Not gonna go into too much detail on this one, it's pretty self explanatory. ill update if/when i keep going, just wanted to share my Blasphemous love for The Beast using a Gobbomber helmet (which will be removable so it can still be used for godbomber) the face sculpt will just be an insert. EDIT: including all other "important" updates with pictures below this line (go to their original posts for larger pictures.) #1 so this is just TWO of many attempts i forgot to photograph. still can't get any of them to my liking... might go with a different style entirely rather than attempting to emulate the comic look. #2 so have i said before that i fucking love construct-bots parts? (from the first waves) they are the literal BEST custom fodder ever. they use the same kinds of plastic AND the 5mm/3mm peg/handle/hole system that normal TFs use anyway i've found the perfect way to mount the head to Grimlock's mouth now, no modifying needed! this thing fits PERFECTLY into Grimlock's mouth, as if it were intended! it frictions in between the two panels at the back of this jaw like magic. better yet the fit is ACTUALLY perfect, it's TIGHT but no so tight that its causing any kind of stress and i am in now way concerned that this would cause damage over time. also i think it might be magic, because holy balls i can lift Grimlock from it! LIFT HIM (i even shook it around a little bit this pic was hard enough to take so screw a video.) better yet, as if it weren't sturdy enough. I can close his mouth around it no problem! With his mouth closed around it i can lift the whole damn combiner from it with EASE. anyway to the point i'm gonna be using one of these to mount the head on... figure i would share this weird coincidental black magic cuz i know people like to make flames and shit for the dinobots.... actually ill probably do that too at some point with another one. (ill be using a black version of this part, just used a yellow how for visibility with the pictures) here it is with a crude attachment for the helmet (i'll be using an actual ball joint after i modify stuff) i've also decided i'm gonna kind do my own thing in terms of how he looks, im not going for a comic accurate anymore (outside of the head/face) and more along the lines of just how weird and monstrous looking i can make the base figures as they are without modifying them. so as such right now he's just REALLY tall and lanky, which actually fits pretty well. If i'm lucky, by the time i'm done he'll be as tall as UW Devastator. Shit as of right now he already stands at 14.5 inches at the top of his head and i've barely done anything. #3 just a little update. trying to figure out a way to extend his waist a little like the way it is in the comic, and also wings. because i'm insane. they are only held on with a little clay right now, it's temporary. but its a good idea of what i'm doing. decided to only use the tips of the predaking wings, the whole things were way too big. the waist extension adds a good inch on his overall height. Turns out he WILL be taller than Devastator if i can get this to work. #4 small update on the waist piece. again, Construct-bots parts are friggin amazing. (its ill i've used so far for this custom) i might have to hunt down a few more sets for just for custom fodder. just a before and after, black peces are the same one of the left i cut off some junk and glued in those two bars. same part just with a shaved down hubcap Cut out the middle hole for comic accuracy and bam, nothing really "locks" per-say but once i put in the waist filler part and fold UP the normal volcanicas waist skirt on the back for support, it actually all hold in place really well, nothing moves and i don't actually "need" do do anything else, but im not quite done and every will hold even more solidly once i fish it. (grimlock remains entirely unmodified.) #5 I have found the answer to all my facey prayers!!! PRIME PREDAKING'S KNEECAPS! fuck sculpting, i'm bad at it, but what i AM good at putting together pre-existing shapes. It's the actual perfect shape and i was amazed. I mean come on! it's even got his little beard! AND a nose ridge!!! thank god i have two cuz i broke the first one and made the mouth too big. however that was kinda the whole point of the first one. see exactly how i need to do it on order to make a good one. (anyone got a junker predaking/the kneecaps just in case?) i'm pretty sure i can do it this time without fucking it up, but you never know. i should have a working head/neck by the end of the weekend i think if i don't get lazy. also i did more work on the waist extension part thingy but ehh fack that, i found a FACE!!! #6 I MADE A NECK! it has the "poseability" the left side is where Grimlock's dino head will bite onto it and the left will plug into the 5mm hole on the back of the godbomber helmet from the inside. After that the face gets slid into the helmet to complete the head and Godbomber helmet remains completely unmodified and capable of still being used for Godbomber himself. it's made of a Xevoz piece i cut in half and then stuck its ball into its own socket like a crazy person and some construct-bots bits superglued together. And here's the head itself using the old broken face with the mouth that's too big, see? hes screaming in agony. does it look to high up? i mean there is only so much i can do and i wanted to make him tall, but i feel this might make it a little too high? #7 redid the neck. all in all it sits a little more compact now reinforced with epoxy clay #8 quick update with pictures later. I accidentally killed a Slash last night in an attempt to take her apart (don't do it, not worth it) however it has benefited the beast as her arms are becoming the "neck arms" which means i am redoing the neck assembly once again but i feel this will be the last time. NECK ARMS, neck is the same as the previous one honestly, just made room for Slash's shoulder ball joint.