Minor/Repaint: Earthrise GRAPPLE with grappling claw

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  1. Lunatic Prime

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    Here is a first glimpse on what the grappling claw gimmick will look like:
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    I will make some more cables for several poses. I also painted the missing details now and I painted the white Apoxy inside the pin black now. The picture above is before I did those last paint apps but updates will follow soon.
     
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    that's looking sweet.
     
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    It looks great
     
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    Huh, Grapple the grappling hook truck Autobot grapples his opponents using a grappling claw.

    Now Imagine repeating that 20 times
     
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    Man, i have to do this. What did you use fpr that actual cable itself? And chance of some kind of coated wire working? That way it could be poseable in action poses?
     
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    Yes, it is indeed a coated wire. I used a colored aluminium craft wire. 2 mm in thickness.
    Click the image below:
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    I made three cables out of it now: the two you see in a post above - one is just a short extension and the other a long one for either long distance shots or swinging poses. And the third one is for an attack pose with the claw. I bend the wire in a curve to make it look like Grapple is swinging it around him. I'll post pictures of that soon.
    And the wire I used is already coated black but I gave it another clear coat so it's more durable and shiny. There's also the option of a wire with 1,2 mm in thickness but that one would need modification to fit into the whole inside of the 5 mm peg of Grapple's claw and might not be strong enough for swinging poses.

    Some lore to the gimmick: Because I use the 2 mm version in my head cannon the cable consists of some high tech liquid metal/alloy that stores in a tank inside of Grapple('s arm). It doesn't make sense to me that a cable that thick would go on a winch inside of him because it would just need to much space. So I made up the technology that it's liquid inside of him and when he shoots it out he changes its state of being into a felxible solid one by electrostatic energy or something like that. And then he can manipulate it by electric commands and can send commands through it to the claw.
    The 1,2 mm version might have scaled better with Grapple but I didn't want to change something to make it fit the claw, it wouldn't have been as durable as the thicker wire and it might not have been as visible.
     
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    I LOVE THAT! My head cannon add on is that he can run electric or energon current down the grapple to electrocute whatever hes grappled kind of like a big taser. And maybe he can even super heat the whole thing so it glows red hot and cuts through stuff like hot knife through butter
     
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  9. Lunatic Prime

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    You can overpower him how ever you want :lol 
     
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