Minor/Repaint: Battle Roller, SVT-style!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by BrokenSVT, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    He's finished. Movieverse Roller, in my mind, isn't a mindless drone made to scout ahead and warn of trouble. Instead he's a calm and collected rolling arsenal who finds that trouble and dispatches it, often before the cavalry arrives.

    This is my first officially-completed kitbash. There are several others sitting on my desk in various stages of completion. I hope you guys like him, and feedback is both encouraged and appreciated.

    [​IMG]

    "My work here is done."
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  2. katch26

    katch26 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Posts:
    1,467
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    looks awesome!, is he made in like a MP scale?
     
  3. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,239
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +26
    yah man, thats really nice, but the vehicle isnt completly transformed.

    but very clear, very perfect
     
  4. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks! He's actually made from Movie Wreckage, so is deluxe in size. He fits in nicely with Voyager Prime from the '07 Movie.

    Thanks for the kind words. If you mean the small gaps in the body panels, I was being wary of the fairly-fresh clearcoat :) 
     
  5. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Posts:
    3,021
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Very nice, man! I really like the shade of blue you used and the head is awesome. I also like the decals you added (did you print the ones that F_R emailed you and do them yourself? or did you go with something else?)

    For a first "officially-completed" kitbash, you did a great job, bro.
     
  6. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks a bunch!

    The blue is Testors Model Masters "Blue Angel Blue." I saw it in the store and knew it was the right shade for Roller.

    The decals are based off of the basic Autobot and Decepticon templates that Mike sent to me, sized and colored to suit. I actually had larger 'Bot symbols made for Roller's flanks and flubbed them at the last moment, so I went with the backup plan.

    It's hard to see in the fourth photo above, but those are 'Con symbols with lightning bolts through them, to signify the 'Cons that Roller has slagged in combat. I'll try to get a clearer shot later.
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    10,204
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +25
    That is very cool
     
  8. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    I love this mold, a fine job you'v done sir. :thumb 

    Ilike the new weapon and its place in altmode is very menacing.

    some more robot mode pics would be stellar
     
  9. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    More pictures in the first post. After much consideration, all this guy needs to please me are some Gundam-style hands.
     
  10. dsn1014

    dsn1014 41:75:74:6f:62:6f:74

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Posts:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +1
    This is great work man. The head looks fitting. I am however getting a strong Crossovers Cobra Trooper vibe off him too, which adds alot of awesome.
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Posts:
    11,795
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    He looks very good.
     
  12. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks for the kind words folks. I look forward to you late-nighters' comments/suggestions. If Ptitvite is out there, I look forward to those comparison shots of the casted hands, this guy may need a pair :) 
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,598
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    I think this is a great idea for a movie Roller! You did an excellent job as well :thumb 
     
  14. KowBot

    KowBot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Posts:
    907
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +2
    Love the use of movie wreckage with Universe Dropshot/Overload's rifle. Looks absolutely fantastic.
     
  15. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Thanks again for the kind words.

    An old saying goes "Frustration is the beginning of creativity"; this was one of those times. I was sitting on the floor getting bored with the sheer amount of engineering going into a couple of other customs when I looked at my bookshelf and inspiration struck.

    I suppose the next logical step is some detail work on Voyager Movie Prime, then perhaps a trailer for him.
     
  16. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Posts:
    2,703
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    looks great! though it looks more like an earthmode soundwave if you tweak the paint apps a bit. :) 
     
  17. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Hah, I suppose he could be ol' Soundwave with tweaking. Don't give me any more ideas, I can't have more robots lying in pieces on my desk or the wife will kill me ^^.
     
  18. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Posts:
    5,190
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Clarksburg, MD
    Likes:
    +6
    I just got this mold courtesy of a good friend, and I like where you've gone with this. Really nice detail and color.
     
  19. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Posts:
    2,703
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    when you do what you do best, it can't be all that bad. :thumb 
     
  20. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    Yessir, it's a favorite of mine for sure. The only thing it really lacks is a bit of shoulder articulation due to the armor there. I'll definitely be replacing this one with a stock one, and picking up the ROTF repaint.
     

Share This Page