Customs: Need advice... Groove can't be a motorcycle!

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  1. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm nearing the end of my huge project of creating non-transforming WST versions of G1 characters. I have 24 left to do :) 

    Groove will be one of the next ones I work on, but for some reason I really don't want him to be a motorcycle. I just can't deal with the scale issues, so I want to change him into some other vehicle.

    What do you think would best suit him? Here are some ideas I have:
    -Police SWAT APC vehicle
    -Lamborghini Police car (actually then I'd change his name to "Cruiser" which was originally going to be his name anyway).
    -"Paddywagon" police van

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Option 1: motorcycle with Sidecar (like Samurai Prowl). He'd still be slightly smaller than the rest, but the sidecar would make up for the mass issues.

    Option 2: go with the APC, but make it a cross between a real SWAT APC and '07 Wreckage.

    Just my $0.02. :) 
     
  3. frenzyrumble

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    how about a emergency response quad type vehicle?
    something like this :
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ha! That's F***ing brilliant! But still would have scale issues :( 
     
  5. Bigbot3030

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    I'd try and find something that was a little different vehicle mode wise. There is already a police car, and there is already a van, so I'd go with the SWAT APC. but if you were trying to keep it more in scale with streetwise, maybe the paddywagon.

    Randy!
     
  6. destrongerlupus

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    I've been struggling with this myself. I keep hoping to bump into some kind of exotic 3-wheeled Search and Rescue vehicle, or SOMETHING Rescue-themed with ANY kind of base other than 4-wheels.

    Haven't found anything yet...

    But what the hell, it's a good afternoon for some Google Image Seaching. I'm at work, so I can't save and attach, so I'm just posting links to some interesting ones:

    EarthQuake rescue
    http://www.instablogsimages.com/ima...e-concept-by-sasank-gopinathan_1_w9Mh5_69.jpg

    4-Wheeled, but the profile is Motor-cycle'y
    http://www.cars-show.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Ford-Rescue-X-Concept-Vehicle-04.jpg

    All terrain, mini-ambulance thingy (I kinda like this one)
    http://www.tuvie.com/wp-content/uploads/CARV-concept-vehicle.jpg

    Not sure if this is really a rescue vehcicle, but it came up
    http://klingpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/7-solar-rescue-vehicle_2_jie8m_69_fR45E_693.jpg

    THIS one is cool
    http://sclick.net/cool%20gadgets/funny-top-newest-high-tech-electronic-gadget/09/top-cool-latest-new-best-gadgets-landstorm-vehicle-side-493x246.jpg
     
  7. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    more wheels? Something like this might work well. Paint it up EMS and it would fit well:

    [​IMG]

    there's also no boat on the protectobot team...so a rescue boat or hovercraft might work well...
     
  8. Jaicen

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    Dude, have you never seen a Honda Goldwing?

    They have 1300cc engines, two sofa seats, heaters, speakers...
    Seriously, I have seen Goldwings that are bigger than Mini's.

    For me, slight scale issues take a backseat to accurate form. If it's not a bike, it's not Groove.
     
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    Honda FTW. I have a CX500. I, too, would go with a motorcycle...Groove is a motorcycle.
     
  10. Bigbot3030

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    While I agree that groove is cooler being a motorcycle, F_R's comment about a boat would be pretty awesome. they have land covered, and the air, but no water....I like this idea alot.
     
  11. Delta Star

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    Well, actually no! I can't seem to find the exact model of Goldwing anywhere online. I would really like to find it, too. Every time I find one, it looks like a modern version of the one that Groove was based on.
     
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    The goldwings are usually bulkiers bikes, maybe add a side cart for even more bulk, but still - tiny compared to the rest of the team. They are also not modern looking at all...

    [​IMG]

    haha, looks like WG...
     
  13. Bigbot3030

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    This is true, however it's hard to know how BIG those things really are by pictures. I'm a big guy and I think i'd have a hard time sitting one of those back up if they fell.

    can't remember if someone mentioned this, but what if you made it a goldwing trike? you'd get alot more mass (especially for his foot for combination), and it would still look like a motorcycle from the front. Something like this
    Road trip to Borth, bytecode
     

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