Heavy/Scratch: Minibot Combiner: Miniboss

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  1. makoaspire

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    So, as I've come to understand, an artist named Jason Ho was listening to episode 509 of WTF@TFW podcast about a year ago. The hosts were discussing a hypothetical minibot combiner. Afterwards J Ho came up with this cool drawing.

    It caught my eye not too long after that. I bookmarked it and planned on making this a reality. Over the last 6 months I gathered the legends scaled figures from various lines that I needed. The final pieces were the newly released Mechfanstoys Gears & Swerve.

    Inital plans were to try and have them decombine or at least not destroy the donor bots. That went out the window pretty quickly. It worked out that I used the thighs of Unicron recycled from another custom and the torso of Primus.

    The head was hand drawn on masking tape as a pattern, cut out of various styrenes and layered and shaped. Overall, I had to take some liberties from the source drawing, but I think it works pretty well.

    If anybody knows how to contact Jason Ho I'd like him to know he inspired this piece. 20190619_220414-1.jpg 20190619_220404-1.jpg 20190619_220527-1.jpg 20190619_221022-1.jpg 20190619_220826-1.jpg 20190619_221028-1.jpg 20190619_221035-1.jpg 20190619_221040-1.jpg 20190619_221045-1.jpg 20190619_221050-1.jpg 20190619_221102.jpg 20190619_221118-1.jpg 20190619_221134.jpg 20190615_215951.jpg 20190615_220730.jpg 20190614_163203.jpg 20190612_143613.jpg 20190611_203657.jpg FB_IMG_1526089266812-1.jpg 20190619_220414-1.jpg 20190619_220404-1.jpg 20190619_220527-1.jpg 20190619_221022-1.jpg 20190619_220826-1.jpg 20190619_221028-1.jpg 20190619_221035-1.jpg 20190619_221040-1.jpg 20190619_221045-1.jpg 20190619_221050-1.jpg 20190619_221102.jpg 20190619_221118-1.jpg 20190619_221134.jpg 20190615_215951.jpg 20190615_220730.jpg 20190614_163203.jpg 20190612_143613.jpg 20190611_203657.jpg FB_IMG_1526089266812-1.jpg 20190619_220414-1.jpg 20190619_220414-1.jpg 20190619_220404-1.jpg 20190619_220527-1.jpg 20190619_221022-1.jpg 20190619_220826-1.jpg 20190619_221028-1.jpg 20190619_221035-1.jpg 20190619_221040-1.jpg 20190619_221045-1.jpg 20190619_221050-1.jpg 20190619_221102.jpg 20190619_221118-1.jpg 20190619_221134.jpg 20190615_215951.jpg 20190615_220730.jpg 20190614_163203.jpg 20190612_143613.jpg 20190611_203657.jpg FB_IMG_1526089266812-1.jpg
     
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    Looks cool
     
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    That's incredible. Has a nice Dairugger vibe to it.
     
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    Dairugger and G1 Cartoon Menasor vibes for me. Looks awesome!
     
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  5. Thatsjustkreo67

    Thatsjustkreo67 Masterforce Kreon

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    Nice work! Are the minibots removable?
     
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  6. FredrickMcQuil

    FredrickMcQuil Poor transformers fan

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    It looks really cool good job!
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Solid homage. Amazing work!
     
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    That is awesome, reminds me of vehicle Voltron. You'd think Warpath would have the decency to tuck that thing away!
     
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    This is all kinds of awesome! Nice work :D 
     
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  12. makoaspire

    makoaspire & WTF-Ever...

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    Thanks to all! It was a fun project, with a silly concept, but definitely one of a kind.

    No, they are all either glued and screwed in place. Some like Bumblebee & Beachcomber are untouched.

    BANG! ZOOM!

     
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    It took me to the drawing to realise the "turret" still great.
     
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    That's awesome! Love the custom face.
     
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    that is pretty awesome and a solid commitment...:cool: 
     
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    Whoa! Amazing
     
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    LOL!
     
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  18. makoaspire

    makoaspire & WTF-Ever...

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    Thank you
     
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  19. T-Hybrid

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    Reminds me of Vehicle Voltron. Not sure if that was intentional, but love it!
     
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  20. Megasquared

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    I love the cannon crotch. Is it umm ... extendable? Asking for a friend.
     
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