Minor/Repaint: Animated Hotrod Finished!!! Thanks for all the feedback!!

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  1. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Hey all! Here it is! In all his animated glory! As you can see I went with spoiler#2 because it made a better blade (I still may turn it into a crossbow). The handle that he holds and the rod that holds in in place during alt form was made from Ani-Jazzs' chucks, cut in half, screwed together and drilled thru the spoiler. Getting his hood to become his wings was a total FEAT, but as you can see it worked out! The engine is styrene (modeled after Lockdowns) and the stacks on either side were Ani-Jazzs' side view mirrors cut at angles. Theyre doing double duty as fastening the pins going thru the hood, allowing it to transform. I am pretty happy with it and I want to thank everybody for thier enthusiastic feedback while it was in progress. It was what inspired me to finish despite dealing with a bout of pneumonia. Thanks, guys! Enjoy!
     

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  2. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Awesome! Better than mine, if I say so myself, cause it looks so G1. Gonna paint the lights? :rock 
     
  3. ad0nis01

    ad0nis01 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! it turned out better than I expected.
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    yes very nice indeed and I nkow AX23 asked this but are you gonna paint the lights?
     
  5. autobot5599

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    Dude hope you don't mind but I was wondering if snatch just a few idea for my first custom?:wink: 
     
  6. micheal150

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    COOL!:bowdown: 
     
  7. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    WOW! that really turned out well! i like the Engine on the hood n how the hood becomes his spoiler ike G1 toy, but its also pretty wicked how his Vehical mode spoiler becomes a weapon, GREAT JOB!
     
  8. spoonman

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    I would like to do something to the lights but Im not sure yet. Have a few ideas. I did have them white but it didnt quite look right.
     
  9. Methusalen

    Methusalen Not good enough for G1!

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    Bravo! I'm glad my little idea worked out regarding the "hood > Wings", happy to see you figured out a way to make it work!

    I agree the headlights look a little 'off', but this thing ROCKS all the way around! Kudos to you!
     
  10. Terrorcon_King

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    why not put it orange? or try to make a flame effect on it :D 
     
  11. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Just went with the simplified look of animated. Kept looking at the other animated figs and they really arent too busy. Seemed like the right direction to go.
     
  12. Ramrider

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    Absolutely fantastic! Modding the bonnet to become the robot-mode spoiler piece was a masterstroke, as was using the vehicle-mode spoiler to become a bat'leth! Out of curiosity, can you attach the spoiler to his back when he's not using it?

    I love that you've scribed some panel lines into the spoiler, too. Little details like that really make a difference.

    For the headlights, I'd probably go with either silver (which makes them nicely reflective, and under certain lighting conditions you could probably make it look like they're switched on), or pale yellow (just off white).
    Or if you really wanted to go the hog, you could even use glow-in-the dark paint, like I did for my Roller!
     
  13. Spurt Reynolds

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    Looks great,the spoiler hand weapon is a great touch.
    I like TK's idea of having flames coming off the headlights.
     
  14. starshooter8

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    thats a awesome. he looks great the colors the custom work very cool
     
  15. johaneggink

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    GREAT! We are still waiting for JAZZ in the Netherlands, but I already preordered 2.
     
  16. timshinn73

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    Very nice work! Looks great!
     
  17. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Very cool work. Loving the mod to the hood...pretty genious there :thumb 
     
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    Excellence. I LOVE the painting, and it looks so G1 :) 
     
  19. Sentinel Pax

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    This looks great. Love the head and hood mods.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    nice!
     

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