Designs, but no Skills! NEWB ALERT.

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  1. AndroidAnchovy

    AndroidAnchovy Synthetic Fish

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    Howdy, glitches! I'm a long-time TF fan and cartoonist. Over the years, I have come up with some designs that I would love to have see the light of day, but alas, I am absolutely awful at sculpting and 3D design.

    I am reaching out to the fandom and community to try and find some way to have at least one of my designs come to life, but I have no idea where to start. I'm sure this is a fairly common request, so I hope I'm not being too passive or repetitive.

    To put out one image of an idea I have, here is the design to a Megatron in the style of my imaginary toy line I've got brewing in my noggin. Let me know what you think, and if you have any advice or tips, all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
     

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    I think it looks cool. How you drew him out kinda looks like a design sheet for a toy, which is cool. And chance doing an Optimus Prime?
     
  3. AndroidAnchovy

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    Oh yes. I would like to make these guys in plastic someday. So far I have basic designs for:

    Megatron- MEGS
    Optimus- OPIE
    Starscream- SCRAMBLER
    Brawl- BURL
    Frenzy- FRANK
    Rumble- EARL
    Soundwave- SNODDY

    I'll try to post some images soon of them. I don't have any of the other guys drawn like Megs, here.

    The one thing I have always wanted to stress in design is mass-shifting, shared joints from conversion to robot, and NEVER using a fake alt mode part as robot armor. Who would you like to see next?
     
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    Cool. Your design kinda looks like Straxus from the Marvel G1 comic.

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  5. Lupine Maximus

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    You got me with Brawl. He is one of my favorite Combaticons. Is there a chance to do the others and Bruticus.
     
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    I've moved this to Creative General Discussion, as this is the forum we use for "advice" :) 

    Welcome to TFW2005.COM!
     
  7. AndroidAnchovy

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    Thank you! I'm glad this caught some interest. I will post what I have as time passes. I work often, but I am always online!
     
  8. Lupine Maximus

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    Anything new bro?
     
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    I've actually been very busy with my adult coloring book lately, but I've got a few doodles of basic designs here I'll post in just a bit. nothing as well shown as the Megs, but you'll get the idea.
     
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    Here is Brawl, or Burl as I have dubbed him. Not an exact representation, but I haven't hammered out the fiber details on some of these guys. He is the only Combaticon I have designed this far, but I will try to post the others soon! I do have Bruticus in mind!
     

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    That is f@*kin' awesome! Now if that was to be made into a transforming toy that had robot, vehilce, AND combined modes, that would be one hell of a fun challenge.
     
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    Well, I'm keeping everything in mind. That is just a rough sketch, but it remains about right. This outing, I want each combiner to feel pieced together in a more personal sense. For example, Bruticus would be more 'dudes grabbing on to each other' and Superion would be 'like cheerleaders in a pyramid'.
     
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    My Avatar is actually a very rough getup of my version of Cyclonus, 'Sunny'. I'm trying to integrate robot parts into alt mode, and in this case, his big snidely whiplash moustache turns into the front landing gear for his jet.
     

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    Also in the works is my Optimus, 'Opie', that uses the entire semi cab for his head and the trailer for his whole body.

    I'm wanting a semi that looks like a ramming bull into a robot that looks like a trucker/football player. Pics later!
     
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    I need to see the Opie. And how you have Sunny is awesome.
     
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    This is a really cool drawing. It's a fun, pseudo-animated style.
     
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    Thank you! I loved animated's overall designs. I'll be posting my sketches of a few others today as well, probably Optimus, Snarl, and one other combaticon. I would love to try and take requests too! If I get one, I'll drop everything and work on it.
     
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    As promised, here are some very rough sketches of stuff.

    Opie's basic conversion and details.

    Snarl's basic conversion

    Some Sunny doodles

    My Combaticon heads, more or less!

    Enjoy!
     

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    Hope to see some new stuff soon. This is still awesome.
     
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    Well, making full toy sheets like Megs will be down the road, but for now I am trying to get basic shape and conversion sheets for a few different characters. Right now I am working on Mindwipe.
     

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