Heavy/Scratch: Impactor - Wreck & Rule!

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  1. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hello: Here is my rendition of Impactor from the UK comics. His cannon and chest has been modified from an Armada Smokescreen. A metallic paint job applied with an airbrush, dry brushing to look worn, details inked, and lots of scorch marks added. The Autobot symbol on top was carved into the Wreckers symbol and reprolabel versions added on the sides of the "tank" mode.
     

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  2. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Wow! I never noticed but it's as if that mould was designed directly from him. I always thought that figure to be a bit of a "turd", but seriously, you polished it up nicely. Great custom!!
     
  3. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    really nice man! ive wanted to see someone do an impactor for a long time. glad to see you rose to the challenge and took such a craptastic mold and made it awesome
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Just the attempt with making something cool from this mold gets a hat's off from me. Smokescreen is one of my least favorite TFs ever made.

    I really like everything you've done. However, I do have to say that he doesn't have the blockish, G1 feel the others do obviously. I think he'd make a better fit for Classics than G1. That being said, I think everything you've done with him is done really well. :thumb 
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Nice!
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    My only gripe is that harpoon is sticking out of the windshield..I guess thats used to impale Decepticons, but despite that it looks awesome.
     
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    Nice job, man!:thumbs2: 
     
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    Although on the other hand, he DOES have about the articulation of a G1 figure. So in that sense, he actually fits all right with the G1 figs in my opinion. :) 

    Anyhow, very nice work! I'm also not really a fan of this mold, but you did a great job repainting it! Can't believe there has never been an actual Impactor figure.
     
  9. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Can't say I saw this coming...ever.

    To think that you could even make something cool from this mold is alone worth applause.

    I alway's had plans to make one from a Beast Machines Tankor myself, but like most ideas, I just never got around to it.
     
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    lol good point
     
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    i got a spare armada smokescreen around.......ugh your really making me tempted to do this....impactor is my fave wrecker and i wish hasbro would make a figure for him........how did you do the grill like that? and also the gun...i can see you pretty much chopped half the crane off, but what is the rest of the new cannon made from?
     
  12. GeoKaiser

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    The gun pretty much has a Marks-A-Lot pen cap and putty crammed in the hole. I cut the wench off the front and put on the grill piece from under the wench off of another junk smokescreen.
     
  13. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just thought I'd bump this since the Wreckers comic is coming.
     
  14. ORIO

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    Nice job man! You CAN polish a turd!

    And honestly, I like this mold haha *ducks*
     
  15. GeoKaiser

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    Just thought I'd add the IDW Impactor cover for comparison...
     
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    Dang... that's just perfect! I've always wondered what could actually be made out of that mold, and you just found the perfect solution! Cheers! :D 

    zmog
     
  17. antapp

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    Quality job!
     
  18. dsn1014

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    Big Impactor fan here, this is quite nice, good job on a character that should have got a toy.
     
  19. ElSnarfo

    ElSnarfo Registered Slacker

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    I plan on getting my own Impactor.. by removing the Decepticon logo from Universe Ransack and replacing it with an Autobot logo
     
  20. kjeevahh

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    still just needs a new head to finish it off and stop him looking like a troll.

    here's how he would look with a last stand of the wreckers style head (the head is from the darkcave version)-

    [​IMG]
     

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