Minor/Repaint: Classics Trailbreaker

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  1. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    My take on a classics Trailbreaker. I know, I know, truck not van, but after squinting at Ironhide's vehicle mode, I started thinking the back portion could look a *little* like a truck cab. Again, my apologies for the quality of the pics. I wasn't able to do any close-ups of the face, which was only slightly altered. I sculpted a visor over Ironhide's eyes and filled in the indentation on his crest.

    Still technically a work in progress, I want to touch up the red bits you can still see from different angles, and he's just not complete without a missile rack attached to the top of his head. There's a gun from the Zoids Redhorn that looks like it'll be perfect, I'm just hoping it's not too big. If it works, I'll just drill a hole in Trailbreaker's head and plug it in, that way I can put a hole in the top of the van as well so it has somplace to plug into in vehicle form.
     

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  2. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    I got to say its impressive I know that Trailbreaker is a truck, but this mold makes a nice substitute in its place, so great job on it.
     
  3. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    That is a great job dude! I dont even think it matters its a van! Cant wait to see it finised!
     
  4. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Nice Trailbreaker looks really good as a SUV. Can you take some bigger pictures, so we can see the detail a little better :) 

    Edit: okay where is the Van stuff coming from this mold is clearly an SUV... LOL
     
  5. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    Looks good!

    Be good to see some sharper pics and close ups of the head if possible :) 
     
  6. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Totally works as an SUV. Previous alt modes mean very little really - Trailbreaker's been a camper van (G1) and a pick-up (Universe Spychanger - they said it was Ironhide, but I wasn't fooled :p ), and Ironhide himself has been a van, a pick-up and a Hummer in his time...

    I think I'd have modded the head a little further myself, but frankly I think this guy makes a better Trailbreaker than he does Ironhide or Ratchet.
     
  7. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Yeah this looks good but I've always seen this mold as an SUV. Does it say somewhere that this mold is a van? Don't see many vans with those huge bumpers (brushguards I think they're called)
     
  8. Xhairs

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    man that is a great idea and i can see him. great job
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    very nice, I dig. Every TF made looks better in black.

    and RR, I disagree there, I think this mold makes a fine Ironhide..
     
  10. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Yeah... but you know what I want from him... ;) 
     
  11. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, it's very appreciated! I need to pick up a new digital camera or figure out what I need to change in the settings of my current one to pick up better detail. As soon as I do either I'll take some better pics and toss them up!

    Didn't mean to cause any confusion calling Ironhide a van, I've just always seen him as one even though they've updated his current alt mode, my bad! :) 

    Just out of curiosity, what else would you alter? My first thought was to go with a straight G1 toy homage and cover up the face with a mask, but I figured he would look better with the face repainted. If I can solve my camera issues I'll toss up some more pictures of his face in some better lighting. And he's missing his missile hat at the moment, but I definitely plan on giving him one.
     
  12. Ramrider

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    Yeah, I'd go with a more toy-based homage myself - I'm that way inclined. Probably square up the head a bit, add a faceplate, and add silver ear-vents...
     
  13. SMOG

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    Exactly! I was thinking the same thing! :) 

    Also, took the words out of my mouth! This mold says "Trailbreaker" to me even more than it says "Ironhide" or especially "Ratchet". This paintjob and mod seals the deal... awesome Trailbreaker!!!

    The Classics 2.0 mold is a nice homage to Ironhide, and the SUV suits him too... but this is bang-on for Trailbreaker, and I confess I'd like to see a van Ironhide for old time's sake.

    Actually I don't really mind if Trailbreaker and Ironhide are based on the same mold... however, this mold really doesn't fit Ratchet IMHO. I want to see a real ambulance... I'm tired of these "rescue SUV" things we keep getting instead.

    zmog
     
  14. Christopher-2

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    It is Diaclone Ironhide! Awesome.
     
  15. solidus

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    I like Trailbreaker in that new form. He is cool !!!
     
  16. destrongerlupus

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    Buddy!

    I didn't believe my eyes when I saw your avatar :) 

    Darn you for not only having Ironhide, but kitbashing extras already :p 

    Started serious work on you-know-who today BTW :) 

    'Breaker looks great! I'm planning one based on Ani-Ratchet, but yours is very convincing!
     
  17. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Honestly, this mold looks way better in black. Especially the alt mode cause it conceals the jig-saw puzzle like lines :lol 

    Great work
     
  18. Giga Leo

    Giga Leo I know and you know...

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    I'm still digging through my zoids parts trying to find that dang gun for his head...

    Haha! Thanks! You know, I didn't even think about that until I saw the ehobby release on ebay a little while ago!

    Holy crap, glad to see you DL!
    Oh yes, I'm still kicking around, I'm surprised you're still kicking around, I thought you fell into a magician's cabinet!
     
  19. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    its cool seein "old fogeys" showing up from time to time.
     
  20. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    that totally rocks
     

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