Custom Ironhide (Alternator Skids)

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  1. frenzyrumble

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    Hello (again)

    Here's another custom I finished up this weekend. This too, was for a fellow board member. This was my 1st Alternator (I've done 4 since this) and gotta say, they are very odd molds. I like the G1 resemblance, but they seem not from the TF world.

    Anyway, this mold was originally blue and named "Skids"

    Please, enjoy and comment.

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  2. Kouri

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    Huh, it looks sort of odd without the gold stripe. ^^; However, I do have to admit - your posing has made the mold more Ironhide-y for me than any previous attempt has.
     
  3. frenzyrumble

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    i debated the gold stripe, and might still add it.
     
  4. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Put a piece of paper in front of your lamps to diffuse the light a little d00d. I agree about Alts being odd ones, working on a Mirage mold and he is way different than what I am used to.
     
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    While I'm still not sold on this mold as "Ironhide", I have to comment on your stellar work, man. Your paint apps are just slick and all of the treatment you've given this bot is just wonderful. I'd also advise the addition of the gold stripe. Any custom using the Skids mold, I'd suggest removing the "pixie tint" as well. All of that aside, you've done great work man! :thumb 
     
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    I just recently finished main painting on mine (Same mold to match Ratchet) and about to do the gold stripe myself...
    I am still unsure about the skids head since I've already used it on Perceptor and a head for Sludge which one day I'll get to doing...

    I was thinking of chopping off the vents on the side of the face, did you have the same doubts about the head?
     
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    I used the Skids head for my Ironhide (RAM mold) but I've seen one using the Prowl head and I think that actually looks better

    On topic for this thread though, I like the paint job you've done a lot. ALTs may be odd or not fit into your TF world but they are almost my entire TF collection :thumb  I haven't seen the Skids head with a modded chin like you have it, I kind of dig it. I say if you've commissioned this for someone maybe ask them if they want the gold stripe or not

    Oh and he's transformed wrong too. Not sure if that's intentional or not.
     
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    well this is my commision, i love the look of the heads and gold stripe or not i love how it looks i cant wait to get him back! oh and lucs i posted you your package it should be with you soon!
     
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    hey nellie...(since you're here) gold stripe or not? hehe.
    I can get gold mylar (gold chrome) and slap a stripe on the alt mode. Let me know.

    And yeah, I realize he was TF'd differently than SKids, but that's kinda my 'artistic license' twist on making it something different!
     
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    haha artistic license is cool no worries!the gold stripe would be great yes if its not too much trouble for you! i sent the head for hoist to you the same day as i sent lucs package so wont be too much longer, thanks again man!
     
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    awesome! hoist is all set minus the head he's waiting on. so as soon as I get that, i'll be posting pics. I will edit these photos once I get that gold stripe on!
     
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    ok cool hoist's head is a little less traditional i always hated the bots head look on the toy of hoist so its more of a trailbreaker look-a-like head which i think will look cool and update away!
     
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    Nice job! I always thought this mold and head looked great for Ironhide... until I saw a real Scion and realized that they're closer to a hatchback than a van. :) 

    I dig it though.

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    Looks good F_R :thumb 

    Although I will say, it does look like it is missing something....maybe it is the stripe...I dunno.

    When it comes to your work, I always look for, and see, the "WOW" factor in your customs....you've always provided that in your work.

    I just don't see it in this one...like I said, its missing "something".... I just don't know what it is.....please don't take this as offensive....my statement doesn't take anything from it or you....its just my opinion.
     
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    great critisism, i actually really appreciate that. I will be revisiting this custom some point this week, not only adding the gold stripe, i might just do something completely outside the box. (not sure what it is...yet)
     
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    Looks great as usual dude.
     
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    been wrecking my mind all day about "what can I do to make this custom - very unique and give people like PK that wow factor" and I can't come up with much. perhaps I need to sleep on it, but it will come.

    I will be adding the gold metallic stripe. maybe the answer lies within that. rather than a straight line, something a little more...exciting looking. I'm thinking of revisiting some of the details with a bright glossy white also. this might make some mechanical details really "pop". If anyone has suggestions or ideas, PLEASE post them, i'd love to hear!
     
  18. TonyzCustomz

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    I think getting rid of that sparkle tint like superquad7 suggested would be a great start but what else can you really do to the figure.
     
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    omg tony your avatars are so screwing up this board lol.
     
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