Heavy/Scratch: Prestige True Classics Dinobots [WIP]

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  1. G60Force

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    Well there's a story to this... given that most classics have an more up to date earthly alt-mod, I picture this:

    PROLOGUE:
    the dinobots have been destroyed....
    but there spark and characteristics have been saved on a portable carrier!

    CURRENT TIME:
    in the year 2011 we all love the walking with the dinosaurs show right?? :D 
    so wheeljack and spike and the rest have found the perfect replacements!

    BEHOLD the current status...
    I know this will be an extremely hard project :( 
    but I have faith in this one....
    FOR THE SAKE OF MAN KIND.... ehhm and Dinosaurs ok? ;) 

    INFO:
    these will be completely rebuild, lot of bashing (might do some scratching) hopefully getting as close as possible to G1 transformation and at least have the same resemblance in bot-mode

    HELP NEEDED:
    Any idea for Slugde? Will have no other way than using a model kit I guess!
    Swoop will probably be that flying thing I forgot the name of :(  does anyone know what I'm talking about? (was also a cybertron repaint)
    Grimlock will be beastwars Megatron (or robotmaster version) does anyone know the size differences in centimeters?

    I'm thinking 2option for paint
    1. go GEEWUN all the way BOT + DINO
    2. Keep these semi realist paintjobs (or even go for "real" dino looks) and have G1 color botmodes

    SNARL:
    -untransformed him (as I like to say :rolleyes: )
    -after removing robot parts some dino parts are fused (superglue + hotglue)
    -still not decide on botmode parts

    SLAG:
    -untransformed him
    -after removing robot parts some dino parts are fused (superglue + hotglue)
    -I precisely cut away a piece from the neck(previously arm)
    -made enough room for a modded head and gluing them together making sure all articulations stay intact :) 
    -still not decide on botmode parts


    C&C WELCOME ... Enjoy!

    UPDATE1:
    Well as you can see I started on Grimlock...
    have 2 different molds I can use for Swoop on their way...
    but still have no clue for Sludge :(  Guess I need a Dino model kit?

    UPDATE2:
    WOW first of all this was way to long ago since I started hehe :) 
    Why start/continue you might ask?? :D 
    Well since not long ago (days) me and a couple of Dutch customizers have received info we were waiting for!
    It's about all we needed to know for an upcoming custom-contest...
    With only a month left or probably less to spare and very tricky rules :dunce 

    Here are the rules summarized:
    -G1 flavored Dinobots or Insecticons
    -None of the 5 existing Dino's or 3 Insects (deluxe not included)
    -Add articulation
    -Needs to somehow fit into the 80's

    First of all it really hard to follow all the rules, given the available parts etc.
    And since I badly need good sized Classics Dinobots, I figured I'd do it my way!
    Meaning YES G1 PAINTJOB all the way, Articulation confirmed, Probably add removable spike on the dino head so it will NOT be a T-REX for the contest (but if removed, it'll be my own collection Grimlock)

    Only thing I will not follow is the 80's blocky style, I love that style...
    Because I don't have the time/parts/money at the moment :2c: 
    (and this will be more efficient for me)

    TODO:
    Try to get close as possible to the G1 transformation!

    WHAT DID I DO SO FAR:
    Heavy modded the Oversized Classics Grimlock, since I never transformed my own deluxe Classics Grimlock I noticed the sideways transformation of the chest :p 
    So I removed the left side and made sure both swing to the back!
    Instead of the tail being located at the head, I wanted the Dinohead +wings
    and the split head feet I really genuinely hate, need to become the tale which turn into the legs...
    I also altered the Megatron dino legs, articulated the individual fingers so they will form the arms + hands
    The neck transformation wasn't easy to figure out, but guess I finally succeeded
    also add a tiny feature, by drill a hole into the ear the mouth can stay open :) 

    SO I WILL BE WORKING FULL-TIME ON THIS UNTIL COMPLETION! :lol 

    UPDATE3:
    So it's really going as I like it, only downside the leg-tail-transformation is going get really though and since I accidentally screwed something up.. I might need an extra Megatron :(  so any1 out here who has a cheap Megs (preferred Europe)
    Also combined both OS Grimlock and BW Megs dino arms, to become longer and have an extra point of articulation...

    UPDATE4:
    So I'm done for today, my GF came back from Dutch training so I need to spend time on her LOL (and I gladly do obviously) .. I did make some significant progress to the legs as you might notice I also made sure the thicker side of the former belly will be down, just need to cramp in some foot (or just heels)
    I forgot to make a pic of the tail will become a gun or sword (maybe both?)

    UPDATE5:
    I'm getting close to completing the build, with apparently lots a spare time left..
    So this morning I looked at it again and couldn't stand the arms being so BIG!
    That's when I said to myself... F*CK it, no risk no fun :p 
    I added wrist swivel and shortened the upper arms at least 1/3 to 1/2 the size :) 
    Oh and also did the first basics of the feet/heels (but there's not much room)
    That will mean the looks won't be all that great form the inside of the legs!
    (only positive thing is that with the darker color of Dinobot gray it'll look better)

    PS: the Dino pics I uploaded are the ones from yesterday!

    UPDATE6:
    WOW I actually amazed myself that with alot of extra modding...
    the current feet articulation is so much more than I could've hoped for :) 
    SO I took all new pics, only now the tail/sword/gun is to small :( 
    and I can't go back, since I have lots of time left....
    I will be seeing if I can get a 2nd Megs or somethings else as a tail
    (might even try scratch-building, but I'm little worried about that!)

    UPDATE7:
    Build is now almost 98% complete...
    Just need to know if I should keep the weapon/tail gimmick?
    or add the tip of the tail also to the side of his legs?
    Which will only leave the red part, can be made into gun or clipped on back..
    Oh you might have noticed I used the BW Megs round-flaps to cover the gap!
    (I achieved this by added a balljoint on a slider etc.)

    UPDATE8:
    Made some modifications and thus now there are no more extra parts/weapon!
    (obviously after cleaning phase it's now drying for the next x-hours)

    [EXTRA] the contest background-story will be:
    Meet Mr.T aka REX, he is without doubt the strongest Transformer alive!
    This one (dino)bot army only talks and/or listens to merly one soul, his son Grimlock...
     

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    Interesting. Will you be giving them diff looks and transformations or rebuilding each?
     
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    Very interesting g I love dinobots. :) 

    But another WIP, sorry mate, but could you merge your wips in one thread please?
     
  4. Moriamur

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    Oooooohhhh... Now this is looking promising man

    Are these/Is this that planned Dinobot combiner you had on the brain you told me about a Month or so ago..?

    Even if it isn't, this is looking reall promising, good luck with it
     
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    This is q
     
  6. G60Force

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    Thnx. this will be complete rebuild hopefully getting as close as possible to G1 transformation on at least have the same resemblance end result in bot-mode

    Yup me 2 :) 
    Quick answer nope.. sorry :( 
    Stay on topic please! :rolleyes: 

    No but I'll try to think about it and maybe even hit 2birds with one stone :D 

    COPY THAT ;) 
     
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    Roll for it !!!!!
     
  8. G60Force

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    Thnx...

    more info added in first post... hope this makes more sense ;) 

    NOW I GO TO SLEEP *zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*
     
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    Don't merge your WIP threads, it would be too much for one thread and get confusing. Sadly, though, this is just another of those things that'll never get finished, isn't it?

    Can't say I'm holding my breath for this bro, but it looks alright. Pull this off, and it'll be great, its just gonna take a while... ;) 
     
  10. G60Force

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    I don't have that many going on... 7-8 check my overview in my sig :D  thnx

    I'm just gonna need a lot of time and tips ;) 
     
  11. G60Force

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    UPDATE1:
    Well as you can see I started on Grimlock...
    have 2 different molds I can use for Swoop on their way...
    but still have no cluw for Sludge :(  Guess I need a Dino model kit?
     
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    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    This is exactly the approach I was hoping Hasbro would take with the Dinobots. I've always wanted to see the Dinobots done Beast Wars style (G1 robots with real-looking beast modes)!

    I don't think there are many options for Sludge aside from a model kit. Will you be updating Sludge's beast mode to resemble how modern paleontologists think it looked - with more of a straight forward neck and tail?
     
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    Can't wait to see how you pull this off!
     
  14. UnicronHound

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    You could always go with the dinozaur's figure for Sludge, though it's a fossil on the ourside unless you can use styrene to cover up the outside:

    here's an example Dino Brachio | CollectionDX
     
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    Cool! Goodluck with this, ive had the same figures sitting around for years now, waiting for some inspiration.
     
  16. G60Force

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    thnx. Yeah hope there's one in scale for dinoform with the others,
    since this is the only exception I want alt- over botmodes to be in scale!
    dunno I'm no expert but prolly going for the same as in the shows (bio)

    me to heheh ;)  thnx!

    THNX, but since botmodes gonna be scratch I'm searching on for better :) 

    OK COOL! what where your plans, or didn't you have more figured out? :D 
     
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    if you are trying to make organic versions of the dinobots there is a knock off transformer (sorry don't remember which line)which would be a great base for sludge. he has built in weapons and everything, his articulation is your typical g1 , which means no leg movement.
     
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    You could use the plesiosaur from magmatron and just add legs. Very cool beginning!
     
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    Hahahah, Megatron looks so silly without a head or tail. :p 
     
  20. G60Force

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    Hmm that's strange my last 2 replies are gone??

    Anyways thnx guys...
    well I looked at the magmaplesio shizzle thingy.. BUTT UGLY :D 
    So I'm gonna do some searching for model kits, problem is I kinda want him in DINO-SCALE with the other Dino's I currently have (since they are 95% in Dino-mode on display!)
     

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