Heavy/Scratch: WFC Bat Minion - "The Flying Tombstone"

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  1. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Available here for $9: http://www.shapeways.com/model/213048/wfc_bat_minion.html?gid=ug25757

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...ions-soundwave-mod.html?highlight=WFC+Ravager Here's a very easy tutorial to mod WFC Soundwave to allow all my Minions to fit in his chest!

    Edit: Painted!
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    Hi! It's Treadshot A1 here, with another minion for WFC Soundwave: the WFC Bat Minion!

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    If there's one thing i've learnt from this model, it's that WSF doesn't photograph well. :D 

    Anyways, Bat Minion was modelled with as little regards to biological accuracy as possible. I kept the wing shape, and the feet, but the torso i drew a lot of inspiration from my childhood fear: a tombstone. I envision him as a "fly-on-the-wall" sort of drone, in the sense that he'd be secretly watching over you behind your back, in a 'big brother' way. Another major design consideration was to incorporate his signature ears, my G1 Ratbat has his ears, and i like it that way. :D 

    Again, please refer to the mod tutorial i set up, to allow for these minions to fit into WFC Soundwave.
     

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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    looks good, I can't see ears though, only his wings.
     
  3. astrakhan

    astrakhan Well-Known Member

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    Screw Ratbat, I want to get one and paint it as Super Zeo Zord 2.
     
  4. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    His ears I made homage to with protrusions on the side of the head. As I said, WSF doesn't photograph well, I hope the paint job will bring it out a bit more.
     
  5. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Not half bad. Does it fly like a brick? :p 
     
  6. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    i love it. Great work
     
  7. Jericho

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    You can barely see them in the second image.
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    OK...this one I kind of love. Plus your descriptions, plus recent TF media, plus some of my own personal fan'on are all making me shift my perspective on your designs a little, and I'm starting to think less "mecha fauna" and more "vaguely animal shaped drones"....and on that level...I'm kind of loving them :) 

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  9. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Painted!

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    So there you have it: WFC Bat Minion! As you can see, in SSD mode, he fits into Soundwave's chest (follow the mod linked in the OP).

    Don't ask me why there's yellow on him. I just thought it looked cool, okay? His ears i made yellow to make it easier to see them.
     

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