Minor/Repaint: defstar's classics grapple

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by defstar, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    It's been awhile since my last customs entry (mainly due to lack of extra time)...but this is one I've been wanting to do for a long time and once Hasbro blessed us with the Mudflap repaint I seen a mold and base color I could work with to make Grapple...

    The front half of his cab clips onto his chest while the other half of the cab forms his blaster...the crane portion clips on the back in robot mode (like in G1)...this also makes for extra stability as the hook end touches the ground even with the feet (so the flip-open heels are not needed)...with this custom I tried some different painting techniques and experimented with my new light box...anyway hope you enjoy...
     

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  2. GENOZAUR

    GENOZAUR Banned

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    cool custom job there man

    so how did you mod the crane arm and cab halves?
     
  3. Swoop86

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    wow this is sweet! really channels the grapple vibe nicely and you got rid of the cabs hanging off his forearms which is awesome!
     
  4. luke4

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    thats awsome! hope to see more like that!
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thats nice!!...I'm really diggin' him :thumb 
     
  6. Ramrider

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    Very nice work, and clever mods. I would have thought, though, that you'd paint the cab to match his main shell colour; that'd unify his vehicle mode colourscheme and also make his chest match the G1 in robot mode...
     
  7. autobotx23

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    Great work on the mod. Looks like he was built for your sig!
     
  8. Paul Prime

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    I'm not a fan of big bots, but your Grapple is very nice. I like the gun the most.
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Wow, that looks great! Good enough for me to almost not mind the parts-forming involved with getting the cab onto the chest and the crane onto his back... but hey, what else can you do? It's better than having them hanging off the arms. :) 

    Solid all around. I sort of agree with Ramrider's suggestion about painting the cab, but at the same time, the white looks pretty good to me too. The yellow would just be more G1 accurate, but I'm not sure if it would look any better.

    I like!

    zmog
     
  10. Hooper_X

    Hooper_X hi haters

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    Keep the white cab. It breaks up the body and keeps him from looking like a giant pencil. Nice job. What'd you use to mount the cab and crane - magnets?
     
  11. defstar

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    This is the exact reason why I didn't paint the cab...I battled back and forth whether to do so but chose to leave it white for the contrast...(that and the headache of trying to match the yellow perfectly)...giant pencil...:lolol 

    But thanks for the positive comments everyone...feels good to be submitting in the Radicons thread again...

    And the mounting of the cab/crane was done with trusty o'l lego pieces...I've used them from the beginning and haven't found anything yet that works better...
     
  12. Obvious Prime

    Obvious Prime Purple Repaint

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    Awesome! Grapple has always been a favorite of mine.
     
  13. catch22

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    Very cool. Now do Inferno :) 
     
  14. tentagil

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    I might have to steal your idea on this one. Looks very nice.
     
  15. Superquad7

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    I think your choices are nice for this guy. I see that either way you go on painting the cab still retaining all that you need to have the "essence" of Grapple. Great work :thumb 

    . . . and, btw, we're glad that you're posting here in the Radicons :wink:  It feels good having ya here :) 
     
  16. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's just awesome.

    If I knew how to do this I'd totally get this guy as well

    And I agree with keeping the cab white, it help keeps him from looking too plain.
     
  17. Ramrider

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    Fair play. The white still looks good; I just thought it was worth throwing out there.

    And Lego. Brilliant. :D 
     
  18. REDLINE

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    interesting. I like it, even though I'm not a big fan of parts-formers. He looks really good this way. nice job. :) 
     
  19. dare

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    Nice. I already quite like Mudflap as is, but you've convinced me to try painting his head black.
     
  20. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Sick! i was going to get Mudflap(Another 1) and turn him into my movie Hook but it wouldnt balance out with my "surprise" but great idea using him 2 make a Classics Grapple! Good Joob
     

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