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Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:34 pm

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Hi all, ever since Impactor lost half of his head during the epic TARGET:2006 I have been eagerly anticipating a figure of him. After waiting over 20 years I got bored, and was about to call it quits until it was announced that Impactor would get a figure for the first time as part of the Fall of Cybertron range. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed with the figure so I decided to make my own. The base figure is Universe Tankor (the other one) and I airbrushed the green and red areas purple. I also shortened the cannon barrel a little and finally donated the head of a spare Ironhide I had. And, lo, Impactor was born. I toyed with replacing the claws with fists but there was no real way I could see to do it, plus the claws are needed to shore up the alt mode. So I thought that, as he is renowned for having a harpoon hand, I could imagine him having other hand configurations. These are his 'brawler' hands!

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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby RAcast » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:27 pm

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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:27 pm

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RAcast wrote:Ah. Maze. Ing. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


Thanks pal, I appreciate it. :grin:
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby paul053 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 am

Nice work, buddy.
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:35 am

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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:04 pm

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Thanks guys! I think I will tackle Powermaster Optimus Prime next, I have a KO DIA commander ready to give his life for the greater good :)
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby BeastProwl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:50 pm

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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby ausbot » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:45 am

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This impactor, yes please!
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby craggy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:56 am

wow! a headswap and repaint basically? But it looks perfect! Hasbro needs to get this out to retail!

excellent paintjob it it too!
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Postby toddstarz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:22 am

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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:13 pm

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Wow, front paged, I'm honoured! Thanks for all the comments :D
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby kirbenvost » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:55 pm

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Looks amazing, great work! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Hotrodimust » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 pm

What did you use for the shoulders I have a universe tankor and he dosnt have square parts on his shoulders
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:29 pm

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Hotrodimust wrote:What did you use for the shoulders I have a universe tankor and he dosnt have square parts on his shoulders

Is your one second hand? I have seen quite a few without them, they are very brittle clear plastic parts. I had to repair and reinforce mine, because they split when I pulled them off the balljoints.They can be aligned to sit alongside the shoulders or in front of them.
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Hotrodimust » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:59 pm

Banjo-Tron wrote:
Hotrodimust wrote:What did you use for the shoulders I have a universe tankor and he dosnt have square parts on his shoulders

Is your one second hand? I have seen quite a few without them, they are very brittle clear plastic parts. I had to repair and reinforce mine, because they split when I pulled them off the balljoints.They can be aligned to sit alongside the shoulders or in front of them.

I actually just bought one on eBay I haven't received him yet but looking at the pictures when he's in robot mode he doesn't have anything on his shoulders
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:53 am

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Hotrodimust wrote:
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Hotrodimust wrote:What did you use for the shoulders I have a universe tankor and he dosnt have square parts on his shoulders

Is your one second hand? I have seen quite a few without them, they are very brittle clear plastic parts. I had to repair and reinforce mine, because they split when I pulled them off the balljoints.They can be aligned to sit alongside the shoulders or in front of them.

I actually just bought one on eBay I haven't received him yet but looking at the pictures when he's in robot mode he doesn't have anything on his shoulders

Ahh, it sounds like you might want to complain if you've been told he's 100% complete. The panels could still be there but oriented differently so they are harder to see. They are originally clear and red plastic so may not show up so well. If they are not there, you should see exposed 'stalks' on the shoulders. Can you grab the photo and post it here?
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:20 am

Fantastic!! May attempt this myself. Would you feel okay divulging the colors and brand of paints you used for the purple/yellow?

Thanks if so! :-?
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:06 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Fantastic!! May attempt this myself. Would you feel okay divulging the colors and brand of paints you used for the purple/yellow?

Thanks if so! :-?


They are games workshop paints - I mixed and colour-matched the yellow myself using yellow/red/black/white. The Purple has some funny name, I will have to dig the paints out bu tin the process of having a spring clean at the moment. I mixed both with about 1 fifth Tamiya thinner so I could use my airbrush.

regarding paint removal on this guy, don't even bother trying alcohol on it because it don't work. I use rubbing alcohol and it works a treat on all TFs I have tried it with, apart from this one!
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Sincere thanks for the tips! I've had oddly mixed results using alcohol myself. Weird.

Anybody have a good place online to buy Games Workshop / Tamaya paints? I'm in Arkansas, which sadly has no decent hobby stores.

Also curious about Gundam markers, which I've never used. But I digress.

Again, thanks for the input and help. Impactor looks AMAZING. Way better than the official toy or any other attempt at him I've seen.
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Re: Impactor - 'CHUG' Style

Postby Banjo-Tron » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:37 am

Motto: "My banjo is everything; defeat is ukelele"
gothsaurus wrote:Sincere thanks for the tips! I've had oddly mixed results using alcohol myself. Weird.

Anybody have a good place online to buy Games Workshop / Tamaya paints? I'm in Arkansas, which sadly has no decent hobby stores.

Also curious about Gundam markers, which I've never used. But I digress.

Again, thanks for the input and help. Impactor looks AMAZING. Way better than the official toy or any other attempt at him I've seen.


Cheers pal. Games workshop has an online presence in the US - use the link below to order stuff.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/home.jsp?_requestid=2401246

A word of caution regarding the headswap - If you want to keep the 'collar' then you need a long 'neck' - I gouged up into Tankor's head to make the neck longer, because Ironhide's head is recessed.
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