Heavy/Scratch: Alt Gears

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  1. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

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    All done with this one! A modified Alt Prime into a Dodge Ram Trophy Truck.

    The head is from Scuplt-Bots new series!


    The decals didn't work as well as I'd hope. They look black in the pics but up close their dark red. Problems with using clear decal paper.

    I really like the way the blue came out on this one! For this one I tried out Krylon's X Metals system. It consists of a silver-ish base coat and a transparent color coat. I ended up not using the Krylon base and opted to use a silver polycarbonate base. It's the same color as the legs.

    The X Metals is actually pretty durable! Haven't had any chipping problems yet. I'm starting to believe that Fusion isn't the best thing out there.

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    And a comparison shots with Prime.

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    "Who's a Mini-Bot NOW Prime!" :p 

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    YEE HAA!
     
  2. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I love how you solved the "problem" of what to do with the front truck bumper.
     
  3. AutobotEngineer

    AutobotEngineer Highly Dubious

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    The vehicle mode is the coolest thing I've ever seen, but I'm not sure about the robot. That is a great way to ditch the bumpers, though. Great work.
     
  4. WhiteMocha

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    Wow, awesome! Gears gets a long-overdue upgrade! I personally like the bot mode a lot... particularly how you've got the legs reversed with the red bars facing out. It really evokes the look of the original minibot. And you've managed to make it look almost completely different from the Prime bot mode.
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The big-ass fenders are great. Fantastic work, man!
     
  6. Sonscreen

    Sonscreen Casual TF collector<br><b><font color=#FF0000>aksm TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh that's so cool. That's funny how Gears is bigger than Prime :) 
     
  7. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Beautiful, and the paint looks amazing.
     
  8. PrimeConvoy

    PrimeConvoy ShickaBAM!

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    Your crazy man, your work is unreal, that is another amazing piece.
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    That's all kinds of awesome. Getting those legs to transform differently must have been a pain.

    All it lacks is a neato chrome rear bumper that can split and fold away, like Prowl's. The rear end looks a bit unfinished without one. Maybe a clip on one that becomes a bazooka?
     
  10. McBradders

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    Fabulous!
     
  11. onesock

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    Very nice bro! :thumb 
     
  12. Zzeezz

    Zzeezz Ambassador of Music TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awewsome work!
     
  13. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I would of went with a more toy-accurate head, with the face-plate, but still wickedly awesome work nonetheless!:rock 
     
  14. TransfanTN

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    You should make it look more "Redneckish" by putting a confederate flag hanging somewere on it. LoL!
     
  15. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    He turned out awesome man! I am glad I could make a small contribution to him. The skidplate on the front looks great, and the leg mod really turned out well too. Makes him very reminiscent of the original Gears.
     
  16. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Wow.
    Your work amazes me more and more with each piece I see.
    I wish I had it together half as well as you do when it comes to these over the top customs.
     
  17. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Okay, now drive up with the REAL LIFE version in my driveway, AND the one you've done as a custom, Lobo, and I can die a happy man.
     
  18. Cobra_Commander

    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    dude way to kool man
     
  19. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Gears looks way cool! :thumb 
     
  20. Kristof

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    Now why can't Hasbro and Takara make cool stuff like this?
     

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