Minor/Repaint: Custom #1 of 2007.....Ironhide

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  1. vector

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    Hello everyone. I would like to show off my first (not the last by any means) custom of 2007. I know, I know he’s Ironhide and he’s black. But let me explain myself…..One, Ironhide in my opinion has always had kind of a gruff, serious, straight forward personality. Black just seemed to fit him a bit better to me than red. Two……I feel an overwhelming need to be just a little different without being ludicrous. Oddly enough from start to finish this repaint took me one day. So……how bad is it???

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  2. Tekkaman Blade

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    Looks more lie big daddy
     
  3. vector

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  4. Gen. Magnus

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    I'm not seeing Big Daddy but I'm not seeing Ironhide either. It looks nice, don't get me wrong. I just don't get the Ironhide vibe from him. To me, Ironhide = red, !=black

    Wrought iron is black though.
     
  5. mattarmstrong

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    not bad I like it. Its cool that you made it how you felt it should be
     
  6. fschuler

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    Nice job, especially considering you did it in one day!!??! What brand and type of paint did you use?
     
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    I like the idea of Ironhide in black, in fact I had a similar idea. However, I wouldn't have made him completely black like you did. Basically, I would've based him on how he looks in the show. Red forearms and shins, red chest, red head, but everything else black/dark gray. Also, there was a Diaclone version of him that was black with red limbs, and I always preferred it to the G1 version, which is further encouragement for the "black Ironhide" plan.

    However, as far as the job you did is concerned, it's very smooth and professional looking, so kudos on that
     
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    ironhide != black? just wait till the new movie comes out then mwahahahahahaaaaaa
     
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    Nice work as always, vector! I still hold to the Scion mold not being the best suited for ol' Ironhide. Scion directly markets more to the hip-hop crowd, and Ironhide isn't as much of a hip-hopper as other bots seem to be.

    Also, maybe try breaking up some of the black in robot mode with some reds. Maybe a red pinstripe in Alt mode? Just some suggestions. Otherwise, it seemes you've set out to do everything you wanted to do. In the end, if you're happy with it, that's what counts! By the way, I think one would be hard-pressed to beat your paint apps! :thumb  Keep em comin' man!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    nice remix on Ironhide man :thumb 
     
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    Wrought-Ironhide.
     
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    Skids Barely appeared on the Show and he could of been Dull I like Ironhide He Reminds me of The New Movie Ironhide In Black :thumb  Thanks Vector.
     
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    These aren't based on movie designs, are they?


    No.
     
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    Is the rear window blacked out? Also, I do tend to agree that he needs "pimped" a little - some pinstriping or graphics would do a lot to help. (Some reds and silvers - and maybe make his grille silver.) And finally, I'd remove the back seats entirely. I don't see Ironhide needing them. Maybe you could even mod that or use the space for bigger weapons for him or somesuch.

    All that aside, he looks good. Hope that didn't sound like a backhanded compliment....
     
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    Skids being less of a presence in G1 than Ironhide further reinforces my point. Ironhide (and other characters) have more established personalities that lend themselves more to a particular alt mode. By NO means am I slamming vector's work, it's just my opinion that the Scion mold doesn't lend itself well to Ironhide's character.

    Honestly speaking, so far vector's custom is the one I like the most out of the rest of the Ironhide customs I've seen thus far. :thumb 
     
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    I've always thought Ironhide's personality would fit a pickup better then the Minivan he originally was.

    A little monotinous though, It NEEDS a bit of color somewhere.

    Red head and forearms?
     
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    Hasbro originally intended for the Dodge Ram to be Ironhide, but Takara said 'no.' Hence we got Prime as the Ram and no Ironhide.
     
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    It's a good custom, but the colour's not really Ironhidey. I think the paint scheme would be more suited for a Decepticon, maybe Blackout, Octane, or Bonecrusher?
     
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    Soundblaster perhaps? *shameless plug*
     

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