Heavy/Scratch: MP Swoop

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TigerBlade, May 25, 2012.

  1. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    Forgot to up this guy in here!

    Knocked him out one afternoon (in total when I had received all the bits & bobs) a few weeks ago. I saw Scotscreams version a few months ago and loved the simplicity....perfect cartoon representation so decided to have a crack at my own, credit to Buzby74 for the missiles too. Here are the results:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    His huge wingspan:

    [​IMG]

    Comparison with MP Grimlock:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Not shown in the photo is the flame thrower in his mouth ala Grimmy in t-rex mode. In Pteradon mode you may notice the blue swivel is quite long under his beak.....that isn't there anymore (as seen in robot mode pic) as it is an old pic and has been shortened. One thing I might look into (or if anyone already knows please show me), is to look for chrome gold spray paint for the Pteradon head, feet and wing claws to match MP Grimlock......dunno if that's even possible tho?

    I know there has been loads of him done but I hope you all like :thumb 
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jnguyen

    jnguyen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Posts:
    933
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +7
    Wow man. Is there anything you can't do? Its crazy you do this just to fill your own collection as well
     
  3. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Posts:
    2,687
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Awesome work there, dude. In regards to your question about the gold chrome, I know Alclad has an awesome silver chrome paint. Try using that as a base and then experiment with some translucent yellows and oranges until you find that right look.

    <-- FrenzyRumble Alclad Tutorial
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 12, 2016
  4. Danilko

    Danilko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Posts:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Likes:
    +1
    Wow dude you're fast! I started building my own like one month ago,and still didn't finish. Great job! Mine will be ready in a week so maybe we can do comparison on them :) 
    Great work! Cheers!
     
  5. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    lol cheers man, looking at my collection only MP Grimlock hasn't been touched....crazy really!

    Cheers man and thanks for the link. I knew there would have to be a way and I reckon he'll look all the better for it too.

    Cheers mate but there is no comparison, I've gone for the simplified route.....your's has some awesome extra points of articulation and you've scratch built all the dino parts!
     
  6. Danilko

    Danilko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Posts:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Likes:
    +1
    I don't agree,I like minimalism so I think yours is just as good as mine will be! Simplicity works better most of the time.My project was more of an experiment ,trial of what is possible for me to do than straight forward bot build.So what's next? :) 
     
  7. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    Cheers dude!

    What's next?

    'Dinobot's...... destroy Devastator......'

    :D 
     
  8. Danilko

    Danilko Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Posts:
    308
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Likes:
    +1
    Now cannot wait! :D 
     
  9. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    It's nothing too special, just a modified, bigger G1 TFC Hercules.
     
  10. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2007
    Posts:
    19,215
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +1,447
    That would be so awesome. Devastator (Herc) is at great disadvantage...

    Awesome work man!

    How's about an Omega Supreme? ;) 
     
  11. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Posts:
    5,052
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +2,774
    In an afternoon he says casually!!!

    I don't know which is more amazing, the custom or the turnaround time! :lol 

    Seriously though, well done bud. :thumbs2:  If I had one crit it would be the pteradon mode beak; it seems too thin and rounded to me. But I know how difficult it is getting the exact curved contours you need, it's probably the most difficult aspect of scratch building.
     
  12. Buzby74

    Buzby74 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    615
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Turned out rally great. Make me want to finish my one off,
     
  13. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Posts:
    15,895
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +6,356
    F*** yeah!
    This totally rules!

    Love it!
     
  14. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    Cheers man, I'd love to do an Omega Supreme slightly bigger than my Devastator....maybe one day....

    Cheers man, the Pteradon parts are from a Zoid Gravity Ptera that have been modded to fit the fig so the only time I touched the beak was to paint it!

    Cheers man, get it done!! Are you doing any of the other Dinobots?

    Cheers man, the thing I like about it most is the wingspan. In pics it just doesn't do him justice but it just fits in a Detolf tip to tip :D 
     
  15. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Posts:
    5,151
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +1,138
    Cool ! Can we maybe get another pic to see how the bird feet are situated in bird-mode ?
     
  16. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    NP dude, out for the day now bit when I get back tonight I'll up pics of the rear dino.
     
  17. kryptofred

    kryptofred super-con

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Posts:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Looks awesome man. What did you use for the wings? Movie 1 Megs?
     
  18. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    Yup...borrowed from Scotscream's version :D  They suit the figure down to a tee and are absolutely perfect in size.

    I has found some nice metallic gold paint whilst out this morning, when I get back home again later I'll get the relevant parts painted and get updated pics on. Looking at the claws on MP Grimmys feet and it should look like that. We shall see!
     
  19. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    22,006
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +5,195
    OK painted with the metallic gold I found:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    and pics of feet in dino mode (the hands do fold in for a more sleek look but it was just a quick photo to show feet position):

    [​IMG]

    Not sure on the gold. In the cartoon he was obviously bright yellow so I'm quite conflicted. He does match with MP Grimlock better but I dunno......thoughts?
     
  20. Buzby74

    Buzby74 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Posts:
    615
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    I did Mp Slag recently, but wat to make changes to it. I will be making a complete set, except for Grimlock cuz I have the ToyRUs version. I went for a less kible approach on MP Slag, with a modified transformation, getting rid of the pig ugly (only my opinion) dino leg kibble. It came second in the Sector70 Dinobot challange the other month.

    How about yourself, are you planning on doing the others?
     

Share This Page