Heavy/Scratch: WIP Wheeljack (Articulated E. Downshift)

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  1. Kouri

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    WIP Wheeljack: Canopy added May 14

    EDIT 05/21/09 - Alt Head slapped on to get an idea for proportions. Should have it properly mounted by next week - there's no room to just glue a neck post into the chest, so I'll need to whip up another crazy hinge system. =P

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    This guy would be the reason I put my Streaker-Jack off to the side.

    Bwahah, canopy installed. Not very pretty, but function before form, yah?

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    Because of his transformation, poor guy lacks waist articulation. I've compensated by attaching the canopy to his neck - his chest articulation almost makes up for it.

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    Transformation's got lotsa moving parts, but nothing complicated. Feet fold in like normal, entire chest assembly folds back.

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    Rotate the arm/shoulder assembly, then rotate the canopy around again.

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    Fold 'im together, and enjoy the alt mode! Still a huge gap in back to fill, but I need to put those pieces to good use. *nod*

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    Also including a random group shot to give a sense of scale. I taped on the E. Downshift head, but I think it makes him look a bit pin-headed. Guess I should get to looking for that Alt Wheeljack head afterall~

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  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    don't know, but i would think that alternator's head might be too big?
     
  3. Kouri

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    If he was still the same size as E. Downshift, I would totally agree. But all these mods have brought this guy up to a Voyager/Alt 8in bot mode, which really *needs* a larger head.
     
  4. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I like the way you thinkg
     
  5. I AM MEGATRON

    I AM MEGATRON pleasure model

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    thats really cool..what are you using to hold his shoulders to the rest of his body?
     
  6. Kouri

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    For me, bashing has always been more about the process than the end result. I'll try lots of oddball things to get things working. Sadly, I end up with quite a few projects in my TF graveyard. ^^;

    If it ain't broke, see if there's anything left to tweak!

    Umm, Bendy Prime butt-plate, hinge from RiD Wedge's weapon, hip socket from TFTM Protoform Prime, and some FIXIT-Sculpt.
     
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    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Very cool job so far! I needs to see more!:thumb 
     
  8. Kouri

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    Ask and you shall receive! Canopy added, and group shot for the lulz. Now for the head and wings~
     
  9. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    neat! you plan to bulk up the thighs a bit?
     
  10. Kouri

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    Not a lot of room to do so~

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    Though now that you mention it, I think I could squeeze in a bit of styrene to at lest get 'em a bit boxier.
     
  11. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    this is looking really good man, cant wait to see him finished
     
  12. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Love the functionality. Any hope for a shockblast cannon, like in G!?
     
  13. Kouri

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    Dunno, I'm afraid it might blow up on 'im soon as I finish it. =P

    If I've got the parts lying around, I might be tempted, but bonus accessories like that aren't on my priority list.
     
  14. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    maybe just a few inches on the inner thighs since that's the only free space from what i can tell. :) 
     
  15. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    Thats really nice! I love to see pepole engineer there own transformations, looking forward to the end result.
     
  16. Auceps Prime

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    Kouri,

    If your in need for a Alt Wheeljack head I have one avaliable. PM me and maybe we can work out a deal of somekind.
     
  17. Kouri

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    AP's head came in today. Slapped it on and took a quick shot. I'll try and get it properly mounted soon. *nod*
     
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    Auceps Prime Mini-Bot Leader

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    The Alt WJ head looks good! Have you tried to transform it yet to see if it hides well inside the back end?
     

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