Minor/Repaint: War Within Style Grimlock WIP Update: Gun 11-23-08

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  1. timshinn73

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    Here's a War Within style Grimlock I've been working on using a Marvel Crossover Gray Hulk as the starting point.

    I took the figure apart, trimmed some of the parts to reduce rubbing, and based the entire figure with a light gunmetal spray paint.

    The Hulk head was removed and replaced with a repro Alternators Grimlock head. Some minor mods were made to the head, neck and torso to accommodate the new head. It fits very nicely and it just the right size. I honestly wish Hasbro would actually make this toy. The mold is very G1/War Within Grimlock and the Alternators head fits perfectly.

    I'm in the detailing stage right now. Still a ways to go. I want to try and get as many G1 color references in as possible and still keep the tank mode pretty clean. The gold areas have been chromed, then layered with the gold color. Parts of the waist area have also been chromed. The visor was chromed and then glazed with transparent red.

    I do plan on building a gun and sword for Grimlock. Still planning those out. I may have the gun fit onto the existing tank barrel when in tank mode, but haven't decided yet.

    I hope to have this one finished this coming week. Thanks for taking a look.

    EDIT: UPDATE 11-23-08
    Added a few pics of Grimlock's gun.
     

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  2. Lucs

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    Dude that's super sweet! It's gonna kick ass when it's done and he has all his weapons
     
  3. timshinn73

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    Thanks, Lucs!
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Stop reading my mind!!! Ever since I saw Hulk-tank I thought, Bot mode IS WWI Grimlock! Looks Awesome, I hope mine will be different enough from yours when done!! :thumbs2: 



    I was gonna use alt-Grimlock's head aswell, I contacted Sculptbot for one a while back. I do plan on modding the tank mode to better fit WWI Grims!
     
  5. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    I got mine here. They offer a bright red one too for $10.
     
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    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    I've done a few tests using the back as the front to better represent the WW tank mode. Haven't decided if I want to go that route yet. It looks pretty cool, kinda DK Tumbler-ish. But the treads are reversed (not really noticeable, but still reversed).
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Thanks for the link Bro! With a bit of "teeth" he will fit the bill nicely!
     
  8. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    I'm skipping the teeth. Other than having a tank alt mode, I'm going more for a G1 Grimlock look in robot mode.
     
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    I've modded mine to have the body and legs kinda flip over the main tank from underneath. I also had to make the waist normal and not that spring loaded deal. Kinda hard to describe, but it gives a front tower looking "cockpit" area, and the treads run behind with space between. But mine will just have the single tread on each side, I'm not gonna try to make dual treads!:thumbs2: 



    Forgot to ask, does that head link take PayPal?
     
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    very cool.
     
  11. timshinn73

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    Yep
     
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    hey that looks great i got one question though has anyone thought of useing this mold as the dreamwave transformers/g.i joe ww2 crossover tank
     
  13. timshinn73

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    This one kinda has that vibe. A little more MOBAT than WWII, but definitely has a Joe feel to it.
     
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    timshinn, that looks awesome you know just a suggestion fold down those "toes" the Hulk has and it'll become more like Transformers feet. All and all very cool.
     
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    Woah! Awesome timshinn73! I gotta try that, you don't mind? :D 
     
  16. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    wOw first we saw a War Within Grimlock out of Classics Onslaught by Frenzy_Rumble, Now We get too see Timshinn's Version of it using a X-overs Grey Hulk! and its just looking awsome!
    Are you planning to add anythin to him in tank mode? like more guns or somethin?
     
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    Pure awesomeness. Suggestion: Grimlock shouldn't have humanoid "toes".
     
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    My plan is to paint the toes black and the "nails" gold as to emulate the stickers on G1 Grimlock's robot mode feet.
     
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    Why would I mind?
     
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    Yes. I'm about 50% on creating Grimlock's double barreled blaster. I hope to be able to mount it to the tank mode. I may also modify the stubby tank barrel too.
     

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