Customs: Best Kitbashes of 2008

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  1. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    With '08 being a great year for the Radicons.
    I'd love to know what the best mod of the year was to you all.
    You know, that one mod or bash that made you say,
    "OMG, I never would have thought of that"

    For me it has to be the "Mirage, Jet mod"

    Autobotx23
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/darkcave-customs-commissionsteam-saber-167102/

    Rumble02
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/heavy-mods-5/wingclip-166907/

    Crosscharge
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/autobot-clones-167039/

    Followed by Satomiblood's Sideswipe upgrade kit
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/heavy-mods-5/my-universe-sideswipe-upgrade-kit-complete-167304/
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Everybody here comes up with some awesome stuff, so it's really hard to list one or two! Here are the one's that jump into my mind:

    RRavage=====Adding the missing front wheels to Dragstrip! We all thought it, he did it!

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/repaints-and-minor-mods-4/classics-drag-strip-167229/

    Smog=====Using Armada Prime (I believe) for the base figure for his custom Onslaught, pure genius!! I still can't believe how perfect it looks!

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-cus...p-projects-i--onslaught-and-blitzwing-166745/

    Shinobitron=====Activators Gnaw! 'Nuff said!

    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/heavy-mods-5/activators-sharkticon-gnaw-166771/


    Y'know, the bar has been raised so high by the Radicons community that it's easy to overlook the awesome stuff done by everyone when there are some real jawdroppers out there! So I say keep on bashin' Radicons!




    2009: Year of the Radicon!
     
  3. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    My favorite mod / bash of the year??.......
    MINE!!!! because it was my first one!

    No, but seriously....

    I pretty much agree with Rumble02- Frenzy/rumble's defensor blew me away (like I said in a different post- my jaw is still bruised from when it hit the floor.... thanks F/R- I'll forward you my hospital bill! lol)
    And Spurt reynolds's animated seekers, especially the ones with the wing mods.

    Other than that, I'd have to add griffith76's H.O.S. prime (if that even counts in this category) I saw that and now I have TWO bruises on my jaw! (Surgeon General's warning: viewing Radicons customs can be hazardous to your health)
     
  5. Satomiblood

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    I thoroughly enjoyed Sculpt-Bot's take on Afterburner and Nosecone.
     
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    there are so many, one of the most memorable would be Ptitvite's idea of using Unicron's crotch for gestalts. It's so widely used now, it was a pioneering moment for kitbashing.

    another that sticks out in my mind was AX23's ability to make countless unique characters using the same mold.
    I can't even seem to find it on ebay anymore, I think he bought them all ;) 

    Lastly, I'd have to throw out the idea of mistransforming TFU sunstreaker/sideswipe and adding only minor mods in order to create 75% of G1 characters ;O
     
  7. Maximus_Prime

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    I loved looking at all of the customs this year but Spurt Reynolds seekers were just plain awesome. Great vibrant colors and amazing mods (big and small) to the figures.

    Also I always like Rumble02's unique characters he comes up with, all very creative and original.
     
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    MacrossFA19 That son of a bitch!!!

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    My favorites for 2008 are

    Everything turboedguy has done! You've all seen his take on what G1 with added articulation would look like. Heck I own one of the G1 Jazz's he made
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/browsecategory.php?do=searchresults&searchid=13817

    Also Big Hank's legends with added articulation, which I own a Hound and Jazz. Thay are all so good
    http://www.tfw2005.com/radicons-customs/browsecategory.php?do=searchresults&searchid=13815

    Not sure if you noticed but I love articulation, especially on small bots
     
  10. plowking

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    In no particular order:

    Mirage as a seeker mod by Big Hank, Autobotx23, Rumble02 and Crosscharge.

    Ani Lockdown as Ani Dinobot by Nemesis Predaking

    Articulated G1 Hound by Turboedguy

    Prime Directive by Autobotx23

    Hulk Tank tf as WW Shockwave by Tonyzcustoms

    Ani Grimmy as BW Ani Megs by Nemesis Predaking

    Universe Sideswipe Upgrade kit by Satomiblood

    Defensor by Frenzy_Rumble

    Animated Seekers by Spurt Reynolds

    Alt Predacons by TheTransTorture

    Ani Lockdown as Ani Batman by Shinobitron and the (H)i(GH)con

    Ani Oilslick as Ani Skeletor/Skeletron by AlphaMagnus

    Alternator Nemesis Prime by Encline

    Animated Cryotek by Rumble02

    MP Jetfire by UNMC2001

    Ani Bumblebee Factory by Crosscharge

    Movie Wheeljack by Anovasinn

    Classics Rodimus Prime by AlphaMagnus

    Alt Sludge, Swoop, and Alt Seekers by Jarrod

    Activators Sharticon by Shinobitron

    There many, MANY more, but this is all I could think of off the top of my head.

    Its been a pleasure looking at all you guy's work, and I am looking forward to seeing the Radicons bring out in 2009.
     
  11. big hank

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    If there has to be a particular odor, I vote vanilla!:D 


    ^This is why this is sucha tough thread! As soon as you read some posts, you are reminded of all the AWESOMENESS!!!!!!:bowdown: 

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  12. plowking

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    :lol .....I fixed it!!

    And for the record, I prefer chocolate!!
     
  13. hXcpunk23

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    Devastator by Ptitvite - the mods he used have inspired numerous other kitbashers and customs.

    MP Bruticus by Wikkid - the mods done to that were INSANE.

    Classics Blitzwing by ALPHAMAGNUS -

    Prime Directive by AX23 - who woulda thought one figure could be so damn cool?

    Legends Class articulation by big hank - these mods livened up the mini-bricks and made them awesome.

    G1 articulation by turboedguy - these mods livened up the bricks we've all known and loved and continued on something I've enjoyed since seeing my pal Devastator articulate his G1 stuff.

    Defensor by MoeSizzlac & F_R - these respective 'bashes featured mods that are great. The individual bots' mods are the keys here and they don't disappoint.

    MP Seekers by Wheel Jack - need I say more?
     
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    Yes, I would have to add these to my list also.
     
  15. ErechOveraker

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    Too many to choose from, too much awesome. TOO. MUCH.
     
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    Samm4c's G1 Styled Jazz really wowed me. His Wheeljack is nice too
     
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    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Although, turboedguy's articulation of the G1 stuff has maybe inspired me the most this year. Amazing work, especially in how seamless and simplistic the mods seems, but how clearly much work went into them to appear that way.

    HE'S UNBRICKED THEM!!!
     
  18. autobotx23

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    MN, cool to be on the list :thumb 

    There were a ton of great bashes last year, but the ones that come to mind are:

    Redline's Omega Supreme :bowdown: 

    Plowkings Animated Ghost Rider

    Nemy's Animated Beast Wars Megatron (Yessss!!!!!)

    F_R's WWI Grimock. The weapon fire effects were dope...and real rust? Whoa!

    Shinobtron's Animated Batman from Ani Prowl and Ghost in the Shell Batou

    Rumble02's character that had a ton on different parts...Im sorry byt the name escapes me. It was sooo dope. I know it had parts of Cybertron Ransak, though.

    Satomiblood's Overdrive and Animated Hot Rod

    Superquad7's Alternator Midnite :thumb 

    Dyingwill3rd's Custom Roller (Great use of extra stuff!!) and his Desert Rescue Ratchet

    Teinme Art's Zade (bout damn time!) ad Moonstreaker's namesake (Woot!)

    Thyvpeiria's Devastator (love the darker colors)

    Big Hanks Cloudraker (FINISH HIM! :lol )

    Terrorcon King's ongoing Brustius (Brusticus devastate....Devastator!)

    Crefigz Ani G1 Starscream (Post it HERE!)

    TonyzCustomz WWI Shockwave (you made me start one!)

    Wikkid's Bruticus

    Jared's Alt Ramjet (sooooooooo dope!)

    SMOG's Classic Jazz

    Plus, there are at least 20 more I can think of. Sorry if I missed anyone, me am sleepy! :lol 
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    I wish I made that, but I didn't. And Overdrive was never finished. In fact, I restarted the project. But with some of my latest material, I might have the confidence to finalize it.
     
  20. autobotx23

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    Hmmm...so I have to dig up who made that sweet animated Hot Rod. It was pretty sweet,.

    Your Classics Overdrive (unfinished or not) had a buttload of cool mods made to it. It was cool watching what you cam up with that would make your Overdrive truly yours. :thumb 
     

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