Heavy/Scratch: Proper CW Liokaiser (in progress)

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  1. AkioRed

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    Thanks :D 
    If everything goes according to plan it should be finished by early June :rolleyes: 
     
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    So, we're now in the rainy season... and for whatever wicked coincidence every single day off I had so far was either raining or had strong winds due to typhoons passing by. Today was finally a sunny day off, meaning I got to finish!
    ...Well, Jallguar anyway. There's still Leozack left. But anyway:
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    Vehicle mode. Used Hound as a base. This is by far the one that had to be changed the most, with lots of 3d printed parts used to mod it (you can check a list of what was used in the first post). Unfortunately the windshield is pretty scuffed cause I really have no experience using putty to mold stuff like this. Also I forgot to put a decepticon logo on the hood when I took this pic, but it's properly in place now.

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    Bot mode. Despite the new parts the transformation is largely unchanged, with the exception of the missile pods featuring partsforming.

    IF my luck continues I should be able to finish it next week on my next day off.
     
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    Question: Do you fully paint the combiner ports?
     
  4. AkioRed

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    Only if needed. That would mean Guyhawk, Blackwing (base for Leozack) and Hound (base for Jallguar). Out of those, only guyhawk actually uses the port.
     
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    Neither this project nor me are dead. However, summer is the busiest season of the year at my workplace so I just didn't have the time to sink into this project. But now that it's autumn, time to finish this before winter comes and I can't paint outside anymore.

    The last member is none other than Leozack:
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    He was done using a POTP Blackwing as base. No changes to the alt mode.
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    The robot mode uses a head designed by Kentan. Just like the original toy, Liokaiser's mouthplate is on the back of the head.

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    6 bots combine, Liokaiser:
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    Here's the combiner kibble:
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    I forgot to include Liokaiser's helmet. It wasn't supposed to be kibble, Kentan designed a way to have the helmet fold into Leozack's chest and then slide out for the combination. However, I lost the small slider... The "missile pods" there are for the knees, without them plugging Killbison and Drillhorn sideways kills the articulation.

    Overall: It was an exhausting and expensive project. I definitely don't recommend it to anyone, just grab TFC's Hades or wait for IF's legends scale one. The combined mode is also a wobbly mess, and balancing it is very difficult. I'm happy with how it turned out, but I certainly don't want to make any extensive projects like this anytime soon.
    Also the weapons are missing and I will work on them, but as of now I consider this project finished. On my next post I'll attach pictures of each individual member since I don't plan on transforming this thing again due to paint chipping every time. Hope you guys enjoyed the ride and sorry for the long delay.
     
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    There will be a lot of pics cause like I said I don't plan on transforming this thing anytime soon. I apologize in advance.

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    Bot modes:

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    Liokaiser
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    Most of the pictures in the first part are unavailable
     
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    Yeah, it's not the first time this happens. Unfortunately I don't have most of the old pics anymore, please refer my last 2 posts for an updated gallery of the entire project.
     
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    Wow the final product looks fantastic. Good work!
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    Looks great. Nice work.
     
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    This is looking fantastic!

    Also, "finish before winter comes in"

    I find that a little funny because you posted this on the exact day that we got a foot of snow where I live.
     
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    Yikes. Luckily where I live hardly snows, but winters are cold enough that I can't just brazenly open my windows and paint stuff outside.
     
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    Yikes, but also woohoo, because I love Snow. Yeah, we don't really get a cold season. We have below freezing, above freezing, and painfully hot.
     
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    Weapons done. As of now this project is 99% done. All that is left is Liokaiser's electromagnetic nunchaku, although I'm still not sure what I'll do about that. For now:
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    From left to right: Guyhawk, Hellbat, Jallguar, Leozack, Drillhorn and Killbison. On the floor is one of the spears the individual members used from time to time.
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    And below is Liokaiser's gun. It's made of a central piece+handle combined with Killbison's cannons and Jallguar's missiles, just like the original toy:
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    Of course Liokaiser can hold it:
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    That's it for now. The last update should be when I decide what to do about Liokaiser's nunchaku.
     
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    Ohhh cool, thanks. I was considering a nunchaku available on shapeways but that one does look better. I'll look into it once I get paid at the end of the month.
     
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    He looks amazing but I have one minor gripe, with the legs facing the side it makes the legs look super long
     
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    I know, having them sideways make the legs look too thin. There's also some extra height from the additional knee joints.
     
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    Thanks to @raoh123 Liokaiser now has his nunchaku. And with this, the project is finally over. Thanks everyone for sticking around and for all the feedback. I've considered making a Road Caesar too, but making a combiner with only 3 CW bots would be an entire different beast... maybe next year. For now, this project drained all my energy (and money).
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    Bonus shot. Waiting for Deathsaurus now.
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