Minor/Repaint: Gobot Slicks: My entry for Sector70's Gobot Challenge

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Satomiblood, May 27, 2010.

  1. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Voting has closed recently over at Sector70 and seeing DemonSS post his entry made me want to do the same.

    I had been wanting to do this project since last year, but I never really got a chance to work on it. I was going to do Cop-tur, but I wouldn't have had the opportunity to finish due to time constraints.

    Anyway, I wanted to make this a little different from the Crasher I worked on last year. I wanted to do something (aside from the head swap) to make it stand out even more, which is the reason he's missing the front wing in vehicle mode.

    This is my first time working with decals. I made the set in Photoshop and used white label paper...not as good as waterslide but I wanted to use what I had available to me at the time.

    Slicks was primed with Krylon Black Camo and painted Model Master gloss black/cadnium yellow and Tamiya chrome silver. The head comes from a TFTM Hardtop.

    C&C as usual.

    (p.s. This is the reason destrongerlupus is getting a bonus custom figure from me.)
     

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  2. deliciouspeter

    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Great job. I remember Slicks and you captured it perfectly. Really great job. Nice work on the decals too. Once you start with decals, you'll never go back to stickers.
     
  3. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Ahh Slicks was yours!? TOTALLY AWESOME MAN!
    I LOVED The head and how it came together..
    I hope you don't mind that I plan to steal your idea and create one of my own!

    The color scheme just looks brilliant!
    One of the few I 5'd all the way! :) 

    What head did you use?
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    It's from TFTM Hardtop. Originally, I was going to use one from TFTM Longview, but it was too large and presented a clearance issue.
     
  5. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Impressive nonetheless.
     
  6. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    Personally I'm glad Longview didn't work out!
    Hard Top's head totally fits the slicks head IMO..
    Better than longview could have!
     
  7. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I'd like to use Longview's head on another Gobot custom. I'm thinking Renegade Snoop.
     
  8. destrongerlupus

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    I love the head choice, and the paint work looks GREAT!
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    Thanks, DL!

    I was actually going to give this guy a weapon: G1 Grimlock's gun. It fits perfectly in his fist and would've looked great in silver, but I go by this unwritten rule of Gobots not having guns (even though a select few of them were packing heat).
     
  10. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    i look forward to your future decalwork, it can only get better! Not that it's bad here. The paintjob works super on this mold, and you really captured him.
     
  11. Satomiblood

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    My main issue with the decals is "Renault" not lining up in F1 mode and the font that was used on "16". I've uploaded the decal sheet.
     
  12. Demonss

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    That was probably my only gripe out the entry.
    I would have loved to have seen Renault stretched over the whole spoiler section and maybe outlined in black (so the word was white).

    But that's such a minor gripe!
     
  13. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    MUCH better as Oilslick then Crasher!!!
     
  14. Shelfwarmercon

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    I think you made a good call on not giving him a weapon. That Hardtop head can probably also be used to update a few other chromedomed Gobots.
     
  15. Satomiblood

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    Well, I'm not opposed to giving them melee weapons, as the chain mace really worked for my Crasher last year. But some of my customs can achieve that badass look despite being unarmed. And I feel that Slicks is one of them.

    I may consider re-creating the yellow/white Machine Robo version down the road.

    And Hardtop's head is good for a lot of other Gobots, namely Dive-Dive and Ace.
     
  16. Satomiblood

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  17. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Great custom man, as always.

    I think the front wing in car mode would have been a great idea, since he had one originally. I know you said you wanted separate in him from Carsher but she wasn't an F1 car so I think he deserves it. I would think cutting it down a bit on the sides and leaving it on in bot mode would be the best idea
     
  18. jazz1914

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    that is an awesome piece of work! choice! :) 
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    Crasher may not have originally been an F1 car, but she does make a pretty good one. We'll see about me adding that front wing later on.

    I got 3rd place on S70 BTW :) 
     
  20. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS Sector70: Reformatting... Veteran

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    Technically, you got 1st after the staffers ;) 

    great job man
     

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