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Moodswim inspired Shockwave
Custom Shockwave
About this creation

A huge credit needs to go to
M<0><0>DSWIM !
who's design Shockwave (Custom Version) Inspired this design.

I should probably explain this one a little. When I saw Moodswim's Shockwave in the Soundwave / Shockwave contest I was curious about a few things. Firstly while it uses t-bar joints it seemed to be in a different scale to my own t-bar creations, so I decided to try and retre-engineer it and try and figure out how it worked.

As I fiddled I realised there were some aspects of the design I would have done slightly differently and other I just wanted to change to add my own style to the design.

It retains about 90% of Moodswim's transformation, though I've added a few things to try and disguise the right arm which by necessity just hangs out at the back.

I wasn't sure about the original caterpillar tracks so I used a new design of my own, to be fair I don't personally think they add too much.

Perhaps the biggest change is the far more asymmetrical aspects of the upper body. This was deliberate as the new weapon arm decorations would have caused clearance issues for the vehicle mode.

I'm about 80% happy with the results and hope Moodswim appreciates that imitation is the highest form of flattery. There is no way I would have tried to copy his design if I didn't think it was cool in the first place.

Feel free to comment and rate, spam will be deleted.

Edit - eagle-eyed followers will note that the vehicle form is slightly mis-transformed. For whatever reason I found it impossible to compact the legs to the same degree on both sides, despite them being identical?! It isn't noticeable from the front or side but is fairly obvious from above.

Building instructions
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 I like it 
  June 21, 2014
Very nicely done! I love the slope pieces you used for the legs and part of the arms. I think I like your tank mode better than mine too.;) Glad I could inspire you!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2014
Audacious colors :). But a great Mech Excellent work my friend
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