Heavy/Scratch: Blaster WIP

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  1. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    Right, it's back to Transformers after my little warrior girl, and this time I've decided to improve on Blaster.

    I've long had _kind_ of an idea to fix him up, but it wasn't until Masterpiece Grimlock appeared that I realized that I really needed his rival, and since a Masterpiece Blaster isn't likely anytime soon, who else is gonna do it but me?

    I'm giving him full posability in arms and legs and a new head. I'll also be building a new gun more similar to the comic model (no hole) since I don't have the original one. Then there are a few more really cool ideas I'm keeping under wraps so far.

    Having done the legs so far, I'm really impressed with the engineering of this toy. Obviously because of the original radio feature, there's all kinds of room for joints to be put in. It also makes him light enough that bionicle joints are strong enough to hold him.

    My Blaster is almost a junker with several parts missing, but I'll polish him up nicely. I'll be replacing everything that's broken anyway.

    Just some questions/suggestions: I'm making him based on the comic model, mostly on his initial appearance, but I was thinking about his eyes. He started out with blue eyes, but pretty soon ended up with yellow. Is that just colorist laziness or was the first version wrong? Also, would you consider his face to be yellow or actually gold? It sure looks shiny in some closeups. If I make it gold, though, it'll contrast a lot with the cassette door and I certainly can't make that gold.
     

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    looking great already. i say go with blue eyes, and for the head, maybe go with the toon look, with a silver face. just my 2 cents. keep up the awesome work

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  3. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    No. No way I'm doing that silly thing. Blaster needs to be Batman in red and not a silly Crashman lookalike. The visor and flag ears stay.

    I might still do a silver face though.

    This is my main reference. Moody Blaster is awesome.
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  4. kaindarkstar87

    kaindarkstar87 Decepticon Outcast

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    Lookin' good! I'd say go with the comic head, blue eyes, and silver face. then everybody wins!
     
  5. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    that's awesome. i've never seen any of the comic book versions or anything. that looks sweeeet, yea do that :) 
     
  6. SmokescreenSWE

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    Coming along nicely. I've worked out the entire arm construction, but I'm saving the shoulder connections until I've finished the head to make sure I don't need to cut out more room around his neck.

    Because of budget cuts (I'm being let go in about two months) I won't be able to include my idea of an MP3 player in his chest and possibly a speaker in the leg, but I'm going to save some space in case I get the funds so I can add that later. There are still a few cheaper features I'm going to do.
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Some how I missed this. Cannot wait to see him finished.
     
  8. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Nice!
     
  9. JAF

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    That arm came out great! What hand is that?
     
  10. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    The hands are from a KO yellow Hound.
     
  11. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    He's mostly done, just need some paint now. Ran into troubles with the head after doing a bunch of soldering so his eyes won't work... but at least I learned how to solder.
     
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    Spekkio Master of War

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    Will his cassette door still be available? You didn't say. Just wondering. Blaster's team needs a spot to hang, y'know.
     
  13. Riltht

    Riltht Full-Time Doomsayer

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    I'm curious of this as well.
     
  14. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

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    It's still available. I'm saving space for additional features later on.

    As for progress, I've been busy with other stuff so he's still being painted.
     
  15. kaindarkstar87

    kaindarkstar87 Decepticon Outcast

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    New pics soon please!! :D 
     

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