Heavy/Scratch: Rack n Ruin Components WIP

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  1. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    So I started this out here http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-art/589640-rack-n-ruin-upgrade-components.html in the fanart section.
    Rack n Ruin are unique in that they don't transform, they were created for the comics, they're attached at the shoulders, they're very very old.
    I personally think they're one of the coolest things this franchise has created and I wish there was more about them.
    The parts are designed to accompany two MSJ-06II-A Tieren Ground types in 1/144 scale. The intention was fortifying my collection and then make them available to others. You just put the gundam kits together leaving out a few parts and my stuff snaps in to complete the RnR look bellow. I think I'm not gonna go with shapeways on this like I originally intended. if there is interest I'll look into making a small run available. At any rate I have to make a few minor adjustments before this would be ready anyway.
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    Thanks for looking guys.
     

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  2. Stormbringer85

    Stormbringer85 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, I remember these guys from the comics too, I would definitely pick a few of these up if you make the kit available, you have some real genius ideas! :) 
     
  3. asphalt

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    Interesting.
     
  4. warhawk

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    Very nice!
     
  5. Spyne98

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    I might be down to buy that. Looks cool!
     
  6. slackerforhire

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    looks pretty cool! I'll definitely be following this
     
  7. shadeozero

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    Same, I would recomend going with shapeways, as for the brittle ting that evry1 has been saying about them I've bought alot of stuff from shapeways and some items are only brittle because of how they were designed/type of material printed. I have some shapeways materials that are stronger then some of my tf plastics and have been dropped and no dmg.
     
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    Looks very interesting! R n R have always been two of my favorite characters.
     
  9. bcm77

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    I'd be intrested in this as more Wreckers are never a bad thing!

    How much do the Gundam kits go for?
     
  10. mx-01 archon

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    Somewhere around $10-15 each plus shipping. They tend to be put on sale quite frequently, now that they're a couple of years old.
     
  11. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    You know i love this in a very sordid way right?
    Gald to hear your not going with Rapeways on this & Cant wait to grab a couple of these.
     
  12. Stormvapor

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    I LOVE THIS!!!!
    really, I so will have to get this if you make it available!
     
  13. Tom_Servo

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    Ho-le slag! Rack n' Ruin!? Ya gotta be kiddin me! That's awesome!
     
  14. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This have me intruiged
     
  15. Jaicen

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    Looks awesome, but how tall are they? I'm assuming that the 1/144 denotes a size between Deluxe and Voyager?
     
  16. mx-01 archon

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    Gundam kits are scaled. So 1/144 means that the model is 1/144th the size of the "real" thing.

    1/144 scale kits average around 5" tall, so slightly smaller than the average Deluxe TF.
     
  17. Jaicen

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    Yeah, scale models of something that only exists as scale models. Doesn't make much sense really, but thanks. At 5" they're not going to be big enough for my display, though they should fit quite nicely with a classics collection.
     
  18. Wheel_Jack

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    Hey guys thanks for the comments
    Jaicen. They'll stand about 5.75 inches. I've included a pic with some of my wreckers...kind of collapsing time from various members but will give you a sense of scale with other TFs.
    bcm77, mx is right. they're about 10-15 and are pretty readily available.
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    So the shoulder joint needs a little work. and the gun holster on the back is a little tight needs adjusting slightly. Overall, I'm quite pleased with how he came together.
    Got a couple questions.
    1) should I make a storage area on the back for the hands when not connected?
    and if I do do that, should I make a storage area for the hammer and anvil?
    2) what do you guys think of the heads? I'm not entirely sold on them. I think I wan to adjust them slightly.
    3) the center chest piece off the model kit? should I create something else to fit in there? looks a little plain to me.

    Thanks again for checking these dudes out
     
  19. leobreaker1977

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    IMO chest is fine, heads look slightly off....the gundam caps seem alittle small in relation to the black part, storage for the hands yes but i think that storage for the anvil and hammer might be to big and bulky off the back. Having said that maybe some kind of double c clip to connect to the wrist area of either or and then clip to the back area under the hand storage or to the middle section between them? just a thought
     
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    Rack 'n' Ruin. Lovin it
     

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