the back of his shoulders?
     
  10. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah if this transforms it is 120% bought. I have a GDO Springer set aside for a Whirl custom.
     
  11. danno

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    made an account to say just how freaking beautiful this is
     
  12. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

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    I would buy this in a heart beat, if I had the base mold to build on
     
  13. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice!
     
  14. javaco

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    It definitely will transform

    The wings attach to the ball joints on his body facing backward. So not on his shoulders but close enough.

    It does, it won't be the most solid looking but I'm trying my best to make it look good
     
  15. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I eagerly look forward to seeing vehicle mode.
     
  16. primushatesyou

    primushatesyou Crusadercon

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    Good enough for me! I'm definitely going to get this, or maybe commission it, since I've never made customs before.
     
  17. ichnach

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    as soon as this is ready I am in for most of it. unfortunately i already hacked off the legs and modified them :( 
     
  18. Novaburnhilde

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    Wow, that looks amazing! :D 

    Very impressed, and I can't wait to see the finished figure. :) 
     
  19. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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  20. Rodimus Prime1

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    Looks fantastic,

    it looks like with your leg and neck extensions, it increases the size to more of a voyager size?

    if not how much more height do you have a comparison shot next to a unmodified tomahawk
     

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