Repro/Sticker: Herbie, Autoscout

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  1. nonmetal

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    Lots have folks have done this custom, so it is not a first. I picked up a cheap but high quality KO white Bumblebee on Ebay. I don't like waterslide decals so I grabbed a Google image of a Herbie decal sheet and then scaled it for the figure. I took the image to a local printer and had it printed on white vinyl. I handcut the stickers. I liked how they had a G1 sticker feel. The headlights and taillights are from a Reprolabel upgrade set. Eyes from some left over sticker sheets. This figure feels very nostalgic for me because when I was a kid I thought Herbie was a Transformer that got lost, or ran away, or didn't want to fight. I left the rub symbol instead of an Autobot logo so that it was hidden as a sunroof and so that it better matched Herbie who did not have one.

    Autoscout

    tekering designed the graphic as posted on this thread:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...tf-pics-thread-2013-rules-first-post-105.html
    I wanted the sticker metallic like the G1 cassettes so I printed it on clear sticker paper and adhered it to brushed metal vinyl. To prevent wear I put clear tape over the top of the sticker. I cut it out and stuck it on Autoscout.
    Decepticon sticker is a Reprolabel.
    Thanks to you fellow Radicon tekering!!!!!

    and thanks for looking - nonmetal
     

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  2. doomtron

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    Awesome :)  you should do a beater version to go with it . Herbie was always getting banged up and dirty
     
  3. nonmetal

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    Haha thanks doomtron. A battle damaged one would be good. Maybe he could roll with the surliest of the Junkions.

    I revised the back to include a number logo like the real Herbie. Forgot he had one on the back.
     

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  4. hellbred

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    nice
     
  5. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    now this is a miniature package of awesomeness!!
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Nice! It would be even cooler on the Masterpiece version.
     
  8. Magnus1701

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  9. POSSESSED_DIGIT

    POSSESSED_DIGIT WE ARE NUBBY THUMB!!

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    I'm sure the knockoff companies are already working on it...
     
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  11. badasp

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    Cool!
     
  12. Automaster

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    I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Vdubs and it's because of Herbie and Bumblebee!!
     
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    OMG this is great!
     
  14. LeakinLubricant

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    Me too.

    Yep love Beetles for this reason also, lots of happy memories.
     
  15. j.a.f.o.

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    I was obsessed with Herbie when I was 3 years old.

    This is absolutely fantastic.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

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    Oh yeah he's fully loaded.
     
  17. buckizzled

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    Its cute ya
     
  18. Primon4723

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    I love the Herbie transformer! :D 
     

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