Adakar has been a long time coming. I'm actually embarrassed that I posted a pic of him so long ago before he was completed. I really didn't factor on how long it would take for the custom missiles to arrive. Seriously. Most of this post was originally written in November of 2012. Thinking that I was being smart and thrifty at the same time, I opted to go for reproduction missiles. That proved to be a mistake. I ordered them in October and here it is nearly a year later, I have yet to receive them. According to the guy I ordered them from, they're still processing which makes me wonder if he's whittling them from a large block of plastic. Getting frustrated, I finally caved in and ordered real missiles. Lesson learned, I suppose.
At any rate, here's his bio:
Adakar's lust for destruction and chaos knows no bounds. At the start of the war he was heavily recruited by both sides but chose the Deceptions after Optimus Prime realized that Adakar wanted nothing more than wanton destruction.
Adakar's loyalty to Megatron is absolute as long as Megatron allows him free reign to destroy. He has no ambition of power. While Megatron has made Adakar a Seeker, he does not affiliate with them unless commanded by Megatron, which is rare.
Adakar is normally sent to outlying planets or outposts to prepare them for siege by the Decepticons. He will arrive and destroy military installations and bodies of government. Once a planet's defenses have been weakened, the main force will arrive to finish the job while Adakar journeys to his next target. This is a job Adakar has expressed to Megatron that he would continue even after the war is over no matter which side wins.
Despite the efficiency and prowess Adakar displays at his job, he is not popular with other Decepticons. Adakar's penchant for wanton destruction carries over to his fellow Decepticons - he will destroy anything in his path be it friend or foe. It is this reason why Megatron gave him his current assignment. The other reason for Decepticon distaste for Adakar is his habit of decorating his quarters with parts of those he has felled in combat. Many find this disconcerting. The only Decepticon to actually communicate with Adakar on a regular basis is Starscream, who wants Adakar to side with him in his quest to overthrow Megatron. A quest that Adakar has rebuffed knowing that Starscream would never be able to pull it off.
So that's his bio. It's a work in progress as I'm not so great at coming up with backstories. I didn't even come up with his name. When I was part of a Transformer Roleplay group, we did a roleplay without any "real" TFs and Adakar was the main villain. Unfortunately the person playing as Adakar got bogged down with work and school, so we never finished. I always liked the name, so I decided to use it. His backstory and alt-mode have been completely changed.
Creating Adakar was relatively simple. I had tons of Seeker parts literally just lying around. I had accumulated several bodies in various stages of decay and disrepair so I was able to just cobble together pieces to make the body. As you can see, not all of the parts are in the nest of shape. One wing is kind of chewed with the post for the launcher on the one wing is broken, and the nosecone isn't exactly pointy, but I'm fairly pleased with how the pieces fit together once painted.
In case you're wondering why Adakar is only equipped with the so-called long missiles, I'll let you in on a little secret: I don't like the short missiles. The cluster bombs just don't do anything for me. The longer missiles just look awesome. Well, there's also the fact that I had to cram the missiles into the launchers. The paint made them kind of thick, so they won't be coming out without any kind of breakage. It's the classic look from the cartoon, and I just love it.
|Missile launcher Seekers|