Heavy/Scratch: Arise Rodimus Prime

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  1. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    So this is my first attempt at head sculpting. I've found a perfect figure to customize into Rodimus Prime, but the head was all wrong so I made my own. Included here initially are just pics of the head (which still needs some cleaning up), but as I make progress on the body, I'll post those too.
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think you've done an EXCELLENT job on this head sculpt! My only suggestion would be to change the "lips". Aside from that, it's full of win :thumb 
     
  3. catch22

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    That's very well done. I think if you lost the nostrils and lips it would be a big improvement, though
     
  4. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    Yeah the lips are too big. The mouth would be better as a line. look at how the alts do it.
     
  5. Kouri

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    The only extent of my face sculpting is turning Prime into RiD Magnus, but the mouth area on these guys is pretty straight forward. Smooth out the entire lower face, and cut a line for the mouth. Frown, smile, etc - your choice. Afterward, remove some area from slightly below the mouthline down to the chin. This will help to define the chin and lower lip.

    Oddly enough, the same goes for guys in drawings - male characters are usually drawn with only one lip. XP
     
  6. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    I'm not sure what to do with the mouth... Most TF's have some kind of slit there, but it took awhile to get those lips just right and I'm not sure if I can go back and do something in that area. I didn't really "mean" for there to be nostrils, they're kind of a byproduct of making the nose as 3D as possible.

    Give me some suggestions if you can. I appreciate the compliments and the constructive criticism.
     
  7. catch22

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    If you could sand down the lips and nostrils a bit and shoot for something like this:
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  8. Ramrider

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    What Catch said - that looks absolutely spot on. Even so, fantastic work on what you already have!
     
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    I know the lips are a little big, but I like it. makes him look like a brother. :thumb 
     
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    I think your doing great for sculpt but I agree about the lips
     
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    Nice job as a first attempt, but i agree that the lips are a bit too..."lucious" :p 

    What toy are you turning into rodimus?
     
  12. Automaster

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    It's a secret...at least until I get a little further along. Here's a hint, it's from another universe, but it fits surprisingly well, alt mode and robot mode.
     
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    So I agree with everybody else on the lips, but I must say as far as the rest goes this looks fantastic! More true to the movie than anything else I've ever seen. Great job!
     
  14. Automaster

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    Up now is a sneak peak revealing the body I'm using. Plus I've sanded down the lips but you may not be able to see in this new picture.
     
  15. Ramrider

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    I'm not sure I recognise it - is it from a SWTF fig?
     
  16. Automaster

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    Yep. *guess which one*
     
  17. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Does this head fit the Alt line? If so, I might like to purchase one from you for Alt Hot Rod (I never understood why they gave him such a lousy head when Jazz, Prowl, etc, had heads so close to their G1 look).
     

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