Heavy/Scratch: The Sparkless

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  1. Dadicus Prime

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    We've had broken Impactor kicking around for about a year now. My son snapped his leg off very easily. He's not rough on stuff so I called quality control. Hasbro was nice enough to send us a Sideswipe.... then I had to find another Impactor.
    Anyway I was going to make it into Twintwist. I had some G1 drills and everything. Then I thought maybe I could make Slammer, but then I'd totally need a Metroplex. Finally after watching Netflix Siege, the kiddo and I had the same idea of making a "rust zombie" (his words).
    So this broken transformer turned into a whole bunch of quality time with one of my kids. Silver linings.

    Hope you enjoy.

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  2. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Nicely done!
     
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  3. Dadicus Prime

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    Thanks!
     
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    It the rust effect looks really cool. The panel lining is a nice touch.
     
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    That looks great, nice job!
     
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  6. Dadicus Prime

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    Thanks! It was a fun project.
     
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    He looks gross and I love it.
     
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  8. Dadicus Prime

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  9. Dadicus Prime

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    I had him put most of the paints and washes on the shoulder cannon. I just adjusted accordingly with a damp paper towel and then did highlights. Clear coat of semi gloss and we're done.
     
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    Awesome you and your son have something to bond with. My son hasn't really shown an interest in collecting, nor do I see it happening either, so a tad disappointing. But he did express an interest recently when I was putting together my Siege Coneheads in wanting to painting a guy. Not too sure I want him making a mess of my Testor's enamels yet (he's 7), but I just realized I have a spare Strike Gundam we could possibly build and paint together.
     
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    What leg did the replacement come from? I'm just wondering, it suits him well.
     
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    Nice work on Mouthless Mike over there!
     
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    Looks great! The only thing I would suggest changing is to use flat clear coat (or flat and semi-gloss) since rust is a very flat finish.
     
  14. Dadicus Prime

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    We've got 4 kids and they're all a little different. They sometimes like the things my wife and/or I like to do. Other times its something new. Either way we're doing something together. My oldest was not as into dnd terrain as I but really liked playing.

    Also craft paints might be the way to go, just seal them with a clear. I've made peace with the fact that they're going to play with it and wear a bunch off.

    The leg is from a Walgreens Shockwave. We used his foot, upper thigh, transformation leg flaps and hip joint. Hip joint made the new knee. The thigh made the calf. The foot is connected with a wood screw. We used the flaps and a piece of g1 twintwist for grebaling. The knee works and the foot has a nice zombie club foot pose. It's a little shorter as well because I wanted it to look like he took it off another bot to keep going. I had tossed the original leg so this is as Bob Ross says "a happy little accident."

    Yeah a little too much spray filled in that detail. Dehumanizes the human part of the robot, don't you think? Lol

    Thanks. You're right about the flat. Semi gloss was what I had in the garage from a woodworking project. Keeping it cheap these days.
     
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    "Sparkless" is a great name for him, looks good! Please be sure to tell your son how much we like it!
     
  16. Dadicus Prime

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    I will. Thanks! The name is from the Netflix Siege show. You hear Jetfire call them "the sparkless" in episode 6 I believe.
     
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    Wow! It looks so beat up and decayed.
     
  18. Dadicus Prime

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    That's all paint. I was thinking of using a soldering iron on it to distress some plastic. That would have been getting way to into it for the kid. Thanks for the compliment. I'd love to do a seeker one but I don't have a broken one. Lol.
     
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    Reminds me of WFC/FOC Drones Corpses, cool!
     
  20. Dadicus Prime

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    Thanks!
     
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