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 and before I knew it, Chloe smacked right into Battle Cougar and knocked it down to the ground, shattering its pegs. I tried gluing them back on but unless they weren't back on perfectly, it wouldn't work. So since this one one of my absolute favorite customs, I immediately thought of ways to salvage it and came to the conclusion that one of my DIY HMMS was the only option. Luckily I had a spare HMM Schneider and Battle Cougar promptly went into the Zoid ER.
So the next issue was how do you take the Battle Cougar with its single plastic chunk legs and make it poseable.... you don't lol. I went more with what I wanted and was happy enough if it looked vaguely Battle Cougary. And honestly I was surprised with how close to the original he ended up being as well as looking like how an upgraded HMM would. I know the Japanese hobby magazines always show grade up HMM DIYs using the Command Wolf as a base seeing their bodies are the same size, but I like the proportions when using the larger HMMs like zero for them better. Grade Up zoids always looked like their heads were too big to me lol. Since then I have also acquired two new little battle cougars in a lot. One was missing its head horn and eye piece, so I was able to give it my original Battle Cougar's pieces to complete it. The eye pieces, cockpit, and horn on the HMM version are actually Zero's.
So this is during painting and not the completed paint job, but you get a good idea how it looks completed and how well all the parts blend..
Then here's so prepainted pics with a very photogenic Chloe.
This cat is so ridiculous. I'm not even kidding when I say she stood and posed like this with them when I moved to take the front pic.
And not shown is the zoid core can still be taken out and the hoses and fan on the back and sides are there.