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Old 08-27-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Classics Glyph

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.

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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.

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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
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Nice job. I think yours looks better. The head mod looks great.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:18 PM   #3
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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!!
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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I agree yours is definetly better. Love the work you did on the head.

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Old 08-27-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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Stick with your custom it rocks way harder.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:38 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:17 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:57 AM   #8
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yeah yours looks way better!!! BRAVO!!

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #9
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your's is better i like the paint
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:43 AM   #10
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I like yours better too. The colors really Pop
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