Heavy/Scratch: Powerglide/A-10 Scratchbuild/Kitbash

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  1. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    Powerglide/A-10 Scratchbuild/Kitbash WIP *Updated 5-28*

    So here it goes. I'm fairly new to the board (Been lurking for a month or so), and have finally gotten up the gusto to start this guy. The A-10 Thunderbolt II, aka Warthog, has been shamefully redesigned in to a horrid looking Thor instead of a decent Powerglide.

    This is an intense project, and I have a lot of plans for him. I haven't started tearing up the fuselage yet due to a few design restrictions (notably the hips, which I am working on), but I figured I would give you all a taste!

    I have yet to see a custom A-10 that actually transforms, or for that matter a Powerglide. Who can resist this egotistical wonder? If anyone has any ideas, or would like to show their Powerglide Pride, do it here. ;) 

    Please keep in mind that this is a COMPLETE redesign, done in honor of Powerglide, and not an attempt to resemble ANY of the previous models. Thus the additional leg joint and the engines being shoulder-mounted instead of leg-mounted.

    **UPDATE** 05-27-09

    Not too much in the way of building accomplished today, but I did acquire some star wars kibble and have FINALLY gotten the secret of their missile launcher technology hacked. Now I can go on to create INFINITE weapon launchers of unbridled distance and power by reverse-engineering their pitiful lasers....

    Below is the simplicity of their inner workings revealed, along with a minor update to the jetpack ;) 

    Also, I will be posting all of the updates to the front page instead of as new posts.

    **Update 5-28-09**

    The launchers are complete and fit perfectly inside of the engine block. Now I need to add the sliders to allow the launchers to push out about an inch and become shoulder cannons. I''m actually really happy about how this is coming together and this is probably going to be one of my favorite portions of the model.
     

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    this looks very cool. cant wait to see more
     
  3. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    THis is a big project. Best of luck to you, looking forward to seeing it done.
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Masterpeice Powerglide, eh? I wish you the best of luck, and expect me to pop in to see how it's coming:thumbs2: 
     
  5. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    This is pretty cool, I'm curious to see how it turns out for you. I currently have two scale airplane/transformer customs in progress. One is Starscream in WWII guise, the other is very large...and I won't give more away on him :D 
     
  6. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    Are you going for the HOS style starscream? Becasue that was an AMAZING concept.
     
  7. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I've not seen that one, I just had an old 1/48th plastic model kit lying around from my teenage years begging to be used. My brain was racing one day and twisted itself around the idea. I'll go so far as to say that my other scratch built aircraft TF is more current :) 
     
  8. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    A WWII series would be fun, but its a REAL shame that the HOS line was so short lived. I was quite impressed by the fact that they included all of the old west legends like Mark Twain and John Henry. Attached are a few concept artworks to make ya drool.

    Good luck with your WWII series, and who knows, if I finish this one I might just be motivated enough to join you!
     

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  9. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Heavy stuff man. Im looking for this one.
     
  10. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I really got some great ideas from that HOS Screamer design. I was pondering the configuration of mine a bit, now some things are more clear.

    I actually have a nice idea for a WWII Optimus, as well as WWII Megs. Both will be time-consuming as can be, and may be a long time coming(from me, anyway).
     
  11. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    I've still got a TON of time and work to put in to this one as well. If it works, I may pick up a 1/32 scale and do some REAL intense work. But for the time being, its dremel away slowly and pray that I can get the joints to work properly!
     
  12. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Hehe, measure twice and cut once! I'll be crossing my fingers for ya!
     
  13. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    Good luck w/ this. Yes, Powerglide has gotten the shaft recently and that Thor was shameful.

    On a side note, since you are new you may have missed this Powerglide:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/219181-classics-universe-powerglide.html

    Not a scratch build, but I did what I could w/ what I had. The important part is getting the wings right, dual motion connection is important, hence the Octane wings. Hope it helps...

    Nice start, keep it up, Powerglide deserve it!
     
  14. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    Nice work on that one! No, I'm not actually going to post the wings through the shoulder joints though, but I will be putting them angled on the lower arms to keep a similar appearance. In all actuality I'm taking an "almost" Michael Bay approach, but I'm keeping the name in homage.
     
  15. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    ....and yes, it will be red ;) 
     
  16. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Looks like you've got a good plan there, can't wait to see more progress!


    ...And welcome aboard!:thumbs2: 
     
  17. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    I am watchin this!! Looks fun.
     
  18. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    Thanks! It's nice to be in good company, on a great site. I've been scratchbuilding (non-TF) for a while, and learned more here in a week than some sites in MONTHS!

    *bows* Sir, your gallery is AMAZING! From your murals, to your bikes, to your transformers.

    Speaking of which, it was nice to see that you found some of the same joints I did ;)  Hopefully they'll hold up to the amount of punishment I intend on giving them.
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    will be interesting to see a movie-style powerglide. Welcome aboard.
     
  20. Quantum_Anomaly

    Quantum_Anomaly Scratch Basher

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    Thanks, im going shopping for kibble tomorrow, so I'll be posting some updated pics.
     

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