Heavy/Scratch: "Masterpiece" Shockwave (Pic Heavy)

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  1. Todd Hakusho

    Todd Hakusho Resident Gryphon

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    Hey gang, Todd here, and this time around I'm posting pics of my first actual scratch-built custom....a commissioned "Masterpiece" Shockwave. (Masterpiece is in quotations so people don't say "It's just an articulated G1 with new parts >:| lol)

    This piece was commissioned as an MP Shockwave, encorporating the engineering and transformation of the Generation 1 toy, with the aesthetics of superior articulation of later generation figures such as Energon Shockblast and MP Skywarp.

    Feedback and suggestions are all appreciated (because let's face it, if you don't LEARN what you're doing wrong, you'll do it again ;)  )

    Note: to get a general idea of what I'm trying to aim for, refer to this image; Dan-the-artguy on deviantART

    and so, the pics!

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    More pics and updates to come! :D 
     

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    So will this transform?
     
  3. Todd Hakusho

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    that's the plan man. The commissioner told me top make it closer to the G1 cartoon, but still transform into a gun. (albeit with thick legs he can't be held all that well lol...but the customer is always right, right?)
     
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    I wouldn't worry bout being unable to hold the gun mode. The robot mode is off to a great start.
     
  5. Todd Hakusho

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    hey thanks man :)  I really do love how it's coming along...;)  what's even better is the hand from MP Skywarp fits in scale with the G1 arms, and is the right colour :D 

    lol and I asked the commissioner, and they said what you just did; go for transformation, but if you can't pull it off, leave as an articulated figure
     
  6. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Oh man! Fast forward a few weeks please, I need to see this now!
     
  7. Todd Hakusho

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    patience my good man, patience :) 

    I'll have more updated pictures tomorrow ;P. Only reason I had to stop for tonight was I ran through my super glue and styrene xD
     
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    great start..
     
  9. Todd Hakusho

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    thank you man ^^
     
  10. Todd Hakusho

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    UPDATE! DECEMBER 1ST:

    I finished up the articulated hand and worked a bit more on the foot and leg. Still need to recast the feet and round them off to provide full articulation in the ankle...but that's for another day.

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    epic Shockwave point! :O (just so you know, this body is just for show...that's not the body I'm using ;)  )
     

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    I really like the progress here so far :D 
     
  13. Todd Hakusho

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    indeed! *high fives :D 

    *bows* merci good sir :)  when I get going on a project, it's incredibly hard to stop unless I run out of materials lol
     
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    ^Ooh..can't wait to see it finished!
     
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    "Keep on with the force don't stop/Don't stop 'til you get enough"

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    really digging the progress! Looks flipping awesome!
     
  17. Todd Hakusho

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    "Don't stop me NOW, I'm having such a good time, I'm having a ball!" ;) 


    lol I feel the exact same dude...and I'm the one making it. Guess this is one of those "I can't believe I made this" moments :) 
     
  18. Todd Hakusho

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    UPDATE! DECEMBER 2ND:

    Hey guys, I've got a few more updates for Shockwave.

    First up...the foot. I have added some more styrene to simulate the details on the original foot (such as grooves or the toe cap), and generally smoothed it out, prepping for Tamiya putty and eventual recasting.

    I have also added a bit more styrene to the leg, which now lets me move onto the opposite one....this should be fun trying to replicate the finished leg >_<

    NOTE: I may have more updated pics for today coming, they may be blocked into tomorrow if I take too long though lol

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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Dude that is sweet!!!!!! :thumb 
     
  20. Todd Hakusho

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    lol from both ends man...from both ends ^^
     

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