Headmaster : Hardhead (2 of 2)

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Classics : Headmaster Hardhead.

    As a kid, I always had a special love for Headmasters. One that I particularly remember well was Hardhead. I wanted to do a more modern revamp of this character. This customs started as an Armada Megatron. I completely rebuilt and replaced the upper legs, allowing much more articulation (rotation above knee, then full hip and knee articulation) I replaced the hands with articulated hands, which also rotate at the wrist. I had to make more space for these hands in the front (shoulder) treads. I heavily modified the turret/top of his alternate mode. Adding guns and a cockpit (Duros does not fit in) This turret rotates.

    For the head (Duros) I combined a Nightstick from Universe Cyclonus with a Safeguard (Vector Prime) Added ball joint articulation to the hips. The Duros photo gallery can be seen here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/sets/72157623299245193

    Once built, I added some battle scars and painted him with some custom blends using House of Kolors lacquers, and Testor model master enamels.

    * Special thanks to fabexmax for the idea of using Armada Megatron for this custom (many moons ago) and Zildjian for the cast hands, they rock!

    Hardhead stands approximately 11 inches tall. Duros stands approximately 1.75 inches tall.

    Later this week, I will be adding some really cool "extras" to this custom, to really "complete" his role as a Headmaster.

    The full gallery of large photos can be seen here : Headmaster : Hardhead - a set on Flickr


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    Bonus Item Number One :
    - Shoulder Cannon
    Removable shoulder cannon clips onto Hardhead's shoulder. It also fits on top of his turret OR on a tread in alternate mode.
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    Bonus Item Number Two :
    - Chest Headmaster Tech Specs
    Clip-in stats for Hardhead's speed, strength and intellegence.
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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2010
  2. catch22

    catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's really cool!
     
  3. Zildjian

    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    Jeez... that is just sick. The facial expression is just insane.
     
  4. hXcpunk23

    hXcpunk23 The Chaos Bringer

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    Nice work, Mike. That sucker does work pretty well for Hardhead and Duros looks great (Nightstick looks much better with the articulation and new legs).

    You should have waited a bit longer and entered it in our contest and joined in on the fun.
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    I know. I goofed up, I realized the contest was so near AFTER I posted duros up and WJ told me :( 
     
  6. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    oooh, very tasty piece! especially the mods to the thighs :D  does duros ride on the tank as well?
     
  7. SonOfNemesis

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    This one is crazy sick man! In my opinion, one of your best, color-wise. I LOVE IT!!
     
  8. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    HOLY CRAP!! Dude, that is just awesome. Duros looks cool and how you manage to use the Armada Megatron to do this is simply amazing. WOW!
     
  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    great looking hardhead!
     
  10. IsThatOne

    IsThatOne Spark Rebirther Core

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    Dude... He just looks so... ANGRY!

    That turret actually makes a lot of sense! He has very nice lines you punctuated!
     
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    Spot on!
     
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    OMG that is totally friggin awesome dude.
     
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    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    Finally this crap-tacular mold has a use... :lol 

    Sweet-ass job FR! :thumb  Some decent legs + that little dude & all finished off with a slick paintjob = one bad-ass Hardhead! Luv it! :D 
     
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    That is gorgeous. :bay 
     
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    Great mold use, I now wonder if any other armada molds could be turned into something useful?
     
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    mrfang2 leader of team rejects

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    in,friken,sane
     
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    My god , u r god of creation ,what i see is another great pieces from u again .
    Very consistence n fast in your work.I'm going full gear at your speed now,to chase after u lol ;) 
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    hardhead turned out perfect, love it
     
  19. coinilius

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    That looks exceptional - a great update to Hardhead!
     
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    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    very nice piece mike. great updates all around.
     
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