Heavy/Scratch: Strongarm Generations

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  1. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Strongarm is a character that I love since he first appeared. However, I wished I had a Generations version of her, and a couple of years ago I thought it would never happen, so I decided to make it myself.
    I bought an additional Strongarm Rid, and then did a long reengineering job. It was not easy, since it had to keep the same alternate mode; To be honest, most of the time this project was torture, since with every step I took, some part didn't fit for distances, the new joints were very long, thick or short, or any other problem happened.
    The first thing I did was modify the doors; I cut the contour of the doors alternately and put a double joint to move them independently. In this way, they can be placed on the back in robot mode and the rest remain as the characteristic spoilers.
    The second step was to completely change the engineering of the legs. I cut off the outer rim, pulled out the feet and wheels, and put two triple joints on each leg, one for the foot and the other for the wheel, which changes position in robot mode. This part was especially difficult and I had so many problems.
    The third step was to change the engineering of the torso. I removed the internal bar, and put a piece with double articulation, to be able to separate the shoulders more in robot mode; I also did a little twist on the sides of the torso so that the parts look good when transforming.
    The fourth step was to make her abdomen a little longer; for this I removed the swivel joint from the waist; I replaced it with a longer piece - just a couple of millimeters, really - and put in a piece to fill in the gap.
    The fifth step was to change the plates that form the front part in the alternate mode, since it seemed to me that the forearms were very thick; I removed the original joint and put in a double joint. The way it is in robot mode is not ideal, but in such a small space I could not do something more complex.
    I made paint details in light blue, blue, dark gray and black colors.
    The alternate mode is a little different from the original mold since the legs go in the opposite direction; This was necessary because being longer due to the modification of the waist, the legs were an obstacle to the internal articulation of the doors.
    I'm really very pleased with this custom, it's a Generations version of the character, and it's taller and heavier than its Rid counterpart. It also has very good articulation.
    I have included comparisons with Arcee Prime, Overload Rid and Springer Generations on my blog. You can also see a transformation sequence and some more details there.

    Full gallery (over 60 pics): Mil robots: Custom: Strongarm Generations
     

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  2. Go-Faster-Wings

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    this is awesome!! Good job!!
     
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  3. SkY LINX

    SkY LINX they used a young one

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    Shocking! You did some mass shifting sorcery.
     
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  4. power3921

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    That's really cool, you did a fantastic job!
     
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  5. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Nice job there :thumbs2: 
    From whom are her rear tires?
    And I saw your Deployer Overload in the gallery. Does he still transform and is his tank mode stable?
     
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  6. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    THank you so much :D 

    Oh thanks, your words impress me O.O

    Thank you :) 
     
  7. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much :)  Overload have articulations and still transform, you can see post here: Heavy/Scratch: - Overload full articulated

    About the tires, honestly i dont know; i just take two from my wheel box.
     
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  8. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Now I regret a bit I haven't done that with my Impactor custom of him.
     
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  9. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    I love your Impactor!
     
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  10. Lunatic Prime

    Lunatic Prime Former Prime and light piping fetishist

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    Thanks, man!
    He is my favorite of my customs so far.
     
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  11. goobert13

    goobert13 Decepticon Combiner

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    looks like it belongs in the prime/animated universe more but neat job regardless.
     
  12. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    You right, she can be in Prime universe too. She looks amzing with Arcee. Thank you.
     
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    Good work!
     
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    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    Great job
     
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  15. Heriatan

    Heriatan Well-Known Member

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    THank you!

    Thank you so much :) 
     
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    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    You're welcome
     
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    That's awesome man. The side by side with the original toy really shows off the work done.
     
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  18. Heriatan

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    Thank you! When i saw side by side i thought they are a young and adult Strongarm.