Minor/Repaint: Classics Ironhide WIP (A little different than the rest)

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  1. D-Unit

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    (Pics at the end, just wanted to explain first)
    Like everyone, I wanted for a while to use Tow-Line to make Ironhide and Ratchet. The thing is, looking at a lot of the repaints (and this is NOT a knock on anyone's customs or skills, they all look great), but I'm really not sold on just repainting Tow-Line and leaving it alone. For one thing, I HATE that head, it looks nothing like Ironhide or Ratchet. I also hate those arms he had, as they were a little to aero-dynamic and rounded for my tastes. In case I haven't stated this enough, I am a TOTAL g1 Cartoon fan, so I wanted Ironhide/Ratchet to look as close to the show as possible. That meant, I wanted BLOCKY proportions and accurate heads. So in order to do this custom, I didn't just need a Tow-Line, I needed a TowLine, Classics Seeker, and a classics Astrotrain. So far, I swapped out the head for Astrotrain's head, then got rid of the arms, and used Ramjets. Problem is, they don't just fit, so I had to sand down both the loops on towline, and the bolts on the inside of Ramjet's shoulders (more work than it sounds like). Another thing I hated about Tow Line was the red windows and the fact that the windshield is divided in two. I cut and sanded down the middle piece (I need to do some more), and just painted them light blue (again, not everyone's taste, but I am a toon fan, so it looks how I wanted). In any event, I am ALMOST done with Ironhide, so you can check him out so far. Let me know what you think.
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    Comparison shot with Tow Line (who is about to get similar treatment to be Ratchet)
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    --->I'll be doing some work with them today, so possbily I can post more pics later
     
  2. Tekkaman Blade

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    That head works beter than the botcon head
     
  3. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    That head works beter than the botcon head
     
  4. EvaUnit13

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    Any alt mode pics?
     
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    Any alt mode pics?
     
  6. D-Unit

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    Not yet, as I am not done with the bottom piece. He still transforms fine though
     
  7. D-Unit

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    Not yet, as I am not done with the bottom piece. He still transforms fine though
     
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    Very nice, D-Unit! Works very well to make Ironhide. I can't wait to see the alt mode pics...
     
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    Very nice, D-Unit! Works very well to make Ironhide. I can't wait to see the alt mode pics...
     
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    Looks good. Wish the pics weren't so blurry.
     
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    Looks good. Wish the pics weren't so blurry.
     
  12. D-Unit

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    Yeah, I will take better pics later tonight. That wasn't my camera I used, so I screwed it up
     
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    Yeah, I will take better pics later tonight. That wasn't my camera I used, so I screwed it up
     
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    Brilliant!!!
    Oh and BTW, I know I've seen that gun before!! Don't make me go thru all my junk and collection so please tell me!
     
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    Brilliant!!!
    Oh and BTW, I know I've seen that gun before!! Don't make me go thru all my junk and collection so please tell me!
     
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    It's Megatron's gun from the DVD Classics two-pack
     
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    It's Megatron's gun from the DVD Classics two-pack
     
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