Minor/Repaint: Animated Ironhide Updates (July 3 2008) Head nearing compleation.

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  1. iconscons

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    This is just my opinion, but I think that a Hasbro ironhide repaint of that mold is a very very safe bet. Of course, the deluxes are only like 10 bucks, so it's no big loss if you want to develop your skills.

    You might want to just dremmel off the crest. Perhaps a little styrene could form the ironhide mohawk.
     
  2. SMOG

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    Normally, you could search through some other spare TF heads looking for a good Ironhide match... though in this case, with an Animated figure, you may have trouble finding something that will match the show's style.

    I would say that you could probably do some cutting on the existing Ratchet head (it's sort of large) to get a decent Ironhide shape. I'd sand down the jaw quite a bit to get rid of the bumpy, wrinkly scowl Ratchet has (TFA Ironhide is younger than Ratchet after all). Maybe after that you could cut a section out of the head, and insert something that would recall Ironhide's central crest.

    zmog
     
  3. autobotx23

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    I figured that the Animated Ironhide may have a different mold, but who know. But yeah, one of the first things I thought of when I saw Ratchet was "repaint time!"
     
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    i would sujest energon inferno, if it matches the joint. i'll check it out for you since i think i have one.

    but i think that figures face looks almost animated it might work.
     
  5. shroobmaster

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    Yeah Energon Inferno's head looks really Ironhide-ish, all you gotta do is remove his horns, paint with Animated Ironhide colors and MAAAAYBE edit his mouth into some kind of smirk + butt chin.
     
  6. Red Alert

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    i started on one today:D 
     
  7. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    it would be a good *old* ironhide in the show he's not as old or fat as Ratchet
     
  8. doomtron

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    you know if you wanted to make it a classics one a modded universe prowl or a cybertron hotshot head would make for a easy ironhide head
     
  9. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Not sure on that one but who knows, maybe...
     
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    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    As you can see still need help on the head. Lower legs are the only item almost done.
     
  11. Obvious Prime

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    Or Classics Astrotrain. His head is almost spot-on.
     
  12. Paul Prime

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    Not bad at all, I want to see the head now. Which one will you use?
     
  13. wwoptimusprime

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    still at a lost on the head issue. Hope to resolve this issue soon.
     
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    either way its looking good thus far.
     
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    that is a nice head but it is small and the balljoint is a different size.
     
  16. Rhinox555

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    Not really animated-y enough. The best one would definately be Energon Inferno,just shave his blaster ears,paint it and cut a split in the chin.
    Astrotrain's head looks alot like Perceptor's to me.
     
  17. plowking

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    Looking good so far....Why not just rework Ratchets head?....find a screen cap of Ironhide, and use that as a guide...shouldn't be too hard.
     
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    right on that would be perfect
     
  19. Red Alert

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    I took ratchets head filed off his horns,shaved down his cheeks and increased the mohawk.It works but remolding may be the way to go.
     
  20. Rhinox555

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    Anyway,this is looking very awesome already. At first i was like "Why change the roof,it's already Ironhide Colored". But i'm liking it very much now.
    Are you going to do a yellow line on the side to raise the G1 Homage even higher?
    I would also suggest shaving the lightbar off,Ironhide never cared for injuries that much.
     

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