Heavy/Scratch: Hardhead (IDW)

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  1. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    Hello: Here is my rendition of IDW Hardhead. He was modified and painted to match the comic as closely as I could. The front has been completely rebuilt with styrene into a detachable amphibious tank front that also attaches to his chest in robot mode. The shoulders had to be modified to fit in both modes. The head is a combination of TF Han Solo face, Onslaught's head, and plumber's putty. The head still fits when transformed. The existing guns were cut off, and the tank turret & machine gun were added. Gas tanks were added to match the comic version also. His hand gun is from a junk weapon lot, but was chosen because it resembled his G1 guns. The hand gun was repainted also. The sound still works, but the lights had to go. Paint was applied with an airbrush, the details inked and dry brushed for a worn look. All paint has a slight metallic sheen. The acrylic clear coat obscures the mud and dust effect around the bottom of the vehicle mode and tires, but it looks cool in person. A clear coat was necessary due to the matte finish and the abundance of parts that slide past on another on the mold. Autobot symbols are from reprolabels and an American flag added from some junk decals I had.

    I know Hasbro is coming out with one, but I can't stand the colors they chose!
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    crazy-sick dude! :thumb 

    you need to take pics side by side with the spotlight hardhead covers! :) 
     
  3. 1-10

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    ...O...M...G...!!!
     
  4. the (H)i(GH)con

    the (H)i(GH)con raver-in-diguise

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    That's really sweet! I may have to try this
     
  5. ALPHAMAGNUS

    ALPHAMAGNUS He's BACK! Veteran

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    you guys doing this to onslaught are really going to make me buy that mold, erg!'


    good job
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    you are brilliant and a true master of your craft
     
  7. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    You did some great work filling in his shoulders, man, and the head is awesome. Top notch work. I wish he had more guns though.

    Great work, my man.
     
  8. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    I finally got around to adding some IDW comparison photos...
     
  9. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Badass...period.
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    That is awesome!
     
  11. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen The Ultimate Gambler

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    :bay  Very nice job! :thumb 
     
  12. brianfett

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    what did you use for the new cannons?
     
  13. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    A turret from a cheap Walmart tank, and some random guns from junk lots.
     
  14. bakublade

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    that is so awesome
     
  15. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    That vehicle mode is stunning dude!
     
  16. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    had a that mold sold it
    u made me sorry for doing that

    amazing work !!
     
  17. GeoKaiser

    GeoKaiser Wardick Zeus

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    I actually just got the mold again. Perhaps the upcoming Hardhead upgrade kit will look nice painted also...
     

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