Minor/Repaint: Artfire

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  1. xaviercal

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    Hi everyone. I have another WIP I wanted to share with everyone:
    Artfire is a retool of G1 Inferno. He came with his Targetmaster partner Nightstick. This a commission job for one of Radicon member destrongerlupus. Currently I have added new rubber wheel that come from an Alternator Hound. I added his Targetmaster weapon. I will need to a final re coat of paint/ and still working on his head and additional little things I need to get such as the ladder I feel he about 50% complete. Let me know what guys think so far…Thanks for stopping by and viewing.

    there reference photo of G1 toy and artist's drawing

    08.24.09 NO longer a WIP I had allot fun doing this guy. Making sure that to give him all the right pieces (such as his new Hand, Rubber tires, ladder) and His targetmaster Partner. I will sadly miss him but I know it going too great home. thank you Destrongerlupus for a great opportunity
     

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  2. yourreflection

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    That looks awesome, especially with the new tires. The only thing I never liked about this mold was the claw hands. Ever think about replacing those with some alt hands?
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Sweet! I love WIP threads, and thanks for the head's up!

    The rubber tires are a great touch! Totally above-and-beyond, and I really appreciate it!

    And as the commissioner of the piece let me just say that I commissioned Artfire based on the Ratchet mold because:

    A- I REALLY liked Xaviercal's Inferno based on the same figure, and wanted something similar

    B- Like giving repaint-characters their own molds when and where it makes sense.

    I'll be very excited to see this one finished (And more so, the next one ;) )

    D/L
     
  4. catch22

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    This looks great. I love this mold, it has so much potential for kitbashing.

    He could actually use the same Alt he took the tires from (Hound). They require no modding to put onto TFTM Ratchet.
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool! All transformers must have rubber tires.
     
  6. lotussouljah

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    Wow, Artfire! What an obscure character! lol great to see a toy out of him, from who else?! xaviercal! This is looking really good, buddy!

    DAMMIT D/L, you again?! lol I've been asking commissions and everywhere I go, it seems you've been there already! At least this time, I got to work with xcal before you! That said, feel safe in that his work is pretty damn good, you're going to love working with him. Hell, I'm already liking this Artfire already!!

    YES I agree, his Inferno really kicked ass.
     
  7. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Actually, if those hands (or others) are still available, I would really prefer "real" hands, though Ratchet's claws aren't awful....

    I'm a J-TF Whore, what can I say?

    And yes, I've gone a bit nutty on the commissions over the last few months, and sadly while I've slowed down, I'm nowhere near done.

    This is my new hobby ;) 

    D/L
     
  8. lotussouljah

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    LOL I love customs as well, I did go crazy the few months, I'm slowing down as we speak. Need to save up for some more commissions! Awesome, we're both trekking the same path. I look forward to see what you have to challenge these Radicons, Artfire is a great idea. Good luck!!
     
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    wow nice work dude
     
  10. xaviercal

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    I do agree I never did like the claws (since it being pointed out I think best thing was to give him some new hands).... photos coming soon.
     
  11. yourreflection

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    This dude looks awesome. I really like how the alt hands look on this mold.
     
  12. Superquad7

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    I really enjoy this custom! :thumb 
     
  13. destrongerlupus

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    How'd I miss it when you posted!!?!?!?!?

    Anyway, I love how this turned out, the hands look great, and I can't get over how cool Stepper (Always wondered why Takara flipped the names...) looks mounted on the end of the ladder! A Very nice improvement over the original!

    And now as a unique-mold he'll not look like a White-Inferno, I might even have to pose 'em together!

    Thanks so much! Can't wait to see what you come up with for our next project!
     
  14. destrongerlupus

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    Just wanted to update and say that I've now got this fellow in hand, and it's just as lovely in person!

    Thanks to Xaviercal for his hard work, and I'm thrilled to see him getting started on the next project!

    D/L
     
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    Amazing!
     

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