Minor/Repaint: Skyhammer alt mode front weapon

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  1. Vampyr

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    Hey everybody

    i wanted to share a little something i've done to enhance an already very cool TF
    as mentionned in the title, it's the voyager class attack chopper Skyhammer

    For those who have watched his feedback thread, you already know about that you can use the gatling guns of Highbrow HFTD for the empty holes under his weapon's nacelle, or wings if you prefer, for an awesome effect, really...

    but that's not the point here, what i've done it's about the empty hole under his nose in alt mode, this hole can hold his mechtech weapon, but this one look's really...well, ridiculous since its oversized for this vehicule
    so, i tried to find a weapon that can look cool and realistic, at first i used the weapon that come with the FAB ratchet from the first movie, a little dual multi cannons thing, i had to use tape to make the peg thick enough thought

    but this afternoon i came up with a better idea, it require to sacrifice a minicon for it, but the result worth the effort.
    the process is, simply, this:

    You take the minicon from the autobot human alliance black motorcycle (really, he looks so lame in both mode...it's not a big loss), i've forgotten his name, but well, next, you cut his weapon on his mounted arm ( the grey piece), you get rid of the arm, so now you have the dual minigun, you take off the handle from the minicon, it will serve to plug the result on skyhammer, for that you can use a dremel like i've done, or a sharp blade.
    when you have those two pieces, you take the gun, and cut of the rest of his connexion to the arm, then trim it, it have to be flat on the end , because you will glue on another part on this side, the part i talk about, can be whatever piece of plastic, a rectangular one, personnaly i've used a lego flat one, so you stick this on the gun, and on this part, you put the peg you should have cutted off the minicon, be sure to make all the part on the same axis, so that the result wont look ankward from the front.
    let the result dry, and test it, if you succed, the look should be that:

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    it's working perfectly, the guns can be oriented to both sides, even with the landing gear deployed, of course you can use this weapon on robot mode too as a shoulder gun or on any of his mechtech ports.
    enjoy!
     

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  2. imoff2186

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    cool idea!
     
  3. OmarJT82

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    With double the gatling guns, Skyhammer won't just bring the rain he'll bring a thunderstorm! :D 
     
  4. Vampyr

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    yeah, that's enough bullets to make you avoid to look back while running off from him:bay 
     
  5. SMOG

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    That looks sweet, and I commend your use of an utterly awful minicon. Love it!

    Transformers look so good with more proportional weapons mounted on them. Who would have guessed? (not Hasbro, obviously) ;) 

    zmog
     
  6. takarei

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    yeah im stealling that. this is tomorows project
     
  7. NEST SOLDIER

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    Yes, indeed. An excellent idea. Now, does anyone have the guns that I need for Skyhammer?
     
  8. Thinktank

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    >> Looks over at my Skyhammer also rocking Highbrow's gats.
    It's like Highbrow showed up on my toy shelf one day and said,
    "Here have these. I will steal some .50s from one of these
    NASCar deluxes."
     
  9. rattraprules98

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    I want to do this... but I hate destroying accessories, even shitty ones...
     
  10. astrakhan

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    I had a similar idea... except that I just went ahead and gave Pinpointer to Skyhammer as a full-on Targetmaster. If you rearrange the limbs, you can create a "roll cage" around the cockpit and make it look like it's one of the old combined Mega Pretenders (I'm considering a commission for a Crossblades repaint).
     
  11. G60Force

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    WOW I'm so doing this since this chopper Is prolly gonna be my vortex!
     
  12. Dansproject

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    looks great. I'm so stupid I didn't even think of giving him Highbrow's guns!
     
  13. hater06

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    that looks great...
     
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    God dman man could you possibly load any more dakka on him fire power wise?

    is it just me or would this bad boy look dam nsweet as a mondernised Airwolf?
     

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