Heavy/Scratch: WIP: Bob the Insecticon

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  1. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    A little something I'm working on...Bob is made mostly from old Zoids, but the small hands are from some mini-figure of Animated Prowl that I found. I intend on adding a few spikes and adding a scratchbuild styrene head and rocket boosters.

    EDIT: Started work on Bob's noggin.

    EDIT 2: Reworked the eyes, cut the hands to give Bob three fingers, and did a bit of work on the mouthplate.

    EDIT 3: Finished! Abandoned the idea of the rocket boosters on his back, but overall I'm happy with the outcome. I may revisit him later on, do some tweaking.
     

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  2. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    :lol  that's awesome.
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I fricken love this
     
  4. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Me want-e!!!!
     
  5. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    This is so great! :lol 
     
  6. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    THATS F'en fantastic hahahaha

    i had been wondering if someone was thinkging about this, i had toyed with the idea of making the swarm a few times, look forward to seeing him completed
     
  7. PkmnMstr

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    Sort of reminds me of R.A.L.P.H. from Spy Kids.
     
  8. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

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    Bob huh?? So he transforms into a Battery Operated Boyfriend??

    Just kidding. ;)  Great work.
     
  9. Bruticus82

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    Looks great so far, can't wait to see what you do with the spikes.
     
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    He ate Prowl!
     
  11. The Diggs

    The Diggs Mad Scientist

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    That looks sweet so far...Out of curiosity, do you know what some of the Zoids kits you took pieces from are? Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
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    I want a BOB.... the awasom custom not the battery operated boyfriend.
     
  13. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    Thanks! I used Saicurtis for the main body, Gorilla Tron for the back legs and the neck, and and Cannon Spider for the front legs.
     
  14. LamboTwinLove

    LamboTwinLove Lambo Assassin

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    YES!! Bob needs love.

    I can't wait to see him finished!
     
  15. The Diggs

    The Diggs Mad Scientist

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    That's awesome...those later-model US Z-builder kits have some usefulness after all! I have an old Saicurtis I was going to EBay...I might have to hold onto it to try this recipe someday myself! Please post more pics when you're further along!
     
  16. ryukaze

    ryukaze RK Designs

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    that looks good!
     
  17. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I finally found a hobby store within 50 miles of me that sold styrene. I got what little they had and started work on Bob's noggin. This is the first time I've ever worked with the stuff, and I gotta say that I'm loving it. I know the head's not perfect...especially the eyes...but there's a lot of work left to do on it. I added some new pics in the first post.
     
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    Awesome work on the new head---out of curiosity (as I've never worked with styrene before, do you assemble it in sheets for different pieces, or carve it out of one big block?
     
  19. Spyne98

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    I want one! Really awesome!
     
  20. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I assemble out of different pieces. Most of it's styrene that's glued together, some of it's wood, and some of it is whatever I can find. Last night I finished the mouth grill, cut the hands to give him three fingers, redid the eyes, and added a bit of detail to the antenna bases. I'm going to pick up some guitar string from work tonight to finish the antenna.
     

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