The Junction (Thomas and friends)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    This is a custom I've had a strange itching to do for a long time. I got a nice quality "Train team" combiner set from China several months ago. It was blocky and weak. I went to town adding articulation to

    - the shoulders
    - upper arms (rotating at bicep)
    - elbows
    - wrists
    - hands
    - head (on ball joint)
    - hips
    - upper legs (rotation above knee)
    - better knees (stock sucked)
    - feet (pivot at heel)

    Had a blast painting the bazillion details on the three trains; Thomas (blue) Percy (green) and Hiro (black)

    ...Got some great bonus add-ons coming this week, gotta hit up the local train/hobby shop.

    More pics can be seen here :
    The Junction - a set on Flickr


    Thomas the train
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    Percy the best friend
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    Hiro the wise
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    Merge to form ....The Junction!
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    here's a before shot :

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  2. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    Gonna punch some tickets with that one!
    Would have been cool to seen you work those Hearts of Steel Primes into this somehow.
     
  3. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    dude thats just awesome I love it just awesome and the thomas theme pure awesome pure class
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd SOOOO buy that if I could! It's so freakishly awesome that I wouldn't be able to help myself if I had the money!

    Although I hope some of the bonus items will be some sort of weapondry. Maybe a giant combined smokestack gun?
     
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    jackets Gamer/Anime fan

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    The best way to describe the awesomeness of this is to say that my wife has just asked me what I'm grinning about. Pure win.
     
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    wow i saw those on kotoys some months ago
    love what u did to this guy

    so is he a parts former ? or the extra articulation u added is embedded in the individual trains
    which hands r those ?

    and u work fast ,super fast !!!
     
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    Strarf Crystal Convoy no more TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome.
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  10. frenzyrumble

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    no extra parts, but is parts forming, all the new joints, etc fit back into the train parts. The trains (thomas and percy) split into 3 parts, forming the shoulder, forearm and leg (each) hiro (the black train) is all self-contained.

    I used gundam and neo-shifter joints for connectors.
     
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    Your work with paint and engineering of parts is impressive, as always.

    These guys look goofy as only they can, but watching at them, I had an Idea that could actually make a cool looking figure out of them:
    - remove the Thomas faces
    - paint the trains in a steampunk style, with rusty parts

    you get the junkion combiner Junktion.

    With your skills, that would end being a very cool figure!
     
  12. javaco

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    FLAWLESS!
    this should have deff been the custom for ur 3000 subscriber contest! hah
     
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    Saw some of these on eBay, what you have done makes it look even more cooler.
     
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    evil ivotron destroy'em all

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    fabulous.... kids will love it......
     
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    My kid loves Thomas, way to go man! Looks great!
     
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    That is cool. I was never a big Thomas the tank engine fan growing up but this is definitely awesome. Man, I think just about anything could look amazing after you put airbrush/brush to it. Great work.
     
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    Juuren gattai! Engine dagwon!
     
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    Pure win bro!!! I love it!
     
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    This is probably the most goofy & awesome thing you've done - I love it! :thumb 
     
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    You sir, Have become my new hero. Thomas the tank engine combiner FTW!
     
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