Minor/Repaint: Alt Throttlebots, one more time

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  1. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    So the semester is winding down and I've got quite a bit of free time, figured I'd get back to work on my unfinished work.

    Better images will follow, I just wanted to set up a thread in the new format since it's been a while. For now, a few of Goldbug [80%], Freeway [Done] and Rollbar [<60%].
     

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  2. REDLINE

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    I really like what you're doing for the jeep!
     
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    Goldbug looks damn good.
     
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    That Rollbar head is really good. Nice work. Id think about that head for mine if I had the spare parts

    JL
     
  5. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Yeah, just by going from the profile, Rollbar seems a like he wouldn't mind showing a little wear and tear from the daily fights. Course it came from me thinking I'd put a thumb print in the primer, so I started sanding down the paint in random places. One thing just kinda led to the next. I do like the scraped knuckles though.

    Goldbug's coming along nicely, I think. About the only part I still have any worry about is the rear third of the passenger compartment around the hatch. Still got the left leg to paint too.

    Freeway's done, chase is far from it. Seachlight's about 50% of the way and probably should be done, I'm just getting lazy.

    Wideload... still don't know what I want to do about him.
     
  6. JOHNDILLINGA

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    wasn't Rollbar a pale Green?

    And the only thing stopping me from doing Searchlight is the non availability of the 2004 Subaru Rally car model for nightstage racing w/light pods that I can mount on the repainted white Smokescreen alt I have...
     
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    YAY!!!! Hicks is back!!....:D 

    I cant wait to see Searchlight!!...I remember the wip picks of that one....too cool :thumb 
     
  8. Hicks_Royel

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    Nice work, what you using for the other bots?? I'm mid way through doing these myself and am in two minds about which mold to use for Rollbar, I know that the jeep is more faithful, but I might go with the scion, so he'd have the backpack thing, and also the windows have that tinting thing going on.
    Chase/alt sideswipe w. leg mod (done)
    Searchlight/alt meister w.leg mod (95% done)
    Goldbug/alt Streak, painted w. leg mod (done)
    Freeway/modded alt tracks (done)
    Wideload/orange alt prime w. blue trailer bed cover/chest armour (50% done)
    Rollbar ????????????? done the head from a rumble head
     
  10. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Chase'll be a Mazda RX8... Mostly cause I had the body left over from making Siren using Jazz's head.

    Freeway's a straight-up repaint of Camshaft.

    I really want to make Wideload a dump truck but I'm debating on how to do that. Movie Prime was my first choice, but I don't know about the organic look of the figure mixing well with the Alts. I suppose I'll know when I'm done.

    Still got Cyclonus and Scrouge to finish too.
     
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    wow your searchlight is almost the same as mine :p  Except where did you get the Lightpod part???
     
  12. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    I bought the Subaru kit Tamiya made some time ago. The only thing being that the model is several years off so the hood and lamp set-up isn't exactly flush, but I'll make it work. I had purchased a more updated model off of ebay only to have that seller up and vanish. Ah well, only about 15 bucks.
     
  13. Hicks_Royel

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    Once I figure out how to better edit images on this new computer, I'll start posting adding to the original post. Till then, a shot of Rollbar in alt mode. What you see is basically all that's painted for now.
     
  14. Hicks_Royel

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    I wanted Rollbar to look like he's had a few parts replaced over time most likely in a hurry or as cheaply as possibly. So maybe Hound's donated to the cause with one of his hand me downs that never really got repaired alll the way. Still gotta paint the wheels black and finish the legs and waist, but he's coming along nicely.
     
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    Well, Rollbar's about done. Been so for a while...
    Still gotta paint the lower legs. Maybe next year.
     
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    man if you only have to paint his legs, finish him! completing a project is what keeps the whole hobby fun!
     
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    Cool stuff, gotta love the Alt. line - :rock 
     
  18. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    Yeah, but procrastination is the lazy man's hobby.

    Actually, since I have the week off, I kinda figured I might get back to completing both Rollbar and Goldbug if not Searchlight and Chase as well.
     
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    YAY!!.....looking forward to seeing them :D 
     
  20. Hicks_Royel

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    Well, things didn't go quite as I'd planned over the last few weeks.

    But with the exception of one obvious panel [and one not so obvious] Goldbug's as good as done.
     

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