Heavy/Scratch: RTS Legends Soundwave w/ Laserbeak

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  1. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    Hello again, radicons! for my next project i will do this legends class and challenge myself to make a transforming transformer ;) 


    RTS Legends Optimus Prime
    Stage 1: Proportion and Articulation Fix

    I'll be fixing the proportions as said, add articulations on the thighs, knees, feet, and it will still transform. [​IMG]

    so yea. here he is
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    shoulders are too broad. arms are too long. feet fixed on a striding position.

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    totally sawed off the shoulder joint assembly and reconstructed a new one to my preferred measurements.

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    made new internal part for the upper body to case the new shoulder joint.

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    new upper body construction.

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    ... and then we have this!

    up next are leg mods. thanks for looking :D 
     

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  2. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Cool!!!!! :) 
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Wow, this looks great.
     
  4. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks great but does it still transform?
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Y'know, I don't see what was wrong with his proportions before. His arms weren't too long, nor were his shoulders too broad. Now his waist looks far too thin and his arms look teeny. I'm interested to see how the legs turn out.
     
  6. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    thanks for looking! :) 

    yes! how it will transform is a surprise :D 

    thank you for looking! for me, i can see those proportions when i display him beside Megatron legends. different preferences i think hahaha.
    the waist and arms are obviously not finished. seriously, i would not leave them like that :tongue: 
    reason why i jump on parts modification is because i need to do the major cuts first. then fill gaps and add details later.
    it seems you didn't like what i did here. i guess i'll have to rush this stage and go to STAGE 2 asap :D 
     
  7. dhugieboi

    dhugieboi Well-Known Member

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    You do like surprises huh. :)  I'm eagerly waiting for the finished product. Good luck kai.
     
  8. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    @c6th
    well, i am that kind of a guy hahahah

    managed to make progress on this one


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    some more cuts.

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    thigh swivel pending.

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    lower leg mods. filled with strips so it won't be hollow.

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    sanded the shoulders.

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    foot swivel pending.

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    then we have this. better posture don't you all think? :D 

    i pretty much did all the major ops for stage 1. things left to do:
    -arm fix
    -add more volume on the waist
    -knee and foot swivel

    the last 3 ops can be done on stage 2, that i will be doing later. i am so fired up and excited! :tongue: 
     
  9. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

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    You're going to make a legends class figure more articulated than most voyager-class figures.
    And on top of that, it's the rare legends Prime.
    Hats off to you, good sir. Excellent work. :thumb 
     
  10. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    Traachon thanks! i'm giving it all i can since this is gonna be another nonexisting incarnation. like what happened to Revoltech Soundwave

    ok. on to it. Welcome to STAGE 2!


    RTS Legends Stage 2: Superior

    with all major mods done. shoulders, legs, feet, blah. i got legends prime right to what i like him to be...
    so, can he still transform? yes. in a different way though [​IMG]
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/kaishinzeto/RTSLegends/DSC04143.jpg

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    did some calculating with the measurements of the thighs and, the previous one had to go.
    it just lacks something so i made a new one made of 2mm plastic plates.
    emulated the construction of original Soundwave toys where the joint is connected below the hips,
    instead of the usual RTS OP's crotch connection.

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    epoxy between 2mm plastic plates.
    feet extended for swivel fun.

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    sealing holes with putty.

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    new leg construction.
    extended feet are sanded to a curve.

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    movement check

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    then we got this! legends class Soundwave with show accurate proportions!
    digibash colors for added excitement ;) 

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    transformation check

    things to do:
    -resculpt head
    -reconstruct arms.
    -drill holes on hips, thigh, feet and new knee assembly
    -show accurate designing and detailing.

    thanks for looking ;D
     
  11. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

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    Soundwave? Didn't see that one coming.
    I like where this is going! Keep up the good work!
     
  12. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    I love me sum Soundwave in ANY scale!!
     
  13. coinilius

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    Wow, loving the look of that RTS Soundwave :D 
     
  14. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Epic. I did not see Soundwave coming at all, i was thinking you were going to end up with an awesome Legends Prime. Sweet. I can wait to see this finished. If you could only make some tapes at that scale...
     
  15. dhugieboi

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    Have you tried fitting this SWave inside the oversized bootleg G1 Soundwave? A soundwave inside a soundwave? :D 

    I'm excited to see the final phase.
     
  16. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    thanks guys! i'm glad you like it! :) 

    surprise! :tongue: 

    as i said earlier, in connection to this... it really is sad that Soundwave gets less figure treatment. for Revoltech, there's OP, Megs, Starscream, Hotrod, UM... Soundwave none.
    while on RTS Legends, there's OP, Megs, Starscream, Bee, Prowl, etc... Soundwave none. i'm just filling in the blanks where there's supposed to be a SW in a line so i can expand my 'SW only' display.

    sadly, i don't think i can make tapes so small. the transformation might bust the head up. but i promise to try next time on a bigger scale :D 

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    man, it's gonna be a comic display when he's finished! :lolol 
     
  17. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

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    Is that one in the upper right Cyberjet Air Raid?
    That's cool how Soundwave can fit inside Soundwave! That would also work nicely as a Rumble/ Frenzy!
    And I support your endeavor. Soundwave is awesome :cool:  and... Who are Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod again? :confused:  Forget MP Megs 2.0, we still haven't gotten one Soundwave! :mad 
     
  18. wardslit

    wardslit Wandering Satellite

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    Yes Air Raid. I can't find a Soundwave of that version on our local shops so when i saw him on the net being sold loose i took it right away. regarding Rumble/Frenzy, spot on man! if we could upsize the measurements or maybe use a scout class, it would fit! :wink: 

    thanks for appreciating! SW was always on dim lights. fortunately they gave us Legions and i'm happy with that. and yes for an MP Soundwave! :D 
     
  19. wardslit

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    a small update... i did a new upper body construction, for a nice chest feature :) 

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  20. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

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    An opening tape deck?! Are you mad?! The universe can't handle that level of awesomeness!
     

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