Cybertronian's current projects - 3/27/2010 2 Novembre 2009 This is a quickie list on what I'm working on so far. Most of my work includes the Custom Go-Bot Project, in which I will compose my own group of 6 Autobot Mini-vehicle retoolings. (I'm still scrounging for parts for my 3 Guardians -- Zeemon, Staxx, and Small Foot, now based on Swerve.) All 4 will also be wearing the Decepticon banner, but future Autobot projects will eventually turn up. This is merely what I've laid a brush on so far. What I've finished (but may look at later): Bug Bite Faction: Renegade (Go-Bot) Built From: Bumblebee (facemasked), with yellow Cliffjumper's head. Notes: The easiest to work on, I simply got a rub-sign (yellow) Bumblebee, cleaned him up, and gave him a Decepticon rub-sign on his roof. I also painted the tip of his head crest (inspired by Megaman X, but meant as an homage to original Bug Bite's sunroof) and gave him a glossy black goatee. For extra detailing, I plan to add 2-3 red stripes on the side of his thighs. I view Bug Bite as an excellent shock trooper or insurgent fighter due to his common (worldwide!) and unassuming vehicle mode. From a distance, he even looks like Bumblebee. Once he transforms, it's a completely different story. Upon getting a 2nd one, he will be armed with Fireflight's double-barreled photon displacement gun (likely called something else). Goliath Faction: Decepticon Built From: 2007 Movie (Target excl.) Armorhide Based On: Garthe Knight's "Goliath" armored semi (from Knight Rider; it was coated with K.I.T.T.'s molecular bonded shell, making it nearly impervious). Notes: Outside of the purchase of a Wal-Mart Planet X/Decepticon cyber key (to replace the blah Sector 7 one), and a redundant swap in of Cybertron Armorhide's missile rack, the only things I've done here are to add Decepticon symbols to the cab doors and left shoulder. What I want to do next is repaint his yellow "builder's emblem" into a multicolored one, paint his eyes red, and possibly add silver to the bolts on his hands (identifying his "weak spot"). I've also acquired a Hot Wheels trailer and missile-firing vehicle in the hopes of giving him something to tow. With my black Windcharger (keychain) serving as K.I.T.T., rivalry ensues when facing this imposing intimidator. What needs more (extensive) work: Herr Fiend (a.k.a. Dr. Go) Faction: Renegade (Go-Bot) Built From: Hubcap, with Bumblebee's facemasked head Notes: I decided on Hubcap instead of the easy choice (black Cliffjumper keychain) because his original Porsche 928S form had a small spoiler, much like the 924/944. I decided he would look most like the mad scientist he his with Bumblebee (facemasked) head. (If you have access to reprolabels' "Upgrade" decals, use a set of these to give Herr Fiend silver forearms.) Currently, I'm partially finished painting the head black, and still need to paint the yellow car parts. Since Bumblebee's head decal is worn, I plan to replace it with a Reprolabel. I can't decide whether to use a Decepticon symbol or rubsign on his roof. Also of note: If I get some numbers to use on his hood/feet, should I use "32" or "64" (or neither)? Buggyman Faction: Renegade (Go-Bot) Built From: Beachcomber Prim. Color: Dk. Blue (G1 Frenzy's shade) Sec. Color: Steel Blue (metallic?) Tert. Color (optional): Orange (either Huffer or G2 Beachcomber's shade) Notes: Buggyman was chosen since in the show, he was one of Cy-Kill's top and most called-on agents (Similar to TF movie infiltrator Barricade). Problem was, his color scheme is a dead ringer for Beachcomber's. (His other color scheme -- ironically -- resembles Hanna-Barbera's Speed Buggy.) So I decided to go with a darker color scheme, leaning towards the original, but with orange thighs (from G2 Beachcomber), harkening back to the repaint. I'm currently in the process of painting his head, arms, and feet in something close to Frenzy's shade of dark indigo (Apple Barrel's 1x True Navy + 1x Royal Violet). His torso has been painted a metallic steel blue (using 1x Folk Art Blue Pearl Metallc + 3x Folk Art Silver Anniversary; Apple Barrel's Sky Blue had to be used as a primer). (Additional coats may be needed.) His chest detailing will be painted black, as will his seats and steering wheel. In lieu of a digital camera, I figured borrowing Nick Kelsch's icons (and some time with Paint Shop Pro) would help to describe what I'm cooking up. As always, let me know what you think. -- Cybertronian.