This was a fun project! Got a DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee pretty cheap a long time ago, and decided to turn him in to something .......... else.
I felt like Bumblebee needed a Decepticon counterpart. One who was also a 'scout', but for a very different reason. So, in addition to completely repainting the guy, I also gave him a bit of a backstory to give the character a bit more personality.
Hope you enjoy!
Decepticon Scout - Locust "Wherever I go, I leave only ashes."
The war on Cybertron devastated the planets once rich sources of energy. Faced with no other option, the Decepticons sent their finest scouts to hunt the far reaches of space for other worlds containing energy sources that could be used to fuel the Decepticon war effort. Few of these scouts ever returned from their dangerous missions, but Locust quickly gained notoriety for being the most successful. Countless worlds have been bled dry following their discovery by this Decepticon, with no energy sources escaping his detection.
Locust's resourcefulness and value to the Decepticon cause have not gone unnoticed by Megatron. He is one of the few Decepticons to be openly praised by their leader, and as a result has become exceptionally vain. He believes himself to be indispensable, and ensures that the other Decepticons know it.
Armed with twin flechette rifles, Locust is capable of producing withering fire at a tremendous rate that simply tears enemies to shreds. However, due to the rapid fire of his weapons, and the small size of the flechette rounds, his effective range is much more limited than most other Decepticons. This suits Locust just fine, as he relishes an up-close look at his foes as they are torn to pieces.
_____________________________________________Materials used to create this guy are:
DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee
2x Laser Rifles from Micromasters 'Skyhopper'
1x Repro labels 'mini' clear Decepticon symbol
Tamiya acrylics - Park Green, Gloss White, Gloss Black, Gunmetal, Flat Black, Chrome Silver
Testors acrylic - Gloss Red