Heavy/Scratch: classics protectobot hotspot

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by chansformers, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    originally i was going to sacrifice a grapple for this guy(along with another for motormaster),then hasbro gave us this gdo exclusive.
    i had already altered him somewhat to more reflect his g1 self more,and then i found the awesome tutorial posted by "spoonman" on how to remove the sleeper unit in alt mode to more resemble his original mitsubishi truck mode.
    his new chest/crotch armor simply plugs into a new hole in his folding black chest chunk,and in alt mode it clips into the slots on the bottoms of his feet as alt mode armor.
    it's made from two leg halves of the darthvader tie fighter,xover ironman rear crotch halfnand a lego chunk for the post,all fused,screwed and then hot glued together.
    his two combining fireball cannons are made from a k/o g1 dreadwing's rifles with 4 and a half cm long struxx barrels fused to the ends.
    his ladder/swivel/mount attaches to his back with a magnet hidden behind his windshiled and imbedded into the stock black arm plate swivle that used to have his stock water cannon.
    the ladder and main housing is taken from g1 inferno.
    his front bumper was shaved down,and the remains were then grafted onto his heels/back bumper.this part turned out decent because in bot mode,he's essentially backwards,so now all of his weight was on his back,causing him to always tip over.but with the new heels,no more issue.
    his yellowed ladder is due for a hydrogen peroxide bath as soon as we get some better weather here.

    first stab,before i found "spoonman"s slick tutorial.
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    with cannons combined
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    showing how the chest and crotch are one piece of armor
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    backside of chest armor showing post mount
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    underside of ladder swivel showing magnet and "clipped" ring,making it easier to remove his ladder from his arm after alt mode
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    with some choice hidden cuts and more plastic removal,we get these two extra modes...

    scramble city repair bay mode
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    something big comes this way...
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    note,this is not the final version,as soon as i figure out and build the rest of his team,then it'll be onto hopefully combining them.
     

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  2. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    added alt mode pics

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    the ladder still fully extends 3x and swivels left to right.
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    battle mode
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    with cannons split up and mounted in the old holes that used to be for his shoulder/armor swivel.
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  3. knockoff

    knockoff Well-Known Member

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    Dude... that is amazing... it is Hot Spot reborn... Can't wait to see the rest :) 

    Mega thumbs up, my friend.
     
  4. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I think I like where it's going so far. Keep up the great work!!
     
  6. Spyne98

    Spyne98 Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome! I assume you're working on the rest of the team?
     
  7. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks great!!!!! And torso mode is shaping up very nicely. Maybe a bit of touch up white paint on the ladder?
     
  8. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice job. I like the chest/crotch armor.
     
  9. Moriamur

    Moriamur Stunticons... COMBINE!!!

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    Wait...

    This may become a combiner..? A COMBINER!?

    Dude, you've just tickled my funny bone; I'm going to be following this one..!

    As for Hotspot himself..? He looks absolutely brilliant! I mean what can I say about the modding to the figure..? Not much since it looks awesome. Also looooove the look of the Repair-Bay mode and the Chest/Torso-ish mode looks really good..!

    Good luck if you end up making the other Protectobots/Defensor!
     
  10. pumpkingonzo

    pumpkingonzo Stunticon lover!

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    As a massive Protectobots fan, I LOVE this!!
    Fantastic, looks so good. The chest/crotch armor piece is great.
     
  11. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    I love it and want one lol
     
  12. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Wow, I love what you did with him, great use of parts and he looks awesome. :)  Nice work as always.
     
  13. Devastator77

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    Love it. Nice work.
     
  14. daelf1980

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    my sentiments exactly. amazing job!!
     
  15. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    OMFG. This is going to rock, hard. I can tell. Cant wait to see the rest of the Team and the combined form! :D 
     
  16. Superquad7

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    I really like it.

    Either put that ladder in a hydro bath or paint it white. That's really the only thing I see so far on this that needs much attention.
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    wows
    This is truly great.
     
  18. chansformers

    chansformers butcher of the bots

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    ^thanks guys!!

    thanks,and yup,they're on the "to do list":D 

    thanks,and yeah,the ladder's getting the spa treatment:wink: 

    thanks!!

    thanks,and i really like the repair bay mode too,i may also try to work in two black posable hoses too in that mode.

    thanks mang!!
    ^thanks fellas!!

    ^thanks guys,@sq7,i hear you,that ladders seen better days...but not for long:wink: 
     
  19. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 Stop on red but leave on amber Moderator News Staff

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    dat bot mode :drool: