Heavy/Scratch: WFC Shrapnel

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  1. Treadshot A1

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

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    New thread because frankly this custom means a lot to me and deserves its own space.

    As always, look at my avatar. That's my favorite and signature conversion, Bumblebee to Shrapnel. The similarities between the two characters are scary when you think about it. My avatar is Classics Shrapnel, from Classics Bumblebee. I've since done an Animated version, which i've somehow forgotten to post here. :lol  I skipped the Movie Bumblebee mold, as i never really like movie Bumblebee, but i'm back with WFC Shrapnel!

    This is a modified WFC Bumblebee, with a WFC Insect Leader Conversion Kit added on. It basically turns BB's courier mode into a war machine, twin spikes at the front serving as a lifting ramp, with a laser turret on top.

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    The conversion kit is available on my Shapeways store for purchase. Please see this thread for more details.
     

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  2. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    I'm digging the bug mode. :thumb 
     
  3. Jericho

    Jericho Well-Known Member

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    Pretty cool man! The only thing I would say is those antenna need to rotate up, he looks like a bull in robot mode :) 
     
  4. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    I would like it better without the entire antenna assembly !!!
     
  5. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! Loving this one. My only thought is that I think the antenna would look better in chrome.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    dude. Totally dig it. And the colors are great. maybe some pics with a white background to really bring out the character?
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    This looks great, but the head is just too small for me, bro,
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Looked like a solid concept in proto-colors, looks ace all painted up!
     
  9. Juggalo_Prime

    Juggalo_Prime Planeswalker

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    solid custom man, im incredably tempted to custom mine now.
     
  10. compute146

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    now this is great, love it man, awesome work
    all the best
    colin
     
  11. Treadshot A1

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

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    Oh you don't know how much i would love to see that! Chrome is always so awesome, but i've never been able to do it myself, my alclad attempts just result in silver. :( 

    Thanks bro!

    Don't you worry you little head off, the kit taht is available had a scaled up head after people said they wanted it bigger, so the one you get in the mail will have a larger head.

    And yes, you should make one. Now. :lol 

    Thanks! I just love this little guy, and in colour he's just perfect! Well, he would be with chrome. Someone do this in chrome, now!

    :D 
     
  12. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    love it :) ... but I'm not that into WFC... that's why I lost interest in WFC SS
     
  13. grimlockprime

    grimlockprime Well-Known Member

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    overall i like it but i think the head seems a little too robot heroish.plus the horns feel like they should be a metallic silver.other than those quibbles,great job
     
  14. kiyoshioni

    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    This just convinced me I need to bite the bullet and start buying shapeways stuff. This looks really good.

    I guess I'll need to hunt down some WFC cliffjumpers or BBs now. Any word on the third insecticon?
     
  15. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    This looks awesome. You've outdone yourself dude! Its hard to tell the robot mode is Bumblebees. :thumb 
     
  16. Treadshot A1

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

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    Heh, i'm glad i stocked up on BB's when i had the chance. It's a neat little mold.

    Um, the third insect robot is coming along slowly, sad to say. I have no idea how to merge those iconic wings with such a round car. I'm getting there, though. :) 

    Thanks V! Always love making things less Bumblebee-ish! ;) 
     

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