Minor/Repaint: Hardhead rough WIP.

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  1. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Once again, I bring another custom.

    This one is Hardhead. A straight repaint of Cyb CD Scattorshot without the missle pods and the addition of a shoudler cannon.

    I've repainted almost all of him a military-esque green. (Pics screw the colours up but it's pretty close). I was surprised how very Hardhead-y Scattorshot's head was. Basically a more detailed Hardhead head with "goggles".

    the cannon came from the void. I have no idea where I found it but I like it. After main painting was finished I drybrushed scuffs, scrapped metal, and dirt onto the appropriate parts of his vehicular and robotic forms.

    He still needs some touchups and fixes, but this is more or less what is planned.

    So yeah, it's Hardhead. Waddaya think? :p 
     

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  2. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    Ooo daddy like...coming from a fan of Hardhead your idea of using this mold turned out pretty nice...the cannon and green coloring look good...may have to steal this idea from ya...:D :thumb 
     
  3. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Because of my recent addiction to IDW comics, i'm loving me some Hardhead. Awesome bash. (i'm gonna steal your idea now,Yoink! :p  )
     
  4. Terrorcon_King

    Terrorcon_King Has Gone Transmetal

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    Sickkkkk Hardhead! great use of C.D. Scattorshot!
    Love the use of colour and the new cannons!
    Im thinking of making a Brainstrom! any ideas?lol
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    :lol  That's one of the reasons I did this.

    Don't hurt me for saying, but for some reason Energon Jetfire came to mind.:lol 

    I know. Though there's plenty of jet bots that could work, so i'd go with the one who looks most like him.
     
  6. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    wow!

    agianst your custom my two are very poor !!! :( 
     
  7. luke4

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    i like it!!
     
  8. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Well done! :thumb 
     
  9. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Nice one! That works well.

    The only thing I might suggest adding is some stuff around the cannon. The turret area is looking a little bare, so maybe a little gunner's cockpit off to one side, that can end up on the arm? That would match his original design nicely. :) 

    zmog
     
  10. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Very nice, SPLIT LIP! I've always wanted to pick this figure up at some point, now you make me REALLY want it. lol

    I've got the original G1 Hardhead (always been a fan of his) and this definitely does it justice and then some. I love the paint job and the head looks great! The colors are spot on as well. Keep up the great work, man!

    Any plans to do more of the Headmasters? Chromedome maybe? ;) 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    you should take a few seconds and squish some apoxie sculpt down into the holes on his forearms that are from removing the rocket launchers. the paint job looks really nice, man.
     
  12. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Ah, but that's where I'm putting his rifle. (the blue one that came with Scattorshot. It's green now, just not dry)

    Thanks!

    That's where I plan to put the gun. (on the right hand side of the vehicle) The slider from the missile launcher maks a great little peice of misc detail, but you may be onto something with that gunners seat idea. (now I just need to find a seat that small)

    No plans, but if I do, it's either Chromdome or Highbrow.
     
  13. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Highbrow could be modded from an Animated Megatron, perhaps... and for some reason, I'm thinking Chromedome might look good from Energon Downshift.

    Nice work on this; the mould really suits him, and the paintjob looks pretty spot on. The only thing I'm not entirely sure about is the cannon - I think personally I'd have used something from a Gundam or possibly Zoids fig, that might have homaged his original cannon a tad more closely.
    Though to be honest, I think the main problem I have with the cannon is that really thin section in the middle that looks like it'll snap in half; is there anyway (like some styrene tubing or something) to help pad it out?

    Otherwise, totally hot. :D 
     
  14. SMOG

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    But you think EVERYONE would look good from Energon Downshift!! :D 

    zmog
     
  15. SPLIT LIP

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    That thin section is going, no worries. As for Gundam/Zoids cannons: I don't collect those, and don't plan to. (Not that I'd even know where to buy them. I haven't seen either in store for years now)
     
  16. autobotx23

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    A plus on that paint job, bro. Slick work.
     
  17. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Oh, no. He'd be crap for Fort Max. :D 
    Not my fault there's so many characters the mould fits... :p 
     
  18. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    LOVE this dude. Hardhead is one of my favorite TF's of all time. Do NOT be surprised when I steal this idea :)  !
     
  19. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I think that reason is because you've seen that done in the Transtopia galleries.
     
  20. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's a beauty man. Nice job!
     

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