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Custom CRADEL – Vehicon [little roller]

Posted by on May 31, 2012

I’ve gotten a few requests on whom I should do next but this guy has been rattling around in my noggin demanding to be let out.  Besides, the ‘bots need someone to fight right?

Bob: I don't see anything, you Jerry? Jerry: Nope.

I love the design of these guys, in fact they are the first “Army Builders” that I’m actually interested in Army Building lol.
Here’s a bit of what the tfwiki has to say about them: 

Vehicons may be Megatron and Starscream’s cannon fodder, but they do possess sweet alternate modes, be they sports cars or jets. Whether they are individuals or drones with unique programming remains unclear.

They are also called Eradicons. It’s a bit confusing.

Don't fire 'till you see the glow of their optics!

So, my version here has probably the most intricate chest that I’ve done so far and the most unique engineering on the head.  I’m very pleased with how they turned out :).

I have yet to play test them in Phantom Capsule so if anyone does try using them I’d like to hear about it.  In order to try and balance these guys out with how they appear in the show as compared to the Prime cast I’ve made them a bit slower than BumbleBee/Hotshot but it doesn’t cost as much Energy to transform.  Also they only have an armor rating of 2 so they won’t be able to take a whole lot of damage.  Weapons wise they have a blaster similar to Bee, but only get a single shot, but have a bonus where they get an extra ATT for each other Vehicon that’s within 3″ of them.  I figure if you have a Vehicon flanked by 4 others around him, then his blaster will end up doing 7 ATT which isn’t too shabby.  It promotes the idea that they need to be and work as a squad.  The bonus is free too so no extra Energy required to utilize it.

Rumble time!

In other news, sometimes I’m looking for folks to help me out w/ test builds or to make sure my instructions make sense. Follow me on Twitter (@wulongti) where I often put such requests and also share work-in-progress pics or notes.

You can grab the instructions and the template below and if you opt to “share” the file then if I update them, you’ll automatically get the update in your google docs ^__^

Dog Pile!

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Chibi Vehicon Template
Custom "Cradle" for Phantom Capsule based off of Matt Pierce's original design. Heavily modified and redesigned by WuLongTi. For more information on Phantom Capsule go to littleroller.blogspot.com
<br />Model also includes 2 guns

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Chibi Vehicon Instructions
Custom "Cradle" for Phantom Capsule based off of Matt Pierce's original design. Heavily modified and redesigned by WuLongTi. For more information on Phantom Capsule go to littleroller.blogspot.com
<br />Model also includes 2 guns

Update 06/12/12: Ok, I’m going to close the survey and get to work on my next model. The results of the survey are below, but you’ll just have to wait to see what the next one will be. You can also follow me on twitter @wulongti where I often post Work In Progress pics or sometimes share exclusive prototype models. For example I recently posted some pics of a new model I’ve been working on, but I’m not ready to release it just yet :)

Update 07/13/2012: My buddy AIM over on DeviantArt put together a Vehicon ^__^

Put together by AIM :)

4 Responses to Custom CRADEL – Vehicon [little roller]

  1. FifthrateNo Gravatar

    These are great but I can’t get the download to work. :(

  2. Alan Edan MasterzNo Gravatar

    i like that

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