Minor/Repaint: Animated Ricochet - WIP

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  1. Rubicon

    Rubicon Rubi Red

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    Animated Ricochet

    Inspired by artwork by GAUGE001 I knew I had to start on this one. I tried to stay true to the artwork but I think I'm sacrificing a little with the alt mode.

    Do you guys think I should paint the roof and trunk black to match or leave it the way it is?

    Still have a little ways to finish. Need to finish the head and fix up a few chips before I final coat it and add the front label. Hope you like what you see so far.

    Update: 4/27/09

    Painted the head and made a decal for the hood.

    Found some extra pieces from a previously failed project and painted them black to see what it would look like. Still can't decide. Keep it white or paint them black? Opinions needed please.

    Update: 7/17/09

    This guys been sitting on the desk for a while, so I decided to finally finish him. Went with the all black color scheme. Constructed the bo weapon and gave him alternate exhausts which form his fighting sticks. I went with a different emblem because it reminded me of the elite guard symbol. Hope you enjoy and sorry for some bad pics.
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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    This is going to be awesome.
     
  3. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    ^^ I second that!
     
  4. stratonrye

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    I like this. Are you going to paint the silver details gold?
     
  5. Rubicon

    Rubicon Rubi Red

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    The only thing left to paint are the rims. I felt gold was a little too shiny/metal looking for animated so I used a champagne color instead.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    WOW!!!!!!!! Loving the head mods
     
  7. rikkuluverx2

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    yes.

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  8. stratonrye

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    I thought I could see a little tinge of a goldie color. I guess it is just hard to tell from the picture.
     
  9. Rubicon

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    The champagne color is very subtle. It almost looks tan. There is a little gold on his face in the chin area.
     
  10. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Cant believe no-one came up with this earlier. Awesome jobThat head is the balls, dude!
     
  11. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Man this guy looks great. I like how you mimicked the face in the drawing. The head gives off that ninja/samurai warrior vibe. I think you should keep the car black and white since the core autobots have that police force theme going for them
     
  12. Rubicon

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    Did some changes and added some new pics. Still can't decide on final color.
     
  13. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    dude, think you can mod the bo-staff weapon to separate into four pieces that can form the exausts of the Altmode, to replace the jazz-nunchaku? :) 
     
  14. Rubicon

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    I started to make these but wasn't sure if I like them or not. Instead of the bo/staff they form like kali/escrima fighting sticks.
     

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  15. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Too cool!!....love what you've done with the head
     
  16. Satomiblood

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    I'll say it again...this looks :bay 
     
  17. Rubicon

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    Thanks for all the previous comments. Finally got around to finishing this guy. A nice addition to my animated collection I think.
     
  18. autobotx23

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    Nice one. I actually picked up aan animated Jazz from Plowking a year ago with the intention of doing one, but never got around to it. Great work, bro.
     
  19. guard convoy

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    i am going to do something similar to this, just need to get the paint, i got the second jazz ready and everything
     
  20. wasp819

    wasp819 L-I-V-I-N

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    Good job, im glad you finall had time to finnish the guy lol
    Still wished you went with the gold coloul instead of silver
    Look forward to seeing more from you
     

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