Heavy/Scratch: Predaking, TERRORIZE!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by TheDevastator, May 3, 2008.

  1. TheDevastator

    TheDevastator Decepticon

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    After customizing the original Predacons there wasn’t much left to do for Predaking. His feet are just painted as is his head. The hands were easily the most complex modification. They were Cybertron Primus hands combined with a few bits from the original Predaking hands. I cut holes in their base so I could insert the original connection pieces. These original connection pieces also keep Divebomb and Rampage’s legs together for their arm modes. The “handle” detailing for Predaking’s claws were cut off from the original hands and glued into place. The claws themselves are carved into shape and I drilled holes in their sides and the sides of the hands so I could install pegs that would act as hinges. When his fists are closed, the claws fold over the knuckles. When the figures are extended, the claws hinge out of the way.

    The shoulder cannons were a combination of the fist pegs from a bootleg Landcross, missile launcher hinges from a Cybertron Mini-con, and slightly modified cannons from movie deluxe Brawl. The handles for all of the Predacon guns were molded and cast from Alternators Skids’ gun.

    Finally, the sword was scratch-built using styrene and a pattern I made in photoshop. I took the original Razorclaw’s sword and scanned it with my scanner. I then traced it in Photoshop, printed it out on paper, taped the printout to the styrene, and scored the outlines into the styrene. I glued the pieces together with epoxy and sanded it all into shape. I then covered it with three layers of gold acrylic paint.
     

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  2. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    That is ALL kind of awesome. You talented bastard!! Once again, great work :thumb 
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Whoa !!! Full of win, right there.
    But then again was there any doubt that I was going to like every
    single one of your preds ??? :lol 
    Great job all around, man
     
  4. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    This is beautiful stuff dev!! What makes them even better is that they are in scale with the classics line!! Great work! I'm surprised Primus's hands look great and in scale with the rest of body...I was expecting Unicron's hands.
    The hand "spikes" are a great add-on! Your work is always unbeleivable man!!!
     
  5. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    o_O 

    Seriously, that is awesome... so, I guess it's just Piranacon left then?
     
  6. MrMurder

    MrMurder Well-Known Member

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    Ebay:
    another articulated masterpiece
     
  7. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

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    A little off topic, but where did you get that Shockwave in laser cannon mode I see Bruticus holding??????

    - Alty
     
  8. doomtron

    doomtron 3p noob

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    man dev you sure have been busy nice work
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I made the Decepticon combiner family into my wallpaper.
     
  10. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    The first combiner that Hasbro actually got to the right scale is now PERFECTED!!!
     
  11. GENOZAUR

    GENOZAUR Banned

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    that is damn cool now please do the seacons next
     
  12. Skyripper

    Skyripper Seeker

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    awesome I love the group shot, now if hasbro could get off their lazy ass and ask u to work for them so that all of us could end up enjoying these beauties even more
     
  13. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    damn
     
  14. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    that last shot (group) is pure gold!

    iDD you get a standing ovation!
     
  15. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Who is next?
     
  16. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    He Made it!
     
  17. TTT

    TTT OutOfCommissionToys.com

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    I love it ! ...LOVE IT ! ! !
     
  18. TheDevastator

    TheDevastator Decepticon

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    autobotx23: My parents were married when they had me, but thanks! :D  I'm glad SOMEONE thinks I'm talented!

    Nemesis Predaking: I was really hoping you'd post in my Predacon threads and you did so without fail! Thank you for your kind words sir!

    Ptitvite: I agree; I think they would work well as part of the Classics line. I had thought about using Unicron hands, but they were just too large. I thought Primus' hands would be too small as well, but after some fiddling with the original Predaking hands, it seemed like they would work and I was right! Thanks, and the spikes are my favorite mod I think!

    SmokescreenSWE: You're too kind sir! Don't forget about Monstructor!

    Mr. Murder: You flatter me by calling it a masterpiece!

    Altitron: Shockwave was made from a Universe Tankor turret, the battery compartment for a novelty light-up Christmas tree earrring, parts from a Mini-con Mirage and Backtrack, the LED from Armada Prime, some random plastic parts, and epoxy.

    Doomtron: Indeed I have been busy! With Transtopia down I had some extra time so I squeezed in Predaking.

    Satomiblood: I am honored to have my work displayed on your computer!

    Maximus Primal: I don't think I'd call him perfect, but thanks!

    GENOZAUR: Thanks and I'll consider it!

    Skyripper, frenzy_rumble, iDarkDesign, TheTransTorture: Thanks and I would love to do something official for Hasbro. If at the very least they made something much closer to my designs, I could kitbash them further to make them even cooler.
     
  19. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    I really am a Predacon whore :lol 
    All your G1 combiners are Masterpieces.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    NP, I had no idea you liked Predaking. :lol  :poke 

    Devs, as slick as your photo work is even, the photos don't do this piece (or any of them for that matter) justice. Every time I see your work, I have the same response that any artist would desire someone to have:

    "I want one."
     

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