Heavy/Scratch: Cartoon Style G1 SHARKTICON (GNAW)

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  1. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    I first thought about making this guy as a bonus item for MP Grimlock, but then I decided to improve him a little a make him as a stand alone custom.

    I used a vintage Gnaw figure for this custom. I was lucky enough to find one in very good condition (it even had all the stickers in great shape)

    This is one of those rare cases when the alt mode is way cooler than the robot mode, so I tried to make it even cooler, by adding an articulated tail, articulated arms, custom claws and articulated legs.

    This is the first custom from an ongoing movie line I'll be working on in the next couple of months.

    As for the painting process, I used matt enamels and my signature cell shading style, to give it the ultimate movie look.

    Even if its chasing a racing car and a truck, or running away from an angry dino, this sharkticon can do it all!
     

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  2. payton34

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    The tail, arms and legs look great. Couple of minor nitpicks, though.

    - The cell shading you have right above the mouth makes it look as though robot-snot is coming down his face (LOL, sorry that was the first thing that came to mind).

    - One thing that could have really put this over the top would be if you used some sculpting putty or something to make the fins atop his back a bit larger, coming to more of a pointed edge.

    Still, this is another in the long line of great G1 toon-themed repaints of yours. Great work!
     
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Looks good to me. It must be hard making G1 figures look awesome lol. When are you going to post photos of Grimlock? That is what I want to see
     
  4. Will of Unicron

    Will of Unicron Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, although I kind of agree with payton34 with the snot bit going on there. Still - I wish I had your talent!!! That is an amazing piece of work!!!
     
  5. stratonrye

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    Man this guy is so cool looking!!! Although, what payton said about the fins would have definitely added to his coolness it's not really needed. I think the purple drop of paint above his mouth looks more like a water droplet or a drop of energon fluid (tf blood in my mind) or something though, so I don't mind it. Great work man, I can't wait to see more.
     
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    Love it!!
     
  7. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

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    Looks good to me.
     
  8. Deonasis

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    That pic with Grimlock swinging Gnaw made me laugh :)  Gnaw looked very worried. Fantastic paint and great pics too. I like the tail too.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This looks nice in alt mode. I wished that you'd went the extra mile with the robot mode though. Just adding some different legs to this guy would improve this toy greatly.
     
  10. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    I really love your work. Bold, creative and executed beautifully.
     
  11. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all!

    Now that you mention it, I won't ever look at it with the same eyes haha
    But looking at the reference pic I used, it also looks like robot snot in the movie!

    Thanks!
    Girmlock is almost here, I was waiting to finish Wheelie ;) 

    hahah I know.. these guys make great material for some funny pics :) 
     

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  12. Robot.MacGyver

    Robot.MacGyver Improvisational Engineer

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    LUV your paint aps.
    Toony indeed.
     

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