Heavy/Scratch: Custom animated HotRod WIP!! Wed. 6-25-08 UPDATE w/ GUN PICS!!

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  1. big hank

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    ****UPDATE 6/25/08 Wednesday****

    Hey gang!! Thanks for all the feedback regarding the head, I snagged an activators BB off ebay, so Ill give that one a try! I will also make the neck longer and ditch the brow crest thingy. I will do it more G1-ish and just give him a slight central ridge. Colors will be maroon, with the orange,silver and yellow where needed. I will finish filling, sanding and priming the current head. Then he will go in the parts bin!! I think if I squared it up some and gave him some vents on the side He might make a decent Menasor head for a future animated Gestalt!! So for now, I will shelve 'ol Roddy until the new head comes in, but here are a couple of pics of the modded motor/gun!! I made the barrels extendable so they can be longer, and the intake stacks turn into the scope!! I will start a new thread for further updates, I think the next pics will be of a finished Hot Rod!! ENJOY and feel free to comment!!--BH




    ****UPDATE 6/23/08 Monday****

    Hey folks, here is the modded BB head I'll be using for 'ol Roddy!! I think I made him a little too serious looking!!LOL!! His head looks a bit big and he is a TIGHT fit. I may shelve him for a week or so and grab a BB Activators off ebay. Watcha all think? Should I scale him down in size? Thanks for looking!!

    ****UPDATE****

    Hey everybody, just wanted to post up some updated pics. Here's some pics of the wing retracted and extended, and finished building the forearm cannons, and as a little bonus I made them able to detach and fold out into energon staffs!! Yep, 'ol Roddy is a master of circuit-su like Prowl and Jazz!! Hopefully I'll have some pics of the head and motor/gun tomorrow or Monday! Thanks for looking and enjoy!!:thumbs2: 










    Hey Folks!! After seeing Onesock's great Animated Hot Rod I thaought I'd show off a couple of wip pics of mine!! I like his bio about Hot Rod being a young hotshot cadet, it makes a nice contrast to my version, which I see as a mature (well, as mature as Hot Rod can be!) seasoned somewhat cocky warrior.
    I modded his nose to give him a sleeker look, and removed all the spikes. Sanded off the rear spoiler to give it a more rounded, 'Vette like silhouette!! Also Lockdown's rear spoiler kinda clashes with the wing. The wing will retract into position in 'bot mode, I've got the engineering done, I just have to get to it.
    The new nose splits and folds onto the hood piece to make a jet backpack in 'bot mode!! The jetpack is a better feel for 'ol Roddy, I can't see him with a hook weapon.
    I have removed the "bad guy" shoulder pads and put on some Iron Man shoulders to give them a more rounded "heroic" look!!
    I did the much needed hand mod, and will add the silver forearm tubes, I have a special plan for them!!
    As you can see, Hot Rod lost his head again!! LOL! I am still at work sculpting him using the BB head. It really can work well with some sculpting!
    Lot's of work left to do, lots of cleaning up and sculpting before paint! I was just excited and reinspired after seeing Onesock's cool Hot Rod!!
    The motor will still be a gun, but I'm doin' it a little different to set him apart from Lockdown!
    I like this nose mod, I'm gonna grab a different nose and do a Tracks version!!

    Any comments and crits are welcome!!! Thanks for looking!! ---BH
     

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  2. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    WOW!...I am really impressed!!....I am loving the mods you are doing to this.

    Be sure to keep us updated :thumb 
     
  3. Nemesis Predaking

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    DUDE !!!! This is going to be crazy sick !!!!
    :jawdropper: 
    I know it's only a WIP, but I want one. or at least detailed instructions on how to make my own.
    I am really looking forward to seeing this completed :thumbs2: 
     
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    I like it!!! The pic from the side reminds of the Batmobile, also AWESOME!!!
    :D 
     
  5. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    THIS WILL BE AMAZING
     
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    That is looking slick. He kinda looks like the mach 5. Great work!
     
  7. REDLINE

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    very nice, love the new car mode.
     
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    that's no joke!
    did hot rod scan the batmobile for his earthmode?
     
  9. big hank

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    Thanks all for the great support and kind words!!

    Ding! Ding! Ding! Yeah, it's a Mach 5 front end!! I guess the movie was good for somethin' after all!! LOL!

    HaHa!! Stealth Hot Rod!! Hmmmmmmmmm..................

    I decided I am definitely going to do a Tracks, but with a Racer X front end!!
    If it's okay with the moderators I'll make a tutorial for it. Even if you just want the "backpack" part of the mod for Lockdown, you could just do that part of it. Who do I ask about posting a tutorial? Thanks again everybody!!
     
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    just post it in GD, if its good enough, we'll move it.
     
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    thats really cool
     
  12. Paul Prime

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    That is looking very good, I can't wait to see him with the paint applied.
     
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    WOW!!!!! Awesome work man!!
    We acutally just started getting the Animated Guys in last week and i'm sooo ready to start BASHING!!!
     
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    Hey folks!! Here's an update of my Hot Rod wip!! ENJOY!
     
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    Keep it coming!...I am really diggin this one. :thumb 
     
  16. big hank

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    Hey Guys and Gals!! Just a quick peek at Hot Rod's head!! Off to work now...talk to ya later!!---BH
     
  17. j.a.f.o.

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    For as awesome as everything's coming along, I really hate to say this but I'm not liking Hot Rod's head at all.
     
  18. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    I think if the unibrow wasn't so pronounced, it would look better. But I really like where you're headed with this! Keep it up!
     
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    I just want to know how that thing's head fits. Mine has enough trouble as it is, but the horns on his head have to pose a problem. Amirite?
     
  20. TonyzCustomz

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    Very nice use of the Mach 5 front end, looks awesome. The head is shaping up nicely as well.
     

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