Heavy/Scratch: Shockwave: Earth Mode- very early pics

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  1. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    The upper body parts laying where they will be in robot mode
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    Close up of chest area and sketch of head
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    Lower half of the "gun arm"
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    The leftover that will make up his lower body
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    The alt mode
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    Questions/Comments? :) 

    Edit: added alt mode pic
     
  2. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Very interesting.
     
  3. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Hey... no way! I have one of those guns! I was gonna cut it up to make parts for a custom Megatron!

    Well, they say great minds think alike... :) 

    zmog
     
  4. REDLINE

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    what is the gun from.
     
  5. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    That looks like Robocop's gun.
     
  6. catch22

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    It's the gun from Robocop. In the movie it was called the Auto-9, though in real it's actually a modified Beretta M93R.

    The one I'm using for this I picked up at a Dollar Store. As you can imagine, the plastic that makes up this gun is very crappy. I've never made a custom toy before though, so I thought it'd make for a good learning experience, plus if I like how it comes out I can make a more refined one with better parts. The cheap airsoft versions of the Auto-9 are probably a hell of a lot better than the one I'm using to make this one.

    haha yeah, Megatron crossed my mind, but since mine's only gonna have one hand, Shockwave made more sense. I thought about doing a custom head and making it a whole new character, but just completing this thing is hard enough as is.
     
  7. thoughtcrime

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    Very cool, can't wait to see the final product. I too know how hard it is to scratchbuild your own figure, I'm attempting an Autobot (new character) who turns into the BTTF DeLorean. Good luck with this Shockwave, and stick with it.
     
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    Yeah, a total scratchbuild is still beyond me! I'm actually just using parts of the gun to build up Megatron's body details on a pre-existing transformer. He doesn't actually turn into the gun, but I thought it would be nice if some of body had some "gun-like" shapes on it for old-time's sake. :) 

    zmog
     
  9. Drax

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    Quick question...now for the bottom part are you gonna cut like the bottom half of the hand on the gun to make to legs? or is it gonna stay together as one whole handle when in robot form?
     
  10. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I like the direction this is taking. I'll keep an eye on this thread.
     
  11. Gnaw

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    THAT LOOKS SICK! I can't wait to see more. Shockwave always needed, and still needs a re-release.
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i like what im seeing
     
  13. Superquad7

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    [​IMG]

    Yeah I found the same one. For $1, I couldn't go wrong. Rarely do I make customs outside of the Alternators realm, let alone the TF realm. This was just too cool to pass up though. I just went to Wal*mart and got a can of black Krylon and went to town. I'm quite the Robocop fan as well. :thumb 

    [*note: this room looks a little different now, if anyone's interested :D  This photo is nearly a year old. My old CRT monitor is present in this photo, for instance. Hopefully I'll have some new photos in the near future]
     
  14. catch22

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    It'll be cut up, I'm just finishing the upper half before tackling the legs. The legs should end up transforming similar to a g1 Megatron's
     
  15. Drax

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    o ok thanks for the clear up.. but yea thats gonna be an awesome and inexpensive kitbash =) win win situation haha
     
  16. catch22

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    Semi-update:

    Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to do much of anything with this lately as school work really piled up these last two weeks, but I have been testing out different possible colors for the exterior.

    After three different spray paints, I think Krylon Black Satin looks best. It's not too flat and it's not too glossy, and seems to adhere very well. However, I've noticed that the glossier paints seem to really accentuate imperfections in the plastics texture, so this is going to have to get a good, even sanding before any type of clearcoat goes down.

    I'll put a pic up of how the gun looks with it's (unsanded) paint once I find batteries for my digi cam
     
  17. REDLINE

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    did you ever get around to taking pictures of how you cut up the stock for the legs?
     
  18. Superquad7

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    I feel ya with school man! I hope all goes well for ya!

    Krylon Fusion Black Satin is what I used for my Robocop Auto-9 custom. I am really satisfied with how mine turned out. Keep workin' (when you can!)!!! :thumb  :) 
     
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    Very nice, man, keep it up!
     
  20. Drax

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    I wantttttt some pics!! haha =)
     

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