Minor/Repaint: First Custom WIP

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  1. blakmajik

    blakmajik Black Repaint

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    So, uh, hey guys! I've been wanting to try a TF custom for awhile now. While I've been doing some repaints (I repainted the Dead Matrix to be the actual Matrix, which can actually be glimpsed in that first photograph between my mouse and RtS Prime's feet; a Skullgrin back into Straxus; and I used that Future Shine stuff to add a bit of gloss to parts that don't really need it) (the Straxus thing makes a little bit of sense in context, but only just), I've still wanted to try something with actual part-swapping. After throwing some ideas around in my head, I decided on something I liked; I've already got all the parts where I want them, now it just needs to be properly painted. The head and orange parts on the legs come from a dilapidated RiD Wedge I got at a garage sale (I have whole buttloads of dilapidated TF toys I got at garage sales), the thighs come from Animated 2-Pack Megatron, and the rest is from Generations Thunderwing.
    If you want to guess who he's going to be, I'll give you two hints:
    1) He's a Decepticon.
    2) He's actually supposed to have several vehicle modes, but my inexperience has reduced it to just the one.

    Apologies for the sub-par pictures, my good camera is acting up so I tried taking photos with both my cellphone and 3DS (hence the redundancy).

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    Any thoughts are welcome.
     

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    shinobi77 Fatbastard

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    I'm thinking Quickswitch?
     
  3. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Sixshot hmm?

    Well if you're only going to do one mode, the Jet is the best one to do. Not seeing it YET...assuming you'll be giving him a mouthplate to help the look?

    D/L
     
  4. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Awesome....wonder who he is though....
     
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    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    possibly Blitzwing?
     
  7. Chaos Wolf

    Chaos Wolf Well-Known Member

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    The red on the helmet just screams Jhiaxus at me, though, that could be because I was thinking of using that mold for a Jhiaxus myself.
     
  8. blakmajik

    blakmajik Black Repaint

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    No correct guesses as to his identity so far. Couple more hints:
    1) This size toy doesn't really do him justice (I chose it largely because the altmode resembles his fairly well)
    2) He does not normally have that back kibble.
    3) His torso is much more angular than on this toy (although I've made it slightly more accurate with a mod since the last batch of photos).

    Also, attached is a picture of the paintjob thus far (solved my camera problem too). You can tell I don't have the steadiest painting hand (also the timestamp is wrong). :confused2 
     

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  9. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    It's Bat-Tron....right?
     
  10. MASON2345

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    Overlord!!!?!!!
     
  11. blakmajik

    blakmajik Black Repaint

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    And we have a winner.
    Yeah, LSotW made me really want an Overlord, and since I'd wanted to do a custom I decided why not try this, a decision based, as I mentioned, on the jet mode (I want a toy of everyone in that comic, really, but this was why I tried Overlord). The parts scavenged from Wedge do help (they have surprisingly similar helmets), though I will admit all things considered this really isn't the best toy for him. It ain't so bad if one just thinks of it as a sort of re-imagining, I suppose.
     
  12. SG hailstorm

    SG hailstorm Thundercracker fanatic

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    i love it my friend excellent work so far ^_^
     

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