Minor/Repaint: Thunder Clash is on the move [VOYAGER THUNDER CLASH]

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  1. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    I said I was gonna do it, and I'm keeping to my word.

    No combiner guff.
    No IDW-influence bullshit.
    Just the G1 Leader we all know and love.
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    He's currently a work in progress - I'm using a 3D printed head, the model bought from Trent Troop on Shapeways, as well as the all important truck body which is Ku Bian Bao's KBB Core Fighters.
    00007IMG_00007_BURST1618475562208.jpg I've already had to repair him since the quality is... kinda slipshot. But it was just the peg for the hands, which is totally easy to do. 3mm drill bit and Gundam kit sprues to the rescue!
    Paints are all Vallejo, by the way. Fun fact, matte clear coat can be used as primer in a pinch if you're scared about having to mask off wheels and transparent parts, or if you wanna keep the original plastic colour at points (which is gonna be VERY important since the truck cab's gonna be white and I LOATHE painting white).
     
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  2. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

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    Nice start!
     
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    Autobot00 Well-Known Member

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    Thunder clash is loose?
     
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    Uniswipe1984 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Super clever idea, needs a new chest n trailer tho
     
  5. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Yeah, I already filed down the chest to make it one big panel for the decal - I'm not sure what to do for the trailer though. That's a big hurdle to get over.
    Thanks very much!
    Feel the magic, hear the roar.
     
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  6. Richard598

    Richard598 Always think positive

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    Aww, no IDW influence? Why not? He’s a pretty solid Thunderclash. The only odd thing about him is that he’s kinda huge, which seems in line with his character to me. Either way, this looks like it’ll be a good custom. We need more Thunderclash in this world!
     
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  7. KibblerGrrrl

    KibblerGrrrl Rejected mini-cassette prototype

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    Since you used a KBB Core Fighter, I would've guessed you'd planned on using a Titans Return Powermaster Optimus (or Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus) for the trailer and power armor. What did you want the trailer to do?
     
  8. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Turn into a big battle platform, like G1.
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Looking good so far!
     
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    Best of luck with TC!
     
  11. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Thank you very much, guys! I'm just really hoping this turns out good. ; u ;
     
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  12. Basilisk

    Basilisk It will give you infinite pleasure!

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    interesting! might have to grab a second Magnus to do this!
     
  13. ThunderDestron

    ThunderDestron Vast predatory bird

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    Looks good so far! I really like the base mold. Im suprised the thread wasnt called thunderstruck though
     
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  14. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Slow goings but things are going good, I think.
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    I accidentally broke one of the smokestack swivels and was super bummed... but after cross-refrencing photos, I found out something very interesting.
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    HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE FUCKING SMOKESTACKS!
    Crisis averted!!
     
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  15. KibblerGrrrl

    KibblerGrrrl Rejected mini-cassette prototype

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    Fans Hobby's Lightning Eagle's trailer (pic) turns into a legged battle stand (pic1, pic2) that's not too dissimilar to Titans Return Powermaster Optimus (or Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus) mid-transformation into the mechsuit/armor (pic1, pic2)* for the KBB Core Warrior or Core Magnus. I wonder if you could fan mode the TRPMOP or UM trailer so it's basically a battle stand, swing the arms horizontal & plug turbomaster engines into them as cannons, and then stand or kneel your Core Magnus bot mode in the hollow mechsuit chest compartment as the gunner?

    I mean you'd still need to make the turbomaster cannons and maybe some stabilizer struts like the G1 platform. I dunno.

    Edit: * Pics are snapshots from Peaugh's video review.
     
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  16. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    I'd have no idea where to acquire a junker Magnus or TR Optimus, honestly. I'm not too thrilled about buying an older, expensive figure just to cannibalise it too... hrmph. Might have to scratchbuild one out of a project box, honestly.
     
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  17. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Initial fit is looking promising.
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    Still needs some touch-ups and the windows and the like... oh, and the decal of course.
    Y'know, if my printer stops being a bitch.
     
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  18. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Update.
    I'd be lying if I said I didn't wanna quit.
    Looks sorta fine from the front.
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    But look at the side.
    And look at the goddamn BACK.
    These... BLOODY windows.
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    These GODFORSAKEN BLOODY LURID NEON METALLIC GLOSS HOT PINK FUCKING WINDOWS.

    They are the BANE OF MY EXISTANCE.
    I CANNOT find a paint that matches the magenta used. Closest I can find is Vallejo's Fluoro Magenta, but that is an absolute WHORE to work with, no matter HOW I mix it, thin it or apply it. I had to slather it on the headlights and they almost sort of worked out, but they're inevitably gonna fuckin' peel with handling no matter how I seal it, because it just likes to fucking do that. The windows are using an unholy mixture of Gloss Clear Mr. Hobby Aqueous and pink alcohol ink I bought from a goddamn NEWSAGENTS in Tasmania over a sealed base cote of Tamiya Titanium Silver, and it BARELY works. I first used the bitch that is fluoro pink and it applied so bad I had to strip it, then I used fluoro pink mixed with white which was almost worse, then alcohol ink mixed with Tamiya Gloss White, then STRAIGHT alchohol ink because I'm a fucking lunatic, then FINALLY this abomination. It looks terrible but I just can't be tossed to improve on it.

    If my printer stops whinging at me I'll print off the decal and call him done for the time being.
     
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  19. The13Primes

    The13Primes hot shot fanatic

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    I remember you mentioning your in vic Australia? Theres a cheap $40 cw magnus on fb marketplace
     
  20. JomasterII

    JomasterII The Space Consultant from Jolo

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    Yup, I am - and it's tempting, but I'd have to get it posted which just adds cost to the project since I've not got reliable transport yet.