LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

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LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by Ottertron » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:21 pm

I've been working on custom versions of The Wreckers' nemeses Squadron X, as seen in Last Stand Of The Wreckers, lately. I started with Macabre and am now working on Earthquake.

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Here's how he appeared in the Marvel UK comics -

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So, slightly different, but still the same basic build.

My custom is mainly based on the LSOTW design, but with a touch of the original around the head add neck. I used RID Quillfire as the base body -

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Removed the head and quills -

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And repainted him -

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All that's left to do now is attach the plow blade things to his shoulders - adapted from the scoops that are attached to DOTM Scrapper - give him a new face - I'll likely be using Titanmaster Brawn's face, I think - and to add some detailing to his chest.

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Once he's done I'll be doing Fang next!
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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by domsalvia » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:30 pm

That is looking so mighty fiiiiine!!

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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by Ottertron » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:26 pm

domsalvia wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:30 pm
That is looking so mighty fiiiiine!!
CHEERS!
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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by RungLover69 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:55 am

WOAH THIS IS RAD! This is such a cool conceot and i love the idea of making squadron X figures. It's definitely not one I would've thought of. You've gotta post pictures of your other ones when they're done.

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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by Ottertron » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:00 pm

RungLover69 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:55 am
WOAH THIS IS RAD! This is such a cool conceot and i love the idea of making squadron X figures. It's definitely not one I would've thought of. You've gotta post pictures of your other ones when they're done.
I absolutely will. I'm trying to get the easy ones out of the way first before I tackle the two headscratchers - Crosscut and Triton. I have ideas for base models for them but they're not quite right. I'm somewhat hindered by my unfamiliarity with Energon and Armada toys, otherwise I'd probably find picking the right base mold easier.
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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by Ottertron » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:51 pm

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So, plow scoop things trimmed away from Scrapper's buckets, ready to be attached to Lego turntables attached to the front of Earthquake's fenders, allowing the teeth to be facing the ground in alt mode or facing upwards in robot mode. I kept the sprues from Maketoys My First Blaster and will be using those to add chest detail.
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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by Ottertron » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:44 am

Shoulders plows attached! All that's left now is to give him a face, finish his chest detailing and tidy up some of the paintwork.

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Re: LSOTW Squadron X - Earthquake

Post by AgenderArcee » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:05 am

Rad!

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