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Dinobots, destroy Devastator by Prowlcop Dinobots, destroy Devastator by Prowlcop
here is my first diorama from the original transformers the movie from 1986. the base is a city terrain piece from micro art studios that is spray painted to match autobot city on earth. the dinobots are zoid figures that were cut up and built back up to resemble the dinobots. grimlock is in a t-rex lunge attack, sludge is on his back legs reaching for an attack, snarl is about to whip his tail, slag is positioning for a ram attack and swoop is hovering above. devastator is the pvc heroes of cybertron figure just custom painted. I used the pewter figure so i could start from scratch with painting. ill have many more scenes to come in this same battle diorama. next up will be the shuttle hijacking. Ill be making an additional 10-11 dioramas
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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
zvwxy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Great use of zoids! This was such an epic battle in the movie. It was a strange character for them to pick as the decepticon's ultimate weapon, but im so glad they did there is something iconic about devastator. And dinobots make everything that much more awesome...
Prowlcop Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Yeah zoids figures worked out great. I got lucky finding robot dinosaurs that matched the scale i needed. I was dissapointed that there werent more epic Battles with the original characters. But i guess they had many battles throughout the multiple tv seasons and it was time to pass the torch to the new guys. 
zvwxy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
yeah maybe it was the age I was but I never liked the more cybertronian g1 guys, the cartoon was great in series 3 but I think the toys got a bit cheap.

I think I have a couple of tiny red, blue and yellow pvc zoids from the 80's are these the same ones you used? I don't remember a lot about zoids and most of my 80's toys are packed in storage. Luckily I had a very understanding mum growing up how let me hang on to (mostly) everything. Unfortunately my wife doesn't quite share the same feelings and some of it occasionally has to go.

I think the film could have benefitted from a kind of 'all in' melee of the 84-86 characters even if it would have been just to slaughter more of them.
Prowlcop Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I agree. Even if the battle only lasted 3 mins it would have been amazing to see all the original guys get some action. As for the zoids im pretty sure they are the same ones. They were pvc and hard to cut at times. The first diorama i started was with them and i sliced my thumb open with an exacto blade. Felt like a complete ass. I said to myself 'what the hell am i doing.' haha. I got over it and got back to work. 

And i know how it goes with the wife. She sees packages from ebay show up constantly and me slice the finger throughout these projects. Shes been cool through it all though. I cant blame her if she questions me though. Haha
zvwxy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Haha! I always get 'what have you been buying now??' There have been one or two accidents with my knife too, mostly harmless but I think one of my figures has a robot heroes scar!

I cant wait to see your collection of figures and scenes grow, its brilliant to build up a big set, I think that's the whole point of transformers.
Prowlcop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I get the same thing. Its been great talking with you. Keep up the good work. Ill be watching for your new posts. 
precinctomega Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Ignore my question on your other diorama, as you just answered it on this one.  Sorry.  MicroArt, of course it is.
Prowlcop Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Yeah pretty much all of the bases in future dioramas will also be micro art. I think they have the best line of sci fi terrain
DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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