Minor/Repaint: Grimlock

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Conundrum, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Conundrum

    Conundrum Dabbler of the arts

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Posts:
    215
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    So, it's been a while since I've posted anything. College has a way of giving you no time to customize.

    Anyhow, I picked up this D.I.C.E. vehicle up at a flea market that transformed from a motorcycle to a dinosaur. After some time, I got to thinking, what if...

    Assigned to a solo mission on a planet full of speed freaks by Optimus Prime, Grimlock learned the hard way that perhaps brawn isn't always best.
    Quickly confronting his target and his cronies, his bulky t-rex and robot modes were proven useless when paired against the high speed attacks of his enemies. Barely escaping with his life, he re-analyzed the situation and devised a new strategy.
    Realizing the bulkiness of his bot mode, he decides to shed it for the quicker, faster, more practical alt-mode of a motorcycle. Still needing to possess some bite, he made modifications to slim down his dino mode and incorporate it into the bike.
    Faster and more vengeful than he ever felt before, Grimlock sped off to finish his mission.

    Ok, so maybe it's a lame story, but regardless, the end product still looks pretty sweet.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Actually, the story's pretty good as reasoning for the reformat. The fig's pretty darn cool as well.

    Personally, I'd peg it as a reformat for a different character, like Overkill, though (or an entirely new character), simply because this basically puts Grimlock down, as he's now lost his natural robot mode. I can fathom him refitting to a faster dino mode, or even rigging a partial triple-change into a bike mode, but not replacing his robot with a vehicle.

    Still, bloody cool fig anyway.
     
  3. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Posts:
    1,863
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Looks cool, nice paintjob. A motorbike that transforms into a robotic dinosaur? What craziness will they think up next...
     
  4. Bogatan

    Bogatan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Posts:
    2,047
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +2
    I dunno. Given the choice of giving up one of his modes I think Grimlock would be inclined to keep Trex mode. So this makes sense to me.

    Having said that it would work well as Overkill to.
     
  5. 0ptimus__Prime

    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Posts:
    1,258
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +11
    Looks great!!!

    5 bays!
    :bay  :bay  :bay  :bay  :bay 
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    A toaster oven that'll transform into an even bigger toaster oven
     
  7. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Posts:
    2,243
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +4
    Thats Real COOL!
    nd Original!
    Now Grimlock can race everyone now:D 
    "Me Grimlock King Of Dinos, Now King Of ROAD!"
    Lol
     
  8. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Posts:
    10,549
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +44
    It's impressive. But I agree with Ramrider this would been awesome for Overkill, but still its cool custom to say the least.
     
  9. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Posts:
    1,679
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    Yeah, it would have been truely awesome as Overkill.
    But it's still awesome as Grimlock.
     
  10. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Posts:
    1,863
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    Toasts & butters his enemies, and then flings them out so they land butter-side down. Also has a powerful defrosting bread function. Sold, I'm there. :D 
     
  11. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Posts:
    4,008
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +10
    Sweet! Grimlock can have road rage now!! Looks great!!:thumbs2: 
     
  12. Xhairs

    Xhairs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,216
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    very cool man. i love the story as well.
     
  13. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    19,337
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +4
    This is a very creative piece. The paint is excellent and I like all of the details.
     
  14. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    I like how well you did pulling it off, and also like it for its originality.
     
  15. MECHADOOM

    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Posts:
    1,728
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +2
    You should try to see if any of your other Transformers figures can fit on this awesome bike mode. It would be pretty cool if Alternators Grimlock could fit and look O.K. sitting on him. That way, it could be like he could switch between the two.
     
  16. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Posts:
    5,325
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Love it! :bowdown: 
     
  17. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Posts:
    1,679
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    A cassette tape into a purple bat... oh wait. :p 
     
  18. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Posts:
    10,204
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +25
    that is wonderfull. way to use your noggin
     
  19. Boy who screams

    Boy who screams Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Posts:
    969
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    That's so cool looking!
     
  20. mattarmstrong

    mattarmstrong Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Posts:
    1,802
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    that is so awesome man so original and great paint jus all pure win
     

Share This Page