Heavy/Scratch: Dirtboss, Dirtboss, roly-poly Dirtboss! Dirtboss, Dirtboss, Eat him up, YUM!

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by tabtiurf, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,179
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +192
    So who was NOBODY'S favorite character who didn't get a toy from TFA?

    Dirtboss! And here he is!

    [​IMG]

    This one is all Dormamu's fault. One day he threw a ROTF Deadlift at me and screamed, "MAKE A DIRTBOSS OR I'LL EAT THIS KITTEN!" and I'm like "Eating kittens is JUST PLAIN WRONG!" and he's like, "I'll do it! I'm really hungry! Don't push me man!"


    [​IMG]

    There's bits of styrene in there, and apoxie-sculpt too. His hands are from a TFA Blitzwing cut down to the first knuckle. His cannon thingy is from the end of a pen. He's got ball-jointed shoulders, hips, knees and wrist swivels.


    [​IMG]

    Altmode is largely unchanged from Deadlift. You can see parts of his face from the right angle, but most of it is covered by flaps. He transforms much the same as Deadlift, except the front wheels are attached to the forks, which wind up on his back.


    [​IMG]

    He's a touch on the kibbly side, and I know the roof kibble isn't at all show accurate, but hey, I'm not a wizard! That kibble's gotta go somewhere! In an ideal world, I'd have come up with some cool way for the forks/front wheel assembly to turn into a tommy-gun for him, but I'm just not that clever. Plus this small scale is a real pain to work in.


    [​IMG]

    Here he is with my unfinished Scrapper prototype. He's maybe a little TOO small, but watcha gonna do? In fact, speaking of scale, it occurs to me he's like 2-3 times life size in these pics, so a lot of the sloppiness evident here is less glaring IRL.


    [​IMG]

    I've probably set some sort of record for most-amount-of-effort-in-a-custom-relative-to-how-little-people-will-care-about-it, but at least I saved a kitten!

    (no kittens were harmed in the making of this custom)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. warhawk

    warhawk Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Posts:
    1,422
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +120
    Bwahahahah! Haven't laughed this hard in a while. Dirtboss is like the MODOK of the TFA universe. Oh, and for the record, Dormamu was bluffing you. Kittens grow up into cats, which are evil, and evil shan't smite evil. It's a rule, look it up.
     
  3. kaiserlisk

    kaiserlisk THIS PLEASES GAGA

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Posts:
    1,927
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Location:
    Behind you
    Likes:
    +91
    You are a god. This is awesome.
     
  4. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Posts:
    4,972
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +206
    Looks fantastic! I'll be waiting for that Scrapper.
     
  5. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Posts:
    2,879
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +41
    I likes dis berry much. gOoD jORb11
     
  6. sleepy86

    sleepy86 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Posts:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Likes:
    +0
    Awsome job! By far one of the most creative an original customs I've seen in a while.
    The face is so spot on that it hurts! LOL. And you shouldn't worry about the kibble, IMO you got it as accurate as possible while conserviing a decent transformation (no parts-forming) and very clean bot & alt modes.

    Wish an official HasTask version of this llittle guy would make it to the Classics/Generations/whatever-you-wanna-call-it...
     
  7. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Posts:
    1,216
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +17
    super nice my friend! is the face printed out with the chin, etc... stuck on?
     
  8. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    Posts:
    2,179
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +192
    Thanks guys! Yeah, a generations DB would be great! Actually, ANY animated characters sneaking into that line would be great.

    The face is cut black and red vinyl on top of styrene painted green & grey. The chin, nose and helmet parts are apoxie sculpt glued on top. The styrene does have a bit of a curve to it, but it doesn't come out looking too flat. I wouldn't want to try this trick on anybody bigger though :D 
     
  9. Cybermnky

    Cybermnky Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    689
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +10
    I loved Dirtboss, this is awesome!!!
     
  10. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    10,428
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +242
    You amaze my brain!
     
  11. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Posts:
    15,421
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    The Emerald Isles
    Likes:
    +1,035
    Twitter:
    Flickr:
    Tumblr:
    That's cool. Can't wait to see Scrapper.
     
  12. MonaLazaBeak

    MonaLazaBeak Robo-kitty!

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Posts:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Likes:
    +185
    Looks great! Looking forward to seeing Scrapper!
     
  13. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    15,968
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +1,082
    Ebay:
    looks great, love the head and hands,
     
  14. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Posts:
    4,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Holy Dirtballs! That's hilarious and awesome
     
  15. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Posts:
    4,596
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +440
    Ebay:
    Brilliant. Love your work on all your animated stuff. Great job.
     
  16. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2010
    Posts:
    2,428
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +7
    Thing of beauty. Superb job. :thumb 
     
  17. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2009
    Posts:
    3,656
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    California
    Likes:
    +37
    I love you for that title!!! XD Great custom!
     
  18. LegoTFGuy

    LegoTFGuy Master Builder

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Posts:
    10,737
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +152
    :bowdown:  :bowdown:  :bowdown:  :bowdown:  :bowdown:  :bowdown: 

    Is all I got.
     
  19. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    11,187
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +96
    amazing work here. makes me miss Animated.
     
  20. SpeedFreak01

    SpeedFreak01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    Posts:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Likes:
    +0
    This is beautiful. I think I might cry...

    You managed to create an accurate Dirt Boss, keeping the Animated aesthetic and giving him and alt-mode. You deserve a basket full of uneaten kittens! And probably some money....
     

Share This Page