Minor/Repaint: Alternators Midnight

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well, it's been a little while since I've posted a "new" custom, so I guess I'm a tad overdue. I actually finished this piece during Christmas break and shot the gallery, but I just recently finished the gallery.

    My goal for this piece was to make a Decepticon that looks just dark and evil in both modes, so I wanted to make him as black as I could. As you can see, the alt mode is solid black, and I kept the rims from Shockblast the darkish brown color to continue with this idea. I didn't want the robot mode to just look like a test shot (I actually considered making the robot mode solid black, but it was too bland!), so I added two accent colors. The orange gives a nice contrast to the black. Though orange is bright, I don't feel it takes away from the darkness. The accent color that most reflects the darkness is a navy blue I mixed. I used this navy blue on some arm and leg panels as well as his faceplate.

    Alternators Midnight is a hired mercenary and a cold killing machine, so I wanted him to have an assortment of lethal weapons in his arsenal. The missile launcher is from an Energon Landmine that is painted acrylic silver. I made an adjustment to enable it to mount on the shoulder by adding some random piece of junk that I just super-glued on. The gray gun is from a Gundam action figure, and the larger black gun is from a KO Gundam toy that BigLots! often carries. The head is from an Alt Prowl, with the crest simply removed.

    alt mode:

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    attack mode:

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    robot mode:

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    detail of accent colors:

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    I'd like to send out some major props to my buddy, SydneyY. Thanks for your help with this piece buddy! :thumb 

    Check out more photos here!

    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    DAMN!! SQ7, dude you done it again another great Alternator and best of all is that is name is so badass, Midnight. Oh hell yeah.
     
  3. roadblaster

    roadblaster Well-Known Member

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    quality work again....the blue and orange really 'pop'
     
  4. sstralkowski

    sstralkowski FodderBot

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    Can't see the blue too well, but it might be my monitor. Even without the blue being visible, This one is amazing. I love it.
     
  5. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Great custom! Love the bio and he's armed to the teeth!! DANG!! Very sleek looking in all (or mostly) black!:D 
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Epic Win, SQ7. I'd buy that off a store shelf with out a second thought.
     
  7. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    WOW SQ7!...this bad boy looks great!....The all black alt mode is killer, and I love the detail colors...that blue and orange goes nice together, and fits in with the overall character.

    :thumb 
     
  8. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    sooooo glad you finally got to post this for the world to enjoy, bud :)  sooooo pretty! you have my address :D 
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Get in line!...punk!! :p 
     
  10. Paul Prime

    Paul Prime Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous. Who's last? I want one too.
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    No way, not this time!!! Ka-Me-Ha-Me......:D 

    Another sweet one. My favorite, love all of the firepower on him. Class A work, SQ7. Props!!!
     
  12. Nemesis Predaking

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    Another Bashers Brawl ?!?! Count me in ...... I'll whoop you 3 !!!!:p 
     
  13. Lucs

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    Dangerous looking con if I've ever seen one. Kudos SQ7
     
  14. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Chicks dig the Mutt!

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    I want to make a comment about that attack mode, but for the life of me, I can't think of anything... Giant gun sticking outta the trunk, you'd think that the material would write itself.

    Very nice, work. That doesn't even look like a Prowl head painted up like that.

    Edit: By the way, Tide box orange and Deep dark blue is always a perfect combination.
     
  15. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    The color scheme on this guy is superb and I really dig his face!
     
  16. Dilborg

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    So much black ... I LOVE IT! :drool: 
     
  17. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Dude that is fantastic. I mean wow. i wish i could paint like that. i really like this figure.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    What's cooler than a new custom project? Watching a buncha Radicons fight over one! :lolol 

    Radicons' Bashing Brawl FTW! :thumb 

    Seriously guys, I'm thrilled you guys all like Alternators Midnight here so much! Sorry to disappoint the lot of yas, but he won't be leaving my collection anytime soon. One of my goals as a 'basher is to create memorable characters and toys with my work. I did a whole lot of planning with Alternators Midnight here (as with my other work) to continue that line of thinking.

    I actually went through a number of different color schemes before I settled on the black/orange/navy blue scheme. I'm really glad I took my time during the design stage to sort through the "duds" to get to what I eventually created. :)  One thing I'm overjoyed with is that the intentions of Alternators Midnight being cold, dark, and evil are communicating through my work.

    I apologize for not being able to respond individually to each of your posts [one of my favorite things to do when I post a custom is to talk to you guys about it :) ]. I'll try to do so later :)  Aside from being really tired this week (ZZzzz...), I've been working on another custom. :) 

    Again, thank you guys so much for the props!
     
  19. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's awesome. The orange is an excellent accent colour. It doesn't even look like Prowl's head anymore, either. Kudos!
     
  20. TTT

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    Probably my favorite one from you yet !
    The black & orange works for me - a lot ! :rock ...head swap to.
    Might also make an interesting reverse paint job...?(swap the black & orange...or maybe a little too orangey ?)...if you do colors outside of "factory".
    The Navy blue goes great on this as well.
    Awesome work Brush Master ! - :bowdown: 
     

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