Customs: project plan, need opinions

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I have a spare Alt Grimlock and Side Swipe body, no head. Going out tomorrow and might get some kitbash material. Throw out some ideas, I have one myself but not sure if it'll work.

    So, paint, modify, re-body, etc. Let's hear it.
     
  2. Acadian Prime

    Acadian Prime Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of making the alternate mode from the Grimlock toy into a classic muscle car mode, like maybe a 67 shelby mustang (wich really isn't that much different than the new 2005 model) or maybe an other car make like a 69 Charger or a 68 Camaro and swapping the heads. Hell, has anybody thought of making an 82 Trans Am Alternator and calling him KITT? I'm actually planning on building a NASCAR stock car alternator transformer, that may also be an idea.
     
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    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Hey Wreckgar...I noticed that your avatar is Ironman...are you a fan?

    I'm fairly new to the Ironman world...I mean, I've read it off and on, but I'm really into the new series (not the Ultimate story...ho hum...)

    Anyway, the point to this story, is, how abotu an Ironman Alternator? I've been thinking about making one for a long time...cause Ironman is definitely my favorite character...and I actually just bought an extra Alt Wheeljack for his body to make into Alternator Ironman...of course this opens up a great meeting of the Universes...Transformers and Marvel...and would need some type of story to describe why Ironman built armor from a Mustang...but it might be cool?

    If you ain't gonna do it, I am! and thats my idea...

    Oh yeah and rip those Sideswipe hands off and put them on the mustang mold...the Sideswipe hands are the best, followed by the Prowl mold hands, and then th Smokescreen/Meister/Grimlock hands...
     
  4. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Hmm, not bad ideas, either of them. Hope to start something next weekend.
     
  5. My03Tundra

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    Hey, I have a question in regards to kitbashing (modifying, altering, etc.). Once I get my blue Binaltech Prowl, I plan altering one of the two (keep one in the box) and turning him into my own custom character. What I'd like to know, since I plan on using Smokescreen's head as a basis, is how can I modify the head (add an Optimus like mouth guard, remove the horns, etc) without destroying the original? I'm thinking of justing getting the right material, making a mold of the head, and recast it and modify the "duplicate." Is there an easier process, without having to plop $20 on another Smokie?

    Has anyone else done this? I plan on also making my own weapons for my alternators, for both the 'Cons and 'Bots. I recently acquired some of the new G.I. Joe Sigma 6 characters, and I've found out some of their weapons work well with the Alternators. I may try to make some customized weapons too, from old parts. If you have any suggestions, comments, or necessary materials list (such as for creating my own modified molds of existing parts), please let me know. Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I use an exact-o knife and sandpaper to file down unwanted parts. Also, to add parts, use sculpting clay.

    Others might have some other methods.
     
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    Thanks for the tips and suggestions! My concern with using a medium such as sculpting clay is how well it will stick to the plastic. I have some model glue (for polystyrene type plastics) that might help it stick.

    I'm thinking about getting some slow setting epoxy, molding Smokescreen's head, and using it as a template for my planned first kitbash. I want something gundam-esque in style, but unique. I plan on spraying the white and light gray on my blue Binaltech Prowl all black, with some red highlights. Vehicle mode will have some "unique" graphics. I'm thinking a Voltron type V on the hood, with a wild red lightning down the sides.
     
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    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Hey, something I noticed lately:

    If you have a spare RID Optimus Prime, the regular-mode Optimus head fits PERFECTLY on the Grimlock ball joint. I'm using that for a lime Ford Mustang repaint (modeled after my girlfriend's car.) Also, Defensor's head and Scattorshot's head are just about Alternator-head size, although they'd require some reworking. Just food for thought.
     
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    It is uncanny you mention that head, because I noticed the same thing about the socket size. I'm concerned with it fitting on a Binaltech Prowl, because if possible I was going to use that head for a custom character.

    A lime (green) Mustang?!? Wow, sorry, but as much as I may like that color it sounds terrible on a Mustang. Please, share the pictures (of that monstrosity ;-) when you're done.

    For those intrepid few (I'm not there yet) I found some ideas for some "custom" scratch-built characters; http://islandcollectibles.net

    That website has various models that would look killer for various Transformers. There is a 1/24 Lola T600 (as described on the website) midway down the page, yellow in color, that is screaming "BLURR!" to me. I'm trying to imagine a cool, intricate but not overly complex transformations scheme.

    Hey, does anyone know of an existing line (like 1:10 Mononofu scale weapons) that work with the Alternators? I'd like to upgrade their arsenal (maybe make a character that is nothing but a walking weapons platform, armed-to-the-teeth) for the 'Bots and 'Cons. I've noticed some G.I. Joe Sigma 6 weapons (those with thin handles) work, but others don't. Some 1/144 and 1/100 Gundam model weapons work well, and look devastating in the Alternator's hands. Others look as puny as their existing guns ("Hold still, Dead End, while I attack you with my pea shooter!"). Any suggestions?
     
  10. Wreckgar

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    you try 12 inch GIJoe weapons? They might work.

    Also, I have decided on my project. And boy will it rock if it works.
     
  11. My03Tundra

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    Nope, haven't tried the 12" Joes, because I don't have any of them. I MIGHT have a 3" one somewhere. I played with them for a while, but never "latched" onto them like I've done with Transformers. For a period of ten years (86-96) I didn't buy or mess with Transformers. It wasn't really until I was an adult (17) that I started to mess with them again. Now I'm hooked for like. I think I need to go to "rehab" to get over this Transtoy addiction, or stop smoking my Transcrack...

    Now, with the sweet-a$$ Binaltech and Alternators line I'm really enjoying them. I keep hoping one day there will be a Toyota Tundra Alternator like my truck, but I HIGHLY doubt that unless I make it. That would also be very difficult because there isn't a 1:24 scale model Tundra that isn't a NASCAR model! If you know of an 1:24 scale stock '03-'04 Tundra, PLEASE let me know!

    I even have the transformation scheme figured out, where the bed splits into quarters where the cab half forms a samurai type skirt, with the tailgate end swings and rotates down to face forward with the feet. The bumper would flip down and around to form the heel of the foot, and the rest of the foot would be hidden in the undercarriage components. The legs would also compress, to shorten the length of the legs (and average out his height). The forward cab would transform very similar to Jazz, but the rear doors (the open like Jazz's) would swing down around the hip and be sword holders for the swords hidden in the bed sides under the tonneau cover in truck mode. Roadbuster's (my truck's nickname, and TF name) engine would split in half and form two pistols. The rear wheels would also seperate and have hidden deployable blades that would be hand held weapons.

    Here are some shots of my beloved truck...

    <img src="http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c144/My03Tundra/Picture516.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

    Boy that was a long (and off-topic, sorry) rant (kind of).
     

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