Perceptor (WIP)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    UPDATE : Head is available on this thread : http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/junk-...d-thread-buster-prime-head-available-now.html

    Been wanting to get this guy articulated up for a while. Always had some love for the Autobot scientist...
    Plan to articulate his hips and (hopefully) the shoulders (though it will be very tough. Also gonna have his head on a ball joint and articulated hands.
    Here's a sneak peak at the head. It's the original Perceptor helmet, but with a more accurate face inside it (from an Alternator)

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    update. Added waist and upper leg articulation, allowing the legs to bend forward and backwards from the hip. I cut out a "U" shape in the existing leg allowing the round part from an existing scale waist. Shaved off the front and bottom of the existing scale waist squaring it off and attached the Perceptor waist front. The hip covers still fit around this, keeping the entire waist/crotch assembly Perceptor parts.

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    this bitch is done. I REALLY wanted (better) shoulder articulation, and it was a %$%* nightmare making it happen. I had to make it so the shoulders clear the chest, but ALSO so they telescope inwards for microscope mode. There are extended pegs which telescope into tubes, the shoulder has a socket for the ball joint in it. VERY precise and tight fit. Seen this figure done before, and understand why no one's bothered with the arms. Gonna put small inserts under the torso, above the hips to fill in that area a little better...

    So, he's done waiting on the (head) casting to dry. Will paint him tonight.

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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Looks nice so far. Do you plan on casting this head (assuming you're still doing that)?
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    damn, that's a great idea. Thanks man!
     
  4. TRANSJAZZ

    TRANSJAZZ Fighting Cancer RIP 10/31/16 Veteran

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    I like the idea, ancious to see it completed.
     
  5. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Great use of the Alt face insert (Smokescreen?) Your stuff has always been good, but lately you've been knocking them out of the park. Really looking forward to the rest of this guy!
     
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    So far so good! But how do you slide in the Alternator face?.....
    "Gamma waves in this sector of space create marginal navigation probablilites, however........uhh, yes I believe I can. The planet Junk is in this vicinity." :D 
     
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    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    yes, this head should be casted!
     
  8. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    Gotta agree about casting it. Looks real good.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    cast poured.
     
  10. destrongerlupus

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    Brilliant move on the head, very best-of-both-worlds :) 

    One of my favorite characters as well, can't wait to see what you do with him!
     
  11. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    thanks man!

    updated OP with waist/hip mods
     
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    looking very good. i bought a G1 perceptor on ebay a couple of weeks ago to articulate, but I think i'm going to pass on the project, so if you're in need of his scope, figure parts, knobs, or shoulder flaps, lmk
     
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    thanks V, I've luckily got my junker from when I was a kid. it's always nice to have a spare nearby to do some testing on.
     
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    forearm update
     
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    Whoo! A ton of progress already! Unsurprisingly, this one is going to come together nicely :) 
     
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    I don't recognize the hands. Where are those from? They look really nice.
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    awesome
     
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    Love the head!!!
     
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    I love the head!
     
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    He looks great so far! I've been meaning to do this since I saw Wheeljack's from a few years ago. I was going to sculpt the face on mine. It never occurred to me that an Alt face would fit.
    BTW, I have that exact same truck toy dismantled on my desk. Did you use it for the trailer too?

    Satomiblood- Holy crap, is that Alex Kidd?! You rock my Miracleworld dude!
     
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