Heavy/Scratch: Impactor - Classics/LSOTW - W.I.P.

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  1. Joey_Santana

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    Gents,

    I've been currently working on this guy, once again totally inpired on LSOTW version and blah blah blah...LOL

    This time I've choosen Armada Demolishor mould as base for this guy because it matches pretty much the IDW version as Impactor doesn't have a terrestrian altmode as far as I know. (I don't have a clue of what he transformed into on the early UK comics).

    Too much to do here as you can see and I'm still working on his shoulders, harpoon, knee plates, chest small side squares and of course the f***** head.

    He is 3,0 cm taller than Warbot Defender and stands very well in my Wreckers collection.

    The showder cannon I scratchbuilt from unused magnetic bank cards, which are pretty solid and at same time easy materials to handle.

    SUGGESTION REQUIRED: It's being really difficult to find a good head for this custom, this one I'm using I've found amongst the many severed heads I have in my junkyard. This is a modified Powerlinks Inferno's one and it matches very good his UK incarnation, but not IDWs...
    This head can be fold up to the altmode but I can't join the side parts of the torso together like in the original version of the mould because the head doesnt fit inside though.
    I'd like to use Classics Ironhide's head instead...but this mould has become kinda hard to find over here...any ideas????

    Greetings from Garrus-9, thanks for looking.
     

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    this is amazing i havent got around to reading the wreckers comic yet but it looks bad ass, not sure where to find that head though sorry
     
  3. The_Black_Sheep

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    Unlike Blurr ftw, I have read the TPB :lol  & I totally agree w/ him in that Impactor's coming along great! :thumb  The mish-mash of all those bits & pieces have come together to capture his LSOTW character nicely & a pissed-off Classics Ironhide head would capture his personality perfectly - it's just a shame that he's going for so much money on Ebay... :/
     
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    lookin great to me!!!!
     
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    Looking fantastic, that shoulder mounted gun is brilliant.

    I used a Classics Astrotrain head with some mods for mine but I think your best bet for a head would be RTS Perceptor. It even had a pissed off expression on it's face.
     
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    Great job Johnny B., I want to see it finished.
     
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    I'm doing something similar but came at a blank wall on the bottom half. What did you use? Looks good and the cannon...LOVE IT!
     
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    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    That looks great, a nice change of pace from the the captain america mold.
     
  9. Joey_Santana

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    Man, you should read it A.S.A.P. and probably you will love Impactor.
    Thanks.


    Thanks man.
    Ironhide's head is probably one of the best options indeed. I hope i can find some junker one around.

    Thanks bro.

    Yes man, I saw your version and it is pure WIN, the Astrotrains helmet matches preety much as well. Note taken.
    Thanks lad.

    Thanks And, I may need your help with some paint apps.

    Dude, I used G1 Perceptor legs, they are very solid, articulated and also very bulky.
    Demolishor's original botton parts are quite stupid, lower legs are too thin and the articulatons suck.
    The shoulder mounted cannon is my fav part either.
    Thanks and good luck on yours!

    Cap. America is a good mold, but is a terrestrian vehicle and also way big for my collection.
    Thanks pal.
     
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    I'm an Impactor fan, and I love what you have done so far, especially his alt mode, it's dead on. I think the RTS Perceptor head would work, with some modding. He also has that constipated look on his face. :lol 
     
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    This is looking really cool :thumb 
     
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    got LSOTW last night impactor is sweet i hope this comes out great
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    cant wait for color pics. this is wikid
     
  14. Joey_Santana

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    Thanks bro!
    That's why I wanted to use Ironhide's head man and the impossible did happen about it. I managed to get one! More details below.
    Perceptor's good too, but I ain't bold enough to sacrifice one.


    Thanks, pretty soon the final pics will pop up!

    Told ya would love him. ;) 

    Coming up soon mate! Thanks!


    * UPDATES - 07/04

    Good and bad news.

    Good one:
    The custom is finally finished up, and fully painted and it looks amazing, I really feel an unavoidable urge to post the pics but I'm not completely satisfied with the Inferno's head I'm using here...although it is looking really cool.

    Good and at same time bad one:

    The Ironhide's head issue.

    Member Brunkion76 , generously sent me an Ironhide head, but the mail service aparently is bitching me up and it seems like they are holding the package somewhere...somehow...or worst...they may have lost it. :( 

    Thank you so much Bryan, I promisse I'll be waiting a little longer and try to control my anxiety on posting the pics and not finishing it up without the item you sent me.

    There's something definitely wrong with my incoming shippings lately.
    I'm also waiting for some new deluxe Generations I got from ebay to arrive for over two months already and the tracking number is completely clueless...I don't have any idea where the items are and I'm furious because of it.

    Man...gotta tell ya something....F***** stupid mail services!

    Well...pics will be up soon.
     

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