Heavy/Scratch: Rippersnapper Redux

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  1. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    Another Terrorcon appears!
    I figure that much like my Blot figure,
    Rippersnapper needed to have the similar dimensions, and since I had doubles of this figure, why not!
    Inspired by Kaiju I figured I would not make this the standard Rippersnapper.
    I had this 30 year old model of a Japanese f-14 tomcat with shark paint on the nose. While breaking it down to throw in the trash (as it was from childhood and not very well done) the nosecone fell off and bam, i had to make a space shark.
    The eyes, what to do about the eyes..
    I've tried several configurations and styles of eyes but only these do NOT look like Spy vs Spy or a gag from Beetlejuice.
    Created a new tail for a more form fitting look.
    I added vents/gills with some grease leaking out.
    Gave his alt mode claws a thumb and removed a toe on each foot.
    I reversed all the hinges on his legs so when he is in Bot mode, his legs can be straight while in Alt mode they get all jangy.
    I gave him a face shaped like a dolphin to kind of give him a "Dolphin in shark's clothing" feel as to highlight his known insecurities.
    Rippersnappers cartoon head doesn't seem to translate well to reality. I ended up using the tiger shark paint idea and just made it with more depth.
    The Tail was made from the tail of the F-14 tomcat model, I think it was Revell brand?
    The chest piece was made from just painting the original figure's shoulder plates which snap and fit perfectly in his chest cavity. I added (detailed?) The thrusters on his palms for a repulsor like look.
    Added a shoulder cannon in addition to his rear rocket pod.
    I really just wanted him to look bonkers from all angles. Nothing too serious, just fun.
    How did I do?
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    Brothers in Terror!
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    and one more thing, the shark can be removed from the body for a swim!
     

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    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! Keep them coming!
     
  3. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks mate! I'm not sure if I want to make them all but at least one more for sure =) I keep trying to add a pic of the whole gang (wip) but my tablet won't let me. I'll try again later.
     
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    great work.
     
  5. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    Hey thank you, I was beginning to think this was too wacky for any one to like =)
     
  6. Kryptokron

    Kryptokron Yells at Clouds

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    Cool stuff! I like this guy... Can't wait to see the other Terrorcons.
     
  7. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    Hey thank you much for the kind words, and a certain two headed fellow is up next ;) 
     
  8. Novaburnhilde

    Novaburnhilde シン・ブリュンヒルド

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    Awesome! :D 

    He looks great.
     
  9. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed your comment, thanks man! This is what happens when I get bored and have a lot of modeling putty lying around!
     
  10. craftsmith

    craftsmith Flying Spanner

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    You should get bored more often, awesome creations happen.
     
  11. JackKnife

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    Not at all; I like that you took this project and ran with it! It really puts the terror in Terrorcon! I really like this. :) 

    BTW: any plans for a combiner?
     
  12. hellbred

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    nice
     
  13. taddghostal

    taddghostal Well-Known Member

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    he he, don't encourage me to get more bored, I'll do it!!

    yes and no, I've had Hunn gurr on the side for a while, he turned out a little bigger than I'd imagined and I need some forearms that can hold the weight. Someday. =)

    thanks mate!