Minor/Repaint: Long Haul WIP

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  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Well I haven't done a WIP thread in a while, but the mods turned out really well on this guy, and I was excited to share. My wife found him for me today (love!), and I got to work on him right away. This is my absolute fave design from the new movie, but the toy was a mild let-down. I already knew what I was going to do to alleviate the wheel carriage being placed incorrectly, but I needed to get the figure in hand to see if I could cure his no-neck-itis. The fact that his head sat so tight to his shoulders was really throwing the feel of him way off. A quick ball joint addition helped immensely, and allows him to look forward when crouching (and not at his toes!) A swivel joint (donated by movie Longarm) was added to each side of the wheel assembly, and it allows the whole thing to move from vehicle position to bot position. Hasbro should have done this to begin with.
    So one qick pic, then off to bed. Painting starts tomorrow!
     

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  2. Jefrey8395

    Jefrey8395 Mr.COG

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    Hey Sculpt Quick Question,You Know Robot Replicas Sideswipe is there a way to mod the wheels to make him roll?
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Looking good man!! Damn good! Ball joint for the head makes such a huge difference.

    What's the armada prime in the background gonna be used for??
     
  4. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    O MAN!!!! I hope you do not mind, but I am going to copy you:p 
     
  5. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    i see there is also another wip next to him. who is it?
     
  6. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    I don't have the figure, but I like to think anything is possible!

    Motormaster. :) 

    I would love to see what you could do with the mold. Imitation is the best form of flattery.

    That one is top secret! COMING SOON!
     
  7. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    If you tell me there's not gonna be a tutorial, i might have to destroy the interwebs.
     
  8. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    you still post the pic beside the top-secret "product" to push it - i know that! - also with motormaster in the background!


    nice touchups, still waiting for the paintjob for my final opinion :) 
     
  9. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks a lot better for the mods! Looking forward to see what else you're going to do to improve it, other than the paintjob. Bulking him up a bit more? Articulated feet so he can balance flat-footed?
     
  10. Necrocom4

    Necrocom4 Well-Known Member

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    i second this. the only thing i dont like about him is he looks so...lanky and...scrawny. the mods are awesome but the figure itself is meh. i guess my biggest beef is that his legs make him look like hes up on stilts instead of the massive bulky legs hes supposed to have.
     
  11. Gearshift

    Gearshift Lady of the Dark Throne

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    I can live with his legs.

    However, I MUST do this mod. My cousin has a Longarm he's always hated and wanted to give to me, but I've never wanted it - until now... >=D

    EDIT: Wait, I have an idea! Why not move some of his back kibble to his legs? You know, that flap that covers his feet in vehicle mode. You should do that, it might help the look. Also, you should probably make his arms fold in so he transfroms into a Deluxe sized leg, if you're planning on making a Devastator.
     
  12. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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