Minor/Repaint: WIP - PowerCore Combiners not-so-accurrate BRUTICUS.

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  1. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    So I picked up both sets of PCCs today at TRU. Bombshock w/ Combaticons & Skysomething with Aerialbots.

    If you're like me, and you are, you looked at these going "wow what a simple way to make a simple little Bruticus."

    Well, it's not. It's crap. Remember how the G1 5-combiners were all completely interchangeable? Well, the ads for the PCCs are a bit misleading, the arms are only interchangeable with arm drones, the legs are only interchangeable with leg drones.

    The tank drone I wanted as Brawl (Leg) is set up as an arm. The chopper I wanted as Vortex (Arm) is set up as a leg. The jet I wanted as Blast-Off (Arm) is set up as a leg. The only one that sorta matches is the Jeep/SUV as a leg for Swindle. So I had to use the other, less Bruticus-y drones as limbs.

    Still, I'll give it a go and see what a little paint will do. But without heavy modding, meaning all new connectors, hands, feet, etc, a G1-inspired Bruticus is best handled by the Energon/ROTF set with Fansproject add-on limbs.



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  2. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I have a suggestion, just add fists and play around with the transformation abit. This is what I did with mine.

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  3. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I would put Smolders extra head on it. It looks Bruticusish
     
  4. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    hey, why dont just go with the brawl(the tank you want) as arm
    an so on with the others?
     
  5. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Well for the sake of being accurate, Brawl & Swindle are legs, Blast-Off & Vortex are arms. But hey, we can do whatever we want right? Whatever seems to look coolest, regardless of accuracy, always seems to be best.
     
  6. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    WORTH READING TWICE IN A ROW.

    Once in his post, now in mine.
     
  7. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    He ACTUALLY HAS articulation?????
     
  8. SMOG

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    Wow... it's amazing how much better it looks with some FISTS, instead of random hanging shards of scrap metal. Who would have thought?

    Not Hasbro, apparently. :dunce 

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  9. springerbee

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    One of the reasons why the limbs aren't in their right places are because this is not Bruticus. It's just Bombshock with Combaticon drones.
     
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    Which is true, though there is an homage process at work (pretty hard to miss in the Motormaster repaint possibilities for Huffer). However, I agree. There's too much wrong with the PCC sets to bother trying to twist them into "Bruticus" or "Superion"... you sort have to just accept their inherent imperfection.

    Though there's nothing wrong with trying to make your own G1-style "Bruticus" team out of it... just need some parts from other sets to make it work. :) 

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  11. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Yeah, I'd advise patience on this one. There are plenty more PCC drone limbs coming. Give it time and you'll probably be able to string together a better Bruticus.
     
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    TCracker, where are those fists from, and how did you get them to attach?
     
  13. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    This is gonna be the 20th time I am responding to this. The first 19th times were thru PMs. :D 

    The hands are from Kotobukiya's Modelling Support Goods 1/100 hand units. You can find it at HLJ dot com.

    As for the assembly, I just jam the connector peg between the claws. it is that simple :D  :D  :D 
     
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    Thanks TC
     
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    I knew I wouldn't have been the first to ask. Thanks!
     
  16. jestermon

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    It would be neat if some one did make more G1ish PCC after getting Bruticus here it would be fantastic.

    I do like the look of those fists, but it is neat to have the huge metal claws for total Berserker mode.
     
  17. Satomiblood

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    Bombshock's combiner head looks sweet.
     
  18. Isa0

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    Dang that looks nice, it actually makes me want to buy the set now.
     
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    And the moment of truthiness goes to Smog! I agree 100% that fist would have actually made me a fan of this line. I snagged Smolder and Huffer (cause I think having cons as rescue vehicles are the Ultimate Deception and Huffer for Nostalgia) but I have no interest in many more of them. I also personally think that the multi packed guys with drones are the weakest part of the line so far, but thats just my opinion.
     
  20. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    ^^^QFT!

    they are the weakest. I hope to obtain those commanders without those lame drones.

    Now I will however wait and see if they make better drones eventually.

    Or... wait for the eventual 3rd party drones :D 
     

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