Heavy/Scratch: sludge masterpiece

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  1. Dawgstar

    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Hi guys

    Its been a long time since I posted anything so here is my W.I.P on sludge.

    I bought an alternator with no arms at the weekend for a £1 and thought about what I could use it for.

    after finding out allot of my stores point of sale was actually styrene and now I have about 3m square if it to use and I thought what the hell I will give this ago.

    Loads to do still hope you like.

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  2. TFormerfan

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    you good so far
    And I love the concept Drawing :thumb 
     
  3. whiskeytango

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    looking great so far. I'll be watching with some interest. Bout how tall is he right now, in inches?
     
  4. destrongerlupus

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    I am ALWAYS amazed by good styrene work. My brain just does not work that way, and even when I try very hard to cut-and-measure and draw stright scribe lines, I never quite nail it way some folks can.

    You are now in that club, and I envy you. Good luck! Makes me want to get back to my Sludge!

    D/L
     
  5. Dawgstar

    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Thanks allot it was my first drawing to help work things out.



    hi and thanks. he is just over 8" including a small head.
    I will try and upload some photos of him with Grimlock.



    I was the same I found it easier to just make the parts slightly bigger and sand them back down. when cutting be very light with the knife 1st to score it slightly, this way the blade will follow the 1st straight cut.
    at the end of the day it's only plastic, if you go wrong just cut it out and try again.
     
  6. Dawgstar

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  7. Blurr ftw

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    cant wait to see it finished
     
  8. Slothboy

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    For a quid?! Nice deal!

    Oh, and the bottle caps? Genius.
     
  9. Darth Wave

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    DUDE... this is pretty sick looking so far! Great job!
     
  10. cheetor71

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    Wow man. That's looking really damn good so far.
     
  11. destrongerlupus

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    GAH this is turning into a beauty real fast!
     
  12. Shwiggie

    Shwiggie Likeable dryskinned biped

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    I love seeing the use of everyday stuff (yes, such as bottle tops) put to good use in people's kitbashes :D  Looks good so far.
     
  13. Tom_Servo

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    Looks great so far! Nice use of flat panels to create a smooth shape. I'd like to see Sludge taller than Grimlock, but that doesn't take anything away from this bad boy. I'm eager to see more.
    I would reverse the leg joints on the rear legs though (according to the drawing). They're backwards from how a proper animal's hind legs work.
     
  14. Megatron31

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    this is amazing work, my only critique would be his robot mode knee joint, i would consider going back and putting a notch in the part of the leg (red part) that comes out form under your amazing styrene work, so the leg can be straight up, there is a figure i used to make a constructicon scrapper that had exactly what i am talking about. if you are interested i can send you a picture.

    but still this is an awesome start and the bottle caps are pure genious
     
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    agree. you can notch out the part of the hind area for the knee, that's where the tail will connect to anyway, plus the legs can be straight. I'd also like to suggest new thicker legs, if you can. It's looking fantastic.
     
  16. Dawgstar

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    hi and thanks for your input. yes i am interested in seeing that part.
    i have done loads more today and will be updating later.
    many thanks Dawgstar
     
  17. Dawgstar

    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Hi and thanks for your time looking at my work.
    I may go back and change the legs at a later stage. I wanted to try a scratch build and not spend to much money just in case i could not pull it off.
    The legs cost me £1 at a boot fair last weekend so no biggy if I go wrong.
    I have the legs much straighter now after taking a notch out.
    I’m a huge fan of your work and grateful for you input.
    Big update coming Later tonight when im home from work.
    Many thanks
    Dawgstar
     
  18. G60Force

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    YOU SIR HAVE MADE ME ORDER A WHOLE BUNCH OF STYRENE!!!! :D 

    great stuff already!!!
     
  19. Dawgstar

    Dawgstar Retired Scratch Builder.

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    Thanks allot mate

    This is worth noting

    Just to let you know I have not bought any styreene. i get it from places like Currys, Comet anywhere that sells Sony, LG, Samsung TV/HI-FI's.
    It was all old point of sale backing boards. Some are styreene some are card. (card is no good)
    Why pay £2-£5 per A4 sheet when you get it for free?

    Always worth just popping in to a store and look at the P.O.S used and give them you’re Number so they can phone you when its out of date.

    I have 5 stores under my belt already all they do with it is bin it.




    Many thanks Dawgstar
     
  20. 6leo

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    Its soooo cool !!
     

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