Scorpion mode for Animated Shockwave!

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  1. TimToyGeek

    TimToyGeek Well-Known Member

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    So I was playing around with the idea someone else had for a scorpion/scorponok mode for Animated Shockwave, and came upon a fun way of making his cannon into his tail.

    Basically you turn the arms into claws and put them at his side, transform the head to shockwave mode so it comes out a bit more, and raise the antennae up. The legs I arranged so that they formed sort of a scorpion tail, you can see in the photos that the lower leg flaps are up so the legs can bend a little more towards the front. The lower legs have the wheeled sides facing one another so that the foot claws (the ones with the divot in the center) are perpendicular to the floor. With me so far?

    Okay, then you take the cannon, with the side cannons transformed out. The edges of the back of the cannon can then fit snugly onto the divots of the foot claws, and even move around a little there. It may take a try or two to seat the cannon onto the feet, but I was able to get it to hold pretty securely. I doubt it was made to do that on purpose, but it does work pretty nicely. In the photos, I have the cannon facing down, just so that extra hinge comes into play, though the cannon looks hollow from that angle.

    I haven't tried a crab mode yet, but the ED-209 or gerwalk mode is fun, too.

    Overall, I love this guy, lots of versatility and articulation equal fanmodes galore!

    Tim

    "toy geek"

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    Torque The WORDSMITH

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  3. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    thats pretty sweet

    I foresee someone using that to make an Animated Scorponok
     
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    Whoa. That is cool as hell!
     
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    trebleshot www.Toyark.com Veteran

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    Nice! Now I'm even more impatient for my HTS shipment to arrive!

    Well, check Animated Scorponok off the wish lists. Just buy a Shockwave and paint him green and purple. Or black and gold if you're going for that Black Zarak look.
     
  6. megatronkicksas

    megatronkicksas Well-Known Member

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    thats awsome
     
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    haha awesome! nice find
     
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    I was expecting something kinda stupid, but damn, that is really awesome.
     
  9. Nocturn

    Nocturn Doesn't really use TFW

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    Oh f*ck yes!
     
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    Not a bad likeness, that. But aren't scorpions supposed to have one, two, three, eight legs? :rolleyes: 
     
  11. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    He's installed with repulsor lifts so he can hover :D 
     
  12. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    Energon Scorponok would like to have few words with you.
     
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    Badass!
     
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