Heavy/Scratch: SND Nova Prime Extra Mods

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  1. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    One picture for now while I find some more proper pieces to strengthen some connections in the legs. Will post more tomorrow-ish.

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    Basically I reused some of the old SND Prafaetus kit+gundam parts to construct a leg armor piece to make him that much closer to his comic counterpart. Also removed the rear armor pieces for a slightly leaner backpack.

    Replaced his hands with the extra hands from MP Shockwave which I'll never use; more posable, but as of the moment useless as they can't handle the weight of the huge sword the SND kit came with :(  Gonna drip some floor polish in that.

    And yes, he does still transform. No more combiner mode tho...but that's not why I like Nova Prime about ;) 

    EDIT: Alt mode pics
    Some parts ended up in a slightly different position than in planning, so the new cab section now sits higher and further back than I had initially thought it would. Still a passable Nova Prime truck.
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    Front
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    Top
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    Old windscreen now becomes the rear window
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  2. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    More pics!

    Base bot. Messed up the paint on his face so he's kinda had a malfunctioned left optic.
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    Base bot, rear view
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    Preparing for armor-up!
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    Backpack piece: Drilled 2 holes into the old SND roof piece, glued it onto the Nova backpieces.

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    Backpack plugged into the 2 pegs. Also reconnected the waist piece.
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    Side View
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    Leg Armors. Left=Alt mode config, Right= Bot mode config
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    Ultimate Badassery mode. Not going to give him weapons because a)His wing cannons are already overkill; and b)weak sauce new wrists :p 
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  3. Dropkick

    Dropkick Return To Slime

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    Well this is awesome and I wish I could do something like this.
     
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    Ae38 Well-Known Member

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    Damn!
     
  5. malcontentman

    malcontentman Cybertronian James Cagney

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    The wings being pointed backwards has been bugging me and your solution came out perfectly!
     
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    Really wished SND released this the same time as the Primo Vitalis. I mean, I really liked my IDW Battle Core Optimus, but I was really leaning on to Nova Prime. This even made the Kit better. Awesome work.
     
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    Sentinel Lynx The bane of existence.

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    DAMN that looks good. Have you considered bulking up the thighs/waist and stuff to fit the overall proportions better?
     
  8. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Wow! Loving that hefty alt-mode.
     
  9. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Thanks for the comments! :) 

    The SND kit is already kinda making use of most the space available to fit, so to bulk up the waist/thighs would mean partsforming because any additional parts onthose areas wouldn't fit in alt mode :( 
     
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    Sentinel Lynx The bane of existence.

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    Ah, that's unfortunate. Either way it looks insane, dude. Good job.
     
  11. Bumblemus Prime

    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    Any tips on turning the stock hands into mushroom pegs? I'm about to pulverize them in favor of KFC black MP hands
     
  12. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Not much. All I did was remove the stock hands and then trimmed the unused MP shockwave hands to fit and glued them on XD. The only thing to sorry about is if the hands fit in that tiny space in alt mode, which I assume the KFC hands would have no problem with since you can bend the fingers freely.
     
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    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    Cool! Did you glue them at the wrist, or did you glue in a peg? I'm hoping to just file these down to a flat-ish level and screw it/glue in a separate mushroom peg, but I don't know where to find said peg.
     
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    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    The MP shockwave hands I used came with pegs, so I just used those on mine.
     
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    Bumblemus Prime Cracked in the head

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    Hmm. I'm thinking about trying to Frankenstein these on instead of carefully shaving down to a peg. It looks like it might be easier to file them down and screw them in. Need to check if they're the right size for KFC hands.

    Handconnector TFC OS Uranos V1 by BelFormers on Shapeways
     
  16. Shockscream13

    Shockscream13 Obsessed with combiners

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    I kind of get it, but those legs just look so shellformery.
     

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