Heavy/Scratch: A Classics TRACKS "WHAT IF"

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Budokhan, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Posts:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +1
    Hey Gang!

    Thought I'd share a project that I started some while ago that's been done to death & this would've been my take on it. I started Tracks here long before I heard there was gonna be one in the "Classics" lineup & well after others had already given me the inspiration. But sadly, when RTS TRACKS came out I kinda gave up on this guy.

    He was gonna be as cool as I could make him...a goodish headsculpt with LED lite-pipe eyes & detachable battle mask, cool wings & stabilizers for what I was gonna call his "STAR CAR" mode (would've been more of a starfighter than a jet) & some other neat gimmicks. I had originally gotten a 1/32 diecast Lambo GALLARDO to scavenge for parts ( wheels, tires, head & tail-lights etc..) but soon realized that I could mod the Sunstreaker body with little work to truly look like the car it was supposed to be anyway,so, that was where I was going with that.

    Ah well, alas....maybe someday.........:D ream:

    Scavenged bits & such;
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    'Bot mode:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Plan for the new head:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    "STAR-CAR" mode:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda..

    Cheers Gang!
    ~BK
     

    Attached Files:

  2. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,044
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +12
    Dude, this is too good NOT to do!! Everything about this screams "better than hasbro"! Especially the boosters in the rear and that updated wing design. All I can say is wow. I say forget what's already out there and make this one your own.....make this one!
     
  3. Mega-Prime 316

    Mega-Prime 316 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Posts:
    433
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Likes:
    +0
    I have to agree with Spoonman!! Git'er dunn dude!!
     
  4. Moriamur

    Moriamur Stunticons... COMBINE!!!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Likes:
    +0
    I am agreeing with both Spoonman and Mega-Prime 316. Your version looks a HELL lot of times better then Hasbro's version, I mean your custom truly screams TRACKS!!! if you ask me.

    Really man, go and finish that awesome badboy, hell finish it and show it off with your awesome Arcee custom (once she is finished too I mean)

    Not to mention the "Star Car" mode makes me think of the transforming vehicles from M.A.S.K. (which is bloody awesome in it's own right), which gives this custom additional points in pure, sheer awesomeness (mean it as a compliment just to add, since the people I know at times have difficulty telling sarcasme and compliments apart with me)
     
  5. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Posts:
    13,084
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +171
    Wayyyy better than hasbro. Nice Apoxie sculpt skills.
     
  6. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Posts:
    1,120
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Dang, finish this up. So many times better.
     
  7. gericault

    gericault Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    961
    Trophy Points:
    122
    Likes:
    +30
    What do you mean you're giving up on this? It looks fantastic so far! Go for it!
     
  8. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    I echo the sentiment in this thread. This will be infinitely better than the Hasbro release. And don't get me wrong, I like the Hasbro version, but kitbashers always do it better.
     
  9. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Posts:
    6,539
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +5
    Other than him being a lambo rather than a vette I have to agree with everyone and say you were capturing the essence of Tracks far better than Hasbro managed!


    The "star car" mode is just FANTASTIC in its elegant beautiful effective simplicity!

    Too lovely by half!
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Posts:
    11,793
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    Very cool!
     
  11. Cybermnky

    Cybermnky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    675
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    Looks awesome dude - you should still run with that
     
  12. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Posts:
    7,968
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +7
    Ebay:
    WHAT THE FACEBOOK!!! ... this would've been EPIC!!!!!!
     
  13. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    Posts:
    2,044
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Likes:
    +12
    Yep, absolutely agree. The elegant and beautiful "star car" is exactly what Tracks would think of himself. Not only does it look amazing, but it speaks volumes of the characters traits. Really impressive work and I keep my fingers crossed that I see a completed work here.
     
  14. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Posts:
    15,302
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +934
    Looks sleeker and wayyyyy cooler! :thumb 
     
  15. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Posts:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +1
    Thanks for all the kind words & compliments guys!

    So basically what you're all saying is.... I should finish him? :wink: 
     
  16. Moriamur

    Moriamur Stunticons... COMBINE!!!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Posts:
    127
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Likes:
    +0
    To answer your question truthfully..?

    HELL TO THE F***ING YEAH MAN!!! FINISH THAT BADASS MASTERPIECE!!!

    *clears throat*

    Ahem... Yeah, finish building that guy... I mean from what I can see, you are THIS close to finishing it, so yeah... FINISH HIM ALREADY!!!
     
  17. shinobi77

    shinobi77 Fatbastard

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Posts:
    1,222
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Yes, finish this, at worst, you have a fan character on your hands. I think you did really good on this, I'd buy it.
     
  18. Slothboy

    Slothboy Nick

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    512
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    Ohhhhh, definitely go forwards with this! Loving the vents on the back of the car mode.

    Do you know what else I love? That bizarre smiley that's thinking about stick man sex.
     
  19. stprime

    stprime Exclu-DEAD

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Posts:
    2,738
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +81
    Finish it. I want a yellow classic tracks now, Binaltech style!
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,596
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    You could always make a Road Rage, or create an entirely new character :) 

    Finish it!
     

Share This Page