Heavy/Scratch: LARGE PREDAKING (with a twist!) WIP

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  1. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Hi guys, since my 2nd combiner Defensor is curing it's paint and I still haven't received my Cybertron prime to start Menasor... I though why don't I use some ugly @SS bots who combine into an ugly @SS BEAST :D 

    Enjoy, comments are welcome ;) 

    UPDATE:
    MEGA change in plans, reworked DIVEBOMB :p 

    UPDATE2:
    Added same Leader Megs shoulder to Divebomb (like Rampage) thus changing Combiner-Arm transformation
    Upgrading Headstrong battle mode!

    UPDATE3: (well actually Nr4) Made Predakings head (using PM Prime + scrapper)
    (minor addition Photoshop Divebomb paintscheme!)
    EXTRA: also Photoshopped the head and I think It'll work with the rest ;) 

    UPDATE4:
    I can f*cking slap myself... I fell asleap during 3 extremely important Beastwars figures to finally continue the project :(  GGGGrrrrrrrr.....
    I missed out on another Transmetal Rhinox, BW Bonecrusher and BW Noctorro... which first of all are hard to find .... and these where in Germany and UK for-god-sakes :( 
    PLEASE can anyone who ones those 3 (on 1 of them, preferable all ofcourse) PM me..... I can't stand waiting!!
    Perhaps also a Lio Convoy (the big one) or maybe the smaller remold or Leo Breaker?

    UPDATE5:
    Disaster struck again... someone played a trick on me selling 3 major important figure for this project...
    1. I needed a second TM Cheetor since mine had no tail, guess flipping what?? I receive it without the &*^%#*$&^ TAIL!!! :( 
    2. I needed a second TM or BW Rhinox since mine had no HORN (pointy/sharp thingy), guess??? Yes received one without it (and missing a sidepanel)
    3. Need a Universe Leo or Lio Prime for center piece Razorclaw... got a BW Polarbear instead :(  might try to mod that one though :p 
    Then again I also have good news.. almost finished Tantrum today :D 
    (I swapped the TM Rhinox to be Tantrum and BW Rhinox for Headstrong)

    UPDATE6:
    Big friggin' update let the pictures do the talking...
    tomorrow more info and continuation of the project ;) 

    UPDATE7:
    Torso completed! Tomorrow mounting lower half to torso (wish me luck!)

    UPDATE8:
    It's going little slow... I'm taking a few more break and do some computer work etc.
    I've also started the individual alt-modes to give them more differences...
    I used HotGlue for the first time and also made a detachable LION'S Mane (no pic yet)
    So I gave TANTRUM (rhinox) a modded face :D  I like how it worked out and DigiColored

    UPDATE9:
    Well today I turned the boat around...for a spin :D 
    I have to rethink/rework the whole upperbody, since the Polarbear-Lion conversion has kinda radically changed in the last hour ;) 
    I think 1.it looks more Lion'ish 2.looks less Polarbear'ish 3.fits in to the Transmetal style better, he was the only team-member which kinda look UN-Transmetal'ish :p 

    UPDATE10:
    Ok today I've think I did something really cool...
    I swapped the lower legs between both Rhinox molds and made them more different looking, the Rhino gets the beefy legs and the Taurus the leftover!
    I also reworked the Upperbody Combined mode, so I gonna do Ver2. of the waist connection, not sure if I'm gonna have a swivel there... We'll see :) 

    UPDATE11:
    Well I couldn't stop and was on a roll :D  So I almost finished him up :p 

    UPDATE12:
    Finished painting the Combiner Feet + Hand add-ons
    Tantrum is next, stay tuned!

    UPDATE13:
    the body's of Headstrong and Tantrum are curing...
    working on the heads for some final changes...
    Tomorrow I hope the paint the body's of Rampage and Razorclaw
    Divebomb's last, since I do want him to have a seperate robot head :) 
    No pics this time ;)  I'm gonna try to build up the suspension and unveil the Robot mode TEAM PICS at the same time,
    then when all paint is cured I'll PHOTOGRAPH the BEASTMODE TEAM and FINALLY COMBINED

    UPDATE14:
    check 2nd POST I've made a major recipe list and current mod list!
    And couldn't wait to share another sneak preview :p 
    Headstrong & Tantrum robot mode, still need many touch-up's...
    problem Revell SM (SeidenMatt / SemiGloss) paint differ in glossiness :( 

    UPDATE15:
    4 done! Divebomb + combiner items next! :) 
    I need lots of touch-ups, but those can wait I'm in world of hurt today :( 
    BTW I'm already used to the glossiness differences and I'm ok with it ;) 

    UPDATE16:
    Almost there ... SO FF'in EXCITED... tomorrow the final bot DIVEBOMB assembly :p  check new pics for a teaser ;) 

    UPDATE17:
    Predaking will be revealed tomorow heheh ;)  sorry to let you wait 1day extra
    A video will be uploaded at the same time Predaking is done!


    HAHAHH FOOLED Y'ALL UPDATE!! ;)  TRANSMETAL PREDAKING BEHOLD!
     

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  2. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Reserved for future postings!!

    DIVEBOMB: (formers Beastwars Silverbolt)
    -designed a new transformation
    -I've swapped the the front and back arm/legs combo
    -cut of the remaining (previous backside) legs from the existing arms
    -grinded down the ears from the wolf form
    -scratchbuild some sort of beak from RID Megatron + Armada minicon
    -Incorporated removable RID Megatrons Wings + RID Prime ear-guns!
    -made a more solid hinge for new head transformation

    RAMPAGE: (former Transmetal Cheetor)
    -no more tiny/thin tail, replace and modded TM Rattrap tail
    -head modded RID X-Brawn

    HEADSTRONG: (former Armada Rhinox)
    -added/modded 2extra Front legs to replace the smaller rear legs
    -new nose/spike origin unknown
    -removed side-flap panels

    TANTRUM: (former Transmetal Rhinox)
    -added modified Energon Ravage tail (doubles as weapon)
    -added/modded 2extra Rear legs to replace the bulkier front legs
    -added Unicron head-spikes as horns
    -sculpted the bulls face with hot-glue
    -added/modified TM Cheetor head

    RAZORCLAW: (former Beastwars Polarclaw)
    -exchanged rear legs with modified Energon Ravage legs
    -repositioned arms to the former front leg position
    -added a standard set of Energon Ravage legs to the former arm position
    -grind away the ears and made a removable hot-glue mane
    -added a removable TM Rattrap tail with hot-glue modded tail
    -removed/modified secondary face to have an actual backside of a head
    -modded the back of the body to make sure the rear legs can rotate 180+

    UPDATE5:
    Added all modification descriptions to replicate or explain the recipe ;) 
     

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  3. Insecticons

    Insecticons The different Kitbasher

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    Isnt that RID Megatron? :O
    Well i LOVE what you doing there , Good luck!
     
  4. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    hmmm,i see divebomb is going to be based on R.I.D Megs,still i wonder if you give some parts from armada rhinox and cheetor on Headstrong and cheetor respectively would give them some more space for adding extra stuff here and there. and i hope predaking would have a big arse sword to swing around with,and i mean BIG,so big it will bring Ichigo and Clouds Swords to shame.
     
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    very nice, dude. i like where this is heading. incidentally, i'm working on a similar project actually with almost the same bots. i guess dutch minds think alike... okay, i'm not dutch but i live in holland ;) 
     
  6. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    How did you know? :D  LOL..
    I might even make Divebomb the centerpiece, but it's to early to be sure ;) 

    Rest assured... the sword will be, Baddass Iventive Gigantious...

    thnx for the advice, but looks like these TRANSMETALS got some 3rd transformatie attackmode stutt packaged in there, so no short off firepower I swear to god :D 
     
  7. G60Force

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    Cool... yeah I mentioned it on the creative board on time to get some advice for Tantrum, but in Holland it's a bitch to find the bots I need :( 

    thnx y'all!!
     
  8. knockoff

    knockoff Well-Known Member

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    i know what you mean. i've scoured tons of open/flea market and all around various lay-vendors, even on queensday, hoping to finding something, anything!

    but it's been tough. ebay has been my best friend since, lol.

    never give up the fight!
     
  9. Ramrider

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    Oddly enough, it was on a college trip to Amsterdam when I actually saw my first BW figs - I didn't know there was such a thing at the time (no internets), and they hadn't shown up in the UK yet.

    Love where you're going with this, and those hands look fantastic. I recognise Lego pieces (particularly the thumb), but are they designed to combine as a hand like that, or is it your own discovery?
     
  10. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    thnx mate! I did discover it, but not sure if anybody else already found out :p 

    UPDATE:
    Photoshopped the paintscheme for RAMPAGE & HEADSTRONG

    Stay tuned tonight I'll a WIP UPDATE of DIVEBOMB which has been heavily modded ;) 
     
  11. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    UPDATE: (Divebomb) AS PROMISED CHECK-OUT 2nd post :p 
     
  12. Ramrider

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    Blimey, I wouldn't have expected that - I'm looking forward to see what else you do to make him look more like a bird than a wolf. Are you going to tech S-bolt up so he looks less organic and fits in with the rest of the team? And do you plan to detach the wings for combination like the original, or are you still going to stick with the Megatron wings?
     
  13. G60Force

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    Heeheheh I sure hope so (not referring to the Wing removal, since I thing these wings are bit to small)... but will only work on Divebomb if I don't have better things todo, such as figuring out who's next :D 

    UPDATE: (first post)
    -Divebomb Photoshop colorscheme!


    As I'm typing this... inspiration strikes :p 
    I'm thinking of perhaps incorporating the RID Meggie's wings on Divebomb!
     
  14. Ramrider

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    Thinking about it, it might be worth keeping an eye out for a junker BW Tigerhawk/Universe Razorclaw to poach the wings from. They'd be roughly around the same sort of scale as the Megs wings you have, but they're actually bird-styled rather than batty.
    Also, glad you're remembering to keep the previous pics instead of just replacing them! ;) 
     
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    Damn, very interesting take on this indeed! Clever!
     
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    what are you going to do with the predakings wings?
     
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    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody! TFW2005 Supporter

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  18. G60Force

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    thnx for the tips... awfull since all are in the states and also pricey, but it's the shipping that kills the fun for me... just need to keep looking ;) 

    man thnx a lot!

    Not entirely sure yet, I'll go back to bashing after I get some sleep :D 

    Glad to hear ... hehe
     
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    WOW! one combiner after another! is menasor next?
     
  20. G60Force

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    Thnx :D 
    Well I'm not sure who's finished NEXT.. but I already started on PREDAKING ;) 
     

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