Minor/Repaint: Autobot Clones

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by crosscharge, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. crosscharge

    crosscharge Classics tinkerer

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    I usually do not post customs that Ive ripped off an idea from. But when I saw AutobotX23's Cloudsaber I knew I wanted to do Cloudraker and Fastlane. So heres my version of his Mirage bash. I wanted to keep them looking as much the same as possible so I used his spoiler as his rudder. To fill in the gap from the curve I used weapons to fill the space (TFTM Brawl upper cannons). I did want to make his wings removeable (as I know I could for Fastlanes wheels) but I only had 1 magnet small enough to work in the tight areas and not make it look werid. I guess I could have done some sort of peg and hole system, but I gave up on it and glued it.

    Big words of thanks to AutobotX23 and Big Hank for their amazing ideas and even more amazing excecution of them. You guys are truly inspiring.

    This is also my first attempt and taking better than just point and click pictures on my workspace. I tried doing some small tweaking to them as well, some came out nice, some ehh.

    Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy, comments and crits always appreciated.
     

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  2. maximus_primal

    maximus_primal Autobot

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    I LOVE IT! NICE JOB!!!
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    Very nice, just like R02 you have taken a cool idea (with much props) & put your own spin on it.
    I like the subtle differences between your version and ABX23's
     
  4. Boanerge

    Boanerge Professional Lurker

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    Awesome job! really works. I like the silver panel lining on the wings very interesting effect.
     
  5. CryoPrime

    CryoPrime Cody A.

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    Really nice, since the fins/spoiler don't have to connect anymore are you going to sand down the little pegs on the inside?
     
  6. Xhairs

    Xhairs Well-Known Member

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    man they rock i want them . just awsome man.
     
  7. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    very cool.
     
  8. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Looks Great!! I'm glad my idea has spawned some awesome kitbashes!:thumbs2:  I' hope my clones turn out just as good when complete, I'm having thruster trouble at the moment!!:( 
     
  9. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

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    bad ass man those are awesome I love it great vision
     
  10. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

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    Really nice execution. Your customs just keep getting better and better.
     
  11. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Most definitely a winner
     
  12. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Great JOB! :D 
    gezz big hank, ax23, R02 really hit it off to bring out all of these customs, i like how yu made he clones those guys needed to see some daylight lol
    I would really like to make my own Decepticon(Im a Decepticon FREEK!) Clones, on day.
     
  13. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Fantastic job. I wish i had thought of that but i dont think my wife woulda let me buy another of that same mold. Those are very nicely done. send me a pm on that paint i love that deep color red and i must know what it is. You blew my version completely out of the water! im humbled greatly. Again Fantastic job
     
  14. _Flashback_

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    VERY nice, I've liked the Autobot Clones since I saw them, these are a nice update. It always impresses me how easily Mirage is modified into a jet/Cybertron mode vehicle once the wheels are removed.
     
  15. Massdestruction

    Massdestruction Instrument of Destruction

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    Very good. The clones are a very hard bash due to the fact that their robot modes need to be almost identical while the vehicle modes need to be so different. I'm in the process of making my own autobot clones out of Cybertron Brakedown, so I know how difficult this is to accomplish.
     
  16. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Man, two great customs from Mirage! This is a great paint job, man. I would address the cockpict/window, to give it a lil more color, but your modding and bash work is flawless. :thumb 
     
  17. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Word. I wanna make the D-con clones too. Wonder if Battle Ravage would work out I few extra of that mold.

    Great work though on these guys. I might actually give a try at this, especially if they release a red version of Mirage cuz at the moment I only have on extra of the mold. Kudos! :thumb 
     
  18. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    You can't think of it that way. Otherwise we wouldn't be getting various interpretations of the same character. If we all went by that logic, what would be the point to customizing? You should feel free to make a custom even if it's been done before. Each project is one of a kind. And yes, this includes the millions of Devastators that have been posted on Radicons since Ptitvite.
     
  19. Jukebox Prime

    Jukebox Prime Musi-Con

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    Yeah, AutobotX23 is a friggin' genius! Mirage makes a kickass plane!
    Crosscharge, these look great! Always a big fan of seeing G1 characters look updated and awesome!
     
  20. crosscharge

    crosscharge Classics tinkerer

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    Thanks for all the comments guys! These were a blast to make and Im glad you all like them and have helped me to make them better!


    I had saved those to last to paint as I knew I would lose them, and I always get excited at the end and rush to get it done. I didnt even think about doing that tell you said it, and yep it does look great. Thanks man!

    Your Ideas are badass, very inspiring! I thought long and hard about the thrusters and ultimetly decided that the exhaust looked *enough* like some sort of propulsion to keep them looking the same, But I bet you have something up your sleeve.

    I totally spaced on your Wingclip, a big word of thanks to you for helping move this project along, and I defintly wouldnt say blown out of the water. The red is a Krylon Fusion satin burgandy. I wanted to put a wash over it but I totally failed at that. So I added some testors dark red rouge really thinned out in a couple areas. Thanks again!

    So many people to thank for the help and inspiration and you are certainly not the least! As for the cockpits, I havent really worked with spraying that much and I didnt mask the back of the cockpit. It doesnt super bother right now, but in a little while I might try to remove that paint or do something over it.

    Im not sure about that, but looking at Whiskytangos terrorcons, I think the classics seeker mold could be used to loosly mimic the Decepticon clones, maybe >.>

    Thanks again to everyone. I still cant belive how much I like this mold. I passed on it the first time around because I thought it looked a little silly. I bought fracture because I really liked a bash where he was turned into Scrouge. Then I opened him up and he was kick ass! so I bought another to have the mold left alone. You guys ruined that plan. I need to find a couple more, 1 to have it left alone, and another for another project I have in mind. For more on that go to the requests and help me with some ideas for that.
     

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