Heavy/Scratch: LSOTW: Impactor (WIP)w

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  1. javaco

    javaco javaco

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    well this was heavily inspired by Joey_Santana's version of Impactor
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/390685-impactor-lsotw-classics-generations.html

    and thanks to hthrun who traded me for the g1 perceptor. couldnt do this without you.

    i plan to make mine as similar as i can, just hopefully a more IDW accurate head.

    parts used to far:
    arms/ shoulder joints - Alt Swindle
    legs - G1 Perceptor
    body - Armada Demolisher

    UPDATE! 8/2/11
    Well i got an Astrotrain head. thanks to Spoonman. and im gonna mod it up of course to match Impactor. i changed up the hips by using bionicle ball joints. and i added a bicep swivel, which honestly isnt that great. its my first time attempting this. but i used bicep swivels from cybertron thundercracker cut down.

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    5/03/11
    im working on his harpoon/hook hand next, then maybe giving him some bicep articulation and then just added details to give him more of the Impactor look

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    let me know what you think
     

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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    if you're looking for heads I think RTS Perceptor's could pass as well as Astrotrain and Ironhides ;) 
     
  3. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    I KNEW Armada Demolishor's upper torso would work for an Impactor custom! Also, smart idea about the leftover treads from Perceptor's legs. I'm curious as to how you wil handle the sholder cannon, too.
     
  4. D-Unit

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    ^Or a Cyclonus with the "ears" cut off and sanded down. Nice stuff, man, I love the use of parts. Very original, not something I would have ever thought of.
     
  5. javaco

    javaco javaco

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    its actually not original at all... Joey_Santana did this first!
    only thing thats my own idea is the arms. he gets all the credit
     
  6. javaco

    javaco javaco

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    if any of you guys happen to have an extra rts perceptor head. let me know :D 
     
  7. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Sure you could :) 
    Pleasure doing business with you :thumbs2: 
     
  8. nicholsG1

    nicholsG1 Lord of Mini-Bots

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    are you still looking for an astrotrain?
     
  9. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Yaay! As I can see you're making this one great Javaco!

    I'm glad too see I could inspire you on the making of this and as far as I can see you are reproducing it brilliantly.

    Nice choice for the arms, and about the head, man just like Rotorstorm said if you manage to attach a balljointed RTS Perceptors head that will be spot on.

    I recently discovered that Classics Ironhide's head is sorta slightly small for this torso, but it can be used too.

    If you need any help just LMK.

    Good luck man.
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    I saw the original that Joey did (which was EPIC) and I love what you have here so far. You guys have both made me want to do one now, just for the fun of it. lol (I'll probably do more scratchbuilding since I don't have a G1 Perceptor, but it should be a fun build when/if I get around to it).
     
  11. javaco

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    it means a lot to hear you like it!
    hopefully i can get either an astrotrain or perceptor head for cheap soon.
    im so worried about doing the bicep rotation tho. i dont wanna fuck him up.
     
  12. javaco

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    update!
     
  13. Joey_Santana

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    Great! Now there ain't no more excuses to get him done Sir. :thumbs2: 
     
  14. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Awesome! That head fits on there pretty nicely and I think the bicep joints look solid.
     
  15. javaco

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    haha agreed! hopefully i work on him a lot in the next few weeks before i go back up to school. ha hes gonna need a bunch of work. specially on the head. but im sure ill finish, just not the paint. i never seem to get painting haha.

    yeah they are alright, ill see how they look in the morning, i used some apoxie sculpt on them.
     
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    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Slupt. Slupt? I think that's my new favorite word!!
     
  17. javaco

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    whoops! haha
    i fixed that!
     
  18. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Looking good!!!
     
  19. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    you and joeysantana have inspired me to go butcher a few good bots to make this bowl of awesome sauce!!!!
    i can't wait to see the end result!!!:drool: 
     
  20. javaco

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    i wish you luck!!
    if you need a head. definitely contact spoonman. he hooked me up with that head for a great price. and its awesome!
     

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