Heavy/Scratch: SKY LYNX homage, but not the same

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  1. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    Here is my homage to Sky Lynx from Armada Jetfire and Overload.

    It took a long time to figure out these two Bashes. This is the one time I'm thankful for the Movie chicken legs. Movie Dropkick provided the perfect legs for Sky lynx's "bird" legs (and gives him rear landing gear). The "bird" mode has a lot of great features from this mold. The wings can be placed in multiple positions including folded alongside.
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    They are not the same because they are now triple changers. Both having an Alt mode, an animal mode and a robot mode.
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    Another reason they are not the same as G1 is because they DO NOT physically connect together to form the Bird/Lynx mode. They are only sitting, one, on top of the other. Thus they are two separate figures and cannot both have the name Sky Lynx. I look at them as two transformer that like to work together and the other Autobots "nicknamed" them Sky Lynx, since they are always together (I've also played with the idea that they are a couple? The Bird would probably be the "Male" with all that ego. The Female, always nearby, taking care of everything but letting the male take the credit).
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    All electronics have been removed, from both figures. The shuttle began as an Astrotrain bash but then TFCC came out with that recolor. Overload was just an attempt to give the vehicle a windshield (to go with the side window details) and different wheels/treads instead of the minicon driver/head. Before adding the Lynx head I had the minicon stored in the chest, all the time.
    The Bird tail folds up inside the gun. The Bird legs are attached to the back of the Robot hands. They can be used as weapons/knives when in combat.
    I used Gold foil but it doesn't come out very smooth, but it is shinier than gold paint. I wanted to match the gold chest piece on the Lynx. (I also didn't cut the rear ankle pin, yet. Oops).

    If you want to see more angles, let me know. I hope you enjoy it.
     

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  2. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    I... LOVE this... This is awesome as hell dude. Great work
     
  3. Crimsonthunder

    Crimsonthunder Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!
     
  4. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    It works an it's awesome.
     
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    I love it! :thumb 

    I might do something similar.... For I like Sky Lynx a lot! :D 
     
  6. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Dude! So Awesome! Great execution!
     
  7. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    :bay wow it is genius...im impress....really catchy with discovery of new mold...only if the bird can have sharp teeth...i want to see more from you man..
     
  8. B'Bantor

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    WOW! Very awesome
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Brilliance... absolute brilliance...!!

    Especially the bird section. I considered trying to get a decent Skylynx out of that Armada Jetfire mold, but abandoned it in favour of working with Cybertron Jetfire. I think you just showed me that I made a bad choice... that looks FANTASTIC.

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  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really love this one, man :thumb 
     
  11. ectoneon

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    This is perfect!!! Amazing work man!
     
  12. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    Where are the lynx's rear legs from? I just can't place em.

    I am VERY impressed with this piece. I like the idea of them being a socially inseparable duo, instead of one being. To hell with canon, i say!! you really knocked it out of the park!
     
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    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    You get a gold star for today. I'll put it on the calendar for you to take home and show your parents. A+!
     
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    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Incredible! great work!
     
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    ARE U F**KIN KIDDING ME!!!!!......this is pure genius......AWESOME WORK!!!!!!:thumbs2: 
     
  16. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Very inventive!
     
  17. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    This mod had me burned out from painting (I hate painting) since it was white. I thought it would cover on the cream plastic, easily, but it didn't

    I wanted the teeth and a gun, inside the head, but the gun wouldn't fit, when in Alt mode, and the upper teeth would have been showing, constantly. The lower jaw I added sits inside the top half leaving the top lip exposed in all modes. The legs are from Movie Dropkick (I added spike-y toes). The two tails (shown better in these pics) for Lynx are from Dropkicks legs. The two little moving mechanisms
     

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  18. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It looks so cool. Now despite not becoming one you took the idea and spirit of Sky Lynx and did your own thing and thats inventive, ingenius, and so badass all in one.
     
  19. Houndvoice

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    Greatness incarnate...
    It looks so simple, and thus it has to be a stroke of genius! :thumbs2: 
     
  20. SmokescreenSWE

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    I'm a huge fan of Sky Lynx and that's awesome. Now why oh why did I pass on that cheap Ultra Magnus when it was available? So you only used a Jetfire, an Overload/Magnus and a Dropkick for this?
     

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