Heavy/Scratch: Ultimate Shockwave - Hearts of Steel style

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  1. Pimp My Toy

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    I see lots of Ultimate Shockwaves about to do the rounds, so thought I'd jump on the band wagon, having turned the clock back a couple of centuries. So here we have HoS Shockwave.

    So far I've mocked up the general shape and size in foam and I'm now going through the various parts and fashioning them out of styrene. The steampunk abs are in place and I've started on the hips and chest.

    Lots of layers of styrene are being used to make it nice and sturdy and the pictures show that the abdomen will include a flickering light to simulate some good, old fashioned, fossil fuel-burning, power source :)  The basic structure has been modelled so I still need to include the panel detail, including lots of rivets.

    When complete it should be around leader size, say 12-13".

    I'm putting WIP pics on the Facebook account as a bit of a WIP diary, and I'll post major updates on the forums for feedback. Stay tuned folks!

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    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    the styrene work you have done so far looks amazing. very very neat and clean!
     
  3. Dez7734

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    Excellent! Have you decided which head you're going to use?
     
  4. Pimp My Toy

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    Thanks guys.

    I prefer the head used in the comic, but there's no reason why I can't do both - it will be easy enough to swap them around with a ball joint.
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Oh I will definitely be keeping a close eye on this thread in the future :D . If I can recall correctly, I believe someone else attempted a HOS Shockwave in the past but I'm not sure if it ever went past the planning stage. HOS Shockwave is such a wicked design & I can't wait to see it come to life. Looking Nice - even at this early stage! :thumb 
     
  7. Pimp My Toy

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    Yep, I think the first one on the board got as far as a shoulder. The second was my Robot Heroes version (still unpainted and considering casting). A third humongous version was started a few months back and may still be just a forearm.

    Between us we need some legs and a head and we'll have a full (very out of proportion) Shockwave :D 
     
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    Nice start man. I'd like to see this when finished!
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    This makes me happy in my face
     
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    Love this idea
     

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