Minor/Repaint: Alternators Cybertron Cannonball

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  1. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Well, I certainly forgot how supportive it is here in the Radicons forums. A lot of people have PM'd me asking for pics, so I thought I would snap one or two. Might also help get the ambition levels rising to complete him! Superquad7 probably wants to beat me after trying to get me in gear to finishing this guy for so long!

    I basically came up with the idea for Cannonball after I had made my Alternators Armada Red Alert, and to play off the whole Binaltech story with the 'cons stealing the bodies of the 'bots. Who'd be better to steal a Binaltech body than a pirate?

    Anyway, I used an Alternators Wheeljack for the project. Used a dark graphite metallic paint for the majority of the vehicle mode, along with a light metallic silver for the lower parts of the vehicle mode. Metallic gold and turquoise are used across the robot parts, along with silver highlights and some select drybrushing on the rear skirt panel. The foglights are tinted yellow, and although it doesn't show up well in the pics, the one side of the rear windshield is painted transparent purple. His visor has a very light scratch through it, to give him the one-optic pirate look...along with several other minor details...a human skull which you can see in his right hand, and of course a pirate hook for his right!

    I was working on the skull and skeleton graphics at the time I had to move to my new apartment and never got to finish the project...
     

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  2. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    alt mode pics?
     
  3. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I would but he's not really held together too solidly right now. A lot of him is being held together purely by friction.

    I never got around to truly reassembling him. Just wanted to give you guys a look at what he would look like. I intended to design the skeleton/skull graphics to drape across the hood and continue onto the roof.
     
  4. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    thats too bad but awesome! hope you still know where the screws are.
     
  5. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Yep, they are on some blue painter's tape...labeled with where they go. That was something I always did to ensure each screw and pin went back to the proper location.
     
  6. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Always love to see an Alt custom of something new. I gotta say it would look a whole lot nicer if he were completed :thumb  Now get on it! Also I sent you a PM over at tfans about a sale thread you have. You can hit me up on these boards though cuz I'm here more often than there. It's about a loose scrapmetal
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I definitely want to see this finished as well.
     
  8. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    He lives! Nice to see something new from you! Your Alt stuff always was very different (theme-wise) and thoroughly enjoyable! Look forward to more!
     
  9. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    very nice take! loving the colors
     
  10. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Late or not, I hope you get to finishing this project. Alternators Armada Red Alert is still one of my favorite works of yours, so this is a perfect touch. And you're right, it fits right in with the technology-stealing of the internal storyline.

    Can't wait to see it fully done. :) 
     
  11. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    Awesome!
    Now if some one would make an Exellion(Hasbros Hot Rod esque repaint...)
     
  12. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Me and Superquad7 kind of made one together. I did the preliminary work, and Superquad7 finished it. Its his character, so its named differently.

    I originally intended it to be Energon Rodimus.

    Alternators Redline
     
  13. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    You gotta finish him man!!
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    'bout time! :lol  *cracks whip* get to it bro!
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Sounds like you're in for a Radicons Staff beatin', bud :) 
     
  16. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    I deserve it. Re-building these Alternators from my junk pile really has me interested in getting back into the hobby.

    Today I'm gonna take a trip to Pep Boys with Cannonball to figure out what paint I used on his lower legs. If I can find the paint again, I will get started masking tonight.
     
  17. Satomiblood

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    Haha, and I remember you saying how you wouldn't be kitbashing anytime soon. All it takes is a little encouragement and revisiting an old project.
     
  18. autobotx23

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    Nice to see you posting again, my man! :thumb  It looks great!
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Actually, it's REDLINE's character. Did we hit you hard enough yet? :lol 
     
  20. Squall42080

    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Ah yes...so the original character of Redline belonged to board member Redline, and I had created a custom based on Energon Rodimus, that was sold to Superquad7, who ultimately customized the custom to look more like a custom of Redline's custom character Redline. How's that?
     

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