by Floating Cat
|08-27-2011, 08:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Collection Count: G1 + latest = ~450
News Credits: 1
There is actually a story behind this little gal. Being a Classics fanatic, I envied those that had that mysterious Henkei Glyph / Blue Bumblebee. I knew there were a few out in the wild, but I was unable to procure one via eBay or BotCon. So I finally gave up and made plans to make my own.
Here is the end result with my Classics Glyph. From a base RTS Bumblebee, I modified her head a little bit to make it more feminine. I also based the paint scheme on that Henkei Bumblebee and a couple of pieces of art I found online. I think she turned out great aside from slight issues with her smile. I really like the yellow accents.
The ironic thing is that just after I had just finished painting her, but while she was still in pieces, Peaugh (the YouTube reviewer) sent out notices that he was selling part of his collection. In fact aside from a few pieces, if he had reviewed it, it was on the table. That included his "official" Henkei Glyph that he had reviewed.
So I jumped at the chance, made an offer, was accepted, and ended up purchasing one of my collection's holy grails for a really great price. And then finally 2 days after I had completed my custom Glyph, the Henkei one arrived at my doorstep. There is some really ironic timing to all of this.
It's actually quite satisfying to have the 2 available for comparing and contrast. I do prefer my custom one over the Henkei one. In fact, I'm kind of at a crossroads as to where the Henkei one fits in my collection. Maybe he's her cousin named Gliff or something, I dunno.
These pics are also up on my Flickr account as well: Flickr: Floating Cat's Photostream
My customs: Prime Barricade | Prime Copperhead | Prime Thundercracker | TFA Kup | TFA Chromia | Classics Glyph
Last edited by Floating Cat; 08-27-2011 at 09:05 PM..
|08-27-2011, 09:03 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey
Collection Count: 149+
Nice job. I think yours looks better. The head mod looks great.Steve's Custom Figures
I Want That!
|08-27-2011, 10:18 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: south florida , the sea of rust
Collection Count: KEEPERS? 10 MPs,10 alternators,15 classics/universe,7 3rd party ...20 in progress customs
i think yours looks better too! and cleaner! nice head mod, my only 2cents would be too thin the nose a little...again looks GREAT!!
|08-27-2011, 10:28 PM||#4|
Squadron X Consultant
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Onboard the Pale Fire
Collection Count: Most Classics (CHUG) Figures That Have Retail Releases
I agree yours is definetly better. Love the work you did on the head.FS: Wings of Honor Banzaitron, TFCC Nexus Prime, TFCC Nightbeat, Wal-Mart Divebomb, United Windcharger/Wipeout, G.I Joes, Animated, etc.
|08-27-2011, 11:10 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: IL USA
Collection Count: Not enough
News Credits: 1
Stick with your custom it rocks way harder.
|08-27-2011, 11:38 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Protomanville, Canada
Collection Count: 100-ish
Indeed, yours looks way better, especially with the custom head. She looks cute with that smile! Is she wearing blue lipstick? That's a nice touch.
|08-28-2011, 12:17 AM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Canada, eh?
Collection Count: 200+
the yellow face really helps sell yours as the better of the two. also i really like that the arms are straight silver rather than the bit between the wrist and fist being a different colour. in fact, your choice of silver over dark grey for the limbs is just awesome. if i can ever track down a version of bee, i might just have to try my hand with this kind of repaint. I don't know much about Glyph but have always enjoyed the few customs that pop up occasionally. Actually even though i don't know that much about her, i would say i like her way more than any version of bumblebee.
|08-28-2011, 02:57 AM||#8|
World Smallest Mini-Con
Join Date: Aug 2010
Collection Count: 99+
yeah yours looks way better!!! BRAVO!!WIP'S/COMPLETED/COMMISSIONS
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|08-28-2011, 04:41 AM||#9|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sioux Falls sd
Collection Count: 81
your's is better i like the paint"They can't Beat The Best"
Latest haul: Scourge ,Kup ,Thundercracker,Wheeljack
Perceptor, 2x Wreck-Gar, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee Tracks, jazz
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|08-28-2011, 09:43 AM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I like yours better too. The colors really Pop