not sure if the person that initially designed him did that on purpose (i had a couple of panels from the botcon comic to reference), but in the end... i thought they kinda looked like that and just rolled with it. lol so... sorta intentional?
Its cool. In the Beast Wars The Gathering comics, we got to see some of the pre-beast wars forms of some of the maximals and predacons. Spittor was some kind of mecha walker and Manterror was a motor cycle, as was Razorbeast...And Magmatron was a jet, sub, AND tank, excessive much? lol
lol seriously, magmatron. get it together, man. jk I do remember seeing these designs actually! they all seemed very well thought out. with the characters i've been able to design/tweak/mess around with i've tried to keep a little of that in mind as well. though there's only a couple of characters (all botcon/transformers collectors club related) that i've ever had much input on.
oh. lol no worries. and yes. i do on occassion. my profile picture is of my OC "Beamer" who has been around for about 16 or so years. I have a few others of my own and have drawn OC's for some friends too. actually, I have a couple of folders in my gallery dedicated to that. you should check em out!