Heavy/Scratch: Unnamed Decepticon City (WIP)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Thundermania, Jul 15, 2018.

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What should I name this city?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2019.
  1. The Hub

    12.1%
  2. Darkmount

    35.2%
  3. New Kaon

    31.9%
  4. Tarn

    5.5%
  5. Other (please post below)

    1.1%
  6. Grindcore

    12.1%
  7. Castle Sinister

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  1. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    Thank you, yes I do intend to display characters from all across the TF multiverse.
     
  2. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    So here's an update. My living situation is changing so in response I reworked the core design of my structures. Instead of building out wide, I'm building vertically (this central tower stands taller than Fort Max) and I plan on building more vertical structures (race track running alongside a tower like a snake from hell is the next one) and linking them all with bridges and ramps. Might also make Simfur Temple to hold a replica Allspark I've got.

    This reworked structure has numerous balconies for display, a lookout tower and a central tower, a massive hanger in the centre that can hold a leader figure and a more cohesive design that retains the chaotic elements that the Decepticons favor so much.
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    Obviously I'm gonna paint all these playsets up when I'm done.
     
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  3. Agamus

    Agamus Not an Iguana

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    Very nice.

    I like "New Kaon", but "Fortress Sinister" should be up for consideration too.
     
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  4. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    Added, thanks for checking it out. I'm partial to Darkmount myself.
     
  5. Unicron the Chaos Bringer

    Unicron the Chaos Bringer Protecc this smile!

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    Dang man, this stuff looks really good, can't wait to see it finished. Also if you wanna add cybertronian details like panel lines and the like on walls, try using insulation foam and a pencil, it works wonders. Good luck with this project
     
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  6. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    Thanks, I might do that. Today I'm carving cyber-glyphs into the walls and picked up some primer the other day.
     
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  7. Optimistic Prime

    Optimistic Prime Apparently, I'm a pessimistic person, it's a lie.

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    This is awesome!! Can't wait for the finished product.
     
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  8. Murasame

    Murasame We like to talk big, vampires do

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    Nice, are you going to implement LEDs as well?
     
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  9. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    For this portion no, but I'm sketching up a war room and I want to have a translucent globe in the middle lit-up via LED.
    Like this
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    Thanks!
     
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  10. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy MAXIMUM CARNAGE!!!

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    This here?
    This is why transformers needs large scale playsets.
     
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  11. Thundermania

    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    Thanks! Playsets are sadly a dying art and the only play sets we TF fans ever got were "micro scaled" (city bots and Micromaster bases) don't get me wrong I love Micromasters and legends figures but come on, I look back at those awesome 80s playsets and I'm mildly jealous.
     
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    Definitely. I would love playsets of the decepticon nemesis and the autobot ark, but sadly it seems like plastic has become more expensive lately, or maybe it's just no longer profitable to create large playsets. We've also seen the reduction of the size of mainline figures as a whole, so it might have something to do with that.
     
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  13. Thundermania

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    Currently I'm building a stretch of highway running above a sort of slum called "Little Earth" it's made to look like a haphazard mix of Cybertronian materials and Earthen materials like wood and stone.

    I'm sketching what comes afterwards, I'm stuck between war room with LED globe, Hatchery with LED pods (as seen in ROTF) and a "Hall of Heroes" depicting Decepticon leaders from throughout the multiverse. For the Hall it would sort of resemble the chamber from the infamous "coronation" from the 86 movie.
     
  14. Thundermania

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    Doing some work, posed some figures around it.
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    You'll notice little arms hanging off the structure, all my WIP bases and buildings have those connections so a large bridge isn't necessary for linking them up. I personally love the shot of Megatron holding the flag, definitely gonna recreate that pose with a painted and stickered flag.
     
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    This is pretty great! Also... it makes me really wanna see you do playsets for places from the movies, like the inside of the Ark, Lockdown's prison ship, the inside of a Decepticon warship from DOTM... just some ideas ;) 
     
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  16. Thundermania

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    Well thank you, I'm actually thinking on doing the prison ship. I've got a loose idea of modular cages and sneaking in a ton of easter eggs in each cell. Once these two major chunks of the city are done then I'll probably either do another tower (I've got three ideas for that) or a prison ship that will be able to integrate with the current structures.
     
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    That sounds epic! Wish I had the skill to do this kinda stuff with legos XD
     
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  18. Thundermania

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    You flatter me, in all truth the structure is fairly simplistic, it's honestly a pain in the ass rooting through a LEGO bin sorting through specialized parts for the blocks. Thankfully there are cheaper solutions like second-rate blocks (Block-tec is my favourite 20$ for a lot of standard parts) the quality is of no concern because they are going to remain in this shape forever. Plus they're cheaper so you feel less bad about burning, carving and gluing them.
     
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    Maybe it's because I never had any true lego sets growing up, but even simple things are really tricky for me, trying to make them look right and occasionally function... Now, give me a bucket of Bionicle and a couple hours and I'll make you a 2 foot tall robot
     
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    Thundermania Decepticon Peacekeeper

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    Funny story, I've got a WIP Spacebridge made out of Bionicle parts, it will be integrated into the part of still under construction in the recent photos. Kinda inspired by Earth Wars in that way I suppose.

    My end goal with these projects to use up Legos in a way that adds to my TF collection. I plan for the skeleton of Lockdown's ship to be made of Bionicle parts as well.
     
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