Heavy/Scratch: OC Dinobot Sloop

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  1. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    Good day Radicons, i present to you my first OC Dinobot, Sloop.

    Sloop transforms into a Hesperornis. He acts as an amphibious scout, spy, and with a background in geology, is able to scout the best territory for amphibious assaults. While small, which does not please Grimlock, his maneuverability makes him a hard target to hit, but only if discovered. He may not contribute much in battle, but the intelligence he gathers places the odds heavily in favor of Grimlocks assault forces.

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  2. ssg4life

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    cool idea. the beak could've made for a good sword
     
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  3. marvel b

    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    Love it!!! I never heard of the beast, but i love it! What is the beak from??
     
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  4. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    True, but the whole custom was inspired by my broken G1 swoop head fitting over Slashes dino head. May make an Ichthyosaur with a sword beak.
    The hesperornis was a 6-7 foot long toothed bird that swam the Cretaceous oceans, much like a modern Loon or Grebe. The wings were ridiculously reduced, I assume for streamlining. Look him up, there's a great fossil of a xiphactinus choking on one.

    Thanks for the likes and comments
     
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    It looks like it's from Beast Machines Divebomb.
     
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    I was wondering why he (she?) didn't have front appendages and then did an image search for hesperornis, wow just tiny wing fins.

    The name is genius btw.
     
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  8. Charlock

    Charlock You're no icon.

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    Really nice work. Always down for new dinobots!
     
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  9. warhawk

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    Thank you, I've always dreamed of receiving this prestigious award!
    Thank you, I'm glad you like the name. I imagine it as the sound he makes diving into the water, but it is also a fast navel vessel from the days of sailing. And the head is from my broken G1 Swoop
    Thank you! I mean, who isn't down for new Dinobots!

    I took inspiration from f-for-feasant and his magnificent dinobot gallery. Check him out, he also does loads of other OC characters
     
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  10. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    You did a good job. :thumb 
     
  11. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, thank you!
     
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    Oh this looks awesome! Feels like it could have been an early ancestor to the kiwi bird :p 
     
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  13. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Ha! He's adorable! Nice work.
     
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  14. spoonman

    spoonman I make bots.

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    Fantastic!
     
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    Awesome!!! You know I am going to steal this design right? lol
     
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  16. loof

    loof Talkers make me thirsty.

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    ‘Tis an excellent custom, but Sloop? An interesting name indeed.
     
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    Charlock You're no icon.

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    It's a solid name for an aquatic bot and, despite the definition, it's goofy enough to fit in with the rest of the Dinos.
     
  18. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    LOL, reeeaaaly early!
    Adorable!? Grimlock no need adorable!
    Thank you all
    I would be honored. I'd love to see your twist on it
     
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  19. Amadeus Novilium

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    He's a birb.
     
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  20. DrakenDaWolfy

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    Hey, dude, nice custom! If it is okay, can I use this design? I love the idea of another Dinobot swimming in the endless oceans, and I currently have the idea of the Dinobots going against the Insecticons. I have a few of my own OCs filling up slots and a few IDW characters doing so too, but I love this idea that I wanted to use it, hence why I am asking. If not, understandable as it is your design and your character. Apologies for the necrothread and have a good day!
     
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