Minor/Repaint: First Stand of the Wreckettes! (DOTM Road Rage)

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  1. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    DOTM Road Rage v2

    [UPDATE] Based on feedback I painted the head up a bit and lightened her eyes. Also reshot in natural light in the backyard. Got bit by mosquitos, but the photos are undeniably better.

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    This is my DOTM Road Rage. I chose this mold because of its girly legs and hands. I figure with her violent personality and penchant for heavy weapons, she'd fit write in with the movieverse Wreckers, hence the Wrecker logo on her arms.

    I used a Jolt head because of the big pretty eyes and cyberlashes, building the mouthplate out of apoxie and the crest out of barricade's head. I painted the underside of her rocket-pod-wing-flaps blue to match the wings on g1 Road Rage.

    I had initially hoped she could pass for just a generic race or rally car, but the nascar shape is pretty unmistakable, so I figured I'd have some fun with it and make some sponsor decals.

    She's stolen the feet of a junker Nightbeat from the Dormamu collection. They're a bit daintier than the original feet, but they did require a slightly different transformation. Luckily the original is such a shellformer, I could hide a circus elephant and a mariachi band under there and nobody would notice. She's also had a thorough paintwash with black and a drybrushing with gold & silver.

    The shoulders are a little broader than I would like, and I couldn't make her head sit quite as far forward or high up as I wanted, but for a violent maniac like Road Rage I think it's okay if she looks a bit butch.

    I made a custom G1-tracks-esque decal for the hood. Ironically, because DOTM deluxes are so small it came out exactly the same size as the original tracks decal.
     

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  2. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    Too cool. Just too cool.
     
  3. Slothboy

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    I don't own the figure and would have thought anyone trying to turn it in to a fembot was crazy...

    ...but it works so well! Nice touch with the decals. The proportions are very feminine compared to a lot of TFs.
     
  4. Anacrucis

    Anacrucis No True Scotsfan

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    Stickercharged!
     
  5. MrSoundmeister

    MrSoundmeister Bang,Bang Boom!

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    Its a nice lil' custom,Very Unique use of the mold. though the only flaw of the kitbash is the head,it just seems rather odd looking.
     
  6. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    Very inventive! Strange, the head looks fantastic in the first pic but fairly off in the last. Maybe just because the way the arms are positioned. No matter, she looks awesome dude!
     
  7. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    iop1 + super badass! Love the decal work, what are you using for custom decals?
     
  8. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    This alt mode looks great in red. Nice work on the feet there. The best part is the decals. They look sharp!

    My only negative crit would be that the eyes are to big. But then again I don't know anything about Road Rage or how she would have looked in the past.

    Another great fembot t!
     
  9. astrakhan

    astrakhan Well-Known Member

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    Could I get a set of those stickers for my HA Icepick and codify that figure as a girl?
     
  10. AlanGarou

    AlanGarou Well-Known Member

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    Some blue highlights on the body would help integrate the head's color with the rest of the bot.
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Now of their was femebot Bay did like, it would have been this one. :bay  Great work. :thumb 
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    amazing
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    As others have mentioned the head, I'd like to see you do something to tackle just giving it more treatment to address the issues people have mentioned. Aside from that, I think you did another excellent job here :) 
     
  14. GAUGE

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    not a fan of the head...at all. :( 

    But I really love the rest of it man.

    Fantastic job, very creative. :) 
     
  15. HeyMickey

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    That is absolutely fantastic! Bravo!
     
  16. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    Okay, what don't people like about the head? I realize it didn't photograph very well and a lot of the details disappeared. I probably need to give it a paint wash or some highlights to pick them out. Or are there other issues?
     
  17. beigoma

    beigoma Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    My only problem was the size of the eyes. Otherwise it's an awesome custom!
     
  18. Naztok

    Naztok will work for gold chrome

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    If I were pressed to give a reason on why the head may look a tad off, it may be because the eyes look white with black pupils, and I don't recall any Transformer ever having that look.

    Some minor tweaks left me with this

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    Please forgive me for sounding mean or condescending!:cry 
    I have great respect for your work!
     
  19. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    Awesome! :D  :D  :D 
     
  20. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    Yep, just the head for me, everything else is frickin' awesome, I adore the decals and her legs and feet, the head just looks like a giant blue ball with cartoon eyes to me though I'm afraid. Sort that out and you'll be on to a triple A star winner :D 
     

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