Heavy/Scratch: Movie-verse concept 'Seeker' (WIP)

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  1. jon5000

    jon5000 Tea-Drinker

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    *DESIGN HELP NEEDED* for Movie-verse concept 'Seeker' (WIP)

    Hello again to anyone who's been following in the discussions section. I thought I'd made enough progress so that I can now properly call this a WIP.

    For everyone else, this is my third concept kitbash in the movie-verse line - this time an as yet officially named Seeker.

    Just as in ROTF, the idea is that this guy has been living among us for many years. Whereas Jetfire stowed away as an SR-71, this chap decided to hide as arguably one of the greatest and largest locomotives in history, a 548 tonne Union Pacific 'Big Boy'.

    I'm not 100% on his name yet, however I'm mulling between Ultra Magnus (Latin for 'beyond big', quite apt in this case) or Omega Supreme (haven't looked that up yet...).

    So, there we go. Progress will be updated regularly as usual. Any ideas/suggestions lemme know!

    Happy bashing!
     

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  2. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    okay progress is going quite good but you know how crappy paint is, heres what ive got so far.
     

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  3. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    why not call him Raiden
    Raiden (雷電) is Japanese for "thunder and lightning'
    hes a combiner from the Headmasters season heres a link to show you if you
    dont know him already :p 
    Raiden - Transformers Wiki
     
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    or Railspike.....
     
  5. Ace Convoy

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    Being a Train lover I can't wait for the finished Seeker
     
  6. jon5000

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    Keep it up! :thumbs2: 


    Oooh, I quite like that.

    But on the other hand I still like the idea of something Latinized. Here in the UK looooads of trains/machines are given Latin names - association of power I suppose. I can just imagine actually having 'Ultra Magnus' embossed on his side and faceplate.

    Keep 'em coming!
     
  7. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    okay now he has 2 legs and a bod in progress.
     

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  8. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Why not call him Big Boi and install a speaker that plays Outkast songs? :D 

    Seriously, I really like the idea here! I voted for the locomotive in your poll and am really looking forward to the outcome! That head sculpt looks awesome!
     
  9. jon5000

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    Looking good. Love the concept. Really adds to the ancient seeker look.
     
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    Two Words.

    Big Daddy.


    :D 
     
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    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Personally if there was to be a transformer from a steam locomotive I'd choose to have it be from a LMS 2-6-2 Duchesses. They just looks so majestic and were the most powerful passenger locomotive built in the British Isles. (LMS Coronation Class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If British steam showed the world anything it was that it was possible to be powerful and aesthetically pleasing at the same time.)

    I've given some thought to locomotive names for transformers depending on alliegence

    Derail
    Headshunt
    Buffer Up
    Freight line
    Hauler
    Wheel Spin
    Boil Over
    Fast Track

    You can use one if you like but for an engine like a big boy I think Wheel Spin or Hauler might work well.
     
  13. jon5000

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    Ah yes, tis an absolute beauty. My grandad was very much a train fantatic and took particular pride in having all the Duchesses on his model railway!

    To be fair, there are plenty of beautiful locomotives out there that would serve this build well, however for me the appeal of the 'Big Boy' is in its immense size. Maybe its a sign of my mental age, but for me there's nothing cooler than transforming into the biggest train of them all! And I've estimated his height at about 110ft, so he'd definately be the biggest Autobot too - considering that Optimus stands at 28 feet lol!
     
  14. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    no need more paarts.. BUT KILL ZE LITTLE VUN ANYWAY!! MAHAHAHAHAHAHA! plz comment.
     

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    Nice job. I particularly like the wheels/piston arrangement on the thighs, aswell as the chest. As you can see, this train has a lot of wheels, so the more places to put them the better!

    Thanks dude. Definately helps!
     
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    whos that head from?
     
  17. mampy

    mampy Movie-Accurate Mampy

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    With all your awesome previous movie-verse work, I'm really lookin forward to this one. :) 
     
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    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    The head is from a bionicle called Tahu Mistika.

    Base of your other projects, this one is going to ROCK!!:dj 
     
  19. jon5000

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    Yep, thats a Bionicle head!

    I use Bionicle a lot on my customs. Mainly because they're affordable, but most importantly because they make for amazing poses! It just seems to fit very well with the movie aesthetic, in my opinion.

    Mixing various kits together you get some interesting results, and the plastic is really good quality.
     
  20. Optimus-wave

    Optimus-wave A.K.A. Omega-Wave

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    awwww u totally took my idea T^T but good job so far man!
     

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