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northjason
07-06-2016, 02:02 PM
So here's the Robot Splinter I promised months ago--get the full effect at my site: http://www.slaphappynorth.com/pages/TMNT_robot_splinter.html

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter8.jpg

The Ratbot exists because I've always found Beast Machines Rattrap a gangly, oversized mess of a figure, but I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away. The tragedy of BM Rattrap was that despite being an ugly as sin figure of a bad design from a terrible show that ruined all the characters I loved in Beast Wars, there were lots of good parts to the figure and it was made of good materials. I fully disassembled BM RT and reconfigured the parts. I used a torso from a Mattel dinosaur figure as the new main body, making it a smaller figure in scale with TMNT. Then parts, parts, parts! A little at a time over the course of almost a year. Using Brain as the driver wasn't my initial concept--you'll note the driver is swappable via magnets with the spring/gear assembly that lives on the tail. Paint is metallic laquer, I wanted colors to complement classic Metalhead.

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter5.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter9.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter3.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter4.jpg

Parts Parts Parts! Partial List: BM Rattrap, Mattel Dino Torso, Happy Meal Brain, ML Mandroid Arm Gun, Bebop Drill Gun, TF Generations Wheeljack Guns, TF Classics Powerdive Gun, Lego joints, Model Car and Spaceship Parts, Spawn Interlink Hoses, MU Spider-man Belt, Sight from Animal Planet Rifle

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter1.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter6.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter2.jpg

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_robot_splinter7.jpg

As always, thanks for looking!

northjason
07-06-2016, 02:07 PM
Almost forgot, here's a shot of my TMNT customs shelf:

http://www.slaphappynorth.com/tmnt/TMNT_groupshot1.jpg

Huzzah
07-06-2016, 08:45 PM
I almost went into a tangent because I thought you said Beast Wars was a terrible show, then I realized you said Beast Machines.

raven6859
07-20-2016, 03:08 PM
Nice work! That's a crazy amount of parts but they work together really well!

TheCanadiandrome
07-22-2016, 02:48 PM
wicked stuff dude