Minor/Repaint: ROTF Scorponok with motorized claws and real legs!

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  1. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I really loved Scorponok in the movie but was disappointed with the lack of bot mode in the movie and the poor excuse for bot mode on the toy.

    The figure itself is really detailed and awesome, just added some metallics and a dirty wash to make it look a bit better.

    BUT... he sooo desperately needed real legs, so I went to work on him. Also I wanted to motorize the claws, so I did!

    Check the video and pics and enjoy! He'll be on Ebay tomorrow after a bit more detail painting!---BH

    YouTube - ROTF Scorponok with motorized claws and real legs!!
     

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  2. tf_4_lyf

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    DUDE THOSE CLAWS ARE SICK!!! wouldnt expect anythin less from you tho =)
     
  3. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    :thumbs2:  That's awesome!
     
  4. bellyboy

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    amazing , motor .....
    drooooooolllllllll
     
  5. fakebusker83

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    Now that is VERY Nice....I'm struck dumb by sheer awesomeness.
     
  6. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can not get over this thing!!!!!
     
  7. OmarJT82

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    DUDE, THAT KICKS SO MUCH ASS!!! :jawdropper: 

    I so have been waiting to find a way to put working legs on my own Scorponok!

    Can you give us a step-by-step tutorial on how you made this custom?
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    nifty trick. I wish I had the technical know how to do cool stuff like this.
     
  9. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Thanks for the love gang! I've attached some better pics.

    I swore I'd never take a pic of him doing the hand stand, but ah well! LOL!!

    And YES!! The claws do still spin in open position, for your slashing pleasure! Inquiring minds wanted to know! LOL:wink: 





    I will make a tutorial on the legs since I have to make another (this one's on auction, so I don't want to take it apart), I'll be sure to get some good pics of the process! It's not too terribly difficult, but tricky!

    Enjoy the new pics!
     

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  10. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    big hank do you think you could give some sort of walkthrough on how you installed the motor. That is a mind blowing idea you had, and possibly inspiring based on the difficulty :thumbs2:  .
     
  11. big hank

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    I'll include the motor(s) install with the leg tutorial. The motors are more labor intensive than the legs, but still very doable for any customizer with intermediate or above skills.

    The main thing is I used a some tools that may not be in everyone's toolbox. But where there's a will there's a way! The main thing is all the plotting and mapping is done for you.

    That took a few hours just making sure everything would go and stay where it's supposed too!

    Thanks for digging it! Version 2.0 will hopefully have a botmode head and light up eyes too! *crosses fingers*:thumbs2: 
     
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  12. yongkykun

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    Woah, looking forward to that v2.0, mate! Fantastic job as always, Big Hank. You bring life to these inanimate figures!
     
  13. plowking

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    Thats some really cool work there BH. Most impressive :thumb 
     
  14. Superquad7

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    I was watching the video the other night. You had me at the motorized claws :)  Great work man :thumb 
     
  15. Rhinox555

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    Awe-freaking-some. You impress me as always Big Hank.
    The only thing that could use a little improvement is the motor's speed, it seems to rotate a little too fast.
     
  16. big hank

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    Thanks man! I had some motors with tiny gearboxes on them that spin slower, but I screwed one up during the install, so rather than have each claw at at different speed, I felt it best to replace both motors.

    I am planning on doing a follow along type tutorial for the legs and motors, and I think I'll include a small variable resistor so we can limit the voltage to the motors, thus decreasing the RPMs! I'd also like to light up the eyes, and add a true bot mode head! Stay tuned!
     
  17. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Sweet.
    You always seem to be able to fit electronics in places where it seems like there could never be enough space.
     
  18. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    LOL! I use mass shifting technology!:thumbs2: 
     
  19. Rhinox555

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    i knew it!
     
  20. Shelfwarmercon

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    I think you're selling yourself short here. Adding motors seem to be more heavy/scratch than a minor change :thumb :
     

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