Minor/Repaint: Bumblebabe

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  1. spoonman

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    So my girlfriend feels left out, always seeing me make things for you guys, so for Christmas this year she's getting her very own custom. She jokingly said she wants a female Bumblebee so I give you Bumblebabe. (what is it with girls digging the Bee so much?) I wanted a very plain-jane G1 look to the vehicle but a striking, sassy bot mode. Made from an animated Bumblebee with his stingers relocated to become Stilettos. Her forearms have been slimmed down and I've added pigtails (inspired by Sari) that swivel so her head can tuck once transformed. Shaved down the chin, extended and accented the eyes for a more femenine look and viola! Oh yes, lipstick and nail-polish too.
     

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  2. Sideways77

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    Oh, God that's frightening. Very, very frightening.


    But still a decent custom. Maybe paint it blue and make it Glyph?
     
  3. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Very freaking cool!
     
  4. zodconvoy

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    I think my girlfriend would leave me if I gave her that. You're a brave man!
     
  5. Jetcracker54

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    i dont recommend giving that to your girl friend interesting custom though
     
  6. spoonman

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    She actually asked for it guys! I kept asking her what she wanted and she said a hundred times, she wants an original Spoonman female Bee custom. Of course she's getting other stuff too. This gift's just for fun.
     
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    You've got to give them what they ask for...

    I do see potential for Lickety-Split in there...
     
  8. Solrac333

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    Very creative. Bumblebee is looking at her like, "So that's what I would look like..."
     
  9. Zendai

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    This is the thing that haunts my nightmares., but you did an amazing job!
     
  10. spoonman

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    Don't think of this as the Bee in drag. Looka t it as if the character was initially a fembot.
     
  11. Jetcracker54

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    the face needs some modding so it doesnt just look like bee in drag animated female autobots always had big ol eyes
     
  12. spoonman

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    The face was actually modded. I shaved the chin down and extended the eyes so that they are more almond shaped/cat like. I think maybe if I slim the nose down, she may look more femenine.
     
  13. Belgrath

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    That's a nice Bumblebee custom. Great job.
     
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    It's almost nearly... well it actually is Identity Crisis BB :D 
    but please make a 2nd one in BLUE and a MINERVA are whatever fembot out of it :p 
     
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    I really like this custom. I definately would like to give the leg mod a try. I think it would work well for my animated glyph
     
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    Hey, I have an idea! Let's kill it! WITH FIRE! LOTS OF FIRE!
     
  17. SMOG

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    Nice trick with the new leg transformation. That's pretty neat!

    On the other hand, I think the lipstick really kills it for me. It's like that one step too far that makes it look like some kind of bizarre tranny Bumblebee. In a way it's overstated enough that it makes it looks LESS feminine. Other than that quibble , this is solid work!

    zmog
     
  18. spoonman

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    DAMN! You know, I was against the lipstick from the start and I asked my brother tonight and he insisted it needed lipstick. That settles it, it's coming off.
     
  19. Alteron_Sheng

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    I LOVE the leg mod you did on this mold, that combined with the poses gives the toy a very feminine feel. However when I clicked on the images and got a close look, some of the illusion was ruined for me (and this from a fan who likes Strika as a femme and 'female' seekers look identical to 'male'^^) I think maybe if you lower the lips DOWN the face a bit... right now, up near the mouth like that it gives the toy a huge chin, a VERY masculine trait. If you lower the lips down, halfway between tip of nose and tip of chin... or maybe a bit lower... I think it will help 'lengthen' and 'narrow' the face a bit.
    I'm also not sure the nailpolish works... in part because I've never liked 'nail polish' on any character except G1 Scourge or the like... there's a bit of space where the hands and lower arms are, would it be possible to carefully cut the hands off and trim the forearms down to give the toy slimmer more 'femme' hands?
    HOWEVER, I really do like how this toy was modded and as I said, when I first saw the thumbnails I was amazed at how feminine the mold could be, and that was a really cool way of making use of the stingers.
    I do hope your girlfriend likes her present and I hope you both have happy holidays^^
     
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    I love it :) 
     

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