Heavy/Scratch: MP Shockwave [WIP 60%]

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  1. G60Force

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    MP Shockwave [WIP 90%]

    Hi guys... long time ago I actually got an extra Uni. Silverbolt 2 copy other peepz work, but when I got a hold of a damaged Shockblast and finally started working on it, I thought why ruin other TF's if I could pull this of differently!

    So with only 1.5/2 days work I already present U this... LEGO enhanced TF!

    The electrics have been removed but the vulcan-switch will b used the power-up the blaster-arm + eye :) 

    O and I will have a extra swivel between the battery compartment & chest...

    UPDATE1: big step made, first transformation check is good enough already...
    I could let the legs slide in further but it will obstruct the toe... unless I hollow it out, but I'm afraid of instability...
    BTW I'm already 50% on working on a skirt and trying 2 make a retractable trigger (so I won't look like a robo d*ck)

    UPDATE2:
    Well another big progress 2day, I managed 2 put the trigger-c0ck on a balljoint (see last 2 pics, this will really make a big difference in botmode!)
    the skirts are also done, just need 2 hinge them i guess...
    and I decided 2 try out a real strange method never done b4:
    What I did was glueing the screws shut, so the legs can't be taken apart again and r already reasonably stiff.. after that I put on maskingtape, cut off the excess the get sum nice lines so it hopefully won't stand out 2 much and finally applied 3coats of superglue 2 stiffen/strengthen the tape (weird I know) So 2mrow when I wake up I'll pull out the inner legs from the slots (which btw already go down all the way now!) and then put sum superglue on the inside aswell + finalizing it with a layer of hotglue :D 

    UPDATE3:
    Everything is done except for some tuning on the legs & mouting the skorts..
    O and b4 I 4get need 2 do the electrics last & obviously painting :D 
    (the legs are designed 2 go: shorter/standard/longer mode)

    UPDATE3B:
    3pix added!

    UPDATE4:
    Done electrics + painting left :) 

    ]UPDATE5:
    Electrics done, 2 sets ... 1 wanted a red eye :p 
    (but can also be interchangeable like the laserguntip)
    Cleaning & painting left, but that might take a while cuz my new GF will stay for atleast 1-2 full weeks for the first time since normally only weekends.
    So lets see how things go & if we survive.. I'll ask her 2 marry me :D  (honest!)

    UPDATE6:
    Done (excluding paint obviously!).. electrics work, demo here:
    MP Shockwave Electrics test - YouTube
    + last pic added
    (hard 2 see with low lighting but gave the upper legs some panel lines etc.)

    UPDATE7:
    Almost ready ;) 


    UPDATE8: ADDED MORE WIP-SHOTS ON REQUEST!
     

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    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    nice job my friend, I love the use of lego's
     
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    Thnx man.. yeah I love Lego & TF's so combining is a must 4 me hehe :p 

    UPDATE1: big step made, first transformation check is good enough already...
    I could let the legs slide in further but it will obstruct the toe... unless I hollow it out, but I'm afraid of instability...
    BTW I'm already 50% on working on a skirt and trying 2 make a retractable trigger (so I won't look like a robo d*ck)
     
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    Those lego joints work really well. To avoid the lego-look you could putty them over and sculpt in some extra details too.

    Really nice WIP.. good luck finishing it!
     
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    Yup I will find a way, prolly not even putty...
    just carve some lines maybe and fill the hole with lego studs!

    UPDATE2:
    Well another big progress 2day, I managed 2 put the trigger-c0ck on a balljoint (see last 2 pics, this will really make a big difference in botmode!)
    the skirts are also done, just need 2 hinge them i guess...
    and I decided 2 try out a real strange method never done b4:
    What I did was glueing the screws shut, so the legs can't be taken apart again and r already reasonably stiff.. after that I put on maskingtape, cut off the excess the get sum nice lines so it hopefully won't stand out 2 much and finally applied 3coats of superglue 2 stiffen/strengthen the tape (weird I know) So 2mrow when I wake up I'll pull out the inner legs from the slots (which btw already go down all the way now!) and then put sum superglue on the inside aswell + finalizing it with a layer of hotglue :D 
     
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    UPDATE3:
    Everything is done except for some tuning on the legs & mouting the skorts..
    O and b4 I 4get need 2 do the electrics last & obviously painting :D 
    (the legs are designed 2 go: shorter/standard/longer mode)
     
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    Shaping up really well. I love this wipe. Ingenious
     
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    THNX man ;) 


    UPDATE3B:
    3pix added!
     
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    UPDATE4:
    Done electrics + painting left :) 
     
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    UPDATE5:
    Electrics done, 2 sets ... 1 wanted a red eye :p 
    (but can also be interchangeable like the laserguntip)
    Cleaning & painting left, but that might take a while cuz my new GF will stay for atleast 1-2 full weeks for the first time since normally only weekends.
    So lets see how things go & if we survive.. I'll ask her 2 marry me :D  (honest!)
     
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    this is a pretty kickass shockwave man. he has a great look to him. nice job!
     
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    Always an honor from a master like you, much appreciated...
    Well it exceeds my own expectations for a 5dollar project hehe :p 
    (the waist section was broken, also shoulder and laser... got it for 1euro)

    UPDATE6:
    Done (excluding paint obviously!).. electrics work, demo here:
    MP Shockwave Electrics test - YouTube
    + last pic added
    (hard 2 see with low lighting but gave the upper legs some panel lines etc.)
     
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    I'm getting excited :D 

    UPDATE7:
    Almost ready ;) 
     
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    Only one pic? :( 
     
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    I have more ;)  I needed 2 remove 2 change the thumbnail (1st) picture :( 
    that always bothers me ... but I will post all WIP shot here again and link them into the Finished version real soon :p  thnx!
     
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    Looks great so far though, I just got a junker Shackwave in the mail today so I'll be working on one too, can't wait to see the other pics for the shoulder mod sounds ingenious
     
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    Love the shade of purple, can't wait to see the finished article!
     
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    THNX GUYS :D 

    UPDATE8: ADDED MORE WIP-SHOTS ON REQUEST!

    Complete version will be posted within minutes, thnx 4 ur patience ;) 

    [LINK 2 FULL VERSION WILL B EDITTED HERE]
     

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