Heavy/Scratch: Shockwave Custom

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  1. Roxxstar

    Roxxstar Well-Known Member

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    So I'm working on this G1 Shockwave custom that will have more articulation and look better. Also adding LEDs and fixing the electrics. I'm changing a lot of the transforms to accommodate for the new articulations and moving the Battery from the back to inside the chest, which will flip forward. Here are some pics of the progress, you can see where I changed the torso, scratched a new knee joint/slide to widen the legs and still allow them to slide in, and a hinge that will flip the backpack up and down from gun to robot modes.

    Ideas and critiques desired :) 

    Oh, I am also turning the barrel into a shield that slides along the forearms between modes.

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  2. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Looks really promising. You have a tough work ahead.
     
  3. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    i love me sum upgraded G1 Shockwave...love to see more, when you have more to share
     
  4. Roxxstar

    Roxxstar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I hope this thing turns out as awesome as intended
     
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    This is a very intricate and detailed plan you have going here, especially when your first custom was a Vortex (from the Bruticus Maximus set) repaint only a week or so ago.

    Interesting...
     
  6. Roxxstar

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    Actually I started Shockwave before Vortex, but had to wait on some parts so decided to do the repaint and couldn't leave it unfinished. I agree its quite a complex undertaking, but I drew out a few designs, mocked them up with pieces of cardboard and adjusted from there. I have quite a few pages of drawings trying to figure out how to get this guy to do exactly what I want. I've already ran into a few design errors and redesigns, but as of right now there are only two speedbumps I have to smooth out; the trigger and the feet.
     
  7. Roxxstar

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    So I think I've figured out a solution to my trigger dilemma. The trigger will have a slide channel to rotate from a "crotch" position to the trigger position. The underside of the trigger will have a tab (A), which when moved will hook onto tab (B). Tab (B) will be the lever that shifts the electric connections together and will have a small spring for return.

    Take a look, and let me know if you think the design will work as I think it will or if you have another idea. :) 

    Thanks
     

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    simonatmac The stop motion maker

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