Minor/Repaint: G2 Manta Ray from PCC Undertow

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by dominomist, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    533
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    Manta Ray is a creation from PCC Heavytread's head and PCC Undertow. wanted him for my collection and motivated to do it by the sector 70 contest which was really fun. The bot pics with the green chest is more reminicent of his toy colors and design. The bot pics with the yellow chest looks more like the old school comic version. Of course I had to include a pic of him with hero Grimlock

    Bot pic with green chest
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Bot pic with Yellow Chest
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Alt Mode
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

    Attached Files:

  2. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    533
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    Here are some referrance pics
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    4,506
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +18
    dude that looks real good
     
  4. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Posts:
    3,556
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Likes:
    +1,728
    Ebay:
    Oh i like it a lot. Very sharp paint work and excellent choice of head.
     
  5. Altitron

    Altitron Commercial Artist

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    2,128
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    Congratulations on your placement in the Challenge, Dominomist! This was a real treat to see. I've said it once, but it bears repeating: this is a fantastic custom! :) 

    - Alty
     
  6. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Posts:
    856
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +30
    Ebay:
    That is the one PCC that I really wanted and I have not seen it anywhere.
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,634
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +100
    Nice work.
     
  8. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS He's BACK! Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    Posts:
    1,180
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +8
    This was one of my fave's. I really do love it. and thanks for donating prizes.
     
  9. warriorpriest

    warriorpriest Priest of Primus

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,239
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +13
    that came out really good. Very nice custom. you can mail it to me at..... ;) 
     
  10. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Posts:
    8,576
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +12
    That's BADASS!!!!
     
  11. Traachon

    Traachon Metamorphing Dudicus

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Posts:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Likes:
    +0
    Aww yeah, G2 all the way!
    Great custom!
     
  12. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    10,456
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +335
    that is awesome. wish I could find that mold
     
  13. dominomist

    dominomist Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Posts:
    533
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    Thanks for the complimants guys. I hope they end up release this mold somewhere. I am thinking of modifying the head now that the contest is over to make it look more like the original head.
     
  14. Scrapper6

    Scrapper6 Lord of Constructicons

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    5,856
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +242
    Great job, recently I acquired this mold and tought it would make an excellent looking update of Manta Ray, one of my all time favorites as a child, I wish I hadn't sold the old G2 figure I had even if he had lost his gun.

    Had I an inkling of know-how I'd try my hand at getting this custom repaint started, my vision however would include some sort of attachable piece using the Mini-Con peg hole to create a replication of his rotor force weapon/look. I'm just not sure how to start it, un-pinning all of those pins could proove difficult, especially since I don't want to ruin the figure, as I can get some cheap duplicates in my area right now.

    Perhaps I should start smaller with my first customizing project and work my way up to it. What would you reccomend?

    I'm not so sure those gattling cannons work well for this character either, I was thinking of removing them and replacing them with some sort of scratch-built larger fin pieces to better reflect the original molds large blue fins on the back of the boat. But what to do with the gattling cannons once they're removied? If only I had some kind of knack for art I could make blueprints to see if my modifications would work.

    Anyway, cool repaint, how did you get the head swap to work? Undertow doesn't have a ball jointed socket head like Heavy Tread does.
     
  15. Cycrolus

    Cycrolus Herald of Primus

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Posts:
    697
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    This is great. I've always like Manta Ray for some reason. This is a great use of this mold.
     
  16. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Posts:
    7,879
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +544
    Ebay:
    Yep, that's like awesome and a half.
     
  17. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2008
    Posts:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +50
    Ebay:
    Thats really nice!
    Love how the greens pop.
     
  18. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Posts:
    5,530
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +136
    Nice work!
     
  19. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    18,095
    Trophy Points:
    332
    Location:
    Robot Narnia, Quebec
    Likes:
    +583
    That's a damn nice homage. :thumb 

    zmog
     
  20. BScorpinok75

    BScorpinok75 Squadron X #1 Consultant

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Posts:
    21,172
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    In the darkness...
    Likes:
    +723
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Nice work! :thumb 
     

Share This Page