Heavy/Scratch: Project Insecticons: Shrapnel WIP

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  1. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    Update Post #19

    Phase two of the insecticons also begins with the oversized KO of Shrapnel.
    Bombshell wip is here

    Started out with some Classic Starscream legs.
    The head uses the KO "helmet" with classic cliffjumper's face and styrene visor.
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    added some basic styrene work to see how I want them to kind of look.
    added bionicle ball joints to feet and shoulders
    ball joint elbows.
    Forearms are from 1/144 scale mobile suit gundam kit.
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    added ROTF scalpel insect legs to his back
    1/100 scale gundam hands
    and a g1 weapon - cuz I like the size better than the larger KO version.
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    Thanks for looking guys.
    more to come
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

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    very sweet. you know those bionicle balls come in black? might help you later down the road w/ paint issues.
     
  3. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    thanks mike. yeah, These ones are gray. the darkest ones I had. :)  haven't planned that far ahead about the ready made components. my mind's been on the scratchbuilt stuff. but duly noted. :) 
     
  4. chlokai

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    looking good, nearly as good as your bombshell.

    I was soo going to buy those KO's myself, if there was a kickback I would be so happy. Whats the quality like? I got the oversized grimlock and was happily surprised
     
  5. BScorpinok75

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    Looking good. I always enjoy these insecticon updates.
     
  6. bellyboy

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    cool

    those ball joints do come in black
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    hmm i have to try those soon(insecticons )
     
  7. JSP

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    hes looking good just like the rest of your stuff. Is he mp scale or classics?
     
  8. whiskeytango

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    looks to be MP since its using Classics Starscreams legs. Looks great so far. Makes me want to do it.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Love your work as always always . . . . :) 
     
  10. whiskeytango

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    looking so, so good. All this awesome stuff people have been turning out lately is really making me want to try my hand at transformers again. It just looks so much more difficult and thus more rewarding than just normal action figures.

    What are you planning to do about Kickback? I've yet to see an oversized KO of him.
     
  11. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow...I really enjoy your work. This guy is turning out great! And those legs are just creepy awesome!!
     
  12. chlokai

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    just a thought, would hydrospanning g1 kickback parts be an option? (like his chest, wings and insect legs) be an option. Judging by the interest in the oversized KO's Im sure there would be enough people willing to commission some 1 to do it.
     
  13. wan_de_real

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    yikes...more thousand custom to come and in WIPs from WheelJack yeayyy...:D 

    Ninos i cant pay attention to every outstanding custom that you shown....all of them make my eyes pain...you dint have permanent job to take care with?????outstanding effort brotha...outstanding...

    back to subject...what i like about all insecticon you done is theyre more and more higher that original KO Oversizes...i think this is the easiest custom right?

    ok i'll go back to OS..
     
  14. Wheel_Jack

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    thanks all for the comments. very much appreciated.

    quality is actually pretty good. it's that hard sorta brittle stuff but the walls are thick enough that it holds up nicely.
    he's probably more along the lines of MP scale when compared to the MP seekers. but they're about the size of a large deluxe figure.

    I'm considering hydropanning kickback. just the parts I need. I'll cross that bridge when i get to it. :) 

    I never want to make your eyes pain azwan. This is a comfortable custom. it's nice not to have to worry about automobile panel lines matching up. :) 

    ok so I added some hinged flaps under his arms.
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    these will be covered with styrene to flow into the insect mode.
    here's the hinged flap on his butt which will also be modded for the insect mode.
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    insect mode so far.
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    thanks for checkin him out guys
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Man that is just looking awesome! Those legs are creepy and the bot mode looks great!
     
  16. Wheel_Jack

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    Thanks Juan,
    well shrapnel is almost done, build wise. alt mode in a day or two.
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    cheers guys
     
  17. jcartwork

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    this is owesome,can't wait to see the real painted stuff
     
  18. anemis

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    ah this is fantastic !! shrapnel is one of my favorite and you really nailed it !!

    keep it up !
     
  19. Wheel_Jack

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    thanks for the comments dudes.
    Well it's been a long time coming. I'm almost done. changed up a few things.
    reworked the chest, the head and the front of the legs. the original insect legs had to go unfortunately but I think these guys make an ok substitute.
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    just waiting on decals. and he's ready to fly fly.
     
  20. Alloy Alchemist

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    loving all the G1 goodness
     

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