Heavy/Scratch: LSOTW: Pyro

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  1. javaco

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    it took me a lil while to decide to use Cybertron Mudflap or RTS Grapple. i had both molds already then decided that Grapple would look and work better.

    i didn't want the front of the cab becoming his chest so i turned him around. swapped the arms and lacked a chest.

    so i wanted this to be really comic accurate, so i started with the chest. totally made of styrene, and legos for connection points. it will be a parts former but thats ok sense he will be in robot mode 99% of the time.

    whats next..
    - weapons
    - added detail with styrene
    - arms, i might want to redo the arms, maybe if i buy a casting set, i can cast infernos arms and use those instead.

    tell me what you think

    UPDATE! 3/5/12
    got the head in from spoonman! its incredible. thanks so much!
    i drilled it out a little bit and pop a balljoint inside and here he is.

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    Update!!

    didn't add TOO much. but it def took a while to get those shoulders right. had to unscrew it all then pop them out. the pain was that one of the lights, the screw was stripped so i had to drill the hell outa it and pop in a new one. then to make them around the light bars. but i like the way they look.
    i also did the knees. that wasn't too bad. just a little detail to match the comic

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  2. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm JaAm aficionado

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    loving it so far =D
     
  3. wingsaber86

    wingsaber86 Well-Known Member

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    javaco javaco

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    iv looked at that before. but i honestly reallllly don't like the shape of it.
    im gonna try and do my best to make it look accurate to the comic.
     
  5. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Excellent styrene work there so far. I do think the head on Shapeways is a nice one, but I'm sure interested to see you do better than that.
     
  6. javaco

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    i hadn't planned too much on how to make the head yet
    but Spoonman sent me a message offering to make one for me. I gave him the picture from iGears Facebook of their prototype head for pyro, and he said he would try to make one based of that.

    so it should be awesome :D 
     
  7. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Great! This chest is spot on.
    I always enjoy your styrene skills.

    Nice that SM will make a head, I'm glad you didn't opted for that Calloways head, I don't like that design either, its too thin.
     
  8. javaco

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    thanks! i turn into a perfectionist when I'm working on my styrene. some isn't perfect and i know its gonna bother me hah.

    yeah the calloways one might work for a more g1 looking version, but not the idw version.
     
  9. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    This is going to be pretty sweet.

    If you're going to get rid of the head, PM me. Maybe we could work something out.
     
  10. Notilator

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    Can't wait to see the end product :D 
     
  11. Kenjo_Cybertron

    Kenjo_Cybertron Stalk him, tear him apart

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    shaping up nicely so far, i love the grapple/inferno toy choice
     
  12. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    That looks great! Glad you went with this mold, this looks like it'll work a lot better then Cybertron Mudflap. You're definitely off to a great start, can't wait to see this guy finished!
     
  13. cheetor71

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    Can't wait to see more.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    I feel like an Alternators Prime head would you get pretty far.
     
  15. kjyl

    kjyl I'm a shark.

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    Neat! I am doing a very similar custom so two questions. How do the arms slide back for transformation and how did you switch the panels on the arms so they transform properly?
     
  16. javaco

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    1. partsforming. i will be removing the chest and attaching it on top in truck mode.
    2. i didn't swap the panels. i plan on buying a molding kit, then making a mold of universe 2.0 infernos arms and modding them to fit on this guy. that way i can swap the panels to work right.
     
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    i think this is gonna be AWESOME

    i want one xD
     
  18. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    this is going to rock
     
  19. kjyl

    kjyl I'm a shark.

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    Thats what I decided on for 1 as well, thanks.
     
  20. javaco

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    update!
    didn't add TOO much. but it def took a while to get those shoulders right. had to unscrew it all then pop them out. the pain was that one of the lights, the screw was stripped so i had to drill the hell outa it and pop in a new one. then to make them around the light bars.
    but i like the way they look.
     

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