Lord Cinder was once the leader of a mighty army. His soldiers, and himself, abandonded their old five-faced bodies and replaced them with mecha. With this batallion, Lord Cinder set out to destroy both the Autobots and the Decepticons. After failing to capture either bases, and facing defeat at the hands of an outcast called Spectre, he retreated for a while. He then hired a bounty hunter by the name of Shadowstrike to take Spectre down. But the bounty hunter betrayed him, and killed him. Several weeks later, he found himself in a new body, stranded in the desert. There was nothing but a note left with him, and it said 'kill the Varlocian'. Not knowing what this means, Cinder sets out for revenge...
About this creation
The cool thing about this mech is that it uses a bit of inspiration from Chris Roach's T-Join Skeleton. I didn't follow it exactly, though. Still, it wasn't too hard to figure out.
The most of the MOC is a little hard to balance, which is why I made a stand. I'll show it later.
You can see from the back that he's got a lot more kibble on the back to make him look cool.
The hands were a bit of a weird idea, but what the heck. It works.
I actually built the frame before I build the extras. The points of articulation include:
Twists at the waist
Bends at the waist
Moves the legs up at the hips
Bends the legs at the hips
Twists above the knees
Bends at the knees
Bends at the feet
Twists at the feet
Rotates at the shoulders
Bends at the shoulders
Moves up and down at the shoulders
Bends at the upper arms
Twists at the upper arms
Bends at the elbow
Moves the hands up and down
Twists the head
So, in all it has 29 points of articulation.
The arm is the only transformable part of this MOC. I'll show you how it converts.
First the hand folds down.
Then the main part folds out.
And finally, the barrel folds down.
The final photos are of the stand. The MOC is a bit difficult to place in action poses, as it just falls over. So, I ended up using the Gundam method, which is making a stand. You'll notice that there's a hinge piece on the end. It attatches to the peg in the, uh, 'special place' of the figure.
Just like so.
Well, that's it. Don't forget to like, comment and add me as a fave builder. Also, no 'rainbow syndrome comments. Anyway, Merry Christmas and as always, happy building!