Minor/Repaint: Hoist, Trailbreaker, Ratchet, Prowl, Wheeljack: Commissions and WIPs

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  1. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Hey all! The first of a few threads that I am posting today! These were all commissions that I did for Rick Coronel. Rick likes things very G1, so I tried to do as many nods to the original characters as possible.
    Hoist was basically a duplicate of my custom that I did about a year and a half ago. The tow rig ended up better than the original, and I made a mold and casting for the head and scanner:
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    Trailbreaker had parts cast for him as well. The 2 missiles on his shoulder as well as the scanner. Rick really wanted the camper part, so I built up an old truck canopy to fit. It just posts onto the Alt mode. Leg Extension mod was done for him as well:
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    I really liked the way the Ratchet turned out. Rick provided the head. Nothing really earth shattering with him, but the end result id nice:
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    Prowl is where Rick wanted to deviate from G1 a bit. He wanted a real Highway Patrol feel to him, so I scratchbuilt a pusher bar, and used some Reprolabels, and other decals to give him a new look. The rims were painted silver before I sent him off, but these pics were taken before that.
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    Wheeljack was a challenge. Rick really wanted the G1 look and feel to him, so I had to find a way to keep the hood attached to the legs, as well as constructing his trademark wings, casting a head, and making a shoulder launcher. I really like how he turned out, and the viper mode really looks nice in Wheeljacks color scheme:
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    This picture was taken before I split the hood, but I was able to get a nice straight and clean break with a razor saw:
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    This is the only full body shot that I have as a pic, but it shows the leg mod a little better:
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    Let me know what you all think!
    More to come!
    -SB
     

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  2. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those are bloody amazing. Every one of them.

    I particularly like Wheeljack... I always thought the Viper mold was well-suited to him, but never imagined it would look THAT good.
     
  3. Lucs

    Lucs This Guy!

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    Dang those are all super sweet. I love the Wheeljack leg mod. Was it hard to pull off? I like WJ paint design too.

    I really like the way Prowl is painted. Very realistic looking and it works well with the Ricochet mold.

    Everytime I see a Ratchet as a Scion I wish I had the guts to paint a whole Alt White, but I'll stick with my easy KO white jeep version.

    Oh and have you located pics of that Arcee head we talked about?
     
  4. Ptitvite

    Ptitvite Construction worker

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    Damn! That makes me like the alternators line!
     
  5. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    wow i those are sweet...i wish i had gotten more into the alt line than i did
     
  6. StarFire_MK2

    StarFire_MK2 'Till All are One! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm in awe...your attention to detail is superb, SB. I love the dirt in the back of Hoist's doors..the grapple...everything! I've never seen a Wheeljack out of the Viper molds--it works so well; I expect we'll see more of those crop up soon. Simply amazing work dude.

    Me too. I've never cared for that mold at all, but SB makes it look good as Ratchet.
     
  7. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    amazing stuff man!
     
  8. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    group shot please?:p 
     
  9. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Thanks all! I will have more very soon!

    Check out the "head thread" I just started. She is posted with Cyclonus. I am looking for a painted pic of her though, since you can't really see the details in the straight cast.
     
  10. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    That is the best Trailbreaker I have ever seen, the Wheeljack is great as well.
     
  11. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    HOT DAMN!!!!!!!! These customs are AWESOME!!! I don't know which one I like more. I like it that Hoist and Trailbreaker have different wheels, that Wheeljack is 10 times better than original alt. Wheeljack, Prowl is awesome in his Policia paint job.

    Just awesome. I'm saving this whole thread on my comp.
     
  12. Sculpt-bot

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    Here ya go!
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    Wheeljack was still in progress when I sent off the first four!
    Here is one more! He is a work in progress, and will get his own thread once done. He WILL have a third mode. :) 
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    Thanks again guys!
     
  13. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    freakin sweet. nice work!
     
  14. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Awesome, bro!
     
  15. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    They are all gorgeous, man! Great work!
     
  16. SonRay

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    Simply stunning! And what do you mean nothing earth shattering about ratchet?! Thats the best alt ratchet i have ever seen!
     
  17. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    i wish i could paint like that. simply beautiful. wow.
     
  18. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    So...obligatory question: how much for a Ratchet with your head (nothing against Valkfan's incredible work, but I just saw yours in your Head Thread!!), a Wheeljack sans wings/launcher, and a red Scion with grey bot parts, sans head (gee, I wonder who that could be)?
     
  19. Rick_Coronel

    Rick_Coronel Owner of many customs

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    The favorites from my Alternator collection. Definitely can't wait for my Wheeljack and the others.
     
  20. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Man, SB...you have been busy!!

    All of them are flat out amazing.....the tow rig for Hoist, the camper top for TB, the deco for Prowl, the total package of WJ, the paint on Ratchet...flat out amazing bud :thumb 

    And a third mode for Springer?!.....I cant wait to see this!!

    Rick, your collection has awesome all over it :D 
     

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