Minor/Repaint: CLASSICS Cartoon Style HOT ROD

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  1. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    I used a Reveal the Shield Rodimus as base but I retooled him a little, to make him more interesting and unique.

    First of all, I never liked the head sculpt, since it looks nothing like the cartoon version, so I resculpted it, and gave him his signature helmet look. I also added removable arm exhaust stacks/blasters. He now has 3 stacks on each arm, just the way it should've been in the first place! : )

    Finally, I added a new wrist mounted saw for his left arm, which can be attached to the orginal (very tiny) one.

    The rest is my usual cartoon style, following the cartoon color scheme as close as the mold allowed, with cell shaded windshields in car mode, for a very retro look.
     

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  2. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

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    I love the saw! Take THAT Sharkticons!
     
  3. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    got to know, complete scratch build on the head and saw or did you get a starting point from somewere?
     
  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    That is everything the C@C/BiS Rodimus wanted to be and more. Awesome job as always.
     
  5. ichnach

    ichnach Predacon

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    holy crap! I thought the original was nice, until I saw this. You have outdone yourself on this 1. As a rabid collector of all things hot rod/rodimus ( I have 36 variations of the guy at quick count) I officially hate you (in a good way) for making me want to pay loads of money for this auction.
     
  6. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    you can really bring back anything to life, you are among the top3 favorite style... AWESOME!!!
     
  7. Brave Magnus

    Brave Magnus Hecho en Argentina

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    That's a Hot Rod i will buy in a sec! Its gorgeous!! T/////////////T
     
  8. wylungz

    wylungz Well-Known Member

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    its like looking at a cartoon captured pic! i love ur cartoon/color style!
     
  9. TFormerfan

    TFormerfan Maximal

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    Really good Work :thumb 
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Why couldn't the BiS version look that good. Nice work man. :thumb 
     
  11. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    fantastic workmanship all-around! Really love the new saw blade but that new head sculpt....EXCELLENT!! Sooooo many millions of times better than the original! ( never much liked the original head either)

    And the paint job...looks like he jumped right outta the '86 movie!!

    :thumb  :thumb 
     
  12. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Amazing what a little re-tooling can do. I think I will have to try that head mod on mine!
     
  13. Glad-Destronger

    Glad-Destronger Active Member

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    he needs more photon charges :) 
     
  14. jigs625

    jigs625 Autobot-TODA Operator

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    Wow! Epic... best work so far... Now if you could add a Protector Arm... or :D 
     
  15. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    FrogDNA, I'm a massive fan of your style of customising & Hot Rod would have to be right up there with your past creations. The flamed one never looked better! :thumb 

    Now, howz'about a Targetmaster... :wink: 
     
  16. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    awesome. want. you made me remember i have two these lying around somewhere.

    i think its the same head. he chopped off the chin, shaved off the sides and then shaved off the yellow horn like things on the forehead. its pretty ingenious that he saw it.
     
  17. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Love the paint. Wish I had skills like this :( 
     
  18. Carpool

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    Beautiful. Inspiring.
     
  19. mechfiend

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    amazing paint job! makes me want to try to paint a figure, inspiring
     
  20. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    awesome paint job...at first i thought it was a drawing being the car was the first picture i clicked on..totally thought it was from the cartoon..impressive
     

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