Heavy/Scratch: DOTM Epilogue Series #2 - Brawl (Leader Class) with Heavy Weathering

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  1. jicco

    jicco TF Customizer

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    Finally, completed this guy. Took me long enough due to life and work schedule, a little over 2 months on and off.

    Wanted to do this for a long time. I think I bought this Brawl 3 years ago, lol. Always wanted to custom a desert color tank and now it's finally done, years later. Brawl is part of the story that I made up, Post - DOTM.

    Took an Academy 1/35 M1 Abrams kit for the conversion. Now, Brawl spots a modified Abrams (again). As a result, the transformation is different comparing to the original version. I wanted the tank to look realistic with tracks, individual wheels and kibbles. The bot mode will now look "cleaner" with less kibbles on his chest (mine plow gone) and also around the head (tracks gone too).

    The weathering is done by referring to various pictures I found on the net. I weathered him according to what I have in mind that can relate him to the scene/story. It's pretty much like how we saw Megatron when he first appeared in DOTM, someone that have been waiting for a long time.

    Painted with both airbrush and hand. Lacquer and acrylic paint.Weathering were done with my custom made washes, pigments powder I got from a store and some extras pigment were self made.


    Updated: With full pictures now


    Some simple WIPs can be found here

    Here's the simple story that I made up.

    After the reborn of Soundblaster following the events of DOTM (my first custom of the series - thread can be found here), his team has started their first operation - to find the other hidden decepticons around the world. The decepticons have been working with the human since the beginning as with the case of Dylan Gould. They came close to achieve their goal. However, Megatron got manipulated in by another human - Carly Spencer.

    Dylan Gould was only just one of the many human villain that the decepticons have been working with.

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    ....somewhere in the middle eastern desert...

    Unknown commanding officer "We've got confirmation from Soundblaster. Inform Brawl to mobilize the team and Operation Convergence is a go "


    ...meanwhile...
    "Soundblaster, target has been located" - Buzzsaw

    -to be continued
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    More Pictures Available >>HERE<<

    Brawl is in 1:35 scale.


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  2. knoted

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    Those sound like important changes. First pic looks great !
     
  3. AndyHibbsCustom

    AndyHibbsCustom Well-Known Member

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    That looks awsome!!!!!
     
  4. DMcB360

    DMcB360 Radicon G2

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    wickeddddddd, I cant wait to see the robot mode.
     
  5. meisterworks

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    hope u can find the required parts soon.
    can't wait for more pix.
     
  6. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    That weathering looks spectacular. I just checked out your WIP thread. I can't wait to see how you tackled transformation.
     
  7. Alloy Alchemist

    Alloy Alchemist Decepticon sympathizer

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    Dude awesome first picture! Cant wait for more.
     
  8. wan_de_real

    wan_de_real Transformizer

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    my bro...i cant wait to see it transform....dem excited:p 
     
  9. Meggamus

    Meggamus I want FOC figures!!

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    wow thats freaking awesome !
    sooo realistic :drool: 
     
  10. number3

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    it really nice...
     
  11. jicco

    jicco TF Customizer

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    Thanks guys, I've updated with full pictures now.
     
  12. ThinkTank Customs

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    This is far better than what i expected (this was awesome too of course *lol*)

    The weathering and the details are mindblowing! This is looking so damn real! Does the Turret-Tower not swivel anymore? Cause i want to see a more GeeWuu-Look and feel with the turret behind his head in botmode (cannot believe that i requested a g1-reference *YIKES* :D ). I request it, cause i don't like the "tail"-thing.

    Amazing work on the transformation with the new treads and the wheels! but you said it will differ a lot more, but the only difference i see is the treads are no longer on his shoulders and the turret cannot move forward to the enemy in botmode right?

    If i missed something: feel very sorry! But i'm blind cause the awesomeness of this custom!
     
  13. jicco

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    Thanks Chris, glad you like it :) 

    The turret is still rotatable. In fact, it has to rotated 180° for transformation.
    The barrel is detachable he won't have the "tail". Barrel can be slide on the turret or use as a "barrel bat".

    Something like this
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    As for the G1ish Brawl, with the current build, it can't be achieved. I was pondering whether to go for more G1 bot mode or a realistic tank. In the end, decided to go for more detailed tank. The extended section on the turret don't allow the turret to sit the other way round, hence no G1 look.

    The different between the original version and this is the chest and also tracks around the head (as you pointed out). The mine plows were taken out as I wanted a more typical tank look.

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  14. knoted

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    Amazing work !

    Imo, the headsculpt is still a bit too big, but that's not your fault.
     
  15. DMcB360

    DMcB360 Radicon G2

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    seriously good paint, all the additions are spectacular. gritty and worn (but not damaged) is my favorite style of paint job.

    a very nice contrary to the slick black on soundblaster.
     
  16. jicco

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    thanks guys.
     
  17. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow. That weathering is pro. Really, really nice. I'd like to see some outdoors shots because it would look totally real.

    Very impressed with your paint skillz!
     
  18. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Great looking! Nice work on the pigments, I can see your model armor painting experience coming through! Love it all!
     
  19. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    prefect weathering. impressive work.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I really enjoy the level of realism for this project :thumb 
     

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