Heavy/Scratch: DotM deluxe Crowbar

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  1. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    My FB friend, Longhaul, hooked me up with a used DotM Crankcase. Since I already had one, I decided to make this one into Crowbar. It was perfect timing, because soon after I started pradhika indra posted a tutorial: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/686926-tutorials-crowbar-dotm-crankcase-dlx.html.

    I've followed the tutorial really closely. I'm going to take him home from work soon to start adding apoxie sculpt, sanding, painting, and finally applying the Reprolabel set for Crankcase. I wanted to post some pics to get any advice I can before going onto these next steps. Thanks!
     

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  2. Cranckasional

    Cranckasional Well-Known Member

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    That face sculpt,, now THAT'S crowbar. For accuracy you could make his dreads come out of his back vertically, but I don't know if you are up for such challenge.
     
  3. Soundpulse

    Soundpulse Well-Known Member

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    I... love you. .-. But seriously, this is the best thing I've ever seen.
     
  4. BLK-OUT 4500X

    BLK-OUT 4500X Well-Known Member

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    Looks great so far man . I got to soon finish mine .
     
  5. SKULLSKREAM

    SKULLSKREAM Ultimate-Con

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    the dreds are meant to look more like alien/predator ...nice eye for detail on that,now to do a hatchet..if ya do them all post them all together so we all can see the finished work..looks great man,awesome...cant wait for the finished toy..
     
  6. JMacko516

    JMacko516 JMacko516 Customs

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    That is ... AWESOME!
     
  7. TrickyFingersNZ

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    Brutal, love it!
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! I just took the original Crankcase head and cut it down quite a bit. then I added some pieces from my junk box. The tusks are back spikes from a RotF Ravage, the two strips on the top of his head are from HftD leader Starscream thumbs, the two gray pieces on the sides of his head are from a RotF FAB Megatron, and the two black pieces below those... I have no clue :) 

    Yeah, I think I'll leave the dreads like they are now. I don't think there would be enough room to make them different... at least not for me :) 

    Thanks guys!

    Thanks! When I first started this I used some small chain left over from other projects for the dreads. But when I saw pradhika's tutorial I looked at some pics of Crowbar from the movie. Sure enough, they really do look a lot like zippers!

    I don't currently have any plans for a Hatchet, but if I stumble upon another cheap Crankcase toy I'll have to try one...

    Thank you!

    EDIT: Added first pics to this post...
     

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  9. Aeronnz

    Aeronnz Back in action!

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    I really got to try this....
     
  10. rmac-69

    rmac-69 TF HUNTER

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    Very nicely done. This is definately one of my favorites.
     
  11. pradhika indra

    pradhika indra the art of transform

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    very awsome job, you did better custom than i. i like the twist on crowbar shoulder, its good idea... and you can make the head more accurately. now you can add the gun and spine stick. :)  maybe my custom hatchet is inspiring you, it is simple as crowbar... but sorry no tutorials there
     
  12. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Definitely, it was a lot of fun!

    Thanks!!!

    Thanks, I couldn't have done it without you! Your customs are what have inspired me to use twist ties on mine!
    A FB friend is going to send me a deluxe Crankcase and a Cyberverse Hatchet. I plan to use those to make a deluxe Hatchet :) 

    I painted him last night. I'll probably paint him some more again later on, but I was pretty happy with the amount I got done, so I brought him back to work to display! I'm thinking of painting his eyes red so they show up better, but I usually try not to cover light piping...

    I also modded his hands since my first pics. I wanted it to look like he had more fingers, like the CGI model does. First I shaved the middle claw stub and cut his "pinkies" down the middle. I wasn't satisfied, so I furthered the pinkie cuts all the way through the hand, cutting off a small chunk. I then glued those back on but offset a little bit, so now it looks more like another finger...
     

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  13. arpcefxl

    arpcefxl JETFIRE

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    How did you make that gun, or is it from another transformer
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Great work :thumb 
     
  16. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks Allen! I just added some Reprolabels to him... If anyone needs some DotM Barricade Reprolabels, I've got extras!
    I also added a few spare light stickers from the leader Sentinel Prime Reprolabels to my Crankcase (got the idea from UltraMagnus2008).
     

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    It's amazing! I'm doing this mod/custom in my crankcase. So how did you do the neck?
     
  18. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks! I just glued the head onto the top of the chest. I'll try to take some closer pics tomorrow. Feel free to keep bugging me if I forget :) 
     
  19. master83

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    Sorry for disturb, but the head can move to left/right
     
  20. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    Great job!
     

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