Minor/Repaint: Human Alliance: Drift

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  1. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Looks like Prowl made it in time. :thumb 

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    It seemed to more of a myth than mission. For years Prowl had been assigned guardianship of a legendary blade. Said to be crafted from Allspark metal, it was as old as Cybertron itself. Yet this heavy long blade seemed to respond to no one. Using it in combat seemed useless and was better served strapped across Prowl's back as he looked for the one Autobot who could carry it.

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    Megatron's soldiers grew more and more brazen, Courageous almost. If the Autobots were to succeed they need every soldier they could get, especially Drift. Thought to be lost somewhere in Asia, he had supposed crash landed to Earth hundred of years ago, on a recon mission scouting the planet.


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    He had awoke and befriended the populace. Here in the mountains of Japan he could hide his form and learn to combine the ancient art of Metalikatto with Bushido. Yet even Drift knew he was still missing something. That one last part of him never made it to earth with him. Perhaps Prowl can set things right...

    This was originally fellow Radicon Long Hauls idea, before he started painting himself. We were having discussions of future commissions and he mentioned a HA Drift. We went with another project, but this one always stayed with me.

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    The head was built from ROTF Mindwipe/ROTF Leader Megatron/ROTF Ironhide's heads and some loose Gundam bits. The hands are from a 1/100 MG Gundam and the swords were scratch built from styrene with handles from Gundam Seed Blue Astray. Both wakizashis (swords) attach magnetically to his hips as well as to two magnetic points in his hands for all kinds of crazy poses. The hands movable/articulated thumbs, trigger and group forefingers as well. More pics HERE

    Now, where is his other sword.....
     

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  2. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    That's a lot of erm...heads used for one head but i really liked how it turned out. I loved the decals used too!! Do u sell them??
     
  3. Drift

    Drift Banned

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    i love it
     
  4. Long_Haul

    Long_Haul N*ggacon

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    Thats Off the Hook my brother, decals are rocking man. is that a Pearl White? the Color Fits the ALT mode well
     
  5. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Beardy Boyo!

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    Excellent work
     
  6. Shadowbreaker

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    Lovin' the decals! :thumb 
     
  7. Grimlock'N'Load

    Grimlock'N'Load Well-Known Member

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    Exquisite display of skills man that thing is awesome. Nice bio too. The head looks very samuraiesque. Love it
     
  8. Ecchokat

    Ecchokat Ponyologiest for Hire!

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    very very nice custom.
     
  9. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    awesome
     
  10. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    You nailed it man! Good story too :) 
     
  11. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    :bay 

    Awesome work there.
     
  12. justamaze

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    Great job and nice write-up.
     
  13. UltraMagnus2008

    UltraMagnus2008 Autobot

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    I like the back story for him, just not a fan of the head at all, the decals look great, there's some overspray with the white, but the white itself is smooth looking. and I like all the details in bot mode you've added, well done. Cool trcik deleting the rear window too, you almost cant tell it was there.
     
  14. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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    great story man. and superb work as always!
     
  15. Dormamu

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    The best part of this is really the hands, the decals, and the modifications. The overspray is easily fixed, and I really like the Ironhide eyes used, but the mouth could use a little cleanup. I'd be sorely tempted to chrome those blades because the styrene isn't quite what I expected. Overall though, this is a really nice HA sized Drift figure, and definitely what I'd imagine him to be.
     
  16. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    This is a sack full of great work. That bein said, i'm just not feeling this character for this mould.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Another slick and clever custom from you, man. I'm always a fan of your work :thumb 
     
  18. autobotx23

    autobotx23 Banned

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    Yes, I am a whore :thumb . I'll happily sell you the Graphics, Muah-ha-ha-ha!!!

    Thanks. It was your idea, man!

    The head is my fave part! :lol  I think it looks...Drifty! I never have liked the rear windows on HA Sideswipe. My pleasure to nuke them. :thumb 

    Ummm...remember guys, I learned how to bash here at the Radicons. What is overspray?? Plowking never covered that in painting class! I agree that my paint work isn't the star of the show of this figure. I debated on Alsa chroming the rims, but I like my swords beat up and used. Maybe the special one will be shiny....Hmmmm. Thanks for the love, D.
     
  19. darthdevious

    darthdevious Destroyer of Worlds

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    I think yor story really fits with the character.Awsome work!
     
  20. Shinobitron

    Shinobitron Cybertronian Ninja

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    Totally digging this. I like the head the most, cause to me it resembles a Hallows mask!
     

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