Minor/Repaint: Dark of the Moon Wrecker: Kup

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    DotM Wrecker: Kup (Completed)

    This is DOTM Wrecker: Kup.

    Kup graduated from Autobot Academy with Ironhide, and went on to be a weapon specialist, just like his old friend. He never joined Optimus Prime's band of bots though, until now.
    Back on Cybertron, Kup went on to join the heavily armed weapons and upgrade specialist group known as The Wreckers, and quickly rose to the rank of General for his courageous acts that saved lives on Cybertron up until the day there was no other choice but to leave.
    He now joins his fellow Wreckers on earth, finally reunited with Ironhide and his other surviving fellow Autobots for a last stand against the Decepticons.
    Kup's strategies and battle skills are amazing to see in action, when the Autobots can actually get him to stop telling his constant old war stories.

    I gave Kup a new head and chest before painting. Figured the Recon ironhide mold was a good choice for this guy.

    The final pic shows the custom before I "wrecked" it to give him an older battle worn look, and it is next to the Generations mold to show that he is probably more like his G1 counterpart than most of the other Bayformers.
     

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  2. jmart

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    Looks good bro if only they us classic head on movies toys
     
  3. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I love the work, but it dont scream Kup to me.
     
  4. Unicron9

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    Yep, but most movie characters and figures do have some sort of helmet look at least and this guy's face is somewhat robotic. I'm hoping that after the inkwash brigs out more line detail, the head will pass better as a movie old timer.

    Very few movie versions do scream of the original characters though, or even have anything in common with them. With the movie toys that aren't actually in the film, they seem to get their colors more like the originals and the heads are often less movie-like.

    That was the thinking anyway. I don't know. This could turn out to be crap.
     
  5. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    kinda works :D  nicely done!
     
  6. onslaught314

    onslaught314 Saxobot

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    "Megatron, is that you..?" Haha, digging the Armada Megs noggin. That is it right? Haha.

    I like this concept. While I agree with nemesisconvoy how it doesn't scream Kup, it's a neat take on it. Think the new chest helps too. :thumb 
     
  7. sherpole

    sherpole Undiscover Talent

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    damn it i just repaint my old ironhide red. u have a nice concept there. love the color, chest piece, face. but only if u make it look older then we can have a go with kup. looks like kup in early days in army.
     
  8. Unicron9

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    Aside from the colors and boxy old look, I'm not sure what else really defines Kup's look... I thought the Cygar would be all I'd need! haha.

    Nah, but are you guys saying this doesnt pass as a flashy Bay movie version of this? (pic below) If he was in the movie like this, would he not be more like G1 than any other character thus far? If not, shoot me some opinions on why and maybe I can have him feel more Kuppy when he is done.
    Thanks for the responses guys. Hopefully after the weathering, he will rock at least one ball.
     

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    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    Dayum very cool idea, would you give me your permission to do These wreckers for me too?
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I think this is a very ingenious concept, and it's executed very nicely. :thumb 
     
  11. Unicron9

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    Thanks Superquad and Limewire, and yeah LW, feel free man.
     
  12. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    see, i was thinking for Kup, you repaint deluxe ironhide into one of the NASCAR Truck Series trucks...

    This is nice!
     
  13. dominomist

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    The overall look itself I think u did a great job. The paint scheme looks really nice I kidda don't want to see it scratched up cause itaslready looks so good. I agree w u that the movie figures usually don't look anything like G1. I actually do see kup in this figure because of the color and the alt mode fits perfectly. He does make me think of a younger kup though :) .
     
  14. bumblebee15

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    Awesome detail work. Color scheme- fits Kup perfectly. Nice work!!! so who's next??
     
  15. Unicron9

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    Thanks. Well I am about to do 5 Wreckers for a commission but not movie style.
    This was just an idea I had that I wanted to squeeze in while waiting for parts to come in the mail.

    I have officially destroyed his paint job with sandpaper, a steel wool, a screwdriver, and paints. Just gotta do a bit more and he will be done.
     
  16. bumblebee15

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    SWEET!! can't wait to see it!
     
  17. Satomiblood

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    Not bad at all. The use of Armada Meg's head is a nice touch.
     
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    I have no problem seeing Kup and you've made me actually want my 1st movie toy. Great job. Love the Megs head and cigar!
     
  19. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Cool idea and beautifully pulled off!
     
  20. amberbratt

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    DUDE THAT IS A awesome custom! I LOVE KUP I WISH THEY MADE IT FOR THE TOY LINE...... haha i typed in all caps....... but really thats a cool custom!
     

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