Heavy/Scratch: Crasher? Crasher? I hardly even know 'er! ( TFA Crasher! )

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Greatest vehicular robot villainess of all time! Also, best Gobot! In a world where most Transformer villains have to have a weepy backstory, Crasher's whole backstory is, "Ha ha ha! *violence*"

    I've wanted to do a Crasher custom for a long time, but had no real clear idea what she should look like, until someone suggested Lockdown. And what can I say? A good idea is a good idea!

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    Transformation video and non-weepy backstory are here:




    She's made from Lockdown, with a styrene chest and hood, apoxy-sculpt face and chopped up lego canopy windscreen/hood. I decided she was friends with Flamewar.

    crsh_grp2.jpg


    Limbs are largely unchanged but the torso and thus, the center of the car, are quite different.

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    Face is, I will admit, not my finest work, but I'm reasonably pleased with the machiney bits visible inside her cone chest thing. You can also see here that the chest vents do actually have some vent detailed. It's hard to see in the wider shots.

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    Unfortunately, while Lockdown's legs are sort of the right shape and level of stompiness for her, they're still not very poseable.

    crsh3.jpg

    I got rid of the parts-forming arm dealy. Her hood just folds up onto her back. Arguably it helps her hood look less silly. Imagine it just floating out there by itself.

    crsh4.jpg


    I did tried replacing Lockdown's headlight area with something more Crasher-esque but it rapidly became more work than it was worth. I think she's fine like this. What, are you going to tell her she's not?

    crsh_alt_grp1.jpg


    And that's about all the Crasher I have time for today. Crash you on the flip side!

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  2. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Awesome idea! I'm liking the alt-mode.
     
  3. Necromaster

    Necromaster FEAR ME MORTALS

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    Amazing work, dude! That alt mode looks gorgeous and the robot mode ain't shabby either. It's always nice to see Gobots get some love from customizers!
     
  4. Skert

    Skert Well-Known Member

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    As always, stellar work!
     
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    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    Dude, she looks like she belongs in the show! amazing work!
    if other cases... maybe, but considering the gobot cartoon look, it makes me think it's perfect!
     
  6. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    That is extremely cool. It's amazing how just changing the cabin of the car makes such a dramatic difference in the toy's profile in both modes.

    (It also always makes me really happy to see anyone do a Crasher custom - but a really good and unique Crasher, like this one? Even better.)
     
  7. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Absolutely love this. Mighty fine work.

    Makes me happy to see you’re still pluggin’ away at the Animated customs.

    I know I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:

    Never stop.
     
  8. warhawk

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    Great to see you back to work. Love the custom, that Lockdown toy was difficulty to love at times, and you did a fine job!
     
  9. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    Wow man, this is just awesome!!!
     
  10. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com

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    Yeah man, this is a killer job ya did on this, need more Crasher-stuff like this! Just watched your YouTube video too, awesome stuff and glad to see ya still goin strong!
     
  11. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Thanks everybody!
     
  12. Moonminer

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    Absolutely incredible!!!
     
  13. Impressionsbot

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    That is spectacular! Always happy to see another one of your customs!
     
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    Daaaamn, son, that head! Nicely done.
     
  15. SMOG

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    That's a great use of a Lockdown! The car mode comes across really well too! :thumb 

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  16. fakebusker83

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    When I first looked at her noggin I was just muttering to myself ‘how in the world is he gonna handle her alt mode. This is fantastic and there are so many layers to this custom. I really enjoyed what you did here. Massive fan. Please do continue to be awesome.
     
  17. Superquad7

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    Excellent work, buddy :) 
     
  18. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    Nice. Any plans to convert POTP Jazz into Crasher?
     
  19. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Thanks! Nah. I know a guy who's working on that but this Crasher + Cocomone is enough for me.


    Cheers mate! Couldn't have gotten here without your help back in the day!
     
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  20. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    The paint isn't as good as your other stuff, but the concept and execution is fucking great
     

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