Customs: Custom IDW Metalhawk

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  1. Ultra Brevis

    Ultra Brevis State-employed peace-keeping agent, yes???

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    Does anyone else think the botcon metalhawk might be a repaint of rotf strafe?

    I saw the way he was portrayed in The Death of Optimus Prime, and instantly thought the mold was perfect.

    Easy repaint for you guys, no?
     
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    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I could use some pics of what you're talking about. Strafe? Do you mean the Mindwipe repaint? Was there a "death of Prime" story in IDW? I never read it.
     
  3. Ultra Brevis

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    pics

    I just remember reading that Strafe was a particularly small voyager, and it has that cybertronian jet vibe going on, the arm wings and sleek, angular look.

    I know Cyclonus looks more like the G1 toy, but Strafe looks like a good update to me as per the look in the idw comic.

    I've bought one to repaint anyway.
     

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    would love to see someone do this :D 
     
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    PrimulArchangel made a G1 version of the figure... figured it'd be interesting.
     
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    I did a custom along these lines not that long ago
     
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    I made one out of a classics Cyclonus not too long ago. It's not great but I like it.

    03- Final Coat and Ears Cut.jpg
     
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    Since this thread has just turned into spamming everyone's custom Metalhawks (not that that's a bad thing, mind you) I'll join in. Here was my Animated Metalhawk, which fits in better with the IDW version given the extremely thin limbs due to Animated's styling.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...ation-s-l-v-g-e-4-deuteros-aka-metalhawk.html


    (can't post pics since I'm on a crappy iPad)

    To get back on topic, I think Strafe does work for Metalhawk, as it has the evilness of Mindwipe and yet Strafe has proven that the angular stylings can work for a good guy (though why strafe, I don't know, when they could have given it to someone like Metalhawk in the first place). Would I expect it in the Botcon set, hell no, it's too big for this year's set and they're not exactly known for doing the same characters across two years. But it would make an interesting custom, maybe you could commission someone to make one. I just worry the upper body would be slightly too bulky for Metalhawk.
     

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