Minor/Repaint: Binaltech Marlboor (Decepticon)

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  1. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    I guess thats the better name i could find... obviously he aint Slicer :p 

    Anyway, used the White Deadend from the Metals Transform line, removed the ugly flower details from the panels and changed the door mirrors with a junker Sideswipe (originally they were white, but i think the red looks better with the colorscheme of the doors)

    For Robot mode, i made the chest & trunk mod, and added extra detail for the interior (otherwise the trunk "shield" had clear plastic as the windows and looked silly). Turned around the legs also

    For the head i simply used a Wheeljack head with the vents modified, some of the crests shaved down and made a visor, painted red like some of the cameos he had in recent comics (and for being a Decepticon too)

    I still need Decepticon symbols and new license plates for the 3 figures recently finished...

    Gallery up
    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-images/radicons-customs/Alternators-Binaltech/Marlboor/
     

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  2. MrMurder

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    so does he support smoking?
    lol, j/k great work
     
  3. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    Well he is a Decepticon after all :p 
     
  4. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I had thought about doing this custom with my MT toy, but I actually like all of the detailing on this guy. Also, if I had wanted to make "Marlboor", I'd wanted the proper additional labels for it (do you have any plans for that?).

    Anyways, great work man! Again, it's great to see more MT love! :thumb 
     
  5. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Cool. he must be from that one part of the Decepticon territory on Cybertron, you know...Flavor Country. :lol  Good work, bro.
     
  6. Napjr

    Napjr <b><font color=gold>Mr. Internet</font><br><font c Veteran

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    When thinking about the colorscheme i though about decals, but other than my recent lack of time, i also though, if Wheeljack didnt had any kind of decals, why should Marlboor? :p 

    Maybe in the future, even though i like the fake advertising (just like Decepticharge :) )
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Well the name needs some work. But the custom is awesome to say the least. I'll get back to ya when I get some ideas for names. Cool with you.
     
  8. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    I've got one in the pipes too, just finished all the labels for it. Just waiting for my KO WJ to come in
     
  9. REDLINE

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    hey that is hawt now, I really like this one.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Well, this MT does have sponsors on him, they're just not the ones this character alludes to (hence my suggestion). Alt WJ is quite a bit different than G1 WJ though. I think the comparison to Alt WJ and this MT is nearly like apples and oranges in that respect.

    I agree with ya liking the generic sponsors on the MTs as well :thumb 

    Anyways, still great work and keep em comin'!
     
  11. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Nice work as always.

    Napjr, what are those Metals Transform knockoffs like, qualitywise? Obviously good for kitbashing, but is that all they're good for?
     
  12. Napjr

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    Quality is pretty decent, although most batches can come with some fragile pieces, for example the first runs of the vipers had problems with the shoulders, these i got have these pieces molded in black plastic and seems to be more durable

    Overall, they display just fine, although they are greatly improved with a small touchups (Deadend in particular, the White & Yellow versions comes with unpainted heads), and with those with sponsor decals, few comes with different imperfections (On this one, the flower design in one of the sides, had the outline off the color)

    Unfortunately, as with most KOs, several pieces are molded incorrectly, like the feet on the Vipers, the Mazda´s & the trunk on the Subaru´s, to name a few. Also, they dont align that well in car mode

    If you can find em for cheap (I got each for just $10 locally last january, sorry completely sold out), they can either be great for repaints or kitbash fodder (Heads, Arms, legs and hands are simply great for different projects)
     
  13. plowking

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    Thats pretty friggin' sweet Nap....I like how all the mods you gave him gives him a totally different look :thumb 
     
  14. mattarmstrong

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    dam man that is SMOKING hot
     
  15. REDLINE

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    *coughing* its the pun, not the smoke.
     

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