Heavy/Scratch: Constructicons, transform and DEVASTATE!

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  1. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    He's done, he's frigging done after thirteen months of on-and-off. After countless long evenings. After many injured fingers at the hands of X-acto knives. After entire evenings of peeling super glue and epoxy off of fingers. He's done.

    Guys, he may not have been the first(though one of the first in progress, following Ptitvite's lead). He may not be the best. He may not go on Ebay and muster bids in the thousands of dollars. But, he's mine.

    I really hope you enjoy him as much as me, from the head carved from a golf ball to the unorthodox Mixmaster, to the "cartoon realistic(my term for cartoon color scheme, with 'realistic' weathering)" paint job:

    The new chest shield location:

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    Playing around a bit with the "Devs busting into Autobot City" mini statue:

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  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    nice work man. got any more shots of both arms down, or perhaps the entire figure in 1 shot?
     
  3. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I'll take more shots this evening for sure, I couldn't get the whole fellow into my el cheapo backdrop! I appreciate the comment, and will take more pictures in a bit.
     
  4. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. 13 months. Longer than it takes to make a baby.
    The paint is great. The connections look strong. The bots look good! The chest piece is great. I am actually using the wings for mine too now. I think it would look better a little higher. I know you put a lot of work into the head, but I think just a bit more sanding would help finish off the look!!
    Over all, really good.
     
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  5. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Couple of new shots up there.
     
  6. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Great work on this, man. I really dig the colors, the paintjob, and the hard work put into it all (including sculpting that head, which probably wasn't too easy). I think the only think I don't like much about it is the open mouth and the way the visor doesn't wrap completely around--BUT, having said that, I will also say that it still looks great. The overall shape of the head and everything is perfect, it's just the minor things that would look even better if touched up. Don't think I'm knocking it, man--I admire that you actually sculpted something different from Ptitvite and the SSS heads that are usually used. The neck also looks a little thin in that first shot, but great from every other angle. And to wrap it up, I like that you took Mixmaster in a different direction than most.

    In the end, this is your Devastator and you did it like you wanted. As long as you love it, you're all set, bro. I've had one in the works for over a year (been planning it and working SLOWLY on it since Ptitvite shared his masterpiece with us a long while back--so I definitely feel your pain when it comes to taking a while to work on customs and finding time in between work and personal stuff--I have TONS of that going on 24/7, so I do what I can, when I can). Keep up the great work!
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Very cool!
     
  8. blacklion29

    blacklion29 Merlion Gestalt

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    nice work man! a little extra work on the head and this will be excellent.
     
  9. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I really appreciate the heartfelt feedback. The neck is an easy fix that I'll tackle tonight. While I agree that it isn't visible from any but the right angle, it's something I noticed in the photo too.

    The head, well that's something I made over a year ago specifically for this custom. I made it while watching the '86 movie and remember settling on the open mouth after seeing Devs make the same expression while smashing through Autobot City. Cheesy, sure, but I love the look on his face. I'll see what I can do about the visor, it's something that for some reason never struck me.

    I'm glad you can empathize with the issues of time vs. hobbies. It's hard for one to grasp unless they experience the same hustle and bustle of life. I look forward to seeing what comes of your Devs and other customs(If you're anything like me there are a dozen half-finished laying about).
     
  10. Mr Ray

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    It's also taken me the same amount of time to finish mine aswell!
    In the top 2 pics, the chest shield is in a lower and higher position?
     
  11. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    It looks that way doesn't it? Believe it or not it's all perspective. That's why I get comments about it sitting too low. It's at just the right height that a simple change of camera angle makes it perceivable as being at his waist :( 
     
  12. encline

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    Ohh, okay. Cool. I knew that face looked familiar. That was the first thing I thought of was the movie when he was smashing stuff. He has that AHHHRRRGG Look. I still keep coming back to this and looking at some specific details and ways you did things. This is still the second most inspirational Devs for me in the way you built it.
     
  13. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I appreciate the compliments, if you'd like any detailed pictures, just ask.
     
  14. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    WOW. Great job. It's always a great feeling to get to the end of a project. I will soon know that sweet taste again.
     
  15. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Haha, thanks! Indeed it is a great feeling to complete something this big!

    I'll snap some updated photos in a bit, I moved the chest shield up nearly a half inch. I agree with others' sentiments, it looks much better now.
     
  16. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    What the..???!! ahahahahahhh!!!!!! But i do echo your thoughts on the chest plate. A lil higher and it would be great. I like Mixmaster's barrel cab though. You've turned it into a gun. :) 
     
  17. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Hah, yep, but just a wee little one :)  The chest plate now sits nearly a half inch higher, I didn't get the opportunity to update pictures tonight. Perhaps tomorrow morning when there's good light!
     
  18. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Awesome!! There's so much character in your Dev's face, I love it! Everything looks great, I don't mind the chest piece where it is, but up a bit wouldn't hurt either. Lovin' the big gun and the dirt and grime, top notch!:thumbs2: 
     
  19. siniquezu

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    his face is hilarious
     
  20. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    Thanks David! I'm glad someone enjoys the face. I'll look into getting that visor wrapped the rest of the way around to the helmet sides, but it's not going anywhere.
     

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