Heavy/Scratch: making my own brick cool! (Armada Overload) still a bit of a WIP

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by javaco, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. javaco

    javaco javaco

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,189
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3
    iv always loooved the overload figure, well the way it looked. but its articulation was.. well, terrible! i never really thought about him during the time of me doin customs until i saw Napjr's custom wip. and was inspired!
    so THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Napjr! haha

    welll i got to work back in october, but gave up due to frustration.
    finally i got bored a few days ago and decided its time to finish!

    i basically used the same concepts from Napjr's wip. heres his http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/211195-how-make-brick-cool-real-use-smokey-legs.html

    things i did:
    -ball jointed neck
    -articulated shoulders (made from universe dinobots thigh and hip joint)
    -articulated elbows (armada leader primes legs/ supermodes arms)
    -articulated hips (armada smokescreans legs)
    -articulated knees (rmada leader primes knees/ supermodes elbows)

    heres a few botmode pics
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    heres the neck
    [​IMG]

    heres how i did the hip and knee joints
    [​IMG]

    heres the elbow joint
    [​IMG]

    and now the shoulder joint
    [​IMG]


    so now all i have to do is some painting. just painting the joints to match the regular paint job

    and the alt mode.. idk bout that. i dont really like it in the first place. im tryin to figure something out that maybe i could attactch leader megatrons tank parts to him. make him sorta like a warpath but overload hah.
    im not sure!

    let me know what u think
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  2. bakublade

    bakublade Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Posts:
    141
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    thats really cool i wish i still had mine
     
  3. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Posts:
    2,879
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +23
    Ebay:
    Great work thus far... I'm looking forward to seeing your final result.
     
  4. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Posts:
    4,237
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    Lookin' good!
     
  5. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    20,022
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +51
    Ebay:
    Looks great! Can you turn it into the original alt mode? Or is it not possible after the mods?
     
  6. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Posts:
    4,237
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    It doesn't look like the mods affected the transformation...
     
  7. javaco

    javaco javaco

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,189
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3
    nope! mods dont affect it too much. only one part where the arms close together isnt perfect. but the parts connect together fine and it looks just as good!
    iv added a gun on his arm as well. ill put up more pics tomorrow
     
  8. Grimlock_king

    Grimlock_king Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Posts:
    312
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Hmm you maybe be able to help me with my idea, pm sent.
     
  9. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Posts:
    4,237
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +2
    Arm gun FTW!
     
  10. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Posts:
    1,717
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Looking real good man! I wish i could complete mine... maybe someday...
     
  11. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    1,184
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +1
    That's fantastic! I always liked the look of this mold, but hated the lack of articulation
     
  12. Vinjax01

    Vinjax01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Posts:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    I also love that figure! :thumbs2:  I wish I had the "guts" to do something like this. I've only added two wrist cannons to mine so he's not weaponless. That's it! I suck..I know!! :banghead: 
     
  13. javaco

    javaco javaco

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,189
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3
    yeah the arm gun is the tank gun from armada megatron!

    and thanks napjr. i really hope u do finish yours! i loved the colors and the head sculpt. it was great!
     
  14. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    20,022
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +51
    Ebay:
    Sweet man. I may have to try this myself :) 
     
  15. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    17,586
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +88
    Damn... you're reminding me why I liked Overload in the first place...!!!

    I was planning on selling mine, and you're making it much harder to do that. Grrrr... ;) 

    zmog
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,596
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    I love Nap's and this is just as great! Keep goin' man* :thumb 

    *you too, Nap! :lol 
     
  17. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,741
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +82
    i love this. i so wish i new how to do it to my ultra magnus i made. i'd also like to see pics of what you have done napjr
     
  18. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    This is one of my fave figs. Looks and poses killer. Great work!
     
  19. javaco

    javaco javaco

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,189
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3
    thanks! but bad news D:
    the right arm, the socket in the shoulder just broke =[
    the arm was way too loose so i added glue, and i guess a little too much. so it cracked
    this stucks big time!
     
  20. javaco

    javaco javaco

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,189
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +3
    k problem fixed! i replaced the shoulder socket join with the leg join from beast machines megatron! :D 
     

Share This Page