Minor/Repaint: Classics Roadbuster

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  1. spoonman

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    Hey guys.
    Just saw Satomis and Smogs versions and figured I'd go ahead and get this up.
    Started it a while back when Wolvie first hit the shelves then got slammed with work. It's a work in progress(Got to finish my classics Huffer first!)
    and needs an assload of detail still.
    After seeing the other versions, I kinda like Cap better for the mold, but oh well. Come this far...
    The guns come from Micromasters Groundshaker and the head is a styrene modified BigLots knock-off Gundam head. (Gotta love BigLots!)
    I 'm gonna chop the fists back a bit so he's not so gorilla-like and add a new codpiece amongst many other things.
    Thanks to Smog and Satomi for inspiring me to get off me arse and I'll have some finished stuff coming soon:
    Animated Banzai-Tron (oh yeah? what ever happened to that one?)
    Classics Huffer
    Classics Whirl
    Classics Tracks
    Classics Windcharger
    Whew.......I need a break!
    Enjoy!!
     

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  2. frenzyrumble

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    very cool!!! I have a recent commission to make capt. america into RB.
     
  3. spoonman

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    Yeah, that mold just screams Roadbuster! I like it better because it's an actual vehicle, too. Wolverine's kinda abscure and ambiguous. Cant wait to see yours, Frenzy!
     
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    sweet
     
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    Yeah, Captain America might be a "better" mold for Roadbuster, but this works pretty well too! Looks great... it'll be even better with the detailing done.

    I know what you mean about Wolverine being a more "obscure" vehicle mode. I want to convert him into some other character, but I just can't think of one that works really well.

    The guns and head look just about perfect. Good call. Wish I had Big Lots. :) 

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    Not bad. Though I generally don't do kitbashes of characters I have to look up. I usually stick with the characters I know and have personal associations for. I'm all geewun that way. :) 

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  8. spoonman

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    Word! I had absolutely no idea who they were.
     
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    I think you can go either way with the Crossovers. I personally like the humvee more as it's a military vehicle and a better fit for Roadbuster's character. BUT...the colors might not translate too well on the Cap mold since they'll result in a mismatched vehicle mode. That's where Wolvie might be superior. You can sort of get away with different colors.

    Oh well, I'm a little surprised at how much RB work is actually going on (aside from the upgrade kit). I wonder how many of you would've posted pics had I not done so the other day. It's like a domino effect around here. And I don't mean this in a bad way.
     
  10. dsn1014

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    nothing wrong with some Roadbuster love, it's inspiring me to stake a claim on another wrecker.

    While Cap would be my natural choice, this works very well too.
     
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    You know what? Universe Onslaught could also work as another Roadbuster. Hell, that Animated Ultra Magnus repaint would work if someone fashioned a proper head for it with guns.
     
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    Yeah, for sure. I had those RB pics sitting on my computer for a month already. Wasn't sure when I was going to get around to actually doing the bash... but when you posted yours, I figured I might as well throw them into the mix.

    I wonder if Roadbuster's increased profile in ALL HAIL MEGATRON has anything to do with his recent popularity? I suppose the fact that he's gotten both a Classics and Animated repaint also contributes.

    Y'know, I was already seriously considering BOTH those molds too! It was only when I got a Captain America figure in-hand that I changed my mind.

    Universe Onslaught is a great choice for Roadbuster, on many levels, though I had other plans for my spare Onslaught. I went as far as to do a digibash of TFA Roadbuster Magnus with a new head... out of all the Animated figures, Magnus is the mold that could be retooled into a "non-Animated" style bot with the least effort. His vehicle mode is almost realistic... or at least, as realistic as anything from Armada or Energon. :) 

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  13. spoonman

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    Obscure it is, plus at the time I started it, Cap wasnt available yet. And I gotta give it to Satomi about the domino effect. that and my girlfriend saying "Get that thing done and sold or I'm throwin it out!" Love her!
     

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