Minor/Repaint: SG Junkion Insecticon trio

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Starstriker, May 8, 2012.

  1. Starstriker

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    So when I made Kickback aka Kickstart Insectibike, I didnt think it would be possible to make the other insecticons because the heads were too small and I wasnt sure if the parts would work as well as Kickback.

    Well I played around with my TRU reissue insecticons and figured out a way to sort of do it.

    Both Bombshell's and Shrapnel's heads are too small to work as well as Kickback's head.

    So looking at Bombshell, I thought that Scrapiron's head is sort of in a similar style and could work.

    Then I added Bombshell's horn and kickback's legs/arms to give him more of an insect look.

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    Then after looking at Shrapnel's face, I scrounged for a suitable head. Perceptor's head sort of has as similar shape and design. He just needs a visor instead of eyes. Which can easily be done with some thin sheet styrene. You need to unscrew Perceptor's head and then wedge the back half onto the ball joint. then screw the face back on.

    And while trying to figure out a place to put the jaws, I found a super easy place. His nipple guns. They are perfect for the stag beetle jaws.

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    Here is a photochop of a visor on Perceptor's head.
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    Here is the entire trio of Insecticons
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  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go go go! Awesome!
     
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    I love the idea!
     
  4. Robowang

    Robowang I don't have AIDS

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    Perceptor's head is almost perfect...just turn those eyes into goggles. That was a pretty prominent feature of Shrapnel's face!
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    these are awesome!!....nice work!
     
  6. Spyne98

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    These are awesome!
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Are they still able to transform into alt modes?
     
  9. Starstriker

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    Yes. Although I literally finished Shrapnel right before taking pics. So I havent figured out his transformation into bike. Meaning I dont know where to store the jaws.
     
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    Nice! I'm really surprised that G1 Shrapnel's head doesn't work on a deluxe mold... it's way too big for his original body. I confess it just doesn't feel like Shrapnel to me without it, though maybe I'll feel differently after you add a visor.

    The Scrapiron head works pretty well for Bombshell. I might cut off the the little "horns" and stuff, but it's good.

    This is such a brilliant idea... love it!

    zmog
     
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    It looks a bit too small.

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  12. Alucard77

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    Wow, you don't mess around. I remember you telling me what you were going to do at NJCC, two days later, bamm it's done.

    Nice work!+
     
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    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    They look amazing!!!
    Like, it's just mean't to be! Superb.
     
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    Looks perfect to me (plus G1 Shrapnel just has a really nice sculpt) but everyone has their thing. :) 

    I'm sure the Perceptor head will really pop once he has a visor (if you're planning one)

    zmog
     
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    Think of it this way... some SG Junkions were left around as stragglers during the recent universe invasion business... and Bombshell "indoctrinated" them with the help of some Cerebro-shells.

    He needs a visor, otherwise I think it works very nicely.
     
  16. Starstriker

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    Go ahead and try it. I may not have photographed the heads properly. But trust me. it is too small.
     
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    WHY DO YOU HATE MY WALLET!?!

    Seriously though, those guys rock and I may have to figure something out. Maybe repaint some Wreck-Gars...
     
  18. Starstriker

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    Sorry, it's what I do. I dont mod stuff regularly but when I do, those toys usually spike in interest and invariably their values go up hehe.
     
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    I did a quick photochop to see what Perceptor would look like with a visor.

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    Nice!!!
     

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