Minor/Repaint: 20th anniversary 1988 redux #7: Hun-Grrr

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  1. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    Because pink is tough!

    So, we've come to the second biggie in my collection of remakes from my childhood. Hun-Grrr was my seventh Transformer, if I remember correctly. I bought him along with #8 on a visit to some distant older relatives. They had a bunch more, including Sandstorm, but finally I settled for Hun-Grrr and the very mysterious #8 since I already had two members of the Terrorcons and even back then I was a bit clever.

    When I restarted collecting in 2003-2004, Hun-Grrr, #8 and Cutthroat were some of the figures I brought to my dorm room and kickstarted my collection. Completing Abominus was one of the first things I did, and he's been with me ever since.

    I always liked Hun-Grrr for being extremely posable for a G1 figure. Obviously this has made him slightly loose by now but he's still in good shape and complete save for the gun which I never got.

    The existence of Cybertron Scourge was one of the inspirations for this project since he would make such an excellent Hun-Grrr. And it seems that Hasbro has the same idea with the Legends figure on the way. Anyway, I made a digibash back in early April and got myself a Cryo Scourge (who was both cheaper and had better colors to start from).

    After finishing Blurr and my World of Warcraft character, it was time for Hun-Grrr. I finally had to cave in and get a soldering pen because the pin holding his loincloth simply wouldn't budge. Other than that and prying off a side of his torso that turned out to be screwed on from inside, dismantling him was a breeze. I decided to throw out all the electronics in this one.

    Since Blot and Cutthroat are fully transformable, being fairly simple Beast Wars molds, I had to do the same to this one. Most joints are filed down, and while it still chips a _little_, I'm happy with him. Above all, he's very posable and can take some cool poses. It's just a shame that I can't spare any MP style hands since it would be even better to hold his axe in two hands.

    Hun-Grrr was spray coated with white and light grey primer. The grey was then color matched to the original figure and the gunmetal and purple details were painted on. All the white was then varnished. I decided to keep the blue joint mechanics, both because they would chip like crazy and, luckily, Hun-Grrr has a few spots of light blue on him so I could stay with the original scheme.

    I'm also keeping the extra two heads upright. The idea is that Hun-Grrr reformatted to a three-headed dragon but got his spark slightly changed in the progress. Now the two heads act like his good and bad side, advising him on what to do, with the good head obviously having blue Autobot eyes.
     

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  2. kalron

    kalron Technician/Sculptor

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    I like this update a lot. I saw the Blot when you had a post for that one, this is starting to look like a wonderful update to the Terrorcons.

    Please do the rest and combine them to form "Abominus"!!!

    We can have them fight my Technobots, although I am 4 shy of my goal.
     
  3. chlokai

    chlokai Well-Known Member

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    looks realy good, the group almost look like beast wars terrorcons, any plans for the other 2? or combining them?
     
  4. MrMurder

    MrMurder Well-Known Member

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    excellent redeco. don't think a better mold could have been chosen
     
  5. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm dumbstruck. I was just talking about doing this yesterday. Even bid on a Cryo Scourge off ebay. I guess now I don't have to..this is perfect. Perfect!
     
  6. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    You do if you want one of your own... :p 

    Brilliant job. Love the colour distribution... I'm really looking forward to seeing Rippersnapper and Sinnertwin.
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    This should be universe Hun-GRR, not that legend one.
     
  8. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    You know that's not how Legends work, right? A Legends class figure doesn't replace other ones, otherwise we wouldn't have Classics Bumblebee or the upcoming Hound. Why choose?
     
  9. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Wow! that looks great. I really dig the group shot. Can't wait for you to do Sinnertwin or Rippersnapper. Any idea which molds you will use for those?

    iDD
     
  10. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    great job with all that white paint, man! hehehe he almost looks like a manish femme now.
     
  11. JAF

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    Great choice of mold and a sweet execution to boot. Now make Abominus!
     
  12. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    You do some great work, Smokey. That pink to white fade must have been really tough. (Dust's Smokescreen's shoulder off) :bowdown: 
     
  13. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Did you purposly fade the paint in certian areas? It still looks amazing.
     
  14. JAFOPrime

    JAFOPrime All work and no play.....

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    Looks great. You made him bigger, stronger, faster!
     
  15. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    Actually, no. It's all in flat colors. Any fade is due to photography and lighting.
     
  16. swampflight

    swampflight Banned

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    Excellent job on Hungurr!Just wondering,I checked out your photos and did you ever consider modifing the Alt.Predacons to combine?
     
  17. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that's even possible. I've only seen a Alternator combiner once and that was with heavy modifications, a handy way to connect the parts AND it was done by TFMaster. There's no way I'm gonna try that.

    Besides, I keep my combiners combined. Remaking the individual members like this is a fancy way of getting to display what is otherwise a horrible brick.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Your work is once again slick, man! GREAT job! I can't wait to see $8! :thumb 
     
  19. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Poor Blots gonna have inferiority issues by the time you get done with the other two.

    Great work. Can't wait to see Rippersnapper and Sinnertwin
     
  20. mattarmstrong

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    man as always top notch stuff
     

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