Hi all! Following on from Pinpointer, i'm moving on to bigger robots. I spent most of my exam prep time thinking of how i was going to build this guy, and i can't believe he's finally here! This is RWX-08 Raziel Megatron. For those who don't know, i've been trying to focus on making transformer versions of combat robots from the show Robot Wars, hence the RWX (Robot Wars X-overs) numbering. For this design, i really wanted to make a robot whose alt.mode was one of my favorite combat robots of all time: Razer. I wanted to make to make the alt.mode as accurate as possible, as close to the half-bird-half-reptile machine as i could. In fact, i think i spent more time carving out the alt.mode than the robot mode! Anyways, i think i got the alt.mode close enough, and i made it a point to ensure the crushing beak works just like it did in the Robot Wars show. The idea is just to drive the wedge underneath the opponent, and then crush them. Destroy their inner mechanics. Put them beyond repair. At first i wasn't sure which transformer to make this into, but it just seemed so cruel and silver, it just had to be Megatron. No one else could be so cruel. The robot mode...well, i think it's pretty obvious it's RWX-07 Shrapnel's body, remolded pretty much everywhere. Only the upper legs and crotch remain unchanged, the rest has undergone a huge makeover. I spent ages trying to figure out the shoulder transformation, as i really wanted the spiky front end of the vehicle mode to point forward (they would've been ridiculous as shoulder pillars), i think it looks more threatening this way. The arms thus had to rotate around, and hence you see the side of the vehicle mode end up on the inside of the arm. I do realise, compared to Shrapnel, Raziel Megatron's torso is a bit...well, the hinge had to be raised to allow the longer front end of Megatron to fold down as chest armor. I've maximised head size within that space as much as i can.He's still got articulation to look up and down, and slightly left and right. I also made sure that his hands were made with the standard 5mm fist holes, so he can still use your standard 5mm TF weapons. I think the most important thing to be learned is that i printed this at 80% of the original size, and while that works fine, i just wanted it a bit bigger. As it stands, it's about...Well, it's slightly smaller than a deluxe but too big to be a scout. At full size it'd be Deluxe. While i don't think i'll reprint this piece due to cost (which is why i had this shrunk in the first place), i'll probably upscale the Insecticar back to original size. I just want my robots a bit bigger, that's all. Anyways, i'll shut up now and let the pics do the rest of the talking. I do hope you guys like him. You can buy RWX-08 Raziel Megatron on my Shapeways Shop This is the robot i based the alt.mode on: EDIT: Repainted the mouth with more care this time so the black doesn't bleed.