Heavy/Scratch: G1 Cartoon Style INSECTICONS - BOMBSHELL SHRAPNEL & KICKBACK

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  1. frogDNA

    frogDNA Well-Known Member

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    My turn with these guys!
    First of all, I'd like to thank Ptitvite, F_R and all of you guys who have already tried this project before, you all were a great inspiration!

    For their arms and legs I used the figures from the Superion set, except for Shrapnel, for him I used Starscream's legs (gives a much more natural transformation)

    For their color scheme, I used several screen caps from TFTM as reference to capture their classic look and painted them with matt enamels, then they were clear coated for protection.
     

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  2. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    YEAH! I like! toon bugs is the way to go!!
     
  3. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Nice job. These guys look super. This is how hasbro should have made them in the first place. I wish we had today's figure technology back then.
     
  4. jetfire4321

    jetfire4321 Banned

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    super dude
     
  5. TronCity

    TronCity TRANSFORMER JUNKIE

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    Looks Great man. Are those Gundam hands?
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I think these are the best ones yet. Very good.
     
  7. jcartwork

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    wow i like yor painting scheme how did u create that kinda of yellow ;) 
     
  8. perceptowave

    perceptowave Shop-N-Chop-Detailer

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    Those are incredible! I like them all, but bombshell just takes the cake! I agree with
    Solarc333, you have definetly raised the bar for these guys.
     
  9. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    looks good !

    i really dig that u eliminated the chrome i always thought they look of with those chrome parts
     
  10. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    Awesome. Perhaps my fav custom Insecticons yet. You succeeded making them really equally impressive.
     
  11. doomtron

    doomtron 3p noob

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    sweeeeet! love the insecticons.
     
  12. mr_soundwave

    mr_soundwave operation: tidalwave

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    love this! are the cell shaded like the rest of you customs? i cannot tell on my computer...hope they are, love that look you give them! :)  even if they are not, love what you did here!
     
  13. Jukebox Prime

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    Wow! These guys look Super! I agree, the starscream legs on Shrapnel work really well, and those colors just look fantastic.
     
  14. TFormerfan

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    Awesome job
     
  15. sarakawa

    sarakawa Contracepticon

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    I am very interested in possibly doing my own set of custom insecticons. I love how you and frenzy both accomplished this task! They look awesome. I love the G1 insecticons but they are in need of an upgrade:)  Would you possibly go into some more detail about how you did these? I am curious how you cut some of ur pieces...like the classics seeker legs. I would also love to know what other pieces you used to do this. Any info would be great! thanks!
     
  16. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    Beautiful. I'm a diehard cartoon fan. Best Insecticon customs I've seen
     
  17. AMG

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    Fantastic work.
     
  18. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    "Delicious, eh, Shrapnel?"

    YES!

    :thumb 
     
  19. BruticusPrime

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    You did these three some good! They are stunning! They make the originals look like a 'Big Lots' special.
     
  20. frogDNA

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    Yes, they are ;) 
    and thanks!

    Well, that's my own recipe haha
    Actually I realized they used the same color for the seekers canopies too. I mixed flat yellow with red until I got the hue I was looking for ;) 

    Thanks!

    :D 

    It was so frustrating when I was a kid and I tried to play with these guys.. I actually broke on of Bombshell's arms because I was always forgetting how stiff he was haha

    :rock 

    Thanks!
    Bombshell is my favorite too! I did the whole set just to improve him :) 

    I know.. the chrome parts are not even in all the necessary part to make them accurate (Bombshell's legs and head piece, for example)

    Thanks man!

    And they love you too :D 

    Yes, they are! Mostly their faces and the formerly chromed parts.

    Thanks! =)

    :) 

    Thanks! if you're getting into heavy mods, you'll need a Dremel (specially for the die cast parts, for those you'll need a special metal cutting tool). The other part all came from the Superion set (those are basically scout sized figures), and the hands are from Gundam model kits. Let me know if you need any more details, I'd be glad to help!

    Thanks!

    Thank you!

    A little heavy on the electrons, electrons!

    Thanks! :D 
     

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