Heavy/Scratch: Leader class Shockwave DOTM scratch build

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  1. Robot_art

    Robot_art Well-Known Member

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    Shockwave is now up on ebay if you are curious. hooray


    Hi there,

    This is my leader class Shockwave figure from Dark of the Moon, he is slightly taller than optimus and megatron to keep him in proper scale with the movie.
    i have actually shown another version of this figure before but i decided to post him up as i have re-worked his paint job to make him a bit more purple and i wanted to get your oppinions on the build and paint. He is completely scratch built with no base figure at all to allow for the greatest amount of movie realism that i could make and using a megatron as a base just didnt get me the effect i wanted so i built him from his weirdo feet up. i actually quite like the feet all of those spikes and alien toe parts are all posable and speaking of posing here is a list of all of his moving bits.

    -Foot spikes and toes are all posable
    -ankle is balljointed
    -knee is posable and so is the knee guard
    -hips of course as well as the hip spike
    -waist is balljointed
    -shoulders and shoulder armour are both very posable with the shoulders haveing ratcheting joints
    -elbows are ratcheting joints
    -wrist is ball jointed
    -fingers are individually posable
    -head is ball jointed

    he also has a light up LED for his eye and he even has carved cybertronian glyphs in all the right areas. Well let me know what you think. he is for sale too but i will start a thread in the for sale section for that but if anyone wants him just
    send me a message ok. hope you like him :) 
     

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  2. Pimp My Toy

    Pimp My Toy AKA Jimster

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    Ah, knew I'd seen this before. One of my all time favourites; looking awesome!
     
  3. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Same custom...new post. I like it as much as I did last time, but wouldn't just updating the original post be more group friendly?
     
  4. vatarian

    vatarian SPIDER8ITCH

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    Oh. My. God. This is the best custom I've seen in more than a year.
     
  5. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    Very, very nice!
     
  6. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    WOW!
    Amazing.
    What was used?
     
  7. Robot_art

    Robot_art Well-Known Member

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    I actually mentioned that this was a different version of an earlier figure, he obviously is not the same figure, as that was sold months ago so I though a new figure, even a version 2.0, needed a new thread to avoid confusion. I am interested to hear if people prefer the more shiny and purple paint job of the figure in this post too, so please let me know.
     
  8. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    I like the paint, alot actually. Your work is always inspiring, didn't realize this wasn't a repaint of the same figure.
     
  9. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Wow, impressive work, love the overall details and the paintwork is very crisp, great!
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Wow dude, that's impressive! What were the materials used?
     
  11. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    great work and you are my fave customizer due to your amazing scratch building skills and attention to movie accuracy ! I just wondered if you cast any parts from your original designs for use on new versions?
     
  12. AndyHibbsCustom

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    I prefer this paint job also! keep up the amazing work !
     
  13. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Other than the head maybe looking a little off, this is probably one of the best I've seen.
    Is that hand the Fakebuster83 dread hand? If so, I used the same thing for mine, heh.
    Looks great man.
     
  14. Robot_art

    Robot_art Well-Known Member

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    Nope not the fakebuster hand, I scratch built this one myself. Glad you guys seem to like the newer paint job too :) 
     
  15. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Another marvelous Shockwave! Good work!
     
  16. Robot_art

    Robot_art Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick heads up, this guy is now listed on ebay if anyone wants to buy him for is curious what he goes for.
     
  17. Aeronnz

    Aeronnz Back in action!

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    I'm actually using pictures of your original to help me build mine. (It's so hard to find good DOTM Shockwave pics.) Glad you decided to update it, and make it look even more awesome!
     
  18. harrismonkey

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    I don't know if you made a mold or actually did both by hand. They look similar enough I'm suspicious you made a mold.

    If a mold does exist, have you considered talking to one of the 3rd party companies about producing these things?

    It's a very impressive piece of work. I'd easily spend $200 on something like this and I'm pretty sure other fans would as well. But the $1,000 range these have both gone for ebay is out of reach.

    Really, really nice work. (although I do agree with Unicron 9 that the head could use another pass) You are extremely talented!
     
  19. Rodimeister0088

    Rodimeister0088 Prime

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    this is just plain awesome. :) 
     
  20. prime326

    prime326 Autobot Leader

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    He looks good
     

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