Minor/Repaint: Cybertron Hot Rod **Picture Heavy**

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  1. Maximal Prime

    Maximal Prime Active Member

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    Last year some time I had the idea that I was going to turn Cybertron Hot Shot into Hot Rod. I started a WIP thread, but as I got into the disassembly I realized that what I thought would be a simple little repaint was turning into a bigger project. I was also getting pretty frustrated with how my red paint was turning out over the blue plastic. I eventually shelved the project until I saw Cybertron Excellion and some of the other repainted versions of him on various kitbashing forums. It sparked my interest again and when I went back to work on him, the whole process went much smoother and I learned a lot as well. I know it's a repaint that's been done to death, and I'm a year late getting on the boat, but here is my vison of Cybertron Hot Rod:

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    For his gun I simpley glued the rocket into place, drilled a hole in the barrel, and cut the spare back wings and glued them into place so his gun would resemble his G1 rifle.

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    A couple of the small details I had fun creating were a custom Illinois license plate and givinig him actual rear tail lights.

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    Leg stickers that I created and printed using a variation of the G1 design.

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    It's kind of hard to tell, but the seat detail is painted silver.

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    I also put a Autobot emblem on the steering wheel and custom printed gauges on his dashboard. If you look, the space is actually molded above the steering wheel for something like this.

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  2. Maximal Prime

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    More gauges, and I thought it might be fun to have the flat screen on his dash showing Kickback about to be run over from the movie!

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    ...and of course the leftovers.

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  3. DanielGuardian

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    Wow! I haven't seen any of the other kitbashes so I'm seeing this fresh and from my perspective it looks splendiferous. Good job!
     
  4. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    Man, that is awsome! I always knew that that mold was for Hot Rod, and you did it perfectly. I love the detail inside the car too.
     
  5. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    omg I am in love!!!!!!! that is awesome!!! :rock 
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Two HUGE :thumb :thumb 
     
  7. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Holy shit that is freaking AWESOME! I must have one.
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    The attention to detail in this (the gauges, the steering wheel emblem, the seat paint, the flatscreen) is fantastic and inspiring. I also love that you painted the inside of the door pieces on the arms.... it makes it look much less "cheap" than the original.

    Very cool custom!
     
  9. Night Flame

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    I love what you've done with the molded in details here. My biggest complaint on modern Transformers is all the molded in details that just get lost in single colors, not so much as a wash to bring them out.

    You brought them out in spades. Beautiful.

    And a nice mod to a great mold.
     
  10. Boggs6ft7

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    "You got the touch....... you got the power..... YEAH!!!"

    Beautiful job Maximal, looks like it was meant to be that way.
     
  11. AutobotSDG

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    Absolutely fantastic! :thumb  :rock 
     
  12. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    That's awesome! My fav part is the monitor with Kickback's head inside the car...
     
  13. silentdarth

    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

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    As a Hot Rod fan I have to say, that is the awesome.
     
  14. My03Tundra

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    That is awesome! What about Cybertron Defense Hot Shot into Rodimus Prime? ;-)
     
  15. Superquad7

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    Hey man, that's some nice work there! As others have pointed out, your attention to detail really pops this piece out. VERY nice man! Good work!
     
  16. zailand

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    U R SO DETAILZ. Never seen such details like dat.
     
  17. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    Sickness! The details really make this guy stand out.

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  18. Neomarsala

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    I think that is probably better than both the Takara and Hasbro repaints. Good job :thumb 
     
  19. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats an excellent job! I would say thats the best repaint of C Hotshot as HotRod I have seen to date. :thumb  :thumb  :thumb 
     
  20. REDLINE

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    splendid work :)  You should take a picture of the gun mounted on top of the car, it should look sweet with the wings on it like that.
     

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