Heavy/Scratch: KO Mini Devastator

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  1. Omegaonline

    Omegaonline Well-Known Member

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    Eagerly anticipated someone doing this KO for a while.
    When it finally arrived, I was both happy (that it became a reality) and sad (that it was not modeled after the UW version).
    That said, it has given me freedom to start thinking about some improvements that I can make using 3d printed parts, to mirror either the UW improvements over the CW version or attempt to replicate some of the 3rd party upgrade ideas.
    Some of the initial ideas I came up with were:
    1. MixMaster cab (improved visual aesthetic in combined mode).
    2. MixMaster arms (for better articulation).
    3. MixMaster drum (modify so its less overbearing in robot mode).
    4. Scrapper arms (for better articulation).
    5. Hook arms (for better articulation).
    6. Combined form shoulder extenders.

    I have made some progress on these so far.

    In addition, I will be attempting to give Longhaul a bit of an overhaul.
    My feeling was that he was the biggest let down of the gang in robot mode. So, I have some ideas to try and give him some extra stature and presence. All of the mods I come up with for him will be entirely new designs.

    Here is the latest status...

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    MixMaster cab...designed to function like the PE upgrade kit.

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    Scrapper arm upgrade. Functions well but I need to tweak the wall thickness for improved robustness.

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    Initial concept idea for Longhaul.
     
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  2. Soundwavelover2004

    Soundwavelover2004 Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool also that omega supreme is great
     
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    Damn, this looks good! Do keep us updated. Where will you be posting the files once you're going to be done? ^^"
     
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  4. FredrickMcQuil

    FredrickMcQuil Poor transformers fan

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    Really love the ideas you have so far!
     
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  5. theEmpressive

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    These are great, this figure is surprisingly good, but definitely has some issues. Excellent work, keep it up!
     
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  6. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Can't wait to see this finished. Hope you'll post the files somewhere easy to get a hold of, lol.
     
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  7. The13Primes

    The13Primes Jaxius._

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    Looks good

    While your doing combiner kits any plans to make a kit to boost Bruticus’s height up to Defensors with the c+ kit
     
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  8. Omegaonline

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    Thanks. I love my Omega Supreme. It took pretty much a year to complete. Lol. But, I am really happy with the end result.

    Thanks. I will see what I can do on the files.

    Thanks.

    I am surprised how good this figure is for a relatively inexpensive set. The joints are all solid...which is one of my biggest concern areas with combiners.

    Hopefully this will be a good set of upgrades. We may see another 3P make a set of downsized PE upgrades in the interim (before I get through the project)...which would be cool; but I also have a couple of ideas that haven’t been done yet (Longhaul upgrades and MixMaster drum mods). So, we will see how the project turns out.

    I have thought about this. I hoped C+ would put something out there but it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon. So, if they don’t, it will definitely be on my radar. I need to figure something out....even with the PE and Dreamwave upgrades, Bruticus is pretty unstable and a bit of a disappointment overall. I’d like to figure out a way to make him more solid.
    CW Devastator was really the gold standard for a combined form, in my opinion. They just nailed all the joints and made it a really robust figure. This KO is just as good.
    All the other CW combiners are way behind that standard and could ideally do with stability improvements.
     
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