Heavy/Scratch: Classics Glyph

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Fighbird, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Fighbird

    Fighbird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Posts:
    262
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +9
    Back in May 2007, I was fiddling around with a Classics Bumblebee, and with the then-recent news about the upcoming white version of him for BotCon (aka Bugbite), I started thinking about alternate colors for this mould. I really liked the idea of blue as a basic color, and thinking about other previous blue Volkswagens, I thought about the blue Microchange, the blue Mexican and then Glyph.

    Figuring she needed some more attention, I decided to make her. :) 

    Bought a spare Classics Bumblebee as well as a spare Cliffjumper, did some part swaps, and redid the hood, the roof, removed the spoiler and the engine intakes, and finally Putty'ed and styrened those areas smooth before painting everything. I always figured all the tricked-out stuff on the toy was too masculine for a female character, so I did away with those.

    Also redid the face to resemble the Microchange toy better (on which Glyph's face was based), which meant cutting the original face out of the helmet with my Dremel, and building a new one in styrene. The face itself is a seperate part that slides into the front part of the helmet, which meant that it was easier to paint up.

    Hope you enjoy it! :) 
     

    Attached Files:

  2. SmokescreenSWE

    SmokescreenSWE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Posts:
    647
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Likes:
    +1
    I've seen this in person :) .

    Good work. Very, very clean, I couldn't see anything left from the original color.
     
  3. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Ah yes, I remember this lady well. And she's still gorgeous! :D 
    Butwhat did you wind up doing with the other Cliffjumper and Bumblebee arms?
     
  4. SonRay

    SonRay Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Posts:
    686
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    I gotta say, it doesnt look like a fembot to me. But the work is superb!
     
  5. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Posts:
    7,656
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Likes:
    +44
    I really like that a lot! Sanding down the intakes for a more feminine look was a great idea, and part-swapping to get mostly light grey under-pieces really makes it look a lot like the original Glyph. But my favorite part is definitely the face. I always liked the original Bumblebee masked face, and you recreated it very effectively. I would buy a version of the mold done like this in a second.

    Nice job!
     
  6. Fighbird

    Fighbird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Posts:
    262
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +9
    Well, as much of a fembot as the original Glyph did. Or something... :D  I do think it at least looks less masculine, what with the smooth roof, the missing air intakes and the missing spoiler. IMO. :) 

    Ramrider: Still have those parts lying around somewhere. Posting these pics on this board actually made me consider doing something fun with them of some sort.

    And big thanks for the kind words to all. :) 
     
  7. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    82,021
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +449
    Yes another Bumblebee repaint that isn't Cliffjumper.
     
  8. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    10,978
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +19
    I like it....and I agree....the removal of all the stuff does help it look more fem...

    :thumb 
     
  9. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Posts:
    7,302
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    Wow :thumb  looks awesome@!
     
  10. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Posts:
    24,583
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +12
    Ebay:
    Nice
     
  11. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Posts:
    1,532
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
  12. Fighbird

    Fighbird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Posts:
    262
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +9
    Again, thanks for all the kind words! :) 

    Rod, I saw yours right after I posted mine. Even though it's pretty obvious that they would look quite alike (being based on the same character and all) I was still surprised at how - at least - the vehicle modes looked so much alike (even though yours is more "souped up" than mine). I guess it's the shade of blue and the silver striping along the edge.

    I really love the blue forearms on yours - I bet Hasbro would have done that if they did the figure; there's something "production" like about it, that I really like. :) 
     
  13. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,802
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    looks awesome I love that head
     
  14. Archaea

    Archaea Autobot Archeaologist

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Posts:
    390
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Very Nice She is one of my favorite obscure characters
     
  15. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2007
    Posts:
    1,868
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    very clean!
     

Share This Page