Despite the fragility of some of the pieces (plastic snapping, clips breaking, etc.) I love Construct-bots. There, I expressed an opinion to contribute to the social dialogue, now I have to show off all the things! (And this seemed like the right place for it.)Decepticon Mercenary Motorpool
Made mostly from a Scout Cliffjumper figure, but the head comes from Elite Megatron, the missiles are from the Megs/Op two pack, the SMGs are from Scout Thundercracker, and the swords are from Bumblebee(? not sure, I've lost track). Guns can store on shoulders or (awkwardly) on his hips, while the swords can be stored on his back.
Next, one of those poor guys who never got a name:
I started out trying to make Galvatron, but then the head off of Deadend looked so good, this just happened. Unfortunately, he ended up giving his life for the construction of my Construct-Bots Decepticon/Covenant Scarab (pictures as soon as I can do another photoshoot).
I thought this little guy also looked pretty awesome, but sadly, he also came and went before getting an identity:
I'm really fond of using the feet off of Megatron for a ramming bumper.
Speaking of Megatron, some classic characters do get built, just with a little... improvement. I didn't like the void between Megatron's rear wheels in armored vehicle mode, nor the way they hung off his arms in robot mode - solution? You can attach the rear wheels to his smaller silver guns, and attach those to his energon mace. The result is what looks for all the world like a big battle hammer, which can then be attached to back end of his vehicle mode to form the rear axle and exhaust pipes. It also disassembles easily for storage on his back, and makes him look nice and bulky.Unnamed Autobot Assassin
Maybe he should be called Hiddenblade? Eaglecry? Skyfall? From jet mode he transforms into a pretty normal-looking aerialbot, ready to blend, but with a few rearrangements he looks more like he's ready to air-assassinate someone. Includes retractable wrist blade. He mostly uses parts from the scout-class Silverbolt, but there's actually a lot of elite-class Wheeljack in there also.Unnamed jet/tank triple changer
Most of Blitzwing's parts are shared in common with Elite Class Soundwave, so I swapped in Soundwave's blue to differentiate the CAB Blitzwing from my Generations Blitzwing. Oh, and I redesigned him so I wouldn't have to remove parts when transforming him among his three modes.Unnamed Decepticon assault 4x4
Scout Breakdown is a rather weak offering by himself - there's just not much going on there. Add a few parts from a clearanced Blitzwing, though, and things change. There's no parts-forming going on with the shoulders, by the way - the only remove/move/replace is the turret which goes from his hands to his arm. And, yes, small Transformers can man his turret.Unnamed Decepticon Scarab
This was as close as I could come to making a Transformer that turns into a Covenant Scarab. All four leg/arms are fully articulated, though the range of motion limits some poses, and he can be... uncooperative when standing him up in Scarab mode. Generic Decepticon Jets (i.e., cannon fodder)Rodimus Prime, who does not transform into an RV!Autobot Hound, with custom turret!
And finally, the piece that got me started:Ironhide