Minor/Repaint: Bludgeon

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  1. minsok

    minsok Well-Known Member

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    The head is small, but that actually makes his proportions better. HasTak commonly makes heads too big. Made a few minor alterations that are barely noticeable. The kanji on the swords was the hardest part of this. If you use the Unicron head like I did, make sure you sand down the sides of his red necklace so it's as narrow as the platform you attach it to or you will have awful problems soon after.[​IMG]
     

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  2. Slothboy

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    Certainly makes him look more brutish! Perfect choice for an alternate head, too.
     
  3. mstyger87

    mstyger87 mastercon

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    thats a perfect fit man, love this
     
  4. minsok

    minsok Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, sometimes I wonder why customizers don't do the most obvious customs. Like Roadbuster's head on Roadbuster Magnus' body... (just did this).
     
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    t.for.transform Well-Known Member

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    I love the kanji... the pose-ability of the figure really helps bring it out too with how fluidly he could wield it... Nice job
     
  6. changy

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    That is f*ing sweat man
     
  7. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Awesome change to an awesome figure. I'm surprised the horns fit down into the body so well.
     
  8. BitterGMan

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    Any chance of a small tutorial, like how you attached the new head? ? I'm also trying to not destroy the original Unicron head when removing it. It looks like I'll need a soldering gun to remove it from the dish...
     
  9. minsok

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    Oh yeah, I can help you out a bit. I just knocked out the pin and used the dish and the head. The dish makes a good necklace and transitions the head into a bigger body really well. So, I don't know how to remove it from the dish, I'd probably just carve away the dish. You can remove Bludgeon's head by turning his head 45 degrees and using a small screw driver and turning it around 180 and removing the other screw. Easy and only a little paint wear!

    I then used a sanding drum dremel piece and sanded out the inside of Bludgeon's chest to widen the hole and clear out obstructions. You have to sand the sides of Unicron's necklace/dish so that it's no wider than the neck platform you're going to implant it on. If it's wider, the necklace/dish will not fit inside Bludgeon's super narrow abs when you collapse the head for transformation. I used Aves Fixit Sculpt to attach the head to the neck column and I did it at a downward angle instead of straight on because it looks more dynamic. It shouldn't take more than half an hour. It was really frustrating for me because I kept trying to get it to work without narrowing the necklace/dish and the head would keep coming off when I test transformed it. It wouldn't be too hard to remove the dish, cut the metal rod with wire cutters, and use a ball joint neck instead.
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    wow thats awesome! i love it!!!!
     
  11. OmarJT82

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    Can he still transform into his vehicle mode with that new head? :confused: 

    Do I have to make certain alterations/modifications for that? :confused: 
     
  12. minsok

    minsok Well-Known Member

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    Tutorial two posts up. Pictures of him in vehicle mode at start of thread.
     
  13. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Nice... !

    Yeah, amazing we haven't seen this already! I generally like the small-head aesthetic, though in this case, it's maybe a bit extreme. Whatever... it helps echo the whole "outer shell" vibe of the original Pretender. :) 

    Nice pics too... damn Bludgeon's a nice piece of work. Too bad he ONLY really works as Bludgeon. Not a lot of repaint potential (and yes, that includes Banzaitron too!).

    zmog
     
  14. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    Fuck repaint potential... Bludgeon deserves his own mold. Hell, he at least deserved a repaint of Cybertron Unicron 5 or 6 years ago.
     
  15. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Haha! True!

    It's just that Bludgeon is such a sweet figure, and I keep seeing him on liquidation in the stores, but I can't justify buying more for kitbashing or parts, because I just can't see the mold fitting as any other character. He's just too distinctive! :lol 

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  16. C16

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    Bigger pics please? Some of this looks pretty good but it's also hard to make out at the same time.
     
  17. minsok

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    After you click on the thumbnail, click on the picture again.
     
  18. minsok

    minsok Well-Known Member

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    Made his turret removable so he could use it as a handcannon, but it looked really crappy. Gave him a paint wash, looks good.
     
  19. Snake_eyes1975

    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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  20. Joey_Santana

    Joey_Santana Shockwave fanboy

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    Sir ur a genius, He looks perfect now!
     

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