Heavy/Scratch: Senator Ratbat

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  1. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    IDW Senator Ratbat & Minicon Aides

    2nd Place @ Botcon 2010 Custom Figure Contest

    He is made from a RID Megatron, Cybertron Vector Prime, accessories from a wolf PowerRanger, mini-cons, and a few odds & ends. He is a fully transformable triple changer with Cybertronian jet mode and car mode. The wings must be taken off and switched for the car mode.

    Megatron's shoulder pads were sanded and attached to Vector's shoulders. Vector's shoulders needed reworking to allow for the attachment of the PowerRanger chest piece. The head is Vector's with Power ranger pats added and sculpted w/ milliput. The head was raised to look taller, it is removable. The gears had to be reworked in the pelvis to allow for Megatron's legs to work with Vector Prime. Fangs were added to his belt. The Senate symbol on the chest is a serendipitous PowerRanger part. He was painted by airbrush with custom metallic paint colors. The details were inked with GamesWorkshops products and dry-brushed with silver for a worn metal look.

    Hopefully enough changes were made that he is not immediately recognizable as Megatron or Vector Prime. I thought the combination of both characters would look regal/ornate like the IDW image, but preserve his batness. He seemed pompous enough in the comic to require servants or congressional interns, so the minicons were repainted as well.

    Comparison photos with United Ratbat (and my photo technique has improved too!):

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  2. scubaboy31

    scubaboy31 Digital Gypsy

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    sweeet! this is unexpected. Cool work dude.
     
  3. ssg4life

    ssg4life Well-Known Member

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    very cool
     
  4. payton34

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    Nice, I've been wondering who made this ever since Botcon. Great job, and congrats on 2nd place!
     
  5. woland

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    Very Good!
     
  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    That is so cool.
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    wonderously cool
     
  8. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Very, VERY nice!
     
  9. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    oh my god this thing looks amazing, you sir are a mastermind!
     
  10. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    That looks really good - definately got the right balance of bat and regal that you were looking for :D 

    The vehicle mode gives me a bit of a Gobots Pincher look as well...
     
  11. dominomist

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    Regal is the perfect word for it
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Congrats on the win and thanks for sharing! :thumb 
     
  13. B'Bantor

    B'Bantor Bug Drone

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    Whoa! I wasn't expecting such a large, elaborate, beautifully detailed figure. Congrats on 2nd place, I'd imagine there was some really great work displayed at Botcon.
     
  14. Deonasis

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    Fantastic! Looks like it is an original figure except you gave it great paint. The slight changes to the minicon jets perfect, they are hard to recognise when they are attached in alt mode too.
     
  15. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Minicon Aids? That sounds nasty, i'm just gonna asume you meant Minicon aides.
    That looks fantastic though, he looks like a freaking emperor.
     
  16. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Mechabot-1/Omegatron TFW2005 Supporter

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    Good call...a new plot device? I fixed the spelling!

    Thanks for all of the good comments!
     
  17. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Whoa! It's like he's jumped straight out of the comic & into real life... :lol  Man, that is damn nice! The combination of RiD Megs & Cyb VP was a stroke of genius & what about that paintjob? :D  Luv it! I bloody luv it! :thumb 
     
  18. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Really cool. Looks suitably evil!
     
  19. Nefud

    Nefud Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me what Wolf Power Ranger he used?
     
  20. Tyripticon

    Tyripticon I will crush megatron

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    It looks sick
     

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