Minor/Repaint: Bumblebee grows up. Aucepidus Prime

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  1. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    So the story is, Bumblebee is put in a leadership position and gets the matrix, etc., etc., and bulks up a bit. Yellow paint is tough....! Oh yeah, and any name suggestions are appreciated.

    Another yellow Optimus...my timing is horrible!
     

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  2. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Nicceeee 1 on this, Bumblemis Prime =P look i made a name! lol
     
  3. Kouri

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    *chuckles*

    When I was using bendy Prime's head as the base for a Classics Goldbug, I threw Bumble's head on the leftover body for giggles. Nice to see that someone actually put the combo to some good use. XD
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you, sir, are victim to bad timing :lol  that being said, nice and original idea, and you also did a good job with the yellow paint.
     
  5. Lucs

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    dang that looks pretty sweet. I like the different shades of yellow you used
     
  6. CryoPrime

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    Looks pretty slick, but one question, why?
     
  7. Kouri

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    Auceps Prime?

    "What if the Matrix had passed not to Ultra Magnus or Hot Rod but instead to the least likely? Bumblebee gets the Prime reformat. The name Auceps means 'spy' or 'eavesdropper' and also conveniently begins with Au, the chemical symbol for gold (suggestive of Bumblebee's previous upgrade to Goldbug)."

    - http://www.freewebs.com/fourth_heir/pages/tfg1.htm
     
  8. Jukebox Prime

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    First, to deliciouspeter, very nice. Looks great and I like the idea.

    Wow. Good call.
     
  9. maximus_primal

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    Cool, I like it. Very original great job. I like Kouri's idea. Very original like the work you did.
     
  10. kjeevahh

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    yellow is fine, you just need to do some thin white coats first
     
  11. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Whoops! Double Post.
     
  12. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    I submit "It Is Important to Understand That Your Body Is Changing in New and Exciting Ways" Bumblebee.
     
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    he's a big slab of gold, so how about Bullion?
     
  14. WhiteMocha

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    Well... bumblebees are members of the genus Bombus. What about "Bombus Prime?" It's Greek-derived (like Optimus), hints at BB's original name, and even ends in the ubiquitous "-us". :) 

    Webpage showing different members of the Bombus genus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/3077

    Oh, and great work on the custom! I actually wanted to do a similar thing, and might still at some point, since the Classics BB head looks so great and fits so nicely on the Bendy Prime body. I like that on yours, black and grey are the dominant colors; it makes the yellow really pop, but keeps it from being over-the-top.

    Now you need to make a trailer for him with a Bumble-Roller. :) 
     
  15. Ramrider

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    I agree with Mocha on the colours; there's plenty of yellow to make him obviously Bumblebee, but not so much that it burns the eyes. :p 

    Like Sparkplug..? You could even mod an Armada Prime trailer, I suppose...
     
  16. dark69

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    that head looks good on him
     
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    Auceps Prime is a greaat name.
     
  18. deliciouspeter

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    Wow. Thanks everyone, especially Kouri & Mocha! I used your ideas as a starting point and ended at Aucepidus Prime.

    Here's how. I used Auceps, but I wanted to lengthen it to at least three syllables. Bombus: excellent idea...which led me to the family of bees, apidae. Mangled those words into Aucepidae, Aucepitus, Auceptus, and finally (sorta) settled on Aucepidus.

    What do you think? Thanks again!
     
  19. j.a.f.o.

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    The head works terrific on the body. That said, any plans for modifying it to look more mature/leader-like/Prime-ish?
     
  20. Kouri

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    *chuckles*

    I think I now get why Nova Prime decided to become Nemesis - he wanted more syllables in his name. XP Anywho, so long as you can dig it, who's to judge, neh?
     

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