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Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:58 pm

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I've been considering doing a voyager scale kit bash of the G1 character, Snapdragon.

Can anyone recommend a base figure to start with?
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby guarayakha » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:35 am

FOC Grimlock would be great for the Dino-mode, but lots to do if you wanted the jet mode.
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby Overcracker » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:17 pm

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For the Dino mode, Animated Voyager Grimlock should work nicely. The Jet mode is going to be kind of hard to get out of that mold though.
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:26 pm

Motto: "If not by graceful diplomacy, then by deadly force!"
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
I have been considering FOC or animated grimlock. I personally find Snapdragon's reptilian mode more interesting too. I'm basically looking for a base figure that stands as tall as a current voyager.

Though I'm not looking to give him a jet mode, I'm looking to give him some of his jet features as well (wings folded in, a pseudo cockpit, and the cones on his shoulders-I don't know what they're called) I may have to Frankenstein a couple of figures together to get what I'm looking to make.

But since I'm not knowledgeable on what all is out there, I thought I'd ask what other people will suggest.
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby rockman_fan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:22 pm

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honestly? i'd consider generations blitzwing. the jet mod is a no-brainer, and it might be possible to rework the tank mode into something more reptilian, especially if you're willing to kitbash your FOC Grimlock
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:32 pm

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rockman_fan wrote:honestly? i'd consider generations blitzwing. the jet mod is a no-brainer, and it might be possible to rework the tank mode into something more reptilian, especially if you're willing to kitbash your FOC Grimlock



You know, that's a pretty damn good idea! I'll post a pic of what I was able to manipulate him into when I can. No kidding, this is a great idea!
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby Blasphemous Prime » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Motto: "If not by graceful diplomacy, then by deadly force!"
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This is actually not far from being able to get all 3 modes.

I'll just have to fabricate the head and arms, and add a little bit of paint!
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby rockman_fan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:18 pm

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Blasphemous Prime wrote:This is actually not far from being able to get all 3 modes.

I'll just have to fabricate the head and arms, and add a little bit of paint!

woo! someone likes my idea!.
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Re: Need a recommendation on a base figure

Postby hinomars19 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:31 pm

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Looks like Bltzwing is going to do it for you :) I did apeface a few years ago (from animated Blitz, funnily enough) and still want to do a Snapdragon, though my idea is based around the voyager sized Starscream from the cybertron line. Playing with the robot mode, all I need to add is some stubby arms (for a kinda Godzilla ish look) and of course a dragon head. The head is what's had me stumped...but now I think I may get a predacons rising skylynx, since I like how the dragon head is the robot head.

Will you be making yours a headmaster?
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