Heavy/Scratch: Classics/Animated? Arcee

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  1. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    My latest project none other than Arcee...she was meant to be "classics" but kind of turned out more "animated" imo...shield is removable as you can see...comments/inquires welcomed...


    Note: alt mode is currently under construction...many changes coming...

    09-25-08 She is now pretty much complete...all old pictures have been replaced with new ones...the shield is gone and now Arcee is armed with dual blasters...I hope you guys like it and that I did the character justice...
     

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  2. mattarmstrong

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    I like it but a little stryene to close of the gaps and this would rock
     
  3. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I do like the bot mode. Is the vehicle mode still a WIP?
     
  4. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    The bot mode looks fantastic; as Matt said, however, the vehicle mode looks kinda incomplete. Some fold-out panelling made from styrene could help that no end.
     
  5. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    It looks sorta like the Animated Arcee and the alt mode looks more like those cars used in Demolition Derbys. But you did a sweet job on it.
     
  6. Dremare

    Dremare Had an Epiphany

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    Sweet job on the custom there, defstar!!
     
  7. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    At first look, I thought this was some take on animated Arcee, her face definitely is giving off that vibe more than classics imo. Bot mode is great, and the colors are all really great too.

    Vehicle mode needs more love though.
     
  8. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Yep I'm kind of at a loss on the Vehicle mode...was going for cybertron car look...the idea of fold out panels is a good idea and would help fill in the sides better...maybe see what I can do...
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i like it. just fill in some spaces and WOW.
     
  10. lord_chain

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    bot mode is full of vvin. vehicle mode you might vvant to consider useing some of B.A.'s actual transformation features for the vehicle mode. it might vvork better
     
  11. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    My biggest vehicle mode gripe is the wheels aren't really in the wheelcases,and the feet stick out the front,the gaps are fixable with some quick kibble that turns into weapons or something. Maybe you can find something creative for the roof? Like a Hoverboard mode,or a shield mode.
     
  12. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Since posting this I've been brainstorming on some ways to improve vehicle mode...you guys confirmed the problems I was already pointing out myself...thanks for some of the good ideas posted...looks like I'll be back at work tonight...
     
  13. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I agree, the bot mode looks real sweet, but I see it as arcee with a "car frame" backpack on. If it all doesn't fit in that mold, grab a model shell and shove her in there...
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    ok. we promote constructive criticism here at Radicons, which means its ok to say you dislike something if you can offer ways to improve upon what it is that bothers you about a particular project. That being said, its never ok to simply call something "crap" (or any other derivative) You wouldn't like someone calling YOUR hard work vulgarities would you? Of course you wouldn't. So don't.



    Defstar - I agree with everyone else, if you can do something about that gap across the bottom, I think you have a winner here.
     
  15. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    LOVING the bot mode man....that is killer. :thumb 

    Looking forward to what you do with the Alt mode :) 
     
  16. blue death

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    wow man im really liking this! arcee deserves a little loce some times too! i really dig the robot mode even if it is a little animated like so what its still better than what most can do. maybe you should take her bot mode and reshell it into another mold like universe sunstreaker or if you could even use one of the actual animated molds. i mean after all G1 arcee always did have a bit of an odd design.
     
  17. Spinner

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    very nice work.
    the car mode may need a few gaps filled, but the robot looks great.
     
  18. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Did some retooling last night and think I've come up with a way better alt mode...it's going to take me a couple more days to refinish everything so I'm hoping by Thursday to have updated picks...

    I'm basically shortening up the car by about an inch and a adding a little more plastic...thus eliminating the gaps...she may also loose the shield and get it replaced with dual blasters...
     
  19. Xhairs

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    yes is the vehicle still a wip? i love the bot mode.
     
  20. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Yes the vehicle mode is currently a wip...I was running out of steam when designing this one and you guys have given me a fresh charge with your ideas...work will continue tonight...updates coming soon...
     

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