Minor/Repaint: Echotransformer tries to build a complete Combiner Wars cartoon cast!

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  1. echotransformer

    echotransformer Well-Known Member

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    Luckily there are a couple more to come...Tracks and Perceptor...plus the combined modes.

    Thanks so much, guys, really apprecaite the comments.


    I have an Ender 3 Pro. :) 
     
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  2. Digger

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    This tickles my fancy in just the right ways. Love it all around. That skids is particularly fabulous, and I love the lemony flavoured grapple.

    I most of course ask if the plan is to have a full set of combiners by the end of this? There’s only smokescreen and tracks left for cars and I reckon you could do a Jetfire from one of the jet torso guys. Then that leaves the perfect amount for 4 autobot combiners.

    But regardless, marvellous work thus far and all around. Really love to see some nice customs such as this. Superb.
     
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  3. MrUniqZ

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    These all look really good...clever use for skids.
     
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  4. echotransformer

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    Thanks! I'll admit I really struggled to find the right color for Grapple, most oranges were too orange and most yellows were too light, so that is actually a 'catapillar orange'...but I still find it 'too yellow'. Ah well...glad you like it!

    I haven't counted to determine if 'all limbs will have a torso' when I'm done. That would be cool tho. As for each character (at least per my current plans)

    Smokescreen: There was a CW version, so I'll use that
    Jetfire: Going to use the X2Toys version...just seems to fit with TR Blaster who is from the same trilogy
    Tracks: in progress, reveal soon
    Perceptor: he's going to be 'car-sized', nearly done, reveal soon

    So I think I'll be short at least one torso...

    AND, there's a possible deluxe sized Windcharger on the horizon, so I can do the 'Masquerade' concept as per "@shamanking282"

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Oooh, a perfect CW Masquerade combiner would be lovely.

    X2Toys would work as Jetfire. But if you were going to fit it for CW sensibilities PotP Starscream would work pretty well probably.

    The idea of a Perceptor sounds terribly fascinating. I await the results.
     
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  6. echotransformer

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    ^^ Ask and you shall receive!

    PERCEPTOR IS HERE!

    First and foremost, credit for the deco goes to "Minibot Gears" of Deviant Art. I LOVE the deco he proposed: Combiner Wars Perceptor by minibot-gears on DeviantArt

    Step 1--remove paint. It's NOT as easy a it looks guys, that paint is realy well adhered. In terms of overall effort, this was actually the hardest part of the project as it required alcohol, sanding (2000-grit) and polish, lots and lots of time invested here, shockingly.

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    ^^ This is the paint removed...very hard to get in the little grooves in the doors, arms, etc...but I think I got it pretty good.



    Step 2-Enhance him with some accessories. So when designing the parts...I wanted something somewhere in-between the G1 and Classics. I knew there would be the shoulder cannon for bot mode, and truck mode. Then I started fiddling, and I was like "Why not a little microscope mode?". It took a lot of tweaks, a couple iterations....definitely some scraps on the cutting room floor, if you will...

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    But after enough attempts, I got something I as happy with.


    Step 3, Assembly: Here are the parts, painted and ready for assembly (LOVE this part of the process)

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    And here are all the pictures!

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  7. BattleGurijiba

    BattleGurijiba One Radical Dudicus

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    That microscope mode is perfect. Nice work!
     
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  8. MrUniqZ

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    you are a madman..lol
     
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    Love your perceptor
     
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  10. funkatron101

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    That is very clever.
     
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  11. Srednam

    Srednam All great creations start with an idea.

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    Really great . And he's a triple changer now ;-)
     
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  12. minibot

    minibot Also Know as Minibot_Gears or his dudeness

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    Minibot_Gears here, wow, I've never tought someone would look at my digibashes to do a custom, it's a very amazing job!
    how did you made the scope? looks very cool
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  13. echotransformer

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    Thanks guys!

    Hey, so good to see you here! Yeah I just loved your digibash, but you made a real painted version also? Looks great! I quite like the yellow stripe on the head, for more toy-accuracy I assume?

    The scope is 3D printed...I designed it myself and after a couple redesigns it seems to work pretty well. In this case I finished and painted it so it's quite smooth (at least the red part is very smooth)
     
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