Minor/Repaint: Animated Sludge: By far the most ambitious project I’ve done to date.

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  1. Bumblebee2008

    Bumblebee2008 Well-Known Member

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    Sludge is by far the most ambitious project I’ve done to date. All my previous work has been simple repaints and this was the first one that I’ve actually made significant changes to both Alt and Robot modes.

    I had sort of shelved the idea but recently seeing the awesome work from Spurt Reynolds inspired me to finish him.

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    The neck and chest pieces were made using the tentacles from a Spiderman 2 Movie Doc Ock figure. The Dino head was my first attempt at sculpting, it isn’t perfect but I am still happy how it came out. I also did a minor alteration to the robot head (mostly cutting off the horns).

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    All the additional parts are attached using rare earth magnets.

    I tried to keep the colour scheme as close to the original G1 design as possible.

    This has taken me nearly 3 months to complete but I’m really happy with the outcome.

    Any comments either positive or negative welcome.

    P.S: I want to say a big thank you to Spurt Reynolds for inspiring me to finish this project.

    Also here is a group shot of all my Animated Dinobots

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  2. bongzoe

    bongzoe Banned

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    great custom but it looks familiar.
     
  3. Bumblebee2008

    Bumblebee2008 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, it does have a lot of similarities to Spurt Reynolds' Sludge, I tried to make as may differences as I could but there was only so much I could change without it moving too far away from the g1 look I wanted!
     
  4. Bruticus82

    Bruticus82 Well-Known Member

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    Some might say the neck is too long, but I like it, it's more "dinosaur accurate" if there is such a thing. Does it just detach for robot mode? Or is it in the back somewhere?
     
  5. Bumblebee2008

    Bumblebee2008 Well-Known Member

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    It's attached with magnets so it detaches from the robot mode. I made 3 different necks of different sizes and chose this one because I felt it looked right!
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Great work! Between you and Spurt Reynolds, I need to get my a$$ in gear with my Snarl!
     
  7. SCPrime

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    Nice work. It's a bit of a bummer the neck needs to detach in bot mode though.
     
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    Awesome work dude!
    I agree it's a shame the neck needs to detach for transformation, but the use of a Doc Ock tentacle for the neck more than makes up for it. It's really a brilliant idea and blends great with the animated look.
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    very coool
     
  10. dsn1014

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    wow, they look really nice as a group, did you enjoy the modding/ find it a challenge?
     
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    awsome! they look bad ass! are you going to make the fifth dinobot?
     
  12. Spurt Reynolds

    Spurt Reynolds Puppet Show Justice!!

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    Thanks for the mention:thumbs2: 
    Sludge looks great,i particualy like what you did with the robot modes chest.
    Removing Ani Snarls Head leaves some pretty bad gaps & you've coverd them very well.
    Snarl next?


    Yes you do:lol  I'm still waiting for Scorponok.
     
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    Man Bumblebee, you have really kicked arse with this one. You have really put a lot of work into this and it shows.

    I'm not a big fan of how the neck looks, but you used what you had and did a great job. Be very proud, man. Damn good work. :thumb 
     
  14. Bumblebee2008

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  15. Bumblebee2008

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    I definately enjoyed the modding, it is something I want to do a lot more of!!
     
  16. Bumblebee2008

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    Thanks, I am really proud of how it cam out, I definately want to try more modifications in the future!!
     
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    Looks awesome and is definitely a different take on sludge! Id like to see someone attempt making an animted sludge using the power rangers titanus or titanos head
     
  18. Bumblebee2008

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    Take a look at the Sludge Spurt Reynolds did! His used the Titanus head and neck and it is Awesome!!!!
     
  19. Maximus_Prime

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    it actually is not from Titanus but from a DinoThunder zord instead, to be technical :p 

    Great work on this though!
     
  20. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Great work man. This guy looks really cool. I'd say mod the robot head a bit more though to give him different horns rather than just taking them away completely
     

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