Heavy/Scratch: FoC Voyager Grimlock (WIP)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by MonkeyBusiness, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    I was finally able to find this bad bot a few weeks ago, and I've been tinkering with him ever since.

    The way I see it, he has two problems. The first is that the mechanism for his T-Rex legs/Robot Arms is unnecessarily restrictive in terms of articulation in both Robot and T-Rex mode. The second is, obviously the HUGE chest gap. There's literally nothing from his neck to his tail.

    Well, this cannot stand.

    I've done two things here. The first is I replaced the hinge mechanism with ball joints. They're from an old Technix Lego set, so he has full articulation in both modes.

    The second is I created a "chest shield" for him using styrene. I haven't added any detail to it or cleaned it up yet, but the general idea is there. It plugs in to the empty holes by the legs, and the screw hole at the base of the tail.

    Just thought I'd share this for anyone working on the same problems.

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  2. DragonPrime120

    DragonPrime120 Can I kick it?

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    That's awesome!
     
  3. craftsmith

    craftsmith Flying Spanner

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    awesome idea, havn't seen this figure up close yet so didnt see the problem with it.
    you should utilise it in bot mode so he has a shield to hold, with an autobot logo on it, alternatively a back pack or maybe both .
     
  4. Primus_feather

    Primus_feather Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Hey why you're at this want to figure out a way to make his dino-jaw open better! Maybe trim the lever or move the gearing around!
     
  5. megatronatlas

    megatronatlas Well-Known Member

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    very nice finally got one today, and have been tinkering with the same thing
     
  6. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 In it for the engineering

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    Awesome!
     
  7. Compewtrawn

    Compewtrawn Well-Known Member

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    put on shapeways please :)  ?
     
  8. slimsizzle

    slimsizzle Well-Known Member

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    Needs a classic head sculpt. But yes, shapeways needs more foc grimlock stuff, I would definitely buy.so much potential for this guy
     
  9. Primus_feather

    Primus_feather Well-Known Member

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    Can not agree with this more than enough!
     
  10. MonkeyBusiness

    MonkeyBusiness Autobot Engineer

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    I looked at the jaw. There's nothing I can do about that.

    This is a custom. The underlying element is styrene sheets held together with hot glue, now covered in Apoxie Sculpt, that I'll carve panel lines and details into. While it's potentially a prototype for a Shapeways product, it's FAR from anything finished right now.

    However, if someone wants to use my design for a Shapeways product, I'm happy to share whatever information they want to know.