Minor/Repaint: Alternators REV

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hey guys, this custom's been a long time coming! I had actually been waiting for the site update until I posted it because I wanted this submission to be my first full-fledged custom in our "new" Radicons area.

    Many of you guys remember when I made a custom of *ahem* myself. I've been using the M.A.S.K. toys for customs and such with my Alts for a while. I had already created the idea to make this custom to be the driver of one of my Alt customs. But which Alternator would it be? Well, this thread will answer that question :) 

    The RX-8 is pretty much my favorite mold from the Alt line (the Ford GT is essentially tied for the mold for me :) ), so that's how I chose the subject for my custom. After a few failed digibashed ideas, it hit me to make this custom match my Alternators Allen G custom (simple idea I know, but it took me a little while to get there).

    Being an RiD fan and also being a Christian minister, when I first started making friends online, I was given the nickname "REV". Sometimes when I make a custom, I'll really stay true to the initial character, but sometimes I'll just take a name and go my own direction. This is an example of the latter.

    Also, the story I've created with REV is such that he is a Decepticon, but he's not really sure if their faction is where he should be. He eventually meets Allen G and they end up becoming friends. Allen G starts to share with REV things about the Autobots and why they are Autobots. REV really considers the things Allen G shares with him, but is still unsure about things. Also, the other Decepticons learn of this and try many things to keep REV in their fold. The other Autobots aren't as eager to add REV to their ranks, but do attempt to persuade REV that they are willing to be his friend and help him with his decision.

    While the name associations overlap some, I will give the disclaimer that this isn't "me" in Transformers form. Sure, he has elements of myself in there, but every custom I make does :)  That being said, this is still a very personal venture of mine. I hope that doesn't confuse anyone, for such is not my intent.

    I do want to use this character (and all of my customs) to create cool characters though :)  Some of you know that I'm still planning an Alt fanfic (of which I want to illustrate), and REV would be one of the many (read: "not main") characters I want to explore.

    Well, on to the custom itself. I used the same blue paint that I used on my Alternators Allen G custom. The major mod to this piece is the head. I used a SW TF Obi Wan head with some Shockblast antennae glued to the sides. I also did some sanding on some portions to the head just to adjust it more.

    Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy my piece. To date it's my favorite custom I've ever made :) 

    alt mode (with Allen G):

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    attack mode!

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    robot mode:

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    "Allegiance"

    I'm not sure if you guys have noticed my teaser avatar or not, but I've been alluding to this custom for some time now, editing the line that appears near my avatar with REV's thinking about his allegiance. Here is a little mini-comic of sorts further illustrating what transpires:

    REV: "I want to be on the right side of things. Therein lies the power of truth."

    Allen G: "Well, that's one reason I'm friends with the Autobots. The Autobots really try to be heroes by helping those in need."


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    REV: "But . . . I am . . . a Decepticon . . . "

    Allen G: "Decepticon or not, I'll be your friend."

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    REV: "I . . . accept your offer, human."

    Allen G: "Coolness. But, call me 'Allen'."

    REV: "Allen, some of you humans can be insightful at times . . . "

    Allen G: "I'd like to think so . . ."

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    (detail of the head):

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    Enjoy!

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  2. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Dude! You realize this is totally off the hook, right?!? =)

    Bang up job!

    -Gregg
     
  3. Wreckgar

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    YAY! You got it working
     
  4. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    SQ7, man that is so damn cool. I like the name and all that. Truly I think REV is more of a Decepticon with a "heart of gold" sorta speak. And that he's a lost soul, but thanks to Allen G here he's trying to refect of what he is and what his destiny lies. That's all I got. Oh superquad, I was trying to pm ya, but I ran into some problems. So if you got those things cleared up then let me know.
     
  5. autobotx23

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    Man, your stuff is always so clean!!! I like this one a lot, man. The matching figure is very nice!
     
  6. Nemesis Predaking

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    Damn slick SQ7, DAMN SLICK !!!
    So clean, sometimes I can't believe you brush the paint on.
     
  7. anovasinn

    anovasinn THE PAINTS MUST FLOW!!!

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    BRUSH!? i knew it could be done that way but WOW!
     
  8. Lucs

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    Sooo sweet man! I love that mold and that color! If I could pick a dream car to drive it would be exactly what you've done! Great work my friend.
     
  9. REDLINE

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    been waiting for you to show this one off for so long man... enjoy all the kudos! :)  You've already gotten them from me, but I still can't get over how pretty the shade of blue you chose as well as how cool the head looks.
     
  10. Viagra Prime

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    really smooth and slick paint job. Love the head. Great job man!
     
  11. JOHNDILLINGA

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    awesome job..

    What do you use for your backround, I can't find anything as nice atm... some pics I took look bad with the backround i used and i want to redo them over...
     
  12. plowking

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    You know I love this piece bud...the color is sweet, the application is flawless...

    Top shelf work my friend :thumb 

    And yes, SQ7 is one of the "rare" brush painters.....major props just for that man :D 
     
  13. mattarmstrong

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    that is bad A@@ unreal on the paint job and the head rocks
     
  14. frenzyrumble

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    i love it.

    I also second on the background comment. My photos suck balls.
     
  15. Mr Ray

    Mr Ray Well-Known Member

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    i was wondering what paint you used? has a really nice finish.
     
  16. Lobo

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    Kissplay? :lol 

    Nothings can top a beautiful metalic blue paint job!

    Awesome job SQ!
     
  17. TTT

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    Very cool 'ol bean, you NEVER cease to amaze us.
    Great original Alt.(once again !) and an awesome back story to boot !

    :thumb 
     
  18. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome, I'm glad to see you posted pictures of that bad boy!!

    Wonderful paint job.
     
  19. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Dope as f___ man, the head is especially cool. That paintjob looks great, i am VERY impressed that's a brush job! Excellent!
     
  20. Boggs6ft7

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    That paint job is awesome, good work.
     

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