Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

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Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon May 01, 2017 7:23 pm

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This will probably be the last Combiner Wars commission ordered by my friend. He's pretty bumbed out that the combiners Wars line ended without ever creating a big helicopter main body. So I was tasked to make one.

That crazy dude bought TWO Combiner Wars Victorion sets. One was for an all land vehicles combiner. All cars and the fire truck as the main body, plus the bike as a chest plate. The result is pretty neat.

But what about the helicopters?

Well...

Allow me to present you:

:michaelbay: COMBINER WARS PANDORA :michaelbay:

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Ironically, the main body used here was from Combiner Wars Onslaught. Very few parts were brought over from the original Pyra-Magna.
Another bot, who was 100% complete and unbroken was sacrificed for the Cause: Animated Leader Megatron.
Countless of other parts came from my bin of parts. The keen-eyed may spot a few.
As for painting, I'm still just an amateur using mostly Krylon spray cans. Expensive clear cans of Tamya were used for the metallic green and metallic red effects.
Yes, it's very asymmetrical. But it's my style and she too came from the Sea of Rust. So it count, right?

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I had to scrape some junk around the combiner ports after that picture so the limbs can connect normally.
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The blades can rotate without hitting each others.
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And below, a comparison with the original Onslaught:
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The transformation sequence have many new bits so here's how to transform her:

Remove the weapons:
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Lift up the green side-parts, and move the red thighs-skirts out of the way:
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Unwrap the panels from the right foot, both the top and bottom ones. Unpeg the rotor-blades block.
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Rotate the torso 180°.
Peg the rotor-blades block on it's leg and fold the panels neatly on it's own leg. Fold the red thighs-skirts neatly on the back of the legs.
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Put the arms into position:
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Rotate the backpack 180°, move the arms panels upward, open the chest plate and take the head out.
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AND HERE WE HAVE PANDORA IN HER ROBOT MODE!
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And here's the comparison with the Onslaught original:
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ONWARD TO THE TORSO MODE:

Rotate the arms at the shoulders 90° so the combiner ports are facing forward. Rotate the backpack, who is now the chestplate, 180° and unfold the rotorblades block from the combiner head.
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This is how everyone transform their bruticus wrong. Why the arms are rotated so the combiner ports are facing you is to allow these pegs from the chest plate to peg into these slots right here:
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Place the arms around like this, rotate the head forward, and place the crotch plate.
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It is very important that the legs are placed this way, the side of what was the vehicle facing forward:
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Place the thighs skirts like so
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To complete the look, place the arms in a V toward the back. Peg the guns on the back of the arms and peg the swords into the bot's tiny hands, making them go downward like a cape.
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AND THERE WE GO, TORSO MODE!
Obligatory comparison shot. Pandora is BIG.
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Now for the whole combined mode, you'll have to unpeg the chestplate from the shoulder to allow the connection of the arm. Peg it back in one the limb is in place.

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:michaelbay: HERE IS ALBATRON IN ALL HER GLORY! :michaelbay:

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Note that none of the single copter limb are modded in any way. Only the hands, feet, and weapons of the big combiner have been sprayed shiny silver.

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Albatron have long and sexy legs and she TOWER over the original Victorion!

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Well, that was the most difficult and long project I've done in a while. I'm very proud of the results and I hope you guys enjoyed!

In a week or so I will post a series of photos showing when she was at the near final stage, where she just need a few mods before being painted. Stay tuned! Especially if you are curious to discover what parts I used more clearly.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Burn » Mon May 01, 2017 7:47 pm

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heh...the extra height actually gives her a more feminine look than Victorion that's for sure.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Mon May 01, 2017 9:20 pm

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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Awesomepow » Thu May 04, 2017 2:33 pm

Motto: "No,that's Optimus Prime."
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Great job!
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby WreckerJack » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:22 am

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Wow, you are so dedicated to these customs!
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:48 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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Weapon: Mace
WreckerJack wrote:Wow, you are so dedicated to these customs!


There is still a few failures or some customs I lose interest in. But sometime, inspiration strike and I go through no natter what!
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Skyfire77 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:00 pm

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Can't see any of the pics.

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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby WreckerJack » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:59 pm

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Yeah, I think it's time everyone switch to imgur.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:20 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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I'll have to redo ALL of my customs threads.
Siiiiiiiiiiiiigh.................
It will be a lot of work and it will take time. #-o
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
Time to FINALLY post the prototype's shots!

Can you guess which parts of which bots were used? ;)

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And that's it.
Hope you enjoyed! ;)^
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Postby AFTRHR » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:10 am

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Woah dude, that's amazing! Nice use of the Classics Octane for the front part of the chopper! Absolutely loving the metallic finish on the green and those helicopter rotor blades are fantastic. The combined mode looks pretty darn solid too especially with all that helicopter symmetry!

Now I'm just gonna sit here in a corner and wonder if I'll ever be able to paint properly :P
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:32 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
I'm more skilled with BIG customs. They are way easier to make and to paint for me.
Only thing I noticed though. Yellow and orange are the HARDEST colors to paint because those colors are semi-transparent, thus requiring a THICK coat to hide the previous color. And thick coats of paints is a big no-no for robots because it give a goopy finish and hide the small details. the colors that are easiest to work with are the metallic ones. Because usually, one tiny coat is enough to hide everything and the sculpted details are not hidden under a goopy mess.

I'll update my other galleries in due time. Look forward to Sparkeater, a supreme class sized bot that is 100% original!
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Postby WreckerJack » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:32 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:Can you guess which parts of which bots were used? ;)



So, Pyra Magna's head, TFA Megatron's sword and barbie's ummm... chest?
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:27 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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Weapon: Mace
WreckerJack wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Can you guess which parts of which bots were used? ;)



So, Pyra Magna's head, TFA Megatron's sword and barbie's ummm... chest?


From the top of my head, here's all the bots used to make this custom. Some were used more than other like most of the body, but most were only bits and pieces used. I'll go tell the specific pieces. I'll let you find them in the pictures.

Combiner Wars Pyra Magna
Combiner Wars Onslaught
Movie voyager 2007 Starscream
Leader AND voyager Animated Megatron
Animated Sentinel Prime
G1 Doubledealer
Movie 2007 deluxe Brawl
A random Barbie
Power Core Combiner Icepick
Cybertron Quickmix
Star Wars X-Over Darth Maul
Universe Octane
Voyager DOTM Optimus Prime
Mega Blocs Power Ranger

And lots of screws, nuts, hinges, and bolts.

There may be other bots were parts I used but I don't remember.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Soundracer8501 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Nice work!
Where did you get the swords?
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
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Weapon: Mace
Soundracer8501 wrote:Nice work!
Where did you get the swords?


Those swords come with Animated leader Megatron. A great toy. I have mine and my friend who ordered Albatron bought one. 100% complete and unbroken... that was sacrificed for the cause! :twisted:

The blades, wings, and legs were used.

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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Soundracer8501 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:
Soundracer8501 wrote:Nice work!
Where did you get the swords?


Those swords come with Animated leader Megatron. A great toy. I have mine and my friend who ordered Albatron bought one. 100% complete and unbroken... that was sacrificed for the cause! :twisted:

The blades, wings, and legs were used.

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I thought those swords would be good for a combiner wars springer.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm

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Soundracer8501 wrote:I thought those swords would be good for a combiner wars springer.


Oh they would. However, be sure to also use Megatron's wing. This is where the rotating mechanism is located and it's there that the sword plug in in rotorblade mode.

Also, for your springer CW to make sense and be a quadchanger (copter, jeep, bot, torso) you'll need to make it a voyager. I think the Hotspot/Onslaught mold is your best bet. However, it will take a pretty extensive retooling. Maybe more heavy than what I did for Albatron.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby Soundracer8501 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:06 pm

-Kanrabat- wrote:
Soundracer8501 wrote:I thought those swords would be good for a combiner wars springer.


Oh they would. However, be sure to also use Megatron's wing. This is where the rotating mechanism is located and it's there that the sword plug in in rotorblade mode.

Also, for your springer CW to make sense and be a quadchanger (copter, jeep, bot, torso) you'll need to make it a voyager. I think the Hotspot/Onslaught mold is your best bet. However, it will take a pretty extensive retooling. Maybe more heavy than what I did for Albatron.


I was originaly hinking of shortening them and fitting them onto a deluxe. I am not sure if it will work though so I think I will wait until I have them in person so I can actualy see the size better.
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Re: Combiner Wars ALBATRON -- An all female, ALL HELICOPTERS combiner!

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:10 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
Soundracer8501 wrote:I was originaly hinking of shortening them and fitting them onto a deluxe. I am not sure if it will work though so I think I will wait until I have them in person so I can actualy see the size better.


Don't forget that you'll have to find a way to make the blade rotate. The original rotating mechanism may be too big for a deluxe. And if you can make it transform into a kinda-jeep too, that will be a feat in itself.
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