Minor/Repaint: classics minibots project, pt. 1--gears

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    so a little bit ago, I had the idea that all of the botcon exclusives were going to be the minibots done up from the cybertron molds. well, as we all know they're not, but I got thinking in a thread about how it would be possible to do all of the minibots with recent basic molds. so after a sale at bbts, I got all of the little guys and here's the beginning.

    for the record, I'm not doing bumblebee or cliffjumper, because we got them in classics. cosmos is apparently coming out in the titanium line, and I'm leaving pipes as an unchanged cyb. armorhide and wheelie as a lugnutz with an autobot logo. I hope to do about one of these a week, so without further ado...here's the grumpy ol' favorite, gears!

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  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    The mold fits him pretty good, though I always thought it would make a great Brawn.

    Good job on the paint.
     
  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    he, he. brawn and outback will be coming, don't you worry ;) 

    although I'm doing swerve next just to get the strongarm mold out of the way.
     
  4. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats pretty cool. I wish there were some pickup truck toys for this guy but that works very well. the only thing I would change is to round off the head alittle. He had the silver dome head (along with other parts around it) that I remember as Gears. But then, that's if I had done this, which I didn't.

    (I should have Vortex up on wednesday. The final paint is drying now)
     
  5. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I kind of dealt with that by the fact that the toy had a squared head area. a lot of these you can see more similarities in the toy than from the old toon. I'm also doing these as straight repaints. not to good with the remolding. that's your job ;) 
     
  6. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    that paint looks better than what's on my car. dang. : O


    are you good with Gundam markers? That'd bring some great detail and create separation in the blues.
     
  7. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    Not bad at all. I like it.
     
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    Totally not what I was expecting for Gears, but it works.
     
  9. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    nope, never used gundam markers. I don't have any place to get them, and don't really see the need for them. I'm not planning on creating too much detail with these, as the original g1 minibots were SEVERELY lacking in detail, and I kind of want to give these the same sort of feel. probably 3 different colors is all you'll see.

    as far as the paint goes, all I'm using is tamiya acrylics and testors paint brushes. everything just goes right on, except for when I use white or silver, I put a layer of grey down first to allow the other colors to stick better.

    I'd appreciate any other comments, as this is the beginning of an 11-bot project.
     
  10. aeeer

    aeeer New Member

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    ideas de los Minibots clasicos

    estas son unas ideas de mi coleccion de g1 customs que estoy pintando!!!

    Minibots proyect classic

    Bumberbee - Bumberbee Classics
    Cliffjumper - Cliffjumper Classic
    Brawn - Cybertron Overhaul
    Cosmos - Energon Skyblast
    Huffer - Cybertron Armorhide
    Gears - Energon Strongarm
    Powerglide - Energon Skyshadow
    Beachcomber - Cybertron Hardtop
    Seaspray - Cybertron Shortround
    Windcharger - Cybertron Swerve
    Warpath - Energon Kickback

    G1

    Alpha Trion - Cybertron Vector Prime
    Elita One - Cybertron Thunderblast
    Optimus Prime - Classic Two Pack Optimus Prime
    Blaster - Cybertron Override
    Iron Hide - Energon Tow-Line
    Ratcher - Energon Tow-Line
    Grapple - Energon Roadblock
    Inferno - Energon Inferno
    Mirage - Classic Mirage
    Bluestreak - Energon Hotshot
    Silverstreak - Energon Hotshot
    Hoist - Cybertron Red Alert
    Jetfire - Classic Jetfire
    Skyfire - Energon Jetfire
    Red Alert - Universe Inferno
    Prowl - Energon Hotshot
    Roadbuster - Energon Strongarm
    Smokescreen - Energon Hotshot
    Sidewipe - Rid Prowl
    Sunstreaker - Rid Prowl
    Tracks - Armada Blurr
    Trailbreaker - Cybertron Cannonball
    Wheeljack - Energon Downshift
    Broadside - Tidal Wave
    Jazz - Cybertron Crosswise

    The movie

    Ultramagnus - Titanium
    Hot Rod - Classic Rodimus
    Blurr - Cybertron Blurr
    Kup - Energon Snowcat

    Targetmasters

    Crosshairs - Cybertron Dirt Boss

    Tf: Headmasters

    Brainstorm - Beast Machines Jetstorm
    Hardhead - Beast Machines Tankor
    Chromedome - Energon Downshift
    Highbrow - Armada Cyclonus
    Twincast - Cybertron Override
    Stepper (Ricochet) - Cybertron Crosswise

    Tf: Masterforce

    Metalhank - Energon Starscream
     
  11. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    man, that'd be a lot of repainting right there. your minibot list is pretty much spot on with what I'm doing. I'm actually going to finish swerve tonight.
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is GREAT man! You've been doing such great work lately and it's just getting better! Keep it up! :thumb 
     

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