Heavy/Scratch: WST Menasor, non-transformable

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Delta Star, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is what I call a mega-project. Making these non-transformable toys might seem like less work, but when you've got to make three different modes, it starts to be a big deal.

    Aside from the stickers, which I made, and the awesome 3D modelling done by Venksta for Motormaster's robot mode, this was all done by the amazing Jarrod. I feel lucky just to have secured some his time - he's a genius.

    So the concept comes from two places. Years ago I got the somewhat expensive Minicon redecos from Japan. It was the Street Speed Team, recolored to be the Stunticons. These were used for the three that were available (so technically, these are OFFICIAL Stunticons). Breakdown wasn't made, but the only other Minicon that goes well with these guys happens to be a lambo, so...

    The other thing that got this concept in mind was the KO micro Stunticons. The Motormaster from that was really great, but the other two Stunticons it came with were lacking, and two were missing completely. I found the robot mode for Motormaster too big, so luckily Venksta was available to fix that.

    The rest is pure skill and dedication on Jarrod's part. Check the pics :) 

    Edit: Not easy to see in the pics I got, but Menasor's limbs are all the same model cars as the Minicons. They are Hot Wheels cars, so Menasor is EXTREMELY heavy. ...which is pretty damn neat.
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    so amazing. when I have the funds to add to my WST collection, I will be commissioning you a lot.
     
  3. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    I didnt' even know about those stunticon minicons! that's proabably a good thing, I would have tried to get some. :thumb 

    As always, your WST collection is awesome. Do you have a group shot of the whole collection yet?

    Randy!
     
  4. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not really possible - they're so small that any pic of the whole collection would be so zoomed out that you wouldn't be able to see anything. One day, when my goal is complete, I'll make a video that pans the whole set :)  I have exactly 35 more characters I want represented, and then I'm calling it quits.
     
  5. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Thats damn cool.I'm lost on the non-transformable part,they all look like they tranform.Am i missing something?
     
  6. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    They don't transform - trust me :)  Menasor is made of Hot Wheels cars. The Minicons have either been glued into their modes, or reconfigured to not even be able to transform, and Motormaster's robot mode is just a 3D print with virtually no moving parts.
     
  7. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Ok,i get it now.From the pic,you see the Bot and alt modes and i thought i was reading something wrong.Hotwheels you say,i bet thats a heavy(for its size)little bastard.
     
  8. Jarrod

    Jarrod Semi-retired Builder

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    Wow, that was fast! They look great all stickered up.

    Additionally, here's some more pics before I sent him off to Delta.

    Some WIP stuff:
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    And pretty much finished, but before any stickers were added obviously
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  9. Delta Star

    Delta Star <b>Reprolabels.com</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Aw, they're all naked! So cute!
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I heart Jarrod.
     
  11. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    awesome, these guys look sweet
     
  12. thyvipera

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    this just made my day.

    bloody awesome
     
  13. AdyCarter

    AdyCarter Mentalist Conspiracies

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    Thats some fantastic stuff
     

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