Minor/Repaint: Dark of the Moon: Intimidator

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    One of the few customs I've done where the Alternate mode is more important as the robot mode. The commissioner chose his favorite version of Dale Earnhardt's race car and asked for me to replicate the Monte Carlo layout on the Impala DOTM Roadbuster figure. Due to scale and model differences (as well as a few hard to acquire graphics at print quality), a few of the decals were not included on this figure, but 95% of them are. The stock car reference art was followed for an accurate decal layout (some liberties taken, again for surface area in comparison to the Monte Carlo) . All company logos were CMYK/Pantone color matched according to that company's branding guidelines. The customer has a large Shattered Glass collection and asked that this figure have a SG Autobot decal.

    The head is from PCC Smolder (for combined mode) and the hand guns from DOTM Laserbeak. I added a small Gundam part over the chest for a slightly different look. For the same reason I moved the hood corners over the shoulders in robot mode.

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    The figure is painted with Testors Model Master Flat Black, Gloss White and Guards Red, with Games Workshop Mithral Silver, Blood Red and Radar Black for highlight and shadows. Decals were self created and available for sale. (Email me for more info). More pics HERE. Thanks for looking.

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  2. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    Earl!! that just hit home for me.

    I use to be a big nascar fan when I was 7-10 years old. Earnhardt and David Allison were my favorite drivers.

    i love that car mode. well done bud!
     
  3. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Looks amazing, why didn't you put Monte Carlo on it though, just curious :) 
     
  4. xaviercal

    xaviercal Customizer

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    I like the shattered glass autobot logo, as always love the weapons
     
  5. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Dude Earl that is just pure awesome, an amazing custom in Honor of a great driver
     
  6. VaderPrime1

    VaderPrime1 Prepare for termination!

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    That is awesome!
     
  7. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Wow.

    Your attention to detail such as the Pantone color matching for decals is exquisite. Your hard work really shines through, the commissioner should be honored to get such a fine piece.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    My father-in-law would have loved this were he still with us. Great work as always :thumb 
     
  9. cnomis

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    it s amazing dude. those sticker must spent u few nights to done.
     
  10. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    man is there something you cannot do? This is Awesome!






    oh i found a thing cannot do: crappy customs, cause all you work is awesome!
     
  11. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    oh my god

    cleanup on aisle MY PANTS.

    this is simply gorgeous.
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    now that is awesome
     
  13. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Love the new head and decals.
     
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    I like the name..afterall, Dale Earnhardt was called 'The Intimidator'..this idea works very well.
     
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    Best custom ever!
     
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    That is damn cool.
     
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    Awesome stuff. Now if this were made from a HA Roadbuster, an Earnhardt driver would've been cool to see.
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    As a rabid Earnhardt fan, I was planning the same bash. Just couldn't find the right size stickers.

    It looks good, but the 3 on the doors are too big. Should be smaller than the one on the roof, and not overlap the red stripe near the bottom.
     
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    MaverickPrime Mechanical Engineer-to be

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    I really like the robot mode but, wow, the car mode is completely beautiful, I think this is the first time I've been left mouth-opened by the vehicle mode, amazing job, congratulations!
     
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    Thanks, D. I actually painted the car mode first. Went through this 4 day sealing cycle for the paint and decals. This is one of those foigs that have to be chip proof for every worse case scenario. .

    Customer request, bro. he wanted Impala, as well as the Larger number 3 on the doors. He wanted that to be prominent, larger than on he actual car.

    Thanks, man. Yours was hard as well! :thumb 

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    He's a local customer, TFW member and good friend who has 4 or 5 pieces of mine in his collection. he was very happy when he came to picked it up. He wa still happy when he got home, as he transformed it in the car on the way there. :lol 

    Thanks, man.

    It took a few hours to get all the art together. Finding the logos for all of the companies and then recreating the ones i could not fine in EPS or CDR format took a bit longer. Measuring and sizing them to fit from a Monte Carlo (more surface area) to an Impala and try to keep as many of the companies as possible was the hard part. Printing, applying and sealing them took about 8 hours. All in all, just the decals took 2 days, give or take.

    Sniff, sniff. Thanks, man.

    :lol  Thanks, man.

    Shhh...you'll ruin it!!!

    Yep, but that was another request from the basher, to oversize the "3" on the doors. Just personal preference, bro.

    Much appreciated, man.
     

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