Heavy/Scratch: A few WIPs for the summer - Abominus, Dinobots, Venom, Defensor

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  1. solarstorm

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    oversized Ko Abominus to generations Abominus

    Doing a bunch of WIP bashing work to get ready for summer vacation (History teacher). I figure three combiners and a regular bot should keep me busy all summer. Want to do Titan Scorponok from Metroplex as well, but time will tell.

    First up - Abominus

    I started with the deluxe KOs. I trimmed the upper thigh joints on the arm bots so that a leg could raise up on the side like an elbow (FP Superion style).

    I built a shoulder/neck piece out of lego bits (will be shelled with some TF parts to hide the bumps). This gave it real shoulder joints that can swing up/down and tilt forward/back.

    To make this work, I affixed a connector to the back of Cutthroat and into the abs of Sinnertwin (looks a bit like TF4 Galvatron with that piece).

    I put pegs to pin the loose limbs on the feet and plan on making foot pieces and doing the ab extension on Hun Grr that another poster showed a few months back (cannot think of the name at the moment but will edit this later with a proper attribution).

    I will be building forearm pieces that connect to Sinnertwin and Cutthroat's legs. The Optimal Optimus forearms are just to get a feel for proportions (shorter forearms needed - will keep/use the optimal hands).

    The head is from Computron and the mini/upper chest shield is from Bruticus. I have the proper G1 Abominus parts in the mail. Bought them on eBay last night. So it will have the right head/chest shield soon.

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    Showing the arm articulation and the internals of the shoulder bit

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    OTHER PROJECTS

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    I expanded the screw holes on Snarl's back. Cut the tail in half with a Dremel tool, drilled a hole in each half of the tail, and glued a peg into each of the tail halfs. The tail pegs together fine for robot and dino mode (though the pegs stick out in dino mode about as long as any other weapon peg would).

    Venom was created with the FP insecticons in mind out of G1 parts, Generations Kickback, and BW Cicadacon. I wanted to get rid of the grasshopper legs and used Cicadacons, which tuck into the sides of the thorax a bit cleaner. The head is iconic and kept. Cicadacon's legs are shorter than the Generation's Kickback figure and bring it to the proper FP Insecticon height as well. I cut/affixed parts of the Generation's figure's armor onto the Cicadacon legs in order to cut down on the clash between FoC and BW aesthetics.
     

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  2. Kryptokron

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    I'll have to keep an eye out here... And I'm liking your Venom so far! I have 2 custom Venoms on the go myself. :thumb 
     
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    ^^ Your Venom wip is the one that has me subscribing to this thread...look foward to seeing that finished...:thumb 
     
  4. solarstorm

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    Venom is done bash wise. Just needs primer and paint. Abominus has a ton of updates later
     
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    Articulated arms for hungrr and sinnertwin. Torso extension for hungrr / the combined mode.

    Forearms built for combiner. Lego bits shelled /covered on top.

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  6. solarstorm

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    Continuing the articulation of the limb bots. Rippersnapper has new arms, like sinnertwin and hungrr.

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    More additions. New legs for blot and some new combined pics with the newly articulates leg bots

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    Cutthroat has new upper legs/articulation (as well as the tail from the donor figure).

    Finished the new claws o Blot

    G1 Parts arrived.

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  9. solarstorm

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    Combined with proper head and shield

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    Size comparison / scale with voyager predaking

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    Looking good so far.
     
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    :thumb  awesome can't wait to see more...
     
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    Articulated sinnertwin's legs, blots forearms, and cutthroat's elbows.

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    Looking good yo...
     
  14. Anti-Venom

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    Any progress?
     
  15. FortressRodimus

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    Agreed. This is looking good. I would love to see an update.