Heavy/Scratch: Elite Guard Valkyrie Arcee - Code Mercy

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  1. Reaper6

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    I appreciate the help, though the info might not be of use to me anymore (still in the design stage of a custom, so the stuff I'm using is changing with each revision, and I might not be using PRID Arcee's thighs anymore)
     
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    I’m honestly just impressed with the amount of effort into making this custom look fan-bloody-tastic. I think the Overwatch look for this version of Arcee (given the aesthetic of prime) is just spot on!

    The amount of features packed into this custom is also incredible! I honestly still can’t fathom how you’ve done her mini wings and still made her able to transform, and even into a really convincing humming bird as well. What is this sorcery??

    I just gotta know how you managed to pull this off, I seriously want to try something similar for my RID Arcee as well holy crap

















    I need healing
     
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  3. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks! I was very touched by your comment!:mail 

    I hope and do plan on making a transformation video someday soon and will unravel the mystery:) 

    Her mini wings are rather simple really. It's the rear tire fender of the RID converted and connected by an offset swivel joint. You can get an idea of how I built the whole thing from beginning to end in my previous topics; links in the bottom of the first post.:thumb 

    Good luck with your future project!
     
  4. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    I painted a new rider for my PE Arranea with Animated Blackarachnia's color scheme. I think she makes a good arch nemesis :) 

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  5. Skjalddis

    Skjalddis Generations Strongarm when?

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    Looks great! And I'm calling enemies to lovers. Nemesbians, if you will.
     
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  6. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nemesbian photos coming soon :lol 
     
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  7. TM2 Dinobot

    TM2 Dinobot closeted otaku

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    Oh lawd

    This thread just ratcheted up in awesomeness.
     
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  8. Digger

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    Asuka figure base I see. Nicely done. Especially on the chest.
     
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  9. TM2 Dinobot

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    You know, you should lend this to Thew. He loves custom stuff like this.
     
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  10. Reaper6

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    I still really need to get an Arania.
     
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  11. Whelpd1

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    If only this could be third partied I'd buy with no hestation.
     
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  12. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nemesbians
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    I made a new face for Blackarachnia just for this pose.:tongue: 
    Thanks bros!
    That is really cool! We shall see;) 
    I would buy one as well!
     
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  13. Skjalddis

    Skjalddis Generations Strongarm when?

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    Yes! Absolutely perfect. Thanks for putting so much effort into my suggestion.
     
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  14. Honorbound

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    This is a work of art. Beautiful job.
     
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  15. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    So with the thought of making a video and possibly requesting Thew Adam's to take a look at it (per suggestion by @TM2 Dinobot ), I came to the conclusion that it is still not in good enough shape due to some fragility and minor alignment issues in some areas. The torso had engineering from like 5 years ago and there simply was no way to correct some of my ridiculously poor choices from the past so I made another one from scratch and even came up with some interesting adjustments.

    This took quite some time yet again but I was finally able to assemble it again to check for durability and alignment. There's still some work to be done before repainting it but I thought I could share what is new.

    Thanks to some new engineering, I have an alternate way to transform the backpack. It hides very well from the front and I think it looks a bit more compact while sitting higher up on her back. The old configuration is still completely possible.

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    Lastly, in hummingbird mode, the head has pretty much full range of movement cuz why not, right?:p 

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    I don't know when I'll be done but looks like its getting near the end:cool: 
     
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  16. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sort of messed around with a possible weapon storage for the arm blades and it looks kinda like an anime magic glyph or something. It's so geometric...:confused: 

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    Also in bike mode but to me, it's a bit overkill.

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    So all modes are pretty stable now. Next order of business are the weapons. Can't wait to start painting.
     
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    So symmetrical, all those lines and patterns.
     
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  18. Verboten

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    Just some more messing around.

    Shield mode

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    Come at me bro! Muhahaha!
     
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  19. Verboten

    Verboten Car mode rolling specialist TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was able to make another figure with the old torso and left over parts. Maybe I'll make her a rival to Arcee. So far I think I will go with Nightbird reformatted for the DJD. What do you guys recommend?

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  20. WhirlProductions

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    I would be so willing to buy this
     
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