Minor/Repaint: Classics Vortex

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  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Here is my attempt at Vortex. He was built from a modified Cybertron Evac, and a few spare parts I had laying around. He was a good side project as I finish up on Afterburner. I modified the rotor assembly to mount on the missile rack that Evac had. This allowed for him to have the classic "blades on back" look that Vortex was known for. I also made a nose gun for him that becomes his hand weapon in bot mode (natch!) Other mods/add-ons were the engine intakes that I put on top of the arms to fill the gap left by the rotor assembly (look like more weaponry in bot-mode,) and a side missile rack from deluxe movie Brawl. Head and chest built from Apoxie-Sculpt.
    The only down side to him is his size. He towers over his Combaticon team-mates. The plan I have for Blast-Off may rectify this, as he will end up being just a hair shorter than Vortex. Arm mode has been worked out for both components, and "shin" mode for Brawl and Swindle as well. That is really the only way to keep proportions decent. Bruticus is still a definite possibility (if Onslaught would ever show up at retail around here!)
    Let me know what you guys think!
    -SB
     

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  2. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    :jawdropper:  All I can say is WOW!! Oh yeah, and "Bruticus, transform and rise up!"
     
  3. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    My critique:

    Vortex = PERFECT

    And to add my critiques of Brawl and Swindle:

    PERFECT and PERFECT.
     
  4. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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    That's bloody brilliant O_O
     
  5. Skyripper

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    that is amazing, I realy hope that thers gonna be a Bruticus at the end of this cos its gona be even more amazing. Could you let on which mold will make Blast-off?
     
  6. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Fantastic work; I think my only real crit would be that the new position of the rotors looks odd. Would it have been impossible to rig it so it folds from its normal position in chopper mode onto the backpack part for robot mode?

    Otherwise, positively kickarse. :D 
     
  7. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    This is going to sound ridiculous, but the main mold is: Sky Lynx!

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    EDIT: Ramrider: Yeah I had tried to just have it detach and move from the arm sections to the back, but I like that it is integrated into the transformation right now, and doesn't have to have removable parts. It also allows for the arm mode to have the blades on the shoulder rather than the fore arm.
     
  8. D-Unit

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    That's excellent, very toon-accurate
     
  9. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Agreeing with the first post...my first thought was "Wow"...he looks really really nice...all three pretty much look great together...liking the mods you have done and the paint apps look good as well...you got yourself a nice looking trio there bud...:thumb 
     
  10. Skyripper

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    SKYLINX!!! wow didn't expect that one. Are you gona stick it's shell on another tf? that seems the only way to do it.

    EDIT: do you have any pics of the arm mode you plan to put up (and shin modes for Brawl and Swindle?)
     
  11. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Sweet work, Sculpt-bot. That head is dead on. In the Bot mode, you can barely tell that is Evac, Great work, as always.
     
  12. maximus_primal

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    WOW! Great job.
     
  13. Superquad7

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    The only thing that bothers me about Vortex here is the heavily panel-lined chest. Aside from that, I think this piece is absolutely GREAT. I can't wait to see all of your Combaticons man!

    It's even better to see you creating again, buddy! Keep 'em coming! :thumb 
     
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    that is amazing as usual. I think tyou just decided my vortex for when/if I ever make bruticus.
     
  15. Terrorcon_King

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    ........................................................................................ FREKING AWSOME!!!!!1 Nice Job On VORTEX!! He LOOKS AWSOME!!!
     
  16. REDLINE

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    pretty sweet, SC :)  nicely played.
     
  17. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    I like it a lot.

    The painting is a little sloppy (especially on the chest), but it's still a nice custom.
     
  18. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    That looks goooooood!!! I love the mods done to it and again, the head is spot on!!
     
  19. plowking

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    Thats awesome bud!!...I love it :thumb 
     
  20. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    OMFG! This is freakin sweet. Dude, you outdone yourself. Sweet job on it.
     

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