Minor/Repaint: G1 Animated Hot Rod/Rodimus

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  1. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Turned this bad boy out in about 3 hours. Very simple and fun to do.

    I took the Animated Rodimus Minor and gave it a G1 Hot Rod feel.

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    -Shaved down crest and removed the highlighter/neon oranges to give him a more youthful rounded head. Less Kup-ish.

    -Repainted head crest using Gore Red and filled in the crest squares with silver.

    -Gave him a smirk with an exacto knife and panel lined the mouth with a micron pen.

    -Metallic pipes and hip engine thingies. Using Buffing Metalizer Testor paint.

    -Painted legs black which are full hidden in Alt mode.

    -Spoiler repainted with a metallic gold.

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    Not much changed on the Alt mode with the exception of the chrome metallic bits.

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    I honestly LOVE this a lot more than just the regular version. I personally feel I pulled off what I was aiming for and quite happy with the way it turned out.

    Comment and Critique and as Always enjoy.
     

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  2. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Looks good, simple but effective.
     
  3. AutobotBee

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    Easily my favourite Animated figure to date, and you did a fantastic job with recolouring him. Certainly gives him more of a "Rodimus" look to me.

    I may do the same now, he looks so good. ;) 
     
  4. closetrat

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    Man, what an amazing figure - wish I could find him, he's gotta be the least kibble-tastic TF figure EVER!

    LOVE this repaint - you did just the right amount to almost totally change his appearance!
     
  5. Bern

    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    Dude, excellent photos. Makes such a huge difference, that simple changes like this really look well done and you can see every detail and small bit of work.
     
  6. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Surprised you didn't flip the pipes. Looks great regardless, and I love the face.
     
  7. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    You know, this really works as a younger version of TFA Rodimus Prime as well, before he was given his title. :lol 
     
  8. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    nice paintjob :) 
     
  9. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    i totally dig that
     
  10. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys :thumb 


    It really is quite simple to do. Hardest part was getting the arm pipes off and maybe masking the leg panels off hahahaha. They were just more tedious rather than hard to do. The rest is a fair amount of sanding and painting.

    Rodimus Minor and Arcee rekindled my love for my Animated collection and makes me want to get the last few I need to complete the cast.

    Not blowing my horn but I think this would have been a great design for him but at the same time it is still too close to his G1 incarnation. Rather than a different take on the TF lore that was animated.

    I went for douchebag poses when trying to get Hot Rod's arrogance.

    I was thinking of doing that and still might try it on another one in the future. But once you get the piping off it going to take a decent amount of work to get that area clean and nice looking. Or aka I was just too lazy. :lol 

    Literally putting that smirk on him took off some age lol. If I come back to this I would like to sand off the ages lines/indents in his cheeks.
     
  11. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    The smirk is really the small detail that makes it Hot Rod. It just seems so good for his personality and for me seals the deal.

    Great job!
     
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    If I find him, I'll do the smirk, and maybe give him brown "hot-o-boots" :p 
     
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    great job
     
  14. lord ginrai

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    Lovely. Small yet very effective changes.
    The only thing I'm surprised at is you didn't paint his spoiler yellow like the G1 character.
     
  15. jicco

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    My goodness, you have just put a poison into my head. Very smartly done.
    I really itching to get one, and I don't buy TFA. haha
     
  16. Auto Morph

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    Wow, it's amazing the HUGE positive effect such relatively small changes to a paint job like that can make to a figure.
    The black legs are great.
    Makes this already awesome figure 10 times better, and that's saying something.
     
  17. D-Unit

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    Nice job, a big improvement. Looks more like G1 Hot Rod than Classics Rodimus does
     
  18. RodimusDawg

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    Yea that smug smile of "Oh Yeah I am awesome ,I know it and don't need your confirmation of it" look was key. And I was going to go a bit bigger but decided against it.

    Thanks

    It crossed my mind. But my choice was made because I wanted to throw a japanese Henkei metallic inspiration in the mix.

    And it was super easy and fast to do. An afternoon of work at the most. And some of the animated figures are so of the most accurate screen to toy I have seen. Love most of them.



    Thanks. And again I wish it was more like this in the show and he had more screen time. In my perfect world :lol .
     
  19. ironscythe

    ironscythe The Critic

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    Methinks he needs a real, proper nose now (not just the extended forehead crest).
     
  20. Megatron118

    Megatron118 I <3 Linkin Park

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    Love what you've done with him bro! He looks really awesome :) 
     

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