Digibash: Classics Cliffjumper Digibash

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  1. Joe Moore

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    Yay for being bored.

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    For some reason the red in the saved file is much more orange than what I have in Photoshop. I know jpg's always have a tough time with bright red though. If I can get it to output better, I will fix this pic.
     
  2. Heat Guy

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    Looks nice
     
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    Works for me, I'll take one!
     
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    Needs a diffrent head
     
  5. Joe Moore

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    Really? That heads pretty darn close (save for the eye color and chin) to the cartoon Cliffjumper.

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  6. TheJedi

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    Looks really good...

    Does Photoshop support 4:4:4 JPG compression instead of the standard 4:2:2?
    That would prevent most color changes during compression.
     
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    I've been watching all of the g1 dvd's this summer, and was surprised to see how much cliffjumper's head was like bumblebee's. I had forgotten he had horns, even though I have one as my keychain!
     
  8. Joe Moore

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    Photoshop has some pretty limited jpg saving options. If I could load up Tif's, they would look loads better. However, when I changed the optimization to Progressive and upped the amount of image scans, it helped alot. The new results are below (smaller).

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    The differences may appear minor to some people, but it's much closer to what I was working with.
     
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    it does look a bit like they split the difference between BB and Cliffy for that head. Looks nice, and it's my favorite mold so far from the classics by far.
     
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    I just tried to edit your version's head a bit.
    I hope that's ok. So here it is:

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  11. Dirge121

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    If I was given the choice between Bumblebee + That, Cliffjumper would easily win.
     
  12. Joe Moore

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    I personally like the yellow eyes better (to further differentiate him from Bumblebee), but to each his own.
     
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    Damn I love that mold. The first truly stupendous Bumblebee mold ever. And that Cliffjumper digi-paint is pretty good. I'm thinking, whenever I get around to an actual repaint on the real mold (after it comes out), I'll probably have to do something about that mouth though. Cliffjumper smiling just doesn't seem quite right to me. Bumblebee, sure, but Cliffjumper should be scowling, or looking pissed.

    Nice job on the recolor.
     
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    Great job on the digibash, Joe. I think that, when I get him for kitbashing him into Cliffjumper, I'm going to just file off the original (more Bumblebee-esque) horns and cut two small pieces of styrene for the smaller Cliffjumper Horns and glue them closer to the top of the head. That might help differentiate him in real life.
     
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    It would be a minor difference after it's all said and done, but I hope the eventual repaint has a new head.

    That goes for all of them, except in the case of Thundercracker or Skywarp, which I hope they skip in favour of Dirge.
     
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    Dats nice. Admire those wit photoshop skillz.
     
  17. REDLINE

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    Oro, I do believe we're getting Cliffjumper in wave 2 if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Good looking repaint. And, the riced out alt mode deffinitely suits Cliffjumper better, than Bumblbee. With Cliffjumper I can believe that he's a rally car, and not just some street racer wannabee.

    The lower helmet area is still wrong to be Cliffjumper. Cliffjumpers helmet has always reminded me of a samurai's helmet. The face could use some resculpting, to not look so much like a dork. I always hated Bumblbee's cartoon face.

    As for the color issues. You could try saving it as a .png instead of a .jpg. It's a larger file size, but it handles compression better. I've never had that much trouble with jpgs, but I use Paint Shop Pro, which by all accounts does jpg compression much better than Photoshop.
     
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    Wouldn't mind CJ looking like that!
     
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