Heavy/Scratch: Superion Maximus bulks up

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  1. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Bah weep grana, bah weep nineebah (sp?):) 
    I've lurked here for years and finally decided to join in the fun and comradery! I figured I'd start with Energon Superion as he was really my first kitbash. I'd taken a sharpie to some of my animated figures and even done some basic mods to them, but nothing that really involved creating unique pieces to get the desired result etc...
    I thought that even with the FP aerial appendage kit, Superion still didn't look like he could go toe to toe with Bruticus with his FP crossfire and munitioner kits. So... I tried to fix that!

    Parts list:

    Energon Superion Maximus with the fp snowman kit
    knock off g1 Superion chest pieces
    Classics Jetfire
    small white u bracket, small rectangular magnets, energon star, super glue and a little loctite expoxy putty

    Whoops, I didn't realize he was leaning, that jet pack is kind of heavy for him, but he still stands! I should probably get one of Process's abdomen fillers to strengthen him up a little...


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    Here's a closer shot, you can see Jetfire's canopy and tailfins and the knockoff superion chest pcs more clearly-

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    backside-

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    Initially I just made the chest shield and was happy w/this, till I stumbled across a donor jetfire booster pack...
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    Here's a comparo shot with Bruticus. Bruticus still has a height advantage, but I think Superion stacks up a lott better now-

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    I'm netural with regards to partsforming, but in this case, I was able to make his armor into an armored drone, so it's partsforming, but with an alt mode!
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    Here are some wip pics.
    Chest Shield-

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    Here's the mounting point for the chest shield, I used a modded ubracket that's used for mounting wire shelving:

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    Here's a shot of the bracket, I just snipped the ends and angled them to give the shield the proper fit-
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    and the magnets on the underside of the shield-
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    Here's a shot of the wing and booster pack-

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    and lastly, here's the modded energon star and expoxy on the back of the jetpack that plugs into Storm Jet's back port-

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    What do you think?
     

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  2. Roxxstar

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    So very Wicked Cool!
     
  3. ServO

    ServO Seeker (I look for stuff) Moderator

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    Hell yes! This is what Willis was talkin about.
     
  4. Railguard

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    Wow that looks awesome!! Good job!! :thumbs2: 
     
  5. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    How dare you! My mother was a saint! :mad  Heh, just kidding.

    Your Superion looks awesome. I'm OK w/ partsforming, but your solution gets bonus points. Nice work.
     
  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I think it's pretty AWESOME!!!
     
  7. Slimaximus

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    Dude that is pretty sweet
     
  8. Gatchaman

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks! I can't say I planned it that way, but it worked out pretty well.

    I like the way you think, thanks!

    Thanks!

    It takes Different Strokes to rule the world! Thanks!
     
  10. rohrerprime25

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    man that is sweet man it looks a whole lot better :) 
     
  11. GENOZAUR

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    superion looks like a battle armored midget in power suit armor lol
     
  12. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    THAT is awesome.
     
  13. twichy

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    you hurt a jetfire to make this... BAD!!!
     
  14. unlikelyhero

    unlikelyhero FOX HOUND RETIREE

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    Maximus Superion

    two words, awe some, now he looks like he could stand up to Bruticus Maximus,
     
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    Wow, looks much improved.
     
  16. Gatchaman

    Gatchaman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I think? :lol 

    Thanks for the compliment!
    I promise you that he was a junker and so this seemed like a good way to enable him to live on, kind of like ROTF Jetfire... plus, you can't make an omlette without breaking a few eggs, as the saying goes.

    Thanks, I think he's got at least a 50/50 shot now

    Thanks!
     
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    that's a mighty fine tasty omlette :D 
     
  18. Gatchaman

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  19. GENOZAUR

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    just a thought

    if you could find a way to build cybertron clocker into the combiner form and bulk him up with fansproject bruticus shoulder exstenison parts and give him energon blight and tank limb blast off for the tank limb lower legs and fansproject bruticus feet

    you would have the makings for a very badass looking fansproject style liokaiser
     
  20. Gatchaman

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    Very interesting.... Maybe Strongarm instead of clocker for alt mode's sake, but incorporating either as an actual waist into Storm Jet would be tricky, but perhaps just as a feaux waist... if nothing else, I could plug in the bruticus lower legs and fiddle around w/the shoulders. If I can figure out anything w/it I'll start a wip thread. I've got a couple other irons in the fire rt now, but I think you're on to something here, good idea.
    thanks
     

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