Heavy/Scratch: Custom Unicron G1

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  1. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    hi guys!
    this is my first custom, i allways wondered why a important character like Unicron never had an official G1 release, so i made one myself. i took Darth Vader / Death Star Crossover and transformed into unicron, it took a little time, a little money and a little work, but it sure paid out!
    i can nearly resume this in a mastercard commercial cliché...

    Darth vader crossover - 20€
    2 cans of spray paint - 5€
    modeling paste - 2€

    the felling of adding something to the transformer world... Priceless

    if you think i can improve something, or want to express an opinion please do =) i will apreciate

    my english is not the best, i'm portuguese, but hope you guys can understand
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    i like this one :)  reminds me of the Beast Wars Unicron Prototype
     
  3. Unfall

    Unfall Shattered Glass

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    Very impressive, especially for a first custom.
     
  4. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    LOVE the wood-screws-as-spikes :) 

    Does he strill transform withthe giant horns?

    I would be curious to know why you decided to use Vader instead of Unicron as your base figure (You're not the first!) I think Vader is over all a slightly better toy, but the Unicron Mold is really pretty nice. I'm interested in knowing your creative-thinking :) 

    Everyting you sculpted came out pretty good, the abdomen area is especially nice.

    For a first-project, this is really very good!
     
  5. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    This looks really good, especially for it being your first custom.

    Great execution of concept too.

    Perhaps, you could take it a step further and dry brush all grey parts
    to be gun metal ? Prime them black first, then dry brush the gunmetal paint on top.
     
  6. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    this is pretty ill, have you considered a wash to bring out those panel lines? nice work!
     
  7. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    Yes is still fully transformable, the horns are detachable, to be used in planet mode. I have chosen vader for several reasons, easier to get, it transforms in a ball (not like armada unicron), the sculpt needed was easier, and was realy cheap (20€ shipped).
    maybe i can get the armada unicron fists and some elements of the waist so i can keep this as near as possible of the g1
    also, there is a lot of detail missing, but i was out of white paint
     
  8. cowclone

    cowclone I am lost..were am I?

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    looks good so how big is he?
     
  9. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    is that ur first custom????jawdropped..enuff said
     
  10. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    i didn't mesure, but somewhere beetween 27cm/32cm in robot mode

    and a 17 to 22cm of diameter in planet mode
     
  11. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    (I'm speechless)
     
  12. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I think my only concern is with the screws just left there. Do you plan on dulling those down at all?

    Overall though, a fantastic job. Can't wait for more pictures as painting goes on. Also would like to see a couple of comparison shots to either G1 figures or some Classics. I honestly have no idea how tall the Death Star crossover is.
     
  13. MACRAPTRON

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    I dunno. He has this weird 'Tom Selleck' look, it'd look better if he had a beard.
     
  14. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    let's see some of those planet mode pictures :) 

    the vader was a good choice to start with, i like the proportions more than armada unicron
     
  15. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Looks good, right now it always reminds me of BW Ironhide with that scheme.
     
  16. rampageSSS

    rampageSSS All Hail Rampage

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    Copy cat lol:tongue:  good work so far, i know how much work it takes to do this as this is mine i did a little while ago
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    My thread is on here somewhere
    Keep up the great work ill be keeping an eye on this :thumb 
     
  17. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    dude its amazing
    for your first custom job or even a later one

    love it
     
  18. rainchang007

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    Incredible! ----I do love it
     
  19. aprim

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    very very nice!
     
  20. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Damn! I thought about the Death Star as Unicron. You made me wish I had actually got him. Very good.
     

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