Minor/Repaint: Binal Tech Firewall

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hey gang, thanks to all of you who've been following my work with these Metals Transform guys here recently! I've got some surprise shots at the end of the thread, so I hope you guys will stick with me for just a little further (i.e., just let all of the images load)! I did want to save my most extensive work for last, so here we go:

    This guy is sort of my crown jewel in my approach to these MT customs by trying to make the generic unique. I REALLY enjoy this toys alt mode color scheme and I wanted my custom to reflect that as well.

    Special thanks goes out to REDLINE for the inspiration for the name, "FIREWALL." After I committed to the name, I started developing a persona for this guy. Binal Tech Firewall is, oddly enough, my computer specialist second only to Shockblast. He gets his name from being good at what he does. If you have any doubts in his abilities, just ask him: he's as arrogant as he is skilled. You can pose your inquiry should you be lucky enough to get near him and live. He's as ruthless as he is cunning. A skilled marksman, Firewall will absolutely do anything achieve his goals (which are sometimes questioned even by his fellow Decepticons, as he is very selective with what he shares with his "comrades"). One of the Autobots' deadliest foes, it is often is overconfidence in himself and his abilities that is his downfall.

    As you can see, all of the work with this guy here is with the head I made for him. I created a guide to illustrate what I did to create him:

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    The head is from a Universe Superion that I actually bought at Biglots! when they had those Mircomaster combiners for a brief time. I knew ahead of time that he needed a trim to suit the Alt/BT, so I went to work. :D 

    So rounding out my MT customs, I submit Binal Tech Firewall to you:

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    robot mode:

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    close up of the head:

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    Enjoy!
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Metals Transformed!

    . . . and for those of you who've followed these 9 customs (and even if you haven't :lol ):

    before:

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    after:

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    "Give up, Aubobots! We have you surrounded!"

    "Not without a fight!"

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    Thanks for the props gang! :thumb 
     
  3. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    Nice head mod and props on the battle scenes :thumb 
     
  4. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    I like the color on this one, one of my favs. The name fits the paintjob for sure. One thing that stands out is the spoiler that says 'Conqueror' , this guys a bad a** Good job on coming up with a new head for this guy. I fully stand behind using official molds and heads if they fit well enough but it's nice to throw in some different ones to break it up all the same heads

    Dang I didn't realize how many Vipers there were in that line, WOW!

    I really like the way you used different heads on pretty much every mold except 2 of them. Great work my friend
     
  5. Superquad7

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    Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad that you enjoyed the battle scenes! That's just my "thank you" to all of you guys who've followed my work with these guys :) 

    Hehe, thanks for the props! I do like to always keep people guessing to some extent :)  It makes being a Radicon fun :) 

    I'm glad you enjoy the variety I added as well as keeping some of the established treatments the same. I wanted to make good choices with these guys, considering how hard they are to come by now. That's also a reason why I wanted to make my mods at least 98% reversible in case I get the urge to revert them back to their state for some strange reason :lol 

    Now that I think about it, that seems like a good control system for Shockblast with these guys . . . hmm . . .
     
  6. Viagra Prime

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    So many...can't keep up. I like the head you did on this one. You and Plowking probably have the most Alt/BT customs compared to everyone else combined.
     
  7. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    :lol  that wouldn't really surprise me at all.
     
  8. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Hehe, I've lost count, but I do have everything organized in my Photobucket and such. :lol 

    I'm glad you like the head; I really appreciate the kind words, bud :D 

    I think pk has me beat and there may be a couple of others that have a few more customs that they've made and bought *shrugs*

    :lol 
     
  9. TheDevastator

    TheDevastator Decepticon

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    I love a good head scuplt and this guy's head is no exception!
     
  10. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Nice!. You are pumping these out, huh? :D 
     
  11. wipeyourfeet

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    Nice. Like the head mod.
     
  12. Wikkid

    Wikkid Semi-retired customizer

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    Sweet head mold. Can't go wrong with flames on black.

    Oh, and I just noticed none of those Winged versions have front air rakes.
     
  13. plowking

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    I love what you did with that head bud.....I got the same head...and man...you did an amazing job on that :thumb 
     
  14. REDLINE

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    I love the massive group shots.
     
  15. Superquad7

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    Thanks for all of the kind words guys! I'm really glad you all appreciate the work I did on the head and that you all think my work paid off :)  This is one of the most drastic head mods I've done and I'm rather proud of it :D 

    Hehe, flames on cars can be a very cool thing :D 

    It's always cool when you look at a toy (or an artist's work of any sort) and you see details that are easily passed over :) 

    Bro, I REALLY appreciate that! Those massive group shots are always a lot of work and they take up my whole kitchen table! Also, the posing of that last shot took me right at 20 minutes by itself! *whew*

    They always end up being a lot of fun when I have em duking it out!
     
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    NICE work. Love the unique head, too. Bang up job.
     
  17. Superquad7

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    Thanks bud! While this head took a lot of work adjusting it, I really had a lot of fun making it! I also had fun developing his personality while I was shooting photos (as with the rest of them). :) 
     
  18. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    That group shot is badass, dude!
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yeah, those photos of the group always pay off for me. It's always such a cool thing to work really hard on something and then see the huge result of a group of customs. Maybe I'll make a few groups of Alts :lol 

    Thanks for the props buddy! :D 
     

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