Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
HMM Battle Cougar by AuroraLion HMM Battle Cougar by AuroraLion
Finally got this guy all finished up~ Not sure if anyone else wanted a HMM Battle Cougar as much as me lol And I also wanted to go out making a very cool villainous looking one. Again, not sure how many people would put the mccougar on their list of top villain zoids lol.

I went over a good bit of the process of making the plastic chunks of the Battle Cougar into a HMM in an earlier journal if you're interested. It's always difficult taking the grade-ups and making them a HMM. I'd say the hardest part was what to do with the legs. How to make them poseable and still have a similar look. All of the grade-ups have odd proportions mostly, big head and tiny body, so I usually just put the head of the grade-up next to a hmm and see which matches size wise. Battle Cougar's head is the same size as Zero's without armor and I wanted to use Zero's shoulder armor joint for the guns too so it worked out. Forgot to photograph that the cockpit still raises and it's actually Zero's cockpit inside the head now, not the original cougar's. Also the zoid core still slides in and out.


WIPs and building:

DIY HMM Battle Cougar (Completed!)So this didn't take too long but I wasn't sure how it was going to come out so I didn't post any WIPS like I normally do. I actually have it all completely painted as well, but my SD card for my good camera broke and I need to get a new one before I can take proper pictures to post a good deviation on. In the meantime I figured I'd just make a usual journal post about it with the unavoidable Chloe bombs.
And speaking of Chloe, she's the reason why this all happened in the first place. For those of you who don't know, Battle Cougar's one of my top favs and I really mean it's in the top 3. I love griffons and I love Battle Cougar's almost organic flow to its design. Well I had my favorite repainted battle cougar proudly standing on a shelf near my computer cuz I was showing it to a friend at the time and it was not his usual perched spot. Both Syerra and Chloe were running around chasing each other per usual and Chloe makes a mad leap onto my computer cart and then shelf at blazing speed


More pics on the tumblr post




★   Print Store  |  Tumblr  |  Facebook   ★




Add a Comment:
 
:iconnjm1564:
NJM1564 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
They should hire you. The models for the new series are.. painful.
Reply
:iconghancock:
GHancock Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wonderful interpretation! I always felt that Battle Cougar was simply didn't get enough love.
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
Thanks! Battle Cougar's one of my favs so been wanting to make a fierce looking HMM varient =D
Reply
:iconghancock:
GHancock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Mission accomplished! I have a Hasbro version awaiting its fate as either a conversion kit or as fodder for other customs. Your really shows the potential that could have been reached with the beast.
Reply
:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
so aside from ligers and cougar, how many zoids use existing feline names on the wrong type?
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
A lot :'D Like the Orudios being labeled a pegasus type when it's an alicorn.
Reply
:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
hmmm...

seen the upcoming zoids stuff?
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
Yeah I did. Glad to see they're coming out with new stuff, though it doesn't really appeal to me. I'll go for the Wild Liger, but that's about it.
Reply
:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2018
kinda sad that most people who saw it complained about the whole wind-up/motorized gimmick.

"how can they compete with gundam if they keep doing this motorized shit?" arguments abound.
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Yeah it is what makes them unique compared to other kits and it is their roots. I prefer poseable myself, but I'm just happy with new zoids lol I think what hurts them the most compared to Bandai's gundam kits is the price. Woudn't mind seeing them take a simple poseable route akin to bandai's 1/100 or 1/144 scale to compete with koto's ludicrous amount of parts and higher price. I think making something more affordable that will make it more accessible to people and very enticing to kitbashers would be ideal but whatevs. We're at least got something lol!
Reply
:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
some people seem to ask for the impossible though (koto grade but really cheap). i know they've tried non-motorized/wind-up zoids before (guntiger and saber lion, as well as the blox lines) but those never really took off (moving zoids are still the norm).

at least with the new line, some of the transformation gimmicks won't work (too cumbersome to make it work) on non-moving toys.
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
lol yeah and you're always going to have those people. Though I did get this really awesome 1/144 scale gundam (forget the grade now) and it had a full exoskeleton with shifting parts and poseable finger digits and full armor that was also layered and moved with the skeleton's movements when things shifted/moved apart. And the thing was only $20 and had a bunch of parts so idk.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconsandyrinky:
sandyrinky Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*HEAVY BREATHING* Oh my god it's beautiful *_* wonderful work! 
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
Thanks!! :la: It's seriously my favorite right now. Proof that the Battle Cougar can be formidable lol Now that I have this done, I started on a King Liger one.
Reply
:iconroyi-20:
royi-20 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Student
great work! 
but the thing on his head looks awkward  
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Thanks and lol! The lance on its head on the original looks awkward too but I wanted to keep to the original design
Reply
:iconroyi-20:
royi-20 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Student
it looks like an antenna 
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Radical work! :D
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
Thanks! =D
Reply
:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
You're welcome! :)
Reply
:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! That came out amazing!
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! Definitely was a challenge :'D
Reply
:iconghostliger:
GhostLiger Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes it can make the final result that much more satisfying though, right?
Reply
:iconstormofshadows:
Stormofshadows Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful job there!  I have always loved the concept of a gryphon zoid(I love gryphons), but the available one was... a little underwhelming.  Yours fixes that greatly.
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! lol I love the Battle Cougar but it's bright yellow and red leaves something to be desired. Even the regular model it's amazing what just a change of the colors can do. But now this version I've made really brings it to a new level lol I'm the same I love gryphons and really wanted a good zoid one~
Reply
:icon85nero:
85NERO Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
wow so cool awesome greatDeviantArt :) (Smile) =P (Razz) :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: I think I've fainted. Heart +fav 
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! =D
Reply
:iconarratra:
Arratra Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. This makes me want to have one myself.
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! =D
Reply
:iconarratra:
Arratra Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
Reply
:iconlycan-metal:
Lycan-metal Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ZOIDS!!!!!!!!!
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Yes! :la:
Reply
:iconlycan-metal:
Lycan-metal Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Zoids!!
Reply
:iconmaryartdesign:
MaryArtDesign Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow really coooooool!!!!!!!!!! :o
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! :la:
Reply
:iconmaryartdesign:
MaryArtDesign Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, dear!
Great work!
Have a great day! :)
Reply
:iconcrissillis:
Crissillis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
They remind me of Predacons.😂😂😂😁😁😁😄😄😄😊😊😊😆😆😆😆
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Oh yeah I've forgotten about that one from the movie that was a griffon lol
Reply
:iconcrissillis:
Crissillis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
No there were two more remem Predaking google him he is hot as f***😍😍😍😍
Reply
:iconmaryartdesign:
MaryArtDesign Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
..??
Reply
:iconcrissillis:
Crissillis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Its from transformers prime lol google it.😆😆😆😅😅😅
Reply
:iconmaryartdesign:
MaryArtDesign Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh predacons, I see
Reply
:iconcrissillis:
Crissillis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
Ya they look like it don't they the figuines they look like predacons🙄🙄🙄🙄😆😆😆😆
Reply
:iconmaryartdesign:
MaryArtDesign Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe :)
Reply
:iconcrissillis:
Crissillis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
😆😆😆
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconrose-hunter:
Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks cool
Reply
:iconauroralion:
AuroraLion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Thanks! =D
Reply
:iconrose-hunter:
Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D  you're welcome
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×





Details

Submitted on
December 17, 2017
Image Size
2.7 MB
Resolution
1209×2869
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
987
Favourites
93 (who?)
Comments
51
Downloads
28