Minor/Repaint: SDCC Shockwave tread upgrade

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  1. Starstriker

    Starstriker Well-Known Member

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    I came across a mod someone did on their SDCC Shockwave.

    SDCC 2012 Soundwave/Retaliation HISS conversion for POC elevated treads (tutorial) - The Fighting 1:18th

    He used a POC Cobra Hiss. I liked it because of the rubber treads. Much better than the Retaliation HISS faux tank treads.

    I thought i could do it without cutting up my Shockwave.

    When I bought a Crimson HISS, I compared the treads to Shockwave's. The mounting posts were very similar. But not enough for a simple drop in upgrade.

    Luckily I also have the Retaliation HISS so I used the lower assembly. The socket for the tread post has a shallow cylinder. These got in the way of the POC/Crimson HISS treads. So I cut them off and widened the hole just a bit.

    Now my Shockwave has rubber treads and I can swap the original tread assembly if I want. I just sacrificed two HISS to make Shockwave that much more awesome.
     

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  2. heltskelt

    heltskelt Well-Known Member

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  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  4. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Super awesome.
     
  5. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Hah, I just did the same thing...I added a little bit of matching purple paint detail to the tread centers tough...

    Those beefier treads really make SW look killer...
     
  6. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    the tutorial also shows an added G1 Shockwave barrel
     

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