Minor/Repaint: Animated Wasp Activator

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  1. firehawc_69

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    This is my first venture into Radicons territory, but so far I think it's going well. I'm taking an Activators Bumblebee and turning him into Wasp. So far I've shaved his horns and crest down, whittled his chin down to a point, and sculpted his jaw with putty. I still have to do his new crest and shape the inside of his chest to allow transformation room for his new chin.

    Other than that, it'll be mixing the proper shade of blue-green and painting with details.

    Attached is my progress next to the original.

    I finished the new crest. Man, it really looks like a wasp.

    Mixed the primary color, I used Blue, Green, and White till it came out as desired.

    Finished! I'm actually pretty proud of myself. The only thing is, I used enamels, so they went on really thick. Any moving parts scrape the paint off, so I'm thinking he'll stay in bot mode.

    I think the blue is a bit light, he looks like he's impersonating Wolverine :p 
     

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  2. landbasered

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    good job so far!

    most of the others I've seen just slap on any shape, but you've really got the right shape
     
  3. firehawc_69

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    Thanks! Yeah, that was important to me. I've been staring at this screen cap to get the shape as perfect as possible.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's crazy, I just got a BB to turn into Wasp. Hope it turns out great. Looks good so far.
     
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    you should totally sculpt the mouth in too.
     
  6. iDarkDesign

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    any possibilities of getting a cast? I can't sculpt to save my life!


    iDD
     
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    Welcome to the fold :) 

    This is looking great so far! Keep at it! :) 
     
  8. firehawc_69

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    Thanks! Good luck with yours too.

    It still has BB's smirk on it, so I doubt I'll do that. If I decide it needs more character, I could paint it on after.

    All signs point to no. That'd be neat to do, but I have no idea how. And this is just Testor's contour putty so I don't know if it would survive the process.

    Thanks!


    I finished the new crest and updated with pics.
     
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    hmm too bad. Casting is pretty simple actually. I'll have to try sculpting one myself!


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    looking good
     
  11. landbasered

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    this may sound stupid, but did you make sure it fits when you transform him?
     
  12. firehawc_69

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    Thanks!

    That's not stupid at all, that's the first problem I noticed when I started adding putty. I had to cut in to his chest cavity so it would clear the new chin. I made sure the crest has the same profile as the horns did.
     

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    Sweet! :D  A HasTak Activator Wasp would have been awesome (Cliffy got a new head so... :wink: ) so you've definitely caught my attention. Nice work Mate! :thumb 
     
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    Looking good so far !!!! :) 
     
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    Thanks!

    I think I got the color spot on.
     

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    Dude that green rocks.:dj 
     
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    Thanks, yeah, I'm really happy with the way it's turned out so far. I think it's great for someone who's color-blind :p 

    Speaking of which, can someone please tell me what color his lining is? I'm talking about the color under his Autobot symbol and neck.

    [​IMG]
     
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    To me it looks like its a dark blue and blackish color... But im very sleepy now so who knows ^_^.
     
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    Thanks, and finished!

    Photos updated on my first post.
     
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    Looks great.
     

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