Minor/Repaint: "Check 'em flames, bambino. Dunnat make me look super sexy or sumthin?" SG Rodimus

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by fakebusker83, Nov 19, 2010.

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So, should this guy go on Ebay?

Poll closed Nov 29, 2010.
  1. Sì please.

    27 vote(s)
    58.7%
  2. Nah.

    19 vote(s)
    41.3%
  1. fakebusker83

    fakebusker83 Radicon

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    For your visual entertainment, I'm proud to present to you SG Rodimus done in Real Fire style. 2 things made me do this project.
    1. I'm not a fan of Hot Rod, but I looove his SG rendition.
    2. I've always wanted to try my hand at Real Fire, ever since I saw Chris Morada's Fallen. That custom sure inspired me to no end. God bless Chris.
    3. I've always wondered why no one has done a Real Fire Hot Rod. I mean, he has flames all over his friggin' hood!

    And so I tried.

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    Here are the list of mods for this figure:
    - Ball jointed wrists
    - Ball jointed elbows
    - Saw blade hand (replaceable)
    - Real Fire paintjob sealed with Future
    - Custom Autobot chest decal
    - LED eyes with batteries and switch

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    Figure is fully transformable with minimal paint rub (Oh joy! Joy!). Real Fire has a slight learning curve, but things come naturally after sometime. Even so, the scale is a bitch to work with.

    Well, I still have a little more planned for this guy so stay tuned. Also, I'm considering putting this guy up on Ebay. What do you guys think?

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    Update November 26, 2010:
    Yep, I gave Rodimus a new weapon. A sniper fusion rifle to be exact because being a cowardly, machiavellian bot he is, he wouldn't use anything else. Maybe a hidden dagger, who knows.

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    Adapted from a Galvatron's cannon and given a matching paintjob to his current Real Fire scheme. It can still fire its projectile, which is also painted. Ever wondered why it's called 'Delicious Irony'?

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    Flickr is here.
    Ebay page is here.
     

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  2. onslaught314

    onslaught314 Saxobot

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    that is NICE. :drool: 
     
  3. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Drool-worthy.
     
  4. zfeakye

    zfeakye Starscreaming Slut

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  5. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    So far the best I've seen for this custom!
     
  6. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    BITCHIN! That's a winner there.

    ~Z
     
  7. bustedwolf

    bustedwolf New Member

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    Very nice!

    I vote "no" to putting it on e-bay because I want it without competition! I'll buy it!
     
  8. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I won't say just send it to me, because I am sure 15 other people will..;)  (nevermind)

    but that is way way better than what came out of botcon.. :) 
    My goodness that flame work gives me happy feelings

    as for the poll I dunno, if you need money for a car payment or utility bill on the brink of being shut off then sure, if not God sake man keep that thing under lock in a motion detecting display case
     
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  9. javaco

    javaco javaco

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    wow.. thats great!
    i love the mods u did tho!
    wish i had the parts and guts to try that on my rodimus
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'd like to learn more about this "real fire" flame job and how to do it.

    He looks awesome.
     
  11. B'Bantor

    B'Bantor Bug Drone

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    Those are some nice ghost flames.. great job.
     
  12. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    extraordinary!
     
  13. KooF

    KooF Well-Known Member

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    Excellent paintjob and i like the LED eye. Will i get burned if i hold this figure on hands?:confused: 
     
  14. meisterworks

    meisterworks Well-Known Member

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    saw it done on "hot wheels" discovery a few years back.
    similar technic with french curves or just some curvy cut out cardboard as masking tool.
    too bad i sold off my airbrush kit donkey years ago after graduating.

    nicely done fakebuster
     
  15. antapp

    antapp Well-Known Member

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  16. Nemesis Predaking

    Nemesis Predaking Offical Enforcer WTF@TFW Veteran

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    I always knew real flames would look awesome on SG Rodi.
    My only complaint is, I would have like to seen more flames on the front end.
     
  17. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Damn, those flames look terrific! Superbly done!
     
  18. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Seconding NP

    Also, is that Wikkid's True Fire technique or something else? Because i want to experiment with Wikkid's, but if this is easier i might try this.

    Nice SG Rodimus, though you ain't getting any praise from me because i hate SG Roddy. :( 
     
  19. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    You see, everything you just said there went over my head. Probably cause I don't have nor have ever used an airbrush. So I'm not familiar with airbrushing techniques. Are there any instructional videos on youtube or something? I know I could search for myself, but there may be one that is far better that you are aware of and could save me a ton of time watching them all.
     
  20. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    do like that flame job! :thumb 
     

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